| May 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A discussion on drug use took center stage inside Laguna Beach High School's Artists Theatre Monday night.
But unlike the venue's usual productions, the stories were real, explaining an epidemic experts say is sweeping Orange County.
Photos of girls,...
| May 17, 2014
| 1:33 PM
During two weeks in 2010, Fort Eustis police seized more than 10 types of the synthetic hallucinogen known as spice and charged more than 30 service members with related offenses.
Four years later, the statistics are quite different.
| May 18, 2014
| 3:14 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Spice took over his life in middle school. Nothing else mattered. Being high became the norm.
At 12, he picked up his first cigarette. Soon the Newport News teen, now 18, was smoking marijuana, too. "Cigarettes and weed," he said in...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:26 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — Jamie Wallace's parents describe him as a smart, loving man.
Paula Wallace said her son had seen his share of trouble — he earned a GED at 17 after quitting high school, then started dealing drugs and ended up in prison....
| May 21, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Marijuana users won't be welcome at the FBI anytime soon, the agency's director said Wednesday.
The loosening of restrictions on pot in some states has forced the FBI to reject qualified applicants because of a policy that bars them from having used the...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Marijuana use among teenagers has climbed steadily since 2007, surpassed tobacco use in 2011 and is expected to supersede alcohol use in 2020.
This trend is mainly attributed to the growing belief that marijuana is not harmful to youths' health and...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:27 AM
On April 3, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens discussed her concerns about prescription drug abuse and heroin at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport event series.
I hope this article will be a wake up call for Orange...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:19 PM
In the closing weeks of the long and contentious 2012 campaign for Los Angeles County district attorney, Jackie Lacey fielded questions at a South L.A. church filled with activists and organizers who were advocating near-revolutionary changes in the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A heroin and substance-abuse prevention program presented by the Orland Fire Protection District has sparked a public spat between fire district officials and Orland Park's mayor, police chief and local school district leaders.
Fire officials said the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism.
At the same time, questions over...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...