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  • Jack Jones dies at 86; former longtime Los Angeles Times reporter

    Jack Jones dies at 86; former longtime Los Angeles Times reporter
    Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease...
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
  • Aron Kincaid dies at 70; actor appeared in 1960s 'beach' movies

    Aron Kincaid dies at 70; actor appeared in 1960s 'beach' movies
    Aron Kincaid, an actor who appeared in 1960s "beach" movies such as "The Girls on the Beach" and "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" and later had careers as a model and an artist, has died. He was 70. Kincaid, who lived in Beverly Hills, died of heart-...
  • PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw

    PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw
    Phyllis Gebauer Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
  • Donald Kubly dies at 93; former Art Center College of Design president

    Donald Kubly dies at 93; former Art Center College of Design president
    Donald R. Kubly, a former president of Art Center College of Design who presided over its move from Los Angeles to a custom-built campus in the Pasadena foothills, died of natural causes Thursday at his home near the school. He was 93. His death was...
  • Kam Kuwata dies at 57; leading California Democratic political strategist

    Kam Kuwata dies at 57; leading California Democratic political strategist
    Kam Kuwata, one of California's leading Democratic political strategists and a droll wit whose colorful quotes and keen analyses enlivened many campaigns, was found dead in his Venice condominium Monday. He was 57. Police were called to investigate...
  • Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director

    Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director
    Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
  • Resourceful Traveler: The Hamptons diet

    Resourceful Traveler: The Hamptons diet
    Author Silvia Lehrer explores the food and wine of Long Island's East End, offering portraits of farmers and fishermen and owners of local restaurants and wineries. Winemaker Roman Roth makes wines on a small scale for his own brand, the cleverly named...
  • Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary

    Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary
    President Obama on Thursday joined the growing chorus of top U.S. officials calling on a Florida pastor to abandon his plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda," Obama...
  • Driving versus flying from Los Angeles

    We've calculated the cost of a trip by car and plane, based on the AAA's national price of $3.63 a gallon, using 27.5 miles per gallon, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, and calculating the number of miles from Los Angeles to the destination, round...
  • Samoa: Tradition marches on

    Samoa: Tradition marches on
    Even in darkness, on the way from the airport, Samoa didn't look like anywhere else I'd been in Polynesia — not like Rarotonga or Fiji, not like Tahiti or Easter Island. Open pavilions dotted the roadsides almost as frequently as the small houses....