The Farsider

Month 1, 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.


 

KENT COSSEY MEMORIAL SERVICE SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUNDAY

Kent Cossey’s son, Neil, advised that a Memorial Service for his father has been scheduled for 1 p.m. this coming Sunday, March 22nd, at the POA Hall. Appetizers will be served along with beer, wine and soft drinks.

Note: The photo of Kent on the right in last week’s Farsider (above) had the wrong date. It was taken in 2005, not 1985.

 

POA UPDATES…



March 13th

POA to Begin Settlement Talks with the City

Over the past several months, the POA has repeatedly informed the City that we would begin settlement discussions to resolve our differences with Measure B, retiree healthcare and our contract in 2015, if the City would publicly state that it shared the goal of implementing any agreement on Measure B utilizing the PERB/quo warranto process.

The POA has stressed to the Mayor and Council that a global solution to all our outstanding issues was necessary immediately because our department and the residents we are sworn to protect and serve can't wait until November 2016 for relief.

In response to our pleas we received the attached letter from Mayor Liccardo that details a clear new direction from the City Council that confirms its agreement with the POA on the process for settlement discussions. Most importantly, it publicly states that any agreement reached to make pension cost savings would replace Measure B, utilizing the PERB/quo warranto process.

San Jose must become competitive again. It must offer pay, retirement and disability protections that allow us to recruit and retain officers.

To be clear, thus far the POA has received no terms, proposals or offers from the City. We will not know the City's position on the outstanding issues until we have our initial discussions. But we should all recognize that the City Council's willingness to depart from the failures of Measure B was a big step in the right direction and we are eager to begin settlement discussions and fully committed to their success. We will keep you updated as the process begins.

Click HERE for the letter from Liccardo.

 



March 14th

CBS San Francisco: San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension Reform



Click HERE for the video and accompanying article.

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ABC 7 News: San Jose’s New Mayor Willing to Negotiate Police Reform Measure



Click HERE to view the video and accompanying article.

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See the Billy & Spanner below for further information…





20-Year-Old Morgan Lira Gives the Gift Of Life
as Her Family Prepares to Bring Her Home



—She’s the daughter of SJPD Sgt. Richard Lira and granddaughter of the late Sgt. Bob Lira (1952-1986)—

Morgan Lira was a graduate of Valley Christian High School. During her years at Valley Christian she excelled academically and as a cross country runner. She won numerous awards for her cross country efforts and was a vibrant young woman with ambitions to follow in her father's footsteps as a law enforcement officer.

In 2012, Morgan earned a cross country scholarship to Morehead State University in Kentucky. Soon after moving to Kentucky, she realized that her true calling was to serve her country in the United States Army/Kentucky National Guard. Morgan viewed her decision as an opportunity to improve herself as well as following in her grandfather's footsteps; who served in the Pacific Campaign during WWII. Morgan served in the military police unit.

On March 8, 2015, Morgan was struck by a car while riding her bicycle in Kentucky. She sustained major head and spinal injuries. She received medical treatment at the University of Louisville Hospital. Rich and his wife, Lisa, immediately flew to Kentucky upon being notified of the accident. Soon after, Morgan's younger sister and brother arrived. The family stayed at Morgan's side during her medical treatment, praying for a miracle.

On March 16, 2015, with deep sadness and heartache, the Lira family announced that Morgan had passed away. Her story did not end here. Morgan has given the gift of life through the donation of her vital organs. Morgan's choice to donate her organs has undoubtedly prevented other families from enduring the painful tragedy which the Lira family has had to experience.

It is now time to bring Morgan home. A service will be held for Morgan in the Kentucky area. Soon after, she will be brought back home where another service and burial ceremony will take place.   
The Lira family extends its deepest heartfelt love and prayers to all who have supported them through this difficult time by keeping Morgan and their family in your hearts and prayers. This tragedy has taken a huge physical and emotional toll. It is also taking a financial toll on the family. For those who have inquired on how they could help the family with their expenses, the Health Donner website is still operational. The Lira family is eternally grateful for all the donations that have been made thus far. The support demonstrated within just a few days of the website's existence has truly been remarkable.

