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  • Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters

    Carl Gardner dies at 83; founding member of the Coasters
    Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83. Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart...
  • Mark Gerard dies at 76; prominent racetrack veterinarian

    When Mark Gerard was studying to be a veterinarian at Cornell University, he helped make ends meet during the summers by working as an exercise rider at Belmont Park on Long Island in New York. One of the horsemen he worked for was the Hall of Fame...
  • Irene Gilbert dies at 76; cofounder of Stella Adler's Los Angeles acting academy

    Irene Gilbert dies at 76; cofounder of Stella Adler's Los Angeles acting academy
    Irene Gilbert, who persuaded her mentor, Stella Adler, to open an acting school in Los Angeles in 1985 and then served as its director for 20 years, has died. She was 76. Gilbert died May 21 of complications related to Alzheimer's disease at her son's...
  • Sol Saks dies at 100; creator of 'Bewitched'

    Sol Saks dies at 100; creator of 'Bewitched'
    Sol Saks, a veteran television writer and playwright who created the classic 1960s sitcom "Bewitched," has died. He was 100. Saks, a longtime Sherman Oaks resident, died Saturday of respiratory failure as a result of pneumonia at Sherman Oaks Hospital,...
  • Actress Barbara Billingsley, 'June Cleaver,' Dies at 94

    Actress Barbara Billingsley, 'June Cleaver,' Dies at 94
    LOS ANGELES -- Actress Barbara Billingsley, most famous for her role as June Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver," died Saturday at the age of 94. Billingsley suffered from rheumatoid disease. She died at her home in Santa Monica, according to family...
  • Radioactivity surges again at Japan nuclear plant

    Radiation levels increased sharply inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Thursday, slowing work on the devastated facility again and once more throwing into doubt the integrity of the containment vessels that hold the fuel rods....
  • Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission

    Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission
    Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before...
  • Japan hit with magnitude 7.1 aftershock

    Japan hit with magnitude 7.1 aftershock
    A magnitude 7.1 aftershock struck northeastern Japan late Thursday night, prompting a brief tsunami warning for areas already ravaged by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, according to the nation's meteorological agency. The Japanese Meteorological...
  • Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council

    Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council
    After declaring he would convene a national council on rebuilding within 10 days, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the devastated city of Rikuzentakata on Saturday as well as the site serving as the emergency staging headquarters for the...
  • Japanese nuclear plant continues to leak radioactive water into ocean

    Japanese nuclear plant continues to leak radioactive water into ocean
    Radioactive water continued to seep into the sea Monday after a failed attempt to seal the leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant using an absorbent polymer, sawdust and shredded paper. Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials think the leak has...
  • $100K Reward Offered for El Camino High School Gunman

    $100K Reward Offered for El Camino High School Gunman
    WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) -- A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who shot and wounded a LAUSD police officer outside El Camino High School in Woodland Hills. City Councilman Dennis Zine...