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  • Monday Feb 23 | via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 

    Pomona renames downtown square in honor of fallen po...

    City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to rename the square in honor of Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond who died Oct. 29. Diamond, 45, died at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. The previous day the officer was rushed to the hospital with wounds he sustained while he was assisting a multi-law enforcement agency team serve a search warrant in San Gabriel.

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  • Thursday Feb 19 | via Los Angeles Times 

    Raul Rodriguez dies at 71; designer of fanciful Rose...

    Rodriguez was undoubtedly the most famous of Rose Parade float designers, with more than 500 floats to his credit, many of which won awards, including about 30 Sweepstakes Trophies for most beautiful entries. Though his elaborate creations were often more than a year in the making, Rodriguez was OK with their ephemeral nature.

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  • Thursday Feb 19 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Michael L. Chapman

    Michael L. Chapman, 62, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home in East Wareham unexpectedly. He was the best friend and beloved husband of Lisa A. Chapman.

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  • Wednesday Feb 18 | via Pasadena Star-News 

    Raul R. Rodriguez, famed Rose Parade float designer,...

    PASADENA >> Award-winning Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez died Wednesday at his home and was remembered Thursday by family and friends as a creative giant. Rodriguez , a world-renowned artist, died of a heart attack, according to publicist Harlan Boll.

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  • Wednesday Feb 18 | via The Daily Breeze 

    Raul R. Rodriguez, designer of Torrance Rose Parade ...

    Famed Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez rides Dole's 2013 float, titled, “Dreaming of Paradise.” Rodriguez died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home in Pasadena. Renowned artist Raul R. Rodriguez , who designed more than 500 Rose Parade floats, including 17 for the city of Torrance, has died at his Pasadena home.

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  • Wednesday Feb 18 | via Pasadena Star-News 

    Famed Rose Parade float designer dies in Pasadena

    Famed Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez rides Dole's 2013 float, titled, “Dreaming of Paradise.” Rodriguez died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home in Pasadena. PASADENA >> A world-renowned artist who designed more than 500 Rose Parade floats died Wednesday in his hometown of Pasadena, his family announced.

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  • Sunday Feb 15 | via McClatchy 

    Gloria Lothrop, historian who studied roles of women...

    She was 80. Lothrop had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia, said her friend, Cecilia Rasmussen, a former Los Angeles Times staff writer. A former high school teacher and longtime Pasadena, Calif., resident, Lothrop spent most of her career teaching at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and California State University, Northridge, where she became the first W.P. Whitsett Professor of California History in 1994.

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  • Saturday Feb 14 | via Los Angeles Times 

    Gloria Lothrop dies at 80; historian studied roles o...

    Gloria Ricci Lothrop, a California historian who studied domestic crafts, cookbooks, letters, tombstones and other artifacts to uncover the roles women played in the development of the American West, died Feb. 2 in Arcadia. She was 80. A former high school teacher and longtime Pasadena resident, Lothrop spent most of her career teaching at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Northridge, where she became the first W.P. Whitsett Professor of California History in 1994.

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  • Friday Feb 13 | via CBS News 

    "Laugh-In" announcer Gary Owens dead at 80

    Gary Owens speaks during the "The Best of Laugh-In" panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 8, 2011, in Pasadena, California. Gary Owens, the man behind the smooth baritone best known for announcing "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" in the late 1960s, has died.

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  • Thursday Feb 5 | via The Mount Vernon Daily Voice 

    Chappaqua Train Victim Robert Dirks Had Distinguishe...

    Robert Dirks, who was identified as the Chappaqua resident among the victims of Tuesday's Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, had a career that took him into the scientific field. Several media reports noted his employment at D.E. Shaw Research, a prominent scientific firm founded by David E. Shaw, who also founded a hedge-fund firm with a similar name.

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  • Thursday Feb 5 | via The Hastings Daily Voice 

    Chappaqua's Robert Dirks Had Distinguished Career, A...

    Robert Dirks, who was identified as the Chappaqua resident among the victims of Tuesday's Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, had a career that took him into the scientific field. Several media reports noted his employment at D.E. Shaw Research, a prominent scientific firm founded by David E. Shaw, who also founded a hedge-fund firm with a similar name.

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  • Dec 17, 2012 | via Cleveland.com 

    Jerry Tarkanian, former UNLV basketball coach, dies ...

    Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday morning at a Las Vegas hospital, his son said. He was 84. A son-in-law, Dr. Zafi Diamant, said Tuesday that Tarkanian was fighting a respiratory ailment and infection after being hospitalized Monday.

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  • Jan 1, 2011 | via LA Daily News 

    Raul R. Rodriguez, famed Rose Parade float designer,...

    PASADENA >> Award-winning Rose Parade float designer Raul R. Rodriguez died Wednesday at his home and was remembered Thursday by family and friends as a creative giant. Rodriguez , a world-renowned artist, died of a heart attack, according to publicist Harlan Boll.

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