Please click HERE to make a donation.


 

RETIREES ASSN. UPDATE



March 15th

Mayor & City Council Finally Get Serious
About Resolving Measure B and Other Issues

This week, the Mayor and City Council signaled that they were committed to finally settling the conflicts surrounding Measure B and other contract related issues and to do so this year.

Recall, that among other things, Measure B allows for the potential suspension of retirees' annual COLA for up to 5 years.  An action the City has yet to take, but a threat we always have to live with.

As some of you may remember, the City was issued charges of unfair labor practices by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) for failing to bargain over Measure B in good faith in 2012. PERB ordered that the City Council rescind the City Resolution known now as Measure B. This ultimately would have to be upheld by the courts, but the PERB order significantly strengthened the employee's argument that Measure B should be rescinded. The PERB charge is separate from the victory earned by city employees in Superior Court which stated that Measure B is unlawful to begin with.

Led by the POA and Local 230, collectively, the City's unions informed the Mayor and City Council that they would no longer negotiate the major differences related to Measure B, retiree healthcare and contract issues in a piecemeal fashion, and demanded that the City seek solutions that could be implanted in 2015, instead of waiting for 2016 to place a new measure on the ballot to fix the seriously flawed and unlawful Measure B.

The POA, Local 230 and City unions demanded that instead of waiting until 2016 to implement the changes needed for Measure B that the City and unions use the PERB/quo warranto process. In essence, this would allow for the repeal of Measure B based on the order from PERB and its replacement with a negotiated settlement between all sides. No waiting until 2016. No need for a new election.

As we all know, the SJPD and SJFD have been decimated by failed city policies, most notably Measure B. Waiting another two years to fix this mess is absurd.

In response to the calls from SJPOA, Local 230 and other city unions, Mayor Sam Liccardo sent THIS letter publicly confirming that the City now desires to reach an agreement that would replace Measure B using the PREB/quo warranto process.

While no terms have been proposed yet, this letter signifies the City's willingness to change course away from the failures in Measure B and hopefully work cooperatively to resolve the many issues that have harmed our police and fire departments, active employees and retirees.

We will stay engaged with the POA and Local 230 during the discussion process and keep you informed along the way.  

 

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE CITY AND SJPD

For those of you who missed it — and/or those of you who saw it but chose to ignore it — this was the new mayor’s State of the City address where he outlined what he planned to do over the next four years.

Liccardo Charts Path of Growth for San Jose

By Mike Rosenberg <mrosenberg@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — March 15, 2015

SAN JOSE — After a decade of doom and gloom at City Hall, new Mayor Sam Liccardo delivered an uplifting State of the City address Saturday that focused on San Jose’s accomplishments and its path toward restoring decimated services.

In his first State of the City address, Liccardo addressed plans for hiring hundreds of police officers, restoring branch library service to six days a week, beefing up help for the homeless and expanding after school and teen jobs programs. He pledged to secure the needed funding to bring BART downtown and to Alum Rock, attract middle-class manufacturing jobs and put an end to the long-running labor war with city employees.

A packed crowd of about 1,500 people filled the gymnasium floor and bleachers of Independence High School for the 19-minute speech, which was notable for its day of the week and location. While past State of the City speeches have been held downtown on weeknights, Liccardo held the address on the weekend so more people could attend, and he did it on the East Side — a working-class area that was ground zero for opposition to his mayoral campaign last year. Families, entertainment and food trucks outside created a more jovial atmosphere than past, more formal versions of the mayor’s annual address. Liccardo, who had released most of the plans contained in his speech in the past several weeks, did not announce any major new programs Saturday morning. Picking up the theme he launched during his January inauguration speech, he repeated his upbeat “we are San Jose” mantra throughout the event. He was flanked by giant banners in English, Spanish and Vietnamese that bore the slogan.

“We rise and fall together as one city, from downtown to Berryessa to Alum Rock,” he said to cheers.

