| Apr 15, 2010
| 11:42 PM
The key to "Death at a Funeral," if you remember the original 2007 British comedy, is the stoned naked guy. The door-slamming, coffin-dropping farce is packed with funny characters and recognizable "types." But the nervous boyfriend given a " valium" that...
| Jun 14, 2010
Question: I am a middle-aged woman with a wide circle of friends. I have recently been shocked to learn how many of my friends are taking Xanax. Why is this suddenly so popular? Is there any harm in taking it?
Answer: Xanax is a member of the class of...
| Mar 15, 2010
When someone whispers that they recently had "some work done," right away the questions start: What was it really like? Did it hurt? Where did you get it done? How much did it cost? But even today, in our youth-obsessed world, people are reluctant to talk...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:06 PM
LONG BEACH (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles district attorney's office announced Thursday that the two Long Beach police officers who shot and killed 35-year-old Douglas Zerby acted in self-defense.
The incident happened Dec. 12 in the 5300 block of Ocean...
| Aug 6, 2010
Dear Pharmacist: My medication label warns not to eat grapefruit, but is this a serious interaction? Reason I ask is because I love to eat it, and nothing has happened to me so far. — K.A., Tulsa, Okla.
Dear K.A.: In that case, stay consistent with...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:08 PM
The trial for the San Diego man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting Huntington Beach resident Dane Williams has been pushed back to May.
Philong Huynh, 40, is expected to begin trial in San Diego Superior Court on May 23 for allegedly drugging,...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 11:07 AM
By Anne Lamott
Penguin Group, 288 pages, $25.95
We might as well begin with Ingmar Bergman’s film “The Seventh Seal,” which plays at a local theater in Anne Lamott’s new novel, “Imperfect Birds,” and...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 6:52 PM
The widow of a man who died at Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg two years ago claims in a lawsuit filed last month that authorities were negligent in his death.
Donald Wayne Cline, 47, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was found unresponsive at Eastern...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:03 PM
Michael Jackson’s doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death for supplying an insomnia-plagued Jackson with a powerful operating-room anesthetic to help him sleep as he rehearsed for his big comeback.
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:20 AM
A renter who got fed with a "lovely Valium-loving octogenarian lady" and her converted garage in Glendale relayed the horror story to Curbed LA.
The take-it-or-leave-it approach by the landlord apparently didn't go over so well, especially when a rain...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 1:59 PM
SAN DIEGO - Detectives asked for the public to identify a man accused of robbing grocery store pharmacies throughout San Diego County since July.
A white man approached three known grocery store pharmacies and demanded drugs since July 23, San Diego...