| Dec 17, 2012
If there are constants in the world of the Los Angeles Dependency Court, they are haste and confusion. Reports swirl through the building, hauled around on carts stacked high with papers. Lawyers scramble for translators, rifle through documents, dash...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:52 AM
A judge has temporarily suspended the trial of a man accused of killing seven people in a shooting rampage at an Oakland vocational school, ruling the suspect is mentally unfit. Judge Carrie Panetta of Alameda County Superior Court made her......
| Jan 19, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Compton man arrested on suspicion of arson...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Cocaine intoxication was a “major factor” in the death of Alesia Thomas, a woman who died shortly after she was forcibly taken into custody by several LAPD officers, according to the findings of an autopsy by the Los Angeles County......
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:42 PM
An appeals court denied a last-ditch attempt by one of two former Fullerton police officers accused in the death of Kelly Thomas to prevent the case going to trial. Former Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos is charged with second-degree murder......
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It's been a rough week. A few days ago, at UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 6-year-old Jani toppled a food cart and was confined to her room. She slammed her head against the floor, opening a bloody cut that sent her into hysterics. Later, she...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:45 AM
NEW YORK — Oliver Sacks never meant to be part of the story. Indeed, much of his new book, "Hallucinations," (Alfred A. Knopf: 326 pp., $26.95), which mixes case studies, analysis and personal observation, had already been written when, in March...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:16 PM
In a part homecoming and part farewell, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is expected to return to the House chamber for President Obama's State of the Union speech as she bows out of public life to focus on her recovery.
The Arizona Democrat has left an indelible...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Jun 18, 2011
"Wanna buy a song for a dime?" For many startled UCLA students and Sunset Strip sightseers in the 1960s, that was the way Larry "Wild Man" Fischer introduced himself.
Anyone who took him up on his offer was rewarded with a brief, bellowing burst of...