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Sally Thornton, 81; philanthropist funded UCSD teaching hospital
San Diego philanthropist Sally Bullard Thornton, 81, died June 12 at UCSD Medical Center. Thornton reportedly became ill a month ago and had been in a coma since then. A San Diego native, Thornton ...
Jun 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hats off to civic icon Esther Viti, 1932-2015
Esther Viti, La Jolla’s “Hat Lady,” was impossible to miss. The chapeau-clad, wheelchair-bound Viti was omnipresent in the Jewel. She hosted community clean-ups and attended civic functions. She to...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chrislyn "Kiki" Villik Robinson, popular Point Loma fitness instructor
A large number of friends and family gathered at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island, Sunday, April 19, to celebrate the life of a physical fitness instructor known to everyone as "Kiki." For mor...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph Reid, Scripps explorer, investigated the formation of ocean currents
Joseph Reid, professor emeritus of physical oceanography in the integrative oceanography division at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and renowned expert in ocean circulation, died of nat...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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La Jolla Kiwanian John Talbot, 93
John “Jack” Talbot, 93, a La Jolla Kiwanian of long standing who “recruited” numerous service club members over the years, died March 13 of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Talbot was born i...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bruce Townsend, owner of PB Water Store
It is with great sadness to report the news of the passing of beloved community member, Bruce Townsend, owner of the PB Water Store. All who ever met Bruce knew his kindness to be genuine and his h...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Linton, master of watercolor and pastel
David Linton passed away unexpectedly Jan. 30, 2015, in San Diego. David and his wife, Carol, have been Ocean Beach residents for many years. David was very engaged in the Ocean Beach and Point Lom...
Feb 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Mallon, Pacific Beach dentist for 35 years
James Mallon, DDS, age 84, Alpine, Calif., passed away at home Monday, Jan. 27, after a long, courageous battle against mesothelioma. Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, and children Susan, Jeffrey, ...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronald Nech, 69, former Newport Hotel manager
Ronald Nech, longtime resident of Ocean Beach, rock tour staple and former manager of the Newport Hotel, died Jan. 8 of heart failure. He was 69. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Nech and his wife...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adele Shank, UCSD playwright program founder, dies at 74
Adele Edling Shank, who developed and led UCSD's playwriting program, died Nov. 27 in San Diego. She was 74. Pioneer of a writing style called hyperrealism, Shank joined the UCSD faculty in 1981 as...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ch. 8's Larry Himmel, former Comedy Store stand-up performer, dies at 68
Larry Himmel, longtime journalist for KMFB-TV/Ch. 8 in San Diego and a former stand-up comic at La Jolla's Comedy Store, has died of cancer, the television station announced during its 11 p.m. news...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Fielding Vaughan, aka ‘Von Ton the Atom Bomb’ of Pacific Beach, 85
James “Jim” Fielding Vaughan, 85, of Pacific Beach, passed away at home on Sept. 12. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at Mission Point Park.   “Von Ton the Atom Bomb”...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Freeman Gilbert, Scripps geophysics researcher, 83
James Freeman Gilbert, Scripps geophysics researcher, 83 James Freeman Gilbert, a renowned professor emeritus of geophysics in the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Ph...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephen F. Heinemann, Salk pioneer in brain disease research
Stephen F. Heinemann, a Salk Research Institute professor whose pioneering work on neurotransmitter receptors in the brain helped lay the groundwork for understanding brain diseases, died Aug. 6 of...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virginia Fournier, 99, longtime OB resident and volunteer
Virginia (Ginger) Fournier, a longtime Ocean Beach resident, passed peacefully on June 14 in Washington State after living with her daughter Suzie (Fournier) Long and husband Jay for three years. V...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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