| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2011
Norbert Olberz, founder of the Southern California-based Sport Chalet chain of outdoor recreational equipment stores, died of natural causes Friday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge, the company announced. He was 86.
As chief executive for four...
| Sep 8, 2010
After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:41 AM
LAMBS CANYON, UTAH (KTLA) -- Olympic silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say Peterson called 911 before shooting himself Monday evening.
Officers later found the 29-year-old in...
| Jul 16, 2011
For the 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling piano virtuosos who will play Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky in Irvine, classical music skill is all in the family.
Many parents dream of their children mastering a serious instrument — middle-class...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:13 AM
SANTAQUIN, Utah -- Authorities have confirmed that "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman's death has been ruled an accident.
Santaquin Police Chief Dennis Howard says an autopsy found Coleman died of natural causes after an accidental fall. He says...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Mark Sheppard does appear in the two-part premiere of “Doctor Who,” called “The Impossible Astronaut,” premiering at 8 p.m. April 23 on BBC America.
Getting much more than that out of the actor proved an impossible mission....
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years.
And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...