As it was during the close mayoral race against county Supervisor Dave Cortese and during his first several weeks in office, crime was topic No. 1. Liccardo announced plans to hire 28 additional community service officers for jobs such as taking burglary reports. He said he will be cracking down on truancy following a recent spate of juveniles being caught burglarizing homes, as well as launching a new analytics program to predict crime hot spots.

He reiterated plans to restore the police force, now below 1,000 officers, to 1,250 by the end of the decade. But he said he needs the help of the police union, which is suing the city over voter-approved pension reforms. Liccardo and the City Council recently offered to lop off half of the $50 million in annual disputed savings from the reforms, but they have yet to receive a counteroffer from the unions.

“Only by working together will we find a way to settle our differences, and to move our city forward,” Liccardo said.

The unions, also striking a more optimistic tone than before, say they are optimistic the city and labor will reach a deal this year.

“I think there are some positive signs,” Ben Field, head of the South Bay Labor Council, said after the speech. “We are headed to the negotiating table, and that is a very positive development.”

Another forceful part of the speech came when the mayor discussed recent news that two planned BART stations on the $4.7billion second phase of the Silicon Valley extension, in Santa Clara and in San Jose’s Alum Rock, may get cut to save money, while two downtown San Jose stations still need funding.

“Today, I commit that I will do everything in my power to find the dollars needed to build every single one of San Jose’s four BART stations — including East Side,” Liccardo said.

The mayor also revealed that thousands of low-income students would receive free Wi-Fi beginning this summer as part of a city pact with the East Side Union High School District.

Liccardo touted recent projects such as the San Jose Earthquakes’ $100 million Avaya Stadium that debuted this month, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Center that began construction at City Hall last week, and the recently completed Guadalupe River Park play garden. But he failed to address other key issues such as affordable housing for the middle class, the Fire Department’s poor 911 medical response times and the city’s stalled effort to lure the Oakland A’s.

The speech preceded the release of Liccardo’s first budget, which will be unveiled Monday.

“The tone was positive,” Councilman Ash Kalra said. “Now it’s about putting words into action.”

 

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It is now 48 hours after the article above was penned. When was the last time you saw the word “surplus” in a headline used to introduce an article about San Jose?

Mayor Allots $8.6M Surplus

—Liccardo floats idea of firefighters taking over ambulance service—

By Mike Rosenberg <mrosenberg@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — March 17, 2015

SAN JOSE — Frustrated over the shaky financial status and slow 911 response times of the private ambulance service for the city, Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday unveiled a plan that may lead to San Jose firefighters taking on a vital new task: transporting patients to the hospital.

The proposal, included in Liccardo’s first annual budget message, is in its early stages but in theory could generate enough revenue for the city to expand its short-staffed Fire Department while speeding up ambulance rides. But it might prove too costly to implement, and firefighters aren’t thrilled about the idea.

The Fire Department shake-up was the most significant new element of the mayor’s budget message, which the City Council will discuss March 24. The plan lays out how Liccardo would divvy up a precious $8.6 million surplus, which is still less than 1 percent of the overall general-fund budget for the fiscal year that starts in July, and it focuses on expanding public safety, children’s services and infrastructure.

Firefighters already are the first authorities on scene to treat people suffering from a medical emergency, and then they have to wait for the private ambulance company, Rural/Metro, to arrive and take the patient to the hospital. That happens 50,000 times a year, nearly 62 percent of all Fire Department responses. Under Liccardo’s vision, firefighter paramedics in smaller vehicles, possibly with one crew per fire station, would do the entire job, from stabilizing the patient through dropping them off at the hospital.

“Frankly, I think it would be more efficient,” Liccardo said Monday.

Rural/Metro’s contract to provide ambulance services for most of Santa Clara County expires in July 2016, and the company has already declared bankruptcy and suffered response times that are below city standards. At the same time, San Jose’s Fire Department has failed to meet its own response-time goals as its staff has shrunk over the last decade because of budget cuts. The city now has 670 firefighters.

