Memorial celebration for Rich Conforti


The life of Rich Conforti and everything he meant to his family and friends, including those who knew him at Adams' Pack Station, will be celebrated from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the El Dorado Park Golf Course, 2400 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90815. Conforti, who was born in 1952, died late last month. In recent years, Conforti, as designated general manager, spent several days each week helping with the management and … [Read more...]

Bob Daggett dies on 73rd birthday

Architect and former Arcadia Planning Commissioner Robert Hale (Bob) Daggett died on his 73rd birthday July 25. Robert was born at Methodist Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He was the third of four children to Norma and Rodney Daggett. In 1950, the family moved to Downey, California. Bob excelled in school, graduating from Downey High School a year early.  He attended Fullerton and California State University, San Jose. He was a … [Read more...]

Daleo of Arcadia Police passes


Michael Anthony Daleo, 67, passed away July 24 following a brief battle with cancer. A resident of Arcadia for more than 50 years, Mike graduated from Arcadia High School in 1960, earned certifications in Engineering and Law Enforcement from UCLA and Cal State Fullerton, and had a 33 year career with Pacific Bell while also serving as an Arcadia Police Reserve Officer since 1976. Following retirement from Pac Bell in 1994, Mike became a … [Read more...]

Renowned bird expert dies


Respected Arcadia bird expert and biologist Michael San Miguel, 70, died Wednesday (July 14) after a 300 feet down a ravine north of Altadena, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. San Miguel apparently fell down a steep ravine in in the forest near Angeles Crest Highway and Mt. Wilson Red Box Road while counting owls overnight in the Angeles National Forest. San Miguel was conducting an environmental study on the impact of … [Read more...]

Bonita Gould remembrance

A Celebration of Life will be held for longtime Santa Anita Park employee Bonita Gould at 4 p.m. on June 2 at Peppers Mexican Restaurant. Employed as a secretary in the track’s Marketing Department for 26 years, Gould retired in 2008 as Marketing Office Manager (M.O.M.) and moved to Arizona, where she passed away on May 20 at age 69 following a brief illness. Bonne is survived by her two sons, Rob (May) and Greg (Julie) and her daughter, … [Read more...]

Turf writer Bortstein dies


Veteran turf writer Larry Bortstein passed away early Sunday morning at Arcadia Methodist Hospital after sustaining a pulmonary embolism Jan. 23. Bortstein, 67, never regained consciousness and had been on life support since being transported to Methodist following the embolism. A native of New York, Bortstein was a versatile writer who covered horse racing for the Orange County Register for the past 17 years and had covered all major sports … [Read more...]

Obituary: John Evans – Jan. 22, 2010

John C. Evans, 84, passed away January 22, 2010. An Arcadia resident, John was a retired data processor of 59 years with TransAmerica. He was born on Sept. 3, 1925. He is survived by his wife, Angeline; sons, Mark (Linda), Brock, Paul (Jeanette), Dean, and Jay (Lisa) Evans; his sister, Mary Jane Grossman, and six grandchildren. A Vigil Service at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 25, and a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM on Tuesday will both be … [Read more...]