| May 15, 2011
Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. surprised his family one day by announcing he had joined the Army as an infantryman.
After he graduated from Poway High School in San Diego County in 2007, he trained briefly as an emergency medical technician and drifted...
| Oct 16, 2010
David D. Miller, founder of the Miller's Outpost retail chain that became a shopping mall staple in California and eventually became known as Anchor Blue, has died. He was 86.
Miller died Oct. 8 from congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
| Aug 13, 2010
Frank "Scoop" Vessels, a prominent Southern California breeder of racehorses and the grandson of the founder of Los Alamitos Race Course, died Wednesday in a twin-engine plane crash in southeastern Oregon. He was 58.
The plane, an Aero Commander Model...
| May 15, 2011
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...
| Nov 7, 2010
When Anna Prieto Sandoval became leader of the Sycuan Band of Mission Indians in 1972, its reservation near El Cajon was a tumbledown settlement of wooden shacks with outhouses, a 100-year-old Catholic church and a cinder-block meeting hall. About 80...
| May 22, 2011
Richard Steinheimer, a master of railroad photography whose poetic images documented a half-century of trains and the landscape of the American West, has died. He was 81.
Steinheimer died May 4 at his Sacramento home of Alzheimer's disease, said his...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 11:52 AM
The country is down to onededicated, prescription obesity medication -- the not-too-pleasantXenical -- since Friday's announcement that Meridiawill be removed from the market due to an increased risk ofheart problems among people with cardiovascular...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 12:09 PM
News from the Obesity Society annual meeting in San Diego:
-- Doctors have tried inserting a balloon into the stomach to make a person feel full so he won't eat as much and will lose weight. Now scientists are turning to a similar strategy that...
| Sep 5, 2010
From the time he was a toddler, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mario Carazo always dreamed of flying. As he grew older, he was able to meld that passion with his deep patriotism and fiercely protective instincts when he joined the Marines and trained as a...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Alice Domar is a modern-day mom, so she knows the drill:
"When you're at work you feel guilty that you're not at home, and if you go home at 5 or 6 p.m. to pick up the kids from day care, you feel guilty you're not at work — or you do what I do:...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 10:40 PM
Bill Harmatz, 79, a thoroughbred jockey who rode Royal Orbit to victory in the 1959 Preakness Stakes, died Thursday at his home in the San Diego County city of Vista, his daughter Sue Harmatz said. He had cancer.
Harmatz began racing professionally at...