Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 8:44 am
Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a veteran film producer and the son of one of Hollywood's pioneering movie moguls, has died of congestive heart failure at age 88, according to media reports.
Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:10 am
Rod Taylor, the Australian actor best known for his roles as H.G. Wells in "The Time Machine" and opposite Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," died Thursday at his Los Angeles home at age 84.
Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 8:53 am
Francesca Hilton, the only daughter of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, has died at the age of 67 from an apparent stroke/heart attack, her publicist said today.
Posted Jan. 5, 2015, 3:45 pm
Bess Myerson, who became the first Jewish Miss America in the United States in 1944 and later ran for a Senate seat, died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica at age 90, it was announced today.
Posted Jan. 4, 2015, 6:00 am
Dr. Maher Hathout, who helped found the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and was viewed by many local Muslims as a leader of the American Muslim community, died Friday, according to the MPAC.
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 12:57 pm
A Westside rabbi who was a vocal critic of Israel, and who built bridges with Muslims, has died. Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman was 93.
Posted Dec. 23, 2014, 9:17 am
Brandon Stoddard, who as president of ABC Entertainment oversaw the creation of shows such as "thirtysomething" and "The Wonder Years" and helped develop the miniseries "Roots," died Monday at age 77.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:41 am
A "Remembering Brandon" Public Memorial Tribute will take place Sunday, Dec. 7, on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade in honor of popular resident and Promenade volunteer helper Brandon Cramer who passed away in his sleep on Monday, Nov. 24, at his residence near the Promenade.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:58 am
Mike Nichols, who directed such landmark films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate" and who was among the few to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony, has died. He was 83.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:07 am
Glen Larson, the television producer and writer responsible for such series as "Battlestar Gallactica,'' "Magnum P.I.,'' "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'' and ''Knight Rider'' has died. He was 77.
Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 8:48 am
Funeral services were pending today for Nancy Fields O'Connor, the widow of "All in the Family'' actor Carroll O'Connor.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:15 am
As a man deeply revered in both the professional and personal realms of the Santa Monica community, John Bohn passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11. He was 93.
Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:23 am
Funeral services were pending today for actress Elizabeth Pena, who appeared in films such as "Rush Hour,'' "Lone Star'' and "La Bamba'' and recently appeared on ABC's "Modern Family'' as the mother of Sofia Vergara's character.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:51 am
Nati Cano, the founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, died Friday. He was 81.
Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:04 am
Joe Sample, an iconic jazz and keyboard artist and composer whose music transcended genres and defied easy labels, has died at age 75.
Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 12:18 pm
Santa Monica College Executive Vice President and Chief Instructional Officer Randal “Randy” Lawson died unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2014. He was 66.
Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:04 am
The voice of Sunday morning top 40 radio for generations of people around the world has been stilled, as Casey Kasem died today. He was 82.
Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:12 am
Santa Monica resident James Kohfeld passed away on Sunday, June 1, after attending a “Celebration” of his life on Saturday that included a review of his life and a musical program presented by family and friends. Heartfelt tributes were gathered in a “Collection of Memories.”
Posted May. 31, 2014, 12:14 pm
Pneumonia has reportedly claimed the life of oceanographer and big-wave surfer Ricky Grigg, according to multiple news reports. He was 77. G...
Posted May. 27, 2014, 10:18 am
The director of 'Mannequin' and 'Mr. Nanny' was the motorcyclist reported killed last weekend.
Posted May. 21, 2014, 7:59 am
Dorothy Green, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully in her home in Malibu, surrounded by her family, on April 7, 2014, at the age of 94
Posted May. 19, 2014, 9:17 am
A memorial service will be held for Porter I. Leach on May 31.
Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 9:09 am
Lee Marshall, the longtime voice of "Tony the Tiger" passed away in Santa Monica Saturday, April 26 due to complications arising from his battle with esophageal cancer.
Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:31 am
A standing-room-only remembrance was held Sunday, April 6 at Lincoln Middle School to honor the life of James Scott “Jimmy” Bromberg, a Santa Monica native who died March 29 after fighting cancer. He was 28.
Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:07 am
James Scott (Jimmy) Bromberg, 28, died in the early morning hours of March 29, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.