A longtime Republican state senator and assemblyman, Newton R. Russell was admired on both sides of the aisle for his fairness and knowledge of the arcane rules of the state pension system.
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.
Manzarek, who was influenced by John Coltrane, added a jazz component to the band's rock sound and filled the role of bassist. The band charted 15 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 starting in 1967.
When the Doors were still a fledgling quartet, and the band members were honing their chops playing five sets a night at the London Fog club in Hollywood, it wasn't rock stardom on keyboardist Ray Manzarek's mind as he and his three band mates laid down an extended jam for their debut album that ran more than seven minutes.
Bernard Waber, author of popular children's books, dies at 91
Bernard Waber, 91, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," died Thursday at his Long Island, N.Y., home after a long illness, according to a statement from his publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Hedda Bolgar, known for her energy and optimism, began her studies in Vienna in Sigmund Freud's day. She fled the Nazis and eventually settled in Southern California, where she was chief of psychology at Mt. Sinai Hospital and helped found several local institutions devoted to the field.
Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103.
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Loren G. Trujillo
(May 18, 1958 - March 17, 2012)
(HURRICANE, UT) - Loren G. Trujillo, 53, of Hurricane, Utah passed away March 17, 2012 of liver failure. Loren was born May 18, 1958 in Montrose, Colorado to Rubel and Miquelita "Mickey" Trujillo. ...
Renee Stewart Millett
Nov 29, 1932 - Mar 13, 2012
(St. George, UT) - Renee’ Stewart Millett, our loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away at her home on the morning of March 13, 2012 after a long illness and valiant battle...
(November 22, 1916 - March 12, 2012)
(Bunkerville, NV) - Louisa May Ryan, 95, died March 12, 2012 at her home in Bunkerville, Nevada. She was born November 22, 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska to David William and Patty May Watkins Kinnison.
William J. Irvine
March 18, 1939 - March 14, 2012
William J. Irvine passed the evening of March 14th 2012, just four days from his 73 birthday, at his home in Panguitch, Utah. Originally from Greenriver, Utah, William moved to Panguitch after reti...