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  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market
    Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105. Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
  • Former Loara football Coach Herb Hill dies at 84

    Herb Hill, who spent 27 years as football coach at Anaheim Loara and coached for 36 years in Orange County, died on Friday in Hemet, according to a family friend. He was 84. Hill guided Loara to a 13-0 season in 1968 when the team won the Southern...
  • Michael N. Mallis, businessman

    Michael N. Mallis, businessman
    Michael N. Mallis, a former chemical engineer who later became a businessman, died Jan. 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from flu that led to heart failure. He was 90. The son of Nick Mallis, who owned the Shipyard Restaurant in...
  • Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza developer, dies at 91

    Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build Orange County's most significant performing arts center, has died. Segerstrom died Friday afternoon at his Newport...
  • Ralph Nobles dies at 94; nuclear physicist worked on Manhattan Project

    Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, has died. He was 94. A Redwood City resident for half a century, Nobles died Friday at...
  • Dori J. Maynard dies at 56; advocate of diversity in the newsroom

     Dori J. Maynard dies at 56; advocate of diversity in the newsroom
    Dori J. Maynard, a journalist who worked to increase diversity in newsrooms and develop greater understanding of the communities that news organizations cover, has died. She was 56. Maynard died Tuesday at her home in West Oakland. She had lung cancer,...
  • Jockey Jerry Lambert dies at 74; rode Native Diver to championships

    Jockey Jerry Lambert dies at 74; rode Native Diver to championships
    Jerry Lambert, one of the top jockeys in California during the 1960s and '70s and the rider of Hall of Fame horse Native Diver, was found dead Monday at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, where he lived. He was 74. His death was confirmed by his daughter,...
  • Dori Maynard dies at 56; journalist was champion of newsroom diversity

    Dori Maynard dies at 56; journalist was champion of newsroom diversity
    Dori J. Maynard, a former journalist and president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, has died, the organization announced. She was 56. Maynard died Tuesday at her home in West Oakland, according to the Oakland-based institute,...
  • Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77

     Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77
    Joseph Frantik Jr. juggled jobs as a music teacher, a performer and conductor, and as a businessman assembling orchestras for Chicago performances of such shows as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Nutcracker." The core of his career was...
  • 'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dead, was hit by car

    'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dead, was hit by car
    Actor Ben Woolf, who gained fame as Meep on the television show “American Horror Story,” died Monday after being struck by a car in Hollywood last week. He was 34. Woolf died of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterĀ about 3:20 p.m., said...
  • Ernest G. 'Ernie' Farmer Sr.

    Ernest G. 'Ernie' Farmer Sr.
    Ernest G. "Ernie" Farmer Sr., who during his career as an assistant division chief for the Baltimore Department of Public Works was known for being on call 24/7 and for his expert advice on directing repairs of ruptured underground utility lines, died...