| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:01 PM
News that an adult film actress tested positive for HIV was all too familiar for Derrick Burts.
Burts was a 24-year-old porn performer when he tested positive for HIV in 2010. The most recent case, which came to light this week when a 28-year-old woman...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
As the porn industry grapples with its latest health crisis, an adult-film actress who has tested positive for HIV says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received since the news went public.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Some critics of the adult film industry are pointing to the latest HIV scare as further evidence that condoms should be required on set.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a history-making year at the state Capitol, with lawmakers legalizing gay marriage, allowing medical marijuana for those with chronic illnesses, permitting concealed handguns and approving major changes to the government worker pension system....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:49 PM
A report by state auditors paints a disturbing picture of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Among the 33 deficiencies listed in the recently released report — nearly double the number in the previous analysis, released in December...
| Nov 17, 2013
How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Writer-director Eric England's "Contracted" can best be described as "Contagion" meets "Blue Is the Warmest Color," without all those explicit sex scenes.
After falling out with her girlfriend, the distraught Samantha (Najarra Townsend of "Me and You...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
If you build a better condom, will men use it? And no, that’s not a trick question.
In one of those “Gee, I feel so lame not knowing about this already” stories, the other Times (the one in New York) reported this week that the Bill...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie."
In a segment...