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Alvarado Estates resident remembered
Since its initial development in the 1950’s, people have relocated to Alvarado Estates from near and far. They’ve helped to shape the neighborhood and the shared experience of living here. One resi...
Oct 11, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: John Pernicano – long time Pacific Beach Italian restaurant owner
Well-known and loved Pacific Beach Italian restaurant owner-operator John Pernicano, 92, died in his sleep July 22 from cancer complications. A military veteran, John immigrated from Sicily to the ...
Aug 13, 2020 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary – Point Loma High grad and motocross champion Marty Smith and wife Nancy
Motocross champion and Point Loma High School alumnus Marty Smith, 63, and his wife Nancy died in a rollover dune buggy accident in the Glamis sand dunes in Imperial County April 27. The Smiths wer...
May 08, 2020 | 5 5 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Katie MacFarlane – Mission Bay High grad who performed with Jazz Band, Swing Choir
Mission Bay High School alumna Katie MacFarlane, 36, a 2001 graduate, died Tuesday, April 7 from a sudden illness that may have involved complications of COVID-19. “Although it has been said she pa...
Apr 13, 2020 | 42 42 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Kristina Watson – long time advocate of Pacific Beach community and schools
Kristina Ellen (Worthington) Watson, a bright light and force of nature in the Pacific Beach community, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27. Family and friends gathered around her to send her off, kn...
Mar 04, 2020 | 4 4 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community remembers former La Jolla Historical Society President Pat Dahlberg
Community activist, journalist and historical preservationist Patricia Harriet Ravage Dahlberg, 90, died Dec. 20, 2019. Heath Fox, executive director of La Jolla Historical Society, praised the con...
Jan 11, 2020 | 4 4 comments | 293 293 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Ken Melville – physical oceanographer and former Scripps deputy director
Ken Melville, a distinguished professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego who made profound contributions to science’s understanding of waves and the interaction of ocean and a...
Oct 21, 2019 | 1 1 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Point Loma community activist Jarvis Ross, 89
Peninsulans reacted to the recent death of high-profile community activist Jarvis Ross, 89. A 20-plus-year Point Loma resident, the retired Ross had been an engineering assistant for Underwriters L...
Oct 14, 2019 | 4 4 comments | 332 332 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jim Bell, visionary Ocean Beach environmentalist, dies at 77
An all-day celebration for environmentalist Jim Bell, 77, who died Aug. 2 of complications following a stroke, was held on Aug. 25 at his Ocean Beach home at 4862 Voltaire St. His remembrance inclu...
Aug 28, 2019 | 1 1 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
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OBIT: Yvonne ‘Rose’ Galliher – longtime Pacific Beach leader and volunteer
Yvonne (Rose) Galliher, 78, described as a “volunteer extraordinaire” in Pacific Beach, died peacefully at her home on Feb. 19.  She was born in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 1940 to Felipe Gomez Lopez a...
Mar 19, 2019 | 1 1 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Longtime Pacific Beach businessman Steve Richards
A community activist in the ’70s and ’80s known for his Realty, “epic” parties and participation in Pacific Beach’s annual Christmas parade, Steve Richards, 76, died Jan. 21 after a long illness. A...
Feb 19, 2019 | 1 1 comments | 473 473 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Gustaf Arrhenius, oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Gustaf Arrhenius, an oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego whose varied research considered the earliest life on Earth and origins of the so...
Feb 13, 2019 | 1 1 comments | 476 476 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Walter Munk, world-renowned oceanographer, revered scientist
Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died Feb. 8 at his home in La Jolla. He ...
Feb 11, 2019 | 1 1 comments | 447 447 recommendations | email to a friend
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La Jolla community mourns loss of philanthropist Audrey Geisel
Audrey Geisel, widow of iconic children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel and steward of his literary legacy, died Dec. 19, 2018 in her Mount Soledad home at age 97. She married Geisel, an Americ...
Jan 04, 2019 | 2 2 comments | 479 479 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Robert Todd (Hot Toddy) McPhee
Prizefighter Robert Todd (Hot Toddy) McPhee, who died recently of the flu at age 51, was an iconic figure in Mission Beach. Friends say he turned his troubled life around becoming a living example ...
Mar 08, 2018 | 5 5 comments | 642 642 recommendations | email to a friend
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