| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
David Mandani heard voices telling him to kill himself. He was paranoid. He saw things others didn't.
He was spiraling out of control.
Mandani was hospitalized but ran away. Family members found him in a park and asked police for help. He was put in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one.
Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, he's got powerful company: God.
The several dozen people who join him have shown up with the same hopes that anyone brings...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
You know when you fall in love with a band and you want everyone else to love them too?
You become a music proselytizer, trying to convert the skeptics. Just give it one listen, you say, sure they'll see the light.
Sometimes there’s the great...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be Americans rushing out to bag bargains.
On Monday, Wal-Mart, Target...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Rick Warren said in an interview Tuesday on CNN that even with a loving family and access to mental healthcare, it was not enough to save his son from suicide.
Matthew Warren, 27, fatally shot himself April 5 at his home in Orange County by using an...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I was raised a Catholic and went to Catholic school for many years. I've always believed what's in the Bible because it is the word of the Lord. But, how do I know Jesus was really the Messiah? Many people have said they were the Messiah over the...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Tragedy knows no bounds in this broken world of ours.
It springs forth from every gaping fissure, dark alley and murky recess. It metastasizes in a host of ways: bad medical reports, alarming diagnoses, grinding auto crashes, assaults, strokes and heart...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Q: I was raised as a Catholic and went to Catholic school for many years.
I've always believed what's in the Bible because it is the word of the Lord. But how do I know Jesus was really the Messiah? Many people have said they were the Messiah over the...