| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
On a hot August evening nearly 48 years ago, Rena Price was at home in South Los Angeles when she was summoned with alarming news: A few blocks away, one of her sons, Marquette Frye, had been stopped by California Highway Patrol officers after driving...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:55 PM
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Earl Sweatshirt, the Los Angeles-born rapper whose major label debut “Doris” is due this summer, has been forced to cancel all upcoming concert dates after a bout of pneumonia landed him...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Dr. William Glasser, a psychiatrist, education reform advocate and bestselling author whose unorthodox emphasis on personal responsibility for mental problems sold millions of books, caught the attention of educators and earned him an international...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There was the spectacle, the runaway budget, the fights with the studio. But almost everyone thinks about the 1963 movie "Cleopatra" for one thing: Liz and Dick.
Martin Landau remembers the day when he realized "Cleopatra" stars Elizabeth Taylor and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Suspected Nazi war criminal
Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.
His death was confirmed...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
You hear him before you see him.
The melodic baritone drifts through the sterile corridors of Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The sound surprises no one. Most have gotten used to hearing Jared Axen, a registered nurse, who...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Ted Hood, 86, a yachtsman, sailmaker, yacht designer and builder who captained the winner of the 1974 America's Cup sailing race, died June 28 at a nursing home in Middletown, R.I., his son Richard said. He had had pneumonia and heart problems....
| Mar 19, 2013
Original member of Spinners R&B group
Bobbie Smith, 76, a singer with the Spinners soul music group since the 1950s, died Saturday in Orlando, Fla., of complications from pneumonia and influenza. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer...