Archive for November 28th, 2013

UFC fighter Shane del Rosario near death following heart attack

Arts & Entertainment | | November 28 2013, 6:16 PM

UFC fighter Shane del Rosario suffered a heart attack Tuesday and is near death at a Southern California hospital.

'Time capsule' from solar system's birth likely vaporized by sun

US & World | | November 28 2013, 5:44 PM

ISON, a huge comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive Thursday's encounter with the sun, NASA said.

Alleged serial killer Ocampo dies while awaiting trial

Crime & Justice | | November 28 2013, 5:41 PM

Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo, who allegedly stabbed four Orange County homeless men to death, died in jail

Turkey Trot LA highlights downtown's homey evolution

Local | | November 28 2013, 4:22 PM

It's a sign of downtown's increasing gentrification that it has new fitness events to go along with new restaurants and stores.

Jane Kean, star of 'Honeymooners' revival, dies

Arts & Entertainment | | November 28 2013, 3:37 PM

Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of "The Honeymooners," has died.

Brain cells 'geotag' memories to cache what happened — and where

US & World | | November 28 2013, 2:54 PM

These cells automatically 'tag' the memory of each event in our lives with information about where that event took place — the better to recall, perhaps, where we left our keys.

Thanksgiving: A very brief political history

US & World | | November 28 2013, 1:40 PM

Politics doesn't rate high on the list of Thanksgiving traditions. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.

Gunman who fired on police booked for attempted murder

Crime & Justice | | November 28 2013, 1:28 PM

A gunman who fired several shots at a pair of Southern California police officers, hitting one, was booked Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder.

Security guard shot 3 times protecting marijuana dispensary

Crime & Justice | | November 28 2013, 9:54 AM

A security guard at a medical marijuana dispensary in unincorporated Los Angeles County has been shot while trying to prevent a robbery at the business.

After the cranberries and pie, let's talk about death

US & World | | November 28 2013, 9:31 AM

Most people know about advance directives. But not about a one-page form designed to let people who are very old or sick specify just how much medical care they want.

On Thanksgiving, everybody needs a friend — everybody

US & World | | November 28 2013, 9:28 AM

Two girls are on a city street, trying to figure out who's going to be friends with the nastiest person they can think of. Not an easy problem, but they solve it. Gorgeously.

HealthCare.gov team working through holiday to meet deadline

US & World | | November 28 2013, 9:26 AM

Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site.

Video: Why we give thanks for the health benefits of cranberries

US & World | | November 28 2013, 9:24 AM

The Pilgrims believed that cranberries could cure scurvy. They were wrong on their reasoning but right on the cure: The berries are packed with vitamin C.

LA County deputy delivers holiday meals to military families

Local | | November 28 2013, 6:00 AM

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Cham is tasked with easing the transition for employees serving military deployments. On Thanksgiving, that means food.

Video: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon returns this Thanksgiving

Without A Net | | November 28 2013, 11:20 AM

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K for the hardcores), home of a man and his robot companions mocking B-movies, is back for an online marathon. Watch it here.

Schools: Feds still don't sign off on California testing changes

Pass / Fail | | November 28 2013, 6:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Education and California's Department of Education have been at odds over the new standardized tests California will administer in the spring.

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Storycorps: Lillian Jenkins and niece Georgia Alkov

| November 28 2013, 11:58 AM

83-year-old Lillian Jenkins talks with her niece, 64-year-old Georgia Alkov, about their family's Thanksgiving tradition - going potluck in a local park.

Take Two®

Tired of fighting the crowds at the store for food - well how about hunting for your food?

| November 28 2013, 1:05 PM

If you think fighting the crowds at the grocery store over the holidays is tough, our next guest's story might make you reconsider.

Shop 'til you drop: Black Friday now starts on Thursday

| November 28 2013, 12:50 PM

There is a lot of eating on Thanksgiving. There's turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. There's vegetables and maybe some quinoa or tofu for your vegan cousin. Whatever's on the table you will no doubt be stuffed to the gills.

Thanksgiving: Not Just for Americans

| November 28 2013, 12:26 PM

This may surprise some of you, but Thanksgiving isn't only celebrated in the U.S.

Prop 36: Year after release, few three strikers charged with new crimes

Crime & Justice | | November 28 2013, 12:19 PM

Californians voted for Prop 36, allowing the release of three-strikers convicted of non-violent, non-serious crimes. KQED's Michael Montgomery followed three as they left prison.

'Sports In America' looks at why America loves sport (video)

| November 28 2013, 12:05 PM

A new HBO documentary explores how and why sports hold such an important place in our country's heart and our national consciousness.

Thanksgiving In the Park

| November 28 2013, 11:55 AM

Take Two heads to Union Station Homeless Services' Thanksgiving in Central Park.

The Loh Down On Science

What just one week of exposure to only natural light can do for you

| November 28 2013, 6:00 AM

Shedding light on how our biological clocks are synched.