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Councilmember Gil Cedillo, left, poses for a photo with his son Gil Cedillo, Jr., in the politician's Highland Park campaign office on Figueroa Street before he was elected May 21, 2013. Credit: Ajay Singh
Jonathan September 12, 2013 at 06:54 am
My condolences. Sounds like he was a great guy.
sylviaprubio September 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm
My condolences to the Cedillo's and their extended family.
Douglas Palacios April 17, 2013 at 02:46 pm
My condolence to the Cabrera family for your lost. Oscar was always and will alway be remembered forRead More being hardworking, disciplined, dedicated to his family, friends and public community. A true inspiration to many, including myself. Thank you for being such a great person! You will be missed. Your friend and fellow Panther. Doug
Jorge Romero April 18, 2013 at 01:14 pm
My deepest condolences go out to the family. A good upstanding man and a strong example for theRead More youth, his memory lives on in us. Thank you Oscar
Bella McDonald April 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm
I heard about this & I was so sad! Cabrera was the best probation officer ever. So nice&Read More caring. I would go see him even off probation, just to visit him. He will be truely missed. <3
Michelle Khan April 15, 2013 at 06:35 pm
I had the great pleasure of knowing Oscar since 3rd grade. Always a happy soul, walking tall throughRead More the playground at Delevan drive Elementary. Even back then he was quite the athlete. My fondest memories I have of him and I in elementary are one of our class photos (6th grade I think) we were the tallest kids in class. Oscar was taller than our teacher and we always laughed talking about that. I would occaionally run into him in the neighborhood when we both left for middle school, then later watched as we competed against each others schools in various sports like baseball and football. There was absolutely no doubt growing up that Big "O" would end up moving on as a college athlete. Always sharp and respectful he made us all proud to see him represent our barrios. Not too many can say they archived the honors Big "O" did. From the small communities of Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glassel Park, Lincoln hts and even Boyle hts... We are all saddened by his loss. My deepest condolences and prayers I send from North Califas. We will not say good bye only see you later brother. God bless the Cabrera family and extended family of Big "O" . A old friend, Michelle Rodriguez -Khan Roosevelt HS class of 96
Dr. Dave Sell April 16, 2013 at 06:19 pm
Oscar was in my 7th grade math class at Irving Middle School. He was a solid leader and in the 8thRead More grade he became a member of Leadership Class. He was captain of the stage crew. When assignments were made, the only answer was "yes sir". I knew the job was always done correctly and on time with a smile when Oscar was in charge. Irving won the two city wide championships in baseball and one in basketball with Oscar taking the lead as captain. We talked much about college because it was obvious the Division 1 schools would come calling. I remember the sad conversation we had when USC won the national championship in baseball - He kept saying "that's the team I should have been on. All the time I knew him, Oscar was man enough to know the right thing to do and more importantly, man enough to admit when he made mistakes. The prayers, and thought of my family and the Irving family goes to his family and friends. Take care, Dr. Sell
scott flores April 18, 2013 at 01:06 am
I remember many moons ago when my JV team had a scrimmage game against the varsity team,the veryRead More first pitch i threw....you slammed over the deepest part of our field into the street!I tell that story to everybody i know when we talk baseball.You doing what you did at Franklin & UCLA made all the highland park community proud.I'll remember you,and what you did to my circle change-up the rest of my life......along with the good times we had off the field. Rest in piece...friend. Scott Flores #34,#40
Tamara December 20, 2012 at 05:03 pm
God Bless The Families of Jenni and her crew!!!! Thinking of you all and Praying God to give youRead More peace. Just knowing Jenni and her crew were doing something they loved, hopefully will bring you peace. Something not everyone can do is make us feel loved. Through Jenni's Music!!!
Henk Friezer November 15, 2012 at 02:54 pm
I would like to make a correction to the article. In my original wording the reference to the marineRead More flag presentation to the widow of Art. It stated that it was eventually draped over the casket,the original wording stated that it had previously draped the casket prior to the presentation.
Alice M. October 23, 2012 at 06:05 pm
Hat's off!
MR STRICKLAND October 25, 2012 at 04:07 pm
Rest in piece
nonoise December 15, 2012 at 05:09 pm
I am reminded of this tragedy every time I get off the 5 freeway South at Glendale Bl. RightRead More there is the sign "Landon Square". Hats off to those that helped make Landon Square happen. No on will ever forget due to those that made "Landon Square" happen. It is a great memorial.
