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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 ... read more

100 LEADERS WHO HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK

He died in 1978. 9. S. Otis Bland left his Newport News law practice in 1918 to ... 15. The Burkholder family : L.A. Burkholder began farming in what is now Denbigh about 1919. The farm grew into Burk... read more

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

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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 pap... read more


Music, arts lost many luminaries in 2016

Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2016. Pierre Boulez ... Texas singer-songwriter who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like “L.A. Freeway” and “Desperados W... 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 ... ... 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 ... read more

Minnie Driver Lists Hollywood Hills House

Matthew McConaughey, (model) Liberty Ross, Sam Peckinpah, late L.A. Times publisher Otis Chandler and “SpongeBob SquarePants “creator Stephen Hillenburg. read more

Famed Singer Vic Damone Dies at 89

Legendary crooner Vic Damone died from complications of a respiratory illness on Sunday in Miami Beach, Fla., his daughter Victoria confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 89. Born Vito Farinola to ... 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 l... 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 hi... read more

Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence

Jack Nelson ... Nelson died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at his home in Bethesda, Md., according to his wife, journalist Barbara Matusow. The veteran newsman was recruited from the Atlanta Constitut... read more



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