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  • Jerry Stahl gets toxic for 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills'

     Jerry Stahl gets toxic for 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills'
    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...
  • Catching Up With . . . Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz

    Catching Up With . . .  Former Colts linebacker Dennis Gaubatz
    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...
  • Simsbury Facing 'Big' Problem: The Office Complex Left Behind

    Simsbury Facing 'Big' Problem: The Office Complex Left Behind
    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...
  • Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him

    Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him
    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...
  • Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress

    Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress
    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....
  • For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court

    For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
  • Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88

     Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88
    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...
  • Ron Kaye: Welcome to the China Century

    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...
  • Rubbermaid, Sharpie maker to cut 2,000 jobs, restructure

    Rubbermaid, Sharpie maker to cut 2,000 jobs, restructure
    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. The cuts...
  • Briefly In News

    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...
  • Caltech student wins $25K grant for 'green' refrigerator

    Caltech student wins $25K grant for 'green' refrigerator
    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...