When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed."
The graphic details of Robin Williams' suicide were shocking when a Marin County coroner revealed them Wednesday. But on Thursday came an equally startling revelation: Williams was suffering from Parkinson?s disease at the time of his death.
The daughter of the late actor Robin Williams is taking a break from social media after she says she was hounded by "cruel and unnecessary" comments from the public on her profiles.
"Aladdin" -- the Broadway musical -- paid tribute to Robin Williams on Tuesday night with an audience singalong of "Friend Like Me" led by actor James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the role of the genie in the Disney stage production in New York.
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5-million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A.
Acknowledging that law enforcement alone had failed to end homelessness on skid row, officials launched a city-county initiative Tuesday to bring social services and enhanced cleanups to the 50-block downtown Los Angeles district. "The seriousness of the situation makes this much more than a police issue," Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said at a City Hall news conference. Starting this week, city and county agencies will go into the streets to offer health and housing services to the estimated 1,700 people living in tents and cardboard boxes in the most concentrated homeless enclave in the nation. The initiative builds on the city's $3.7-million Operation...