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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 !
Nicole Brown Simpson's family. Photo courtesy of Tanya Brown.
Happy Camper July 6, 2014 at 03:06 pm
RIP Mr. Brown. You finally get to see your angel, Nicole. At 'Brainwashed_In_Church': Once again,Read More why are all your posts so negative? Nevertheless, I'll pray for you.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 6, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Negative isn't the same thing as realistic.
imcjl July 9, 2014 at 09:41 am
Brainwashed, perhaps you're praying to the wrong God or not praying at all? Or maybe you mock whatRead More you fear (or don't understand)? Since you seem to see yourself as all-knowing (others might say a know-it-all), can you say definitively praying accomplishes nothing? Or are you just saying in your life? Most people don't pray as if it to do so is the equivalent playing the lottery (if I play enough, I will eventually win/get what I want!). Praying is a personal conversation with God, and not all prayers are answered. And no doubt you've prayed and felt your prayers went unanswered. Get in line...and realize going to God in your need or suffering is not like going to see the wizard of Oz. While I am confident none of this will change your mind, am curious what happened to you that causes you to mock/insult or verbally attack strangers who have their own beliefs that are not yours?
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.
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...............
Twitter photo of a young Hobie Alter.
RWO March 31, 2014 at 03:51 pm
When I was a teenager,I worked for Hobie and harrison ,,H&H graphics,,,the firstRead More surf products in capo beach,,we sold tee-shirts with a logo on them,,we will paddle out for you,, Hobie RIP ,, my friend
Charles C. Hale March 31, 2014 at 08:31 pm
A Laguna great. Anyone know if hobie was lbhs?
Jim Reardon March 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm
Hobie surfboard, Hobie 14, Hobie 16, Hobie sunglasses, not to mention the wetsuit, shorts, sandals,Read More etc. I'm still wearing the sunglasses. The rest is fond memory, and dust.
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.
Arvella Schuller died today. She was married to Robert Schuller, with whom she co-founded Crystal Cathedral Ministries. Patch file photo.
Carol February 11, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Guess we know who has the money to do whatever they wish.... "In February 2012, the church'sRead More property was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for $57.5 million. The church is making $29 million in renovations to the famed Garden Grove cathedral"
Paula Thomas February 12, 2014 at 07:57 am
Aside from all there problems of recent times they touched so many lives with the good news messageRead More of our living Christ. When involving families in any business especially in-laws it usually becomes problematic. It's a shame that at the end of their lives, after so much good they had given to OC and the world, it had end sadly. RIP sweet Arvella Schuller
Pascal February 12, 2014 at 06:47 pm
What is money, though, really? Did someone see an actual exchange taking place? Since all of us areRead More related, one way or another, including animals (since apparently a Chimpanzee's DNA is 98% identical to a human's) and humans are not a majority on earth, what constitutes money? Wouldn't that be that which is most valuable to the majority? Therefore.... air? Water? Then how is it quantified? What the heck is a dollar? Just saying..... not that I have a solution to the problem.
A public memorial has been announced commemorating the life of Darius Porter. Courtesy of Chrissie Barrack
Bella October 28, 2013 at 07:16 pm
And is suffering PSTD because of it.
Jen October 29, 2013 at 08:54 am
Bella, the memorial post for a young man is a poor place to put your comment.
hank October 29, 2013 at 09:35 am
i'm just glad this idiot didn't hurt anybody else when he jumped into traffic.
Jim Roache December 6, 2012 at 06:43 pm
"Bigger than life" is almost an understatement when it came to describing, my friend JackRead More Mannix. Jack's charisma, intelligence, compassion and zest for life I would count as second to none. In our 30 year friendship, Jack taught me so much by deed and example, carried me through tough times and above all, was my closest and dearest friend. As a "Brother of the River," Jack and I travelled to many 'once in a lifetime' fly fishing destinations. Ironically, we concluded once that we must be having more than our share of 'lifetimes'. I guess we just surmised that, as a vet, some of those feline nine lives must have rubbed off on him. Jack led life to the fullest and while I remain stunned for losing him so soon, I rejoice in the many memories of being one of the privileged to have been embraced in his incomparable life. My heart goes out to Liz and her family for their loss. Words cannot even begin to describe the deep and profound sorrow I share with them. I believe Jack always knew that he could count on us to be there for his family.
Anna Amarandos December 7, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Dr. Mannix cared for many of our family pets over the years and I am stunned and saddened by theRead More news of his unexpected passing. He was a great person, as well as a great vet. A very jovial man, but also very careful and thorough in his work. I always appreciated his penchant for research when it came to a difficult diagnosis or treatment plan. And he was open to patient suggestions, which says something about the man as well as the practitioner. It is insufficient to say he will be profoundly missed, but our words fall short at a time like this. -- Anna Amarandos
Kate Egan December 7, 2012 at 04:29 pm
Kevin and Kathy Egan Jack Mannix was the most kind, giving, thoughful person, not only with our manyRead More dogs and cats but to us as well. One of our 90 pound white labs, Blake, had grand mahl seizures that took years before being managed. One Saturday afternoon, of course his office was closed, Blake went into a seizure which would not stop. Many years ago, Jack gave us his home phone "just in case" which we called, the 1st and only time. As Kevin lifted Blake off the ground and carried him to the car, still seizuring, Jack answered. He told us to go directly to the Emergency Mission Viejo Animal Hopital because he could Meet Us there faster than his office from where he was at the time. Jack stayed with Blake most of the night, managing his care. His daughter had a dance recital that he also did not attend choosing to stay with Blake, and us. Blake lived 13 years thanks to Jack. Jack took our Cocolate Lab home one night to provide constant care. She also grew old with the love given to her by Jack. There was never any question how much he Loved dogs, once he told you about his Golden Retriever. His very special friend was with him from college years into his marraige and family. As Jack told stories about their years together, he had tears in his eyes. Jack Mannix was not only the most wnderful vet but he always made us feel welcomed as a friend. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family, Sue, and everyone who had the great privilege of working with Jack.
