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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 | 45 45 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 | 94 94 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 | 3 3 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 | 146 146 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 | 184 184 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 | 195 195 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 | 237 237 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 | 74 74 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 | 378 378 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 | 368 368 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 | 371 371 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 | 344 344 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 | 375 375 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 | 542 542 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles F. Bahde, known as ‘Mister Peninsula’ and one of the fathers of Ocean Beach Pier, dies at 91
Charles (Chuck) F. Bahde, 91, Nov. 19, 1925 - May 13, 2017. Decorated World War II veteran, industrial designer, builder, real estate investor/entrepreneur, world traveler, artist, philanthropist, ...
Jun 09, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 757 757 recommendations | email to a friend
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