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Charles (Chuck) D. Cromar – 12-time world champion of Over The Line
Charles Douglas Cromar, (Chuck), was a life-long resident of Pacific Beach, San Diego, Calif. He was born in La Jolla on Sept. 11, 1955 to Charles and Hannah Cromar, Scottish immigrants, who came t...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Military funeral honors for Point Loma doctor
Point Loma resident Dr. Martin Evan Glasser was simply known by his family and many friends as Marty. After a long battle with several hard-fought medical issues, Marty passed away on July 26 at ag...
Aug 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gary Sutton, central figure in renters' eviction, dies
LaJolla resident Gary Edwin Sutton, subject of a July 2014 Village News article outlining his take-back of a home with renters from hell, died of an aortic aneurysm on July 12, one day shy of his 7...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Mosher, longtime La Jolla architect, town council co-founder
Robert Mosher, co-founder of La Jolla Town Council, designer of the Coronado Bridge and a noted figure in the wave of postwar architects, died July 26 of natural causes in his La Jolla home. He was...
Aug 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sally Thornton, 81; philanthropist funded UCSD teaching hospital
San Diego philanthropist Sally Bullard Thornton, 81, died June 12 at UCSD Medical Center. Thornton reportedly became ill a month ago and had been in a coma since then. A San Diego native, Thornton ...
Jun 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hats off to civic icon Esther Viti, 1932-2015
Esther Viti, La Jolla’s “Hat Lady,” was impossible to miss. The chapeau-clad, wheelchair-bound Viti was omnipresent in the Jewel. She hosted community clean-ups and attended civic functions. She to...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chrislyn "Kiki" Villik Robinson, popular Point Loma fitness instructor
A large number of friends and family gathered at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island, Sunday, April 19, to celebrate the life of a physical fitness instructor known to everyone as "Kiki." For mor...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph Reid, Scripps explorer, investigated the formation of ocean currents
Joseph Reid, professor emeritus of physical oceanography in the integrative oceanography division at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and renowned expert in ocean circulation, died of nat...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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La Jolla Kiwanian John Talbot, 93
John “Jack” Talbot, 93, a La Jolla Kiwanian of long standing who “recruited” numerous service club members over the years, died March 13 of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Talbot was born i...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bruce Townsend, owner of PB Water Store
It is with great sadness to report the news of the passing of beloved community member, Bruce Townsend, owner of the PB Water Store. All who ever met Bruce knew his kindness to be genuine and his h...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Linton, master of watercolor and pastel
David Linton passed away unexpectedly Jan. 30, 2015, in San Diego. David and his wife, Carol, have been Ocean Beach residents for many years. David was very engaged in the Ocean Beach and Point Lom...
Feb 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Mallon, Pacific Beach dentist for 35 years
James Mallon, DDS, age 84, Alpine, Calif., passed away at home Monday, Jan. 27, after a long, courageous battle against mesothelioma. Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, and children Susan, Jeffrey, ...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronald Nech, 69, former Newport Hotel manager
Ronald Nech, longtime resident of Ocean Beach, rock tour staple and former manager of the Newport Hotel, died Jan. 8 of heart failure. He was 69. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Nech and his wife...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adele Shank, UCSD playwright program founder, dies at 74
Adele Edling Shank, who developed and led UCSD's playwriting program, died Nov. 27 in San Diego. She was 74. Pioneer of a writing style called hyperrealism, Shank joined the UCSD faculty in 1981 as...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ch. 8's Larry Himmel, former Comedy Store stand-up performer, dies at 68
Larry Himmel, longtime journalist for KMFB-TV/Ch. 8 in San Diego and a former stand-up comic at La Jolla's Comedy Store, has died of cancer, the television station announced during its 11 p.m. news...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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