| Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other...
| Nov 28, 2010
Australian microbiologist Frank Fenner, who headed the World Health Organization team that eradicated the smallpox virus globally and who played a key role in reducing the 1950s plague of rabbits in Australia, died Monday, according to the Australian...
| Aug 8, 2010
Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62.
Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...
| Dec 26, 2010
As a California Highway Patrol officer in San Luis Obispo County, Ernie Tripke had never heard of James Dean before Sept. 30, 1955.
But from that day forward, Tripke never quite escaped being asked about the day he responded to the two-car crash that...
| Nov 15, 2010
NFL lineman played 10 seasons for Rams
Ken Iman, 71, an offensive lineman who played 10 seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday at his home in Springfield, Pa., the Philadelphia Eagles announced. He had worked for the team an...
| Aug 2, 2010
Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rican independence activist who spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954, died Sunday. She was 90.
Lebron died at a hospital in San Juan of complications from...
| Jul 27, 2010
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Rupert J. Deese, a longtime Claremont ceramicist who began producing functional decorative pottery with shapely forms and silky glazes during the Southern California postwar design boom, has died. He was 85.
Deese died July 12 at Pomona Valley Hospital...
| Sep 10, 2010
Rich Cronin, the lead singer and songwriter for the band LFO who wrote the catchy 1999 hit "Summer Girls" — in which he rapped about Abercrombie and Fitch — has died of complications of leukemia. He was 36.
Cronin, who was diagnosed with...
| Aug 12, 2010
David L. Wolper, the award-winning television documentary producer best known for the blockbuster TV miniseries "Roots" and for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies he created for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, has died. He was 82....
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| Dec 18, 2010
Samuel P. King, a federal judge who co-wrote an essay that led to major reform of one of the nation's richest charities, an educational trust founded by the estate of a Hawaiian princess, has died. He was 94.
King died Dec. 7 in a Honolulu hospital...