Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


AM news: hearts and more

Support your source for local news!
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

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.

Support for LAist comes from

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.

Most Read