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  • Bernard King dies at 72; retired Irvine rabbi

    Bernard King dies at 72; retired Irvine rabbi
    Rabbi Bernard King, a pioneer in interfaith work in Orange County, died Monday of liver cancer at his home in Lake Forest, surrounded by his wife and family. He was 72. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly...
  • Aron Kincaid dies at 70; actor appeared in 1960s 'beach' movies

    Aron Kincaid dies at 70; actor appeared in 1960s 'beach' movies
    Aron Kincaid, an actor who appeared in 1960s "beach" movies such as "The Girls on the Beach" and "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" and later had careers as a model and an artist, has died. He was 70. Kincaid, who lived in Beverly Hills, died of heart-...
  • W. Howard Lester dies at 75; former chairman of Williams-Sonoma

    W. Howard Lester dies at 75; former chairman of Williams-Sonoma
    W. Howard Lester, former chairman and chief executive of gourmet cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc., died Monday at his home in Indian Wells after battling cancer, the company announced. He was 75. Lester and a partner bought San Francisco-based...
  • Carroll Pratt dies at 89; Emmy-winning sound engineer

    Carroll Pratt dies at 89; Emmy-winning sound engineer
    Carroll Pratt, an Emmy-winning sound engineer who also worked with the inventor of the laugh track and spent decades adding laughter and other effects to a variety of shows, has died. He was 89. Pratt died of natural causes Thursday at Santa Rosa...
  • Gerald Lawson dies at 70; engineer brought cartridge-based video game consoles to life

    Gerald Lawson dies at 70; engineer brought cartridge-based video game consoles to life
    Gerald A. "Jerry" Lawson, an electronics engineer and video game pioneer who led the team that developed the first cartridge-based home video game console system to hit the market in the mid-1970s, has died. He was 70. Lawson, who lived in Santa Clara,...
  • Giants celebrates World Series win with downtown parade

    Giants celebrates World Series win with downtown parade
  • Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music

    Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62; singer and poet 'set the template' for rap music
    Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62. The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
  • Richard P. McKee dies at 62; open government advocate

    Richard P. McKee dies at 62; open government advocate
    Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
  • Jane Way dies at 91; Sutter Creek Inn owner

    Jane Way dies at 91; Sutter Creek Inn owner
    Built in 1859, the simple cottage in the scenic Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek wasn't even on the market in 1966 when Jane Way persuaded the owner to sell it. Way bought it "on a whim," she later said, during "an all-time low in my life." "My son had...
  • Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst

    Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst
    Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Pease

    PASSINGS: Bob Pease
    Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose. Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...
  • Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it

    It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...