| Aug 12, 2012
SAN DIEGO — If there is a more profound and costly failure than the war on drugs, it hasn't come to my attention.
In Mexico, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since 2006, as drug cartels wage bloody battles...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:44 PM
There's a $200-million hotel on the drawing board for downtown Los Angeles, so tourists from around the globe can kick up their heels at LA Live.
And a few miles away on downtown's skid row, there's a TB outbreak brewing in a stew of Third World-style...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
| Dec 16, 2012
In 2009, when I was trying to figure out why gun sales were so brisk, I visited a couple of gun shops in Riverside and Corona.
Back then, part of the reason people were arming themselves, they told me, was that President Obama had recently taken office,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I choked up repeatedly while watching and reading the stories about the slaughter of the innocents in Newtown, Conn., and, throughout the mournful weekend, I pondered the question raised by everyone from stricken parents to mayors and senators on the news...
| Dec 18, 2012
It's four days in and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around what happened inside that elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last week.
Like people all over the country, I spent much of the weekend glued to the news on TV, absorbing each painful...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
On Sunday, Charlotte Allen, who describes herself as a conservative somewhere to the right of Pedro the Cruel, and Diana Wagman, a pacifist, vegetarian, Prius-driving, NPR-listening liberal, explained in separate Opinion articles why they have trouble...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Police take Kony 2012’s Jason Russell to mental hospital...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:34 AM
The wife of Invisible Children filmmaker Jason Russell issued a statement Friday night saying, "Yes, he did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration." Russell, 33, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon by San Diego...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:36 PM
California workplace safety officials have issued nearly $100,000 in fines against San Bernardino’s Patton State Hospital and the Central Coast’s Atascadero State Hospital, alleging in part that the state psychiatric facilities have failed...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
An Orange County teen who suffers from severe mental illness has been missing since his release from jail last week, and his family is now appealing for help finding him. Matt Hoff, 18, was released at 4 a.m. Friday; and......