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  • Curtis Tarr dies at 88; switched military draft to lottery system

    Curtis Tarr dies at 88; switched military draft to lottery system
    Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88. His death was confirmed...
  • Leonard Garment dies at 89; advised President Nixon during Watergate

    Leonard Garment dies at 89; advised President Nixon during Watergate
    Leonard Garment, a lawyer who was a friend and advisor to President Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded and who urged him not to destroy tape recordings of his conversations, has died. He was 89. Garment, who had been ill, died Saturday at his New...
  • Newton R. Russell dies at 85; veteran California legislator

    Newton R. Russell dies at 85; veteran California legislator
    Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La CaƱada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85. A...
  • PASSINGS: Vincent G. Dowling, John La Montaine

    PASSINGS: Vincent G. Dowling, John La Montaine
    Vincent G. Dowling Actor, director gave Tom Hanks early break Actor and director Vincent G. Dowling, 83, who left behind a long career with Ireland's national theater to run a Shakespeare festival in Cleveland where he gave a young Tom Hanks an...
  • Helen Thomas dies at 92; pioneering journalist

    Helen Thomas dies at 92; pioneering journalist
    Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92. A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
  • David Frost dies at 74; British journalist interviewed Nixon

    David Frost dies at 74; British journalist interviewed Nixon
    David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career. "You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with...
  • It should be easier to get rid of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

    It should be easier to get rid of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
    SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office. There is, of course. Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...
  • David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own

    David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own
    David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett,...
  • Changing name of Marina Freeway to 'Ballona Freeway' is proposed

    Changing name of Marina Freeway to 'Ballona Freeway' is proposed
    Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents much of the Westside, proposed Tuesday that the Marina Freeway be given a new name: the Ballona Freeway. "Ballona Creek is an important natural resource in the Los Angeles urban environment," Bonin...
  • Republicans in California: Terminal, or showing signs of life?

    The California Republican Party, long given up for dead, is showing surprising signs of life. The last two decades have marked a slow, steady decline for a party that once yielded such national figures as Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan....
  • 2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list

    2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...