| Nov 3, 2009
| 4:22 AM
When I posted an earlier entry on heart attacks on a plate, I didn't think I would get a Top 10 out of it. But sure enough, all of you came through. I had more than enough ammunition for a......
| Aug 5, 2012
"My husband has repeatedly asked me to give him a gun, he has asked me to shoot him, and he repeatedly begs to die."
This came to me Wednesday afternoon in an email from a Northern California woman.
"All I can do is give him the prescribed doses of...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
On the morning of July 10, attorney Jerald Gale was reading an e-mail in his office on the 20th floor of a Koreatown high-rise. That's the last thing the 58-year-old husband, father and avid cyclist remembers before losing consciousness.
| Sep 20, 2011
Lewis Brown, a 6-foot-11 center who was a two-time high school basketball player of the year at Los Angeles Verbum Dei in the 1970s and spent the last 10 years living on the streets of Hollywood, died Wednesday after having a heart attack, according to...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:50 PM
I was drinking at King Eddy's, the skid row dive that's being made over into a hipster bar, when I overheard people say that a web of old bootlegger tunnels lay under downtown.
A labyrinth, running from the old speakeasy beneath King Eddy's to Pershing...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Don and Prudy Schultz set out walking from their Van Nuys home at 9 a.m. Tuesday, on their way to cast votes they hope will bring changes they've been waiting on for years.
"I think this is the most dysfunctional city I've known in my adult life,"...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Mark the date, remember the day.
On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy.
A measly 16% of the city's registered voters — or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted — turned out in an election with the following...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Spend a decade or two working hard, paying your bills on time and salting money away in your 401(k) at work. You've been hearing for years that this is the one formula that will allow you to achieve what you've always wanted -- a golden retirement....
| Feb 22, 2010
Treadmill stress test: What is a treadmill exercise stress test?
Dr. Marc Wallack routinely passed his cardiac exercise stress test with flying colors. He was, after all, a veteran marathon runner with respectable cholesterol and blood pressure numbers....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
There are things the law cannot do.
And if that seems a self-evident observation, well, you may want to think again in light of last week's headlines out of New York City: It seems the mayor wants to ban the Big Gulp.
Specifically, Michael Bloomberg has...
| Aug 30, 2011
When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, "Events, my dear boy, events."
That's because events tend to throw everybody off their plan. For example, Hurricane Irene ended...