I'm thinking Scott Weaver is a lucky man. The details are a little fuzzy, but apparently he was shooting at people with a pellet gun around 10:30 Monday night near the Halsey Street Bridge at Liberty Station (the old Navy Training Center). The folks being shot at called the police, and Weaver was arrested. Turned out Weaver was targeting Navy Seals on a night-time training mission. I think the Seals missed out on a teachable moment.
Alan Johnson died last week. I never heard of him, but the headline on his obituary caught my eye -- Mel Brooks 'Young Frankenstein' choreographer was 81. I scratched my head, then remembered Peter Boyle's classic Puttin' On The Ritz dance number as Frankenstein. Johnson also did the Springtime for Hitler and Germany number in The Producers and Madeline Kahn's I'm Tired scene in Blazing Saddles and Dom Deluise's Push Tush number in the same movie.
Facebook reminded me that it had been a year since I posted the Howard Rozelle photo of Esquire Motors on Euclid and El Cajon. I love the shot and agreed with them that it was time to show it again. Click HERE to see it enlarged on my web site. The Google Streetview shot below shows what it looks like today.
I wonder if any Colts were old enough to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in Irvine in 1953. Some of the folks who WERE there got together last week after 65 years. Click HERE to read a nice article in the Los Angeles Times.
Turns out, also in 1953, the first Over-the-Line game was played, I believe, in South Mission Beach. Click HERE to read about Tom Whelan setting a record in 2004 and HERE for an additional record in 2006. Click HERE to read Karla Peterson's article in the Union-Tribune about the Miss Emerson Contest.
A bunch of Colts, mostly from the Class of '65, gathered for golf this week at River Walk in Mission Valley. Bill Gore is the only person I recognize. Click HERE for a much larger shot on my web site.