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Former Los Angeles KABC Talk Radio Host Ira Fistell Dies at 81

Former KABC Talk Radio Host Ira Fistell has died at the age of 81, his family said. Fistell was at KABC radio from 1977-95; KKGO/KNNS, 1996-98; KRLA, 1999-2000; KABC, 2000-06. He was at times, a...

 

Singer Olivia Newton Dead of Breast Cancer at Age 73, Says Her Family

You have to believe we are magic Nothin' can stand in our way You have to believe we are magic Don't let your aim ever stray. Magic, Olivia Newton John Multiple news outlets are reporting that Olivia...

 

Nichelle Nichols, "Uhura" on Star Trek's Original Series, Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played the Iconic Star Trek character Uhura on the original series, has died at 89, says her family. She was said to have been a victim of elder abuse in later...

 

Longtime Santa Monica Attorney Rosario Perry Dead at 75

Rosario Perry has died of cancer. He was 75. The longtime landlord's attorney based on Pico Blvd, represented property owners across four decades in Santa Monica. "Rosario truly loved Santa Monica....

 

Michael Edward Morrisette, 61, Mentor to Many, Father Husband and Son to His Family, Dies on Feb. 14, 2022

Michael Edward Morrisette, age 61, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on February 14, 2022 at Torrance Medical Center. He was surrounded by family and at peace with his end, which came after...

 

Irony: Man Who Travelled to Space With William Shatner in October, Dies In Small Plane Crash in November

He survived a ten minute ride into space last month, but died in a small plane crash in New Jersey. (AP) -- Glen M. de Vries, who traveled to space with William Shatner last month was killed along wit...

 

Sylvia and her husband co-owned the former, Jim King's Professional Pharmacy on the corner of 15th St. and Arizona Ave

Sylvia Rae Marble, age 84, native of Santa Monica died in her home in Santa Monica on September 19, 2021. She was a 1954 graduate of Santa Monica High School and a Member of the Sargeanettes. She...

 

Model Who Lived Quietly at 6th and California for 25 years, Could Be Seen Pushing Her Grocery Basket All Over Santa Monica

Rachel Newton Broome passed away peacefully with her children by her side on July 5, 2021 in Santa Monica. She was 89 years old Born in Denmark, South Carolina in 1931, Rachel grew up in Charleston,...

 

Long Time Rotary Club Member, James Reidy was a US Marine and Professor of Computer Science

James Reidy, 92 passed away on June 24, 2021. He was a long-time resident of Santa Monica and an active member of the Santa Monica Rotary Club. He was proud to serve his country as a United States...

 

David Dudley Jennings Remembered by his Family and Friends for his Kindness, Integrity, Generosity, and Good Humor

David Dudley Jennings was born January 15, 1925 at Manhattan, Kansas, to Harry Clayton Jennings and Leona Moore Jennings. He had two brothers, Gerald and Harry Jr. Their mother died from cancer when...

 

Brigadier General Chuck Yeager left 'a legacy of strength, adventure, and patriotism'

Before there was a U.S. Space Force, there was a U.S. Air Force and before that there was the Army Air Corps and a genuine American hero by the name of Chuck Yeager. He passed away on December 7,...

 

How Positive Energy and Generosity of Spirit Made Larry the King of the News Broadcasting World

Tribute to Larry King, Legendary TV and Talk Show Host by Rachel Ganz Larry King was more than a legendary CNN host and iconic radio interviewer, whose career surpassed 63 years. Larry King died at...

 

Former Santa Monica Mayor Bob Holbrook Dead at 79

Former Santa Monica City Council Member Robert "Bob" Holbrook has passed away. The former Mayor had been ill for sometime, reportedly with Lymphoma. Bob Holbrook was born in Santa Monica in 1941. He...

 

Phyllis E. Morrison, 98

Phyllis E. Morrison, wife of Archie M. Morrison, passed away peacefully on 9/12/2020 in Eugene Oregon at the age of 98. Phyllis leaves behind her 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great...

 

Herman Cain Dead at 72 of Covid-19, after 30 days in the Hospital

Former US Presidential candidate Herman Cain has died of coronavirus, his website announced. www.HermanCain.com noted that he had climbed the corporate ladder at Pillsbury, then become known as the...

 

Maurice Solomon, Former Owner of Fromin's Deli, Marjan's Deli, Dies at 81

My name is Melanie Shaevel, I'm the granddaughter of former Fromin's Deli and Marjan's owner, Maurice Solomon. I'm broken-hearted to write that my grandfather passed away on Tuesday after battling...

 

You picked a fine time to leave us, Kenny Rogers. Dead of Natural causes at 81

I met him once in a bar in Santa Barbara in 1983. I was barely old enough to get into the bar. I walked up to him and said "Kenny Rogers?" Yes he said thank you for all the music all these years I...

 

"Spock's Brain" Actress Marj Dusay Dies at 83, She was Remembered for Soap Operas as well

Soap opera actress Marj Dusay has died at 83, says Elizabeth Perine in a Facebook post. Her stepdaughter posted that Marj "passed away peacefully" in her sleep on Tuesday. "She was quite a woman and...

 

Joanne Bonner Leavitt Memorial Service to be held January 19th at the Church in Ocean Park

"Many of you have already heard that our friend Joanne Leavitt passed away on December 22, 2019," writes Louise Jaffe, SMC trustee. "I want to make sure you have the opportunity to join in fellowship...

 

Shirley Caroline Skeels Svenson Memorial to be Held 1/24/2020

Shirley Caroline Skeels Svenson, May 30, 1920 - December 11, 2019 Shirley, our beautiful Mom, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, died gently at her home in Santa Monica, California on December 11 at...

 

Peggy Ann Martin-McIntyre, of Santa Monica, 82

Peggy Ann Martin-McIntyre, of Santa Monica peacefully passed away with loved ones by her side at the age of 82, Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at NVM Comfort Homes in Granada Hills, CA She was born in Bell,...

 

Peggy Ann Martin McIntyre of Santa Monica

Peggy Ann Martin McIntyre of Santa Monica died Wednesday Nov 20, 2019 at NVM Comfort Homes in Granada Hills. She was the wife of the late Carl McIntyre. She was born in Bell, CA on December 28, 1936....

 

Memorial Service for Angel's Tyler Skaggs at Saint Monica's Catholic Church

Three weeks after his death, Angel's pitcher Tyler Skaggs was memorialized at Saint Monica's Catholic Church. The memorial service began Monday 7/22 at 11 AM. Admission was by invitation, and the...

 

Hundreds of Officers and Others Attend Funeral of Rashad Riley at St. Monica's Catholic Church

4/25 The entire Santa Monica Police Department, and officers from the CHP, Torrance Police Department, and other jurisdictions attended the funeral of officer Rashad Riley. Riley drowned on Friday...

 

CSUDH Physicist Kenneth Ganezer, 65, Dead from Vascular Dementia in Los Angeles

Professor Kenneth Ganezer died Thursday of complications from Vascular Dementia. He was just 65. He was a kind and gentle man and teacher, who will be missed by his many friends and students. Ken was...

 

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