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  • 10 must-see places that are less than a decade old

    10 must-see places that are less than a decade old
    They're a disparate lot — museums, hotels, an observation deck, a sculpture park and a sundial-shaped bridge — but these recent structures, none more than 10 years old, are redefining the West. Before we bow to them, though, let's admit that...
  • 10 family-friendly places to visit in the West

    10 family-friendly places to visit in the West
    Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old: Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
  • PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham

    PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham
    Edward G. 'Ted' Jones Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
  • PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw

    PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw
    Phyllis Gebauer Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
  • Helen Krogh dies at 78; started Widowed Persons Assn. of California

    Helen Krogh dies at 78; started Widowed Persons Assn. of California
    Overwhelmed by the grief of widowhood in the early 1980s, Helen Krogh placed an advertisement in a newspaper seeking others in the same situation in Sacramento who might want to gather to talk. Six days later, she was exhausted from answering the phone...
  • A. Alan Post dies at 96; longtime California budget analyst

    A. Alan Post dies at 96; longtime California budget analyst
    A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96. Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in...
  • State takes on teacher evaluation

    SACRAMENTO -- The state Board of Education took up the controversial issue of teacher evaluations Wednesday, unanimously voting to create an online database to share information about local, state and national efforts to measure educators' effectiveness....
  • Parents have the right to know

    SACRAMENTO -- Grading teachers based on how much their students learn should be a no-brainer. In fact, state law for more than three decades has required that pupil progress be one of the factors in evaluating teachers. But, as it turns out, when...
  • Richard Steinheimer dies at 81; pre-eminent railroad photographer

    Richard Steinheimer dies at 81; pre-eminent railroad photographer
    Richard Steinheimer, a master of railroad photography whose poetic images documented a half-century of trains and the landscape of the American West, has died. He was 81. Steinheimer died May 4 at his Sacramento home of Alzheimer's disease, said his...
  • John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures

    John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures
    John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76. McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
  • Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader

    Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader
    Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
  • Fresno Bishop John Steinbock dies at 73

    Fresno Bishop John Steinbock dies at 73
    John Steinbock, the Roman Catholic bishop of Fresno who presided over a period of tremendous growth in his Central Valley diocese and was known as a strong administrator, a down-to-earth cleric and a hole-in-one golfer, died Sunday of lung cancer. He...