Richard Bernard Kranzdorf

Richard Bernard Kranzdorf, aged 80, passed away on April 17, 2018, at Bob & Corky's assisted living home in San Luis Obispo. Early in life when Parkinson's disease was unforeseen Richard said he wanted four words to mark his tombstone: "he gave a damn." His wish became a self-fulfilling prophecy: his life made a positive difference to so … [Read more...]

Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore dies at 87

In the 1970s, David Letterman baby-sat her children and Jay Leno slept on the back stairs of her Sunset Strip club, where Jim Carrey later tended the door. Mitzi Shore was "the den mother of some berserk Cub Scout pack," as Letterman once said — one that brimmed with a breathtaking array of now-famous comics who broke through because … [Read more...]

Remembering Elva C Gonzalez

Elva C Gonzalez 07/13/1933 - 04/05/2018 On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Elva C. Gonzalez, 84, went home to be with her loving Husband, Federico B. Gonzalez and our Lord Jesus Christ. She was born in Donna, Texas but moved to California at the age of 14. She is survived by her 6 children, Olga S. Castro, Linda S. Alvarez (Vince) Ida S. Ochoa, … [Read more...]

David Jeffrey Steenbergen

Born January 7, 1949 – Lafayette, Indiana Entered Heaven March 15, 2018 – Anaheim, California Dave was the oldest of five children, born to Jeff and Agnes.  He is survived by his siblings, Greg (Lorna), Holly, Cheryl (Paul), and Kimberly (Luis), and their extended families. Dave is also survived by his father, Jeff, and Jeff's wife, Anita; … [Read more...]


Jay Fiondella, owner of the Chez Jay restaurant in Santa Monica, died November 6th, 2008 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. Chez Jay, Fiondella’s small, casual “joint” is known worldwide as a magnet for celebrities and is still going strong nearly a half-century after opening, said friends. Aside from his longevity as a … [Read more...]