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tracy abbott cook April 13, 2014 at 07:48 am
You know we hear horrible stories every day and I guess I get numb to alot as a protetive device,Read More I'm sure. But this one really hit me. All those kids and the adults on a mission to improve their lives or the lives of others. Made me so sad. And this couple sounds so kind and lovely. Thank you for sharing it. Although it hurts.
Cynthia Garcia April 13, 2014 at 08:45 am
My son went on a school trip to SF and is coming home today. I heard about the crash the first timeRead More it was broadcast and was worried sick. This tragedy is very heart wrenching for a parent like me and as a person. My prayers go out to those that lost their lives & their families as well as to those that were directly affected by the accident.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 13, 2014 at 08:52 am
Tracy, I'm with you. Obviously, being a journalist, there are terrible stories everyday. But thisRead More one cuts through bone. It's just horrific in every way and has ties to people up and down the state, with LA County, Riverside County and Orange County hit hard.
Mickey Rooney and Princess Samantha Kennedy. Patch file photo.
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 08:00 am
I can only hope I make it to his age. Way before my time but what I've seen of him is amazing trulyRead More original
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 08:42 am
Unfortunately, there's trouble brewing in his family, which is feuding over where to bury the bodyRead More http://studiocity.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/mikey-rooneys-family-feuding-where-to-bury-the-body
Snow April 9, 2014 at 10:07 am
Wonderful. Most disgusting power play ever- squabbling over the issues of a deceased person. ThoughRead More Rooney should have had a will that specified that issue of burial. Still remembering Gregory Peck in that uniform right now...............
Patch file photo.
David April 5, 2014 at 09:11 am
Let us only hope that all religions die off but from one disease;That of being found out.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 5, 2014 at 09:13 am
Well, that was certainly a rude comment to make on an obituary. I'm sure there are other places onRead More Patch for that discussion, but this isn't one of them.
U - M April 6, 2014 at 09:46 am
David, even though I do agree with Penny that this isn't the right place and time to post this, butRead More in general I so do agree with you.
Twitter photo of a young Hobie Alter.
Dusty W Otero March 31, 2014 at 03:51 pm
When I was a teenager,I worked for Hobie and harrison ,,H&H graphics,,,the firstRead More surf products in capo beach,,we sold tee-shirts with a logo on them,,we will paddle out for you,, Hobie RIP ,, my friend
Charles C. Hale March 31, 2014 at 08:31 pm
A Laguna great. Anyone know if hobie was lbhs?
Jim Reardon March 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm
Hobie surfboard, Hobie 14, Hobie 16, Hobie sunglasses, not to mention the wetsuit, shorts, sandals,Read More etc. I'm still wearing the sunglasses. The rest is fond memory, and dust.
John V. "Jack" Foley. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water District.
Patsy Morris March 25, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Subtitle says that he had a "batter with cancer". RIP.
D. Jude March 25, 2014 at 03:26 pm
karma..goes around and comes around........maybe next will be Brian D"arcy~~!!
Lisa Ohlund March 29, 2014 at 01:11 am
Mr. or Ms. D. Jude - If by karma you mean that he will have a wonderful afterlife because of the wayRead More he lived this life,then I would agree with you; Col. Foley was the epitome of an officer and a gentleman and a heckuva water man. If you mean something derisive, then you never met him, and I will pray that one day you will rest in peace.
Twitter photo of LAPD officer Nicholas Choung Lee's funeral service.
George Vreeland Hill March 13, 2014 at 02:46 pm
I remember going to the funeral of a friend who was a police officer in New Hampshire. I have knownRead More his family for decades. The display of love and brotherhood was so big that it made the front page of the Boston Globe. I feel that same love in the photo above. Police really are brothers and sisters and the unity extends to all departments around the country. The respect is amazing. The bond is unshakable. My heart goes out to them all.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 13, 2014 at 02:49 pm
True, and you see and hear it from "brothers" who didn't know him personally, fromRead More departments from far-flung locales. An on-duty death impacts everyone "on the job."
Sid Caesar has died. He was 91. Patch file photo.
GreenInOC February 12, 2014 at 07:07 pm
If you ever get a chance to watch "Hail Sid Caesar!", it's a fantastic documentary. I'veRead More always found it fascinating that modern day comics continue to speak of Sid in awe and admiration.
Dave February 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
No question Caesar was a genius but he also had a great eye for talent, hand picking his co-stars onRead More "Show" and writers, Mel Brooks, an 18 year old Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner to name some of the most prominent. I had the great privilege and pleasure to see Mr Caesar give a two hour talk in the board room of the Screen Actor's Guild on Wilshire just east of the La Brea Tarpits about 8 years ago. Although the once tall and strapping Caesar had become shrunken and bent with age, once he was seated on the dais with moderator Joe Mantegna, you'd have thought you had been transported back to 1954 as Caesar came alive telling us of his memories working with all these great talents while tossing out some of his best bits- the foreign language imitations being as fresh and funny as they were on "Show of Shows". It was a night I won't soon forget and I am so glad I was able to see him in this small and intimate room. Rest in Peace, Sid. We won't be seeing your like again any time soon.
GreenInOC February 13, 2014 at 08:21 am
@Dave, what a treat - I wish I had been able to listen to him speak in person.
Dr. Donald L. Morton. Credit: St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica.
