| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:34 PM
New construction on homes and apartments increased sharply in November, a bright spot for the beleaguered U.S. real estate market. New housing starts last month rose 9.3% over a revised October estimate and were up 20.1% above November 2010. Homes and...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A Harvard study says any amount of red meat increases your chances of premature death. I say, who wants to live in a world without T-bones?...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:33 AM
As a footnote to my previous post, I thought it would be valuable to list some of the people Jim Bassett interviewed for his ill-fated book on the Los Angeles Times. Iâm not sure this is complete, but itâs a start. One of the more interesting is...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 7:04 PM
Death row at Union Correctional Institution is as stolid and serious as a heartbeat — that has halted.
Lives are not taken here so much as put on hold. Years, even decades, are spent on appeals and post-conviction motions, drilling down into any...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Restaurants are required to be sanitary and adhere to fire codes, but in Newark, New Jersey, some of them will also be required to have an armed guard on duty after dark.
Eateries that seat fewer than 20 customers and are open after 9 p.m. will now...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 12:25 PM
VAN NUYS -- Two men were sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for causing the devastating 2007 Malibu fire that destroyed 53 homes and damaged 23 others.
24 year old Brian Alan Anderson and 25 year old William Thomas Coppock pleaded no contest in June to...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Former Philadelphia Eagles football offensive tackle takes PHL17's Eye Opener host Ashley Johnson inside his gym for a fitness lession.
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:41 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson departed San Diego Friday for a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and Middle East.
The vessel, with about 380 officers and enlisted sailors, previously went to the area in 2009-10,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:30 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. (KTLA) -- The driver accused of causing a crash that killed his four passengers pleaded not guilty Tuesday to manslaughter charges.
Rogaciano Ramirez-Lopez, 24, of Oxnard entered not-guilty pleas to four charges of vehicular...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 11:32 AM
A handicap man, hit by a car while riding a motorized scooter, has died.
Modesto Police were called to the Carpenter Road Bridge over the Tuolumne River Tuesday night around 7 p.m. The handicap man, identified as 63-year-old William Thomas Gimbel, was...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 4:16 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego Friday as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay prepares to depart for the Persian Gulf Saturday amid tensions with Iran over its nuclear...