| Jun 14, 2011
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...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 4:10 PM
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...
| May 28, 2011
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...
| Apr 21, 2011
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,...
| Oct 16, 2010
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2011
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....
| May 6, 2011
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...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2011
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...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 8:39 AM
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...