| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In the year and a half I've been writing for the Coastline Pilot, nothing has generated more heat than my last column on safe biking and walking in the wake of John Colvin's senseless death. Hopefully that passion will show up at Tuesday's City Council...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It's not easy for a new series to attract attention in the tried-and-true world of Emmy voters. But like one of the upstart wunderkinds it skewers, HBO's "Silicon Valley" walked away with television's equivalent of a successful IPO on Thursday...
| Jul 21, 2014
How much should a person be compensated to breathe China's polluted air?
If you're an expatriate employee of the Coca-Cola Co., the answer is a 15 percent bonus, according to a report this month in the Australian Financial Review. (Local Chinese are...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general&...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Faith Broadnax yanked out her breathing tube.
If the "skinny white woman" with the camera — as the headstrong 80-year-old referred to hospice volunteer Maria McKenna — insisted on shooting video of her singing a hymn, she wasn't going to...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies, the company under scrutiny for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants from its battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to a financial disclosure filed this week.
On Aug. 8, Exide...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Aug 17, 2014
How much does the health benefit of giving up cigarettes outweigh the lost pleasure of smoking?
Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules to control e-cigarettes along with tobacco products. Under federal law, the FDA is required to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes.
Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:37 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Stan Awtrey, The Sports Xchange
Braves slam four homers in win over Nationals
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves found the answer to their offensive woes for at least one night.
The Braves slammed four home runs Friday night and...