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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 !
Louis Zamperini. Patch file photo.
Kaye Thomas July 3, 2014 at 08:39 am
What a life.. truly an amazing man!
Debbie Sampson July 3, 2014 at 09:47 am
RIP Louis Zamperini His book was an amazing read of courage,strength and endurance, pleased to hearRead More that his book will soon be a film. Condolences to his family.
Psychic One July 4, 2014 at 02:47 am
Truly an American hero. My husband is from Torrance born and raised and I'm from Manhattan Beach andRead More we remember this wonderful man. Such a wonderful, loving, funny man and such a character he was!! Ha! So sorry he didn't live long enough to be seated as the Grand Marshal of the Rose Bowl Parade but I'm sure he will be there in spirit. You will be missed Louis by many! And by Angelina Jolie too! Hehe! RIP wonderful loving man!!!!!!
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.
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...............
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.
Julie Brancato September 22, 2012 at 12:47 am
Dr.O was the best doctor our family could of asked for! He was kind, caring, and concerned about ourRead More family. My husband was very young when he started going to see him...way before his amazing practice he worked at Sears! I requested Dr.0 To my entire staff at Grand View Elementary!! We all respected him and speak fondly of him! You will be sorely missed by my family and many of my friends! Julie Brancato
Keith November 7, 2012 at 05:45 pm
Called to make an appointment today...didn't know, he was a great doctor, and seemed like a greatRead More person, full of humor, kindness, and a pride for his family. He will be greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends. He truly was not just a great doctor, but a great man.
Miguel November 9, 2012 at 03:25 am
It is very unexpected, wow. My thoughts go the family. I knew Dr. Orenic, as an enteringRead More optometry student shadowing him for a few hours before he started his own practice. He was very good with patients. Now as an optometrist myself, I think the community has lost a great doctor.
Deborah wilcox April 17, 2012 at 09:13 pm
You were a great man you will be missed by anyone and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you
Andrew Neidorf March 25, 2013 at 05:26 am
Thank you Mr. Griswold...you we're one real and cool compadre.
Arthur Seltzman July 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm
I only had the pleasure of neeting Don a few times but I enjoyed each time. His sense of humor wasRead More the thing that was always there. He left us way too early. My condolensces to his family and to all others who will also miss him. Rest In Peace!!.
LeeAnn Robinson July 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm
Don we will miss you. So grateful we got to see you at Kevin's graduation. I know you were so proud.Read More Susan our heart goes out to you and your very special family. Don made a difference in the world. With love and prayers Maurice, Leeann Stacey and michael Robinson. We had some great times at Meadows together.
Misty July 13, 2011 at 04:57 pm
Our family is so sad to hear this news. We are grateful that we had the pleasure to know you DonRead More and Susan, we send our most heartfelt prayers to you, Kevin, Brian, and the rest of your family. God Bless, The Skippon's
Veronica Tignanelli May 27, 2011 at 03:57 pm
My husband was also a patient of Dr. Berenson and he passed away last year. I used to see MarkRead More there all the time and I prayed for him...he was a model father and it saddened both my husband and I to see him there. God will welcome him with open arms and he will be with the angels. My prayers go out to you and his beautiful daughters...be strong. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.. Veronica Tignanelli
Edward C. Caprielian, Ph.D. May 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm
In memory of Manhattan Beach Police Officer Mark Vasquez and Hawthorne Police Officer Andrew GartonRead More One manner of honoring those who have left us is to honor life. In that vein, please consider the following poem by e.e. cummings. I thank You God for most this amazing day;for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (I who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth day of life and of love and wings; and of the gay great happening illimitably earth) how should tasting touching hearing seeing breathing any—lifted from the no of all nothing—human merely being doubt unimaginable You? (now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened) Edward C. Caprielian, Ph.D. Manhattan Beach eccphd@aol.com
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