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AM news: hearts and more
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.
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.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.