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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...............
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.
YouTube capture screen of Linda Mendelson, head of the lower schools at Rolling Hills Country Day School.
PV February 20, 2014 at 11:10 am
Linda was a tireless and inspirational leader in the educational community and to the kids at RHCDSRead More and many parents like myself. Its a sad day but her legacy will be long remembered.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 20, 2014 at 11:14 am
Thank you for sharing.
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.
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.
George Fotion January 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm
I remember her and Coach Allen very fondly. There was a time back in the early 80s when Coach AllenRead More was heading a youth sports program for President Reagan. It was during off season and he and Mrs. Allen were in their home here in Palos Verdes. Coach Allen called me to ask for the use of my office to host a meeting with Reagan staffers. Both he and Mrs. Allen will be remembered. May their memory be eternal.
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) January 8, 2013 at 07:33 pm
What a great memory, George! Thanks for sharing!
kim September 12, 2012 at 11:40 am
rest in peace caroline
Alex G September 12, 2012 at 01:29 pm
Rest in Peace Caroline. Thank you for being instrumental and effective in the lives of those in theRead More Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and more. You will be missed.
DR. Tim Scully September 14, 2012 at 08:49 pm
Folks like Ms. Vierzba are the type of people that are the life blood of schools. They are the faceRead More of the school when folks arrive either new to an area or person needing guidance about their matriculation. When a person like her passes, their is the sadness of the lost battle, but their is also the reminder of good and the good times.
Liz Spear (Editor) September 2, 2012 at 03:32 pm
"... there's one thing, I know the blues they send to greet me won't defeat me. It won't beRead More long 'till happiness steps up to greet me." My favorite Hal David lyric, I think, though it's hard to pick from so many great songs! These words have suck with me since I was a kid. :) What's your favorite Hal David lyric or song?
Rina Causey October 6, 2012 at 12:04 am
Hello Kirsten. This is Rina, and I am Bob's wife. Please see Mrs. Causey at the Farmer's MarketRead More on Saturday. Your mother knows which market. Mrs. Causey is looking forward to see you, your mother and your brother.
saddened October 15, 2012 at 05:58 pm
Wow, unresolved business. It's very sad as an outsider to see the horrible fued going on whenRead More someone has lost thier life. It's awful.
John Waldrip December 17, 2012 at 12:47 am
What matters the most is the truth of how Rebecca died. All this bitter back and forth about whoRead More behaved a certain way or who lied about a memorial is ridiculous as are the conspiracy theories. All of you should move on with your lives and just honor Rebecca's memory. It's sad to see people in their 50s and 60s acting like attention whoring teenagers! I don't know any of you but if someone I'm related to passes away and this happens, I'd call out everyone and spread equal blame to all of them!