| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
An autopsy is scheduled today for famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, whose unexpected death at 54 on Tuesday shocked both the city and the food world. Trotter was considered by many to be a pioneer in both food and wine, having single-handedly made...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Some long-ago meals I remember as if I’d eaten them yesterday. My first meal at Charlie Trotter’s 15 years ago, when it was generally acknowledged to be the best restaurant between the coasts, skitters in and out of focus like a scene from a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Les Plesko, an author and well-regarded instructor in creative writing, died Monday in Venice. Plesko taught at UCLA Extension, where he was a recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing.
The L.A. County coroner told City News...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Eiji Toyoda, a family scion who spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.'s aggressive push into the U.S. auto market, has died. He was 100.
Toyoda, a cousin of the Japanese automaker's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of heart failure Tuesday at Toyota Memorial...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, which attracted celebrity followers and controversy with its New Age and financially lucrative presentation of ancient Jewish mysticism, has died.
The Los Angeles-based spiritual organization...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Sir Anthony Caro, the renowned British sculptor whose abstract creations have been hugely influential, has died. The 89-year-old artist suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday, said the Tate Museum in London.
Caro is recognized widely for...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Ed Lauter, 74, a character actor who carved out a niche in the 1970s playing mostly heavies in movies and TV and kept up a busy schedule in recent years with appearances in Clint Eastwood’s “Trouble With the Curve” and Oscar winner...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Lou Reed, anchor of New York rock band the Velvet Underground and widely regarded as one of pop's most influential musicians, has died, the Associated Press reported Sunday. He was 71.
Though a cause of death has not yet been revealed, the Associated...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Rock critic Robert Hilburn, who wrote much about Lou Reed during his more than 30 years at the Los Angeles Times, told The Times on Sunday that of all the people he had interviewed over the years, Reed was the most different from his public image....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Hal Needham, a highly regarded Hollywood stuntman and director of frothy, adrenaline-pumped films like "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run," has died. He was 82.
Needham died Friday in Los Angeles, according to his business managers at Laura...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Bill Sharman, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s who became coach of the Lakers and led the team to its first NBA championship in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, died Friday. He was 87.
Sharman, who suffered a stroke last week,...