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Los Angeles police motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo. Twitter photo.
nitagregory April 23, 2014 at 09:36 am
I hate people that drink and drive do drugs and drive..take your own life not others ...and yes imaRead More snitch calling the police every time I see that shyyt on the road...there are children Ineed to protect
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.
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.
Dr. Richard Grossman, who founded his burn centers, starting in Sherman Oaks, died today. Patch file photo.
Irene DeBlasio March 14, 2014 at 04:47 pm
This is such tragic news for mankind. Dr. Grossman probably saved more lives than any world leaderRead More could ever hope to. He was a hero and should have been a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. When my family and I moved to Southern California in 1971 the only local hospital taking emergency patients was Sherman Oaks Hospital. He patched me up once for a minor burn. His incredible lifelong work ought to be recognized and celebrated by neighbors, by the state of California and by the federal government. He was an outstanding humanitarian and a wonderful man. Dear Dr. Grossman, rest in peace. My very deepest sympathy to Mrs. Elizabeth Grossman and son, Dr. Peter Grossman who will carry on in his name. Blessings and hugs to you both. It's a stunning loss.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 14, 2014 at 05:03 pm
What a wonderful tribute you wrote. Hugs to YOU.
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.
thomas y May 6, 2013 at 07:50 pm
some of these comments are very up building and some are not ; in the final out come all said andRead More done , Jehovah GOD by his son christ jesus will by means of his kingdom will set all matters stright.
Melanie Gomania May 7, 2013 at 12:23 am
Thomas, a lot of witnesses say the same thing. To them, the kingdom is the answer to every problemRead More one could imagine. However, think about it, what if you were the faithful and discreet slave, what are some of the things you'd like to see fixed? Wouldn't you want to see those pedophile elders removed from their privileges, or wouldn't you want to see people live instead of just sacrificing their lives in the name of Christian Neutrality? Wouldn't you want to see the day when a disfellowshipped mother could talk to her son or daughter without the risk of losing everything? Wouldn't you want to have true friends in your congregation? Instead of gossipers and hypocrites? You maybe in the truth now, but the moment you make a mistake, your eyes will open and you will see who your true friends are. Wouldn't you want to see the day when you can have a stable faith? Imagine right now, new light is coming out once again in the new watchtower magazines. Why can't the society just say that black is black and white is white? Why can't they just say that they made a mistake? Instead, they always say that they have new light. If they were directed by Holy Spirit like they say, they would't have to keep changing the light. In John 8:12 Jesus said “I am the light of the world. He that follows me will by no means walk in darkness, but will possess the light of life.” Read Revelation 19:1 to see where the Great crowd is supposed to be. Do some research in the Bible and open your eyes.
Danny Haszard May 7, 2013 at 05:44 am
Bravo to Leopold Engleitner we salute you! 6 Million Jews 3 Million Poles 400,000 GypsiesRead More 50,000-100,000 Homosexuals 150,000 Disabled Germans Rarely does anyone ever mention that Hitler rounded up all the Masons many of them Catholics and had them killed.The only Masons who survived didn't have their name on the rolls at the Grand lodge in Berlin. I think it was over 30,000 Masons that were murdered- they never got imprisoned, but killed outright, as Hitler feared them. Many leaders of various resistance groups compromised,individuals maintained integrity. The Jehovah's Witnesses leader Joseph Rutherford also initially sought favor with Hitler,but when Hitler double-crossed him he drove his own followers to be martyrs. Millions of Slavs, Russians, Socialist, Catholics, Protestants perished. ---Danny Haszard More Facts http://www.dannyhaszard.com/newsframe.htm
UNKNOWN SINGER April 8, 2013 at 04:20 pm
GOD BLESS you Mrs. Funicello! You will be missed! I pray for all your family!
Dianne Warren April 8, 2013 at 04:29 pm
R.I.P. Annette; You've left many Happy Memories behind you for millions of people. God bless yourRead More family and welcome you with open arms. You will be missed.
Frank Cartwright April 8, 2013 at 08:31 pm
To the children and grandchildren of Annette, I wish to send my deepest heartfelt thanks for lettingRead More us enjoy a most talented and loving person. May God bless her and you.
Dave Gray January 8, 2013 at 05:50 pm
This was the nicest tribute to Gloria I've seen. You didn't put that I introduced you two at theRead More Studio, but whatever. I'll write my own tribute.
Miki Henderson January 8, 2013 at 05:52 pm
I was one of the people who got her autograph at the Aroma's front table. I think you may hve beenRead More there, Mike!!!! I will always treasure my talks with Gloria. She was very classy.
