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  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Clements, Arthur Goldreich, John N. Doggett, Sergei Bagapsh, Thomas Graham Duffy

    PASSINGS: Bill Clements, Arthur Goldreich, John N. Doggett, Sergei Bagapsh, Thomas Graham Duffy
    Bill Clements First GOP Texas governor since Reconstruction Bill Clements, 94, a two-term Texas governor who in 1979 became the first Republican elected governor in the state since Reconstruction, died Sunday at a Dallas-area hospital, Lt. Gov. David...
  • David Zelag Goodman dies at 81; Oscar-nominated screenwriter

    David Zelag Goodman dies at 81; Oscar-nominated screenwriter
    David Zelag Goodman, a screenwriter best known for such 1970s films as the controversial psychological thriller "Straw Dogs" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," a comedy that earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 81. Goodman died Monday at an...
  • Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era

    Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era
    Dr. Joseph Hittelman, a Los Angeles physician whose advocacy of reforms such as healthcare for the poor led to his persecution as a subversive during the McCarthy era, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100. The cause...
  • Victor Martinez dies at 56; novel won National Book Award

    Victor Martinez dies at 56; novel won National Book Award
    Victor Martinez, who won the 1996 National Book Award for young people's literature for his semi-autobiographical novel about growing up Mexican American in California's Central Valley, has died. He was 56. Martinez died Feb. 18 at his San Francisco...
  • Rollin Post dies at 81; veteran Bay Area political reporter

    Rollin Post dies at 81; veteran Bay Area political reporter
    Rollin Post, who covered generations of local, state and national politicians from his perch as one of the Bay Area's most enduring and respected TV journalists, has died. He was 81. Post died Monday at his home in the Marin County suburb of Corte Madera...
  • Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst

    Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst
    Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
  • PASSINGS: Lee K. Harrington, Charles Sellier, Lena Nyman, Margaret Price

    PASSINGS: Lee K. Harrington, Charles Sellier, Lena Nyman, Margaret Price
    LEE K. HARRINGTON Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp. Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near...
  • Neal Taylor dies at 78; fisherman regaled generations of Santa Barbara anglers

    Neal Taylor dies at 78; fisherman regaled generations of Santa Barbara anglers
    For Neal Taylor, fishing wasn't limited to weekends or, for that matter, water. On one of Santa Barbara's busiest streets, the seven-time national casting champion showed a friend just how it's done, lofting his line into an intersection when the light...
  • PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin Erbakan

    PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin Erbakan
    James McClure Longtime U.S. senator from Idaho Former U.S. Sen. James McClure, 86, a conservative Republican who spent 24 years in Congress representing Idaho and while chairman of the Energy Committee fought to keep Idaho's wilderness areas...
  • PASSINGS: Miriam Seegar Whelan, Glenn R. Watson, Catherine 'Kay' Kerr, Edward P. Evans

    PASSINGS: Miriam Seegar Whelan, Glenn R. Watson, Catherine 'Kay' Kerr, Edward P. Evans
    Miriam Seegar Whelan Actress became an interior designer Miriam Seegar Whelan, 103, an actress from the early days of talking films who was married to director Tim Whelan, died Sunday of age-related causes at her home in Pasadena, said her daughter-in-...