| Apr 27, 2011
Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
| May 16, 2011
Mary Murphy, a film and television actress best remembered for playing the wholesome small-town girl opposite Marlon Brando's rebellious motorcycle gang leader in "The Wild One," has died. She was 80.
Murphy died of heart disease May 4 at her home in...
| Aug 29, 2011
Judge David G. Sills, presiding justice of California's 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana who made significant rulings regarding surrogate parents, died Tuesday after a long illness, the court announced. He was 73.
Sills was appointed presiding...
| Feb 12, 2011
Chuck Tanner, the veteran manager who led the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday at his home in his hometown of New Castle, Pa., after a long illness. He was 82.
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 10:26 AM
The southernmost six-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Montgomery County is scheduled to get a major overhaul starting later this month when construction begins to rebuild and widen the toll road from...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 7:30 AM
A sweeping bill that would allow insurers to drop full sinkhole coverage and shorten the time policyholders have to file claims cleared the Senate by a 25 to 12 margin Thursday.
The bill, which has about 20 provisions, would:
Allow insurers to charge as...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 2:53 PM
A Republican state senator is criticizing the Malloy administration for failing to release documents outlining the agreement between the state and the Jackson Laboratory that intends to bring 300 jobs to Farmington.
Sen. Leonard Fasano, the second-...
| Jan 21, 2011
Ice Capades star Donna Atwood had spent almost half her life on the road when she left professional figure-skating behind at 31 to raise her three young children in a custom-built Beverly Hills home complete with a piano that folded into the wall.
| Jul 26, 2011
Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek'
Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
| May 5, 2011
Jackie Cooper, whose tousled blond hair, pouty lower lip and ability to cry on camera helped make him one of the top child stars of the 1930s in films such as "Skippy" and "The Champ," has died. He was 88.
Cooper, who grew up to become a successful TV...