The Farsider

January 22, 2015

 

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <leroypyle@sjpba.net>

 

The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its web site solely for the convenience
of the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.

 

 

RETIRED SERGEANT JOHN A. MATTERN

We learned within the past 24 hours that Retired Sergeant John Mattern passed away last Nov. The same source stated that John retired on July 16, 1966 and passed away on Nov. 8, 2014. An Internet search turned up the graphic below from the Mercury News’ archives, but there was no service noted nor was there an obituary.

No photo is available nor do we have any additional information. John has been added to the SJPD Memorial List that we publish each May during Police Memorial Week.

 

POA UPDATES



Jan. 16th

Click on the links below to watch and read…

KPIX Channel 5: Retired Chief Rob Davis Warns About Cuts. Click HERE




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Daily Fetch article: Mayor Chuccardo’s Finger Must be Tired. Click HERE

 

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A third item was a link to a Mercury News item regarding the redeployment of personnel from various units to bolster the patrol division. That article appears in the Trials and Tribulations column below.

 

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Ed. — This topic is also covered under the Retirees’ Association’s Billy & Spanner column under the Mail Call column below.

Jan. 15th

We were recently informed that Blue Shield and Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation are in a contract dispute. Their contract expired on December 31st 2014. Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation are threatening to significantly reduce the number of providers who will be accessible under City-sponsored health plans. We realize that this is a huge issue for our members as it may potentially reduce the options of medical services if the dispute is not settled.

If you are in Blue Shield HMO your coverage with Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation is set to expire on April 1st 2015, if you have Blue Shield PPO it is set to expire June 30th 2015. So there is still time for this issue to be resolved.

You should be aware that the City was not advised of this situation prior to or during open enrollment. This affects all Blue Shield Participants and not just City Employees.

The two parties are still in negotiations over this matter and it is far from a done deal. If this dispute is not resolved it could limit a large number of healthcare options and we are gravely concerned. The POA has spoken with the Director of City HR and the benefits manager and this is a new and developing situation. HR has contacted Blue Shield and asked for clarification as to how this will affect participants at local hospitals, as well as how many physicians may be pulled from the Blue Shield network. We have involved our attorneys in this matter, who has already contacted the City and will be getting more information and discuss options immediately.  

The POA has spoken with a Medical Insurance Consultant who has indicated that this is a common occurrence and more often than not these issues are resolved.

We will continue to work diligently and update you as soon as practical.


 

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE CITY AND SJPD 

So sad...

San Jose Police to Redeploy Dozens of Niche Officers to Fill Gaps in Struggling Patrol Force


By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — Jan. 15, 2015

SAN JOSE — In its latest cutback to keep cops available to respond to the most urgent emergency calls, the San Jose Police Department on Wednesday announced plans to redeploy dozens of officers from investigative and specialized units to bolster its undermanned patrol force, and proposed mandatory overtime to fill in the gaps.

Police brass issued a memo stating effective March 14, the next scheduled shift change in the department, officers and supervisors will be reassigned to patrol from specialized units, including gang suppression, traffic enforcement, field training and recruitment. Investigative units that cover homicide, tech crimes, gangs, robbery and missing persons will also lose officers.

"With resignations coupled with retirements, we didn't have a choice other than to make these painful cuts," Assistant Chief Eddie Garcia said. "But our number one priority is to answer 911 calls for service. Without a doubt, it means there are other things we're not going to be able to do as well."

The news comes a week after the department announced that the 23 officers and four sergeants in its vaunted Metro special-enforcement unit, which tackled everything from drugs, prostitution, high-risk warrants and gang crimes, were being temporarily reassigned starting Feb. 1 to only work street patrols. Even when Metro is re-formed in March, it will shrink by six officers and one sergeant.

The department is also pushing mandatory overtime for patrol officers, which was instituted on an as-needed basis last summer but would be more enshrined under a proposal included in the memo. Such a move, however, is subject to negotiations and approval with the San Jose Police Officers' Association.

The developments are a continuation of the department's struggles to field a patrol force of 492 officers, despite being about 50 people short, with the rest made up with overtime. Even with the additional 24 officers who will be redeployed, that will only bring patrol to minimal staffing levels, meaning the overtime equivalent of about four dozen officers will still be needed to round out daily shifts.

SJPD currently has 997 sworn officers, which is more than 100 less than its authorized strength and marks the first time since the mid-1980s the entire force has dipped below 1,000. Department projections in November predicted that would happen midyear, but a surge of retirements and resignations so far this year accelerated the pace.

And only 883 officers can actually hit the street after accounting for disability, modified duty, military leave, and those still in training. A confluence of baby boomer retirements and resignations — spurred in part by political acrimony over pension and disability benefits — have left the department nearly 30 percent smaller than it was in 2008, when a crashing economy prompted a wave of austerity measures.

Officer James Gonzales, vice president of the SJPOA, said the reductions in specialized policing are an ongoing reminder of the effects of pension-reform measures in driving officers both out of and away from SJPD.

"This latest cannibalization of specialty units to try and answer 911 calls on time confirms the department is being held together with duct tape and bungee cords," Gonzales said. "The city better get serious about fixing its failed Measure B because we're running out of duct tape."

Mayor Sam Liccardo, who championed Measure B as a necessary move to balance the city budget, acknowledged the police struggles and directed focus on ongoing negotiations with the police union.

"We face severe shortages in police staffing, and make no mistake, we will compensate our police officers well and fairly for their critically important work," he said. "We've got several proposals on the table to improve retention and attraction of officers, and we are eager to sit down and negotiate."

