| Oct 17, 2013
Re "The mentally ill in our jails," Editorial, Oct. 15
Los Angeles County can easily reduce its jail population by implementing Laura's Law and discharging eligible mentally ill inmates to assisted outpatient treatment. Laura's Law provides mandatory...
| Oct 31, 2013
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland.
This disorder, identified...
| Nov 2, 2013
Malcolm Gladwell's new book, "David and Goliath," arrogantly assumes that modern readers understand the data in the Bible better than those who provided it, and insupportably attributes the biblical giant Goliath's defeat to a medical disorder, wrote Joel...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines for marketing drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor for uses they weren't approved for, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.
The settlement, one the largest...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:15 PM
In an effort to placate angry (and shortsighted) Americans, President Obama announced Thursday that they could keep their substandard health insurance plans for another year so long as insurers were still willing to offer them. Never mind that these...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Here's something you don't see every day: the Los Angeles Times editorial board parting company with President Obama on Obamacare.
OK, so I'm exaggerating. The Times' board criticized several aspects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The trial of two Fullerton police officers accused in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas is set to get underway Monday.
Former Fullerton officer Manuel Ramos, 39, is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Former Cpl. Jay...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:22 AM
What started as a routine encounter between a homeless man and Fullerton police officers escalated so quickly that within 30 minutes man was sprawled in the streets in “a pool of his own blood, unconscious and dying,” Orange County’s...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 PM
In the kicky documentary "Bettie Page Reveals All," the 1950s cult pin-up gal with the trademark bangs is called "the first icon of her nature," "an extraordinary creature" and a "revolutionary." But according to Page herself, who was captured in an...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers.
The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...