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  • Albert M. Kligman dies at 93; dermatologist developed acne, wrinkle treatments and experimented on prisoners

    Albert M. Kligman dies at 93; dermatologist developed acne, wrinkle treatments and experimented on prisoners
    Dr. Albert M. Kligman, a dermatologist who developed the acne drug Retin-A and the antiwrinkle cream Renova but who may be remembered primarily for a series of experiments on prisoners that led to major reforms in the U.S. medical testing establishment,...
  • Jerry Weintraub: The go-to guy to get connected

    Jerry Weintraub: The go-to guy to get connected
    "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...
  • Taylor Hackford is 'obsessed' with 'Louis & Keely'

    Taylor Hackford is 'obsessed' with 'Louis & Keely'
    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...
  • A thorny history with the cactus

    A thorny history with the cactus
    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...
  • Jody Reynolds dies at 75; rockabilly singer's 'Endless Sleep' hit Top 10

    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. “Endless Sleep,”...
  • Florence 'Floss' Schumacher dies at 86; doyenne of Orange County arts scene

    Florence 'Floss' Schumacher dies at 86; doyenne of Orange County arts scene
    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....
  • PASSINGS: Roy Wilson

    Roy Wilson Former supervisor 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...
  • Roy Wilson services set

    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...
  • PASSINGS: Al Ross, Albert Rodda, John G. McCoy

    Al Ross Founder of diner chain Al Ross, 93, who founded Doggie Diner, a San Francisco Bay Area diner chain as famous for its giant fiberglass dachshund heads as for its food, died Wednesday at a care facility in Palm Springs, the San Francisco Chronicle...
  • James Gurley dies at 69; guitarist with Big Brother & the Holding Company

    James Gurley dies at 69; guitarist with Big Brother  &   the Holding Company
    James Gurley, a virtuoso guitarist with Big Brother & the Holding Company, the psychedelic rock band that launched Janis Joplin to stardom, died Sunday, two days before his 70th birthday. Gurley was pronounced dead at a Palm Springs hospital after...
  • Larry Sultan dies at 63; photographer had San Fernando Valley focus

    Larry Sultan dies at 63; photographer had San Fernando Valley focus
    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...
  • Last act for Hollywood memorabilia

    Last act for Hollywood memorabilia
    They are packing up Old Hollywood and moving it to Newbury Park. That's where about 3 million film studio publicity stills, 50,000 original movie posters and 20,000 vintage fan magazines will be stored until they are auctioned off six months from now....