California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives

Richard N. Goldman

Spurred by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Goldman and his wife, Rhoda, started the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1989 to recognize grass-roots environmental activists and organizers with an annual award that has grown to $150,000. He was 90. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2010 Notable film and television deaths of 2010 Notable sports deaths of 2010 Notable political deaths of 2010