Experts pan an LAPD probe into the city's crash epidemic
Read the L.A. Weekly news story "Chief Beck's Hit-and-Run Crisis." In January, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino asked LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to deliver a report that shows how the police department is addressing L.A.'s major hit-and-run problem. That request came after L.A. Weekly revealed ... More >>
Now we know you were all really mad at NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for trying to ban large-sized sodas. But the man may have had a point. Sugary beverages are linked to more than 180,000 deaths worldwide annually, according to new research presented this week at an American Heart Assn. conference. ... More >>
Los Angeles might not have made this list of happy cities, but three Southern California towns did. (Are we then, happy by association?). And the University of Vermont found that California was a top 13 happy state and that Napa was the nation's happiest city. They did so by analyzing 10 million ge ... More >>
Is it the bad kids who turn to drugs, or is the drugs that turns teens bad? A recent study suggests that the high schoolers who do drugs are more susceptible to them. The research, billed as the largest brain imaging study ever, was published recently in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Basicall ... More >>
fimoculousStay away from high schoolers in Boston who drink more than five cans of soda every week. A Boston-area study found that teens who consumed five or more sodas in a week had a higher tendency for violence. They were also more likely to have consumed alcohol or smoked within the month ... More >>
A hallucinogen called ibogaine has helped addicts kick heroin, meth and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
The Williams Project is at the center of sexual-orientation law