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  • Bernie West dies at 92; writer and producer on 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'

    Bernie West dies at 92; writer and producer on 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'
    Bernie West, a writer and producer on such TV shows as " All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and "Three's Company" during a wide-ranging show business career, has died. He was 92. West died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills of complications from...
  • Maurice Hines Sr. dies at 88; father of tap dancers Gregory and Maurice Jr.

    Maurice Hines Sr. dies at 88; father of tap dancers Gregory and Maurice Jr.
    Maurice Hines Sr., a drummer who toured for a decade in the nightclub act Hines, Hines and Dad that helped propel his tap-dancing sons to fame, has died. He was 88. Hines died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospice-care facility in his longtime...
  • Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'

    Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'
    Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most...
  • Manning Marable dies at 60; historian and author of forthcoming Malcolm X biography

    Manning Marable dies at 60; historian and author of forthcoming Malcolm X biography
    Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60. ----------------...
  • Ollie Matson dies at 80; NFL Hall of Famer played on some of the worst Rams teams

    Ollie Matson dies at 80; NFL Hall of Famer played on some of the worst Rams teams
    Ollie Matson, a remarkably versatile football player who had the misfortune during a 14-year career in the National Football League to play on mostly bad teams, among them some of the worst Los Angeles Rams clubs in history — and made it to the Hall...
  • Joseph Dyer dies at 76; retired KCBS-TV executive

    Joseph Dyer dies at 76; retired KCBS-TV executive
    Joseph Dyer, a retired KCBS-TV executive who was one of the first African American reporters hired by a major network television station in Los Angeles and later helped it set a standard for community involvement, died of heart failure Thursday at Good...
  • Clarice Taylor dies at 93; actress played Grandmother Huxtable on 'Cosby Show'

    Clarice Taylor dies at 93; actress played Grandmother Huxtable on 'Cosby Show'
    Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93. Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
  • Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...
  • Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade

    Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade
    Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said. The longtime...
  • 'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula

    'Value-added' teacher evaluations: L.A. Unified tackles a tough formula
    In Houston, school district officials introduced a test score-based evaluation system to determine teacher bonuses, then — in the face of massive protests — jettisoned the formula after one year to devise a better one. In New York, teachers...
  • Nathaniel Ayers plays the Foshay Learning Center

    Nathaniel Ayers plays the Foshay Learning Center
    I picked him up at 10:30 Monday morning. He was waiting on the sidewalk outside his apartment with a cello, a violin, a guitar, a trumpet, a walking stick and a backpack full of music. "Good morning, Mr. Ayers." "Good morning, Mr. Lopez." When...