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Community to Remember Jay Ogawa

An informal gathering is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25 at the Malibu West Beach Club for Jay Ogawa, who was killed earlier this week in a crash near Bakersfield.

Friends and family will take time Friday to remember the life of Jay Ogawa, who was killed earlier this week in a crash near Bakersfield.

The informal gathering is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Malibu West Beach Club, 30756 Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Facebook Page "In honor of Jay Ogawa: Rest in Peace."

"Please keep in mind that this is not a formal service for JJ, but rather an opportunity for all of us to gather and celebrate the man that we all love so dearly," an organizer posted on the page.

Elaine Tran wrote on the Facebook page: "He was the life of the party and gave 'life' to others. Our friends and community are at a deep loss."

Nathan Pikover reminisced over weekends in high school spent jamming in the garage.

"Jay, thank you for being my friend, may you rest in peace," Pikover wrote.

Elle Marie Sandbloom wrote: "This page is such a testament to the kind of person Jay was. Larger than life. These stories are beautiful examples of how happy he made the people around him and all of the positive energy he exuded. Jay brought so many people together in his famous house, and I will never forget finding such comfort in that white house unlike anywhere else in Malibu."

Attendees with last names from A-F are asked to bring an appetizer or small dish, with G-K, a main course dish and L-Z, a desert or drink, all on disposable trays.

A scrapbook will be created for the Ogawa family at the event. For those who cannot attend, they can send photos or thoughts to leif.e.sunderland@gmail.com.

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