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The LA County Coroner has announced that Chris Penn died of heart disease. Some prescription medications — particularly a cough syrup — may have been a factor.

Apparently Penn's death in Santa Monica was atypical; a Department of Health Services Report finds that people in poorer areas of the county, like South LA and Lawndale, are more likely to die prematurely from stroke and heart disease.

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A 6-year old California boy is the successful survivor of a heart transplant after living for 8 months with an artificial one, longer than any other American child.

Details of the departure of Getty head Barry Munitz are coming to light — in the LA Times. Apparently he promised his embattled chief of staff a $350,000 severance package, and his board was not pleased. Wait, how long does it take us to earn $350,000?

A less cheesy Valentine's Day activity than some: make your sweetie a candy heart.