Anthea Raymond September 2, 2012 at 02:16 pm
Downtown's Grand Performances presented David "conversation" with Alan Warner at theRead More California Plaza a few summers ago. Glad I got a chance to see this and to hear David explain he had no reason to write a song about San Jose. He "just wanted to."
Bob Perkins DDS September 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm
"What's it all about Alfie? Is it just for the moment, we live? What's it all about, when youRead More sort it out, Alfie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoNtj27a6Rk&feature=related
Carl Showalter July 30, 2012 at 06:43 pm
The accident was on the Highland Park-South Pas border, nowhere near Pasadena
Lisa August 3, 2012 at 01:40 pm
South Pas is Pasadena.
David Fonseca (Editor) August 3, 2012 at 02:47 pm
That's actually not the case, Lisa. They're two distinct municipalities.
AliJill April 27, 2012 at 11:23 am
The best ice cream!!
Andrea Moran April 27, 2012 at 07:58 pm
Bill was a loving, kind and generous man. It was a privilege to know him. We had our very firstRead More banana splits at the Highland Park ice cream parlor when we were in high school. They were delicious then and are still delicious today. Pat and Andrea Moran
Nancy Lilly March 30, 2012 at 02:15 pm
And we don't know who posed for Michelangelo's "David", and innumerable other works of artRead More ........ the hard-working artist's model has seldom been recognised through the ages. It is wonderful to give Corsi his due - remember also - every time you see a painting, drawing, or sculpture featuring a human figure or face - the piece would not exist without the artist, but neither would it exist without the hard-working, generous (frequently suffering!) model who is equally responsible for the work of art!
Tina Gulotta-Miller March 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm
The link for kickstarter included in the article is broken or not working. I am posting the link toRead More kickstarter account they are receiving donations for the film. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonamac/corsi-the-worlds-first-male-supermodel-documentary/posts/190575
Alberto November 16, 2011 at 01:44 pm
Oh wow. When I returned to L.A. in 2005 I brought my neglected, old portable Olympia metalRead More typewriter to him for cleaning/oil. He was still plenty sharp and I only talked with him about the particulars of the machine. It was the first time I'd ever stepped foot inside a place I'd passed thousands of times my whole life - I must have seen him and said hello hundreds. I've often wondered how the little place stayed open - how much business could there be? Always seemed like a good guy; an old piece of Highland Park I just always took for granted. Oh, and the typewriter came back as good as ever - smooth action continues today. R.I.P., Mr. Flores.
maryam hosseinzadeh November 16, 2011 at 03:38 pm
feeling kind of awful right now that i never brought him the cookies i intended to bake to thank himRead More for his hospitality during the folk art everywhere walking tour. i kept thinking of it and then never did it. he was a great spirit: delighted to share his stories and memories of highland park and help with projects, keeping watch over Figueroa while sitting outside his store in his coat. he will be missed.
David Fonseca (Editor) November 16, 2011 at 04:23 pm
We hope to provide a fuller account of Mr. Flores' life and contribution to HLP on Patch. If anyoneRead More else has any stories to share about him, please share them in the comments.
Reies Flores November 9, 2011 at 06:10 pm
This is very sad news indeed. Thanks so much to Mr. Singh and Mr. Fonseca for posting this. IRead More didn't know him personally but have worked with Northeast Trees in the past and they're simply a great organization. It's good to know that he died peacefully with his loved ones surrounding him and somewhat fitting that he was working on trees even until the end. What a wonderful man. Our little corner of the world is so much greener and better because of you. Thank you very much, Scott Wilson.
Mark Reback November 9, 2011 at 06:27 pm
R.I.P. Mr. Wilson... You were a force for goodness and nature in our city and the world. Glad I hadRead More a chance to meet you and work along side you.
Susan Kromka November 10, 2011 at 04:04 pm
I first met Scott WIlson after reading about him in the Eagle Rock Sentinal (it was probably 1990).Read More He was looking for people to volunteer to plant trees behind Eagle Rock High School and Oxy. It wasn't long after that that he asked me to be on the board of North East Trees. Scott was a difficult person to turn down. He was tenacious, charming, a total optimist, and no project was too large or too difficult when it involved trees, youth, or both. Those who knew him well had a great friend who did everything he could to make Northeast Los Angeles a nicer, greener place to live.
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