For people who attended Crawford High School or would have attended if they hadn't
moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Check out the Crawford High web site.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 20, 2015

Spring begins at 3:45 Pacific Daylight Saving Time.  Joe Dyke corrected me last week, as Mr. Billings once corrected him.  Daylight SAVING Time, not Daylight SAVINGS Time.

About three hours into Spring, the Aztec Men's Basketball Team will meet St. John's in the NCAA tournament Round of 64.  It will be broadcast on CBS at 6:40 PM Eastern Time.

The baseball season is upon us and Coach Cedric Neeley could use some gloves, mitts, bases, masks, certified bats, helmets and uniform items.   If you have any of the above items in the garage, perhaps you can drop them off at school.  A certified bat, I am told, is an aluminum bat that is certified.  In addition the Crawford Foundation has set up a GoFundMe account.  I'm hoping it will be as successful as what we did for soccer.  Get out your credit card and click HERE to contribute.

Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page now has an album devoted to University Lanes and a Google street view link so you can see what's there now.  Those of you have been reluctant to join Facebook might want to think about it.  Click HERE to check out the album.  It's a slide show, so click on the first photo to get started.

I've decided to start cataloging the thousands of slides I've taken around San Diego over the last 35 years.  I'll scan the good ones and share them with you.  Here's one of two photos I took on February 20, 1980 showing the flooding in Mission Valley.  I'm now more interested in the fact that I captured a photo of the old Mission Valley Circle Theater and, nearby, Caesar's Restaurant.  Click HERE to see photos enlarged.

Ron and Heather Meyer Jagodinski have forwarded Jon Proctor's web site featuring airplane photos he's taken at Lindbergh Field over the years.  Click HERE to check it out.

Lew Fay has made a cut from the Nomads album available to the public.  Click HERE to listen to it on YouTube.  It's accompanied by a nice slide show, with a photo of what I think might be the Pacific Highway Oscar's Drive-in.

Kris Pruski Wood tells me the Class of ’70 is having a 45th Anniversary Reunion in the Baja Room at Marina Village on Saturday, July 25th from 6-11 PM.   Call Kris at 619-246-3777 or email her at

Karen Lozier, a popular PE teacher died March 6th in Lakeside.  My tennis partner Teresa O’Malley and I kept in touch with her after high school and, Teresa more than I, knew her family.  I believe she died from a lung related disease and had been fighting it for some time.  There is no service planned and her brother from Phoenix is handling her estate -- Linda Dederman ’69

Al Marko ’63 passed away peacefully from malignant melanoma on March 2, 2015.  He was born in St. Paul, MN and moved to San Diego in 1957.  He served in the Coast Guard from 1965 to 1971.  He was a proud member of Sheet Metal Union 206 for 46 years and retired in 2002. He leaves behind, among others, his brother Tom ’70.  His sister Susan Marko McArdle ’75 preceded him in death.  Click HERE to read more and view the Guest Book.