| Feb 21, 2011
For Neal Taylor, fishing wasn't limited to weekends or, for that matter, water. On one of Santa Barbara's busiest streets, the seven-time national casting champion showed a friend just how it's done, lofting his line into an intersection when the light...
| Dec 26, 2010
Army Sgt. Michael David P. Cardenaz was a larger-than-life figure, those who knew him say.
A bald, bull of a guy, Cardenaz told a Colorado reporter in 2009 that he was an "old-school" soldier.
By then, he said, he had twice been hit by shrapnel, and had...
| Nov 18, 2010
Marie Osborne Yeats, a top child star during the early silent-movie era who was billed as Baby Marie Osborne in films such as "Little Mary Sunshine," has died. She was 99.
Yeats, who had a later career as a movie studio costume supervisor, died Nov. 11...
| Jan 4, 2011
Paul Soldner, a ceramicist and longtime Scripps College teacher who introduced a pottery technique called American raku, died Monday at his home in Claremont after a period of declining health. He was 89.
"He was one of the greats in California...
| Nov 26, 2010
David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon's imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died. He was 66.
| Jun 17, 2011
As the elder statesman of artisanal cheeses, Ignazio "Ig" Vella gave pointed advice to those who wanted to follow him into the handmade cheese business: "Don't be stupid."
He was a gruff straight shooter, and the salvo was his way of warning that success...
| Aug 11, 2011
Texas billionaire and philanthropist
Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Three UCF players testified coach George O'Leary never ordered water and athletic trainers be removed from Ereck Plancher's final workout.
Plancher collapsed and died following offseason conditioning drills at the UCF football complex on March 18, 2008....
| Jul 24, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Michael K. Williams, who played one of the greatest villains in TV history on HBO's "The Wire," is joining the cast of NBC's "Community" for three episodes, according to Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC sitcom.
Williams, who played stick-up...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 2:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Charlie Sheen has released his first statement, thanking those who supported him in the week since he was hospitalized for abdominal pains last week after reportedly partying for 36 hours.
In his statement, released by his rep...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...