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The LA design community is mourning the passing of John Chase, former Urban Designer for West Hollywood, author, and larger-than-life figure, who died suddenly last Friday, August 13th. The LA Times published an obituary this week chronicling John's life, and KCRW's architecture and design program, DNA, had a nice remembrance of John on Tuesday's show. A number of people have also been blogging about John's personal and professional impacts. A memorial service is planned for next Tuesday, August 24th from 4 - 7pm at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Below are some links about John - he will be sorely missed.
LA Times Obituary
DNA Blog - Discusses projects that define John's fun, eclectic, and passionate approach to urbanism
Gelato Baby - Personal remembrance of John's impact
LA Weekly - Includes link to an interview with LAist from 2005
WeHo News - Includes info on memorial service