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  • Book calendar events for the week of May 1, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Mike Sacks: The author of "Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason" will present and sign his new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960. MONDAY Francine Prose and Mark...
  • Karl Benjamin dies at 86; painter created colorful geometric works

    Karl Benjamin dies at 86; painter created colorful geometric works
    Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its...
  • Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA

    Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA
    Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...
  • Shifra Goldman dies at 85; champion of modern Mexican art

    Shifra Goldman dies at 85; champion of modern Mexican art
    In the early 1970s, when Shifra Goldman proposed a doctoral dissertation on modern Mexican art, her professors at UCLA sneered. Compared to European art, the art of Latin America was, in their view, imitative, too political, unworthy of serious...
  • No gold stars for excellent L.A. teaching

    No gold stars for excellent L.A. teaching
    It's a Wednesday morning, and Zenaida Tan is warming her students up with a little exercise in "Monster Math." That's Tan's name for math problems with monstrously big numbers. While most third-graders are learning to multiply two digits by two digits,...
  • How to fix a system that one teacher calls 'a joke'

    Steve Franklin, a middle school teacher in L.A. Unified, had some issues with The Times series on teacher evaluations, so he fired off a letter to the editor. It read, in part: "When somebody can prove that high test scores produce good citizens,...
  • Reel China: Will it play in Peoria and Shanghai?

    Reel China: Will it play in Peoria and Shanghai?
    Moviegoers in China enthusiastically see American films, yet the reverse is almost never true. But you'd think if there would be someone who might bridge the divide — someone whose personal background, connections and professional expertise could...
  • PASSINGS: Tom Wilson Sr., Jack Garner, Martha L. Willman

    PASSINGS: Tom Wilson Sr., Jack Garner, Martha L. Willman
    Tom Wilson Sr. Creator of comic strip character Ziggy Tom Wilson Sr., 80, creator of the hard-luck comic strip character Ziggy, died of pneumonia Friday at a Cincinnati hospital, his family said. Wilson was an artist at the American Greetings Corp....
  • Fernando Ruelas dies at 60; co-founder of lowrider car club Duke's So. Cal

    Fernando Ruelas dies at 60; co-founder of lowrider car club Duke's So. Cal
    Fernando Ruelas, who with his brothers founded Duke's So. Cal, considered the world's oldest continuing lowrider car club, and expanded its reach beyond Southern California during his years as president, has died. He was 60. Ruelas died of cancer...
  • PASSINGS: Grant McCune, Roger Milliken

    PASSINGS: Grant McCune, Roger Milliken
    Grant McCune Effects artist shared Oscar for 'Star Wars' Grant McCune, 67, a member of the team that won the Academy Award for visual effects in 1978 for George Lucas' "Star Wars," died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, said his wife, Kathy. He had...
  • Parents Baffled By How 19 Northwest H.S. Football Players Got Rare Syndrome

    Parents Baffled By How 19 Northwest H.S. Football Players Got Rare Syndrome
    How do 19 high school football players get sick with a rare condition? Parents and school officials in McMinnville, Oregon sure want to know. The small town in Northwest Oregon is all abuzz over the epidemic that left the 19 players suffering muscle...