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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 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 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 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 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 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 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 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 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 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 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 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 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 | 1 1 comments | 172 172 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 | 4 4 comments | 342 342 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 | 0 0 comments | 552 552 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peninsula community loses another American hero
Kenneth Morley Harvey, 93, a World War II combat veteran and a Peninsula resident for 90 years, died April 3, 2017. Born Feb. 17, 1924, he was the son of Thomas and Evelyn Harvey. He had an older b...
May 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 586 586 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituary: Eleanor (Tolo) Kanaholo Taylor
Eleanor (Tolo) Kanaholo Taylor, 86, of Kapaau died Jan. 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honomakau, North Kohala, she was a retired civilian cook for the former Naval Training Center at Point...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 653 653 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Louis Eastman
Richard Louis Eastman, a lifelong resident of Point Loma, passed away on Dec. 30, 2016. Richard was 24. Richard was born on Sept. 3, 1992 and attended Loma Portal Elementary, Dana Middle School, Co...
Jan 05, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 709 709 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chet Nelson, restorer of Famosa Slough
Chet Nelson, a retired civil servant who spent nearly two decades helping turn a city eyesore into a treasured wildlife sanctuary, died Wednesday at U.C. San Diego Medical Center following a brain ...
Nov 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 730 730 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anne Gillin, an Ocean Beach icon
Anne Gillin, known by the locals in OB as Annie, “Queen Anne,” or “Victoria,” was an Ocean Beach icon – a celebrity of sorts. Though few knew her intimately, she was a conspicuous presence in the w...
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 692 692 recommendations | email to a friend
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