August 14, 2006 |
Mel Gibson's relapse was a public humiliation. Robin Williams, who "found himself drinking again" after 20 years of sobriety, according to a statement released last week, had a private one. Both are back in treatment as some of their legion of followers "tsk-tsk," shake their heads and conclude that two more stars have failed. But such relapses are fairly common during the lifelong struggle against what science considers the chronic disease of alcoholism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2010 |
Los Angeles activists Holly Mitchell and Reggie Jones-Sawyer are among 339 Californians spending a small fortune to compete in the June 8 primary election for the state Legislature, even though it is despised by the public and plagued by a budget mess that will require painful decisions. California voters will go to the polls to fill 100 state legislative seats, nearly a third of which will have no incumbent on the ballot. A combination of term limits, legislators seeking other offices and lawmaker fatigue has set the stage for political fights up and down the state.