| May 22, 2011
The North Facility of Pitchess Detention Center was once home to some 1,600 men. Now it holds just two.
The lucky pair can choose from any of a hundred open beds for a nap. There's never a line to use the jailhouse pay phones. And come meal time, there's...
| Mar 20, 2011
Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
| Jan 23, 2011
| 10:18 PM
Jack LaLanne, the seemingly eternal master of health and fitness who first popularized the idea that Americans should work out and eat right to retain youthfulness and vigor, died Sunday. He was 96.
LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at...
| Mar 24, 2011
Every morning, children at hundreds of Los Angeles schools start their day hungry, making it tough to learn much or to get through the morning without a trip to the nurse with headaches or belly pains. That doesn't happen at Rosencrans Elementary School...
| Jul 29, 2010
On an overcast Saturday morning, Christopher Nyerges — the head of Eagle Rock's School of Self-Reliance — gingerly skirts a feral clump of bright green weeds.
"Always watch where you're stepping 'cause you might be stepping on our lunch,"...
| Feb 3, 2011
While craft beer fans hedge their bets on whether Sunday's Super Bowl play-by-play is more suited to hopped-up IPAs or intensely flavored stouts, Greg Koch will be deliberating over a lot more than what to sip on game day. In the coming weeks, the co-...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 10:55 AM
In real life, good things happen to bad people, but Carl Hiaasen, an Old Testament moralist disguised as a comedian, arranges things differently in his novels. Retribution, hilarious but often gruesome, hounds the vacuous celebrities, crooked pols and...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:28 PM
The makers of the miracle toxin that erases frown lines by paralyzing facial muscles won the Food and Drug Administration's blessing on Friday to market Botox for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. The FDA's decision expands the potential...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Cruise ship illnesses: More than 200 passengers and crew members aboard two Princess cruise ships have been felled by gastrointestinal illness....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:35 AM
She attempted the booty shake, but in the end she just got booted. In somewhat of a “Dancing With the Stars” surprise, it was not the low-scorer from Monday night’s performance show who was released from this very sparkly constellation.....