Some help is on the way in the form of police academies, but those numbers have been modest, with recent classes of 23 and 22 cadets, and a crop of 25 spots in the next. The department's bleak staffing projections are predicated on classes at least twice that size.

Garcia said the chipping away of manpower has left the department at a tipping point, and urged swift negotiations toward an agreement to stem the tide of departing cops.

"We know what's affecting this department is not a secret to either side," he said. "It's critical that both sides get together and hammer something out."
 

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You old-timers are forgiven if you have never heard of Officer Tom Pham. After all, the soon-to-be-retired 25-year veteran first pinned on his badge in 1990.

Cop Leaves ‘Sense of Comfort’

By Robert Salonga and Katie Nelson — Staff Writers
Mercury News — Jan. 19, 2015

SAN JOSE — When Officer Tom Pham retires from the San Jose Police Department at month’s end after 25 years, the impact will be felt well beyond headquarters.

A tight-knit neighborhood east of downtown is losing a confidant who, along with two other end-of-career officers, marshaled his experience and people savvy to curb gang and quality-of-life problems. In turn, residents folded them into the community, making them fixtures at block parties and holiday celebrations.

Dario Lerma said Pham and his team, Officer Henry Duran and already-retired Officer Oscar Ramirez, became regarded not only as men in uniform but also as people making a world of difference.

San Jose police Officer Tommy Pham reacts
to his retirement cake with Ramona Lerma.

“What officer takes time to play foosball with little kids who hardly speak any English?” said Dario Lerma, a spokesman for the neighborhood that runs along McLaughlin Avenue and Appian Lane. “He’s a good guy, a really good guy.”

The three all boasted at least a quarter-century with the force, logging stints in multiple types of police work, including investigative units and special-operations. Ramirez retired in August, and Duran may retire in September.

‘No call too small’

Pham and his partners honed community policing, a strategy pioneered by SJPD in the 1980s that puts emphasis on building relationships with residents so they’re more vigilant about spotting crime and trust officers enough to promptly report it. The officers bolstered their daytime patrols by responding to complaints about neighborhood issues like graffiti-tagged vans and suspicious activity in abandoned houses. The approach earned them the tag of “no call too small” in their division. They also worked overtime to attend evening community meetings, giving residents a direct line to the police department. That personal attention won the hearts of residents, which was evidenced by the hero’s send-off Pham received Wednesday night at McKinley Elementary School. When he stepped into the meeting room, Pham was swarmed by neighborhood residents, adults and children alike.

 

Officer Tommy Pham shakes hands with well-wishers last
week during his retirement party at McKinley Elementary
School in San Jose. Pham is stepping away after 25 years.

Pham is distinguished around the halls of SJPD for his unyielding smile, good humor and a buoyant attitude that belies a job lately characterized by more dark than bright days. Like his colleagues in their 50s and also nearing retirement, he is a bit grayer, rounder at the edges and wears eyeglasses now, but he hits the weight room and tackles each day with the same vigor as he did early in his career. “Tom is the kind of guy who makes you feel like things are going to be all right, even though you know the conditions are extremely difficult,” said Capt. Anthony Ciaburro, who oversees the police department’s Central Division that covers downtown and surrounding areas. “His optimism has provided a sense of comfort.”

At the resident-organized celebration Wednesday, Pham pinched children’s cheeks and shook virtually every hand in the room. When each conversation neared an end, he asked for “one more minute” with each person before talking to the next.

In his job, Pham said, “It’s often dealing with the worst of the worst every day, and when you see the good people, it’s very warming. They truly care about the police, and we all want to just make it better.”

That kind of policing has waned in recent years as the force has shrunk, slicing the amount of time officers can commit to personal attention. It’s emblematic of the impact a wave of retirements and resignations have had on a force that for the first time since 1985 has dipped below 1,000 sworn officers.

But the one-on-one community approach is more important than ever amid a national tenor of strained relations between communities and police, Ciaburro said.

“You look at Ferguson and across the country, people want to get to know their cops,” he said.

It helped that Ramirez and Duran speak Spanish and Pham speaks Vietnamese, easing navigation around language barriers that can impede police cooperation.

A hit with children

In less than two years as a team, the neighborhood kids learned to seek them out as foosball players, and residents were having them over for the holidays. “They learned to see that we were just like them,” Pham said. “They go to the bathroom, they eat just like us. In order to have a successful police department, there has to be cooperation with citizens.” The trio focused on the area encompassing Roosevelt Park to where 24th Street turns into McLaughlin Avenue, a corridor known as one of the city’s toughest gang neighborhoods, with the park serving as a stronghold. That’s where 14-year-old Heriberto Reyes was beaten to death in 2012, reportedly at the hands of a gang mob seeking his gang affiliation and ignoring his pleas that he had none.

Erika Borja, who attended Pham’s retirement celebration, said a specific memory of Pham changed her view of police. At a Christmas potluck last year, Pham noticed Borja’s young daughter Allison trying to lift a chair to help seat guests. Pham walked over to Borja’s daughter and insisted he carry the chair, Borja said.

“It’s the little things,” Borja said. “He is special, kind, and he let me feel like I could confide in police. He was here to help.”

Ciaburro said that kind of geniality boosted resident confidence in making complaints, hitting a critical mass that led to the December arrest of Victor Villar, a well-known suspected gang operator based at the park who drew particular ire for not only his links to gang activity, but also actively thwarting anti-gang intervention for local youth. He is now banned from Roosevelt.

