| Jan 21, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:56 PM
All 1,800 students and staff at a Riverside County high school will be screened for tuberculosis after 45 students tested positive for possible exposure to the illness, health officials said Thursday.
The testing is planned for Friday at Indio High...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:46 AM
A third defendant in the robbery and killing of Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas was sentenced Thursday to a lengthy term in federal prison.
Jose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, 46, a Mexican national, was sentenced in San Diego federal court to 55 years in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Norma Gibbs' soft laughter blends peacefully with the wind chimes outside her airy and cozy Huntington Harbour home, which is all decorated for Christmas, complete with fresh-baked cookies and tea on the table.
She is recounting a moment from 1970, just...
| Dec 29, 2013
For the last couple of years I have been writing a love letter to the love letter, a pleasurably nostalgic if doomed task. I've been pondering what we stand to lose if we abandon pen and stamps forever and just stick to email and social media. How much...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:32 PM
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the "war to end all wars," World War I.
Alas, mankind's record since 1914 hasn't been stellar.
Did Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, have any idea that his assassination of Austrian Archduke...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Debuting Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Experience," "The Poisoner's Handbook" offers a fascinating look back at how the chemical age changed police work.
Based on Deborah Blum's 2010 book "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Elaine Redfield arrived in Fullerton in 1950, it was a culture shock. Mainly because, in her view, there wasn't much culture at all in Orange County.
"When I came here, the county was a great wasteland, really, culturally and intellectually," she...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Lucky for us, the so-called decline of Western civilization that birthed hardcore punk rock in the early 1980s didn't play out as feared. Thirty years later, beer is still served cold, parking meters now take credit cards, and musicians from the era...