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Beach Boys' Mike Love says Coach Kampmann Inspired "Be True to Your School."

Update: Coach Kampmann's Memorial is set for Feb. 4, 2017 at 11 am at University High School's Stivelman Theater. Mike Love, lead singer of the Beach Boys, ran for Coach Richard Kampmann at Dorsey...

 

Beloved Actress Mary Tyler Moore Passes at age 80

One of the most beloved actresses of the 20th c. died on Wednesday at age 80, reports her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. Moore is best remembered for her ground-breaking TV series The Mary...

 

Coach Richard Kampmann Dies at Age 92; UniHi and Pepperdine Will Miss Him.

Update: Coach Kampmann's Memorial is set for Feb. 4, 2017 at 11 am at University High School's Stivelman Theater. 2/23, 2 pm PST: With deep sadness, this message is to inform you that Coach Dick...

 

Wayne Barrett, America's top investigative Trump biographer, Dies at 71

"We are detectives for the people," esteemed journalist Wayne Barrett replied, when asked by his son's elementary class, what a muckraking reporter does. For over five decades Barrett reigned as the...

 

Survivor Dan Kay's Sudden Death at 40: Fan Speculation Centers on Suicide

Dan Kay, a former contestant on Survivor: Gabon, died unexpectedly on Dec. 31. He was 40. Kay resided in New Hampshire, said his obituary. His funeral will be held there, in Hillsborough County....

 

Red Solo Cup Developer Robert Hulseman Dies at 84

Former Solo Cup Co. President and Chief Executive Robert Hulseman has died at the age of 84. Hulseman passed away at his home in Northfield, Illinois on December 21. The cause of death has not been re...

 

Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Her Daughter, Carrie Fisher

On December 28, 2016, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, Reynolds was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, in fair-to-serious condition after suffering a strok...

 

Fans Sense a Great Disturbance In The Force, as Carrie Fisher Dies

Carrie Fisher has died at UCLA Hospital's Ronald Reagan Medical Center, at 8:55 am PST Tuesday. She was 60 years old. Fans, who remembered her mostly for her role as Princess Leia, shared their...

 

Mercury Seven Astronaut John Glenn Dies at 95 in Columbus, Ohio

John Herschel Glenn Jr., 95 has died, reports the Washington Post. Cause of death was not immediately disclosed, but was rumored to be cancer. Glenn was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and...

 

David Cline of Santa Monica Among 33 Confirmed Dead in Oakland Fire

The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland killed at least 33 people, including David Cline of Santa Monica. He was apparently moved to Berkeley and studied there. His name was released along with the names of...

 

Florence Henderson Dies Thanksgiving Day at age 82

Florence Henderson, one of America's most beloved television moms, has died with heart failure at age 82. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, says Henderson had not been sick, and her death came as a great...

 

Fidel Castro, 90, Cemented the Revolution in Cuba, But Failed to Spread It to Latin America

Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro has died, said his brother Raul in a statement read on Cuban State TV. Raul, 87, succeeded his brother years ago as the country's leader. Born in Birán...

 

Bill Bauer Has Passed. Now, Who in Santa Monica Will Tell Us The Truth?

Dear friends: My friend and champion of the people, Bill Bauer, has passed. Our city will not be the same without him. I know I will miss him dearly. He was one of a kind. Bill knew our City and...

 

Tom Hayden, Former Radical and Father of Santa Monica Rent Control, Dies at 76

If you've spent the last 40 years living in a rent controlled apartment in Santa Monica, you can thank Tom Hayden for it. He wrote the City's rent control charter amendment, enacted by the voters in 1...

 
 By RAND    Obituaries    October 26, 2016

Charles Wolf Dies at 92; Founding Dean of RAND's Graduate School Pioneered Modern Policy Analysis

A10563 RAND NR Masthead_V2 CS5 Contact: Warren Robak robak@rand.org 310.451.6913 OFFICE OF Charles Wolf Jr., a leading economist and founding dean of what is now the Pardee RAND Graduate School who...

 

Ax Men Reality TV Star Gabe Rygaard Dies in Washington State Car Crash

Gabe Rygaard, star of the canceled History Channel reality TV series Ax Men and one-time candidate for Clallam County commissioner in Washington state, died on 16 September 2016 in a three-vehicle...

 

Mexican Crooner Juan Gabriel Dies at 66 in Santa Monica

Tributes have come in from Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, for the man known as Juan Gabriel. Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known by his stage name Juan Gabriel, 66, was a Mexican singer and...

 

Actor Gene Wilder Dead at 83. So Long, Willy Wonka

Iconic comedy actor Gene Wilder, has died at age 83. Wilder is probably best remembered by many for his role as candy tycoon Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." He...

 

English Actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars Movies, Dead at 83

English Actor Kenny Baker, 83 has died. He was most famous for playing R2-D2 in 1977's Star Wars IV: A New Hope. He played the robot in sequels as well, such as The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of...

 

You Can't Fool Miss Cleo - Psychic Readers Network Pitchwoman Dead at 53

Youree Dell Harris died Tuesday of cancer, surrounded by family and friends in Palm Beach, Florida, according to family attorney William J. Cone. "She remained a pillar of strength throughout. She...

 

She Sang the High Notes for Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr and Marilyn Monroe

Classically trained singer Marni Nixon has died at age 86. The singer's voice appeared, usually uncredited, in some of the biggest movie musicals of her era. She sang for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair...

 

"Happy Days" Creator Garry Marshall dies at 82

He was responsible for most of the situation comedies on prime time U.S. television during ten years in the late 70's and 80's. He was one of the most important men in Hollywood. Yet Happy Days star R...

 
Bill Rosendahl with his successor, Los Angeles city councilman Mike Bonin

Memorials set for LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl

Update: A Memorial Mass for Bill is set for St. Monica's Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., SM CA 90403, on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016. A celebration of his life is set for Saturday, April 16,...

 

Keith Emerson was a Key Keyboardist of the Progressive Rock Era

THE BRITISH COMMUNITY in Santa Monica lost one of its more famous members last week, with the death of musician Keith Emerson, keyboardist of the English supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer and one...

 

L.A. Law's Richard Dysart, 86, Dies in his SM Home

Private services were pending today for Richard Dysart, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of hard-nosed attorney Leland McKenzie on NBC’s “L.A. Law.” Dysart died Sunday at his Santa Monica home at age 86, his wife told The Hollywood...

 

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