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  • Maurice L. McAlister dies at 87; co-founder of Downey Savings & Loan

    Maurice L. McAlister dies at 87; co-founder of Downey Savings & Loan
    Maurice L. McAlister overcame a dirt-poor childhood in Texas to achieve prominence in two fields as a young man — first as a builder, then as the head of Downey Savings & Loan, which became a Southern California banking fixture for decades under his...
  • George McArthur dies at 88; L.A. Times Saigon bureau chief during Vietnam War

    George McArthur, who covered the Vietnam War for the Los Angeles Times as Saigon bureau chief after spending two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, died Friday. He was 88. McArthur died at a hospice in Fairfax County, Va., of...
  • Al Neuharth dies at 89; newspaper mogul created USA Today

    Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...
  • Ki Suh Park dies at 80; architect helped rebuild L.A. after riots

    Ki Suh Park dies at 80; architect helped rebuild L.A. after riots
    From rubble and wreckage, Ki Suh Park often saw possibility. It was so as he stood amid the destruction of the Korean War, when he resolved to study architecture and help rebuild his homeland. And it was so as he drove down Western Avenue after the 1992...
  • IAAPA: What's new and what's next at theme parks

    IAAPA: What's new and what's next at theme parks
    About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show. > Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show Ride makers use the...
  • Linda Pugach dies at 75; disfigured by lye, she married attacker

    "It's me and Burt against the world." -- Linda Pugach, 2007 With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events. PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013 In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-...
  • PASSINGS: Martin Richards, Bryce Bayer

    Martin Richards Stage producer and philanthropist Martin Richards, 80, a prominent stage producer who won an Oscar for producing the 2002 film "Chicago" decades after bringing it to Broadway, died Monday after a battle with cancer, said his publicist,...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Wallace L.W. Sargent dies at 77; Caltech astrophysicist

    Wallace L.W. Sargent, a Caltech astrophysicist known for his observations of black holes, quasars and other celestial objects at the farthest reaches of the universe, died Oct. 29 at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, according...
  • PASSINGS: Ronald Dworkin, Alan Sharp

    Ronald Dworkin Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp

    Michael Parrish Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...