Lori Blumenfeld

January 13, 2001 Photographers Remembered 0

Lari was our first female member of the Examiner. Her maiden name was Larene (not Lorraine) carey. She married Sam Blumenfeld, who was assistant City Editor of the Examiner years ago. Sometime after his death she moved to Placerville until she died. Lari spend 15 years as a combo photographer-writer for the defunct Berkeley Gazette.… Read more

Robert C. Downing

January 13, 2001 Photographers Remembered 0

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) – Robert C. Downing, a photographer for several small Northern California newspapers, has died of complications from diabetes. He was 35. Downing, a native of Washington, studied photo journalism at Fresno State University and went to work for a weekly newspaper in Clovis. He later joined the Paradise Post, where his photos… Read more

Seymour Snaer

January 13, 2001 Photographers Remembered 0

retired Examiner photographer for 17 years, died at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley after a short illness. Mr. Snaer was 86. Mr. Snaer, an only child, was born in Oakland. He received a bachelor’s degree from UC-Berkeley in 1933, and worked as a freelance photographer from 1936 to 1943. In 1937, Mr. Snaer took the… Read more

Steve Essaff

January 13, 2001 Photographers Remembered 0

a retired award-winning Examiner photographer, died Thursday night after a six-month fight with cancer. He was 71. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Essaff enlisted in the Army after graduation from Polytechnic High School during World War II. He served a photographer with the Medical Corps. He joined the staff of the Examiner in 1958.… Read more

Charlie Blagdon, UPI-January 2001

January 13, 2001 Photographers Remembered 0

Retired UPI photographer Charlie Blagdon, 74, passed away Monday Jan 8th 2001. Charlie, like his lifelong friend and colleague Sam Mikulin who died last year was a local boy attending Balboa High School in the City. Following service in WWII he joined Acme Newspictures in the old News Bldg. In the mid 50’s Acme was… Read more