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  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • PASSINGS: Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Ted Bergmann, Melba Hernandez

    Mohammad Qasim Fahim Influential Afghan vice president Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during...
  • PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh

    PASSINGS: Celes King IV, Mitch Leigh
    Celes King IV Community activist and entrepreneur Celes King IV, 70, a South Los Angeles community activist whose father was civil rights advocate Celes King III, died Saturday at a San Diego hospital, a family spokesman said. Adrian Dove,...
  • Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer

    Oswald Morris dies at 98; award-winning British cinematographer
    Oswald Morris, a renowned British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for the 1971 musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and who was known for his innovative color work on films such as "Moulin Rouge," has died. He was 98. Morris died Monday at his home in...
  • Charles Keating Jr. dies at 90; key figure in S&L collapse

    Charles Keating Jr. dies at 90; key figure in S&L collapse
    Willful and self-assured, Charles H. Keating Jr. strode through a life of outsized public roles — anti-pornography crusader, luxury hotel developer, political kingmaker — on his way to becoming one of the nation's most notorious corporate...
  • Robert L. Brosio, retired federal prosecutor, dies at 77

    Robert L. Brosio, retired federal prosecutor, dies at 77
    Robert L. Brosio, a federal prosecutor who headed the U.S. attorney’s criminal division in Los Angeles for 28 years, has died in a Pasadena hospital. He was 77. Brosio suffered a pulmonary embolism in February and died Friday, his daughter...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate
    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • Mark Stock dies at 62; painter known for butler images

    Mark Stock dies at 62; painter known for butler images
    Mark Stock, a painter known for his evocative portraits of white-gloved butlers and sad, stylish women in slinky gowns, has died. He was 62. Stock, who died Wednesday at an Oakland hospital, had an enlarged heart, his publicist Charlotte Parker said....
  • Charles Keating dies at 90; thrift owner accused of bilking investors

    Charles Keating dies at 90; thrift owner accused of bilking investors
    Charles H. Keating Jr., who became the poster child of the savings and loan debacle 25 years ago after his Irvine thrift was seized by federal regulators in what at the time was the nation's costliest bank collapse, has died. He was 90. In the early...
  • Frankie Knuckles dies at 59; DJ helped create house music

    Frankie Knuckles dies at 59; DJ helped create house music
    Frankie Knuckles, a record producer and disc jockey who helped develop the sound and culture of house music — a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the 1970s and '80s and resonates today — died Monday at his home...
  • Ruth Ryon dies at 69; creator of The Times' Hot Property column

    Ruth Ryon dies at 69; creator of The Times' Hot Property column
    Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease,...