| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Former TV weatherman Rob Lopicola's hope for a full acquittal faded Thursday when a Palm Beach County jury convicted him on two out of three sex charges involving a former Boca Raton teenager.
The six jurors returned a split verdict, acquitting Lopicola...
| Oct 26, 2013
Dear Amy: My husband and I have been married for 14 years. He is 80. He developed some form of dementia about four years after we married, and I am his caregiver. He is very high-functioning, enjoys life, reads and has hobbies, though he has started to...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:14 PM
A Compton school board member was arrested this week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to law enforcement documents.
Skyy D. Fisher, 30, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday and posted $5,000 bail at 8:55 a.m.,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves in "Life Itself," documentarian Steve James' meticulous and intensely emotional portrait of the late Roger Ebert. Given unfettered access to Ebert during what turned out to be the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Anna Wilson always considered her career in construction as simply a way to pay the bills. She never thought a job could be the path toward personal fulfillment.
But when she lost her job and her home, she unexpectedly discovered she could make a living...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.
Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Costa Mesa is forming a special task force with the goal of examining the negative effects of sober-living homes on city neighborhoods.
The group of 10 to 12 members, dubbed the Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force, would hold public meetings on the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a hookah lounge moratorium, a proposed Westside condominium project, a cost-recovery ordinance and enforcement against problematic rehabilitation homes.
Officials also will revisit an...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Just a few years ago, South Florida judges were appearing regularly in the news for varying degrees of insensitivity and scandal.
Then, the halls of justice grew relatively quiet — until Tuesday night when a Broward judge was arrested in Boca...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force is shifting its attention to the influence of sales of small bottles of alcohol on the problems in the area.
The committee Thursday asked City Atty. Jennifer McGrath to see if banning sales of the 1-ounce bottles...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A Washington man who attacked a Sikh cabdriver, beating him until he suffered kidney failure, will go to prison for more than three years for committing a federal hate crime.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle sentenced...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Linda Valez's family begged her to come live with them. But the mother of seven repeatedly refused, cheerfully offering relatives a tour of her "home" underneath a stairwell in a Wheaton parking garage.
A pile of blankets and a pillow served as her...