Archive for November 28th, 2013

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UFC 146 Mixed Martial Arts
UFC fighter Shane del Rosario suffered a heart attack Tuesday and is near death at a Southern California hospital.
Comet ISON nears its apparently fatal encounter with the sun on Thursday.

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

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

Alleged serial killer Ocampo dies while awaiting trial

Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo, who allegedly stabbed four Orange County homeless men to death, died in jail
Jazmin Ortega at Turkey Trot LA
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
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.
Illustration by Benjamin Arthur

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

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.
President George W. Bush paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Baghdad on Nov. 27, 2003.

Thanksgiving: A very brief political history

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.
Inglewood Gunman
A gunman who fired several shots at a pair of Southern California police officers, hitting one, was booked Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder.
Marijuana
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.
What seemed like a burden can become a gift.

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

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.
Friends are the solution to everything.

On Thanksgiving, everybody needs a friend — everybody

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.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits navigators helping enroll people on HealthCare.gov.

HealthCare.gov team working through holiday to meet deadline

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.
Cranberries

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

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

Blogs

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon 2013
“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.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sp
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.

Programs

Take Two

Episode: Thanksgiving: Not just for Americans, Tyler the Creator, Taco King Roy Choi
If you think fighting the crowds at the grocery store over the holidays is tough, our next guest's story might make you reconsider.
Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate After Weak Second Quarter

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

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.
Global Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: Not Just for Americans

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

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.
Sport in America: Our Defining Stories (HBO Sports)

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

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

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

StoryCorps

STORYCORPS LILLIAN AND GEORGIA

Storycorps: Lillian Jenkins and niece Georgia Alkov

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.

The Loh Down On Science

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

Shedding light on how our biological clocks are synched.

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