Liccardo said other cities in the county have expressed interest in having their fire departments take over emergency medical services, as Palo Alto already has. Until the findings are released in December, details on the revenue the plan would generate, how much extra staffing would be required and the key question of whether it would pencil out financially for the city won’t be available. Neither the county nor Rural/Metro responded to a request for comment.

The mayor will have to work to get the firefighters on board, as well, as they are still reeling from the recession- era elimination of several crews.

“The city should focus on restoring the debilitating cuts to fire services that occurred in 2010, resulting in San Jose being unable to meet its emergency medical response times, before considering an expansion into the ambulance transport business,” said Joel Phelan, the firefighters union president.

Although small, the surplus is the third in the last 14 years for the city, which has seen its overall workforce shrink by 23 percent in the last decade. The mayor wants to set aside $2.5 million for a reserve and has allocated new spending to several other previously announced programs, including expanding branch library hours, beefing up after-school and teen jobs programs and using one-time funding for immigration affairs services.

“What I emphasize here is an investment in the future,” Liccardo said.

While Liccardo’s memo outlines his priorities for the coming fiscal year, the full budget won’t be released until June.

The mayor also vowed to settle the ongoing lawsuit with employees over 2012 voter-approved pension reforms, which has hampered the city’s ability to attract officers to its shrinking Police Department while preventing the city from reaping tens of millions of dollars in annual savings.

In an encouraging sign, the public safety unions said they were ready to return to the bargaining table following recent concessions from the city, and the two sides on Monday were working out possible dates for negotiations.


 

MAIL CALL

March 12th

Bill,
 
I know who the three characters are in the back row of Harry’s photo because I was one of them. At the back left is Randy Rossi, who left the SJPD to join the state DOJ. Beside him is Pete Oliver, and I am to the right. We were on Harry's swingshift team and we had a great time together.
 
Dave Keneller, Shingle Springs <keneller@aol.com>

 

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March 12th

Bill,

First and foremost, THANK YOU for the Farsider. I enjoy receiving it every week. Hard to believe it'll be ten years since I retired this September. Where in the hell does the time go?

Anyway, the three "Unidentified Officers" in Harry's picture from left to right are Randy Rossi, Pete Oliver, and Dave Kneller.

Keep up the great work!

Joe Schenck 1892 Retired (and then some) <moose1892@sbcglobal.net>

 

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March 14th

Bill,

Thank you for the extra effort by sending me the Farsider as an email. Something has changed and I am now getting the regular newsletter on my computer. Let's see how it goes on a regular bases.

Thanks again,

Bill
(Yarbrough) <billyarbrough36@yahoo.com>

For whatever reason, Bill was having trouble pulling up the Farsider on the PBA website, so he was added to a special roster of folks who receive the newsletter as an email. Any other readers who are encountering a similar problem can send an email to <bilmat@comcast.net> and they will be added to the special roster.

 

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The following three replies were in response to advice that Art Mogilefsky sought in last week’s Mail Call column about etching a phone and/or I.D. number on car windows to hopefully deter theft. He had just purchased a car and the etching was offered by the dealer as an option.

 

March 12th

Hello Bill,

This email is in regards to the question asked by Art Mogilefsky about “Express Etch.”

This new ID technology was introduced to the Insurance Industry and agents in approx. 1990. For whatever reason the idea never really took hold. On a couple of occasions I tried to apply the idea to a couple of my customer cars but quit because I was afraid I would screw up the glass on the autos.

As for reducing the number of stolen vehicles by this technology I doubt it has helped. We continue to get our share of stolen vehicles reported to the office on a monthly and yearly basis. To be honest, I personally believe the number of stolen vehicles has been reduced by the technology auto manufactures have introduced versus Etching your phone number onto the glass.

Keep up the good work and I hope to see you soon.

Dave Clayton <dave@claytoninsurance.com>

Ed. — For those unaware, the former San Jose cop is an insurance broker/agent with an office in Fremont.

