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  • Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular singer known for high-profile marriages

    Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular singer known for high-profile marriages
    Eddie Fisher, one of the most popular singers of the 1950s who made headlines with marriages to — and divorces from — some of the most famous Hollywood starlets of that era, has died. He was 82. Fisher died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley...
  • Paul Sawyer dies at 75; Unitarian Universalist minister, peace and social justice activist

    Paul Sawyer dies at 75; Unitarian Universalist minister, peace and social justice activist
    The Rev. Paul Sawyer, a Unitarian Universalist minister and peace and social justice activist whose landmark, onion-shaped former sanctuary in the San Fernando Valley was the site of one of the Merry Pranksters' famous "Acid Test" gatherings in the 1960s,...
  • Alexander Anderson Jr. dies at 90; created TV cartoon characters Rocky, Bullwinkle and others

    Alexander Anderson Jr. dies at 90; created TV cartoon characters Rocky, Bullwinkle and others
    Alexander Anderson Jr., a pioneer television cartoonist who created the landmark duo of Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger and two of TV's most enduring characters, Rocky and Bullwinkle, has died. He was 90. Anderson, a longtime resident of Pebble...
  • Donald P. Shiley dies at 90; co-inventor of Bjork-Shiley heart valve

    Donald P. Shiley dies at 90; co-inventor of Bjork-Shiley heart valve
    Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90. Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several...
  • Albert Ghiorso dies at 95; engineer played crucial role in discovery of 12 elements

    Albert Ghiorso dies at 95; engineer played crucial role in discovery of 12 elements
    Albert Ghiorso, a Berkeley engineer who played a crucial role in the discovery of 12 elements, more than any other scientist, died Dec. 26 at his home near the UC Berkeley campus. He was 95 and died of heart failure after a minor fall near his home. A...
  • Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular 1950s crooner was known for his high-profile marriages

    Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular 1950s crooner was known for his high-profile marriages
    As Eddie Fisher once put it, by the time he was 33, "I had been married to America's sweetheart and America's femme fatale, and both marriages had ended in scandal. "I'd been one of the most popular singers in America and had given up my career for love....
  • Gloria Stuart dies at 100; 'Titanic' actress

    Gloria Stuart dies at 100; 'Titanic' actress
    Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has...
  • Kickstarter's growing grass-roots food scene

    Kickstarter's growing grass-roots food scene
    Kate Koyama moved to Los Angeles from Hardin, Mont., to work in film production, but then a year ago a new dream started to take shape: selling Native American fry bread tacos. She already had her own family recipe, passed down from her Aunt Bernice Cook,...
  • Fruit varietals: Identity crisis in the produce aisle

    Fruit varietals: Identity crisis in the produce aisle
    There are 230 varieties of peaches grown in California, freestone and clingstone, heirloom and newly developed, flavorful and bland, but when you go to the grocery store and even many farmers markets, they're usually sold just as "peaches." The...
  • The Find: El Bolivar in Chatsworth

    The Find: El Bolivar in Chatsworth
    Almost every entrée and side order at El Bolivar in Chatsworth comes with a humble arepa, one of those innocuous little South American white corncakes. They're smaller than the palm of a child's hand. But take a bite, quickly: They're an utterly...
  • George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers

    George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers
    Photographer George "Elfie" Ballis, who walked with the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and led a rebellion against farmers over water, has died. He was 85. Ballis died Sept. 24 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno. His...