LAPD Finds Fault in Officers Actions Leading to Ezell Ford Shooting
The Los Angeles Police Commission says one officer violated departmental policy, and one did not, in the shooting death of Ezell Ford last year. LA's District Attorney is still deciding whether to criminally prosecute the officer.
San Francisco to Require Warnings on Soda Ads
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to require warning ads for soda--it's believed to be the first city in the nation to do so. The ordinance requires warnings on advertisements that appear on billboards, walls, taxis, and buses. However, soda cans themselves won't have to carry the warning. Opponents to the bill say soda is being unfairly singled out for contributing to obesity. The move comes after a soda tax on the ballot in San Francisco failed to get a two-thirds majority last fall.
Knowing How Doctors Die May Help Patients at End of Life
Nationwide, only about one in ten doctors report having conversations about death with their patients. That's one reason many of us don't talk about death until the very end, if at all. One LA doctor is helping to change that. An essay he wrote is fueling conversation among health professionals, patients, and their families.