| 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...
| Feb 15, 2013
Richard Collins, a screenwriter during the McCarthy era who was blacklisted for several years before he cooperated with the Communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee, died Thursday in Ventura.
The onetime Communist Party member was 98...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2013
Pianist and bandleader who fled Cuba
Bebo Valdes, 94, a renowned Cuban pianist who recorded with Nat King Cole, was bandleader of Havana's Tropicana nightclub during its glittering heyday and was considered the last luminary from the...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:09 PM
The only thing less pleasant than a stay in the hospital is having to go right back there to deal with complications. And experts say it happens all too often.
One in 8 elderly patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:06 PM
California officials are looking to build on a federal effort to disclose more healthcare pricing information to consumers.
Medicare officials released new data this week that showed wildly different hospital charges across the nation for 100 of the...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Founding member of metal band Slayer
Jeff Hanneman, 49, a guitarist and founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, died Thursday of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital,...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:41 PM
George Michael is healthy enough to think about going back on tour, rescheduling the Symphonica dates he had to cancel. George Michael was hospitalized with pneumonia at the end of last year....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Wilbur K. Woo, a banker and produce merchant who first immigrated to Los Angeles in 1921, when he was 5, and decades later became an influential leader of the city's Chinese American community, has died. He was 96. Woo, who......
| May 10, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Celso Chavez, the guitarist-keyboardist in local '90s alt-rock band Possum Dixon, died Wednesday night after complications from a staph infection led to pneumonia, his former bandmate Rob Zabrecky confirmed to Pop & Hiss. He was 44....
| May 7, 2012
| 4:35 PM
L.A. book events coming up this week....