| Apr 3, 2011
A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96.
Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in...
| Aug 1, 2010
Max Lawrence, a successful meatpacker whose appreciation of midcentury modern design led him to co-found Architectural Pottery, an influential Los Angeles company that produced sculptural planters and urns coveted by collectors today, died of natural...
| Oct 17, 2010
Raymond Taix, who owned one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, the French establishment Taix that his family has run since 1927, has died. He was 85.
Taix died Oct. 10 of leukemia at his Pasadena home, said his son, Michael.
The restaurant owes...
| Aug 19, 2010
Richard "Scar" Lopez, a founding member of Cannibal & the Headhunters, the East Los Angeles vocal group that scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with "Land of 1000 Dances," has died. He was 65.
Lopez died of lung cancer July 30 in a convalescent...
| Dec 26, 2010
Teena Marie, the singer-songwriter known for such funk-infused 1980s hits as "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Lovergirl," and one of the few white musicians to achieve renown on the R&B charts, has died. She was 54.
Marie was found dead at her Pasadena home...
| Aug 18, 2010
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Edmund Shea Jr., a venture capitalist who co-founded Shea Homes, one of the nation's largest for-profit home builders, has died. He was 80.
Shea died of pulmonary fibrosis Friday at his home in San Marino, according to spokesman Aaron Curtiss.
| Oct 19, 2010
Johnny Sheffield, the former child actor who played Boy in the Tarzan movie series starring Johnny Weissmuller in the late 1930s and '40s and later starred in the Bomba, the Jungle Boy film series, has died. He was 79.
Sheffield died Friday of a heart...
| Aug 14, 2010
Don Williamson, an architect who helped build the stature of Laguna Beach's annual mixture of theater and art, the Pageant of the Masters, has died. He was 96.
Williamson, who directed the pageant from 1964 to 1978, died of natural causes July 23 at...
| Oct 16, 2010
As photographer Richard C. Miller documented the construction of the four-level freeway interchange in mid-20th century downtown Los Angeles, he was overwhelmed by its man-made beauty.
"I saw it and just went out of my mind," he later wrote. "I thought,...
| Dec 9, 2010
A memorial service for Sri Daya Mata, the longtime leader of the Self-Realization Fellowship, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.
Daya Mata died of natural causes Nov. 30 at a nuns' retreat...
| Dec 24, 2010
Gertrude Stein may have felt that a "rose is a rose is a rose," but not Jacob Maarse.
Maarse, the venerable Pasadena florist, knew the particular pleasures of thousands of roses, from the innocently pink Bride's Dream to the flamboyantly red Dolly...