| Dec 15, 2009
Larry Sultan, a prominent fine art photographer who repeatedly reached back to the San Fernando Valley of his youth to lyrically explore the dark side of the suburbs and the American dream, has died. He was 63.
Sultan died Sunday of cancer at his home in...
| Sep 1, 2009
Memorial services for former Riverside County Supervisor Roy Wilson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, 47321 Highway 74.
Wilson, who retired because of illness, died Aug. 26. He was 74.
A viewing will take place...
| Aug 29, 2009
Roy Wilson, 74, who had recently ended a long career as a Riverside County supervisor because of illness, died Wednesday at his Palm Desert home.
A cause of death was not released.
Since 1994, Wilson had represented a...
| Aug 4, 2009
Florence "Floss" Schumacher, a doyenne of Orange County's social and arts scene for nearly three decades who was instrumental in establishing the Orange County Performing Arts Center and several performing arts organizations, has died. She was 86....
| Nov 14, 2008
Jody Reynolds, the 1950s rockabilly singer and songwriter whose one and only Top 10 hit, "Endless Sleep," was the first of a wave of melodramatic "teen tragedy" tales, died of liver cancer Nov. 7 in Palm Desert. He was 75.
| Jun 13, 2009
L.A. gardeners have been going native for more than a century. Around 1900, nurseryman and plant sleuth Theodore Payne pushed for West Coast flowers and shrubs. His word was gospel: "Be a good Californian: Be loyal to your own state and keep your...
| Mar 15, 2009
Louis Prima and Keely Smith are struggling to save a marriage. If their relationship goes down in flames, so too might their lucrative lounge act. They have joined forces to become a Las Vegas sensation, but the emotions they tunefully profess in front of...
| Apr 4, 2010
"Look at me, do I look like an alter kocker?" Jerry Weintraub asks. Verily, he does not. At the moment, he looks like a guy ready to swing a golf club at a visitor for asking him if he feels like -- to offer a rough translation from the Yiddish -- an...
| Mar 23, 2008
THERE is a new pond emerging in which to fish for home buyers -- overseas.
As Southern California sales have stalled and home prices have slumped, realty agents here have geared up to help sellers tap into this market of buyers who come with pockets full...
| Dec 28, 2008
Robert Graham, a Los Angeles sculptor with a towering public presence who designed major civic monuments across the nation, died Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his friend Roy Doumani said. Graham, who had been ill for about six months,...
| Jun 8, 2008
A good writer on the roam
I love to travel, and I love to read Susan Spano. As the world shrinks, Susan's ability to describe the offbeat and quirky makes even the most jaded destinations worth taking a second look.
--Mackay Crampton, Ojai