| Sep 6, 2012
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?"
"Absolutely nothing," she replied.
The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Araceli Magdalena Rodriguez remembers precisely when her son first said he wanted to be a policeman. She went to the market one day in their community near Puebla, Mexico, when he was 4 years old and returned home empty-handed after a pickpocket stole her...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Appearing on a late-night talk show, Fred Willard called his recent lewd conduct arrest in a Hollywood adult movie theater “an embarassment” but said he did "nothing wrong."...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Backers of a measure that would reduce possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine from a felony to a misdemeanor released a survey that indicated up to 70% of likely voters statewide support the change....
| May 11, 2012
| 9:35 PM
L.A. Youth teen newspaper, which nearly had to close its doors because of dwindling financial support, has raised more than $150,000 in recent weeks, averting closure for at least the next few months....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:42 AM
After complaints about drug use and noise, Insomniac Inc., a Los Angeles rave company, is moving its Beyond Wonderland rave out from its longtime home in San Bernardino, but some neighbors of the new venue were angry about the change....
| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...