| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating draft legislation to meet a federal court order to reduce prison crowding, prompting legislative leaders, as promised, to urge the governor instead to fight the court order.
"Given what we have accomplished ......
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
At the same time people involved in rehearsals for Michael Jackson’s London concerts were saying he needed therapy, his business manager was asking the concert promoter for a $1 million advance for the cash-strapped singer and the chief executive of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:43 PM
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A homeless man accused of killing a woman visiting one of Hollywood’s most famous tourist destinations was well known to authorities.
Over the last eight years, Dustin James...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The gunman accused of killing four people in a Santa Monica shooting rampage Friday was apparently angry over his parents' divorce and had some mental health issues in the past, a law enforcement source told The Times.
The suspect was identified by five...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Inmates are shuffled through a prison psychiatric ward without adequate care or attention, leading to two deaths, including the water-intoxication of a mentally ill man who previously nearly drank himself to death, lawyers for California prisoners told...
| Apr 3, 2013
The Los Angeles County jail system is, in a way, two systems. There's the one Sheriff Lee Baca says he yearns for, a place where you do your time but also get help, a place enriched with educational and mental health programs. And there's the one under...
| Mar 27, 2013
Soldier, Megan P. Tatu has your back. And just about anything else you might need. The two-star Army Reserve general has just taken charge of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, the modern iteration of an Army logistics branch that is a year older...
| Jan 16, 2013
It's a tidy coincidence that Jackie Lacey, newly elected as Los Angeles County's first female and first African American district attorney, is a graduate of the city's Susan Miller Dorsey High School, named for L.A.'s first female schools superintendent....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 12:52 PM
President Obama's proposal to expand mental health programs in response to the Newtown, Conn., massacre is a good start but much more should be done, according to California state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg....
| Dec 18, 2012
On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times…. And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Los Angeles Police Department personnel who were protecting fellow officers allegedly threatened by Christopher Jordan Dorner are being sent back to their normal duties, Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday afternoon....