The Bay Area man who invented the Pet Rock, a collectible that became a short-lived fad in the mid-1970s, died this week at the age of 78.
A Stanford neurosurgeon who’d recently completed his residency and become a first time father died of lung cancer Monday at the age of 37, according to a statement issued by the journal Stanford Medicine.
Charles Hard Townes, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor who invented the laser and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics, died Tuesday at the age of 99.
A Pearl Harbor survivor who was supposed to be this year’s grand marshal at the Petaluma Veterans’ Day Parade died shortly before the event.
Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Marin County home on Monday, has had longstanding ties with the Bay Area dating back to his teenage years.
Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57. He died Monday night in Seal Beach, California, of unknown causes, the team said Tuesday.
Troy Campbell, executive director of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District says Jacob’s death is a loss to the area’s rich culture of street performances. He was a fixture at the wharf for 30 years who usually sat in front of the Anchorage Building on Jefferson Street.
The timing of Temple’s death has forced a change in Hollywood tradition…
The iconic child star Shirley Temple – who passed away Monday at the age of 85 in Woodside – was remembered Monday in the Peninsula town where she had lived for decades.