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  • Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died. He was 86.

  • Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants
    Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants

    In 1954, fine dining and Mexican food were rarely mentioned in the same sentence in Los Angeles, except perhaps in jest. That is the year that a bartender named Larry J. Cano took over an old Polynesian restaurant in Encino with thoughts of creating a nice, sit-down Mexican restaurant with...

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