Martin Miller January 18, 2014 at 03:00 pm
A big loss. His life and achievements are movie material. From Appalachia to breakthrough cancerRead More researcher, diagnostician, and surgical oncologist. He probably knew Dr. Milton Krisiloff, a urologist who has correlated bodily inflammation with the onset of cancer. His Krisiloff Diet is anti-inflammatory. He was principally involved in inflammation studies, sponsored by the defense department, at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. RIP Dr. Morton.
FILE PHOTO: Boat parade grand marshal and actress Bo Derek poses for a photo with Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell during the King Harbor Christmas Boat Parade in 2012. Photo credit John Schreiber.
tim traynor June 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm
A few years back, when Body Glove was still on 6th Street in Hermosa, Bob noticed me coming aroundRead More after closing time on several occasions. He asked (with a smile) if I was casing the place. I admitted that I was, in a sense. I was using the buildings in a novel I was writing called, "THE HI-TEC ROCKS." (AMAZON) The compound was destined to become the world headquarters for Turner Sound Systems. He invited me inside and let me look around all I wanted. His only request was that I give him a copy when it was published. Of course I readily agreed. except that it wasn't published until a year ago. I was always intending on sending him the promised payment, but it just didn't seem like something he would remember after all this time. Very sorry I never got around to it.
Deborah Courtney June 17, 2013 at 07:39 pm
What a kind, wonderful man! A true Christian, he truly walked the walk! The wonderful stories heRead More told as he Captained his boat! A real loss to all. May the Meistrell Family find comfort in knowing that Bob affected many lives in such positive ways!
mimi June 23, 2013 at 11:15 am
Everyone who enjoys water sports has owned or worn Body Glove products at one time or another.Read More Sorry to hear the originator of the company is gone. Condolences to his family.
Terri W February 17, 2013 at 09:03 pm
Got the pleasure of meeting Huell at a UC Davis fund raiser. He was very nice and so funny. We haveRead More a picture we took with him and also he signed a t-shirt we have framed. Almost all our trips are because of him. He helped us learn and love California. RIP Huell.
joebanana March 3, 2013 at 02:55 am
Wow, Huell is so cool. So sad to hear the tragic news, he'll be greatly missed. There will never beRead More anybody as cool as Huell. I hope KCET will keep playing reruns.
Jan Freed March 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm
One of our family treasures. My daughter, Molly, was unimpressed, however, and did a greatRead More impersonation of his "Hah, Ahm Hoowell Howser, etc." which in turn became a special memory for me. We promise ourselves to visit at least one of his special places.
RJ December 7, 2012 at 09:51 am
....thank you Patch for posting such a wonderful commentary on a young man that left this world tooRead More soon.
Mary Fry December 23, 2012 at 02:51 am
Thank you so much for this article on Patrick. He spread happiness to all those who met him. HeRead More will be missed. ~ Mary
Nancy August 21, 2012 at 01:26 am
What a sweetheart! I will miss seeing her at The Golden Bull. R.I.P. Phyllis.Read More http://pacificpalisades.patch.com/blog_posts/if-it-aint-broke-dont-fix-it
KIM PUCKETT July 11, 2012 at 06:40 pm
KENNY HEITZ STARTED ONE YEAR AT UCLA AS A GUARD, ONE YEAR AS A FORWARD AND ONE YEAR AS A SIXTH MAN.Read More HAS ANY OTHER COLLEGE PLAYER EVER SHOWN THAT VERSATILITY? IN THE FINALS AGAINST PURDUE HE FORCED ALL AMERICAN RICK MOUNT TO MISS 12 STRAIGHT SHOTS.
Rich Valentine July 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm
Kenny was a great Basketball player and student while at Righetti High School during the years ofRead More 1962-65, when Righetti High school first opened and started their varsity basketball program .. Kenny played for me for three years at Righetti, was an ALL LEAGUE selection each year, an ALL CIF player of the year in 1965, and was a great student and person along with his basketball talents .. My prayers are with his family at this time .. He will be missed .. Coach Dick Valentine
Jerry Mcnown July 12, 2012 at 01:27 pm
God bless you Kenny and your family you were a real friend in high school always the gentleman and aRead More dedicated basketball player and team player we all learned from coach Valentine.
Fran Severini April 18, 2012 at 08:34 pm
Watched American Bandstand every day after school in the 50's...always wanted to go on the show butRead More although i was about 2 hours away it wasnt possible
Duke Hesby April 18, 2012 at 09:15 pm
I'll always be reminded of him on New Years for the rest of my life. He's just always been apart ofRead More it. Sad day.
Jackson Feedoo October 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm
I'm just afraid of throaty types who loiter outside her death site, crooning her memory on SantaRead More Monica Blvd.
Ricci February 14, 2012 at 01:35 am
Learning about Ms. Sklarek's achievements in architecture despite obvious racial and genderRead More obstacles is awe-inspiring and more than deserves recognition, especially during Black History Month...God be with you.
Amanda Salem February 6, 2012 at 09:08 pm
Coaches for the Pali High varsity boys lacrosse team also shared another video in memory of MaxRead More Tinglof. It was Laxratz.com, the folks who film the games. To watch the video, click here: http://www.laxratz.com/2012/02/palisades-dolphins-demo-reel-2011-season/
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