| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:43 PM
SACRAMENTO — Following through on a deal struck with legislative leaders, Gov. Jerry Brown told federal judges Monday that he is prepared to spends hundreds of millions of dollars moving inmates out of crowded prisons — but would rather use...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen."
Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:33 AM
It's been five years since Zac Efron graduated from the "High School Musical" franchise, the guileless film series that established the young star as a mom-approved heartthrob.
Yet even with his Disney Channel days in the rear-view mirror, the actor has...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Adopted adolescents are at higher risk of attempting suicide, according to a recently released study published in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
However, University of Minnesota research psychologist Margaret Keyes...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to halt a controversial plan to send county jail inmates to a facility in Kern County after a board member who had originally supported the contract changed her mind.
The supervisors voted last month to...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:36 PM
The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction.
It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to a contract that officials say will ensure that the most serious county jail inmates serve their full terms.
The $75-million, five-year agreement with the Taft Community Correctional Facility run by the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown remained mum about the latest twist in the California prison saga, as a federal court ruled on Tuesday that the state cannot solve its overcrowding problem by sending thousands of state inmates outside of California.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological diagnoses end up living in the streets because they're too disabled to seek help, advocates have long argued.
The answer, they say, is permanent supportive housing, with medical,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander for the season, and safety Rashad Johnson has lost the tip of a finger.
Acho broke a leg and Alexander sustained a season-ending foot injury in Arizona's 31-7...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:22 AM
If you are trying to cut down on the amount of wine you drink, choose a narrow glass, the experts say. And in this case, the experts are researchers, not bartenders.
Drinking from a wide glass or pouring the wine while you hold the glass both might...