| May 10, 2008
Like his childhood, like his college and graduate years, like his presidency, like his role in his wife's campaign—like everything about him— Bill Clinton's postpresidential years are a mass of complexities and contradictions. He can soar in...
| Nov 16, 2008
In a swiftly moving catastrophe that seemed as familiar as it was shocking, Southern California once again was besieged by flame Saturday, from Orange County to Santa Barbara, with hundreds of homes consumed by three major wind-driven fires, including one...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 11:41 AM
LOS ANGELES -- A judge put the criminal case against a man charged with stalking reality T.V. star Audrina Patridge on hold so doctors can evaluate his mental competency.
Zachary Loring tried to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to a felony charge that he...
| Nov 12, 2007
My son has those large holes in his ears that are so popular now. He wants to "close them up." Is a surgical procedure required? What needs to be done?
Simple slits in the earlobe -- those that occur from wearing loop earrings for...
| Jun 21, 2009
Soon after Jacob Ramsey's death, his father and two brothers went to a tattoo parlor near their home in Hesperia.
There, each man had the same words inked on his upper right shoulder: Jacob Israel Ramsey, 7-12-88, 10-Apr-09, Kabul, Afghanistan.
| Jul 4, 2009
For Southern Californians trying to save water and reduce their use of energy, a pool may seem like the biggest unnecessary luxury around.
But with about 500,000 pools in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties combined -- the largest concentration of...
| Dec 6, 2008
You don't have to get all the way to the dismantled Watergate exhibit to notice the change afoot -- and underfoot -- at the Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda. Even the logos on the welcome mats reflect the split between the flame-tending...
| Sep 7, 2008
Aperennial -- and politically potent -- argument made by religious conservatives is that secular humanists and activist judges have banished religion from public schools. True, the U.S. Supreme Court rightly has banned official prayers from the classroom,...
| Nov 18, 2008
The Haroutounians set off for their home on Big Horn Mountain Way confident it had survived the firestorm.
They had a barrel tile roof, boxed eaves, brick and stucco siding. They had just cut down three trees near their house and cleaned out the rain...
| Nov 19, 2008
When Jill Worthington peeked out the window of her Anaheim Hills apartment Saturday morning and saw flames beginning to jump into the edge of the Cascade complex, she had time only to scoop up her two cats and bird. As Worthington, 57, and her son fled,...
| Nov 19, 2008
Residents of Yorba Linda, where fire destroyed 118 homes, had complained for years of poor water pressure, a problem that may have made it more difficult for firefighters to beat back the weekend blaze that tore through the upscale community.
| Feb 26, 2008
Trying to figure out what set off a 41-year-old father, homicide investigators Monday interviewed the lone survivor of a weekend murder-suicide and searched the Yorba Linda home where five family members were killed.
Brea Police Lt. Jack Conklin said the...