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Korean War veteran to receive rifle-volley salute during memorial at JFTB on Saturday

A memorial service with full military honors for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Bruce Norman Denny will take place on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 29) at 2 p.m. at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos. Sgt. Denny, a Korean War v...
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Marion Knott, daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, passes away at the age of 92

Knott’s Berry Farm is saddened by the passing of Marion Genevieve Knott, daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott. The youngest of her four siblings, Marion Knott made significant contributions to the theme park, including t...
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Jim Stangeland, RIP: former coach at USC, CSU LB and LB City College

We are a few days late publishing this because we’ve been working had on our November DARTS and Spotlight. Here’s the release from USC:
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OC Coroner seeks next-of-kin of young John Doe found in Newport Beach

The Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner Division seeks the public’s assistance identifying a deceased male found in the early morning hours of October 11, 2014 along the shoreline near 32nd Street and Oceanfront in the city of ...
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Kim Masoner, founder of Save Our Beach, passes

A reader notified us that Kim Masoner, who was honored as a community activist at last year’s Seal Beach Christmas Parade, passed away yesterday. Ms. Masoner was well-known for her founding of Save Our Beach. A memory album h...
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Former CIF-SS Council President Godfrey passes way

The CIF Southern Section expresses its deepest sympathies in the passing of former CIF Southern Section Council President Margie Godfrey. Godfrey passed away last night after an extended battle with cancer. Godfrey, the first f...
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USC announces the passing of former football player Scott Ross

Former USC All-American inside linebacker Scott Ross, a member of three Trojan Rose Bowl teams, died on Sunday (Sept. 21) of heart failure in Lafayette, La. He was 45. Ross was a 3-time All-Pac-10 first teamer (1988-90), winnin...
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American Legion Post 716 reports passing of Gary Garcia

It is with my deepest regrets that I am reporting the death of our current Chapter 716 American Legion Riders President, United States Army Vietnam war Veteran and 7 year Member of Post 716, Gary Garcia. Gary Transferred to Pos...
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Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Steven Ferguson, from Garden Grove, Calif., releases the cremains of his father Electronics Technician (Communications) 2nd Class Leslie R. Ferguson during a burial at sea ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Giovanni Squadrito/Released)

USS Carl Vinson honors sailor with burial at sea

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wi...
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Rossmoor resident dies at home [Updated]

According to the Orange County Coroner, Rossmoor resident Gretchen De Stefano died shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at her home on Wallingsfor Rd. Ms. De Stefano was 96 years old. The Orange County Sheriff’s Dep...
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Benjamin Thomas Wayne Sutherlin, PhD

The following information was released by the Sutherlin Family. “My grandfather is an American hero, as the men of my generation can only dream to be. He loved my grandmother more than anything, as is evident by his passing i...
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Arvella Schuller, wife of pastor of Crystal Cathedral, dies at age 84

The online site for Crystal Cathedral Ministries announced the passing of Arvella Schuller: Robert A. Schuller, the son of Robert H. and Arvella Schuller, announced this morning that his mother Arvella passed away this morning ...
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1960s jockey John Kanis passes away

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC). John Kanis, a leading rider in the 1960s at Los Alamitos and also a long serving jockey’s valet, has passed away. Kanis won 232 Quarter Horse race...
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Garden Grove man killed in traffic accident

According to the Orange County Coroner, Tung Nguyen, a 62-year-old resident of Garden Grove, was killed when the car he was driving struck a parked 18-wheeler truck. The accident occurred on Garden Grove Blvd. at Melanie Lane i...
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