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  • 'Pillowcase rapist' released to home near Palmdale; residents protest

    Convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart was discharged Wednesday from a state mental health hospital to his new home in Lake Los Angeles, officials said. Hubbart, 63, arrived in the afternoon to the home in the 20300 block of East Avenue R,...
  • Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success

    Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making. It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
  • Our unwanted 'deserts'

    Convenient access to fresh fruit and vegetables certainly isn't right, but it shouldn't be a luxury either. The health effects of a diet absent these ingredients are abysmal, and places considered "food deserts" report high rates of obesity,...
  • Seminole Health Dept. ends 30 years of pediatric care

    Seminole Health Dept. ends 30 years of pediatric care
    After 30 years of providing pediatric services to the community, the Seminole County health department will stop providing those services as of Aug. 1, health officials announced. The officials cited budgetary shortfalls as well as an abundance of...
  • Serial rapist's search for housing underscores challenges of release

     Serial rapist's search for housing underscores challenges of release
    Ending a 13-month ordeal to reintroduce him to society, a man who admitted sexually assaulting more than 40 women over about 12 years is scheduled to move this month into a small, white house in the blustery desert east of Palmdale. On a dirt road...
  • San Francisco is likely to approve Laura's Law mental health program

    San Francisco is likely to approve Laura's Law mental health program
    Family members of those who have suffered multiple mental health crises and refuse help or fail to stick with it are begging for a Laura's Law program — which could court-order the intractably ill into outpatient treatment. Police officers and...
  • Newport News city officials consider new food truck rules

    Newport News city officials consider new food truck rules
    The city is proposing new regulations -- and a new fee -- for food trucks and street vendors, aiming to end the practice of people parking their trucks for long periods to make sure they don't lose their usual spot. City officials also want to crack...
  • Hookah use (harmful but seen as trendy) increasing among U.S. teens, study says

    Hookah use (harmful but seen as trendy) increasing among U.S. teens,  study says
    Hookah use is increasing among U.S. teens, an "alarming" trend given the health problems associated with smoking the water pipes, according to a study released this week. The study found 18 percent of high school students reported they'd used a hookah...
  • Nixon informed of Eagleton woes in 1967, Buchanan writes

    WASHINGTON Pat Buchanan's new book about Richard Nixon's 1968 comeback is replete with St. Louis references, including the revelation that Nixon was told of former Sen. Thomas Eagleton's mental health treatments five years before their disclosure forced...
  • Newport News city officials consider new street vendor rules

    Newport News city officials consider new street vendor rules
    NEWPORT NEWS — The city is proposing new regulations — and a new fee — for food trucks and street vendors, aiming to end the practice of people parking their trucks for long periods to make sure they don't lose their usual spot. City...
  • Scott Poland: Focus on mental health of our students

    "If we do not make changes, then our past will determine our future and we will continue to have school shootings." This statement was a part of my first testimony before Congress in March 1999 shortly before the massacre at Columbine High School. My...