| 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 15, 2014
| 12:48 PM
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, “The Beautiful and Damned,” he referred to alcohol as “the rose colored glasses of life.” When taking a close look at the lives of America’s greatest authors, it may come as no...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:18 PM
It is time for Oscar De La Hoya's two-year checkup. Not the medical kind, the public kind.
It was two years ago this week that boxing's Golden Boy suffered through the longest 18 holes of his life. Golf wasn't the problem. Hooked drives and missed putts...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Lamar Odom, the "Khloe & Lamar" star better known as a professional basketball player, has checked into rehab, according to a report out late Wednesday.
[Updated, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 5: Odom may not be in rehab, according to TMZ, which came out Thursday...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Jim Nayder, a longtime fixture on Chicago public radio who was best known as the host and producer of National Public Radio's "Annoying Music Show," was found dead in his Chicago apartment Friday. He was 59.
An autopsy was scheduled, but his family said...
| Oct 6, 2013
Dear Amy: We have a friend who is a controlling alcoholic. Her husband of over 25 years divorced her seven years ago due to her abusive behavior. The only one surprised by their divorce was her. Her own adult children knew it was only a matter of time....
| Aug 22, 2013
Zippy, kinetic and brashly funny, "The World's End" comes to the U.S. from its native England hard on the heels of "This Is the End," an American comedy about ordinary mortals (comedians, actually, so maybe not so ordinary) manning up to deal with...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Just in time for the summer cocktail season, there's a research finding that offers a new recipe for excessive alcohol consumption. Let's call this cocktail a Tension Burner and ask the barman to go easy on the dopamine. First ingredient: stress hormones;...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Wednesday’s verdict absolving concert promoter AEG Live of responsibility for Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009 while preparing for what was to be a major career comeback raises the question of whether the spotlight will ever return...