CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991 |
A man who says that he is the adopted son of the late Rev. James Cleveland wants to lay claim to a share of the fortune left behind when the Grammy-winning singer known as the "King of Gospel" died in February. Andre M. Cleveland of Northridge, a rhythm and blues record producer, asserted at a news conference Tuesday that he is entitled to half of the Cleveland estate, estimated at $6 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1995
Your editorial, "Living Wills: Do They Work?" (Aug. 13), covers several important and valid points, but one aspect was not mentioned: California declarations or durable power of attorney for health care forms are not effective in the event of a sudden emergency. Ambulance personnel are required to provide CPR unless they are provided with a separate non-hospital do not resuscitate (DNR) order. If this concerns you, ask your doctor or local hospital for more information about a non-hospital DNR order, contact Choice in Dying, 200 Varick St., New York, N.Y., 10014, or call (800)
October 18, 2011 |
In keystroke bursts of poetry, defiance and humor, Egyptian activists are posting their wills on Twitter. The electronic missives, vibrant with immediacy and edged with wit, specify how organs should be donated and small sums of money spent. One activist asked that his picture not be posted on Facebook so as to spare his mother pain. Another sought to calm the country's deepening sectarianism by arranging for a grave in a cemetery shared by Christians and Muslims. "Bury me in the grassy island in [Tahrir]
November 17, 2003
Re "Living Wills: Not a Be-All and End-All," Commentary, Nov. 12: The authors do a disservice to California residents by arguing vigorously that it is useless to fill out living wills. In California, "living will" is the commonly used term to refer to the legal mechanism that the authors themselves approve of at the end of their article -- the appointment of a surrogate health-care decision maker. California has led the way in developing effective living wills. The current version of this statute is the Advanced Health Care Directive (Probate Code Sections 4700-4701)
June 25, 2004
The beheading of American Paul M. Johnson Jr. in Saudi Arabia and now South Korean Kim Sun Il in Iraq (June 23) is a painful and powerful reminder that we, the U.S., are intruders in a part of the world where we have no business. Unless, of course, you are talking about oil. Take the oil out of the equation and Americans would be just as scarce in the Middle East as they now are in Africa, where deaths from crimes against humanity are rampant. We are engaged in a test of wills; President Bush is determined to maintain a presence in the Middle East, and the Muslim world is determined that it will not happen.
November 20, 1987 |
"Obsessions" (at the Los Feliz) is a modest, engaging and sensitive independent feature that is impressive in various ways even though it ends unsatisfactorily. The film has no distributor, so there is a possibility that its makers--executive producer Vic Burner, cinematographer-director Jacob Eleasari and his co-writer, Randall Ullmer--could still work out a more satisfying finish. It's a drama of psychological suspense in which a battle of wills develops between a pretty religious fanatic (d.