These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.
Galvez was a five-year veteran of the Downey Police Department from Whittier. Three suspects have been arrested.
Sloan, 70, died Monday night. 'For those who grew up in Southern California in the golden glow of the mid-'60s," Joel Bellman writes, "he produced the soundtrack of our lives."
The creator of the Batmobile and many other "kustom" cars for Hollywood was first a legend in the LA car culture.
Hoffenblum was a Republican strategist who created the nonpartisan and respected California Target Book.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck credits Milner's Pete Malloy with inspiring him to join the force.
"One of the great news producers of all time, anywhere," says Bob Tarlau on Facebook.
Sacks announced in a February Op-ed piece that he had spreading cancer and was detaching from big world concerns like the Middle East and global warming. "My generation is on the way out…"
Cheuse was injured in a crash near Santa Cruz two weeks ago.
Baker worked for the Times as a reporter and editor for 26 years. He also contributed to LA Observed in the site's early years.
Born to the first Korean couple to immigrate to Los Angeles, she was a Navy code breaker in World War II, an activist in LA and part of a popular postwar restaurant family in the San Fernando Valley.
Ring was the assistant who hid F. Scott Fitzgerald's drinking by dumping his empty gin bottles in Sepulveda Canyon in the months before he died.
The kicker for the Rams in the 1960s became the news director and president of KMEX and a co-founder of Univision.
He bought MGM three times, owned Las Vegas hotels and at times was the richest man in Los Angeles.
The editor who led the Times to 13 Pulitzers in the first five years of Tribune ownership, then left rather than begin to dismantle the paper with cuts, died in Lexington, Kentucky of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
After convicting Charles Manson and followers, Bugliosi wrote "Helter Skelter" and a number of other books.