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Washington (U.S. state)

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  • Randall Dale Adams dies at 61; wrongfully convicted of murdering a policeman

    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,...
  • Jose Arguelles dies at 72; New Age thinker conceived 1987's Harmonic Convergence

    Jose Arguelles dies at 72; New Age thinker conceived 1987's Harmonic Convergence
    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...
  • Richard Chavez dies at 81; brother of Cesar Chavez

    Richard Chavez dies at 81; brother of Cesar Chavez
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Cliff Dapper

    PASSINGS: Cliff Dapper
    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...
  • Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops

    Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops
    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...
  • Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks

    Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks
    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...
  • Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady

    Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady
    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...
  • Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter

    Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter
    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,...
  • Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge

    Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge
    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...
  • Joe Lumer dies at 62; chief executive of L.A. parking lot firm

    Joe Lumer dies at 62; chief executive of L.A. parking lot firm
    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...
  • Charles T. Manatt dies at 75; Democratic Party leader and diplomat

    Charles T. Manatt dies at 75; Democratic Party leader and diplomat
    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...