| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:47 AM
After more than four years of sobriety, Chris Herren has been talking about his past of a roller-coaster life and trying to help others who have had to deal with the struggles he faced.
Herren, a former NBA player, visited Newport Beach's Sober Living...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There's no magic bullet that will suddenly solve all the problems in a community like Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, not even the small army of city officials who descended on the East Baltimore community this week. But the effort is still worth it if...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in six sudden infant deaths may be linked to their mothers' heavy alcohol use during or soon after pregnancy, according to a new study from Australia.
Researchers found those deaths may result from babies being...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Peter James Banos spends every day counting his blessings.
He feels blessed to have a place to sleep.
Not too many years ago, he was a licensed contractor who built houses. Now, he lives in a shelter.
He feels blessed for the coat on his back.
| Mar 5, 2013
A little more than a decade ago, Chicago's strategy for fighting homelessness mainly involved stopgap measures like pointing people to a temporary bed in a shelter and giving directions to a soup kitchen.
But then city officials, with the help of...
| Mar 7, 2013
What happened to Arnel Pineda will only increase the fearsome number of YouTube videos showcasing the efforts of aspiring rock vocalists worldwide.
Five years ago, searching for a new lead vocalist, members of the band Journey spent untold hours...
| Feb 22, 2013
Dear Amy: I am retired and live with my girlfriend, who still works full time. Financially, we're good, but problems arise when she gets home from work.
She seems to have this expectation that I should do all of the household chores: cleaning, shopping,...
| Feb 20, 2013
So you think your family is nuts? The fraternal train wreck of Gary Lennon's "A Family Thing," now having its world premiere in an Echo Theater Company production at Stage 52, will have you feeling Norman Rockwell-y about even those relatives whose loose-...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Human trafficking and sex trafficking occurs in Alaska but how often remains unclear, according to a recent study by a state task force. The report was compiled by a working group appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell in 2012. The five-month study examined the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:19 PM
Michael Angelakos is pretty business-like as arena-pop singers go, dispensing with the small talk. Instead, he’d rather pour his energies into leading massive, musical group-therapy sessions -- at times, that’s exactly what Passion Pit’s...
| Feb 18, 2013
After World War II, social workers typically urged Holocaust survivors to forget their horrific wartime experiences and get on with their lives.
That struck Florabel Kinsler as a foolish and impossible order. During a decades-long career, the Los...