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  • Crime down in Los Angeles, other parts of Southern California

    Crime down in Los Angeles, other parts of Southern California
    Crime in much of Los Angeles County and elsewhere in Southern California has dropped significantly so far this year, despite an economic meltdown that has pushed unemployment into double digits, imploded the housing market and shuttered countless...
  • Underrated destinations recommended by Times readers

    Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
  • Sanford McDonnell dies at 89; former McDonnell Douglas CEO

    Sanford McDonnell dies at 89; former McDonnell Douglas CEO
    Sanford "Sandy" McDonnell, the former chief executive of aerospace giant McDonnell Douglas Corp. who in the 1970s helped turn around the company started by his uncle, died Monday. He was 89. His death was announced by Boeing Co., which acquired McDonnell...
  • PASSINGS: Lee Dorman

    PASSINGS: Lee Dorman
    Lee Dorman, 70, the bassist for the psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, was found dead Friday morning in a vehicle, said Gail Krause, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. A coroner's investigation is under way, but foul play is not...
  • Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image

    Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image
    Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who created the widely known Doomsday Clock for the first cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, died March 26 at a rehabilitation facility near her home in suburban Chicago of complications from a lung infection. She was...
  • Jack Lorenz dies at 69; nature preservation advocate

    Jack Lorenz, who became a nationally prominent advocate for nature preservation during 18 years as executive director of the Izaak Walton League and who developed a code of ethics governing outdoor activities, died of a stroke March 2 at Scripps Mercy...
  • PASSINGS

    Frank Melton Troubled mayor in Mississippi Frank Melton, 60, the mayor of Jackson, Miss., died early Thursday, less than two days after losing a reelection bid in a contentious Democratic primary that came a week before his second federal trial. The...
  • Margaret Bush Wilson dies at 90; first black woman to head national NAACP board

    Margaret Bush Wilson dies at 90; first black woman to head national NAACP board
    Margaret Bush Wilson, the first African American woman to head the national NAACP board of directors, and who was ousted in 1983 after a public feud with its executive director, died Tuesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis of multiple organ...
  • Dan Peek dies at 60; founding member of the band America

    Dan Peek dies at 60; founding member of the band America
    Dan Peek, a founding member of soft-rock trio America, which shot to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s with bouncy, lightweight hits including "A Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway" and "Sister Golden Hair," died Sunday at his home in Farmington,...
  • Shulamith Firestone dies at 67: wrote feminist classic 'The Dialectic of Sex'

    Shulamith Firestone, whose 1970 book "The Dialectic of Sex" became a feminist classic with its calls for a drastic rethinking of women's roles in the bearing and raising of children, was found dead Tuesday in her New York City apartment. She was 67. A...
  • PASSINGS: Gerald Heaney

    Gerald Heaney Judge's opinions helped desegregate schools Gerald Heaney, 92, a retired federal judge who wrote or helped write opinions that led to the desegregation of schools in St. Louis, Omaha and Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday in Duluth, Minn. The...