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  • 'Parenthood' features realistic living spaces

    'Parenthood' features realistic living spaces
    Set in and around Berkeley, "Parenthood" unfolds principally in three family residences that vary in architectural style. The first is the house of Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia). "They have lived there 30 years, filled...
  • Harley Garbani dies at 88; fossil hunter unearthed significant dinosaur finds

    Harley Garbani dies at 88; fossil hunter unearthed significant dinosaur finds
    He was a onetime plumber who gained unexpected renown pursuing his lifelong avocation as a fossil hunter who discovered some of the world's most significant dinosaur fossils. From Mexico to Montana, self-taught paleontologist and archaeologist Harley...
  • PASSINGS: Miriam Seegar Whelan, Glenn R. Watson, Catherine 'Kay' Kerr, Edward P. Evans

    PASSINGS: Miriam Seegar Whelan, Glenn R. Watson, Catherine 'Kay' Kerr, Edward P. Evans
    Miriam Seegar Whelan Actress became an interior designer Miriam Seegar Whelan, 103, an actress from the early days of talking films who was married to director Tim Whelan, died Sunday of age-related causes at her home in Pasadena, said her daughter-in-...
  • David Dortort dies at 93; created and produced TV western 'Bonanza'

    David Dortort dies at 93; created and produced TV western 'Bonanza'
    David Dortort, the creator and producer of "Bonanza," the long-running television western that was untraditional in its emphasis on relationships over violence and that helped spur public demand for color TVs, has died. He was 93. --------------------...
  • Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen master

    Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen master
    Robert Aitken, an influential American Zen master and writer who emphasized a path to enlightenment through social action, died of pneumonia Thursday in a Honolulu hospital. He was 93. His death was confirmed by Roland Sugimoto, administrator of Honolulu...
  • David Blackwell dies at 91; mathematician, UC Berkeley's first tenured black professor

    David Blackwell dies at 91; mathematician, UC Berkeley's first tenured black professor
    David Blackwell, a preeminent mathematician and the first black scholar in the National Academy of Sciences, died July 8 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. He was 91 and had had a series of strokes. Blackwell was known as a problem-solver...
  • John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures

    John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures
    John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76. McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
  • William W. 'Bill' Norton dies at 85; screenwriter became gunrunner

    William W. 'Bill' Norton dies at 85; screenwriter became gunrunner
    William W. ("Bill") Norton, a successful screenwriter whose post- Hollywood life took a turn as dramatic as the fast-paced action movies he once wrote when he became a gunrunner for rebels in Northern Ireland, died Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara. He was 85. --...
  • Gerson Goldhaber dies at 86; particle physicist discovered 'dark energy'

    Gerson Goldhaber dies at 86; particle physicist discovered 'dark energy'
    Gerson Goldhaber, a UC Berkeley physicist who played a key role in identifying some of the fundamental particles of nature, then switched careers and helped show that the universe is expanding rather than contracting, died of natural causes at his home in...
  • Alvin Lawson dies at 80; UFO researcher questioned beliefs of alleged abductees

    Alvin Lawson dies at 80; UFO researcher questioned beliefs of alleged abductees
    Alvin Lawson, an English professor at Cal State Long Beach who spent decades studying unidentified flying objects and questioning the beliefs of people who said they had been abducted, has died. He was 80. Lawson died Sept. 8 at Western Medical Center in...
  • 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...