| Apr 12, 2011
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...
| Feb 23, 2011
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
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...
| Jun 25, 2011
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...
| May 26, 2011
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...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:30 AM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2010
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 12:52 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2010
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...