| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:29 AM
What do executions, joining the military and naming your son “Junior” have in common?
They’re all more common in the South and the West, researchers found, and they’re all tied to a “culture of honor,” where...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Tom Laughlin, a filmmaker who drew a huge following for his movies about the ill-tempered, karate-chopping pacifist Billy Jack, died Thursday at a Thousand Oaks hospital. He was 82.
He had been in failing health for several years, his daughter Teresa...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:45 PM
It’s hard to hear the details of Ethan Couch’s crimes without flinching.
Last June, the 16-year-old Texan plowed his father's pickup truck into a group of Good Samaritans helping a disabled vehicle on a narrow residential street in a Ft....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films.
PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The absence of fathers has been blamed for everything from poverty to homoesexuality to the decline of modern society. Now it's being linked to the rise of non-believers in the United States as a contributing factor to atheism. That theory is producing...
| Jan 12, 2014
The day before a 16-year-old friend of mine was murdered, she kissed the window of her white sedan, a birthday gift, leaving cranberry-colored stains on the glass. Then she gave me a hug goodbye. Her name was Sangeeta Lal, and the next morning, her ex-...
| Dec 27, 2013
In fall 2002, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw and his team published findings from a summer camp they created to study girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder alongside girls without ADHD.
"The day we published, the world's literature on girls with ADHD...
| Dec 29, 2013
I'm no stranger to "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I've read the play, seen movie versions, attended live performances — including one in which the cast included my then 7- and 5-year-old kids (now that was theater; I only wish you all could have...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Seventeen young women will be presented to society on Saturday when the La Cañada Thursday Club holds its annual Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The honorees are Tracey Hill Andrews, Galey Kathryn Caverly, Jessica Anne Davidson,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
UC Riverside senior Matthew Emeterio was worried that he might be short of degree credits and have to delay graduation past next spring. But thanks to a soon-to-debut online program linking far-flung UC campuses, he expects to finish on time.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The story is causing national outrage: In Texas, a drunk driving 16-year-old named Ethan Couch (who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for an adult) killed four people and seriously injured two others with his Ford F-350 pickup truck....