| Aug 13, 2011
Jani Lane, the lead singer for Warrant, a popular 1980s metal band that often had hits with songs he penned, including "Cherry Pie" and "Heaven," has died. He was 47.
Lane was found dead Thursday evening in a Woodland Hills hotel, said Sara Faden, a...
| 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 19, 2010
William Self, a producer and television executive who was in charge of television production at 20th Century-Fox during the 1960s and early `70s when its list of successful shows included "Peyton Place," "Batman" and " MASH," has died. He was 89.
| Dec 18, 2010
MacKenzie "Mack" Miller, 89, a Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer who won the Kentucky Derby with Sea Hero, died Dec. 10 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hospice unit in Lexington after suffering a stroke.
Miller, then 71, was working...
| Feb 11, 2011
Bill Justice, a former Walt Disney Studios animator who worked on classics such as "Fantasia," "Bambi" and "Alice in Wonderland" and later joined Walt Disney Imagineering where he helped program Audio-Animatronics figures for attractions at Disneyland and...
| Mar 4, 2011
John W. Miner, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who was an investigator in the 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe and made headlines in recent years when he revealed the contents of private tapes the actress recorded for her psychiatrist...
| Aug 3, 2011
Retired Col. Arthur "Kit" Murray, an experimental test pilot who set an altitude record in 1954 when he piloted a Bell X-1A at 90,000 feet at nearly twice the speed of sound, has died. He was 92.
Murray died July 25 of complications from Alzheimer's...
| May 21, 2011
"Macho Man" Randy Savage, the flamboyant, raspy-voiced former professional wrestler known for his bandanas, exotic sunglasses and "Ooh, yeah!" catchphrase, died Friday in a Florida car crash. He was 58.
Savage, whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo,...
| Jun 22, 2011
Supermarket executive Alan L. Haberman called the now-ubiquitous bar-code design he helped will into existence the "little footprint" that changed the retail world.
He was motivated not by slim profit margins, he later said, but by the dismal state of...
| Aug 23, 2011
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With the hindsight provided by 108 years, it would seem Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., might have warranted a Page 1 banner headlines, but it rated just a one-column Page 3 headline in the Dec. 19, 1903, Tribune. Under the...
| Jun 22, 2011
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No one likes looking older . . . which is why we spend billions of dollars every year on over-the-counter products, prescription creams and fillers, and, most drastically, cosmetic surgery. Do any of these actually work to reduce the signs of aging? In...