Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sometime today you might want to stop by the Colts Who Died In Vietnam Page for a minute. Make sure you watch the Colts at Fort Rosecrans Video produced by the Multimedia Visual Arts School at Crawford. Say a silent thank you to all of the men and women who we honor on Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Have a question about a San Diego County drive-in theater? Jay Allen Sanford probably answered it in his Field of Screens article in the July 6, 2006 Reader. Brew up a cup of coffee and turn off your phone 'cause you're gonna be busy for a while. Click HERE to go way back in time.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Las Cajones is the new CD from Lee Cook '66 and the Joe Grease Band, with a tribute to the old Bostonia Ballroom in El Cajon. Lee says the place was owned by Smokey Rogers and Cactus Jim Soldi. Jim Jr., who played with Johnny Cash and Ricky Skaggs, plays lead guitar on this album. Click HERE to read the "back" of the album, download tracks or to purchase the album. Lee says a "substantial percentage" of the monies will go to help returning veterans.
My buddy Willie Skinner brought over a January 1942 National Geographic and asked if I could copy two photos out of it for the La Jolla Historical Society. While paging through the magazine I spotted a photo of a neighborhood that looked familiar, probably because I could spot the Chollas Towers in the background. Laura Marchese Stephenson '69 knew immediately where it was, as did Barbara Gurling McAlexander '64. Bob Richardson '61 was then able to add a current shot of roughly the same area. Click HERE to see what I've cobbled together.
Monday, May 23, 2011
I knew Sandy Shapery '61 built the iconic Shapery Towers and I knew he once owned the Victorian Hinkle House in Pacific Beach, but I sure didn't know he'd been preserving old homes for 40 years. Click HERE to read the nice article in last Sunday's Union-Tribune.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wow!! Who knew?? You can watch an episode of Huell Howser's California Gold AND get to check out Linda Zweig '75. Actually it's Episode #103 of California's Golden Fairs and, I believe, was shot on opening day of last year's Del Mar Fair. Linda is spokesperson for the Del Mar Fairgrounds and does a great job. Click HERE to watch (and get ready to figure out how to turn down the volume)
Turns out the late, great -- totally crazy -- Maynard Heatherly was the first husband of Marion Caster Baker, the San Diego State majorette who was depicted in neon on the front of the Campus Drive-in. Click HERE to read all about Maynard and the bar that bore his name.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Anne Marie Parent Richardson '64 passed away May 1, 2011. A celebration honoring her life will be held at 4 PM, Saturday, May 21st, at Cottonwood Golf Club. Click HERE to go to the Class of 1964 Obituary Page to read what her cousin Marc Parent had to say. Click HERE to sign the on-line Guest Book.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Jim Pieri was elected ASB President, Dave Steimke's Austin-Healey was Car of the Month, Sandra Ann Rogers and Ernest Justin Dronenburg, Jr were the Senior Sketches, and Gymnast Dave Sleet was voted May Athlete of the Month. Click HERE to read all about it!!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Bill Grigg '70 resides in Surprise, Arizona where he enjoys drawing and painting animals, portraits, landscapes and Southwestern scenes. One of his works has been chosen for display at the West Valley Arts Gallery, in Glendale, Arizona, from May 6th to June 17th.
They were GREAT for storing stuff. That's where I found Fry Family negatives from the 1940s, a lot of which were still in the envelopes belonging to the original photo processors. I've shared some of them with you on the Memories Page, including a couple of inserts that were included with the negatives. Click HERE to take a look.
An obituary appeared in the April 28th issue of the Beach & Bay Press for Joe Randazzo '60 who died of a heart attack at his home in Pacific Beach on Sunday, March 27th. In the meantime you can take another look at the page I posted to the web site last August featuring photos of Joe's Chevron Station and a link to a nice story about Joe in the Beach & Bay Press.