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  • Shutting door to treatment

    Shutting door to treatment
    Torrie Gonzales stood at the stove, laughing with her boyfriend as she fried him some eggs on his 23rd birthday. Then she felt him press a flimsy blade against her neck. Struggling on the floor, she pried a paring knife from Reny Cabral's hand, leaving...
  • Treatment replaced by turmoil

    COALINGA, CALIF. -- Two years after California opened the nation's largest facility designed to house and treat men who have been declared sexually violent predators, Coalinga State Hospital is described by both patients and staff as an institution in...
  • Suit seeks to restore funds for treatment of homeless mentally ill

    Suit seeks to restore funds for treatment of homeless mentally ill
    Advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger subverted the will of voters when he eliminated a $55-million program for the homeless mentally ill -- a program he himself had touted as a success. The suit...
  • Precision teamwork in Spears operation

    Precision teamwork in Spears operation
    The plan to involuntarily commit Britney Spears for mental healthcare began with confidential conversations Monday. Representatives of the pop star told Los Angeles Police Department officials they believed Spears needed a psychiatric evaluation...
  • Why your 50 cents for The Times is the best bargain in the world

    Way back in my cub days at the Oakland Tribune, the paper I read growing up, I learned to check the bulletin board every day to see who the owner was. We had four of them in six years, and a wise man would have known then to leave journalism for dry-...
  • Finding L.A.'s hidden homeless

    Finding L.A.'s hidden homeless
    To most people, it's just trash: A scrap of dirty blanket visible under some stairs. A glimpse of blue tarp peeking out of a bush. A bag of recyclables parked discreetly behind a concrete column. But Courtney Kanagi, an outreach worker, has learned how...
  • Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs

    Artist mixed paint, sculpture, cast-offs
    Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
  • Tips for dealing with the heat

    Question: What are some tips for avoiding heat-related illnesses? Answer: Drink plenty of water but avoid caffeine and alcohol, which cause fluid loss. Drink fruit juice or sports drinks to replace salt and minerals lost through sweat. Take advantage...
  • Act on gay rights bill

    In light of the illness of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Democratic leaders in the Senate have indicated that they will not bring up a civil rights bill he has championed this year. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, approved last year by the...
  • Recession can be fatal for those too poor for insurance

    Those looking for good news last week were not drawn to the subject of healthcare. The Los Angeles County public health system reported that it was facing enormous budget deficits that are expected to balloon to $1.2 billion annually by 2011....
  • Live chat on autism - June 2007

    2007-06-13 15:04:49.0 Susan Brink: Welcome. I'm Susan Brink and I'm talking to Areva Martin about autism. We'll be happy to hear your comments and answer your questions. 2007-06-13 15:04:54.0 LAChilds: Can I ask a question? 2007-06-13 15:04:56.0...