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Catherine Mulholland, a historian whose biography of her grandfather William Mulholland sought to correct the image of the man who was sometimes vilified for his central role in bringing water to Southern California, died of natural causes Wednesday at...
There was a cake with my mother's name spelled out in buttercream, small gifts and a song. The guests included 20 men and women suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia who lived in the secure wing of my mother's new home — a nicely appointed...
Jimmy Ellis Frontman for the R&B band Trammps Jimmy Ellis, 74, the frontman for the Trammps R&B group who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby, burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit, died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., according to the Bass-...
Rushworth M. Kidder, a former Christian Science Monitor columnist who taught and wrote books about ethics, died March 5 of natural causes in Naples, Fla. He was 67. His death was announced by the Institute for Global Ethics, the Rockport, Maine-based...
Tags: Jimmy Carter, Arts and Culture, NPR, Science, Ethics
Herbert Hauptman, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985 for work uncovering the structure of molecules that accelerated medical research and led to the development of new drugs, has died. He was 94. His death Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y., was announced...
Tags: Medical Research, Chemistry, Nobel Prize Awards, Stroke, Music
Harry C. McPherson Jr., who served as special counsel and chief speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson from 1966 to '69 and was a valued advisor to the president on civil rights, the Vietnam War and other policy issues, has died. He was 82. McPherson,...
SWAMI BHAKTIPADA Built huge Hare Krishna community in West Virginia Swami Bhaktipada, 74, who built a massive farm community in West Virginia and a Palace of Gold that became the crown jewel of the U.S. Hare Krishna movement before scandals and criminal...
Damien Bona earned a law degree from New York University in 1980 but spent only two years practicing law. As he told the Los Angeles Times in 1986, "I had to choose between a job and an obsession. I chose the obsession." Bona's obsession was the Academy...
Tags: Movies, New Milford, Sharon, Sammy Davis Jr., Entertainment
Mace Siegel, a prominent owner of thoroughbred racehorses who was considered a godfather of Southern California horse racing for his role as an advocate for the sport, has died. He was 86. Siegel, who was also a leading developer of regional shopping...
Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades....
ROBERT PRITZKER One of three brothers who built family business empire Robert Pritzker, 85, a billionaire industrialist and one of three brothers who built the Pritzker family's business empire, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday in Chicago, said...
Los Angeles TimesThoughts Without Cigarettes A Memoir Oscar Hijuelos Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50 Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century? Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...
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