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Jazz Musician Yusef Lateef, 93

Courtesy of Variety Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts. He was 93.
Odessa White, 92

Odessa White, Nationally acclaimed Homemaker, Educator, 92 Emphasized Christian Education and Music for her 8 Children

Odessa White, a Seventh-day Adventist and educator, died on Nov. 23. She was 91. Born Dec. 23, 1920, she was a native of Wharton, Texas and her husband Benjamin White, was a native of Navasota, [...]
Bedroom window where gunshots were fired through, killing Andrew Thomas, 20, and his 1-year-old son, Drew while they were sleep. Photo by Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle. Photo taken from SFGate.

Double Homicide Claims Life of 1-yr-Old Family has lost 3 family members in 4 days

Hours after the city celebrated “National Night Out” – an annual national movement against crime – a double homicide early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of 20–year-old Andrew Thomas and his one-year-old son Drew Jackson. [...]
Pallbearers carry the casket of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine.  Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Hundreds Mourn Loss of 8-Yr-Old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine

More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their respects to 8-year-old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine. Alaysha was at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the Dimond [...]