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  Iconic Track Photographer, Bill Mochon, Passes Away Bill Mochon would have been 75 years old on Columbus Day. His family , friends and photo colleagues held a party in his honor at the Frontrunner at Santa Anita Second Race Columbus Day named in His Honor By Terry Miller Local legendary horse-racing photographer Bill Mochon…

Iconic Track Photographer, Bill Mochon, Passes Away
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Iconic Track Photographer, Bill Mochon, Passes Away

  Story and Photos by Terry Miller I just received some very sad news that my good friend and horse photography mentor, Bill Machon passed away.  He truly was a fixture at Santa Anita and always had advice, a bloody good joke or two and knew everyone.  More importantly they knew and loved him. Bill…

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In Memoriam: Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber

    Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber passed away peacefully in Arcadia, on Aug. 1, 2016. Born in Sierra Madre on June 18, 1926 to Helen Jewell Keith and Boyd E. Keith, Lauber was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ray Lauber, and brother Boyd Bowman Keith. She is survived by her son, Lawrence K. Lauber, of…

In Memoriam: Joseph E. Polk
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In Memoriam: Joseph E. Polk

    Nov. 12, 1937 – July 28, 2016 Joseph Polk was born on Nov. 12, 1937 in Swoyersville, Pa. Polk’s parents were American-born children of Polish immigrants. The original family name was Pokrzywnicki, which his father shortened to Polk, before Joe and his brother Donald turned 21-years-old. Pokl loved sports and played basketball on…

In Memoriam: Beverly Margett
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In Memoriam: Beverly Margett

Beverly Margett passed away peacefully last Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in hospice care at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury. Her husband of 65 years, former State Senator Bob Margett, was at her side. She had struggled valiantly against the fibrosis which literally took her breath away. But through it all she remained positive and always…

James R. Rucker
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James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker was born on Nov. 7, 1986, the fourth of four children born to Katie Jefferson. His father, James Rucker Sr. and sister, Lisa Jefferson, preceded him in death. James was born and raised in the church. As a youth, he attended Sunday School and Y.P.W.W. every week. He also was involved in…

In Memoriam: Mary Virginia Foley
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In Memoriam: Mary Virginia Foley

The world lost an elegant and beautiful lady on Jan. 23, 2016, at the age of 89. She has joined her parents, Emmett and Lila Bills, and her sister, Betty Lawrence Cerinich, in heaven. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, she moved to Arcadia in 1961. She is survived by her loving husband, John, her six devoted…

In Memoriam: Robert Thomas Sims, Jr.
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In Memoriam: Robert Thomas Sims, Jr.

December 25, 1952 – December 28, 2016 Robert Thomas Sims Jr., passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 in Arcadia, California surrounded by his family. Bob grew up in Edina, Minnesota and was extremely proud of his Midwestern roots and values. Bob’s was an entrepreneur and he had a passion for real estate. He spent his career developing projects…

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