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Mickey Rooney and Princess Samantha Kennedy. Patch file photo.
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 08:00 am
I can only hope I make it to his age. Way before my time but what I've seen of him is amazing trulyRead More original
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 08:42 am
Unfortunately, there's trouble brewing in his family, which is feuding over where to bury the bodyRead More http://studiocity.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/mikey-rooneys-family-feuding-where-to-bury-the-body
Snow April 9, 2014 at 10:07 am
Wonderful. Most disgusting power play ever- squabbling over the issues of a deceased person. ThoughRead More Rooney should have had a will that specified that issue of burial. Still remembering Gregory Peck in that uniform right now...............
Sid Caesar has died. He was 91. Patch file photo.
GreenInOC February 12, 2014 at 07:07 pm
If you ever get a chance to watch "Hail Sid Caesar!", it's a fantastic documentary. I'veRead More always found it fascinating that modern day comics continue to speak of Sid in awe and admiration.
Dave February 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
No question Caesar was a genius but he also had a great eye for talent, hand picking his co-stars onRead More "Show" and writers, Mel Brooks, an 18 year old Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner to name some of the most prominent. I had the great privilege and pleasure to see Mr Caesar give a two hour talk in the board room of the Screen Actor's Guild on Wilshire just east of the La Brea Tarpits about 8 years ago. Although the once tall and strapping Caesar had become shrunken and bent with age, once he was seated on the dais with moderator Joe Mantegna, you'd have thought you had been transported back to 1954 as Caesar came alive telling us of his memories working with all these great talents while tossing out some of his best bits- the foreign language imitations being as fresh and funny as they were on "Show of Shows". It was a night I won't soon forget and I am so glad I was able to see him in this small and intimate room. Rest in Peace, Sid. We won't be seeing your like again any time soon.
GreenInOC February 13, 2014 at 08:21 am
@Dave, what a treat - I wish I had been able to listen to him speak in person.
Arvella Schuller died today. She was married to Robert Schuller, with whom she co-founded Crystal Cathedral Ministries. Patch file photo.
CHK February 11, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Guess we know who has the money to do whatever they wish.... "In February 2012, the church'sRead More property was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange for $57.5 million. The church is making $29 million in renovations to the famed Garden Grove cathedral"
Paula Thomas February 12, 2014 at 07:57 am
Aside from all there problems of recent times they touched so many lives with the good news messageRead More of our living Christ. When involving families in any business especially in-laws it usually becomes problematic. It's a shame that at the end of their lives, after so much good they had given to OC and the world, it had end sadly. RIP sweet Arvella Schuller
Pascal February 12, 2014 at 06:47 pm
What is money, though, really? Did someone see an actual exchange taking place? Since all of us areRead More related, one way or another, including animals (since apparently a Chimpanzee's DNA is 98% identical to a human's) and humans are not a majority on earth, what constitutes money? Wouldn't that be that which is most valuable to the majority? Therefore.... air? Water? Then how is it quantified? What the heck is a dollar? Just saying..... not that I have a solution to the problem.
Marine Corps pilot Jerry Coleman.
Joe Meyers January 7, 2014 at 07:40 am
For us long suffering Padres fans, Jerry was always a beacon of light that took us through the manyRead More lows and the less frequent highs. No disrespect to Tony Gwynn but Jerry will always be Mr. Padre.
Doug Curlee January 8, 2014 at 02:22 pm
in addition to being what everyone says he was.. and more..jerry coleman was without question one ofRead More the nicest people ever to walk this planet..i know most conservatives can't stand keith olbermann, but go online and watch the obituary he did on jerry..it's amazing..doug
Joseph Morabito February 1, 2014 at 07:30 am
I missed this news when it first happened. How sad. I've always enjoyed Jerry Coleman's work.
Paul Crouch founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Photo/TBN.org
MFriedrich December 1, 2013 at 10:10 am
Mathew 6:24 - "You cannot serve God and money."
Anne Owen December 1, 2013 at 11:42 am
I always enjoyed him and his wife and their hair! I wonder if he got to take all that money withRead More him?
