Posts Tagged: California

F. Sherwood Rowland, 84, won Nobel Prize for work that led to ban of ozone-destroying chemicals

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. – F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84. Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in

F. Sherwood Rowland, 84, won Nobel Prize for work that led to ban of ozone-destroying chemicals

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. – F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84. Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in

A skinny kid from Alameda, Jimmie Payne, 85, became Mr. America (and Jack LaLanne’s pal)

HEALDSBURG, Calif – Long-ago “Mr. America” and repeat World Wristwrestling champion Jimmie Payne, a pioneer bodybuilder of short stature and Herculean personality, died Friday at age 85. Payne, a Healdsburg resident since 1962, was a skinny kid in Alameda when

A skinny kid from Alameda, Jimmie Payne, 85, became Mr. America (and Jack LaLanne’s pal)

HEALDSBURG, Calif – Long-ago “Mr. America” and repeat World Wristwrestling champion Jimmie Payne, a pioneer bodybuilder of short stature and Herculean personality, died Friday at age 85. Payne, a Healdsburg resident since 1962, was a skinny kid in Alameda when

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Steve Appleton, 51, CEO of Micron, kept company in Boise, Idaho, even after company went big

BOISE, Idaho – Micron CEO Steve Appleton, who headed what was once Idaho’s biggest employer, died in a plane crash about 9 a.m. Friday. Appleton was the only person in the plane, according to Boise Airport reports and Micron reports.

Steve Appleton, 51, CEO of Micron, kept company in Boise, Idaho, even after company went big

BOISE, Idaho – Micron CEO Steve Appleton, who headed what was once Idaho’s biggest employer, died in a plane crash about 9 a.m. Friday. Appleton was the only person in the plane, according to Boise Airport reports and Micron reports.

Buying small papers, O.J.Brightwell, 90, built McClatchy into a national newspaper chain

LAS VEGAS – O.J. Brightwell, a longtime newspaper executive who had a key role in the expansion of The McClatchy Co. as a national newspaper chain, died Dec. 29 of heart failure, his family said. He was 90. Mr. Brightwell

Buying small papers, O.J.Brightwell, 90, built McClatchy into a national newspaper chain

LAS VEGAS – O.J. Brightwell, a longtime newspaper executive who had a key role in the expansion of The McClatchy Co. as a national newspaper chain, died Dec. 29 of heart failure, his family said. He was 90. Mr. Brightwell

Charles Price II, 80, was US ambassador during the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing in Scotland

INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Charles Price II, a former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain who coordinated friendly relations between President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has died in California, a family spokesman said Friday. He was 80. Price, who also

Charles Price II, 80, was US ambassador during the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing in Scotland

INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Charles Price II, a former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain who coordinated friendly relations between President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has died in California, a family spokesman said Friday. He was 80. Price, who also