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Here are some simple kitchen preparation tips you can use to avoid food poisoning and keep Thanksgiving — and your stomach — happy.
The last three decades have seen a dramatic increase in early-stage, but not late-stage, breast cancers, as mammography has become routine.
Latino Roman Catholic priests in Los Angeles are speaking up loudly in the current bipartisan chorus calling for comprehensive immigration reform.
About 2,000 volunteers with Pasadena's Union Station will dish out Thanksgiving meals to low-income and homeless families in the city's Central Park.
There have been more so-called "high round" LAPD officer-involved shootings so far this year than in any year since 2007.
While Asians are minorities, a study found they need higher test scores than whites and other minorities to get into the same schools.
Talk of a cease-fire had been shattered by more airstrikes in Gaza. But Egypt, which was trying to broker a truce, says an agreement has been reached. Will it last?
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is $3.82 in Los Angeles County.
Former Mayor Richard Riordan and LA City Council President Herb Wesson got testy over Riordan's pension reform proposal. Union members are working to block the initiative.
The Orange County Human Relations Commission has tracked a rise in complaints of discrimination against blacks in the county.
The storm cost some people their jobs and forced many to delay filing their claims. The effects will likely continue to be felt for some time.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to meet with Southern California Edison November 30 to talk about plans to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Fiona Apple wrote an open letter to explain that she's stopping her tour to care for her dying dog Janet, a pitbull she rescued almost 14 years ago in Echo Park.
Foreclosures and short sales are no longer defining the California real estate market. But they're still a factor and could increase in coming months.
Doctors initially had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot Tuesday night, but his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point
The promised demonstration hasn't caused any major delays to travelers leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, but the day's not over. About 12 people have been arrested.
Every camera in Disneyland was focused on Mitt Romney when he stopped into Orange County's Magic Kingdom on Tuesday.
A special election to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Los Angeles City Council will be held on May 21, 2013. The incumbent, Tony Cardenas, is leaving for Congress.
When I was a kid my family somehow ended up with this satiric review by the gifted radio comedian and Madison Avenue innovator Stan Freberg.
"Life of Pi" was a best-seller when it was first published 11 years ago. KPCC’s Patt Morrison spoke with the author about how the book made the leap to the big screen.
RedStateDate and BlueStateDate offer you the promise of finding the man or woman who loves you for you, but mostly for whether you believe what they believe.
The sister called his brother "lost" and said he had a lifelong weakness to peer pressure. Authorities called the group a valid, homegrown extremist network.
The Loh Down On Science
Cutting chatter for better health.
Is it understandable for workers to protest on such an important day? Will it garner support for their cause?
The city faces a $216 million budget shortfall next year. Should younger city workers be forced to delay retirement and roll the dice in the stock market?
What responsibility does the new Egyptian government have in terms of maintaining peace in the volatile region?
Ang Lee's epic "Life of Pi" opens in theaters today, and it's already gotten some of the best reviews of any movie this year. It's
After a week of fighting, a cease fire has been announced between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza strip. More than 140 Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed in the violence.
It sure would be wonderful if someone came along and said, "You don't have to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep to be healthy, just stop feeling so guilty!"Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer is the author of "The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life.
Five years ago, Stanford student Jeff Orlowski landed a great gig working as a videographer for National Geographic photographer James Balog.Balog was attempting the first expedition of what would become a long mission to use timelapse photography to track climate change and ice loss in the world's most extreme environments.
Despite the new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the violence continues. The fighting is supposed to stop at 9 p.m. in Israel and Palestine.
Well it's time now for another installment in our regular series of conversations with Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty! She's a superhero of the English language.
As we roll into Thanksgiving weekend, KPCC's Steve Proffitt shares some thoughts, and a few facts, about the modern celebration of this great American holiday.
At some time today, many people are likely heading to the airport, hoping against hope that their flights won't be delayed. You might want to get out of the door and into your car, or your taxi or airport shuttle a little earlier.
Nearly two million people are expected to travel through Los Angeles International Airport over the long Thanksgiving weekend. But a march by hundreds of LAX workers this afternoon is threatening to shut down Century Blvd, the main route into the airport.
KPCC reporter Leslie Berestein-Rojas gives us a taste of what different families in Southern California bring to the Thanksgiving table.
In the world of restaurant kitchens, most professional chefs are men. Food journalist Charlotte Druckman wanted to find out what it's like to be a woman behind the hot front lines of a professional kitchen.
Last night in Iowa, Grinell College beat Faith Baptist Bible, 179 to 104. Normally, that wouldn't make national news but this was not your usual game. Grinell's guard Jack Taylor scored 138 points all by himself, shattering the NCAA record by 25 points David Arsenault is an assistant basketball coach at Grinell.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon to review the week’s new film releases including Life of Pi, Hitchcock, and Chasing Ice. TGI-FilmWeek!