| Jun 9, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012.
In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
| Dec 5, 2010
Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home.
The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...
| Apr 3, 2011
A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96.
Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in...
| Feb 7, 2011
Tura Satana, an actress who gained cult status for her role in the 1965 Russ Meyer movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," died Friday of heart failure at a hospital in Reno.
Satana's death was confirmed by her manager, Siouxzan Perry, who said Satana was...
| May 22, 2011
Richard Steinheimer, a master of railroad photography whose poetic images documented a half-century of trains and the landscape of the American West, has died. He was 81.
Steinheimer died May 4 at his Sacramento home of Alzheimer's disease, said his...
| May 24, 2011
He helped build racer that set speed record
Bill Summers, 75, who with his brother Bob built a four-engine racer called Goldenrod that in 1965 set a speed record for wheel-driven cars, died May 12 at his home in Ontario of natural causes,...
| Feb 27, 2011
If a student dared to use the word "reveal" in a story, Alhambra High School journalism teacher Ted Tajima would wield his red pencil and boom in his eloquent baritone, "Only God reveals."
To his students, he was "T" or "Mr. T," a man of inspiration...
| Jun 21, 2011
If snake venom holds the secret to a long life, then Bill Haast had the magic.
The man who mesmerized generations of paying customers from 1947 to 1984 by extracting venom at his spine-tingling Miami Serpentarium attraction died of natural causes...
| May 26, 2011
Co-anchor of 'Squawk on the Street'
Mark Haines, 65, co-anchor of CNBCs morning "Squawk on the Street" show and one of the business news network's most recognized faces, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at home, the network announced in New...
| May 25, 2011
Actress on Ray Milland, George Gobel shows
Phyllis Avery, 88, an actress who portrayed the wife of Ray Milland in the early 1950s CBS sitcom originally called "Meet Mr. McNutley," died Thursday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Hispanic evangelical leaders met Thursday night in Orlando to discuss ways to lobby the Legislature for Utah-style immigration reforms instead of the harsher Arizona approach that some state lawmakers are considering.
"In Florida, like in many other...