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  • Transgender woman's mother, 'other family' mourn her death

    Transgender woman's mother, 'other family' mourn her death
    When her family had impromptu karaoke nights, Zoraida Reyes' go-to song was "Todos Me Miran" — a song that spoke of overcoming rejection. It was only when it became the soundtrack for Reyes' funeral that the young woman's mother came to realize...
  • Elliot Rodger may have used knife, hammer, machete in killings, attorney says

    Elliot Rodger may have used knife, hammer, machete in killings, attorney says
    The parents of Elliot Rodger's first three victims -- UC Santa Barbara students  George Chen, David Wang and James Hong -- are struggling to deal with the violence inflicted on their sons nearly a month after the rampage in Isla Vista. Exactly what...
  • UCSB friends were victims of circumstance

    UCSB friends were victims of circumstance
    Before he exacted his revenge, Elliot Rodger wrote extensively about the people he hated for rejecting him: Popular men. Beautiful women. People who partied hard. James Hong, David Wang and George Chen were not those people. They just happened to...
  • Moment of Friday: Turning weapons into music, from singer Ceci Bastida

    Moment of Friday: Turning weapons into music, from singer Ceci Bastida
    In the song "Una Vez Más," (One More Time), Ceci Bastida sings from the point of a view of a school shooter. "If you dare to insult me one more time, you'll see how I get my revenge," she sings (in Spanish) to a hum of snare drums and synthesizers. "One,...
  • SOY helps more youths reach their potential

    SOY helps more youths reach their potential
    Because of the financial demands on his Costa Mesa family, which includes three younger sisters, Ricardo "Ricky" Herrera never thought he would have the money to attend college outside of Orange County. With the help of Save Our Youth, or SOY, a...
  • Body of transgender activist found in Anaheim was likely moved

    Body of transgender activist found in Anaheim was likely moved
    Investigators said it is likely that the body of a transgender woman found in a parking lot behind an Anaheim fast-food restaurant was moved there after she died. The death of Zoraida “Ale” Reyes is being investigated as suspicious, although...
  • Make A Stand Against Continuing Carnage

    Many hoped, and some even predicted, that the horror of the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012 — 18 months ago tomorrow — would spur a national effort to keep guns out of the wrong hands. That hope remains unrequited: The carnage continues....
  • Dealing with sexual assault

    To the editor: I applaud Sandy Banks' courageous and cogent commentary (“A campus judgment call,” Column, June 10). For some time now the campus sexual assault pendulum has been inching its way away from the historical bias that favored males,...
  • Briefs: Gilchrist helps Team USA open with wins

    Newport Harbor High alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored once as the United States women's water polo national team topped Canada, 16-5, on Wednesday in its second game at the FINA World League Super Final in Kunshan, China. Team USA opened competition...
  • Elliot Rodger claimed he was victim of homophobic slur during party

    Elliot Rodger claimed a group of men called him a homophobic slur during an altercation at an Isla Vista party nearly a year before his deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, according to newly released police records. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's...
  • Related story: Gun violence at U.S. schools continues to grow sharply

    A fatal shooting in Oregon on Tuesday was the 31st firearms attack at a U.S. school since the start of the year, marking a sharp acceleration in the rash of violence that has occurred on campuses across the nation. The incidents range from the 20 people...
  • Obama calls failure on gun regulation his 'biggest frustration'

    Obama calls failure on gun regulation his 'biggest frustration'
    The failure to win tougher background checks for gun purchases or other new firearms regulations are the "biggest frustration" of his term in office, President Obama said, as he decried school shootings that are "becoming the norm" in ways that "as a...