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City to Honor Local News Man Loren Nancarrow

The City Council is scheduled to proclaim today "Loren Nancarrow Day" in San Diego in honor of the late local television personality.

Nancarrow, 60, died Dec. 28, surrounded by his family, following an 11- month battle with brain cancer.

His television career spanned more than 30 years and included stints as a weatherman, anchor and reporter on KGTV 10News, KFMB CBS8 and, most recently, KSWB Fox 5.

The five-time Emmy winner was also known as a passionate conservationist, co-authoring four organic gardening books.

"He advocated for the environment long before it was fashionable and taught a generation of television viewers and readers to be good stewards of our land, sea, and air," said Councilwoman Marti Emerald, a former television reporter at 10News.

Nancarrow was diagnosed with stage three terminal brain cancer last February and later retired from his anchor position at Fox 5. He called himself a "Brain Cancer Warrior" and authored a blog about his cancer journey.

He is survived by his wife, Susie, and children, Graham, 25, Hannah, 24, and Britta, 20. On his blog, Hannah described her father as a human Pinterest board, with expertise in "citrus trees and roses and tomatoes, raising chickens and earthworms and monarch butterflies."

Emerald said the scheduling for honoring Nancarrow was done in early December -- before he died. Susie and Hannah will accept on his behalf.

Former NBC7/39 anchor Susan Taylor, now the director of external affairs at Scripps Health, is also set to attend. Taylor worked with Loren Nancarrow and his family to set up a donation fund in his honor to help raise funds for a rooftop healing garden at the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center.

-- City News Service  

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