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Art,

Twenty years ago while working Auto Theft we found a donor wreck. The dashboard VIN and the firewall secondary VIN had been removed surgically. We found a partial etching on a broken windshield. Based on the year, brand and model of the crashed front-end we were able to reconstruct the full VIN and locate the retitled junkyard (stolen/VIN switched car). Arrested the crook and closed down the operation that was shipping the "cars" to the old USSR countries. As an investigative tool it could be useful, but very few cops and/or auto theft dicks know about this. Hell, SJPD doesn't have an auto theft detail anymore, anyway.

Tom McCready <mccready.tom@gmail.com>

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Yes, Art, it is a common method to ID and/or recover a 10851. However, I recommend etching the vehicle VIN instead of your own CDL or personal info. Remember, if it ever does get stolen, the VIN is on the hot sheet. Plus, it’s less confusing if you sell the vehicle. You might also drop a business card down the inside of the rear window cavity. We have found this on some recoveries.

Will Rendler #1669, Ex-ATU Invest. <willrend@yahoo.com>

 

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March 17th

Bill,

Do you have the guts to run this video of some armed Black Panthers marching in downtown Austin earlier this week? I can guarantee you that none of the television networks will cover it, not even Fox News. If you listen carefully, you can hear them chanting “A pig is a pig that's what I said, the only good pig is a pig that's dead.” "Oink! Oink! Bang! Bang!.” "Marching down the avenue, 20 more pigs and we'll be through.”



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feY0diCOp-Y&sns=em

Talking Points <talking.points@comcast.net>

It’s hard to argue with the content of the video, TP, but I noticed that it was posted on YouTube by Alex Jones. For those unaware, Jones is a little further to the right than Attila the Hun was on one of his bad days.

 

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March 18th

Hi Bill,

It's rare for me to ever find something you don't already know about, but I'm sending this along to you just in case. It's very nice and I have never seen it in your newsletter.

All the best,

Marcia Morton
(Bruce’s wife) <marcm3619@gmail.com>

What Marcia sent in were a couple of photos and a brief description of the Anthem Veterans Memorial in Anthem, Arizona. We located THIS link that provides more photos of the memorial along with a full description. It is definitely worth a visit.

 

I.D. CARD RENEWAL INFO

To our knowledge, nothing has changed with regard to the renewal of I.D. cards with CCW authorization for retired SJPD personnel since we published the details in the June 27, 2013 Farsider. Until there are changes to the process that are brought to our attention, we suggest you pull up the Farsider by clicking on THIS link, then bookmark it so you can retrieve it should you need to review the information at a later date.


 

CHECK OUT THIS LITTLE NUGGET OF GOOD NEWS FROM TODAY’S PAPER

Police Auditor is Moving On

—Despite mistrust by rank and file, former judge pushed through reforms—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — March 19, 2015

SAN JOSE — LaDoris Cordell, the city’s Independent Police Auditor, will step down this summer after a five-year term during which she used her political acumen and force of personality to scrutinize police conduct and push the San Jose Police Department toward more progressive policies in race and community relations.

Former Judge LaDoris Cordell has been San
Jose's Independent Auditor since 2010

Cordell, 65, of Palo Alto, is the city’s third IPA since the office was created in 1993. Her departure, effective July 3, was announced Wednesday by the city, which has a little more than three months to search for and appoint a successor.

“It’s time for someone to come in, with a lot of energy. What I do is not what they have to do, but I hope they will continue our trajectory,” she said.

As Northern California’s first African- American female judge and a former vice provost at Stanford University, Cordell brought unprecedented stature to the modestly empowered office and is considered to have been more visible and effective than her predecessors. She has been outspoken in advocating for police reforms and reaching out to minority and immigrant communities who have long distrusted law enforcement.

“Right now there’s very little sunshine in policing, and I’m not just talking about San Jose,” Cordell said. “With sunshine comes accountability, and with that comes trust. The only way to get it is transparency.”

