Obituaries

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker, 90, dies
Obituaries

Legendary puppeteer Bob Baker, 90, dies

Bob Baker, along with his partner Alton Wood, founded the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in 1963, which has gone on to become the oldest and longest-running children’s theater company in Los Angeles and in the world. In June 2009, the theater was designated as a Los Angeles Historical -Cultural Monument. Jennifer Steinhauer of The New…

Reality, What a Concept?
Obituaries, Opinion

Reality, What a Concept?

  By Terry Miller Robin Williams’ very first comedy album, in 1979, said it all. Wow, the man was a genius and energetic beyond words. He was always working and always a very generous man with his time and money. But just like Smokey Robinson’s classic song, Tears of a Clown – Robin Williams’ glad…

Former Pasadena Chief of Police Bruce Philott dies
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Former Pasadena Chief of Police Bruce Philott dies

Former Pasadena Chief of Police Bruce Philott dies Bruce Wayne Philpott, 70, of Pasadena, California passed away on July 29th, 2014 at his home, following a hard fight against cancer. He was surrounded by his family. Bruce was born January 8, 1944 in Portland, Oregon to Vernon and Zoe Philpott. He grew up with his…

Former Pasadena Councilman Sid Tyler dies
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Former Pasadena Councilman Sid Tyler dies

      Former Pasadena Councilman Sid Tyler dies Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard issued the following statement after receiving the news of the sudden death of Sid Tyler. “Pasadena has lost one of its most distinguished and admired citizens.  He was distinguished for his accomplishments in the private sector, including as a senior financial executive in…

Former Doo Dah Queen Erika Marrin Passes Away
Obituaries

Former Doo Dah Queen Erika Marrin Passes Away

Former Doo Dah Queen Erika Marrin Passes Away   Queen Erika Marrin was a graduate of Eliot Middle School and John Muir HS. She went to Art Center College of Design and graduated in photography.  Currently she was a nanny to her own niece and nephew. She died of a blood clot to the brain…

Memories of Jonathan Winters – The Loved One
Obituaries

Memories of Jonathan Winters – The Loved One

Memories of Jonathan Winters – The Loved One By Terry Miller Illustrious funny man Jonathan Winter’s passed away last Friday at his home in Santa Barbara county. His remarkable life and career has been explored by media worldwide in recent days. I, however, felt a personal tribute was in order. Perhaps, those of us fortunate…

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