| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:46 PM
The father of the 22-year-old who authorities say killed six people and injured 13 others near the UC Santa Barbara campus five weeks ago says that he never believed his son was capable of such an atrocity, but that his son was very mentally ill.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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,...
| May 25, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Elliot Rodger, the suspect in a rampage near UC Santa Barbara, outlined his intentions in a 137-page document that he sent Friday night, shortly before the killings, to someone he knew from an online body building forum.
The document was forwarded to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:43 AM
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....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer.
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Elliot Rodger fired more than 50 gunshots, reloading several times in his deadly Isla Vista rampage that killed six students and injured more than a dozen, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told supervisors this week.
The shots were fired in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The novelist Jervey Tervalon likes to share this interesting fun fact about his life: He was born in the same year as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince.
Tervalon, 55, is a professional teller and gatherer of stories and also a busy literary networker....