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  • Frank Vessels dies at 58; prominent Southern California racehorse breeder

    Frank Vessels dies at 58; prominent Southern California racehorse breeder
    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...
  • Stephen J. Cannell dies at 69; TV writer, producer

    Stephen J. Cannell dies at 69; TV writer, producer
    Stephen J. Cannell, the prolific television writer and producer who co-created "The Rockford Files" and "The A-Team" and later became a bestselling novelist, has died. He was 69. Cannell died Thursday evening of complications associated with melanoma...
  • PASSINGS: Ronald W. Walters, Kathleen Fetzer, Jill Jackson

    PASSINGS: Ronald W. Walters, Kathleen Fetzer, Jill Jackson
    Ronald W. Walters Scholar, author and political analyst Ronald W. Walters, 72, a longtime political analyst and scholar at Howard University and the University of Maryland who was a leading expert on race and politics, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in...
  • Ramon Eduardo Ruiz dies at 88; historian of Mexico and Latin America at UC San Diego

    Ramon Eduardo Ruiz dies at 88; historian of Mexico and Latin America at UC San Diego
    Ramon Eduardo Ruiz, a renowned historian of Mexico and Latin America whose books included in-depth studies of the Mexican and Cuban revolutions, has died. He was 88. Ruiz, an emeritus professor of history at UC San Diego, died Tuesday at his home in...
  • Wallace Turner dies at 89; journalist won Pulitzer for local reporting

    Wallace Turner dies at 89; journalist won Pulitzer for local reporting
    Wallace Turner, a tenacious investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 with the Portland Oregonian and later became a bureau chief in San Francisco and Seattle for the New York Times, has died. He was 89. Turner died Saturday at Sacred Heart...
  • Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels

    Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels
    Judith Merkle Riley, a longtime associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of internationally best-selling historical novels, has died. She was 68. Riley died of ovarian cancer Sept. 12 at her home in Claremont, said...
  • Donald P. Shiley dies at 90; co-inventor of Bjork-Shiley heart valve

    Donald P. Shiley dies at 90; co-inventor of Bjork-Shiley heart valve
    Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90. Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several...
  • Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes

    Market Watch: A bumper crop of matsutakes
    Aromatic matsutakes, a seasonal delicacy prized by the Japanese, rank among the elite of true wild mushrooms — along with porcini, morels and chanterelles — but are generally less available and less well known at farmers markets. Part of the...
  • Harrison 'Buzz' Price dies at 89; engineer advised Disney on Magic Kingdom locations

    Harrison 'Buzz' Price dies at 89; engineer advised Disney on Magic Kingdom locations
    Harrison "Buzz" Price, an engineer turned theme-park strategist whose research led Walt Disney to place Magic Kingdoms in Anaheim and Orlando, has died. He was 89. Price died Sunday of chronic anemia at Mt. San Antonio Gardens' hospice in Pomona, his...
  • PASSINGS: Daniel Douma, May L. To

    PASSINGS: Daniel Douma, May L. To
    Daniel Douma, co-founder of the Writers Store in L.A. Daniel Douma, 63, who co-founded the Writers Store in Los Angeles to provide software and computer help to screenwriters, died of cancer June 1 in Florence, Ore., said Gabriele Meiringer, his life...
  • White wines at the ready for summer

    White wines at the ready for summer
    Despite summer's reluctance thus far to make a lasting appearance, there soon will be plenty of gatherings by the pool, picnics at the Bowl and alfresco meals under a panoply of patio umbrellas. The superstars of summer produce — peaches, cherries,...