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Some tips on healthy holiday eating

Global Thanksgiving

Gorged yourself on turkey and fixin's? There's still time to balance out the holiday eating season with some simple tips.

Microcredit expands for L.A. entrepreneurs

Microloans in LA - 1

Microlender Grameen plans to provide $650 million in loans to 90,000 low income women in Los Angeles County. But will it be enough to lift them out of poverty?

The Getty's new $65M Manet: 'Spring' from an artist in the autumn of his life

“Spring” became one of Manet’s most popular works, deeply appreciated by art lovers young and old and by critics of both the old guard and the avant garde.

Voting for Controller matters to California's environment

The most important question I’ve been asked about the statewide Controller race this year is the same question I get every year. “Wait, we have one?”

House of Blues foundation to give away musical instruments

Organizers of the campaign, known as "Give Music," expect to distribute about 350 instruments to aspiring musicians age 10 to 22.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them.

2 SoCal Democrats lose Assembly seats after close races

David Hadley, Assemblyman-elect

The independent backing of a billionaire may have helped Republican David Hadley oust Democrat Al Muratsuchi from his Torrance Assembly seat.

Why do shoppers camp out for Black Friday?

Black Friday

"It's not quite as insane as it looks" a consumer psychologist said. For Black Friday campers, the line is part of the thrill of the hunt.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Heat Wave Hot Los Angeles

The county declared a heat alert on Thursday as high temperatures keep threatening to break records. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

'Serial': Listening to the music behind the true-crime podcast


NPR's "Serial" recently posted more of one of the most mesmerizing pieces of the show: The music. Listen to the music that makes spines tingle every Thursday morning.