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June 19, 1997
Gavin Miller, former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn., has died. He was 71. Miller died Sunday of cancer at his Pasadena home. An expert on corporate and securities law, Miller practiced in Los Angeles for 36 years, most recently with the firm Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. He headed the county lawyers' group in 1983 and in 1994 received its highest honor, the Shattuck Price Memorial Award. In 1991, Miller was president of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation.
January 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
Gavin Lyall, who wrote finely crafted action novels drawing on his experience as a Royal Air Force pilot before turning to spy thrillers, has died. He was 70. Lyall, who published about 15 books during a 40-year writing career, died Saturday at his London home of cancer. Lyall's first book, "The Wrong Side of the Sky," was an aviation thriller published in 1961. It enjoyed considerable success in Britain and the United States and set the pattern for his early novels.
December 5, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
On Sunday nights, especially when it's raining, San Franciscans prefer to remain home and laze about in comfortable clothes. With that in mind the turnout on a rainy Sunday night for Denise and Prentis Cobb Hale's party at Stars for the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico John Gavin and his actress wife Connie Towers was quite extraordinary. "It's a compliment to the hostess," said business executive (Shaklee) Gary Shansby. "We don't generally put on blue suits or go out on Sunday nights."
July 19, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Gavin Lambert, the British-born author and screenwriter whose novels such as "Inside Daisy Clover" and nonfiction works, including biographies of screen stars Norma Shearer and Natalie Wood, earned him a reputation as one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers, has died. He was 80.
March 23, 2009 | Michael Finnegan
For a man prone to belittling politicians, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco is proving to be a deft politician. In his run for governor, he is summoning all the skills he can to shed the political baggage of his hometown, where taming a rowdy parade is the sort of thing that can set off a popular backlash. He is known outside San Francisco for one thing above all: his renegade order legalizing same-sex marriage in 2004.
October 16, 2010 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
It's not easy being Gavin Newsom. In righteously progressive San Francisco, the two-term mayor who calls himself a "pro-business Democrat" has been slammed as too conservative, even as he grappled creatively with chronic homelessness, signed into law the city's groundbreaking universal healthcare program and even helped make composting compulsory. Everywhere else, though, he's the liberal who rubbed the nation's nose in gay marriage. Now, as the 43-year-old finds himself in a tight race for lieutenant governor against Republican incumbent Abel Maldonado, he will need to persuade voters that he is more than the Gay Marriage Mayor ?
February 10, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.); Nancy O'Dell; Mike Piazza. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Naomi Campbell; Julianne Hough; Blake Shelton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Paula and Bobby Deen. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Emmy Rossum; Jane Lynch. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Grace Park.
February 19, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel has picked up the endorsement of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom as she battles in a growing field of candidates for an open Westside-South Bay congressional district. "I know Wendy will fight and deliver for the people of the 33rd Congressional District," Newsom said in a statement released Wednesday by the Greuel campaign. "She's spent 20 years in the trenches solving problems for everyday families," Newsom continued, citing Greuel's work in the administrations of President Clinton and former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley as well as her stint as city controller.
June 6, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
In “The Bling Ring," a group of starry-eyed teens define their worth by the number of designer duds in their closet. The young protagonists of Sofia Coppola's based-on-a-true-story film don't actually own any of these coveted items, of course -- they steal them. Parading through the closets of stars such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan, their eyes widen as they try out Alexander McQueen sunglasses, Chanel handbags and Christian Louboutin pumps. “Oh, my God,” one character gasps as she comes across a chic top. “It's Balmain.” It's a line uttered by actress Claire Julien, who, fittingly enough, was sporting a Balmain dress on the red carpet at the film's Hollywood premiere Tuesday night.
October 23, 2013 | By Scott Collins
"The Love Boat" may have made him world famous, but Gavin MacLeod remembers some choppy waters for the show. Now 82, MacLeod is promoting his new memoir, "This Is Your Captain Speaking. " In the book he recalls how he landed the part of Capt. Merrill Stubing, the good-natured skipper of a cruise ship where singles found romance. "Love Boat" ran on ABC from 1977 to 1986. "The critics hated it," MacLeod told Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday's "Today" on NBC. And they weren't the only ones.
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