| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, his agent, Fred Westbrook, said. He...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:21 AM
A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days.
Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage
Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 11:45 AM
DETROIT -- William Clay Ford, the owner of the Detroit Lions and last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford, has died. He was 88.
Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. Ford helped steer the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85.
A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Did I have a premonition that our lives would somehow intersect?
I remember him first in 1957 as a pitcher for my favorite baseball team, the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. That was the year before the Dodgers moved to Los...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:15 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A baby gorilla that was born last week at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in a rare caesarean-section and then underwent emergency surgery for a collapsed lung is battling a new problem: pneumonia.
The gorilla is being watched and cared...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Richard C. McShane, a retired mechanical engineer, died Tuesday of pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Pinehurst resident was 83.
Born in Sparrows Point, he was the son of Colegate...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:33 PM
I’m supposed to write a column right now, but as I type these words my brother Len is fighting for his life at home battling AIDS. It’s tough for me to think of a whole lot else. So please indulge me.
Len has never set foot in Burbank or...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:56 PM
JUBA, South Sudan -- Nelson Mandela left an estate worth about $4.1 million -- a minuscule fortune compared to the wealth of many African leaders -- to his widow, Graca Machel; other family members; staff; and educational institutions, according to a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Miley Cyrus plans to wear clothes by L.A. designer Brian Lichtenberg on her Bangerz tour, sources tell the New York Post. Lichtenberg is known for his drug-oriented and other cheeky pieces, such as garments with logos that play on well-established labels,...