| Mar 19, 2010
Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps, died Thursday. He was 85.
Parker, who played another...
| May 13, 2010
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,...
| May 23, 2010
Flaws in a cement encasement intended to seal BP's well were most likely the root of last month's deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, according to interviews, government officials, congressional hearing testimony, drilling reports...
| Mar 18, 2011
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Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Nov 7, 2010
The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actress, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest,...
| Dec 24, 2010
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,...
| Jan 1, 2011
Character actor got
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...
| Aug 7, 2010
Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a deadly armored car heist, died Tuesday in New York. She was 62.
| Aug 21, 2010
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...
| Sep 17, 2010
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...
| Sep 20, 2010
Ronald P. Schafer, who as superintendent of the California state parks' Angeles District pushed to develop urban parks in the core of Los Angeles, has died. He was 53.
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Ronald P. Schafer obituary: The obituary in the...