These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.
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 This is from an unpublished biography.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.
Joe Hicks, the co-founder of Community Advocates Inc. and a long-time media commentator on race and columnist in Los Angeles, died Sunday.
Long worked on "The Big News" at KNXT and was VP and news director at NBC 4.
Halpert reported for all three network stations in LA and hosted "KNBC News Conference."
The French-born chef built a national empire after his two hit Los Angeles eateries.
The second of the two people most responsible for the acclaim received by the Los Angeles Times for its 1984 Olympic coverage died this week.
Steve Lopez has written a lovely column on his friend, the Skid Row organizer and housing advocate and co-founder of the LAMP Community.