| Jul 25, 2010
Irvin R. Lai, a revered Chinese American community leader in Los Angeles best known for his efforts to save the roast duck in Chinatown and to ensure the proper handling of burial remains exposed during the Metro Gold Line extension, has died. He was 83....
| Jul 18, 2010
Joseph J. Musil, a Santa Ana-based theater designer with a flair for showmanship and a reverence for a bygone era of movie-going whose work included the restoration of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and the transformation of the Crest Theater in...
| Aug 8, 2010
Jack V. Pandol, a leader of the California produce industry whose innovations included pioneering global partnerships that made fresh fruit available to North Americans year-round, has died. He was 87.
Pandol, who had Alzheimer's disease, died...
| Jul 24, 2010
Joseph Bosco, a freelance crime writer who secured one of the few permanent seats at the O.J. Simpson criminal trial and turned his observations into a nonfiction book about the murder case, has died. He was 61.
Bosco died of natural causes July 8 in...
| Aug 7, 2010
Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90.
Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several...
| Jul 23, 2010
Ralph Houk, who won the World Series in 1961 and 1962 in his first two seasons as manager of the New York Yankees, died Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90.
Houk went on to lead the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in a 20-year managerial career....
| Jul 24, 2010
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Blues guitarist and singer
Phillip Walker, 73, a blues guitarist and singer who backed such stars as Etta James and Lowell Fulson, died of heart failure Thursday in Palm Springs, said Marc Lipkin, publicity director for Alligator Records....
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2010
Ben Keith, a veteran steel guitarist who played on Patsy Cline's 1961 hit "I Fall to Pieces" before befriending Neil Young and going on to play on more than a dozen of the Canadian rocker's albums, has died. He was 73.
| Dec 8, 2011
Jennifer McLagan has a knack for tackling topics that are, shall we say, "under-appreciated". To complete a "trilogy" of sorts, the author follows up her award-winning "Bones" and "Fat" with "Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal." Full-on nose-to-...