A 13-year-old girl Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead earlier in the month following surgery to remove her tonsils. Jahi was due to be taken off a ventilator last night, but her family was able to stop that from happening.
The end of the year is a good time to take stock of how far you've come over the past 12 months. In places like Sacramento, the local economy has improved. But the poorest of the region's population seem to be faring worse. And many middle-class jobs are vanishing.
It's New Year's Eve which also means we're on the eve of a January 1st chock full of college football bowl games. To help sort them all out we turn to Andy and Brian Kamenetsky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
There are plenty of stories that will be hard to forget, and then there are those stories you just can't forget fast enough. Patt Morrison wrote a column for the LA Times about the things she won't miss from 2013.
There are 35 college football bowl games this season, but in 1902, the Rose Bowl was the first. The second Rose Bowl didn't happen until more than a decade later. That's only one of the many quirks and highlights in the game's storied history.
Remember Meatball the bear? He's the 400-pound black bear that gained fame last year after repeatedly raiding trash cans around Glendale. Well, tomorrow he's being honored in Glendale's float in the Rose Parade.