| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery.
But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On June 21, the Vatican press office published the presentation made by Pope Francis to the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Rome. The pope told the conferees, "The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! …...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:22 AM
His movies have flopped time and again and his dad, Jackie Chan, has reportedly disinherited him. But, thanks to Chinese police, actor-singer-playboy Jaycee Chan can at least say he’s been cast in a major new role that’s turning heads: bad...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Jackie Chan is "ashamed" and "heartbroken" about his son Jaycee Chan's arrest in China last Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession, the action-movie star, singer and martial artist said Wednesday on social media.
Part of the embarrassment: The...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I really sympathized with the Department of Justice lawyer profiled in your article about a recent federal medical marijuana prosecution. ("Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor," July 9)
Sure, it may be...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California, like the rest of the nation, is slowly rousing itself after a generation-long binge of harsh and unthinking criminal sentences, especially for nonviolent crimes such as drug possession and sale. Our morning-after realizations include the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The State Board of Nursing has suspended the licenses of two Pocono area women, both because of drug use.
According to an order by the board, in March 2010, Elizabeth Petrone of Stroudsburg was found to have withdrawn a controlled substance from a...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but they were making a pit stop at the Jesus Burgers house.