Past Stories

Mary Jean Pew, Marina del Rey resident and former assistant to Gov. Brown, dies

Marina del Rey resident Mary Jean Pew, who served as Jerry Brown’s assistant campaign manager in his first run for governor and was Brown’s first appointee to the California State University Board of Trustees, has died. She...


Poet and performer Dottie Grossman dies

Dottie Grossman, a poet and performer who appeared at Westside venues including Beyond Baroque in Venice, died May 6 in her West Los Angeles home of 30 years. She was born Dorothea Gloria Dwartzin in Philadelphia in 1937. Gross...


Fred Fuller

Fred R. Fuller, a 40-year resident of Marina del Rey who was a former longtime teacher and Culver City High School football coach, passed away peacefully June 2. He was 76. Born in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 1935, Fuller…



Longtime Marina del Rey physician, yachting racer Dr. Lee Newfield dies

Dr. Lee Newfield, a longtime Marina del Rey resident and physician who competed in yachting races in the Marina for many years, passed away March 5. He was 83. Newfield, the owner and skipper of Windfall out of Del Rey…


Longtime resident and former Santa Monica police officer Dennis Rozsa dies

Dennis “Denny” V. Rozsa, a longtime Santa Monica resident and former veteran officer with the Santa Monica Police Department, passed away March 25. He was 89. Rozsa and his wife, Patti, were lovingly married for 63 years an...


Longtime Marina del Rey resident Trudy Seal dies at 95

Trudy Seal, a 30-year resident of Marina del Rey, passed away Feb. 16 after a short illness. She was 95. Seal was born Dec. 25, 1916 in Canada and moved to Los Angeles after receiving her nursing degree in Chicago.…



Thomas Evans, World War II veteran and longtime Venice resident, dies at 94

Longtime Venice resident and World War II veteran Thomas Evans has died. He was 94. Evans passed away in his home Feb. 5 with friends and family nearby. Born Oct. 27, 1917 in Stubenville, OH, Evans moved to Venice when…


Lifelong Westside resident David Marshall dies at 66

David Andrew Marshall, a native of the Venice and Santa Monica area who lived in Marina del Rey for many years, has died. He was 66. Marshall suffered a stroke in 2008 and was working on rehabilitating until he passed…


Santa Monica resident Jennie Weese dies at 82

Santa Monica resident Jennie Helen Elms Pastoriza Weese passed away Jan. 5 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 82. Weese was born June 11, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the late Stephen F. and M. Haze...



Founding member of Santa Monica quilting guild dies

Former longtime Santa Monica resident Mary Ann Prenatt passed away Jan. 14. She was 84. Prenatt was born in Olean, NY and raised her family in the Midwest. In 1987, she moved to Santa Monica, where she loved the liveliness,&hel...