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  • Wade Mainer dies at 104; 'grandfather of bluegrass'

    Wade Mainer dies at 104; 'grandfather of bluegrass'
    Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers. As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on...
  • Edmund Shea Jr. dies at 80; venture capitalist co-founded Shea Homes

    Edmund Shea Jr. dies at 80; venture capitalist co-founded Shea Homes
    Edmund Shea Jr., a venture capitalist who co-founded Shea Homes, one of the nation's largest for-profit home builders, has died. He was 80. Shea died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday at his home in San Marino, according to spokesman Aaron Curtiss. As a...
  • Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion

    Edwin Gaustad dies at 87; scholar of American religion
    Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87. Gaustad...
  • David F. Friedman dies at 87; exploitation filmmaker pioneered B-movie gore

    David F. Friedman dies at 87; exploitation filmmaker pioneered B-movie gore
    David F. Friedman, the godfather of B-movie gore who produced 1963's "Blood Feast," which paved a bloody path that led to increasingly graphic horror movies, has died. He was 87. Friedman died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Anniston, Ala.,...
  • Unions threatened with layoffs protest Villaraigosa trips out of town

     
    Los Angeles City workers are planning a protest outside of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s annual State of the City address Wednesday to voice their anger at the mayor’s plan for layoffs....
  • Villaraigosa speech focuses on transit issues, not L.A. budget woes

     
    Even as city workers protested proposed layoffs outside of his speech, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa avoided talk of layoffs during his annual State of the City address Wednesday, choosing instead to cheerlead a proposed ballot measure that he said...
  • The Jacksons reunite for 'Unity' summer tour ‎

     
    Almost three years after the death of Micheal Jackson, The Jacksons are set to go back on tour together for the first time in nearly three decades....
  • Nascar fans, meet the funnel bacakonator

     
    Nothing says fast cars and burning rubber like the "funnel bacakonator?" This bad boy is worthy of the artory clogging, greasy, gluttonous offerings you're likely to find at a county fair. The bacakonator consists of a large funnel cake drizzled with...
  • BofA + BofA 4ever!

     
    Maybe it's just that I've been paying closer attention -– it's football season, after all, so the TV gets a lot more "on" time in my house -- but I couldn't walk past the television in the last few days......
  • Bank of America abandons plan to charge $5 debit card fee

     
    Bank of America fee: Bowing to a national flood of protests, Bank of America Corp. is calling off its plan to charge customers $5 a month for using its debit cards to make purchases -- a strategy that proved a public relations disaster for what once was...
  • NASCAR's Rick Hendrick breaks four ribs in plane incident

     
    NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick broke four ribs and his clavicle when his team's business jet made a hard landing in Key West, Fla., Hendrick Motorsports said in an update Wednesday....