| Jul 17, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Two baseball teams made up of Southern California players are dreaming of the World Series for Connie Mack and American Legion, respectively. The Conejo Oaks Connie Mack 18U team, coached by Chaminade's Frank Mutz, begins a series Sunday to determine........
| Jul 18, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The Playa del Rey Dirtybirds, made up of players and ex-players from Westchester, Crenshaw and Hamilton, have advanced to the American Legion state playoffs in Yountville after defeated Culver City, 19-2, on Saturday. Danny Skahill pitched a six-hitter,...
| Dec 20, 2010
Phil Cavarretta, who was the National League's most valuable player in 1945 when he led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday in Lilburn, Ga. He was 94.
Cavarretta died of complications from a stroke, his son, Phil...
| Dec 1, 2010
Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Nov 21, 2010
When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor hurled the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941, the impact on William Hohri, then a sophomore at North Hollywood High School, was almost immediate.
That afternoon his immigrant father, a Methodist...
| Feb 20, 2011
In 2011 we will not be celebrating a round-numbered anniversary pertaining to Anton Bruckner (1824-96). The music world will be busy feting Liszt (born 200 years ago) or Gustav Mahler (died 100 years ago).
Nevertheless, the schedules in Southern...
| May 5, 2011
Dr. David Sencer, a prominent former federal health official whose career was tainted by controversy over a swine flu vaccination campaign in the 1970s, died Monday in an Atlanta hospital after a bout with pneumonia. He was 86.
Sencer was director of the...
| Jan 7, 2012
MIAMI — Don Carter, the bowling great with the unorthodox style who flourished as a genuine sports celebrity during the game's golden age on TV, died Thursday at his Miami home. He was 85.
The Professional Bowlers Assn. announced the death of...
| Feb 12, 2012
Modernist architect Eugene Weston III was in his early 30s when he declared that "the house is the last of the handcrafted objects" in an industrial age.
The year was 1956, and he argued in The Times that even a modest house could be "more beautiful...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:42 PM
With Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich engaging in a dogfight, Rick Santorum soldiered on, trying to persuade some of Florida's reddest Republicans that the top two finishers in South Carolina's upending primary are convenient conservatives, while he is the...
| Jan 21, 2012
Edward Derwinski, who represented Chicago's south side and adjoining suburbs in Congress for nearly a quarter-century before becoming the nation's first secretary of Veterans Affairs, died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Oak Brook, Ill., his...