| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan."
Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
| Jan 29, 2013
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner
Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:46 PM
TV writer, producer worked on 'The Monkees' and 'Welcome Back, Kotter'
Peter Meyerson, 81, a TV writer and producer who co-wrote the debut episodes of sitcom classics "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter," died March 11 at Hoag...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
When Tony Tolbert turned 50 last year, he marked the occasion by moving in with his mother.
The decision wasn't about money. He's a Harvard-educated attorney, on the staff of UCLA's law school. And it wasn't because his mother wanted or needed him home....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:51 PM
Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”
“Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
| Oct 21, 2012
Time slips by so fast.
One day you're in high school, the next squinting at faces, searching for traces of the long-ago teenagers you once knew.
So few left now in the Dorsey High class of 1942, gathered for a 70th reunion lunch at the Marina del...
| Feb 25, 2013
Singer of Chicago blues
Magic Slim, 75, whose ragged voice and punchy guitar riffs made him a symbol of Chicago blues, died Thursday in Philadelphia after surgery for a bleeding ulcer, according to his family.
A younger contemporary of...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Fewer babies were born in Japan last year than in any other year on record, pulling down its population for the third year in a row, according to government statistics released this week. The loss of more than 260,000 people is the biggest drop that the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:23 PM
An Orange County jury found Thursday that the doctor of a dementia patient bore no responsibility for a car crash the 85-year-old woman caused that killed her longtime partner....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Santa Clarita resident helps foil burglars: Authorities in Santa Clarita are crediting a vigilant resident with helping to nab three men suspected of burglarizing a local home this week, officials from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station...