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  • Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive

    Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive
    Mary Michaels keeps a bucket of treats under the counter for people who come in with dogs. She greets customers by first name. A woman walks in the front door just to tell Michaels that she's having a second baby. Michaels owns Almor Wine & Spirits on...
  • Five candidates vying for four seats on Allentown School Board

     
    Voters in the Allentown School District will have five candidates to chose from for the four open seats on the Allentown School Board. They were recently asked what they believe is the major issue in this campaign and how they will address it. MIKE...
  • Reform brings health care to more Americans

    Because the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, Barack Obama is a transformative president, one of our greatest. Yes, the roll-out of the federal website was an initial disaster, now largely fixed. Yes, the law is flawed. But lost in all the...
  • Addicts, like mental patients, often don't realize they are ill [Letter]

    In response to the recent commentary by Drs. John J. Boronow and Steven S. Sharfstein on mental patients who do not realize they are ill, I would also like to point out that this same scenario is evident in substance use disorders ("Close the mental...
  • New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill

    New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill
    The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
  • L.A. County struggles with issue of felons bolting from probation

    L.A. County struggles with issue of felons bolting from probation
    Peter Azevedo is a hard man to keep on the straight and narrow. Released from state prison in early 2012, he has been in and out of L.A. County jail at least half a dozen times, serving a few days, a few weeks or a few months for skipping out on...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • Venice Boardwalk suspect to stand trial on murder, assault charges

    Venice Boardwalk suspect to stand trial on murder, assault charges
    The man accused of using his car to kill an Italian honeymooner and injure 17 people on the Venice Boardwalk in August will stand trial for murder and other charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown set to propose budget with new spending and saving

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will propose a $106.8-billion budget on Friday, increasing state spending on schools, healthcare and welfare for poor Californians. Brown will also propose stashing $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against...
  • Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget

    Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget
    SACRAMENTO -- Conceding that California won't meet a federal court deadline to reduce prison overcrowding, Gov. Jerry Brown is moving ahead with plans to expand parole programs to include the frail, mentally impaired and elderly, while seeking to fund...
  • Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses

     Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses
    Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed. Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...