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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...............
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.
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Esteban Torres October 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm
This was my uncle. He was a damn good man. I love you Tio.You will be missed.
Vincent Goh October 11, 2013 at 09:35 am
My sympathies to you and your family, Esteban. Sounds like his goodness will live on through you.
Sherri Durbin October 23, 2013 at 10:54 am
I am the lady in the Toyota Camry in front of Rogelio that survived. I am thankful to be alive, withRead More just a few broken bones. I am so sorry for his family's loss.
A very young and brave Barbara Erickson
Tim Little October 8, 2013 at 06:44 pm
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Cathy Reed, clerk at the Bay Shore Library, has passed away. Credit: Long Beach Public Library Facebook.
Mike King June 17, 2013 at 05:55 pm
We're really going to miss Cathy's helpfulness, intelligence, and gentle sense of humor. It seemedRead More like every time I'd pick up a book I'd had reserved, Cathy had already read it and had a nice comment and critique about it (and we were both huge fans of Michael Connelly). Our hearts go out to her family and friends.
Nancy Wride (Editor) June 17, 2013 at 11:27 pm
Well put, Mike. She loved books and reading, and people, which you felt when you conversed with her.Read More I think the liking people is why so many of us connected with her and walked a bit lighter out the glass doors. I hope her family reads this and knows she mattered to us.
Kate Karp June 19, 2013 at 08:45 am
Cathy did more than go the distance with me and, no doubt, everyone. We'd chat about everything andRead More joke, and yes, agree with Mike--she seems to have read every book I checked out. Going to the library has always been a pleasure to me, but Cathy's presence qualified "pleasure" with "delightful." She's left a space that no one else can fill.
Panglonymous May 4, 2013 at 03:46 am
Thanks, Watts. The Hammer Horror ref is interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmguXOPc9VIRead More There may be a tangent in that: whether one plays earnestly or theatrically with potent symbols, authentic demons may be summoned. The larger the crowd, the greater the demonic potential, it would seem. I'm just glad the Maysles captured the Altamont event. It's a fascinating document.
Watts May 4, 2013 at 01:17 pm
For the most part, it is theatrical, images, etc. I personally known many artists that are in theRead More metal scene and also worked with many others. Like when the whole world thought that Iron Maiden were satanists because of Number Of The Beast. I actually know one of the former drummers from Slayer. On rare occasions, it is real. I can think of a couple Swedish death metal bands that took themselves too seriously and began to believe that it was all real, but those are just the signs of a weak mind who couldn't separate the showmanship from reality. There is only one well known musician that I know who truly dances with the dark one and he is generally pretty far from metal and for the most part, his albums and performances do not reflect it.
Panglonymous May 5, 2013 at 02:51 am
"It was a throwaway statistic in an article about the heavy metal band Slayer that got JonathanRead More Pieslak thinking. During the Gulf war, he read, some 40% of the band's fan mail came from soldiers stationed in the Middle East." http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2009/sep/28/heavy-metal-music-us-army-iraq Heavy Metal Marine Combat Compilation [video] http://www.military.com/video/forces/marine-corps/marines-at-their-best/661821519001/ "What's interesting about the work is not so much which bands soldiers are drawn to, but the extraordinary terms they use to describe the power the music has over them. Some talk about tracks turning them into monsters, making them inhuman so they can do inhuman acts."
beergut February 3, 2013 at 05:04 am
I was lucky enough to meet Don about six months ago setting at the park bench in front of Seal BeachRead More Safety Center, He was so friendly and telling his story to another gentleman about his skateboarding experience. I have never met a more friendly person. Seeing him later around town and he always had a smile on his face.
Waldo's Friend February 3, 2013 at 04:41 pm
Hi beer gut , He was unforgettable . Glad you had the chance to meet him , I can see him smiling atRead More us and like to think he is with me in spirit. Thank you for the kind words, one thing about Don was his generosity of heart , he Really loved people. He suffered many hardships and like many artistic people, had times when life was difficult for him but he always had a kind heart and a smile and made me laugh..omg ... The stuff he did.. So many memories flooding back now..He will always be remembered as "The Amazing Waldo Autry"
Debra Ortiz October 2, 2013 at 11:21 am
Don, I will never forget you & your daughter will always know who her father was & what aRead More great dude you were & what a great time we had. xoxo
cheryl clark October 28, 2012 at 02:18 am
Thanks, John, for writing about this sad reminder of the waste of war.
Sciritcha October 30, 2012 at 04:40 pm
How many more lives are going to be taken??? We all need to be grateful, thankful and never forgetRead More all the heroes that have sacrificed for our freedom.
Marco September 21, 2012 at 07:45 pm
I believe everyone makes mistakes and sometimes we make the wrong choices but everyone must beRead More forgiven. Yes, sometimes it's very hard to forgive... but we must because all we're doing is hurting ourselves. Sorry to get all religious but it is written John 15:12: This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.
Nancy Wride (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 08:25 pm
Readers, this forgiveness is extended by David Jordan's family member, and I find that quite moving.Read More Thank you for your voice on this story, Marco.
Marco September 23, 2012 at 04:07 pm
My pleasure. Thank you all for your support. May God bless you all <3