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Otis Chandler ... 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 ... read more

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The last family publisher of the Los Angeles Times died this morning at home in Ojai at age 78. Otis Chandler had suffered from a degenerative condition known as Lewy body disease that was diagnosed s... read more

Otis Chandler; Publisher Established Los Angeles Times as Respected Voice

Otis Chandler, 78, the swashbuckling former publisher of the Los Angeles Times credited with rescuing his family's newspaper from mediocrity and establishing it as a nationally respected media voice, ... read more

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South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

He was 78. Often called the "Father of South African jazz," Masekela died in Johannesburg ... New York and Los Angeles, performing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival with some of the era's most iconic ... read more

Building the All-Time Depth Chart for Every NBA Franchise

Larry Bird is revered as the ultimate franchise icon, spending his entire career in Celtic green ... while shooting 51.4 percent from the field during his seven years with Los Angeles. He served as on... read more

Rare Auto Auction Fetches $36 Million

A collection of 90 rare cars and 80 motorcycles owned by late Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler brought in more ... He wanted them to go to collectors after his death. Chandler, who died in Fe... read more

Otis Chandler: A Lion of Journalism

Had Otis Chandler never ... and motorcycle collector, Chandler, who died Monday at 78, was a man whose avocations alone were the stuff of legend. But Chandler did work, and in a remarkable 20-year spa... read more

Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88

Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically ... as Jimmy R... read more

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

The 40 most important people in baseball history, ranked

Ludtke wrote in a 1990 Los Angeles Times retrospective that since the suit, nearly all professional teams have “decided to grant unlimited locker room access.” Nomo had gone 78-46 with a 3.15 ... geod... read more

Obituaries for March 26

Huebner, age 78, died Friday ... Wyo., and Lila Chandler, Hays, Mont.; five stepsons, Roger Foley and Frank Foley, both of Amboy, Chris Foley, Yacolt, James Foley, La Center, and Leo Foley, Woodland; ... 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 ... He was trampled by a musk ox, and at 50 years old, he finally went racing. Oh, and he took the LA Times from a conservat... read more

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