“For all that affability, they still could make cases,” Ciaburro said, “and they put some serious people in jail.”

And as it happens, the division had no reported gang crimes in December.

“If a rookie walked up to me today,” Ciaburro said, “I’d point at Tommy and Henry and say if you could be like them in 25 years, you’ll know you reached the zenith.”

Click HERE for more photos. 

 

MAIL CALL



Jan. 15th

Bill:
 
I sure do appreciate all of your hard work on the Farsider, one little blurb threw me for a loop today. The article about the Federal Jobs Program stuck in my craw. As I read through the Farsider I kept reflecting back to that article. It seemed so far fetched that it couldn’t possibly be true, or could it? After all of these years I have figured out that the Feds really could do something like that. After going through the entire Farsider, I Googled the “Borowitz Report” and duh! I am guessing that I am not the only one who was questioning how this could happen, but I am going on record to say that I may be the only one who actually fell for it!
 
I feel kind of like the lady who sent out warning below…
 
“Please send this warning to everyone on your e-mail list: I hate those hoax email warnings, but this one is important. If a man comes to your front door and says he is conducting a survey and asks you to show him your boobs, do not show him your boobs. This is a scam! He only wants to see your boobs. I wish I'd gotten this email yesterday. Darn, I feel so stupid.” (Name withheld)
 
I’m not going to hide behind a nom de plume like “Talking Points.” You can use my real name as I am not a coward.

I am now going to go back and read the Farsider again.

Gary Johnson <gj1901@comcast.net>

Not recognizing the item Gary was talking about (“Borowitz Report”) and fearful that I may have committed the Internet sin of not verifying or vetting something I had included in the prior week’s Farsider, I emailed Gary and asked him to clarify. He wrote back to say he was referring to the item below and added, “Oh, you fell for it too?”

Breaking News

Unskilled Workers Report for New Jobs



Jan. 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Sixty-four unskilled workers will report to new jobs in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as part of a federal jobs program that provides employment for people unable to find productive work elsewhere.

The new hires, who have no talents or abilities that would make them employable in most workplaces, will be earning a first-year salary of $174,000.

For that sum, the new employees will be expected to work a hundred and thirty-seven days a year, leaving them with two hundred and twenty-eight days of vacation.

Some critics have blasted the federal jobs program as too expensive, noting that the workers were chosen last November in a bloated and wasteful selection process that cost the nation nearly four billion dollars.

But Davis Logsdon, a University of Minnesota economics professor who specializes in labor issues, said that the program is necessary to provide work “for people who honestly cannot find employment anywhere else.”

“Expensive as this program is, it is much better to have these people in jobs than out on the street,” he said.

 

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We were advised of a death notification from Joan Lockwood, Secretary of the San Jose Retired Employees Assn. She informed us that Robin Adair (Donald), the daughter of the late (retired) I.D. Tech Peggy Donald and her late husband, (retired) Asst. Chief Ross Donald, had passed away. Along with the obituary, we also received this message from Carm Grande:

Jan. 17th

Bill:

Realizing you are normally on top of everything and may have already researched it, there is an obituary in this morning’s paper on Peggy Donald's daughter, Robin, who recently passed away. She was truly a fighter as she was 65/66 years old. Her brother, Michael, lives here at the Villages as does her ex-husband, Scott Phelps, who was on the SJPD about 10 years ago in the late ’60s or early ‘70s, then left to join the Secret Service about the same time that Ken Banner left. I don’t know how long Phelps was with the Service, but he eventually became a teacher at the junior college in Santa Cruz. I invited Scott to our Saturday coffees when he first moved here years ago, but he never showed up and I haven't seen him since.

Carm
(Grande) <marcdanger@sbcglobal.net>

Ed. — Robin was also the niece of the late (retired) Sgt. Bob Silfvast, who was Peggy’s brother. Following is the obit on Robin that appeared in last Saturday's Mercury News…

Robin Adair (Donald) Dicklich



April 5, 1949 - Jan. 6, 2015
Resident of San Jose, CA

Robin Adair (Donald) Dicklich was born on April 5, 1949 in San Jose Hospital. She died on January 6, 2015 in Vista Manor Nursing Center, both located in San Jose, CA.

As a young woman, Robin was brilliant, beautiful, and athletic. She was blessed with a great wit, and what would turn out to be an indomitable spirit! While on a ski trip in her late 20’s, Robin temporarily lost the sight in her left eye. She was scared but doctors had no answers. Ever the adventurer, at age 32, Robin took a dory boat trip down the Colorado River. She became severely dehydrated in the 115 degree temperature and had to be helicoptered out. Again, doctors had no answers for what was an acute sensitivity to extremes of heat and cold, a major Multiple Sclerosis symptomatology. Finally, later that same year, with the advent of M.R.I. technology, a neurologist was able to diagnose Robin with Chronic Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which she would battle for the remainder of her life. Robin fought her disease with unbelievable courage and always with a great attitude and sense of humor.

From M.S. challenges too numerous to list - the progression of the disease took her mobility: From quad cane, to walker, to wheelchair and finally, to bed, where she remained for the last twelve years of her life. Robin was always more concerned about you, and how you were doing than her own condition. The way she lived her life was an inspiration to all who knew her!

The family would like to thank all of her many caregivers over time. Most especially the staff of Vista Manor Nursing and her special friend Baby Lyn Lugartos. Robin was blessed with a family who cared for her daily and loved her deeply!

