Bay Area Man Who Invented Pet Rock Dies In OregonThe 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.
Stanford Neurosurgeon Dies Of Stage-4 Lung Cancer At 37A 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.
UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate, Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies At 99Charles 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.
Pearl Harbor Survivor, Grand Marshal Of Petaluma Veterans' Day Parade Dies Shortly Before EventA Pearl Harbor survivor who was supposed to be this year’s grand marshal at the Petaluma Veterans’ Day Parade died shortly before the event.
Reagan Astrologer, Joan Quigley, Dies At 87 In San Francisco HomeJoan 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.
Robin Williams’ Ties To Bay Area Go Back DecadesActor 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.
Former A’s Pitcher Bob Welch, Member Of 1989 World Series Championship Team, Dies At 57Bob 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.
SF's Legendary, Terrifying 'Bushman' Street Performer Dead At 60Troy 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.
Shirley Temple's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star In StorageThe timing of Temple's death has forced a change in Hollywood tradition…
Shirley Temple Black Remembered By Fellow Woodside ResidentsThe 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.
Shirley Temple Dies At 85 In Woodside HomeShirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.
Oakland Boys Choir To Sing At Mandela Memorial In DCAn Oakland boys' choir jetted off to Washington, D.C., Tuesday as invited performers at a national memorial event for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday.