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James Garner. Submitted photo.
Antoinette Berget July 21, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Our new friend Ron, from New York, gave me a cd of the NOTEBOOK, wow, I fell in love with JamesRead More Garner all over again. He was wonderful, on the screen and off. No scandals and married for so long. A truly wonderful man. Thank you God for sharing him with us for such a long time. He will be missed. Antoinette
Squigglemom, Trish Tsoi-A-Sue July 21, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I LOVED the Notebook. A great story.
Jim July 22, 2014 at 06:52 am
An easy going guy who was easy in the eyes. Thanks Jim !
Maya Angelou. File photo/Wikimedia.
Brainwashed_In_Church May 29, 2014 at 06:08 pm
Computers and virtual machines can write poetry (and play chess) better than humans can anyway.Read More Poets are obsolete.
Jim B. May 29, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Andy, you are a troll and an ahole.
SA May 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Power to the People! @ Jim you should get a handle on your anger issues.
George Vreeland Hill May 27, 2014 at 10:35 am
The whole thing is so sad. It is unbelievable and beyond normal thinking. Another sad thing to thinkRead More about is that these attacks will go on and on until we have total gun control. Unless we control guns, there is nothing we can do to do these ugly events.
shane May 28, 2014 at 03:43 am
That's intelligent George. 101 reasons why we re doomed
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 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 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
Sayona 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 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.
RWO 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.
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.
Matt Jackson January 10, 2013 at 07:40 am
Huell showed a genuine warmth to all he would meet. He educated us on the simple beauty of ourRead More surroundings. He was an inspiration of life. He blessed us, God bless him.
mattamus10@gmail.com January 10, 2013 at 07:47 am
Huell showed a genuine warmth to all he would meet. He educated us on the simple beauty of ourRead More surroundings. He was an inspiration of life. He blessed us all, God bless him!
BillyBeyond January 12, 2013 at 08:08 pm
A fun high Desert Dad. RIP Huell. See you at the pool party in the sky.
Rafie Mehvary November 23, 2012 at 04:09 am
She was the real deal! I will forever tell her story. Of strength and kindness. I'm so thankful toRead More God I got to meet this remarkable women. I will forever dedicate my nursing career to Kathy, my dearest kitty Kat. I just fell in love with her. The most sweetest little Kat . Fly baby Fly. Your free
Sabine Adotevi December 17, 2012 at 08:58 pm
We miss you and your passing away left the greatest void in our family and is the biggest loss weRead More have sustained, and hopefully the last one of its kind. Not a day goes by without thinking that we are missing one of us you are lingering in our memories like a recurrent diffuse pain... Somebody is missing and that is you. I do not have many memories of times together, regretfully, but I do remember babysitting you and your brother once, we drew and we rehearsed a song for your mother's return. I very much regret as your aunt, not to have known you better but you always had my love even if it was only because you were the son of one of my favourite cousin and the nephew of the other. I hope that from where you are you will take care of your mother and your beloved brother. My son was touched by you and you will carry on in his memory too which is priceless to me as it means that he knows that family goes beyond physical presence. Sabine
bonne maman February 1, 2013 at 05:50 am
Franck-Olivier la mort t'a emporté si vite !! tu es toujours dans notre coeur . repose enRead More paix. Bonne maman et Sonia
bonne maman February 1, 2013 at 06:05 am
Franck -Olivier la mort t'a emporté si vite! tu es toujours dans notre coeur. bonne maman etRead More Sonia
Laurie Yahnker January 5, 2012 at 04:54 pm
I did not have the privilege of knowing Mr. Smerling, however, after reading about him, I feel thatRead More the world was a better place for the 82 years that he occupied it. Such a loss for his loved ones and friends.
Bill Andro January 6, 2012 at 06:39 am
Iron Man was a great guy, a loving husband/father, a great travelling companion and I shall miss himRead More each and every day for the rest of my life
Mark Neighbors January 6, 2012 at 08:19 am
Bill was always a gentleman, friend, and scholar. We meet eight years ago at an Americas BestRead More Cleaners meeting. Bill sensing my discomfort at being a invited to be in such an elite group made a point to set by me, visit with me, and make me feel a part of the group. Always a man who had a kind word to everyone he was also thoughtful enough to share his advice in a humble way that showed respect for the person he was visiting with. After that, we always visited at all meetings we attended after and had dinner together with his family more than once in LA. Bill was a gentleman who was always more interested in what you were doing than talking about himself. I will miss him. Mark Neighbors Edmond, Oklahoma
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