Famed Bay Area Journalist, Professor And Media Critic Ben Bagdikian Dies At 96Renowned journalist, critic and teacher Ben H. Bagdikian, who helped publish the Pentagon Papers and for decades was a passionate voice for journalistic integrity, died Friday in Berkeley at age 96.
Inventor Of Modern E-mail, Ray Tomlinson, DiesTomlinson chose the "@" ("at") symbol to connect the username with the destination address and it has now become a cultural icon.
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94 In CaliforniaThe former first lady died Sunday at her home in Bel-Air, California, of congestive heart failure.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead In TexasAntonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
Dan Hicks, Bandleader Who Helped Create 60s San Francisco Sound, Dies At 74The singer, songwriter and bandleader who led the musically eclectic band Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks died Saturday after a two-year battle with throat and liver cancer.
Man Who Gave His Name To 'Peanuts' Linus Dies In Sonoma At Age 90Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
Wilkes Bashford, San Francisco Luxury Clothier, Arts Patron, Dies At 83Wilkes Bashford, 83, died after battling cancer, according to Mayor Ed Lee, who said in a statement Sunday morning that San Francisco will not be the same without him.
Grammy-Winning Blues Singer Otis Clay Dies At 73Rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay, a hall of fame musician who also was a community activist on Chicago's West Side, has died. He was 73.
Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond Dies At 85Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, best known for "The Deer Hunter" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," has died less than a week after his comrade, similarly-acclaimed cameraman Haskell Wexler.
Former All-Star Dave Henderson, Whose A's Swept Giants In '89 World Series, Dies At 57The All-Star A's outfielder hit 197 home runs in a 14-season career that saw him wear uniforms of the Giants, Mariners, Red Sox and Royals.
2-Time Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies At 93A liberal activist, Wexler photographed some of the most influential films of the 1960s and 1970s and worked with Bay Area filmmakers George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma, Dies at 100The home goods retailer said Williams died peacefully of natural causes Saturday.

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