| Nov 2, 2011
Since the first days of Occupy L.A., protesters have used posters, paintings and hand-printed T-shirts to call for major political and economic change.
On Tuesday, demonstrators turned to new canvases: two large wooden box-like fences the city built to...
| Mar 19, 2011
John D. Olmsted, a naturalist who led efforts to preserve Northern California nature areas, open space and trails, died of liver cancer March 8 at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 73.
Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Olmsted spent more than...
| Apr 28, 2011
On his business cards, Marvin Eisenman called himself a "film detective," but to the unofficial Hollywood network that benefited from his unusually large personal collection of videos and DVDs, he was simply Marvin of the Movies.
Over the last quarter-...
| May 17, 2011
Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90.
Wershba, a two-...
| Apr 25, 2011
Sathya Sai Baba, a Hindu holy man who was considered a living god by millions of followers around the world, died Sunday of multiple organ failure in a hospital near his south Indian ashram. He was 84 and left behind a trust worth billions.
| Jul 30, 2011
Two major theater chains have decided not to show the documentary "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" in the wake of a near-riot outside the film's Hollywood premiere earlier this week.
In canceling the screenings Friday, Regal and AMC theaters cited...
| Sep 10, 2011
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of.
With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
| Oct 5, 2010
Puppeteer for 'Pufnstuf,' 'Pee-wee's Playhouse
Van Snowden, 71, who inhabited the costumed character H.R. Pufnstuf in the 1970 film and was the lead puppeteer on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" on television, died of cancer Sept. 22 at a Burbank...
| Jan 20, 2012
Canadian skier Sarah Burke, a leading pioneer of the freestyle halfpipe and the best-known athlete in her sport, died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. She was 29.
Burke, who was a driving...
| Sep 26, 2010
Jill Johnston, a cultural critic, memoirist and provocateur whose best-known book, "Lesbian Nation," emboldened women in the 1970s to identify themselves as lesbians and argued that gay women were crucial to the feminist movement, died Sept. 18 in...
| Feb 27, 2011
If a student dared to use the word "reveal" in a story, Alhambra High School journalism teacher Ted Tajima would wield his red pencil and boom in his eloquent baritone, "Only God reveals."
To his students, he was "T" or "Mr. T," a man of inspiration...