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.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

They brought in mariachis last Thursday at KUSI for the retirement of Carlos Amezcua '71.  Guess it wasn't a retirement, since he's resurfaced at KTLA in Los Angeles with his old partner Lisa Remillard.  Click HERE if you still want to watch the mariachis.

Remember the College Restaurant, at 6695 El Cajon Blvd.?   This popped up on Facebook this week, taken from The Little Restaurants of San Diego 1974, by Lanny Wagstaff.  It's now the Daily Grind Cafe.

Leatha McGowan Cooksy '70 shares her First Grade to Sixth Grade class photos from Oak Park.  Click HERE to check them out.

Friday, May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

It's that weekend when we spend a little more time than usual remembering those Colts who gave all for our country.  Click HERE to peruse the list.

I think of Ron Davidson in particular on Memorial Day.  He was a friend of mine at College Village Apartments and a coach for some of you at Horace Mann.  He was killed in Vietnam on August 5, 1968.  Click HERE to see the page I devoted to him.  Many, if not most, of you have seen it already, but I always get a kick out of the story posted by Tom Smith.

Ernie Cowan hit close to home this week with his story on San Diego's parrots.  They do frequent my neighborhood in Pacific Beach.  Click HERE to learn a lot.

Yale Strom '76 and the 26th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival got the front page of last Sunday's Entertainment Section.  Click HERE to read all about it.  

Naming of the Senior Class Officers for the Class of 1970 was one of the articles in the May 29, 1969 Cub Edition of the Pacer.  Click HERE to read all four pages.

Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

Coach Bill Sandback passed away last Friday.  Bill Center '63 has written a nice tribute that appeared in the Union-Tribune.  Click HERE to read it.

I posted this 1950 Howard Rozelle aerial of Crown Point on my web site and was reminded of an earlier posting that brought up a discussion of Dennstedt Village.  Click HERE to check it out.

Friday, May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

I've taken a stroll down Memory Lane in order to come up with stuff for this week's Fry Day blog.  I'm revisiting my web page that has two Crawford Identification Cards submitted by Ken Burton '72.  Click HERE to check them out in more detail.

Let's take another look at Ken's grandson and daughter, flanking Coach Draz.  Can you see the family resemblance between Ken's ID card photo and his grandson?

Ken also submitted some Evening Tribune Prep Athlete of the Week clippings featuring Colt swimmers Aric Partovich and Larry Farrar.  Click HERE to look at all three.

That's enough of the '70s.  Let's go back 55 years to the week of May 10, 1964 and see what records The Big KCBQ Survey was touting.  Click HERE to peruse the menu.

Gail Schindler Fogelman '67 sends word that George's headstone is now in place at El Camino Mortuary.  I also discovered a nice tribute to George in San Diego Jewish World.  Click HERE to read it.

Friday, May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

It's been awhile since I came across a cartoon that tickled my funny bone. 

While looking at a WWII draft registration on, I saw that the young man had been hospitalized at the Vauclain Home.  Some online research led me to TB Sanatariums in San Diego, including Vauclain in Mission Hills, very near the Old County Hospital.   More interesting was a reference to one of the first TB sanatariums, Rest Haven, which eventually became Villa View Hospital, very near Crawford.  Here is just one short paragraph from the Reader 1993 article:  In addition to the boarding houses, two major institutions were accepting tubercular patients in 1920. The oldest was Rest Haven, established in 1913 by the San Diego Society for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. Originally an open -air camp, it evolved by the late 1930s into an elaborate complex including a hospital building (still in use today as Villa View Community Hospital). During World War I, Rest Haven restricted its care to servicemen with TB, but by 1920 it had modified its mission to care for children aged 3 to 12 who were in an anemic condition or who had had contact with TB -- Sharon Sceper Cramer ’68  

(That's Villa View in the middle of the Crawford aerial above.  Click HERE to see three early aerial photographs of Crawford)

Click HERE to read all six pages of the Golden Anniversary Pacer from May 1, 1969