She is survived by her brother Michael Donald (Maureen Ryan), cousins Lisa Kopyn (Larry), Jeffrey Harpell, Kevin Silfvast (Sarah) and Linda Silfvast.

Donations may be made in memory of Robin to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124. A small service will be held for the immediate family only.

 

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Jan. 19th

Free and flawed:

I'm sitting here pondering the different responses a person (or organization) might take if they are being offended by something the media. I'll start with 'free speech' and see where it leads.

First of all the idea of a a fee society or free speech is essentially misleading. You cannot have a completely free society unless the vast majority of citizens have integrity. If you don't have that, then you need courts, and rules, and laws etc. to govern the restrictions. Can anybody name 12 people they personally know who come close to having perfect integrity? I doubt it. We're all flawed in some way or another, some much more than others. The best you can honestly say about the Western concept of free speech is that it's somewhat free and it's a lot flawed, or it's a lot free and a lot flawed – either way. The truth is there, but it's always hidden. There are always exaggerations and distortions.

Buzz words, catchy phrases, corrupt concepts, pretend truths, falsehoods, masks, half-truths, misleading images, gratuitous words and images, offending satirical images disguised as art or political commentary or comedy, plus a thousand more, are all part of our flawed/free world. The advertiser never tells us the whole truth. In a certain respect it has to be that way just to keep the illusion moving. It is like we live in one gigantic world wide oil slick of words, and images, and imperfect concepts gurgling along at it's own pace. The truth is almost always buried or slicked over.

Our Constitution does not require truth either, or even a good faith effort. Neither does it require civility, care in expression, compassion, awareness, accuracy or even responsibility. If it did, just think what a different media we would have.

How does one respond in the media to those are fighting words? Those words and images offend? Let’s make a list of the various responses in descending order.

Fight those words using your own words – debate - that's the democratic way.
Fight those words using social media. This is the new democratic way.
Fight those words using a fist to the jaw - the street thug way.
Fight those words through a third party, an agent, an attorney, a law suit. See the judge.
Fight those words by having rallies and marches and sit-ins. Welcome Al and Jessie.
Fight those words by getting an Ordinance or a Law passed. Takes too long for most people.
Fight those words with back handed gossip, and/or slander. Common sleaze.
Fight those words with sabotage and blackmail. Done everyday.
Fight those words with threats or extortion – everyday political/corporate tactic.
Fight those words with hostage taking and ransom demands - not acceptable to most.
Fight those words with fire bombs and car bombs - unacceptable, but more common.
Fight those words with a suicide bomber - common, but unacceptable.
Fight those words with videos of mayhem and murder. Deplorable to all but a few.
Fight those words with mass killings - totally unacceptable.
Fight those words by declaring all out war. Done throughout history.

Today in the West we are being forced to consider the CONSEQUENCES OF HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES IN WORDS AND IMAGES. That's the debate – consequences . It's not about our rights to flawed free speech. It's about the aftermath of throwing out a careless word dagger. Words are not just dead objects. Words are alive. They have energy. They carry with them all types of connotations, and subtle meanings. Words are mightier than the sword. Sure we are all still free, everybody is – it's a universal right – flaws and all, without a doubt. But what if people get imprisoned, or tortured, or murdered, because of our careless use of words? What then? Are we just simply to be held blameless? Do we casually shake it off and whisper - 'Oh well, too bad for them'? When does wisdom enter? What is our part? Is anybody responsible? For the consequences? For anything? These are the heavier questions.
Take good care.

Dave
(Scannell) <silent.eagle46@yahoo.com>

 

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Jan. 20th

Bill,

This may not be significant enough to include in the Farsider, but I thought the author did an excellent job describing some unique elements of being a cop. It's worth reading even if it’s not worth publishing. As soon as I read it I figured the author was either an excellent researcher or a cop. It turns out he's the latter.

Les (Nunes) <chevyles@yahoo.com>

Clicking HERE will display the article Les sent in.

 

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Jan. 20th

Hi Bill,

Someone told me about a website that others may be aware of. I wasn’t. You enter a Zip Code and it gives you the address, name and phone number of everyone the site has information on within that Zip Code. I looked up a few retirees and found their names, addresses and phone numbers listed.  

<http://www.locatefamily.com/Street-Lists>

Also, at the top of this site is an alphabet A –Z. If you click on the letter that corresponds to someone’s last name, it looks for information on that specific person. Unless you are living under an assumed name and have been very careful about releasing your information, you will probably be in on-line cyberspace and available to anyone interested enough to look. Kinda scary if you think about all the new threats to those in Law Enforcement today! Be aware and vigilant.

Never overlook an opportunity to tell your family you love them. And may God continue to bless America.

Steve
(Postier) <thehookster@att.net>

There are several sites similar to this one, most of which will compile info on you (or someone else) in several areas while you constantly click on a “Continue” button. After this goes on for a while the site typically says it has prepared a report showing what is available on the Internet. It then wants $$$ for the report. These sites basically charge you a fee for finding info about you or another person that you can find yourself if you have basic computer skills and have the time to search.

 

NEWS FROM THE RETIREES ASSOCIATION



Jan. 20th

Dear Members,

The POA was recently informed that Blue Shield and Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation are in a contract dispute. We're passing this information on to you. The contract expired on December 31st 2014. Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation are threatening to significantly reduce the number of providers who will be accessible under City-sponsored health plans. We realize that this is a huge issue for our members as it may potentially reduce the options of medical services if the dispute is not settled.

