| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man who somehow became engulfed in flames Thursday at the West Hollywood Carnaval and later succumbed to his injuries, officials said.
Gilbert Estrada, 51, was taken to Cedars-...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Homicide detectives investigating the burning death of a man who somehow became engulfed in flames at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval said there is no indication the incident was self-inflicted.
Investigators are studying a YouTube video of the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The last thing Derek Easley expected to see on Halloween in West Hollywood was a man running through the crowd, flailing and on fire.
He came out of nowhere, fully engulfed in flames ”like a torch,” the actor, writer and producer said of the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Co. (PIMCO) and his wife have pledged to give their fortune to charity before they die, according to published reports.
Bill and Sue Gross, who have an estimated wealth of $2 billion, plan to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez have selected a throwback name for their baby boy.
The tot, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, will be called Maceo Robert Martinez, according to several reports.
Maceo means "gift...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels team physician and nationally renowned orthopedic surgeon who saved or extended the careers of hundreds of major league baseball players, died Saturday after quietly battling liver cancer. He was 65.
Yocum, who was...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Jan 29, 2013
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner
Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...
| Nov 14, 2012
Carmen H. Warschaw, a prominent Democratic Party figure in Los Angeles and California for decades who was also a generous donor to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC, has died. She was 95.
Warschaw died Nov. 6 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai in Los...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Ken Chiate is a born problem-solver, and in the summer of 1961, when he was on break from college, his problem was a head-turning blond named Jeannette.
He was head lifeguard at a public pool in Phoenix, where his father owned a liquor store. She worked...
| Oct 11, 2012
Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005's "Bad News Bears," died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was 20.
She was a passenger in an Audi that was...