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.
Posted Mar. 8, 2014, 8:03 am
John M. (Jack) Blanchette Jr. -- president and owner of Blanchette & Associates Public Relations in Santa Monica -- died Tuesday, March 4. He was 68.
Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:13 am
Former child star Shirley Temple, who was born in Santa Monica, passed away Monday, Feb. 10 in her Northern California home. She was 85.
Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:20 am
Daniel William Schast, 25, formerly of Malvern and residing in Los Angeles, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Santa Monica.
Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:50 am
One of Hollywood’s most prolific actors passed away of natural causes at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital last month.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:55 am
A man who worked as an engineer at the RAND Corporation in the 1960s who forecast the role personal computers would play in our lives and the challenges they posed to individual privacy passed away just days before Thanksgiving. According to RAND, Willis Ware passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Santa Monica. He was 93.
Posted Oct. 12, 2013, 9:13 am
Mark Benjamin was a guy with an easy going manner and a work-hard ethic. He began in the construction business as an apprentice carpenter at Morley Builders, a family company started by his father in the 1950s to meet the post WWII housing boom. Mark Benjamin went on to become the CEO of Morley and to be the founder of Benchmark Contractors.
Posted Aug. 21, 2013, 9:15 am
Well-known Santa Monica home builder, Robert “Bob” Meyers, died on June 21, 2013 at his home in Lake San Marcos, CA after bravely battling cancer for the past year.