If you are in Blue Shield HMO your coverage with Sutter/Palo Alto Medical Foundation is set to expire on April 1st 2015, if you have Blue Shield PPO it is set to expire June 30th 2015.  So there is still time for this issue to be resolved.

You should be aware that the City was not advised of this situation prior to or during open enrollment. This affects all Blue Shield Participants and not just City Employees.

The two parties are still in negotiations over this matter and it is far from a done deal. If this dispute is not resolved it could limit a large number of healthcare options and we are gravely concerned. The POA has spoken with the Director of City HR and the benefits manager and this is a new and developing situation. HR has contacted Blue Shield and asked for clarification as to how this will affect participants at local hospitals, as well as how many physicians may be pulled from the Blue Shield network. The POA has contacted its attorneys on this matter, who has already contacted the City and will be getting more information and discuss options immediately.

The POA has always spoken with a Medical Insurance Consultant who has indicated that this is a common occurrence and more often than not these issues are resolved.

We will work with the POA and Local 230 on this issue and update you as soon as practical.

Mike Alford <president@retiredsjpoff.org>

 



Jan. 20th

Dear Members,

The Association is constantly looking for the most effective ways to keep you informed on issues relevant to you. As we start the New Year, we're seeking your input to help us communicate with you as effectively and quickly as possible.  

To learn more about the best ways to keep in touch with you, we're asking for your help in completing a very brief survey. It should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You can access the survey by clicking this link.

<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5ZVWZW2>

Your responses will help guide our communications efforts over the next year. We greatly appreciate your help and feedback.

Mike Alford <president@retiredsjpoff.org>


 

OUR FORMER BOSS INTERVIEWED ON A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC

There are two embedded videos in this Southern California NBC affiliate report that poses the question, “Why Do Police Leave Cruisers Running?” The first video is a response by former San Jose, Richmond and San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne (the interview took place in his and Sharon’s home). The second video is about the incident that prompted the controversial question and includes a short interview with Shelly Zimmerman, who replaced Bill when he retired from the SDPD.

Click HERE to access the website with the two embedded videos.

 

P.B.A. VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER DANCE INFO

—Note the time change from 5:00 to 11:00 to 6:00 to 11:00—



Saturday, Feb. 14th — 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
POA Hall, 1151 N. Fourth St.
San Jose

  Fabulous Hors d'oeuvres
Entrees comprised of Salmon and/or Prime Rib with all the Fixins'
Hosted Bar with Wine on the Tables
Dancing to music you will recognize following dinner

$25 per person — $50 per couple

Make checks payable to the "SJPBA" and mail to:
SJPBA
P.O. Box 42
San Jose, CA 95103

Questions? E-mail President Dave Wysuph at <dbw1696@aol.com>
or Secretary/Treasurer Lumpy Lundberg at <lumpyl@sbcglobal.net>

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
     
Jan. 14 thru Jan. 20

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will begin fundraising for a potential 2016 presidential campaign by the end of January. No word on what his platform will be, but if I know Christie it'll be really strong, maybe double reinforced steel.

It’s rumored that Chris Christie and Mitt Romney are planning to meet to overcome any lingering awkwardness from the 2012 election. Incidentally, “Lingering Awkwardness” was actually Mitt Romney’s Secret Service code name.

A dog in Seattle is making news after commuters noticed it had been riding the bus to a local park all by itself. Everyone says the dog is amazing, while the dog said, panicking, “I gotta find that blind guy. I’m in a lot of trouble if I don’t find him.”

According to the magazine U.S. News and World Report, the best job in America is being a dentist. Which is interesting because a dentist’s office is the only place where people still read U.S. News and World Report.

Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning. The nominees called it an honor and a privilege while Meryl Streep called it "Thursday morning.”

Actually, there’s a little controversy this year over the fact that the acting nominations are made up entirely of white actors and actresses. Even the people in the J. Crew catalog said, “Yikes!”

Matthew McConaughey took a look at the nominees and said, "All white, all white, all white."

Senator Rand Paul reflected on Mitt Romney's potential 2016 campaign and said, “It's sort of what Einstein said, that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.” When someone told him Einstein didn't actually say that, he said, "In the words of Gandhi, 'My bad.'"

I want to wish everyone a happy Martin Luther King Day. Most people celebrated by taking the day off of work. Except for the Indianapolis Colts, who did that yesterday.

The other big story is tomorrow’s State of the Union address. During President Obama's speech, one cabinet member will be asked to stay behind to run the government in case there is a crisis at the Capitol. At least that's what they're telling Biden.

The RNC released its first presidential debate schedule, which includes at least nine debates in different states across the country. As opposed to the Democratic debates, which will just be Hillary staring at her opponents until they burst into flames.

New York’s JFK Airport has plans to open the world’s first airport terminal for animals next year. Not to be outdone, LaGuardia has announced plans to finally open a terminal for humans.

Tonight President Obama gave the State of the Union address. Obama said he was more relaxed just because he's already done it so many times. Incidentally, Mitt Romney said the same thing about running for president.

The Obamas invited 22 guests to the speech, including a former Cuban prisoner, an astronaut, and a doctor. Either that or he was setting up the weirdest bar joke of all time.

There are reports that over 25 years after his death, the Liberace Foundation is working on a tour that features a hologram of Liberace. Even weirder, Hologram Liberace was one of the 22 people Obama invited to the State of the Union.

During a conference yesterday, Pope Francis spoke about birth control and said that Catholics don't have to breed like, quote, “rabbits.” The Pope knew it was getting out of hand when he had to baptize babies with a hose.

A congressman sent a tweet that compared president Obama to Adolf Hitler. He has now apologized. It's not helping that he apologized to Hitler.

Today in Sri Lanka, Pope Francis visited a Buddhist temple. When asked why, the Pope said, "Just keeping my options open. It's a dicey job market. You never know."

For the first time since 2007, the FDA Has approved a new device to treat obesity. The amazing breakthrough is called a vegetable.

Oscar nominations came out today, and this year's Oscar nominations are being called the whitest in 19 years. Everybody's white that was nominated. Here's how white it is. I was nominated for best supporting actor.

Many are shocked that "The Lego Movie" was not nominated for best animated picture. Shocking because when you think about it the academy has a long tradition of honoring plastic people with frozen faces.

The film "Selma" was snubbed and some people are saying it's because of the film's historical inaccuracy. However, that theory was dismissed by the actress who played Coretta Scott King — Tara Reid.

Just days after Mitt Romney suggested he might run for president, there's been a backlash. The backlash is led by Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, and just to hedge his bets on every issue, Mitt Romney.

New England and Seattle are going to meet in the Super Bowl. I'm from New England and my wife is from Seattle. That means no matter who wins the Super Bowl, I lose.

According to a new poll, nearly six out of 10 Republicans want Mitt Romney to run for president. So do 10 out of 10 Democrats.

For the first time ever, "The View" was beaten in the ratings by another daytime show called "The Talk." However, both shows are losing viewers to something called the "Off button."

In Florida, a teenage boy was arrested for posing as a doctor. After hearing about it, Dr. Phil said, "Wait, it's illegal to pose as a doctor?"

A new study revealed Vermont businesses could benefit financially by legalizing marijuana. And by Vermont businesses I mean specifically Ben & Jerry's.

One of the latest trends is Starbucks weddings. That occurs when the line at Starbucks is so long you actually have time to meet someone, fall in love, and marry while you're there.

A new study says that children are suffering bad health effects from eating too much pizza. The study was explained in a pie chart which children immediately tried to eat.

Comedy Central announced they're going to be roasting Justin Bieber. The Bieber roast will start on March 7 and end sometime in June. There's a lot there.

Mitt Romney is running for president again. That will be attempt No. 3. Well, everybody needs a hobby. He's almost certainly running, and I'm almost certainly retiring, so I don't care.

Be careful if you go to Disneyland. There's an outbreak of measles. They have traced the disease to Donald Duck running around without his pants.

There was a flight from Cleveland to New York City with just two people on board. There hasn't been two people on an airplane since the Wright brothers.

John Boehner is a member of a country club in Ohio. It turns out that the bartender was plotting to poison Boehner. Now wait a minute. Isn't that the movie with Seth Rogen and James Franco?

Welcome to the "Late Show" — 21 years in the making. It's like that movie "Boyhood" without all the positive reviews.

This morning the Academy Award nominations were announced. Meryl Streep once again was nominated. I thought she did a tremendous job as the Olympic wrestler.

"The Lego Movie" was snubbed. I think that's a good idea. I don't think they want to encourage any motion picture based on a choking hazard.

Rosie Perez, one of the hosts of "The View," may be leaving the show. I hope this doesn't screw up the chemistry.

The IRS is warning that there could be long delays getting your tax refund this year because of budget cuts. They're expecting so many delays that they're renaming themselves the DMV.

The good news regarding the IRS budget cuts is that they also won't be auditing as many people. So if you've been thinking of claiming your pets as dependents this might be the year to do it.

President Obama is focused now on cyber security. He's pushing for new laws to protect companies from hackers. And who better to do that than the people who brought us the Obamacare website? Not only couldn't hackers get in, no one could penetrate it.

Nominees for the Academy Awards were announced this morning. They say this is the whitest Oscars since 1998 which explains why the ceremony this year will be broadcast from inside an Abercrombie and Fitch store.

Some people are complaining about a lack of diversity in this year's nominations but I have to say I happen to think that a nominee is like a snowflake. Each one is very different. And they're all white.

A lot of people are also very upset today that "The Lego Movie" didn't get nominated. That's because of all the films under consideration it is the only one that anyone has actually seen.

"Boyhood" is said to be the heavy favorite to win best picture. The groundbreaking film took 12 years to make but only three years to watch.

The matchup for the Super Bowl is set. The New England Patriots take on the defending champs, the Seattle Seahawks. Idina Menzel from the movie "Frozen" will sing the national anthem, and Katy Perry will perform at halftime. It's the first Super Bowl targeted specifically at 7-year-old girls.

Seattle was down 16-0 at the half. They came back to win in overtime. It was a devastating loss for Green Bay fans. And let me tell you something. There is no sadder sight than a man shedding a tear with a giant piece of cheese on his head.

The Patriots crushed the Colts 45-7. Reportedly the league is investigating New England for deflating footballs during the game. I guess if you take some of the air out of the football, it gives the offensive team an advantage in cold weather. The Patriots allegedly deflated the balls by telling them they're worthless and would never amount to anything.

The Patriots are denying they deflated the balls. Coach Bill Belichick said there was no tampering. He said all the needles they have are used strictly for injecting steroids.

Today was the first day you could file a tax return. If you filed a tax return today, congratulations, nerd.

People who file their taxes on the first day are the grown-up version of the kids who ask the teacher for extra homework in school.

