| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A Los Angeles County coroner's report shows Michael Jackson was fairly healthy before he died of an overdose, although his arms were covered with punctures and his face and neck were scarred, the Associated Press reported today. He weighed 136......
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Like most viewers, I had my doubts as to whether a 'healed' House would be as entertaining as the old House. After all, his misery was what made him so fun to watch. Luckily, House's stint in the mental institution......
| Aug 26, 2009
Santa Monica Pier juts out into the Pacific like Jay Leno's jaw, a defiant, whimsical and improbable landing pad. Just 100 feet below, sharks are at play, scarfing the occasional hot dog and Coke cup that plop into their Sunday soup. Up on deck, L.A. is...
| Aug 8, 2009
Dr. Antonio De la Cruz, a renowned neurotologist at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles who performed cochlear implant surgery on conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, has died. He was 65.
De la Cruz, who also was the director of education...
| Jul 31, 2009
The heroin fumes rose, gray and twisting, into the nostrils of Mohammed Jawad Rezaie.
He inhaled and relaxed. For a few moments, Rezaie stopped scratching at his lice-infested groin. He lost interest in the blackened, rotting toes of his left foot, which...
| Jun 7, 2009
The boys had made no effort to hide the shotgun, so it was found, loaded, right where they'd left it, on the top bunk in their bedroom, next to a pile of clothes and two school books, "Decimals" and "The Language of Literature."
The LAPD had pulled up to...
| Apr 12, 2009
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis may have been a fashion icon in those perfect sleeveless sheath dresses, oversized sunglasses and triple-strand pearls, but she had nothing on her cousin Edie Bouvier Beale. The improvisational way Beale could tie a scarf --...
| Sep 14, 2009
At the Dillard's counter in Oklahoma City, Vicki Behenna was buying a beachy canvas purse for summer when her oldest son called from Iraq.
"Hey Mike, how are you doing?" she asked. She was relieved to hear his voice, but quickly sensed the strain...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...
| May 30, 2009
I am laying one finger on the Kentucky Derby trophy. It is small, smaller and far less flashy than a lot of the other trophies on Laffit Pincay Jr.'s shelves -- much less gaudy than any of my parents' bowling trophies. It doesn't need to be flashy: Hello,...
| Apr 6, 2009
When the nurses wheeled Ana Rodarte into the operating room at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, she was already dopey from the sedative she'd been given in pre-op.
A heart monitor began to capture her drowsy rhythms. The anesthesiologist covered...