| Feb 24, 2011
Dwayne McDuffie, a highly respected comic book and animation writer who was a co-founder of Milestone Media, a landmark company that created a multicultural comics line that introduced black superheroes such as Hardware and Static, has died. He was 49....
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2011
Walt Hazzard, a stellar point guard who helped John Wooden win his first national championship at UCLA and became the fifth coach to follow the college basketball legend, died Friday. He was 69.
Hazzard, who suffered a stroke in 1996, died at Ronald...
| Jan 28, 2011
"Ip Man" told the fact-based origins of how a man named, yes, Ip Man learned the ways of Wing Chun kung fu, and the sequel "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" moves forward to 1940s Hong Kong under British colonial occupation.
With director Wilson Yip,...
| Aug 25, 2011
Frank Dileo, a music industry promoter who spent five years as Michael Jackson's manager after the release of his "Thriller" album then briefly rejoined him before the pop star's death in 2009, has died. He was 63.
Dileo died Wednesday at a hospital in...
| Nov 2, 2011
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77.
Cates may have been...
| Nov 8, 2011
Alan Mootnick, a self-taught primate specialist who rose to become a leading authority on gibbon biology and conservation, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications following heart surgery, relatives said. He was 60.
| Sep 18, 2011
The coffee table in Barbara T. Smith's Venice home is piled high with aging cassette tapes. She's been sorting through audio from a 1981 performance piece called "Birthdaze" in preparation for "The Radicalization of a '50s Housewife," her upcoming solo...
| Oct 16, 2011
Your parents took care of you before you could take care of yourself. Now, for many baby boomers, the roles are reversed.
While some adult children have the time and resources to provide care for an aging parent, it doesn’t make sense for everyone....
| Jul 31, 2007
Burke's domestic dispute
Re "Supervisor's residence outside district raises legal questions," July 27
I live in Ladera Heights, and until Friday, I thought that Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke represented me. Thanks to The Times, I now know...
| Apr 5, 2007
AS THEY TACK left and right state by state, the Democratic presidential contenders can't agree on much. But one cause they all support — along with Republicans such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and California's own Gov. Arnold...