Lynda StarWriter December 2, 2013 at 09:18 pm
Thoughts and prayers out to the family. TBN is indeed a successful, abundant, media ministry legacy.Read More
Photo credit: KTLA
Chip Long September 10, 2013 at 05:10 pm
Call me old fashioned, but what is a 16 year old girl doing out at 1:45 am in the morning. You areRead More just asking for trouble.
Joker Joe September 16, 2013 at 11:09 am
Bring the parents up on charges.
Anne Drew April 8, 2013 at 07:42 pm
Rest In Peace, Annette. You fought the fight with dignity and grace. The victory is yours. You willRead More be remembered always.
bill odel April 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm
I was lucky to have met Annette a few times. She was a very warm and considerate person to everyoneRead More she came in contact with. Her smile lit up the room. May she RIP.
Buy My Bikes April 9, 2013 at 07:32 pm
I am a surfer because of the beach movies!! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E she will BEE missed!!! A majorRead More part of my childhood!! I met here at the opening of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in about 1964!!! Waited 3 hours to go on ride ! Best E ticket ever!!!
El Toro Resident April 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm
Mental illness is very common in families. It's heartbreaking, overwhelming and it has affected meRead More personally. Mr. Warren you are not alone. My heart hurts for you and your family.
M April 10, 2013 at 10:44 am
I don't think Rick warren or his church need any more "donations". If anything Rick warrenRead More should be donating his funds to organization that help the mentally ill.
Greg M. April 10, 2013 at 03:03 pm
You obviously do not know Rick Warren or the works and causes he has supported and personallyRead More contributed to throughout the years, including helping the mentally ill, or you wouldn't make such an ignorant and/or uninformed comment. Amazing the lack of compassion some people can have at such a sad and difficult time for Rick and his family.
ChristieD April 19, 2013 at 06:43 pm
Another excellent resource:Read More http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nakedpastor/2013/04/is-god-a-great-big-bully/
ChristieD April 19, 2013 at 06:44 pm
Yet another excellent resource:Read More http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nakedpastor/2013/04/is-god-a-great-big-bully/
Herb April 19, 2013 at 08:48 pm
Tina, I have not visited the site for a while and I see that you are still making it your personalRead More forum. That is unfortunate, because you have violated the purpose of the site. This is not a place for theological discussion, for the putting down of other believers or condemnation of a family or their dead child. Please consider others in your discourse.
rfirefly February 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm
Sounds like a great guy. RIP Mr. Rafferty.
Brenda February 25, 2013 at 03:30 pm
RIP Mr. Rafferty. Far to young to loose you and we must work harder to find a cure for cancer.
Martin Henderson (Editor) February 26, 2013 at 12:52 am
Scott Raftery was a delight to work with. He did not insulate himself in a press box, but would meetRead More the people and athletes he worked for. He was also a pro, and really "got it." At one of his first softball finals as an administrator, a coach from El Modena acted like a jerk, totally didn't get the "Pursuing victory with honor" mantra of the CIF; as I recall the incident, Raftery fired off a letter to inform him and his principal that if he didn't clean up his act, he wouldn't be allowed back. The Southern Section office lost a champion.
xxxxxxxxx February 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm
Just BREATHE! It seems to me that, maybe they would like for you to just show a little moreRead More self-control and not be so defensive all the time (It only makes you look guilty).
Dan Avery February 22, 2013 at 02:44 am
On a different blog he said "your nation" and "your detractors" when talkingRead More about the United States. Strange eh for a native American to say that eh, xxxxxxxxx?
Silence Dogood February 23, 2013 at 07:18 pm
OMG, OMG, I just figured it out! It's so obvious! The incredibly thin-skinned bully JustUs isRead More actually the incredibly thin-skinned bully Sarah Palin! Welcome to the Patch Governor!
AMERIKANISCH January 20, 2013 at 04:15 pm
Nixon was actually very liberal. Affirmative action and bussing minorities to "white"Read More schools happened under Nixon's administration. Also, Nixon ended the Vietnam War- not soon enough, of course, but it was LBJ who escalated it to huge proportions. Of course, since he had a "D" by his name, he gets a free pass from this rather partisan and myopic crowd. Nixon is the Republican that liberals love to hate, but in truth he was rather liberal himself.
