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Legendary Animator Joseph Barbera Dead at 95
Joseph Barbera died today at 95. Partner and co-founder of the famed cartoon studio, Hanna-Barbera, he helped give the world such classics as Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and the Flintstones while earning eight Emmys along the way.
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1911, Barbera was originally a banker who lived the American Dream by converting his everyday doodles into characters that will go on forever.
The Hanna-Barbera studios became a subsidiary of Great American Communications Co., which was purchased in 1991 by TBS, and was then absorbed by AOL Time Warner when the two mega corps merged.
After the jump some classic Hanna Barbera cartoons.
Tom and Jerry
The Flinstones pitching Winstons
The Jetson's intro
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.