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  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
  • PASSINGS: William Kerr

    PASSINGS: William Kerr
    WILLIAM KERR Glass company executive, Westmont College trustee William Kerr, 95, a longtime executive at Los Angeles-based Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. and a trustee at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 5 at...
  • Tamales, L.A.'s original street food

    Tamales, L.A.'s original street food
    Southern California's latest foodie trend has the region atwitter. Lines form long into the night at the latest hot spot for edible treasures, while wily entrepreneurs outdo each other by parking at the best spots. But not everyone is happy. Brick-and-...
  • Wally Boag dies at 90; gave more than 40,000 performances at Disneyland

    Wally Boag dies at 90; gave more than 40,000 performances at Disneyland
    When he auditioned for a starring role in Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue before the Anaheim theme park opened in 1955, comedian Wally Boag thought he was trying out for just another two-week booking. It was anything but. By the time he retired from...
  • Norbert Olberz dies at 86; Sport Chalet founder, CEO for 4 decades

    Norbert Olberz dies at 86; Sport Chalet founder, CEO for 4 decades
    Norbert Olberz, founder of the Southern California-based Sport Chalet chain of outdoor recreational equipment stores, died of natural causes Friday at his home in La CaƱada Flintridge, the company announced. He was 86. As chief executive for four...
  • Live review: The Decemberists at the Greek Theatre

     
    A live review of the Decemberists' gig at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, August 12....
  • Sunset Strip Music Festival: Motley Crue, back on the Boulevard

     
    Motley Crue got its start at the Whisky and the Roxy along the Strip. Now, Tommy Lee & Co. are headlining the street’s annual music festival this weekend....
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills goes for the hipster class with new Portland Collection

     
    Pendleton Woolen Mills goes after the hipster class with the new Portland Collection launching in 200 boutique stores after Labor Day. The 102-year-old brand is tapping into the indie cool of Portland, the city that exported Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Ace...
  • Visiting Portland: Sipping cherry gimlets and vintage shopping

     
    A visit to Portland, Ore., uncovers a wealth of interesting sights and attractions....
  • Pop music review: FYF Festival works out the kinks

     
    The daylong event shows a thriving punk spirit This post has been updated. See below for details. They were peppered throughout the 20,000-strong crowd at the exuberant FYF Festival in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday: first-generation punk band T-...
  • In Rotation: Various Artists, “Music from Saharan Cellphones”

     
    The notion behind the volumes is nearly as exciting as the music within this mix-tape series, put out by the collectors/digital archaeologists at SahelSounds.com of Portland, Ore., over the past year and a half....