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.
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.
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.
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.
By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Sat May 18 15:04:00 UTC 2013
Billie Lee Blake (June 24, 1947 - May 11, 2013) Billie Lee Blake, 65
On a bright sunny day on May 11, 2013, our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, took his last breath of air on Earth, surrounded by his family at the Huntsman Cancer Cente...
Cecilia Saenz (January 23, 1916 - May 13, 2013) (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Cecilia Saenz, 97, a longtime resident of New York City, Houston, TX, Livermore, CA, Washington, UT, and Loveland, CO peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus...
Kathleen Joy Millett April 24, 1937 - May 13, 2013 On the morning of May 13th 2013, a beautiful soul, Kathleen Joy Skougard Millett, left this earth and entered into a glorious place where she was welcomed by her loving husband, sweet baby daughter...
Wilma M. Rowell (March 25, 1923 - May 9, 2013) (SALT LAKE CITY) - Wilma Maland Rowell passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on March 25, 1923, in Lakeshore, Utah, the oldest of four children, to...
Theresa Coombs (May 18, 1932 - May 11, 2013) (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Theresa Coombs 81, was released from this life Friday, May 11, 2013, in St. George, Utah.
She was born May 18, 1932, in Boulder, Utah to Ephraim H. and Florence Mary Coombs.
Dean J Polatis (February 02, 1932 - May 10, 2013) Dean passed away on May 10th, 2013 in his home after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Eliza Eunice Mobley Polatis, seven children, twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildr...