Longtime journalist George Kenney dies

first_imgBefore embarking on his journalism career, Kenney played trombone in various big bands including those of Henry Busse, Frankie Carle, Charlie Barnett and Billy May. After his retirement, he co-founded Big Band Alumni, made up of former members of big bands. He also served in the Navy during World War II. Kenney is survived by daughters Erin Kenney White and Kristine Kenney. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Karen Marie, and a sister, Marie Kenney. A wake will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Glendale Moose Lodge, 357 W. Arden Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to the USC/Norris Cancer Research Center, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033. A private service will be held today in Lompoc for former sports writer George F. Kenney Jr., who died Feb. 28 in South Pasadena. He was 82. Kenney had worked as a sports writer and cartoonist during the early 1970s for the Valley News and Green Sheet, the forerunner of the Los Angeles Daily News. He went to work in the mid-’70s as sports editor for the Las Vegas Sun and retired as editor of the South Pasadena Review in the early 1990s. Kenney was born on Nov. 23, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to George and Anne Marie Theusen Kenney. He attended the University of Arizona and University of Southern California and graduated from the Westlake College of Music. [email protected] (818) 713-3705160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

First the fires, now 4.3 magnitude quake hits Kern County

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. RIDGECREST- A minor earthquake swayed Kern County early Wednesday. No injuries were reported. The magnitude-4.3 quake struck at 5:22 a.m. and was centered 15 miles north of Ridgecrest, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site. Ridgecrest is about 110 miles northeast of Bakersfield. “It was a jolt and then a smooth roll,” said Kammy Rana, a dispatcher for the Ridgecrest Police Department. “It made the office sway slightly.” Rana said the quake lasted less than a minute. She had received no calls about it.last_img read more

Simi Valley man dies in car crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Simi Valley man who died in a single-car crash on Madera Road near Vista Lago Drive might have fallen asleep and let his auto drift off the road, Simi Valley police said Friday. Evan Salgado, 22, died at Simi Valley Hospital of critical head and chest injuries shortly after the 7:30 a.m. crash, according to a police report. Police said Salgado was driving northbound on Madera Road when his vehicle veered off the road and hit a traffic signal pole. Officers investigating the incident are asking anyone who saw the crash to call them at 805-583-6921. last_img read more