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  • Bali inspiration in Santa Monica

    Bali inspiration in Santa Monica
    When they married, Bob Ramirez and Lorri Kline made a modest proposal for their dream home: "We wanted a small farm that was Santa Monica-adjacent," Ramirez says, "a place where we could start our family, grow our own food and raise chickens." Ten...
  • Ronald Schafer dies at 53; California state parks superintendent in Los Angeles

    Ronald Schafer dies at 53; California state parks superintendent in Los Angeles
    Ronald P. Schafer, who as superintendent of the California state parks' Angeles District pushed to develop urban parks in the core of Los Angeles, has died. He was 53. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Ronald P. Schafer obituary: The obituary in the...
  • Adele Starr dies at 90; unflagging gay-rights activist

    Adele Starr dies at 90; unflagging gay-rights activist
    Adele Starr, a Brentwood mother of five who overcame dismay at her son's homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality, has died. She was 90. Starr died in her sleep Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica,...
  • PASSINGS: Paul Picerni, Guy Greengard, Romulus Linney

    PASSINGS: Paul Picerni, Guy Greengard, Romulus Linney
    Paul Picerni Prolific character actor Paul Picerni, 88, a prolific character actor who costarred in the television series "The Untouchables" and was featured in the 1953 horror movie "House of Wax," died Jan. 12 of a heart attack at his home in the...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Millin, Yvonne Lenart

    PASSINGS: Bill Millin, Yvonne Lenart
    Bill Millin Bagpiper played at D-day invasion Bill Millin, 88, a Scottish bagpiper who defied enemy fire as he led comrades into battle at the 1944 D-day landings in Normandy, France, died Wednesday at a hospital in Torbay, England, after a short...
  • PASSINGS: John Dye, Ellen Stewart, Del Reisman, Irene Jerison

    PASSINGS: John Dye, Ellen Stewart, Del Reisman, Irene Jerison
    John Dye Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel' John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
  • Elsa Rady dies at 67; leading contemporary ceramic artist

    Elsa Rady dies at 67; leading contemporary ceramic artist
    As a leading contemporary ceramic artist, Elsa Rady created elegantly simple porcelain vessels and often controlled how they were presented by bolting the refined pieces into place. "She really forged her own path and became a force," said Jo Lauria,...
  • Carroll Pratt dies at 89; Emmy-winning sound engineer

    Carroll Pratt dies at 89; Emmy-winning sound engineer
    Carroll Pratt, an Emmy-winning sound engineer who also worked with the inventor of the laugh track and spent decades adding laughter and other effects to a variety of shows, has died. He was 89. Pratt died of natural causes Thursday at Santa Rosa...
  • Jose H. Rodriguez dies at 76; chef and owner of La Serenata de Garibaldi

    Jose H. Rodriguez dies at 76; chef and owner of La Serenata de Garibaldi
    The name that Jose H. Rodriguez chose for his Boyle Heights restaurant was steeped in tradition, much like the Mexican seafood he had served to acclaim since 1985, the year he opened La Serenata de Garibaldi. Inspired by a mariachi plaza 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...
  • Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records

    Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood was looking for a song for a young Pat Boone to record in 1955 and found it in the Fats Domino hit "Ain't That a Shame?" Except Boone, then an English major, wanted to sing "Isn't That a Shame?" After a few run-throughs,...