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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 !
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.
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.
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.
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Shawn Pearson October 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm
@Nicole Bliss Burton I think you are a bit off base. The motorcycle was slamming through a redRead More light...and met his poetic, just fate. Too bad he injured the innocent driver, who was just going about his business. NO driver expects a yay-hoo to blast through a red light.
Nicole Bliss Burton October 25, 2013 at 07:08 am
You must not be familiar with that intersection both of them ran a red light. The vehicle codeRead More clearly states that if you are waiting to make a left turn you must be behind the crosswalk. so even if the other vehicle was stuck in the middle of the intersection and was forced to turn that vehicle is at fault because it should have been waiting behind the crosswalk no matter what. if you want to play the blame game and they're both at fault he shouldnt have been speeding and she shouldn't have been in the middle of the f****** intersection. either way she is at fault. Period.
Shawn Pearson October 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm
You are lucky, Ms. Burton, because earlier, I challenged you to state the motor vehicle code whichRead More restricts a driver from entering the intersection before making a left turn. In your favor, the patch censor failed to publish it. Perhaps the editor knew or sympathizes with the out-of-control motorcyclist. Our prior editor would not have done that, she didn't believe in censorship. By the way, the challenge is still on. Your knowledge of the motor vehicle codes is not only ignorant, you manipulated it to make it look as if the culprit, riding the motorcycle, was not any more at fault than the faultless victim he injured. My next challenge is to the editor of this site, to publish this reply.
Nancy Wride April 12, 2013 at 06:54 pm
Thanks, Mike. Erin's words already were already brave and generous, but her being so close in age toRead More my Mom put them in boldface for me.
Dorothy J. Brooks April 13, 2013 at 08:42 am
Definitely, touching to read about Erin Vidovich and her journey with breast cancer. Sending myRead More heartfelt sympathies to Erin's family, friends and all those lucky to have known Erin. Reason I was very "touched" by this article, I too, was diagnosed stage 3 because of dense breasts (I had an "all clear" mammogram 4 months prior to diagnose). I have a feeling I met Erin at a pre- fashion show (I think it was her) -- we tried on clothes to wear in the fashion show. Sizes were too small for me! We did chat for a short while... Regardless (whether I met her or not), Erin is an inspiration for me, as is her husband -- Erin's story certainly did "touch" my heart/in a way I want to be touched! And to "that college professor" = Erin certainly ended up on the top of her class! I will keep Erin and her family in my prayers and thoughts. Thank you for sharing Erin's story.
Dorothy J. Brooks April 13, 2013 at 09:58 am
...and...in addition to my previous e-mail comment...the "fashion show" (if I did, indeed,Read More meet Erin) needs an explanation (to those thinking breast cancer and a fashion show?) Yes, it was a fashion show for those who had breast cancer to participate in....and I did just spend (after writing my previous e-mail) the last hour reading Erin's "blogs" (never have read a "blog")....I am at a loss for words....the blogs made me smile and then weep at times....I will be keeping Erin in my thoughts for a long time....Erin has definitely touched my heart in a very special way. Dotti Brooks
Marco September 21, 2012 at 07:45 pm
I believe everyone makes mistakes and sometimes we make the wrong choices but everyone must beRead More forgiven. Yes, sometimes it's very hard to forgive... but we must because all we're doing is hurting ourselves. Sorry to get all religious but it is written John 15:12: This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.
Nancy Wride September 21, 2012 at 08:25 pm
Readers, this forgiveness is extended by David Jordan's family member, and I find that quite moving.Read More Thank you for your voice on this story, Marco.
Marco September 23, 2012 at 04:07 pm
My pleasure. Thank you all for your support. May God bless you all <3
Linda Merrill July 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm
I heard Sally Ride speak at a womens conference and will never forget her sense of humor. SomeoneRead More asked did you get your brains from your father? Her response was... Must have my mother still had hers. RIP
Nancy Wride July 24, 2012 at 01:27 am
Linda, I love that. Driving back from the East Division commander Beckman's crime meeting I heardRead More Sally on the radio, recalling how her Dad was a community college president who did not understand what her major, astrophysics, was. But when she became an astronaut, "I solved all of us his problems, because he knew what that was." Thanks for sharing that Linda.
Jim Light July 24, 2012 at 02:40 am
As part of the shuttle launch team for Sally's first flight, it was a very exciting time. We reallyRead More felt like it was history in the making. It is embarrassing to me, that our current astronauts must be launched on Russian rockets. We owe it to pioneers like Sally and to the next generation of Americans to keep the dream alive. Godspeed Sally Ride!
Shore Resident November 14, 2011 at 06:25 pm
Your empathy for others never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps you should start another letter writingRead More campaign to the Fire Department, Don Quixote.
Mike Ruehle November 14, 2011 at 06:50 pm
Are you saying you don't care about preserving the lives of future fire fighters?
BSMike November 18, 2011 at 06:40 pm
Sad loss today. I saw the firetrucks on Katella going to the Cottonwood church and as they passedRead More in the other direction, I stopped to pay my respects. As for the 1st posters' question. He died of a massive heart attack. For further information, I might suggest reading the IAFF website.
Nancy Wride October 6, 2011 at 02:44 pm
I asked Dan Avery to post his MV comment here, because it was a joy to read. What is your MissionRead More Viejo connection?
Panglonymous October 6, 2011 at 02:53 pm
I "know" Dan and others from over there (where I've been a frequent poster) and am teasingRead More him. I hope he does post his piece here. Steve would have wanted it that way. ;-) (Sorry. I'm somewhat allergic to encomium. I'll stop now.)
Dan Avery October 6, 2011 at 03:48 pm
Encomium or an honest view: you be the judge. Jobs wasn't in the computer business. He sold joy forRead More a living. if you look at the structure of Apple you'll see it all revolves around a document called The Human Interface Guidelines. For example, one person in the entire corporation looks at "The Numbers." One. Everyone else thinks about how the product will enrich lives. One person is watching the numbers because they only need one. The rest of corporate America watches numbers in every department and people figure last. Apple spent "insane" amounts of money on "the cool factor." The small details that matter and give a thing what we call "quality." The little "on" lights that are barely recessed into the ultra-thin unibody of the Macbook. Apple products focus on the person from the moment she starts to open the box it comes in. I've been using Apple since 1986 when I bought an Apple IIE. I've called tech support three times. A couple of years ago I bought my first pc and in the first three weeks I called tech support at two different companies several times and talked to the same guy in India each time. Very few people can take a corporation on life-support and a dozen years later have it worth $35 billion more than Exxon Mobil. Jobs did that because he sold Joy.
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