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Holiday TV programming is a feast for adventurous foodies

Harley "Sauce Boss" Morenstein is Canadian, but he's always had a certain reverence for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. That may be because he's all about overindulgence, as his popular Epic Meal Time franchise attests in calorie-drenched detail.

Companies make healthful food options more readily available to workers

You're trying to eat more healthfully, but like many of us, you're also working harder. So what happens when you really need a snack before that late-afternoon staff meeting? Too often, the easiest option is a candy bar from the vending machine in the break room.

Suicide attack in Afghanistan targets British embassy vehicle, at least 5 dead

A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others, officials said.

Road win against Wild comes just in time for Kings

Justin Williams had said Wednesday morning the Kings needed to defeat the Wild primarily for peace of mind about their ability to win on the road. He foresaw them having a "gung-ho start" that would keep them from having to chase the game, a bad habit they had fallen into.

Boys' basketball: Westchester advances to Redondo tournament semifinals

Terrell Waiters made a steal and scored with just over one second left, then completed the three-point play to give Westchester a 45-42 victory over Calabasas on Wednesday in a quarterfinal game of the Redondo tournament.

USC seniors anticipate their last game at Coliseum

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard wore his Crenshaw High jersey during practice Wednesday. The day before, tight end Randall Telfer wore his jersey from Rancho Cucamonga High.

Just another reason I love L.A

Today was Public Days of the L.A. Auto Show. I brought my son and a neighborhood kid I’ve known since he could barely walk.  Its our annual tradition.  We left to grab a bite to eat at L.A. Live, Yard House to be precise, and exited to find this vista.  The sun bouncing off the Marriot/Ritz […]

2 charged in fatal shooting, 4 attempted slayings in Long Beach

Two men face murder charges and other felonies in connection with what police say was a gang-related killing in Long Beach this year.

Mexican activist who fed train-hopping immigrants is slain

A Mexican good Samaritan who dedicated his scarce resources to feeding Central American migrants passing by on La Bestia train was slain this week along with a friend who assisted him, fellow activists said Wednesday.

Works of defiant beauty by Samuel Levi Jones

Riveting new work by Samuel Levi Jones, at Papillion, is hot and cool at once, the result of aggressive action as well as a deliberate, formal intelligence.

Lackluster consumer income and spending point to a slowing economy

The economy just posted its best six-month stretch in 11 years, the labor market is on a record streak of job creation and gas prices are falling. But consumers — a key driver of U.S. economic growth — have not yet fully joined the party.

Third day of Ferguson protests starts relatively quietly in L.A.

More than 200 people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Fake police officers arrested in Fresno robberies, authorities say

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of posing as law enforcement officers, stopping Fresno residents and stealing cash from their wallets, police said.

A chromatic controversy

Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, Holly Ellis took a trip up to Santa Barbara, where she framed and captured this photo of the Chromatic Gate.

'Once Upon a Time Veronica' a sensual study of human condition

"Once Upon a Time Veronica" begins with a scene of wordless ecstasy, an imaginatively shot glimpse of a group sexual encounter on a beach in Brazil. This sequence is more than a tip-off to this film's notably sensual nature, it is a clue to the personality of its title character as well.

'Flamenco, Flamenco' another dazzling Carlos Saura tribute to dance

Pure passion cascades from the frames of "Flamenco, Flamenco," acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura's latest tribute to his country's unapologetically theatrical musical form.

Mother suspected of child abuse after sons are found malnourished

A Murrieta mother was arrested Wednesday after police discovered her 3-year-old twin boys were starving and weighed only 15 pounds.

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