| 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...
| 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 5, 2010
There was a time when BlackBerrys grew wild.
They were everywhere: boardrooms, restaurants and kitchen tables. The dark little devices would vibrate every time a new e-mail arrived, delivering a tiny thrill that millions of employees came to both...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2010
Gladstone's Malibu, the iconic 33-year-old seafood restaurant that lays claim to 700 feet of prime beachfront real estate where the river of traffic on Sunset Boulevard flows into the estuary of the Pacific Coast Highway, had been having a bad decade,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2011
Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
| Sep 11, 2010
Larry Totah, 55, a Los Angeles architect and designer who created the look of retail boutiques, restaurants, furniture and home furnishings, died Sept. 3 at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He had...
| 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...