The IRS suggests filing early to reduce the chance that someone will steal your identity and file before you. Honestly, if somebody wants my identity so badly they'll file my tax return for me, go crazy. You can mow my lawn while you're at it, too.

There's a viral video of a girl twerking in a moving car. She ends up falling out of the car. Hopefully she's covered by twerker's compensation.

Mitt Romney will reportedly address the Republican National Committee on Friday to talk about a possible third presidential run. It’s never a good sign when you have to start your speech with “Hear me out.”

Yesterday, during his domestic abuse trial, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a CIA-trained assassin. I guess those are just the kinds of thoughts you have when you drive in circles for four hours.

New research suggests that the first human conversations may have been about tools. Which means the second human conversation was, “Hey, can I get back those tools you borrowed?”

A furniture store has been caught selling items with the slogan, “Made in Brooklyn,” but which are actually made in China. Although as far as I’m concerned, if I have to screw the legs on, it’s made in my apartment.

This year's Oscar nomination pool is the least diverse collection of nominees since 1998. There are so many white nominees that Fox News agreed to host a debate.

Liam Neeson spoke out this week and said that he believes America has too many guns. And nearly all of them were used by Liam Neeson in "Taken 3."

Justin Bieber and Keith Richards reportedly hung out on New Year’s Eve. Wow, I can’t believe a musician that far past his prime was hanging out with Keith Richards.

After "American Sniper" made $90 million this weekend, director Michael Moore tweeted yesterday that snipers aren't heroes. I don't know, Michael Moore. If you are that easy to spot, do you really want to make an enemy out of snipers?

This fall Pope Francis will host Mass at Madison Square Garden. And unlike the New York Knicks, he will have a prayer.

According to a new study, people who live near trees are richer, smarter, and healthier — and people who live in trees make more cookies.

Today Kim Kardashian revealed the cover photo for her new book “Selfish.” So if you love Kim Kardashian, and you love books . . . Well, no you don’t.

A new survey shows that most people trust Google more as a source for current events than traditional news outlets. Traditional news outlets didn't believe the news until they Googled it.

The British tabloid, The Mirror, published a story about a woman who faked her own death to break off a relationship after the man wouldn't leave her alone. Ahh, yes, the old "It's not you, I'm dead" approach.


 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE AS OF JAN. 17, 2015

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THE LIGHTER SIDE AND OTHER ODDS & ENDS



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You have likely seen 10-15 seconds of this reverse dashcam footage of a Dover (Delaware) PD patrol cop rockin’ to “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift while he checks out his beat. THIS is the entire video released to the public by DPD’s Public Affairs Unit. Keep a close eye on his facial expressions. (4:11)





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There’s no question that our country needs more law enforcement leaders like this Polk Co. (Florida) sheriff. LISTEN to how he responds to a reporter who poses a politically correct question about an officer-involved gunfight during a press conference. (1:26)





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Paul Gardner feels THIS short video of Harvard professor Clay Christensen presenting a short dialogue on religious freedom is not only worth a look and listen, it is also about common sense and something to consider. (1:39)





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There comes a time in every cop’s career when he or she is involved in an incident they would like their peers to forget ever happened. THIS is a prime example of one of those times. (2:06)





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Last week’s Farsider included a clip of a reporter who volunteered to join professional window washers as they strutted their stuff on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, known as the tallest building in the world. HERE'S a video of a photographer who had a burning desire to climb to the top of the building. (4:35)





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The only thing we can think of that would be crazier than climbing to the top of the Burj Khjalifa would be to try and set a new world record by BASE jumping off the top of the building. (1:42)





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Have you heard the story of just how powerful 'that' Little Blue Pill can be? If not, have a look and listen by clicking HERE. (1:19)





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Remember last year, before marijuana was legalized for personal use in Washington State and Seahawks’ fans celebrated their win with beer? This is how they celebrate now...



 

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How well do you remember the ‘50s and ’60s? Jim Silvers, Mike Thomson and Joe Suske are among those who remember them well. Click HERE if you need something to goose your memory, and remember that all you have to do to enlarge any of the photos is to click on it with your mouse.

 


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As military brats, Leroy and I remember the on-base drill every AFTERNOON when the music coming over the loud speakers told us the colors were coming down. Do any of you who also grew up on a military base remember the routine? Even people who were driving on base who also heard the music would stop, get out of their car and face in the direction of the flag. (1:10)





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Here’s a clip that is beginning to go viral, and one that China’s ultra-rich would prefer that you don’t see. Think of it every time you buy a product that is made in China, which seems to cover almost EVERYTHING these days. (3:12)





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This week’s “fix” for you gearheads is a video of Jeremy Clarkson who is co-host of the British TV hit “Top Gear.” In THIS clip he wrings out the McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar on Belgium’s Spa race track which likely called for a change of pants after he finished the lap. (7:56)





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Ever see a drivable upside down truck? THIS clip from Jim Silvers shows the fruits of a mechanic’s labor with far too much time on his hands. (3:34)



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For those of you who have an interest in RC flying, here’s a guy in Australia who launches his powered radio-controlled glider with a Go-Pro camera attached only to have it crash in the sea where the camera captures some pretty amazing underwater footage. As he says at the end at the end of the clip, the glider was totaled, but the Go-Pro was still in excellent shape. If you want to FF to the crash, move the scroll bar to the 3 minute mark. If you STICK with it for a few moments you will spot a shark and some sea turtles. (6:34)





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Think you are up on your history of the American automobile? We’re willing to wager that you are not as sharp as you may think, and we are offering you this quiz to prove our point. (The quiz also provides you with the answers.) Click HERE to view it.




