| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
By one admittedly imperfect measure, Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in baseball history.
Hamilton got a record 11 million votes in All-Star balloting last year. No one has attracted so many votes — not Ken Griffey Jr., not Albert Pujols,...
| Apr 27, 2013
Three decades ago, an east Texas singer named George Jones took on an impossibly melodramatic, shamelessly sentimental song about a man who desperately clutched at lost love until his dying breath.
His 1980 recording of "He Stopped Loving Her Today"...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Mark Sanchez, former USC star and embattled New York Jets quarterback, is back in the news with a new video surfacing of him dancing in his home with his backside exposed.
Yes, the former Rose Bowl MVP and Orange County superstar who is infamously known...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Available on VOD beginning Thursday
Drew DeNicola's documentary tries to explain how a Memphis rock 'n' roll band that toiled in obscurity in the early 1970s went on to become so beloved and influential. DeNicola has a...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:31 PM
A man convicted of murder in the killing of an off-duty Huntington Beach police officer while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs was denied parole last week.
The Board of Parole Hearings denied Richard Gonzales, 63, a three-year parole...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller.
Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:20 PM
It doesn't take stacks of research to demonstrate that medicating painful feelings with alcohol or drugs is a dangerous and ultimately futile strategy (although those studies do exist). But the relationship between emotional difficulties and alcohol...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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Michael Jackson’s family tried over and over to talk with the pop singer about his drug abuse and attempted one intervention at his Neverland retreat, a Los Angeles police detective who...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:16 PM
These are heady days for the online on-demand entertainment service Netflix. The company’s stock recently surged 22% after a strong earnings report and news that it signed up 2 million new subscribers in the first quarter of the year. The company&...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:23 PM
A woman stabbed to death trying to flee her husband in a quiet suburban neighborhood gave chilling accounts of harassment, threats and her fears, according to documents filed in her divorce case.
Michelle Ann Kane, 43, in April was granted a partial...