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.
By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
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September 12, 1923 - March 17, 2010 (St. George, UT) - Shirley Luverne Ferguson was born September 12, 1923 to Samuel Cargill Ferguson and Mabel (Hickman) Ferguson in Harrold SD. He attended primary and secondary school in Winner SD....
(December 31, 1916 - March 18, 2010 (Mesquite, NV) - Ruth Reini of Mesquite, Nevada died Thursday, March 18, 2010. Ruth was born in Ironwood, Michigan on December 31, 1916, daughter of the late John and Matilda Kaiku. She lived in ...
(June 2, 1916 - December 22, 1998) (St. George, UT) - Mary Morris Phoenix, 82, passed away December 22, 1998 at the St. George Care Center.
She was born June 2, 1916 in St. George to Morton and Mollie Lund Morris. She married John ...
(St. George, UT) - Larry Martin Jewell died August 22 2003 in Washington, Utah. He was born June 3, 1947 to Argel E and Grace Eliza Wilcox Jewell in the Cottonwood Maternity home at Murray, Utah.