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  • "13 Fear is Real." Hmmmmm

     
    Fear is real, real, REAL - I tell you. Really real, whenever I look at my checking account. But I'm wondering whether the CW's "13 Fear is Real" is real scary or real bad? (Bows tonight, at 8) I......
  • Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row

    Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row
    Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in...
  • Friends, relatives of suicide victims are bound in grief

    Hope was the theme of the day, but unremitting pain was the backdrop when friends and family members of suicide victims gathered in a Culver City park on Saturday for their annual summer potluck. "Survivors After Suicide" they call themselves. It's a...
  • It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way

    It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way
    If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you. The county jail. On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
  • Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting

    Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting
    Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back. "I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
  • A Corner Where L.A. Hits Rock Bottom

    A Corner Where L.A. Hits Rock Bottom
    A few hours after a homeless guy named Virgil died of an overdose in the portable toilet, the blue plastic outhouse at 6th and San Julian streets was back in business. Not as a toilet, but as a house of prostitution. Five portable toilets stand at that...
  • A better way of dealing with society's neediest

    So what exactly am I doing on Capitol Hill? I'm at a congressional briefing, which wouldn't be entirely out of the ordinary, except that I'm not taking notes and not planning to beat up on anyone. I'm the keynote speaker. Yes, friends, the republic is...
  • Serenade in the key of glee

    He was so eager to make the trip, he called several times to make sure it hadn't been canceled. "Mr. Lopez, is the pickup still at 9 a.m?" "Yes, Mr. Ayers. I'll see you in the morning." When I pulled up, he was standing on the sidewalk playing a skid...
  • Abandoning the shame of mental illness

    Abandoning the shame of mental illness
    Her husband had been emotionally unraveling for months; paranoid, delusional, his mind hijacked by stubborn mental illness and dangerous drugs. So when Erik Lamberg left his family in Hermosa Beach and set out for Oregon — to get sober, he said...
  • Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help

    Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help
    There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
  • Early intervention would keep more out of L.A. County Jail's snake pit

    Early intervention would keep more out of L.A. County Jail's snake pit
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital." "This is the system," he said, drawing a box on a piece of paper in his Monterey Park office last week....