| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library.
Laguna Beach Unified...
| Jun 25, 2014
To the editor: If it's correct that "drug cartels and gangs are at the root of the increased violence" in Central America, then buyers of illegal drugs are partly to blame for the current crisis at our border. ("Explaining the crisis on the Southwest...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children.
One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:18 PM
A case against actress Amanda Bynes for possessing marijuana and throwing a bong out an apartment window last year was dismissed on Monday by a New York judge.
The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:47 PM
As pointed out by Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her Commentary on June 6, "Get informed before JWA settlement expires," the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed amendment to the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement,...