| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Jose Baez, the Florida lawyer who became a household name after defending Casey Anthony, is now representing the 12-year-old girl accused of bullying Rebecca Ann Sedwick for over a year before her suicide.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd last week...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A group of mostly San Clemente High School students received affirmative honks and the occasional "woo-hoo" late Friday afternoon in Laguna Beach as they protested bullying.
Members of the Cool 2 Be Kind Club stood in a line along Coast Highway at...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:40 AM
American Education Week will sweep through our local schools Nov. 18-22. Parent visitations, open houses and many exciting programs have been planned for this special week. Rodgers Forge Elementary School welcomes parents of grade three on Nov. 18, grades...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Though it’s only the first day of the new year, the calendar is already packed for the Jewel City. A plastic bag ban goes into effect this year, the Museum of Neon Art is slated to open, the city looks to see how Chief Robert Castro will run the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Issues surrounding bullying have taken a front seat in public discourse during the past few years, and the growing awareness has generally been regarded as a positive development.
But in recent months questions have been increasingly raised about the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:50 PM
It's hard to think of Jonathan Martin as a hapless victim of bullying. He's 6 foot 5, 312 pounds, with a Stanford education and a job he loves.
At least he seemed to love it until last week, when he walked away from the Miami Dolphins football team...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Four Manchester High School students involved in a cyber-bullying incident that circulated an online list of female students and their alleged sexual activity have been properly suspended, pending possible expulsion.
As a high school teacher and often...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls accused of bullying a 12-year-old Florida student into killing herself in September, but the controversy isn't over.
The suicide of Rebecca Ann Sedwick became one of the nation's most prominent...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Last month's march against bullying by a group of San Clemente High School students near Main Beach was as much a visible reminder of this type of harassment and its severe consequences as it was a call to eradicate it from society.
And as recent...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
I've written a few columns about bullying, and the topic never fails to elicit an impassioned response.
For the most part, the feedback from parents, educators and others in the community reveals wide agreement that we all have a part to play in...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The threats came quickly.
Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages.
The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...