| Jun 27, 2011
Randall Dale Adams, a former death row inmate who gained freedom after flaws in his conviction for the murder of a Dallas policeman were exposed in a critically acclaimed documentary, has died. He was 61.
Adams died Oct. 30, 2010, of a brain tumor,...
| Apr 10, 2011
In 1983, art historian Jose Arguelles was driving down Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to return a rental car when a vision bloomed: On Aug. 16, 1987, a critical mass of humanity would congregate at sacred spots around the world to bond with the...
| Jul 28, 2011
Richard Chavez, who helped his older brother, legendary labor organizer Cesar Chavez, build the United Farm Workers into a force in state politics and agriculture, died Wednesday. He was 81.
Chavez died from complications following surgery in a...
| Feb 16, 2011
Cliff Dapper, 91, a former Brooklyn Dodgers catcher who was traded in 1948 for future Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell, died in his sleep Feb. 8 at an assisted-living facility in Fallbrook, Calif., said his son, Curtis.
Dapper had a brief career with...
| Apr 26, 2011
Eldon Davis, an influential architect known as the father of the California coffee shop for midcentury designs inspired by the Space Age and the region's car culture, has died. He was 94.
Davis died Friday at a West Hills hospital of complications from...
| Jan 15, 2011
To supporters he was affectionately known as "Mr. Compton" for his unabashed promotion of the city he loved and called home for almost 60 years. Admirers lauded his relentless efforts to help empower African Americans. But many will perhaps remember civic...
| Jul 9, 2011
Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93.
Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...
| Jul 22, 2011
Lucian Freud, a British artist who gained fame for his intense and deeply textural nude paintings, has died. He was 88.
Freud, the grandson of the pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, died Wednesday at his home in London following an illness,...
| Mar 2, 2011
Senior U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall, a trailblazer for women in the federal judiciary who evoked both controversy and feminine tradition during a legal career that spanned six decades, died at her Pasadena home Saturday after a long...
| Jan 1, 2011
Joe Lumer, who was born in a Holocaust-survivors camp in Germany and went on to run a sprawling parking-lot empire that includes 75 Joe's Auto Parks in downtown Los Angeles, drowned this week in Argentina. He was 62.
Lumer, a Brentwood resident who was...
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...