| Apr 10, 2011
John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76.
McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
| Oct 10, 2010
William W. ("Bill") Norton, a successful screenwriter whose post- Hollywood life took a turn as dramatic as the fast-paced action movies he once wrote when he became a gunrunner for rebels in Northern Ireland, died Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara. He was 85.
| Dec 12, 2010
Dick Turpin, a longtime real estate editor of The Times and part of the team that won the paper a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1965 Watts riots, has died. He was 91.
Turpin died in his sleep Friday at the Northridge Care Center in Reseda,...
| Feb 6, 2011
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,...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 8:04 PM
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.
| Nov 10, 2010
Singer-actress appeared in L.A.'s 'Les Miserables'
Michelle Nicastro, 50, an actress and singer who was in the original Los Angeles production of "Les Miserables," died Thursday at her home in Toluca Lake after a long battle with...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 11:13 AM
Glass company executive,
Westmont College trustee
William Kerr, 95, a longtime executive at Los Angeles-based Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. and a trustee at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 5 at...
| Dec 17, 2010
It's tempting at this time of year, with worn-out Christmas tunes blaring nonstop through every grocery store, hair salon and shopping mall from here to the Atlantic, to believe that, musically speaking, there's nothing new under the holiday sun.
| Jun 26, 2011
The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
| Aug 15, 2010
| 8:39 AM
SANTA BARBARA -- Actress and pop singer Hilary Duff married Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie Saturday at a ceremony in Santa Barbara, according to People Magazine.
Duff, 22, and Comrie, 29, wed in an intimate ceremony at a $29 million ranch in...