November 26, 2008

RIP Scott Zensen, 1958-2008

I received this e-mail earlier today from Sandi Shaner: Subject: Scott Zensen has been promoted to Glory today! RIP I have the unfortunate announcement to make about my good friend, Scott Zensen, editor of MyWeekMagazine.com. He passed away in his home from heart failure,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:36 PM in DMG's Friends, In Memoriam, Music

October 28, 2008

DMG's Father Would Be 92 Today

Happy Birthday to my father, Madison "Bud" Green! Born in 1916, Dad would have been 92 today, if he hadn't passed away at age 71 on November 20, 1987, when he suffered a heart attack after reeling in a catfish at a nearby lake....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:16 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam

September 30, 2008

182 Memorial At Dwight And Nile

One question people always ask about the 1978 PSA plane crash in North Park is: "Why isn't there a memorial plaque or something at the site?" I tell them there is a plaque and a tree at the North Park Library several blocks away,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:10 PM in In Memoriam, San Diego, World

July 17, 2008

Music Scene Loses Another Brother

Still reeling from the death of Craig Yerkes, the San Diego Music Scene lost yet another brother Wednesday, with the passing of poet and photographer Billy Brazier, the younger sibling of Louis Brazier of Lestat's Coffee House. I learned this news a few hours...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:00 AM in In Memoriam, Music

July 11, 2008

For Craig And Those Who Love Him

I received this e-mail today from Cathryn Beeks: Good people, The need to gather, love and remember Craig Yerkes is overwhelming us all right now. With Marcia and Virginia's blessing, Craig's friends have organized a gathering on Sunday, July 27th, at The Boat and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:29 PM in In Memoriam, Music

June 30, 2008

Music Scene Mourns Craig Yerkes

Craig Yerkes, the lead guitarist for a San Diego Americana band called The Grams, was killed around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning in a one-car crash in Bonsall. He and The Grams were scheduled to play at the Ocean Beach Street Fair that afternoon....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:31 PM in In Memoriam, Music

March 28, 2008

DMG's 1978 PSA Crash Story

Plane crash victims 'People on the floor are the lucky ones' By David Matt Green September 25, 1978 Southern Cross Assistant Editor "The people here on the floor are the lucky ones," said Augustinian Father Tom Bonica. "It's their families who are going to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:30 AM in In Memoriam, San Diego

July 13, 2005

Steve McWilliams Has Left Us :(

Many people probably don't know this, but back in the '90s I helped collect signatures to get Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, on the California ballot. Fifty-six percent of voters approved Proposition 215 on November 5, 1996. The law took effect...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:52 PM in California, In Memoriam, San Diego

January 25, 2005

Larry Lehrke Memorial Bocce Tournament

St. Augustine High School will hold its 11th annual Larry Lehrke Memorial Bocce Tournament this Saturday, January 29, at Sunset Park (across West Mission Bay Drive from the Hyatt Islandia Hotel). I went to last year's event, where I shot this picture of co-organizer...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:30 PM in In Memoriam

November 15, 2004

"Dolphin Rex" Would Have Been 40 Today

Daniel Lawrence "Rex" Kahler would have turned 40 today and probably would have had a great party to celebrate the occasion, if he wasn't off hiking up some distant mountain instead! Sadly, Rex won't be having that 40th birthday party, because we lost him...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:06 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

November 4, 2004

My Aunt Mae Passed Away Yesterday

My cousin Bernie Descoteau called my mother last night to tell her that his mother had passed away yesterday in Iowa. Bernie's mom was my dad's sister, and the last one of the four siblings who had been alive. I always knew her as...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:05 AM in DMG's Family, In Memoriam

October 28, 2004

My Father Would Have Been 88 Today!

Happy Birthday to my father, Madison "Bud" Green! Born in 1916, Dad would have been 88 today, if he hadn't passed away at age 71 on November 20, 1987, when he suffered a heart attack after reeling in a catfish at a nearby lake....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:04 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam

August 17, 2004

Twiggs Show Honors Life Of Jessica Treat

I had never heard of Jessica Treat until I received an e-mail last week from Danielle LoPresti announcing a special show at Twiggs Green Room on Thursday, August 19, to honor Jessica, who passed away from breast cancer July 29 at only 35 years...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 AM in In Memoriam, Music

June 12, 2004

Willie McClister Passed Away June 11

I got a phone call Friday afternoon from Willie McClister's ex-girl friend, Kerry Durrell. She said Willie passed away that day. A couple of months ago Kerry had told me that Willie's health was failing, so I wasn't surprised to get Friday's call. He...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:48 AM in DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

June 9, 2004

Jim Leeper Would Have Been 52 Today

My old friend Jim Leeper would have been 52 today. Sadly, we lost Jim in 1998 when he left his family and friends much too soon. I took this picture in 1977 of Jim and Patti Johnson, who eventually became Patti Leeper, his great...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:14 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

April 24, 2004

America Mourns Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman is dead. :( It was all over the news yesterday and will be there again today and tomorrow. He was killed during fighting in Afghanistan. I borrowed this picture of him from Associated Press. When I first heard about Tillman quitting the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:20 AM in In Memoriam, Sports, USA, World

April 19, 2004

Rebecca, Uncle Mark and Grandma Rummelhart

Happy 11th Birthday to my niece and goddaughter Rebecca, who lives in nearby Lakeside with her mom, dad, and older sister. In sadder family news, the memorial service for my mother's brother, J. Mark Rummelhart, who passed away on April 5, also was scheduled...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:04 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam

April 6, 2004

Two Rummelharts

My Mom, Helen Lenora (Rummelhart) Green, turned 85 on Friday, April 2. Her new right knee will turn 6 months old on April 16, and passed its 5-month checkup last Wednesday. J. Mark Rummelhart, Mom's brother, passed away in his sleep shortly after midnight...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:45 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, In Memoriam