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  • Edgar Froese dies at 70; founding member of experimental band Tangerine Dream

    Edgar Froese, founding member of influential German electronic music band Tangerine Dream, died Tuesday in Vienna. He was 70. The cause was of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to a statement on the band's website. Along with Kraftwerk in...
  • Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies

     Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies
    While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still. "She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    As the leader of a conservative family dynasty of tremendous wealth and extraordinary power, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud was charged with steering the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia through an unprecedented period of cultural upheaval, regional...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95

     Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years and held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Gordon, 95, died...
  • Former Tamarac mayor Joe Schreiber dies at 91

    Former Tamarac mayor Joe Schreiber dies at 91
    Joe Schreiber, the colorful Tamarac mayor who enjoyed being called "Mayor Joe" years after his service ended, died Monday at Northwest Medical Center from congestive heart failure. He was 91. He was proud of having been mayor and even after he left...
  • The Rev. William E. Polk Jr.

    The Rev. William E. Polk Jr.
    The Rev. William E. Polk Jr., a career Navy officer who became an ordained United Methodist minister, died Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from the flu. He was 89. "Bill was always on the side of inclusion and justice in life...
  • Werner Gramckow dies at 95; sod grower turned Southland suburbs green

    Werner Gramckow dies at 95; sod grower turned Southland suburbs green
    Werner Gramckow, an immigrant from Germany who settled in Ventura County after World War II and became one of the largest growers of sod for suburban lawns throughout Southern California, has died. He was 95. Gramckow's death in an Ojai rest home on New...
  • Al Martinez dies at 85; Times columnist chronicled Southern California life

    Al Martinez dies at 85; Times columnist chronicled Southern California life
    "It's the people I've written about who march through my memory like an army of shadows," Al Martinez wrote in 2009 in his final column for the Los Angeles Times. "They all mattered to me, the clowns and the victims, those who gave and those who took...."...
  • Robert Kinoshita, 'Lost in Space' robot creator, dies at 100

    Robert Kinoshita, 'Lost in Space' robot creator, dies at 100
    Robert Kinoshita, an art director for television and movies who is best known for his creation of the "Lost in Space" robot that yelled "Danger, Will Robinson!" on the 1960s show, has died, a family friend confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Kinoshita...
  • Burton Ruby, who ran company that made Sansabelt slacks, dies at 95

     Burton Ruby, who ran company that made Sansabelt slacks, dies at 95
    Burton "Bud" Ruby learned his family's business at Jaymar-Ruby Inc., a Michigan City, Ind.-based clothing manufacturing company, from the ground up. He started as a kid sweeping floors, then learned cutting and sewing and became a pattern-maker, spent...