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  • PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn

    PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn
    Jim Flick Longtime golf instructor Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, died Monday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, his family said. Flick taught golf in...
  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • So close, so far, so close

    So close, so far, so close
    I was just months away from marrying my high school sweetheart and shipping off to the Peace Corps. I'd had a bright five-year plan that included teaching English in a faraway land. The idea of a new culture and new life filled me with the sense that...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp

    PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp
    Michael Parrish Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...
  • Midge Turk Richardson dies at 82; ex-nun and Seventeen editor

    Midge Turk Richardson dies at 82; ex-nun and Seventeen editor
    Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun and parochial school principal in Los Angeles who cast off her habit for the world of New York publishing, where she reigned for nearly two decades as editor of Seventeen magazine, has died. She was 82. Richardson,...
  • Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
  • Clinton praises ambassador to Libya, calls attackers 'savage group'

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said officials are investigating the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and other Americans....
  • O.C. voter turnout far behind 2008, but mail-in ballots up

     
    Just over 19% of registered Orange County voters had cast ballots by 3 p.m. Tuesday, a notable drop from the 2008 elections, county officials said....
  • Arab American exhibit on display in Little Tokyo

     
    A traveling exhibit highlighting often forgotten Arab immigrants is being displayed in Little Tokyo, sharing the work of a community and its contributions to history since the American Revolution. "Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to...
  • Gay Scout Policy Change

     
    I promised in my Thursday column to run the full texts of two items relating to the Boy Scouts' recent decision to allow openly gay boys to be Scouts. One was an email I received from Mario Machado (above, with......
  • Slain Libyan ambassador described as 'unflappable' by his brother

     
    Slain ambassador Chris Stevens first became interested in international affairs back at Piedmont High School in the East Bay, according to his younger brother Tom....
  • It's A Gray Area: 'The whole world is not like Irvine'

    Life is short, so we all need reminders that our lives are fleeting. I remind myself by trying to keep in mind some rules I made long ago to help design my life which I call "The Designer Niners." They have helped me, and maybe to some extent they will do...