| May 7, 2014
As a longtime subscriber to The Times, an active member of Amnesty International, a former docent at the Museum of Tolerance and the son of Holocaust survivors, I found your front-page story on Donald Sterling ("Sterling foundation ads tout good works,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Darwin Payne, 76, of Dallas, was among the crowd of reporters dispatched to cover the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Now a professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Payne discussed...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday unveiled a restructuring plan that will slash nearly 700 jobs over the next year.
The 6% staff reduction will come primarily from the company’s beleaguered newspaper unit, but will...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Garrick Utley, 74, a veteran TV journalist whose far-ranging career included anchoring duties as well as reporting from more than 70 countries, died of cancer Thursday in New York. NBC announced his death Friday morning.
Utley began at NBC News in 1963,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also helped resuscitate the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y. He was 81.
He had colon cancer, said his companion, Val...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:22 AM
There are real-life newspaper editors like the ones you see in the movies, the ones who swagger and swashbuckle and cuss and scrap.
Bill Thomas was not one of those editors.
He was urbane, dapper, cool and collected, an editor to match the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Donald S. Maxwell, a retired financial executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Times and its former parent company, Times Mirror, through periods of unprecedented expansion, died Wednesday at his home in La Habra Heights. He was 83 and had pancreatic...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Editor hired 'Sex and the City' columnist
Peter Kaplan, 59, the former editor of the New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before digging out the umbrella and raincoat.
The Skinny: I've lived in Los Angeles on and off for more than 12 years and I'm still amazed that a little rain is the lead story on the news and brings traffic to a grinding halt. Well,...