| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:35 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two decades, Leland Yee climbed the political ladder in San Francisco.
A child psychologist turned politician, Yee straddled opposing camps in the city's bare-knuckled political fights, appealing to both right and...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder.
Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:07 AM
When "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond stood in a Chicago federal courtroom seven years ago and explained that his cybercrimes were altruistic acts of civil disobedience, he was cut a break by a judge who chalked it up to youthful folly.
Not this time.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Jerry Stahl believes it's impossible to shock an audience anymore, but in his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills" (Harper Perennial, $14.99 pp.), he comes close.
His main character, Lloyd, falls in love with a murderous woman named Nora who wants to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The letters keep coming, sometimes 20 a month asking for Dennis Gaubatz's autograph. Sometimes it's a football card that the old Colt receives. More often, it's the cover of one of the three national magazines on which Gaubatz appeared in his five years...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
From the landmark Heublein Tower, the scenic view of Simsbury shows most properties as specks on the landscape — with the exception of one: the sprawling suburban campus of The Hartford Financial Services Group.
Even from a distance there is no...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s.
He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Newell Rubbermaid Inc., which makes its eponymous containers and Sharpie markers, said it will trim its workforce by more than 10%, shake up its executive leadership and rework its organizational structure to help streamline the company.
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The prototype for a solar-powered refrigerator that could ease the burdens of farmers from Pasadena to Punjab has earned a $25,000 grant for a Caltech aeronautics student and his colleagues.
Three years ago, Prakhar Mehrotra was on a foreign exchange...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Blood drives need donors
The Red Cross is hosting two blood drives July 18, according to a press release.
The first takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Hospital Laguna, 31872 Coast Hwy., in the auditorium on the basement level. Parking is...