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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...............
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.
Gayle McKenna, tireless Studio City activist
Allan August 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm
What a sad day. She was truly a magnificent woman working tirelessly on her yearly event. IRead More remember when we did the tee shirts for the even and I'd deliver them to the house and see how much work and donations she'd receive. And how the event grew from year to year. I truly thought very highly of her. RIP Gayle
Stu Miller July 25, 2013 at 09:59 pm
To Sandy, Harold, Roberta, Beverly and the rest of the Ginsburg family, our heartfelt sympathy forRead More your great loss. Charlotte and I knew him for nearly 40 years and always had the greatest admiration for the exceptional person he was, and the wonderful business he created and operated. Along with our daughter Heidi Holicker, who has her own longstanding relationship with the family, we send our loving regards. Stu & Charlotte Miller
Irene DeBlasio July 26, 2013 at 09:26 am
Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 1971 my family and I visited Art's for lunch -- a strongRead More recommendation by Jon Epstein. We met Carol, Sheila, Becky, Harold, Roberta, Beverly and the whole gang on returning visits. On our first visit we told him that we had just moved here from New York and he gave us a welcome to LA gift -- he opened a house charge account for us. We'll never forget the restaurant expansion, renovation, the fuss about the alley behind the store and the addition of the wonderful photos of big food (Art called it Jewish pornography). Whatta guy! Rest in peace, dear man -- you done good!
Irene DeBlasio July 26, 2013 at 09:41 am
To Sandy, You and Art gave our community the true feeling of family. You are and will always remainRead More Studio City icons. When the recent redistricting first began after the latest census, some dizzy cartographers wanted to divide Studio City down the yellow lines on Ventura Boulevard. I had a boutique a few doors east of the grand old single-screen movie theater many years ago. When I saw the first draft of that map I went bananas -- my shop and your deli would have been south of the Boulevard and divorced from the north. It was ludicrous to think of dividing our neighborhood like that. In any case, we have won the battle, but we have lost Art. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. With Gratitude, Blessings and Hugs
Esther Williams was a longtime client of Irene
Miki Henderson June 6, 2013 at 08:29 pm
Thank you so much for pointing out Esther's connection to the Valley. ... I saw her at the Vons soRead More many times that I got a picture with her with an Instamatic. She was so sweet. I even saw her driving after her stroke. I'm trying to post a photo we took together, but I can't find where to put it up like the old system...can we go back to that?
Dave Gray June 6, 2013 at 08:37 pm
Love Esther, would see her all the time here. Almost like Vanessa Hudgeons. Why do I go to theRead More Sherman Oaks Patch every time I click on a Studio City story? Now that they have you double-booked, does it mean they're one sight now?
Skraeling May 27, 2012 at 06:16 pm
My father was killed on Okinawa leaving my mother with 4 kids and she was only 26. I never saw himRead More and so have no memories, but once, years ago, while in Honolulu, a friend suggested a visit to the Punchbowl Nat'l Cemetery, and, while strolling, I walked directly and unbeknownst to my father's grave marker. At that point, I totally broke down and the pain of being a "fatherless war orphan" as we were labeled, for 50 years came rushing out. It was cathartic. Now, on Memorial Day, I think back to that. I loathe wars of any type and wish all the pro war crowd could experience the pain of loss, without the actual loss. As a nation, we forget the costs and subsequently, ensure they will be higher over the years.
Mike Szymanski May 27, 2012 at 07:00 pm
I used to live in Hawaii, and Punchbowl was a regular visit for our family. It's a lovely memorial.
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