These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.
"A giant of American film criticism," Kenneth Turan says of Schickel, the longtime Time critic, author and documentary maker.
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The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.
As Lynne Seemayer, she created an indelible part of LA street art lore and became something of a legend.
Michael Justice, who shot for the Wall Street Journal, Daily Breeze and LA Herald Examiner, was on assignment for the port in San Pedro.
Wong's artwork inspired "Bambi." He contributed to other films and was also known for his beach kites.
It's been awhile since there was an editor in charge of covering prominent deaths. He doesn't get any assigned writers.
Ifill died of cancer complications. Co-anchor Judy Woodruff gave viewers the news on "PBS News Hour," where Ifill was managing editor.
Cohen's official Facebook page announced his passing without details.
Author, activist and former California state assemblyman and senator Tom Hayden has died in Santa Monica after a lengthy illness.
Snotty Scotty and the Hankies led every single version of the Occasional Pasadena Doh Dah Parade.
Owen was shot and killed answering a home burglary call in Lancaster.
Davidson, the founding artistic director of Center Theatre Group, died at age 83. This is from an unpublished biography.
Edelman represented the Westside and the Fairfax area for 29 years and led the fight for children's services, AIDS treatment, mental health services and the arts.
From his home on Rockingham Avenue in Brentwood, where he and his wife Betty hosted countless salons and strategy meetings, Stanley Sheinbaum played a key role in LA and world events.