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  • Charles Laufer dies at 87; built publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines

    Charles Laufer dies at 87; built publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines
    Charles Laufer, who built a publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines such as Tiger Beat, has died. He was 87. Laufer died April 5 of natural causes at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said his daughter, Teena Naumann. A journalism graduate...
  • David R. Thompson dies at 80; Reagan appointee to 9th Circuit

    David R. Thompson dies at 80; Reagan appointee to 9th Circuit
    Senior Circuit Judge David R. Thompson, a registered Republican named to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reportedly to "balance" the court's perceived liberal bent, died Saturday after 25 years on the bench that earned him a reputation as a moderate...
  • Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer

    Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer
    When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away. But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
  • Fred Steiner dies at 88; Hollywood composer created 'Perry Mason' theme

    Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88. Steiner died of natural causes...
  • John Davies dies at 76; longtime San Diego civic leader

    John Davies dies at 76; longtime San Diego civic leader
    John Davies, a major civic figure in San Diego for decades, particularly in education, urban planning and the revitalization of a once-crumbling downtown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in downtown San Diego. He was 76. Along with his civic...
  • Pregnant? Here's more to worry about

    Pregnant? Here's more to worry about
    Pregnancy may be the mother of all guilt trips. But that anxiety doesn’t necessarily end with the birth of a healthy child. Researchers are finding that in utero exposures could be linked with behavioral or emotional problems in young children and...
  • Dread the weigh-in? Researchers propose a new (scale-free) way to measure obesity (but you still may be too fat)

    Move over, BMI. Researchers led by a University of Southern California physician have proposed "a better index of adiposity." This one would require a tape measure and a calculator, but none of the stepping-up-on-the-scale drama featured on NBC's The...
  • 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...
  • Man Pleads Not Guilty in UCLA-USC Rose Bowl Brawl

    Man Pleads Not Guilty in UCLA-USC Rose Bowl Brawl
    PASADENA (KTLA) -- A man involved in a brawl that erupted at a tailgating party before last December's UCLA-USC game at the Rose Bowl has pleaded not guilty to charges of battery and exhibiting a deadly weapon. Joshua Elder, 25, of Temple City appeared...
  • Alabama still No. 1; Stanford and Auburn join top-10

    Alabama still No. 1; Stanford and Auburn join top-10
    New York, NY (Sports Network) - Alabama remained atop the latest Associated Press college football poll following a narrow victory over Arkansas, while Stanford and Auburn vaulted themselves into the top-10 with big wins. The Crimson Tide (4-0) had to...
  • Don Meredith, who infused 'Monday Night Football' with humor for 12 seasons, dies at 72

    Don Meredith, who infused 'Monday Night Football' with humor for 12 seasons, dies at 72
    Don Meredith, an accomplished Dallas Cowboys quarterback who brought humor and high jinks to the "Monday Night Football" broadcasts for 12 years, died Sunday night in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 72. Meredith died of a brain hemorrhage, according to his third...
  • Rappers flow toward singing

    Rappers flow toward singing
    A change wasn't going to come. By 2005, Aloe Blacc's decade in hip-hop had begun to yield diminishing returns. Though the Orange County-raised rapper had earned underground respect, the genre increasingly favored flamboyant eccentrics like Kanye West...