Mike Szymanski January 8, 2013 at 05:57 pm
Actually, it turns out that we compared notes and we met in the 1980s at a series of parties of pastRead More stars that Donald O'Connor held around his birthday for years, and came up with some photos of us talking together with my friend Marsha Hunt at those gatherings at a house in Sunland. So, thanks for re-introducing us, but turns out we knew each other back when BOTH of us lived in Studio City.
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.
Linda Rubin January 7, 2013 at 08:32 pm
I first met Gloria when she attended a Thanksgiving Feast provided by Temple Beth Hillel in ValleyRead More Village. She was dressed in Native American costume. She didn't tell me about her history as a glamor girl until later in our acquaintance. You can see her interview at this link on Patch. http://studiocity.patch.com/articles/temple-beth-hillel-serves-up-10th-annual-thanksgiving-feast#video-3456712
Linda Rubin January 7, 2013 at 08:39 pm
You can see what a colorful character she was in her post-Voluptua years from the pix I just addedRead More to this article of Gloria at our Patch party in 2011. She was a fan of our sites and promoted her own story to our editors. I'm sad to say goodbye to Gloria.
Lisa Cahan Davis January 8, 2013 at 08:38 pm
Gloria was a kind, appreciative and strong woman. As you can see in the Republic Pictures 75thRead More Anniversary event photo I posted, Gloria always "looked the part". I'm sorry to hear about her passing.
Anthea Raymond September 2, 2012 at 02:16 pm
Downtown's Grand Performances presented David "conversation" with Alan Warner at theRead More California Plaza a few summers ago. Glad I got a chance to see this and to hear David explain he had no reason to write a song about San Jose. He "just wanted to."
Bob Perkins DDS September 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm
"What's it all about Alfie? Is it just for the moment, we live? What's it all about, when youRead More sort it out, Alfie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoNtj27a6Rk&feature=related
Lauren Hild July 20, 2012 at 02:24 pm
People really don't have anything better to do? Sins of the father aren't visited upon the son. ThisRead More is the 21st century. Leave this boy and his family in peace. You'll gain nothing from your picketing except to show your intolerance and lack of respect.
Deonna Gammage July 23, 2012 at 04:38 pm
I went to school with sage And I can tell you he was a very sweet and giving person. I don'tRead More understand how people who call themselves christians can be so brutally cruel to a family that is grieving so deeply.
Mary McGrath July 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm
My partner has a friend whose mother used to date Ernest back in the day. She said he was a veryRead More nice fellow...
Katrynas July 11, 2012 at 02:32 pm
Well Mr. Borgnine I never met you but loved you and all your movies and shows! McHale's Navy was oneRead More of my favorites!! I will truly miss you, I only wish that my son could of known you and all that you've done. Rest in Peace and go kick it with God!!
Andrea Brunetti June 10, 2013 at 04:59 pm
Ciao Ernest, dear ITALIAN-AMERICAN brother! I really loved all movies you did, and I remember I wasRead More 8 when my father said me who was you, and from that moment I always was so happy when a movie of you started on TV. I really feel so sad because you are still not here with us, to demonstrate that LOVE exist, love in every face, in your long career and life too. Thank you so so so much because you made me always so happy and if I cry for you its because you was a good man, a real kindly person and a real artist! Hollywood have lost the best, a man with a heart, with a soul and a good person at all. Ciao amico mio, a special HELLO for you from MANDURIA-PUGLIA-SOUTH OF ITALY. Forever in our heart. I am sure you are happy now with GOD. Non ti dimenticherò mai. :,,(
Gail Grossman April 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm
I met Dick Clark in 1961 as a member of the audience at American Bandstand in Philadelphia. I livedRead More in Lakewood at the time and presented him with a key to the city of Lakewood. One of his questions was: What is the one thing you do not like about California? and I answered him loudly the San Francisco Giants, as I was and still a Dodger Fan. I also got to attend the Dick Clark show in New York City that same summer, and gave him a 10 foot Beechnut Spearmint Flavor Ific gum rapper chain, which was the thing to do.
Joann Norvell Atkins April 19, 2012 at 01:52 pm
LOVED DICK CLARK...he will truly be missed, R.I.P. Mr Clark...
maria muse January 23, 2012 at 04:06 pm
With an 84 year old concentration camp survivor for a father, a stones throw from Burbank, I sureRead More wish I could have met this man! I will look out for his collection. So sad to lose his 4 year old...I can hear mine in the background as I write. So wrong.