Santa Monica Says Goodbye to Local Journalist


Daniel in his car Santa Monica lost a a local journalist and a community member Wednesday. Daniel Archuleta, the managing editor of the Santa Monica Daily Press, passed away July 16, according to the Daily Press.

A memorial fund has been established to help Daniel’s family — he leaves behind a wife and two young daughters — through this tragic loss. You can donate by clicking here or cut and paste this address:

I knew Daniel only casually for the three years and a half years I have worked in Santa Monica. While we interacted mostly at community events, where I would invariably bump into him with his camera and notepad, he was clearly a positive force in the community.

Even while working a job that can often be very stressful and demanding, Daniel remained friendly and good-natured, even toward rivals like me.

He will be missed by the many people whose lives he has touched over these years. We ask that, those who can, take a second to donate to the fund to help out his wife Gali, and two girls, Lila and Gaby.

Jason Islas
Jason Islas
Jason Islas is the editor of Santa Monica Next and the director of the Vote Local Campaign. Before joining Next in May 2014, Jason had covered land use, transit, politics and breaking news for The Lookout, the city’s oldest news website, since February 2011.


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