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Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

Finally a little good news out of Crawford High.  The Union-Tribune published a nice article on Wednesday about Crawford's Soccer Program, and the two foreign-born players who have earned college scholarships because of it.  Click HERE for an enjoyable read.

Live Jazz will not be performing at the Amigo Spot Saturday night, so you might want to head over to La Mesa Wine Works and listen to The Jamacha Project, a quartet that is three-quarters Colt -- Chris Anderson '72, Barry Cogdill '73 and Mark Phillips '72.  Downbeat is at 6:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the ArtReach Fundraiser at the Music Box at 2:30 PM on February 26th.  It features Sue Palmer, San Diego's Queen of Boogie Woogie, and The Shenanigans.  The Shenanigans are local folks, some of whom attended Crawford -- John Gunderson, Dave Good, Joe Dyke.   Jim Gunderson has graciously underwritten this event so that we can have an amazing afternoon of music while also benefitting the organization I co-founded and now head.  It is called ArtReach and our mission is to increase access to visual arts education for elementary school students, especially in schools that serve low income families.  Our free/very low cost programs connects students to practicing artists and sequential art lessons at schools that would otherwise have no access to structured art making.  I co-founded this organization with my sister Sandi Berman Cottrell. She too is a Crawford grad.  So, it's kind of a Crawford family affair -- Susan Berman Silbert '73

Tony Flores '72 shares a photo of himself and John Velguth '71 at La Jolla Shores in 1971.  Click HERE for an enlargement and -- if you're sitting down -- a recent photo of the dynamic duo (and Ray Sandoval '69).

My heart goes out to Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller who lost his recent salary arbitration case.  A trio of arbitrators decided that he will only be paid $4.7 million in 2017.