These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.
Not many top bands with more certifiable Los Angeles roots than the Eagles, who met Linda Ronstadt at the Troubadour, became her band and with her blessing went out and dominated the 1970s.
Bowie's social media accounts posted tonight that the musician and actor has died after an 18-month fight with cancer.
Michael Hamilburg was the book agent for Jim Morrison, Jackie Robinson, Vincent Bugliosi and many other writers — as well as a number of Los Angeles journalists through the years....
His career included work with David Alfaro Siqueiros, illustrating for "Sleeping Beauty" and "Fantastic Voyage," and murals for Disneyland and other Disney parks.
Flick survived the attack on journalists covering Jonestown that killed Rep. Leo Ryan in 1978 and helped to start "Entertainment Tonight."
The father of City Attorney Mike Feuer died today. His talks with students at Castle Heights Elementary School were featured in a Steve Lopez column this year.
"If Los Angeles had another 100 Leonard Shapiros we'd be in a lot better shape than we are today," his wife wrote in a 1984 letter to the editor.
Weiland, the singer with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at age 48. He was a paste-up guy at the LA Daily Journal in the early 1990s.
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…"