| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma horseman who became a TV and western movie star during the genre's heyday, died Tuesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He was 89.
Robertson, who was best known for starring in the series "Tales of Wells Fargo" from...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Sounds strange, I know. But I hope you never have reason to meet Dr. Noah Federman, who makes his living saving children's lives.
Extraordinary guy. Take all the athletes I've met in more than 40 years and this is my hero, even though he has to admit,...
| Feb 24, 2013
Randy Runyon, who entertained audiences in Southern California for more than a decade as Chucko, the clown character he took over from his father in the 1980s, died Wednesday at his home in Canyon Country. He was 57.
His death followed a lengthy...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage-rock classic more than 45 years after its 1966 release made the British group and lead singer Reg Presley international stars....
| Jan 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86.
Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
| Jan 9, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, whose narrative nonfiction spanned presidential politics and the game of baseball, has died. He was 62.
Cramer died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from lung cancer,...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Images of a city smoldering and a river clogged with pale, radioactive cadavers never left Keiji Nakazawa's mind.
The Japanese manga, or comic-book, artist used those images and other memories of surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, to create...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:48 PM
The bullet that Larry Robert Broman used to kill himself went clean through his head and into the wall.
No one had expected him to do it. Not his ex-wife, who had remained close to him. And not their two grown daughters.
It happened early on the...
| Dec 23, 2012
The eldest sibling in Vietnam's most enduring singing family, Duy Quang was known for holding audiences enthralled as he boomed out the ballads of yesteryear, many penned by his father, Pham Duy, who knew how to tug at a listener's heart with songs...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Gary Squier, who became the first housing director for the city of Los Angeles in 1990 and faced a formidable housing challenge in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, died Dec. 4 at his Santa Monica home. He was 61.
The cause was lung cancer,...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Influential Hollywood costume designer, Theadora Van Runkle, who earned three Oscar nominations, including one for her very first movie -- 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde" -- died Nov. 4, 2011, from lung cancer. She was 83....