JustUs January 20, 2013 at 05:03 pm
Just for the record, I am not a liberal, Amerikanish. In fact, quite the opposite, friend. I justRead More hate liars and crooks, regardless of political affiliation. I am a rare bird in that regard. And I approve this message.
Ronc4109 January 26, 2013 at 03:28 pm
What a disgusting discourse on a nice old lady's passing. She had nothing to do with the President'sRead More mis deeds. If you can't say anything nice about someone, in death for God's sakes, then just be quiet. You must be a very unhappy person.
JustUs January 22, 2013 at 01:02 am
I don't care if you were bonded with him at the hip at birth, Ginelle. Citron failed miserable atRead More his fiduciary obligation to the citizens of Orange County and should have done 5 years or more in state prison for his crimes. A man doesn't pled guilty to 6 felonies unless he has done something terribly wrong. And he was in charge of the public treasure, whether you like it not. Trying to pass off Citron's failings on another human being is totally wrong and a grave insult to the Orange County taxpayers. I understand that you probably had an emotional bond with Citron. We didn't and don't. All we know is that he hurt many people with his hairbrained investment schemes and should NEVER have been in a position of so much financial trust and responsibility. On top of that, he was very weird IMO.
Ginelle Dexter January 22, 2013 at 01:27 am
Yeah, and you all in the OC think Moorlach walks on water. He's of the same mold as Raabe. HowRead More much of the county's money did he waste on lawyers trying to fight a lost cause against the Sheriff Dept? Said my peice...I'm out of here.
JustUs January 22, 2013 at 01:37 am
Not me. I think Moorlach's a jerk. You're "out of here" because you weren't able toRead More intelligently offer a counterargument to my previous comment. So long...........
jeanne flippin December 21, 2012 at 09:30 pm
well ok ok... I didn;'t respect Haidl, seem him interviewed about that son of his and he was anRead More enabler, no doubt about it. But hey, the man is dead, nobody should rejoice in another man's death, just my opinion
jeanne flippin December 21, 2012 at 09:31 pm
well ok ok... I didn;'t respect Haidl, seem him interviewed about that son of his and he was anRead More enabler, no doubt about it. But hey, the man is dead, nobody should rejoice in another man's death, just my opinion
Sue Westfall December 23, 2012 at 08:38 pm
If you didn't know Don you should not comment. He was a kind and generous man - was he perfect...no,Read More no one is. He took responsibility for his mistakes and paid dearly for them. He was always kind, loving and generous to our family and he had a rye sense of humor - we will miss him. May he rest in peace.
jodi walker November 24, 2012 at 03:17 pm
Me and my sister very much,Enjoyed watching dallas growing up.and enjoyed watching larryRead More hagmann.play the part as j.r.Eweing
mocker November 24, 2012 at 06:30 pm
I am moved to tears by this mans passing. He portrayed a good guy, falling all over genie trying toRead More control her next ill informed move yet never succeeding. Yet never giving up and never tiring of the girl he loved. I relate to that. He was able to portray a man who could live w/o controversy or enemies and yet have to hide so much from those who were looking a little to closely. On the other side was JR Ewing. A soap opera in prime time. ??...it single-handedly ended my watching network tv on a regular basis. As a young adult, I was able for the first time to make my own decision to break away from mind numbing network programming. Then came HBO and cable and I never went back. Only today with the very sad news of the death of Larry Hagman, was I finally informed who really shot JR. I already forgot or I would tell you. I hope his next mission with Major Healey is a good one. You don't find a jeanie like Barbara Eden every day. Luckily its a grand cosmos.
Charles November 24, 2012 at 08:50 pm
Did you watch a lot of television growing up?
Nora Aqqad November 2, 2012 at 10:16 am
Suicide silence was my favorite screamo band. i dont know how long it will take to heal but suicideRead More silence stops here they better throw in a new lead singer that would define disrespect. Mitch Rest in Peace. We all love you
Noah Hellgren November 2, 2012 at 03:49 pm
I met Mitch at mayhem fest in 2011 and he is the biggest inspiration I have to this day. When I wentRead More to shake his hand and say it was an awesome show, he denied the handshake and gave a pound, so for now on I will on give people pounds.R.I.P. Mitch you will never be forgotten
rob rutherford December 27, 2012 at 01:32 am
Heard on TV tonight Mitch passed away. Sitting here recovering from my own bike accident, wishingRead More Mitch could have also made it. Thoughts go to family and their loss.
