| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said his office is moving to shut down 38 medical marijuana dispensaries operating outside the requirements of a voter-approved May ballot measure intended to reduce their number.
An additional 42 dispensaries have...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:52 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed prosecutors to charge possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs as a misdemeanor rather than a felony.
Brown said the bill, which was opposed by law...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.”
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The city attorney is suing to force a medical marijuana dispensary to close, a sign of a changed policy since the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner.
Soon after taking office, Filner had called for the city attorney to stop taking...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Eight men with ties to a Mexican drug ring were arrested after authorities in the Central Valley discovered a drug den filled with more than $1 million in processed marijuana, authorities said.
A narcotics team served a search warrant to residents...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The minute I saw Monte, I knew something was terribly wrong.
My year-old Havanese normally jumps up when he hears any of us come home — deliriously happy, his body shaking, tail wagging. But on this Saturday morning, he didn't even look up. He was...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:00 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Acting Mayor Todd Gloria has reversed a hands-off order by ex-Mayor Bob Filner involving medical marijuana dispensaries.
Just days after taking office, Filner ordered code compliance officers and police officers to stop issuing citations to...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Michael Hastings, the high-profile journalist who died in a fiery crash June 18 in Los Angeles, considered himself to be “invincible” and believed he could “jump from a balcony and would be OK,” according to a coroner’s...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings’ family was about to stage an intervention to try to get the reporter into “detox” on the same day his Mercedes burst into flames after hitting a tree, Los Angeles coroner’s officials said Tuesday....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday....