| Sep 29, 2010
Richard "Dick" Griffey, founder of the Los Angeles-based R&B record label Solar, which was once touted as "the Motown of the '80s," has died. He was 71.
Griffey died Friday at a Canoga Park rehabilitation center of complications from quadruple-bypass...
| Dec 5, 2010
C. SCOTT LITTLETON
at Occidental College
C. Scott Littleton 77, a longtime Occidental College anthropology professor and department chairman known for his studies of comparative Indo-European mythology and folklore, Arthurian...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| 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 31, 2010
Starting pitcher for Brooklyn Dodgers
Billy Loes, 80, who pitched on three pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers teams in the 1950s, died July 15 at a hospice in Tucson, said his wife, Irene. He had diabetes for several years and had open heart...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:55 PM
Behind Brian Jacques' hugely popular "Redwall" series of children's fantasy novels was milk, tea and a bit of serendipity.
As a milk deliveryman in his 40s in Liverpool, England, he was invited in for tea at one of his stops, the Royal Wavertree School...
| Dec 30, 2010
Agathe von Trapp
Oldest daughter in real 'Sound of Music' family
Agathe von Trapp, 97, a member of the musical family whose escape from Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," died Tuesday at a hospice in Towson, Md., after suffering...
| 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....
| Apr 9, 2011
As she so often does, Marichia Simcik Arese will host one of her unusual crafts boutiques this weekend at her Pacific Palisades home.
And two days after that she will head for Vietnam to encourage the disabled young artists who create chic water bottle...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Peter Case has split with Paul Collins from the Nerves reunion tour they were on. Peter Case will continue on his own, focusing on songs from the Plimsouls, the band he formed after the Nerves disbanded....