| May 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Mixed in with prayers and sympathy after the Isla Vista shooting and stabbing rampage in Santa Barbara County were renewed calls Saturday to pass stronger gun control legislation.
“Although the circumstances of this attack are under investigation,...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
With roughly a week left before the City Council election, an anti-gun group in Glendale has received only one response to a survey it sent to candidates earlier this month asking whether they would pledge to oppose any proposed repeal of a gun-show ban...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days.
"I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Mundelein police dispatcher Vicki Dorjath said Sept. 30 was just another ordinary Monday until a call came in at around 5:30 p.m.
On the other end of the line was a panicked woman saying her 3-year-old daughter had been taken from in front of their...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance.
As part of that process, the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Some residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were gunned down at an elementary school in December 2012, want the shooter's family home demolished and replaced by a park, according to a survey.
The survey by the Newtown-Sandy...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know.
If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss possible fencing at Roy O. Andersen Elementary.
The board most recently discussed the issue in November when it approved fencing at Adams and Victoria...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, state lawmakers approved legislation that bars the public release of crime scene photos and other documents that could be viewed as an invasion of the victim's privacy. The legislation also created a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus.
The Police Department is reviving its school resource officer, or SRO, program that had sputtered for more than a year because of a lack of...