Huell Howser Memorial Set for Tuesday at Griffith Observatory

Tom LaBonge told KNX that the event would take place at 4 p.m.

KNX is reporting that a memorial for Huell Howser will now be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Tom LaBonge's office tipped of KNX Wednesday morning, although a family spokesman had said there would be no private or public services for Howser.

The Griffith Observatory is located in LaBonge's city council district 4.

Shuttle buses will be provided from the Greek Theater to the Observatory according to KNX, though no other details about how to attend are yet available.

Howser's death deeply affected both new and long-time Southern Californians and became a national story. Readers also shared their favorite Huell . To see video of his visit to Monrovia, click here.

He died at 67 in Palm Springs after only recently retiring as host of the long-running "California Gold" on KCET.

Charlotte Lewis January 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Huell left a wonderful legacy - the size and type of which can never be duplicated. He was a friendly man, great sense of humor and has been missed since November. The loss is only permanent now. I'm going to spend an afternoon with old "California Gold" tapes rather than attend this memorial. I'll feel closer to his spirit.
Bob Dollins January 11, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Huell will be sorely missed. No one could do a person to person interview like he could. After he retired, Huell donated all his shows to Chapman University, where they will be digitized for posterity. One of his last "California Gold" episodes was on the Mt. Wilson Observatory, where I recently have become a Docent. Click on the following link for a free streaming video of this episode: http://ec.libsyn.com/p/d/e/d/dedbf159160aafc8/hhpcg00147.mp4?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01cd803ed2cf5f6c28&c_id=2165122
Dan Crandell January 11, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Hello Bob Entertainers come and go and some can even be replaced but never could there be sequel to California' Gold. Don't you wish we could be "digitized for posterity"? Well on second thought.


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