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  • Richard Daugherty dies at 91; archaeologist studied Makah tribe site

    Richard Daugherty dies at 91; archaeologist studied Makah tribe site
    Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around...
  • Natalie Kotsch dies at 76; International Surfing Museum founder

    Natalie Kotsch dies at 76; International Surfing Museum founder
    After the founder of the International Surfing Museum dipped a toe in the beautiful, blue Pacific, she never bothered to hang the other nine. It was too cold, and the last thing a Canadian farm girl wanted in California was cold. Even so, Natalie...
  • Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro

    Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro
    Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
  • Joseph A. Dear dies at 62; CalPERS investment chief

    Joseph A. Dear dies at 62; CalPERS investment chief
    SACRAMENTO — Joseph A. Dear, the chief investment officer who helped guide California's and the country's largest public pension fund out of the Great Recession, has died. He was 62. Dear died Wednesday in Sacramento after battling prostate cancer...
  • Jim Lange dies at 81; the first host of 'The Dating Game'

    Jim Lange dies at 81; the first host of 'The Dating Game'
    Jim Lange, the first host of the popular TV game show "The Dating Game," died Tuesday at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. He was 81. He had a heart attack, his wife, Nancy, said. Though Lange had a long and successful career in radio, he is best...
  • Jim Keysor dies at 86; California assemblyman failed in other bids for elective office

    Jim Keysor dies at 86; California assemblyman failed in other bids for elective office
    Jim Keysor, who spent four terms in the California state Assembly in the 1970s but failed in several other bids for elective office, died Feb. 13 at the Capistrano Beach Care Center. He was 86. Keysor was hospitalized after contracting pneumonia and a...
  • Jack Stephan dies at 96; plumbing company was known for 'Adee do!' ads

    Jack Stephan dies at 96; plumbing company was known for 'Adee do!' ads
    Who knows what danger lurks in your plumbing? If you grew up in Southern California after 1965 and watched any of the major TV channels, it's likely you know the answer: "Adee do!" Those words were drilled into pop-culture posterity by a series of...
  • Paco de Lucia dies at 66; influential Spanish guitarist

    Paco de Lucia dies at 66; influential Spanish guitarist
    Paco de Lucia, a renowned Spanish guitarist who dazzled audiences with his lightning-speed flamenco rhythms and finger work, died Wednesday in Mexico. He was 66. De Lucia suffered a heart attack while on vacation at the Caribbean beach resort of Playa...
  • Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66; activist, attorney was Jackson, Miss. mayor

    Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66; activist, attorney was Jackson, Miss. mayor
    Chokwe Lumumba, 66, a human rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who became mayor of Jackson, Miss., last year, died Tuesday at a Jackson hospital, city officials said. The cause wasn't immediately clear. As an attorney, Lumumba represented...
  • Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets

    Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets
    Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...
  • William F. Thomas dies at 89; former Times chief editor

    William F. Thomas dies at 89; former Times chief editor
    William F. Thomas, an editor who led The Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89. Thomas, who...