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CALIFORNIA LIVES Notable Obituaries From the Archives
R.J. Harper, who went from golf course marshal to running Pebble Beach, dies at 61

R.J. Harper, who rose from a golf course marshal at Pebble Beach to head of golf operations at America's iconic golf resort, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

Harper died Wednesday after a 14-month battle with cancer, the Pebble Beach Co. announced.

Harper, who played football and baseball at Rhodes College in Tennessee, showed up at Pebble Beach in 1985, earning $5 an hour as a course marshal.

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Arjay Miller, Ford Motor Co. 'Whiz Kid' who helped save a failing auto company, dies at 101

Arjay Miller, one of the Ford Motor Co. “Whiz Kids” who helped turn around a failing automaker with a push for greater safety and later championed inclusion and social justice as dean of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, has died at 101.

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Radio DJ Helen Borgers, L.A.'s longtime voice of jazz, dies at 60

For decades Helen Borgers was a leading voice of jazz in L.A., a drive-time radio personality with a booming voice and an easy laugh.

On air, Borgers explored both the legends and the up-and-comers who — with some luck and a bit of airplay — might arrive at the threshold of fame.

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Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.

Segura died Saturday from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, his son, Spencer Segura of Connecticut, said Sunday.

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Gay rights activist and political power broker Ben Dillingham dies at 72

Ben Dillingham, a retired Marine who became a political power broker clearing a path for pioneering gay office holders in Southern California, has died at his home in San Diego. He was 72.

“He was the lodestar for those of us aspiring to serve in politics,” said state Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), who in 2014 became the first lesbian speaker of the state Assembly.

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David Cunningham Jr., former L.A. City Councilman, dies at 82

David Cunningham Jr., who succeeded Tom Bradley on the Los Angeles City Council in 1973 and emerged as a forceful voice at City Hall for African Americans, has died.

Cunningham, 82, died Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center following a battle with cancer, said his son David Cunningham III.

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