| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The growing popularity of marijuana has propelled a rise in drug use among Americans, including those in their 50s and 60s, a recently released national survey shows.
Marijuana remains the most common drug, and it increased in popularity from 2007 to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:49 PM
As if parents aren’t worried enough about what their teenagers are doing on Saturday nights, a new study reveals that binge drinking is common among high school seniors, with some knocking back 15 or more alcoholic drinks in a row.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith...
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| Sep 17, 2013
Re "Taking aim at drug abuse," Sept. 16
Like virtually all other measures in California and across the nation that address the prescription drug crisis, the drug monitoring system called for in SB 809 focuses entirely on the supply side of the equation....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The latest poll on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's job performance makes one wonder what the crack-smoking, foul-mouthed, short-fused leader of Canada's biggest city would have to do to turn off voters.
Ford's popularity has hardly been dented by his...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Joe Jonas smoked pot with Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato when he was 17 or 18. He got caught drinking around the same time, 16 or 17. And a while after taking off that well-documented purity ring, he lost his virginity at age 20.
Those are just some of the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
In all the commotion about a Miami-area police force's allegedly mindless harassment of workers and patrons of a convenience store, one aspect that may have been overlooked is how the cops' behavior was fostered by a "zero tolerance" program.
| Dec 4, 2013
Come New Year's Day, in Washington state and Colorado, marijuana will be legit, courtesy of two ballot initiatives. How do you create a legal business out of an illegal one? After 13 years of Prohibition, the country at least had an earlier legal liquor...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Los Angeles County social workers took to the picket lines on Thursday, the first county strike in more than a decade and a sharp escalation of a labor dispute between the county and its biggest employee union.
The strike, which may include up to 3,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Filmmaker Josh Waller spent the better part of the last decade trying to get his crime thriller "McCanick" made. Over the years, its budget shrunk from $10 million to less than $500,000. Actors fell off the project. The film's location shifted from New...