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Rice Mortuary

5310 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-7599
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Torrance Memorial Medical Center

3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 325-9110
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Giving the grieving a break: Online disclosure of funeral costs in South Bay helps avoid gouging - The Daily Breeze

Monday, March 27, 2017

More than 15 years ago, Torrance-based White & Day Mortuaries became one of the first funeral homes in Los Angeles County to start a website.Back then, there was debate in the industry about whether to post prices for services online.The choice was easy for John Kirk, president of White & Day, which today runs four mortuaries in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena and Inglewood.“We’ve put our prices online for a very long time, since the beginning,” he said. “We just figured there’s no reason to frustrate people who are looking for information.”That may seem like a no-brainer, but nationwide, many — if not most — funeral homes refuse to disclose prices on their websites.A report last week from the Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers Alliance criticized “the industry’s intractable stance on price transparency,” adding, “it is past time for funeral homes to join the 21st century and post their prices on their websites as nearly every other retail service sector does voluntarily.”The tw...

KENNETH PITTMAN JR. - Indiana Gazette

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pittman, he was born Jan. 14, 1944, in New Castle.Ken graduated from Blairsville High School in 1962 and was a veteran of the Air Force and served on a SAC base as an aircraft mechanic.He worked at Torrance State Hospital for 30 years, retiring on Feb. 14, 2001, and was a member of FOE #1488, Blairsville.Ken loved to ride his motorcycles, play games on his computer and drive school bus for Smith Bus Company, Blairsville.Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mildred J. (Baker) Pittman, whom he married July 13, 1963; three sons, Brian T. Pittman; Douglas W. Pittman (Paula R.); and Mark E. Pittman, all of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Bryan, Zachary, Lindsey and Shane Pittman; and a brother, D. Keith Pittman, of Homer City.He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Larry and Richard Pittman.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Cory A. Braatz officiating.Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville.A military service will be accorded by Blairsville VFW Post #5821 and American Legion Post #0407.To view the online obituary, sign the...

Books|Carolyn See, Novelist Who Portrayed Quirks of Southern California, Dies at 82 - New York Times

Monday, August 01, 2016

Edith Langley, introducing a succinct passage that stands nicely for Ms. See’s view of her hometown. “It’s true there are a zillion places no one in his right mind would like: Lakewood, Torrance, Brea, Compton, Carson, no one real lived there, any more than real people lived in those gray asphalt boxes that line the roads between New York’s airport and its island. ‘Real’ L.A. had its thick, coiled root downtown, and on the east, little underground rootlets; obscure Mexican restaurants. Then a thin stem, the Santa Monica freeway, heading due west and putting out greenery, places in this western desert where you’d love to live — if things went right.” We're interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.

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Giving the grieving a break: Online disclosure of funeral costs in South Bay helps avoid gouging - The Daily Breeze

Monday, March 27, 2017

More than 15 years ago, Torrance-based White & Day Mortuaries became one of the first funeral homes in Los Angeles County to start a website.Back then, there was debate in the industry about whether to post prices for services online.The choice was easy for John Kirk, president of White & Day, which today runs four mortuaries in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena and Inglewood.“We’ve put our prices online for a very long time, since the beginning,” he said. “We just figured there’s no reason to frustrate people who are looking for information.”That may seem like a no-brainer, but nationwide, many — if not most — funeral homes refuse to disclose prices on their websites.A report last week from the Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers Alliance criticized “the industry’s intractable stance on price transparency,” adding, “it is past time for funeral homes to join the 21st century and post their prices on their websites as nearly every other retail service sector does voluntarily.”The tw...

KENNETH PITTMAN JR. - Indiana Gazette

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pittman, he was born Jan. 14, 1944, in New Castle.Ken graduated from Blairsville High School in 1962 and was a veteran of the Air Force and served on a SAC base as an aircraft mechanic.He worked at Torrance State Hospital for 30 years, retiring on Feb. 14, 2001, and was a member of FOE #1488, Blairsville.Ken loved to ride his motorcycles, play games on his computer and drive school bus for Smith Bus Company, Blairsville.Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mildred J. (Baker) Pittman, whom he married July 13, 1963; three sons, Brian T. Pittman; Douglas W. Pittman (Paula R.); and Mark E. Pittman, all of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Bryan, Zachary, Lindsey and Shane Pittman; and a brother, D. Keith Pittman, of Homer City.He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Larry and Richard Pittman.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Cory A. Braatz officiating.Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville.A military service will be accorded by Blairsville VFW Post #5821 and American Legion Post #0407.To view the online obituary, sign the...

Books|Carolyn See, Novelist Who Portrayed Quirks of Southern California, Dies at 82 - New York Times

Monday, August 01, 2016

Edith Langley, introducing a succinct passage that stands nicely for Ms. See’s view of her hometown. “It’s true there are a zillion places no one in his right mind would like: Lakewood, Torrance, Brea, Compton, Carson, no one real lived there, any more than real people lived in those gray asphalt boxes that line the roads between New York’s airport and its island. ‘Real’ L.A. had its thick, coiled root downtown, and on the east, little underground rootlets; obscure Mexican restaurants. Then a thin stem, the Santa Monica freeway, heading due west and putting out greenery, places in this western desert where you’d love to live — if things went right.” We're interested in your feedback on this page. Tell us what you think.