CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1996
Robert Scheer is informed by Health and Human Services that no deaths can be directly attributed to marijuana use in 1994 (Column Left, Sept. 24). Ho! That's good for a wink and a chuckle. Perhaps Scheer should review the front-page articles of this newspaper the past few weeks. Mexican officials gunned down by Mafias involved in the marijuana trade (Sept. 23). Maybe Scheer should ponder the fate of a college student kidnapped near the Texas-Mexican border in 1989. That young man, and several others, captured and murdered by a cult which believed human sacrifice protected its marijuana smuggling operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1999
It is hard to think where my generation is going to end up. It's so scary for me to go out to a party with my friends and not know what is going to happen. It seems like nowadays a party is not a real party unless there is alcohol or other drugs. This is not only scary but also sad. I often wonder what I can do to make people my age, especially those I most care about, understand that this is no joke, that the consequences of a little fun or pleasure combined with drugs and alcohol could be dramatic and sometimes irremediable.
August 17, 2008
Alcohol manufacturers have arrogantly embraced a severe lapse of social ethics with their new "shots in a pack" alcoholic drinks. ("Critics take shots at alcohol pouches," Aug. 12). Just as tobacco companies claimed for decades their products were not harmful, these distillers are just as despicable. Despite their rhetoric that they are "filling a niche," they are also making alcoholic beverages easier to conceal, allowing them into places they should not be -- like schools. In addition to cheating businesses by allowing customers to smuggle them into a bar, they are encouraging people to embody unethical practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1996
In the Sept. 20 article, "Judge Upholds Newport-Mesa Alcohol Policy," it was stated that Superior Court Judge Ronald C. Kline upheld the policy of transferring students to another campus for 90 days if they were found guilty of breaking the "zero tolerance" policy now in place. The young woman involved was well aware of the district rules concerning alcohol but, nevertheless, chose to break them. It seems no one in today's society will take the responsibility for his actions. Don't put the blame on the zero tolerance policy.
June 24, 1995
Your excellent summary of the national movement to pressure the second-largest Spanish-language network into discontinuing its shameless, renewed practice of advertising hard liquor on the public airwaves in Morning Report (Calendar, June 14) missed two important points. First, Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language TV network no longer debases itself and its viewers with distilled spirits advertising in violation of a 50-year voluntary ban by both distillers and broadcasters.
August 14, 2012 |
Junk food is everywhere. We're eating way too much of it. And we're getting fat. Most of us know what we're doing and yet we do it anyway. So here's a suggestion offered by two researchers at the Rand Corp.: Why not take a lesson from alcohol control policies and apply them to where food is sold and how it's displayed? “Many policy measures to control the obesity epidemic assume that people consciously and rationally choose what and how much they eat and therefore focus on providing information and more access to healthier foods,” note Dr. Deborah A. Cohen and Lila Rabinovich of Rand.
September 7, 2010
The trifecta of alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking and a high body mass index may be linked with alcohol-related brain injuries, a new study finds. The study, published online Tuesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research , looked at data on 54 male veterans age 28 to 66 who were dependent on alcohol and were in treatment and had not been drinking for about a month. In addition to noting the men's BMI, researchers also did brain magnetic resonance imaging, looking at brain volume, blood flow and concentrations of metabolites in the brain.
November 15, 2013 |
UCLA's Nick Pasquale had a blood-alcohol content of 0.26% when he was struck and killed by a car in the early morning hours on Sept. 8, Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. As a reference point, the legal limit for driving a vehicle in California is 0.08%. Pasquale, a walk-on receiver, was walking home from a friend's house in San Clemente at the time of the accident. Hallock said the cause of death was blunt-force trauma. The driver of the car called police and waited for their arrival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 |
The Newport Beach rehab facility which Lindsay Lohan entered Thursday as part of her sentence for lying to police in a reckless driving case has no license to provide alcohol or drug treatment as required by the judge, officials said Thursday. The actress entered Morningside Recovery LLC in Newport Beach on Thursday, her attorney Mark Heller told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Dabney. Heller told the judge that the facility fully complied with the requirement that it provide 90 days of therapy in a setting where Lohan could not leave.
January 15, 2014 |
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 surprise that often there has been a strong link between creativity and alcohol. The relationship between a writer and liquor is typically a love-hate relationship: beginning with love and following up with dependence, denial, anxiety and resentment. It was this complicated interaction of creativity and alcoholism that inspired author Olivia Laing to write “The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking” (Picador, $26)