| May 25, 2012
"Big Willie" Robinson was a 6-foot-6, 300-pound former Los Angeles street racer, a gentle giant who promoted organized drag racing as a way to unite people of all races and classes and ease racial tensions.
"When you get around cars, man, there ain't...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
On the morning of July 10, attorney Jerald Gale was reading an e-mail in his office on the 20th floor of a Koreatown high-rise. That's the last thing the 58-year-old husband, father and avid cyclist remembers before losing consciousness.
| May 28, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Richard W. Lyman
Former president of Stanford University
Richard W. Lyman, 88, a former president and provost of Stanford University who clamped down on student protests during the Vietnam War era, died Sunday of congestive heart failure in Palo Alto,...
| Aug 22, 2012
The Kingdom Day Parade always started with Larry E. Grant cruising down a boulevard in South Los Angeles with a procession of colorful floats, marching bands and dance troupes trailing behind.
Grant traveled the three-mile route on the back of a...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Steven Domalewski, a teenager from New Jersey who suffered brain damage when he was struck by a line drive while playing in a youth baseball game, will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, a sporting goods chain and...
| Jun 16, 2012
She was an ambitious, well-connected former Nashville radio station receptionist when the performing rights organization BMI hired her to open a southern regional office in the Tennessee capital in 1958.
By the time Frances Williams Preston retired as...
| Jan 16, 2012
Manuel Fraga Iribarne, 89, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain's ruling conservative party and was the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco's right-wing regime, died Sunday of heart failure at his Madrid home, according to the...
| Jan 18, 2012
Wrote hit song 'Troglodyte (Cave Man)'
Jimmy Castor, a funk and soul saxophonist, singer and songwriter best known for "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "It's Just Begun," died Monday of apparent heart failure at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 71,...
| Jan 27, 2012
Robert Hegyes, an actor whose Jewish-Puerto Rican character Juan Epstein was one of the Sweathogs on the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Thursday of a heart attack in New Jersey. He was 60.
A resident of Metuchen, N.J., Hegyes arrived at JFK...
| Jan 30, 2012
In November, following an emotional public hearing some months earlier, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew approval for the cancer drug Avastin for patients with metastatic breast cancer — the late-stage, incurable form of the disease. The...
| Oct 28, 2012
Nurse practitioner Matt Tomlin steps into a small patient exam room, logs on to a computer and pulls up a formidable list of ailments for the 57-year-old woman sitting in front of him.
Hypertension. Diabetes. Congestive heart failure. Obesity. Anxiety...