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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Chalmers Johnson, influential scholar of East Asia, dies at 79

    Chalmers Johnson, influential scholar of East Asia, dies at 79
    Chalmers Johnson, an influential scholar of East Asia's political economy whose seminal writings forced a reevaluation of both the Chinese Revolution and the Japanese "economic miracle," has died. He was 79. Johnson, who taught at the Berkeley and San...
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  • Jean Wilkinson dies at 96; one of the first Los Angeles teachers to be fired during Red Scare

    Jean Wilkinson dies at 96; one of the first Los Angeles teachers to be fired during Red Scare
    Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the...
  • Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst

    Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst
    Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Stew, off-Broadway

    Stew, off-Broadway
    Take it from a man who's worked both sides of the aisle. "The beauty of a touring rock band,'' says the musician known as Stew, "is that the show that night reflects the emotions of your day, or what you talked about in the van. "That's why I think...
  • 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...
  • 'Mañana Forever?' by Jorge Castañeda

    '<i>Ma&#241;ana</i> Forever?' by Jorge Casta&#241;eda
    Mañana Forever Mexico and the Mexicans Jorge G. Castañeda Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $27.95 Mexicans, like their Spanish forebears, love to quote proverbs as a way of underscoring eternal truths and imparting folk wisdom to younger generations....