Panglonymous November 4, 2012 at 06:45 pm
Capital! For a little multimedia kick, maybe offer the option of a refrain like this:Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovum-GjYWKQ#t=2m28s playing when the red report pops up. Could be quite amusing in the supermarket as the app catches on... :-)
met00 November 4, 2012 at 08:41 pm
"Every time we turn to the government to "protect us" we increase the cost ofRead More government and decrease the amount of liberty we have. " read about New England Compounding Center and how NOT having government regulation can kill you. Oh, and if you want to know how they didn't get regulated... try reading on how they were successfully lobbying for even looser regulation. "The company’s president and co-owner, Greg Coniglario, was also revealed to have hosted a fundraiser for Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), one of 10 senators to sign a letter asking the FDA to loosen regulations on the drug compounding industry. Raw Story (http://s.tt/1rS8s)"
John Webb November 4, 2012 at 09:01 pm
A few years back it was DDT. The liberal environment people convinced forward thinkers like theRead More ones backing Prop. 37 to come out against DDT. As usual the people who suffered the most were the ones least able to protect themselves. Many have died in third world countries because all the smart people came out against DDT. Now you have these same people going after GMO. Keep coming up with all these dangers and eventually you will make food a scarce item. Living in abundance is not an accident. If you outlaw everything that protects crops eventually we will reduce the abundanced we have. If people regect GMO foods, competitors will advertise they are GMO free and we don't pay for another government agency to save us. Trust yourself not the some bureaucrat. Jasper, Prop. 32 is not backed by a business. Prop 32 stops big business and Unions.
Dan Avery October 22, 2012 at 12:44 am
Jim, Eugene McCarthy was also from Minnesota. But while Humphrey was merely a politician and, inRead More the words of Hunter S. Thompson, a douche bag...McCarthy was a poet warrior. Thompson had Hubert's number. We need more McCarthy's, especially today. Humphrey was a "nice" man who worked inside the system to do whatever good he could do. But as Met points out above, that's not really enough. We need the poet warriors who live near the edge in order to turn this ship in the proper direction. Yeah I know that was a mixed metaphor. But it's good to struggle with images no? :)
Dan Avery October 22, 2012 at 12:48 am
By the way, I'm sorry you joined the world. We still need good people.
Eileen Algaze October 23, 2012 at 04:06 am
"McGovern is the American Hotdog" -- the campaign slogan for a rally we held at OrangeRead More Coast College in 1972. There weren't many of us liberal Dems in Orange County back then (OC has come a long way). George McGovern and his presidential campaign inspired me, my family and friends to get politically active and assertively support Democratic candidates and issues. Thank you, Mr. McGovern. You will be missed. Peace.
Janet Whitcomb August 26, 2012 at 07:20 pm
I think everyone was on pins and needles the entire day. It was a relief to know Armstrong andRead More Aldrin had landed. But then the second stage of anxiety began. When Armstrong left the capsule and said his famous words, the sense of relief was palpable throughout the nation . . . perhaps the world. Still, I don't believe anyone felt 100% secure until all three men were retrieved after splashdown and, once a period of quarantine was over, allowed to become (if you'll excuse my Warner Bros. cartoon jargon) earthlings again. About a minute after Armstrong stepped out onto the moon, I went outside and stared up at it in wonderment. It was a warm night and the universe seemed especially accessible. I remember feeling only slightly jealous of those at Disneyland, who had the opportunity to watch the whole thing on a large screen set up in Tomorrowland. Some time later I remember my mom reading a magazine and quoting the quote Charles mentions. She seemed to think it a justification for not exercising! But obviously Armstrong had to have been in tip-top shape to do all that he did.
Nancy Wride (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm
Is this the Janet who used to write for the Press Telegram or in Long Beach?
Matt Gaffney August 27, 2012 at 02:55 pm
I was washing dishes at the Colony Kitchen with Tommy Littman. We kept ducking into the Crest Room,Read More that's where the TV was. I remember standing there looking down the bar & seeing Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Margie Oehlert, Paul's Mom, was standing in front of me. A never to be forgotten experience.