| 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...
| 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-...
| Jul 22, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I was out on the road in Northern California, heading southeast from Sacramento on Highway 16 toward the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It's a beautiful drive, and on that blistering summer day I might have noticed the massive...
| Jul 29, 2010
Open almost two years, the downtown bistro Church & State has seen a lot of changes in its brief life. Steven Arroyo (Cobras & Matadors) opened the restaurant in the Biscuit Co. Lofts on Industrial Street in September 2008. The original chef lasted only a...
| Aug 19, 2010
When a former L'Orangerie chef breaks ranks with his fellow French chefs, runs a renegade pop-up restaurant and fantasizes about landing the first food truck on the Champs-Élysées, then times, you know, are changing. Over several iterations Bastide has...
| Aug 17, 2010
With the chicken-salad sandwich lunch rush looming, Pam Wright wastes no time sprinkling just enough water on the butter and flour mixture on her countertop to bind the pie dough. The owner of the Cobbler Lady in Leimert Park gathers up a butter-...
| Sep 30, 2010
Days after record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures across much of the state, the 2010 wine grape harvest has officially lurched into gear, weeks later than normal, kicking off the final acts of one of the strangest California vintages in recent memory....