| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Harold Hofmann, who served as mayor of the South Bay city of Lawndale for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 81.
One of California's longest-serving mayors, Hofmann died of natural causes at his home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her home in London on Sunday, her publisher announced. She was 94.
Lessing is best known for her 1962 novel "The Golden Notebook," considered an essential feminist work of fiction. Moreover, it was...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, which attracted celebrity followers and controversy with its New Age and financially lucrative presentation of ancient Jewish mysticism, has died.
The Los Angeles-based spiritual organization...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series of childrens' books has died, her publisher Random House announced. Park, 66, had ovarian cancer.
"Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus" kicked off the Junie B. Jones story in 1992. Park published 30...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77.
According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Eiji Toyoda, a family scion who spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.'s aggressive push into the U.S. auto market, has died. He was 100.
Toyoda, a cousin of the Japanese automaker's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of heart failure Tuesday at Toyota Memorial...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Les Plesko, an author and well-regarded instructor in creative writing, died Monday in Venice. Plesko taught at UCLA Extension, where he was a recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing.
The L.A. County coroner told City News...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, who trained her late actor son Patrick Swayze on his way to "Dirty Dancing" fame, has died. She was 86.
Swayze died Monday evening at her home in Simi Valley, said publicist Annett Wolf. A cause of death...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey was riding her...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Glee" fans may appreciate the special tribute to the late star Cory Monteith at the Emmys on Sunday, but at least one group isn't so happy.
That would be the family of Jack Klugman, the actor who starred in two big 1970s hits, "The Odd Couple" and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The days before Sunday's broadcast of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were filled with dissension. Not just the usual palaver over who should win and who would win, but also over a departure from the customary "In Memoriam" segment and a question of who...