| Sep 5, 2013
The California Science Center gave final approval Wednesday to a deal that grants USC control over the publicly owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of its revenue for the next century.
With no debate, the lease agreement passed on a voice...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Amanda Bynes has been using drugs, is consumed by paranoia and has spent $1.2 million in just a few months, the actress' parents said in court papers filed this week to take over their daughter's legal affairs.
Bynes' parents said they were "deeply...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Need help with your food or alcohol issues? Here are a few ideas about getting help:
Alcoholics Anonymous, Central Office in Los Angeles: (323) 936-4343, http://www.lacoaa.org
Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Hotline in Los Angeles: (323) 653-7499, http:/...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:34 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The leader of the California Senate on Wednesday said the Legislature would pay to house inmates out-of-state to comply with a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding only if more money was set aside for inmate mental health and...
| Aug 7, 2013
Re "Baseball bans 13 for drug abuse," Aug. 6
We've witnessed a significant change to the game of baseball through the use of steroids and other performance-
enhancing drugs. Batting records have been eclipsed. The game has been barely recognizable...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Her husband had been emotionally unraveling for months; paranoid, delusional, his mind hijacked by stubborn mental illness and dangerous drugs.
So when Erik Lamberg left his family in Hermosa Beach and set out for Oregon — to get sober, he said...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A death row inmate in Ohio who was scheduled to be executed in three days was found hanged in his cell early Sunday, officials said.
Authorities found the body of Billy Slagle, 44, at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution south of Columbus about 5 a....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:12 PM
In the New Criterion this week, Bruce Bawer recycles the classic conservative screed against the Beats by way of lamenting the publication of Jack Kerouac’s collected poetry by the Library of America. It’s an odd piece, not least because...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
A Riverside County man who strangled his girlfriend and then used her credit card to buy himself a milkshake has been sentenced to at least 56 years in prison.
In handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Mark Mandio cited the callousness that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:48 PM
There’s been vast attention and concern about bullying, and now comes another reason to make sure it doesn’t happen: People who were bullied throughout childhood and adolescence were significantly more likely to end up in prison than people...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Los Angeles County officials said the Supreme Court’s refusal to block an order for the release of state prison inmates will endanger the community and stretch already strained services.
“It is inevitable that public safety will be adversely...