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An oldie but goodie is being recycled about a passenger who boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde flight attendant to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to stow it in the crew’s refrigerator. He added that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen and mentioned in an arrogant manner that he was a lawyer and threatened what would happen to her if she let them thaw out.

Shortly before landing in New York, the flight attendant used the intercom for the pre-landing briefing throughout the cabin, then added: “Would the lawyer who gave me the crabs in New Orleans please raise your hand?

Not one hand went up, so she took the crabs home and invited her friends over for a feast.

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Have you ever played peek-a-boo with an Ermine? Watch THIS short clip and you will be able to say you have.  (0:51)



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There are those who may think it’s funny that someone greased this surfboard, but THIS light colored Seal Pup isn’t one of them. (3:43)





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You may have seen a snippet on the news of the story about the dog in Seattle that rides the bus from his owner’s apartment to the dog park on his own. HERE’S the full two-minute story as reported by Seattle’s NBC affiliate. (2:21)


"Everyone says the dog is amazing, while the panicked dog said, 'I gotta find that blind guy. I’m in a lot of trouble if I don’t.' " (Jimmy Fallon)
 

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Betty White’s 93rd birthday flash mob is another video that the TV networks only spent 10 or 15 seconds covering. Here’s the ENTIRE two-minute clip. (2:08)





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For you skiers, Dirk Parsons calls this the gnarliest ski video ever made. Readers’ comments under the video say it’s the best ski video on YouTube. Me? I watched it twice and am still trying to decide if all of it is real, or is part of the footage from a video game? Click HERE and see what you think. (5:03)





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There are many ways a husband can prank his wife. THIS one in our opinion is the most elaborate, the most expensive and the most imaginative prank that one can conceive. (3:07)





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Speaking of pranks, how would you react to seeing a meteor about to wipe you and your city from the map? THIS ad highlighting the realism of an 84-inch LG ultra-high-def TV by making it look like the window it is covering in a high rise is beyond the pale. Watch it and see if you agree. (2:05)





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When we received from Paul Salerno a video about a smart phone app specifically designed to allow people to send texts and money orders to prisoners doing time we assumed it was intended to be funny, but it wasn’t; it turns out that it is a real product. THIS is the ad. And if you need proof that it’s legit, click on the link below to go to the “TextBehind” website. (1:51)



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Speaking of Facebook, have you ever have to deal with a clinging kitty while you were writing a tag? That’s what happened to the cop in THIS clip that Pat Campbell-Alvarez posted on her FB page. (1:48)





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Our Webmaster is also active on Facebook. Check out THIS clip that Leroy posted about a dog that greets his owner at the airport after she returns from a five-day trip. (1:17)





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So what happens when a baby elephant sees the ocean for the very first time? In a nutshell, THIS. (3:08)





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Have a look at the kid of the future. No, we retract that. THIS could very well be the kid of the Now. (1:14)





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This is a clip from “The Blues Brothers” where Jake and Elwood (Belushi & Ackroyd) pay homage to 12 memorable dance crazes from the past. How many do YOU remember dancing to? Really? Not even the Twist? You didn't wear a pocket protector holding five ball point pens in high school, did you?

 

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Many years ago when the late Carl Sagan stated in his award-winning series “Cosmos” that there are more stars in the Universe than grains of sands on all of the beaches on Earth, he was perfectly serious. Take a few minutes and visit THIS BuzzFeed web page if you have a curious mind.



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We chose to stay in space for this week's closer. A few weeks ago — on Jan. 5th — NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured several images that were stitched together to create the biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy, our closest galactic neighbor which contains over 100 million stars and spans more than 40,000 light years — and that’s just the section of the galaxy that this video zooms in on.

Every little speck of light you see in this ultra high-definition image is a star, not unlike our own Sun, which is miniscule in size compared to many. Think about the numbers, then ask yourself what the odds are of some of them having a planet in its so-called "Goldilocks" zone that can support life. Then think about this: There are over 100 billion other galaxies in the known universe like Andromeda and our own Milky Way.

The image in this video was created from a mosaic of 411 Hubble pictures which were used to create this incredible fly-through video. Combined with gorgeous music from the band Koda, it’s an awe-inspiring – and humbling – experience. (3:28)





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THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 1/22/15

Additions and changes since the last published update (alphabetical by last name):

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Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Bob
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cynthia
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, Dave
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
Barranco, Rich
Barshay, Marc
Bartels, Don
Bartholomew, Dave
Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
Bayer, Lance
Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
Bosco, Al
Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
Boyd, Pat
Boyles, John
Bradshaw, Bob
Brahm, Bob
Bray, Mary Ellen
Brewer, Tom
Brickell, Dave
Bridgen, Dave
Brightwell, Larry
Brocato, Dom
Brockman, Joe
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
Chavez, Ruben
Chewey, Bob
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Contreras, Dolores
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Costa, Mike
Cossey, Kent
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Bob
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Frazier, Rich
Frechette, Dick
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
Goates, Ron
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Ernie
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Keffer, Frank
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Rollie
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Don Moore
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Ng, Dr. Jonathan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Niquette, Paul
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Ken
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Propst, Anamarie
Puckett, Bill
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salerno, Paul
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
Unland, Jim
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Lee
WIlson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Winters, Pres
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug