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A Woodland Hills native was killed today fighting for Israel in the Gaza Strip. Patch file photo.
Vinnie Torrente July 20, 2014 at 06:16 pm
Thank you Max for your ultimate sacrifice from everyone that lives in the United States Of AmericaRead More and free countries thru out the world.
Greg Franklin July 21, 2014 at 04:16 pm
R.I.P. Max. Too bad you sacrificed your life defending an evil, racist apartheid regime.
Greg Franklin July 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm
غزة: قصف إسرائيلي لشقة سكنية يوقع 8 شهداء بينهم أطفال ونساء - YouTubeRead More http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ehd1kXdDtwo
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 !
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.
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
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...............
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 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 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.
Jock September 11, 2013 at 08:32 am
Fred. A Great Valley Musician forever. He played Cello with Valley Symphony and many studioRead More recordings as well. Little Shop of Horrors (1) is also a great little score. He had a good long run. R.I.P.
Linda Johnson Gavenda April 10, 2013 at 07:38 pm
A correction: his name was Charles Walton Johnson. Walton was the maiden name of his mother,Read More Katharine Johnson, a co-founder of the Chatsworth Historical Society.
Dean Fields December 4, 2013 at 09:50 pm
RIP. Thanks for the correction Linda. The author may have confused Walton with Virginia Watson. I amRead More from Canoga Park but as a local hiker and somewhat regular visitor to the old Johnson's house/farm/ranch between Indian Hills and Rocky Peak, have always been interested in Chatsworth history and the Johnsons. I've read some oral history transcripts from Queenie Billings and Jess Graves. It saddens me that a link to that past is gone.
Jeanie January 8, 2013 at 12:56 am
Huell was fascinated by Santa Barbara County's Guadalupe dunes and the missing lost city of theRead More pharaohs from Cecil B. DeMille's movie The Ten Commandments. It has always been a dream that the set would be uncovered and he would return to film the recovery. A gentleman with a modest desire to educate and document, a living legend to the end........a gift of "gold" to the world!
Robbie Piala January 8, 2013 at 11:16 pm
Best damn human I ever saw! Siemper Fi jarhead! An example of some pretty damn good upbringing!
Dan L. Huffman January 9, 2013 at 03:13 pm
God Bless Huell Howser....A special friend to Chatsworth and the entire State. With his passing itRead More is one of the very few times I would agree with the Mayor....a treasure and a icon.....good, clean, interesting, factual, and downright entertaining ...may he Rest in Peace.
Carla Bollinger October 18, 2012 at 01:11 am
It was a beautiful ceremony, Chumash blessing, and tribute to a man who gave so much to others ...Read More the gifts of knowledge and respect for the natural world, and kindness to humans and animals. Many will miss him. Carla Bollinger SSMPA Board Member Chatsworth Nature Preserve Coalition Delegate
Ron Karam February 5, 2013 at 02:42 pm
He was not a nice man to his family. I dated his daughter Camila during the late 60's and I rememberRead More the first time I called her. He grabbed the phone from her and slapped her and wanted to know how I met her. When I told him I met her at a dance, he said she was introduced to it by a left-wing Jew and even brought home a Mexican once. He once parked in a shopping center parking lot watching his daughters car that was parked there and chased us in his truck. In later years when taking to him he seemed glad to hear from me. I think he may have calmed down in his older years and was surprised how he now wants to bring Hispanics into the Republican Party. I don't think he was Jewish as his daughter told me they were at one time Catholic.
Jay Stern February 5, 2013 at 04:24 pm
The time to criticize a person certainly is not after death, when he can no longer respond.Read More Anything a detractor has to say about Dan is too late, and better left unsaid.
Annie Hall March 2, 2013 at 09:21 pm
Dan Carasso was a demonic hate driven Godless sociopath, he admired Hitler, Franco, and Limbaugh!Read More He was abusive, cruel, sadistic, inhuman, failed as a husband, and father--he made his wife Ida very unhappy, as with his three children, he was abusive, verbally, emotionally, and physically--being a miser, went into rages, harassing his daughters, for their entire adult lifes-- Rosalie and George Willard--- hated Dan--when they died in an airplane accident--Dan got their money by default---and never gave them a decent memorial---their ashes,rest in one urn in the patio-- he made sure that all were disenherited--with a paltry monthly allowance, Ida was left with five dollars in her purse---the victum of two strokes caused by toxic cough syrup,that he gave her to take- with severe brain damage, memory loss, and dementia--Where is the love here? The house became a "GOP Crack House" where the vultures would come for funds, new cars, free meals, as they knew Dan had poor judgement, and appealed to his ego.Dan spent his weekends out, lurking around, and would come home in late after cheating on Ida--Dan lived to hate,: women, democracy, jews, gays, blacks, and embraced the the muslem culture-----dan was a failure, as a husband, father, and human being,he even hated his own heritage--being jewish--- and in death goes into the black void of nothingness,where Hell keeps demonic souls, who remain in darkness, and never come back ---Thank God he is gone, karma wins
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...
Mindy Berman January 30, 2012 at 04:08 pm
Thank you for the lovely article about my father. He was a wonderful man, and will be greatlyRead More missed.
Katrynas January 31, 2012 at 02:52 pm
MIndy, wow what an accomplished family, and the love between your parents is simply amazing andRead More truly a gift from God! I wish I would of known your dad, he seems like a great man to know!! My blessing and prayers are with all of you!!!
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