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L.A. Icon Otis Chandler Dies at 78

Otis Chandler, whose vision and determination as publisher of the Los Angeles Times from 1960 to 1980 catapulted the paper from mediocrity into the front ranks of American journalism, died today of a degenerative illness called Lewy body disease. read more

Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016

Otis Clay ... outdoor adventures. May 16. Died after falling from wheelchair during half-marathon. Guy Clark, 74. Texas singer-songwriter who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a ... read more

From David Bowie to Carrie Fisher: How 2016 has taken away dozens of beloved stars with many dying at a young age

Otis Clay ... outdoor adventures. May 16. Died after falling from wheelchair during half-marathon. Guy Clark, 74. Texas singer-songwriter who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like 'L.A. Freeway' and 'Desperados Waiting for a ... read more

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In Memoriam: Those We Lost in 2006

Sister Cindy Mahoney, 54 -- Volunteer at Ground Zero who died of lung disease ... Tom Fox, 54 -- American hostage murdered in Iraq. Otis Chandler, 78 -- Los Angeles Times publisher who transformed paper into powerhouse after inheriting it in 1960. read more

Visionaries and scoundrels made the Los Angeles Times, which returns to local ownership after 18 years

By the time Harry Chandler died and his mild-mannered son Norman took over as publisher of The Times in 1944, no one rivaled the family for power in California. Like Gen. Otis, they saw communists ... “He has great animosity toward L.A., but he had ... read more

Otis Chandler's Collection Goes On The Block

Otis Chandler, who died in February, was one of the last of the classic two-fisted gentleman adventurers as we knew them in the 20th Century. He surfed, he cheated death at eight years old, he hunted big game. He was trampled by a musk ox, and at 50 years ... read more

B/R's Updated Top 5 MLB ROY, MVP, and Cy Young Contenders for Each League

He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, which means L.A ... dies on its pitching. He owns a 1.49 ERA and has struck out 98 in 72.1 frames. If you're looking for the youthful fast-riser in the NL Cy Young scramble, aim your gaze at Aaron Nola. In 78.1 ... read more

Jim Murray, Pulitzer-Winning Times Columnist, Dies

You can take on the smallest community in the United States--and a few hundred people in L.A. will have come from there ... Retired Times Publisher Otis Chandler said Monday that every time Murray wrote one of his trademark columns poking fun at a city ... read more

Soul singer Wayne Cochran who inspired Elvis Presley's rhinestone-studded costumes dies aged 78

Originally from Thomaston, Georgia, the singer was inspired by iconic performers such as James Brown and Otis Redding, before joining as a teenagers developing his craft. His white pompadour quiff hairstyle, extravagant outfits and gravely vocals even gave ... read more

Mourners Recall an `Original'

If anyone had walked into the memorial service for Otis Chandler ... Harry Chandler, said in a eulogy. "He broke the mold that his parents and the extended Chandler family and The Times had set for him." Chandler, 78, died Feb. 27 of Lewy body disease ... read more


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