| 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 29, 2014
| 8:38 AM
The parents of Isla Vista killer Elliott Rodger say it has been "hell on earth" knowing that their son caused the tragedy that took the lives of six UC Santa Barbara students last week and that they remain heartbroken.
“We are crying out in pain...
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Family members of the UC Santa Barbara students killed in Elliot Rodger's rampage in Isla Vista have reacted visibly with deep sorrow and anger, while others have remained silent, asking that their privacy be respected as they grieve.
Some parents had...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:29 AM
UC Santa Barbara student Bianca de Kock initially didn't realize she had been shot by Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger.
“Honestly, first of all it didn’t seem real. I thought it was rubber bullets,” De Kock told ABC News on Friday....
| May 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Los Angeles officials will host a gun buyback program on Saturday, one week after an Isla Vista man killed six people and wounded 13 near the campus of UC Santa Barbara.
"The tragedy in Santa Barbara reminded us of the horrors of gun violence," said...
| May 31, 2014
Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...