Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.
An 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.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95, more than two decades after he visited Oakland as part of a U.S. tour to rally support for anti-apartheid efforts.
Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.
Patricia Wiggins, a former state lawmaker who represented areas north of San Francisco for more than a decade, died Thursday.
Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.
James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” television show, has died of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy, according to HBO.
Longtime Bay Area television and radio personality Jerry Graham died on Monday, a day before his 79th birthday.
The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.
Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82.