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Abbey of the Chimes Skyview Memorial Lawn
Rollingwood Drive & Ben
Vallejo , CA
(707) 644-7474
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All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum
550 Glen Cove Parkway
Vallejo , CA 94591
(707) 644-5209
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Colonial Chapels
1000 Redwood Street
Vallejo , CA 94590
(707) 643-0391
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Cooley and Riolo Mortuary
505 Couch Street
Vallejo , CA 94590
(707) 644-3882
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Johnny Otis, Rhythm and Blues Musician, Dies at 90

Fri, Jan 20, 2012
Los Angeles television show from 1954 to 1961), he helped bring black vernacular music into the American mainstream. Johnny Otis was born John Alexander Veliotes on Dec. 28, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., the son of Greek immigrants who ran a grocery,. He grew up in a predominantly black area of Berkeley. Mr. Otis began his career as a drummer in 1939. In 1945 he formed a 16-piece band and recorded his first hit, “Harlem Nocturne.” As big bands fell out of fashion, Mr. Otis stripped the ensemble down to just a few horns and a rhythm section and stepped to the forefront of the emerging rhythm-and-blues scene. In 1948 he and a partner opened an R&B nightclub, the Barrelhouse, in the Watts section of Los Angeles. From 1950 to 1952 Mr. Otis had 15 singles on Billboard’s rhythm-and-blues Top 40, including “Double Crossing Blues,” which was No. 1 for nine weeks. On the strength of that success, he crisscrossed the country with his California Rhythm and Blues Caravan, featuring singers like Esther Phillips, billed as Little Esther — whom he had discovered at a talent contest at his nightclub — and Hank Ballard, who a decade later would record the original version of “The Twist,” the song that ushered in a national dance craze. Around this same time Mr. Otis became a D.J. on the Los Angeles radio station KFOX. He was an immediate success, and soon had his own local television show as well. Beginning in the 1970s he was heard on Pacifica radio stations in California, where his weekly show remained until 2005. Hundreds of Mr. Otis’s radio and television shows are archived at Indiana University. In addition, he is the subject of a coming documentary film, “Every Beat of My Heart: The Johnny Otis Story,” directed by Bruce Schmiechen, and a biography, “Midnight at the Barrelhouse,” written by George Lipsitz and published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2010. While he never stopped making music as long as his health allowed, Mr. Otis focused much of his attention in the 1960s on politics and the civil rights movement. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the California State Assembly and served on the staff of Mervyn M. Dymally, a Democratic assemblyman who later became a United States congressman and California’s first black lieutenant governor. Mr. Otis’s first book, “Listen to the Lambs” (1968), was largely a reflection on the political and social significance of the 1965 Watts riots. Peter Keepnews contributed reporting. (New York Times)

USC in the News - USC News

Sun, Jan 15, 2012
Internet developed."Advertising Age featured research by Amon Emeka and Jody Agius Vallejo of the USC Dornsife College finding that millions of Latinos aren't identifying themselves as such on U.S. Census forms, which has major implications for advertisers. The study found that nearly six percent of people with Hispanic/Latin American backgrounds failed to check the "Spanish/Hispanic/Latino" box.Los Angeles Times cited KUSC-FM radio host Jim Svejda regarding late violinist Israel Baker.Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about Gov. Jerry Brown's recent budget proposal.Associated Press quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School about a Hollywood Community Plan that would allow more skyscrapers along the Hollywood Corridor.Reuters quoted Muhammad Sahimi of the USC Viterbi School about Iran's "sabre rattling" about closing the Strait of Hormuz.American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Joel Hay of the USC School of Pharmacy about pharmaceutical company Novartis withdrawing certain drugs due to manufacturing problems. Associated Press also quoted Hay.National Journal quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about President Barack Obama winning in "the Charisma Bowl" if matched up against presidential candidate Mitt Romney.La Opinion quoted Sheila Briggs of the USC Dornsife College about the Catholic Church's policy...

Obituary for BARAJAS

Sun, Dec 4, 2011
RAJAS -- JOSE Age 80, left to be with the our Lord, on December 2, 2011. He was preceded in death by his loving son Bobby Barajas. He is survived by his loving wife Josie Barajas; two daughters Betty Vallejos husband Albert, Jo Ann Saine husband John; three sons, Tommy Barajas, Patrick Barajas wife Gayle and Michael Barajas; five sisters; two brothers; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will... (Albuquerque Journal)

Slain Vallejo officer honored at memorial service - Blast

Fri, Dec 2, 2011
VALLEJO, Calif. — A memorial service for slain Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot was held at Vallejo High School’s football field on Nov. 30. Officer Capoot was 45. According to The Reporter, approximately 5,000 people were present at his memorial service, with nearly 3,500 officers and 1,500 guests. Gov. Jerry Brown, the Vallejo City Council, and representatives from local and state offices were ...

Obituary for AVILA

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
Search Results AVILA -- MARCOS DAMIAN 52, passed away at his home after a longtime illness on November 4, 2011. He is survived by his mother Carolina Vallejo Avila; siblings, Maria C. Avila, Alberto Avila Jr., Flora Mascarenas, Silvana Roybal, Edward Avila and Richard Avila; his children, Dominic Avila and Estar Avila. He served in the US Army and was a disabled veteran. A private ceremony will take place for friends and family. Please remember Marcos Damian, our brother as a "carefree spirit" and always "young and heart". Damian's cremains wil... (Albuquerque Journal)

Obituary for ARCHULETA

Tue, Nov 8, 2011
Aunt and friend was taken to her home on November 5, 2011. Molly is survived by her husband of almost 58 yrs., Valentine Archuleta Sr., married on December 27, 1954; her five children, Rosemary Vallejos and Spouse Victor, Valentine Archuleta Jr. and Gayle, Edmond Archuleta and Spouse Helen, Sara Archuleta-Trujillo and Spouse Robert (deceased), Robert Archuleta and Lisa; grandchildren, Amina and spouse Mike, Demetria and Marvis, Victor Ernest and spouse Amanda, Edmond Jr., Robert, Denikka, Victoria, Daeja, Alyssa, Sydney, Grayson and Hialeah; great-grandchildren, Benny, Adella, Domin... (Albuquerque Journal)




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