| Apr 27, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Jess Jackson, who founded Kendall-Jackson Winery in 1982, died last week at the age of 81, leaving an almost incalculable legacy on the California wine industry. He transformed it at least twice, first in establishing a style of wine that would come to be...
| Nov 4, 2010
Monica Johnson, a film and television writer best known for her screenwriting partnership with writer-director Albert Brooks on "Modern Romance," "Lost in America" and other comedies starring Brooks, has died. She was 64.
Johnson, a Palm Springs...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 5:02 AM
ASPEN, Colo. -- Actor Charlie Sheen has pleaded guilty in a Colorado domestic abuse case involving his wife in exchange for the withdrawal of two other charges, including a felony.
The "Two and a Half Men" actor entered the plea to a misdemeanor...
| Oct 31, 2010
Director George Hickenlooper, who won an Emmy Award for the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," has died. He was 47.
Hickenlooper was found dead Saturday morning, Denver police told the Associated Press. Denver Mayor John...