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What Is A Coroner And What Does Their Work Entail?

An interview with Ken Holmes, former coroner for Marin County, California, Part Two

Today we conclude our conversation with Ken Holmes. Originally from Fresno, Calfornia, Ken began working with the Marin County Coroner’s Office as a death investigator in 1975. He worked there for 36 years, eventually serving as the elected coroner for … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Celebrity Deaths of 2013

From Roger Ebert to Nelson Mandela, 2013 saw a wide range of celebrity deaths

2013 brought us no shortage of social, technological and medical triumphs: we welcomed a Pope with modern plans, functionally cured a baby of HIV and watched California commit itself to environmental health via cap-and-trade. But 2013 also saw its fair share … Continue reading

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Sally Ride Dies

A physicist, the first woman in space and president of her own company

Astronaut Sally Ride died peacefully after a battle with cancer. It was not revealed until her death that she had had a 27-year relationship with her female partner, Tam E. O’Shaughnessy, a psychology professor and a childhood friend. Sally Ride … Continue reading

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Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

The man who revolutionized haircuts and established an international chain of Vidal Sassoon Salons

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47-year-old Adam Yauch Dies of Cancer – A License to Ill

My personal inside view of the early days of the Beastie Boys and the music genre they helped create, “Hip Hop Rap”

I had no idea Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, had been battling cancer, so it came as quite a shock to me this morning. He’s survived by his wife Dechen Wangdu and his 14-year-old daughter Tenzin. Having an intimate history with … Continue reading

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