Francine Kirouac October 18, 2012 at 03:13 pm
For years I trained with kristy at the sweatshop doing Spin and Pilates but I needed more and that'sRead More when I discovered Headlands gym and began training with Big Bill. Over time it became apparent to me that Kristy and Bill had so much in common they should meet. It has always given me great pleasure knowing that I was responsible for bringing them together. I was shocked to hear Bill had died so tragically and my heart goes out to kristy who must be devastated. Bill was a highly intelligent yet humble individual with a lot of vision. He was friendly and knew no strangers. It saddens me that he was in so much pain and I hope that he is at peace. His life improved mine and I am a better person for having known him. Francine
Jill Mazur October 26, 2012 at 12:34 am
I am so sad to hear about Bill's passing. I will always have the image of this huge guy on a spinRead More bike taking Kristi's spin class. He was so kind and will be missed by so many. Jill
sharm cressey October 29, 2012 at 01:11 am
I met Bill when he first arrived from Texas. We were never girlfriend boyfriend just good friends.Read More We would go on walks three times a week. I remember before the St. Regis Gold course was complete they had security on the premises it was dark at night and we both got lost on our walk on the golf course that night we were lucky the security guard did not aim and fire. It was so funny and we laughed so hard about this particular event. Yes, Bill was a big guy and I was just a little thing also into body building at the time. When we would do our walks on the beach people would stare probably thinking that I never eat and Bill spends his time in the gym 24 hours a day. Bill was breaking up from a lady in texas he had been seeing for sometime and there were complications with the relationship but I know that Bill was struggling and hurt because he wanted this person to be with him so much it could of been his love of his life at that time. Bill kept his emotions to himself never ever showing anger or upset. Bill was a sweet heart and always will be in my heart. Rest well my friend I understand your challenges that you overcome in life I wish you had called me. Bill you are home now. God Bless
Kristi Hugstad November 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Hi Victoria, I'm Bill's wife, Kristi Hugstad. Would like to meet you as your story has made quite anRead More impact on my life. K.hugstad@cox.net
Kristi Hugstad December 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Thanks Chris, Bill's dad was also on that train,,, I know it's hard for all aboard, but can'tRead More express to you the grief and guilt of his 80 year old father,, coming to help.. Kristi
kristy armijo December 11, 2012 at 01:19 am
Kristy Armijo Kristi is one of my dear friends, and pilates instructor. Since Bill's death, I amRead More blown away everytime I see her by her strength. Although Bill's death was so tragic, and it is heart breaking and troubling to know that someone could be in such a miserable state, I am grateful for Kristi's strength and courage to enlighten us regarding steroid use, and the detrimental long term side effects. I am a single mother of two very talented athletes, both boys, ages 11 and 5. My older son has been playing sports since he was 4, and has always been one of the mvp's of what ever sport he is involvede (football, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) . Now my youngest is showing the same ability on the soccer field. Although they are both on the tall side, they are both extremely lean, not thick at all. It is my fear that once sports become more competitive in high school, they face the pressures of steroids, or other related substances in effort to enhance strength and muscle mass. I believe that somehow great things come from tragedy, and I hope to see Kristi's story regarding Bill to be an educational tool to those who aren't aware of how life threatening steroid use can be, and the life long effects it will have on one's well being, not to mention fatal. I am so sproud of her strength, yet so sorry for Bill's pain, and Kristi's pain as she is left behind.
David Morrow October 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Randy thank you very much that means the world to us. Dave
RJ October 16, 2012 at 07:01 pm
I think the photos are awesome. His spirit lives on.
Christopher December 14, 2012 at 08:57 pm
These photos are awesome. The first pic looks like there are large wings on his back. I have seenRead More similar photos like this with the wings as well. Thanks for sharing these. My condolences to Frank Daniel Austin's loved ones. I believe he is an angel in heaven now.
denise September 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm
That Is so sad, I feel Franks dad should off still attended the services regardless of anything,Read More your son would off been happy!!
David Morrow October 2, 2012 at 06:37 pm
I posted this before and it is not showing...I have known Frank for 6 years and he has been at myRead More place about 4 time per week for the last 4 years. His dad was invited to the services and declined and also took back money that he gave towards the services. Eveyrhting this man states is a lie and I really feel sorry for him for being this way.
Kenny Austin October 3, 2012 at 06:04 pm
Mr. Morrow, I did not lie to you or anyone else and GOD knows that. I stopped the full payment of myRead More son Frank's services, because I was not wanted and you and others know that to be true. After I booked the flights for my daughter and I the service dates were changed. Thanks for $1000.00 you gave for the services. By the way, why didn't you state this amount in your reply? Frank Daniel Austin's father ....Kenny Austin
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