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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more