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Jamma Fanaka wrote, directed and released hit movie “Penitentiary” while still in film school

LOS ANGELES – Jamaa Fanaka, who emerged as a dynamic black filmmaker with his gritty independent 1979 film “Penitentiary” and later made headlines with his legal battles alleging widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the film and television

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Jamma Fanaka wrote, directed and released hit movie “Penitentiary” while still in film school

LOS ANGELES – Jamaa Fanaka, who emerged as a dynamic black filmmaker with his gritty independent 1979 film “Penitentiary” and later made headlines with his legal battles alleging widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the film and television

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Margaret Runyan Castaneda, 90, debunked much of husband/author Carlos Castaneda’s mysticism

(From The Los Angeles Times on Jan. 31, 2012.) GLENDALE, Ariz. – They were an unlikely couple, the Latin American immigrant and the West Virginia divorcee whose paths crossed in mid-1950s Los Angeles. But, by Margaret Runyan Castaneda’s account, she

Margaret Runyan Castaneda, 90, debunked much of husband/author Carlos Castaneda’s mysticism

(From The Los Angeles Times on Jan. 31, 2012.) GLENDALE, Ariz. – They were an unlikely couple, the Latin American immigrant and the West Virginia divorcee whose paths crossed in mid-1950s Los Angeles. But, by Margaret Runyan Castaneda’s account, she

‘New Journalism’ pioneer Marshall Rosenthal, 71, wrote for ‘Rolling Stone,’ Chicago alternative press

EVANSTON, Ill. – Perhaps the best way to illustrate Marshall Rosenthal’s acerbic wit and lucidity is to let Abe Peck tell the story about writing to Mr. Rosenthal when Peck was — in the 1960s counterculture terminology of the time

‘New Journalism’ pioneer Marshall Rosenthal, 71, wrote for ‘Rolling Stone,’ Chicago alternative press

EVANSTON, Ill. – Perhaps the best way to illustrate Marshall Rosenthal’s acerbic wit and lucidity is to let Abe Peck tell the story about writing to Mr. Rosenthal when Peck was — in the 1960s counterculture terminology of the time

Basketball coach Gene Bartow, 81, succeeded John Wooden, succeeded in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gene Bartow, known as “The Father of UAB Athletics,” died Tuesday evening at the age of 81 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. The Browning, Mo., native spent 34 years as a college basketball head coach

Basketball coach Gene Bartow, 81, succeeded John Wooden, succeeded in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gene Bartow, known as “The Father of UAB Athletics,” died Tuesday evening at the age of 81 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. The Browning, Mo., native spent 34 years as a college basketball head coach