| Apr 6, 2011
Colorado police had to pepper spray an eight-year-old boy after he went into a rage in the classroom. The teachers said they had to barricade themselves in a storage closet after the second grader, Aidan, threw a violent temper tantrum on February 22nd....
| Feb 24, 2011
An 11-year-old boy is arrested for a stick figure drawing he made in class. The drawing depicted a stick figure with a gun pointed at four other figures with the words, "Teachers Must Die".
Police hauled "Tim" (his parents don't want to release his...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Costco Wholesale Corp. and federal health officials are warning consumers that a cheese sold recently at Costco stores in five states has been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 25 people.
The Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk...
| Mar 5, 2011
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60.
Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...
| Jun 13, 2011
Robert Helliwell, a Stanford electrical engineer whose study of radio waves emitted by lightning opened a new window to understanding the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, died May 3 in Palo Alto of complications of dementia. He was 90.
| Jan 4, 2011
Paul Soldner, a ceramicist and longtime Scripps College teacher who introduced a pottery technique called American raku, died Monday at his home in Claremont after a period of declining health. He was 89.
"He was one of the greats in California...
| Feb 21, 2011
For Neal Taylor, fishing wasn't limited to weekends or, for that matter, water. On one of Santa Barbara's busiest streets, the seven-time national casting champion showed a friend just how it's done, lofting his line into an intersection when the light...
| Jun 17, 2011
As the elder statesman of artisanal cheeses, Ignazio "Ig" Vella gave pointed advice to those who wanted to follow him into the handmade cheese business: "Don't be stupid."
He was a gruff straight shooter, and the salvo was his way of warning that success...
| Aug 11, 2011
Texas billionaire and philanthropist
Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
| Jul 24, 2011
From the front door of the house to the back is a straight shot unbroken by walls, handy for pacing, 24 steps each way.
It is a small house on a small lot in Highland Park, a Los Angeles neighborhood that was on its way up until the recession. The...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 11:38 AM
— When Efrain Hernandez couldn't seal a deal before the first-time home buyer tax credit expired this year, he lost faith that he would ever own a house in this real estate climate.
But the enforced wait got him more than the $8,000 federal tax...