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  • Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader

    Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader
    Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
  • Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor

    Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor
    Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97. Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
  • Patricia Herzog dies at 88; lawyer spurred change in divorce law

    Patricia Herzog dies at 88; lawyer spurred change in divorce law
    Patricia Herzog, a self-taught lawyer who helped change California divorce law in 1985 by arguing that a wife who put her husband through medical school deserved to share in his future earnings after they divorced, has died. She was 88. Herzog died Oct....
  • Steve Poizner's background

    Steve Poizner Political party: Republican Occupation: state insurance commissioner Age: 53, born Corpus Christi, Texas City of residence: Los Gatos, Calif. Personal: wife Carol, one daughter Education: bachelor's degree in electrical engineering,...
  • Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult

    Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult
    Shel Hershorn, a photojournalist who documented the tumult of the 1960s and then dropped out to live a rustic lifestyle in northern New Mexico, died Sept. 17 at a nursing home in Espanola, N.M. He was 82. Born in Denver on June 11, 1929, Herbert...
  • Gary Chapman dies at 58; visionary thinker about technology's effect on society

    Gary Chapman dies at 58; visionary thinker about technology's effect on society
    Gary Chapman, a visionary thinker on the impact of technology and computers on society who helped shape the study of the field as it became a force in modern life, has died. He was 58. Chapman, who was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin,...
  • John R. Hubbard dies at 92; USC president, historian and diplomat

    John R. Hubbard dies at 92; USC president, historian and diplomat
    John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Erwin, Ellis E.I. Clarke, Bobby Farrell

    PASSINGS: Bill Erwin, Ellis E.I. Clarke, Bobby Farrell
    BILL ERWIN Character actor got Emmy nomination Bill Erwin, 96, a veteran character actor remembered for his role as Arthur the bellman in the 1980 fantasy film "Somewhere in Time" and his Emmy-nominated guest appearance on "Seinfeld," died Wednesday at...
  • On Sunday: T.C. Boyle's basement, David Treuer and more

     
    A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas....
  • Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?

    Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?
    A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" --  confront researchers with...
  • No DNA tests for Texas death row inmate, judge decides

     
    Death row: Hank Skinner's attorneys had requested DNA testing of evidence untested before his trial in 1995, but a Texas judge said no; Skinner is now on death row....