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Former Alhambra City Manager Kevin Murphy dies

Kevin Murphy, who served as Alhambra’s city manager between 1983-1992, passed away from cancer on July 21 at the age of 57.  According to the Los Angeles Times, Murphy was one of the youngest city managers in California when he took the position as Alhambra’s city manager in 1983, at 29.

Murphy improved streetlight and sidewalks in Alhambra, bringing in a $5 million clubhouse to the city’s golf course, and was credited for his work on the Alhambra Place redevelopment project, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

Murphy left Alhambra to serve as Newport Beach City Manager from 1992 to 1998. He spent the last 13 years at Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS), according to the Los Angeles Times.

Murphy is survived by his wife Tina and his daughters Amy and Jenna.

A service will be held Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church on 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by check to The UCLA Foundation, Attn: Gabriel Cagwin, 10920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90095. In the memo line, indicate Kevin Murphy: Spieker Aquatic Center.  

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