That routinely put her at odds with a large portion of the police rank-and-file and the San Jose Police Officers’ Association, which since her 2010 appointment approached her with suspicion and openly questioned her objectivity given her ties to civil-rights organizations that have historically criticized police. When she came on board, the department was mired in accusations of racial profiling, particularly by the Latino community, which data showed was being disproportionately cited for public intoxication in the downtown entertainment zone.

Many of the objections to Cordell stem from a view within the force that her office serves the same purpose as the department’s Internal Affairs division, and that the department isn’t obligated to accept any of her recommendations.

In promoting civilian police oversight, Cordell — who while a Palo Alto council member created a similar position in that city — combined political pressure with meticulous annual reports that often argued the department didn’t do enough to hold officers accountable.

“It’s still my position that it’s not up to the City Council or our office to micromanage the police department,” she said. “They have adopted almost all of our recommendations, and that didn’t happen because they got browbeaten. They were reasonable recommendations.”

San Jose police Chief Larry Esquivel, the third chief to oversee the department with Cordell as auditor, lauded her approach.

“I have valued her insight, perspective and partnership in helping us enhance our community relationship. Judge Cordell’s expertise will be missed by our department, and the community,” Esquivel said in a statement.

Cordell often oscillated between criticism and couched sympathy for police, especially as the force shrank by more than 30 percent since 2008. She has said the public does not always have a deep enough understanding of the daily challenges facing officers. And her years-long push to get cops equipped with body cameras was not only borne with the aim of cleaning up police behavior, but also to quickly quash unsubstantiated complaints by members of the public.

“What I think she showed is that the relationship between police and the people who want to make sure no lines are being crossed can be done in a very smart, clear way that doesn’t feel like combat, and doesn’t feel like backing down,” said Raj Jayadev of Silicon Valley De-Bug, a local civil rights group. “She created that lane.”

She was never shy when controversy arose: When it surfaced that San Jose officer moonlighting for the San Francisco 49ers may have complicated a domestic-violence investigation into one of the players — spurring reporting by this newspaper that revealed questionable ties between police and the team — she suggested the wholesale abolishment of secondary employment in the department.

She also set her sights on lower-profile issues she believed undermined the department’s professionalism, often to the agency’s chagrin, like when she railed against an internal T-shirt worn by a special weapons unit that depicted rifles and skulls, describing it as something more appropriate for a biker gang.

When Cordell was appointed by an 8-3 council vote in 2010, the office was muddled in political turmoil. The council refused to reappoint her predecessor, Barbara Attard, who openly clashed with the police chief, chafed at the limits of her oversight powers under the city charter and sought to enhance them. That, ironically, ended up being one of Cordell’s core objectives for the job.

The office was also fielding accusations that a staffer there had been feeding confidential information to the police union about investigations into potential officer misconduct. A formal probe did not substantiate the allegations of a mole, but a staff member was fired shortly after its completion.

Among the issues Cordell pushed most vociferously during her tenure was a policy to document all street detainments where people were made to “curb sit” on the sidewalk or street and were later let go without arrest or citation. A policy was eventually passed in 2013, with the eventual aim of analyzing the data to confirm or discredit broad claims of racial profiling.

“That’s huge. If it shows issues, this is the time to get in there and make it right,” she said. “The first step was getting the data collected.”

Cordell’s stature in civil rights issues was tapped again when San Jose State University chose her that same year to head a panel to investigate a suspected hate crime against a black student. And last year, amid a national conversation about police and race politics in the wake of the infamous deadly shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Cordell penned a national op-ed piece on Slate.com advocating for the abolishment of criminal grand juries.

Approaching retirement, she is working on a memoir about her time as a judge, is attached to consult with criminal-justice reform panels in other Bay Area cities, and is considering a legal analyst position for local broadcast media. The classically trained pianist will also continue her work overseeing the African American Composer Initiative, which she started six years ago at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto.

“I’ve learned so much about San Jose, and so much about policing,” she said. “We started off with crisis. Now, we’re good.”

 

THE PIT GETS DEEPER AND DEEPER FOR GEOFFREY GRAVES

Judge Denies Bail for Cop

—New charges expose San Jose police officer to possible life in prison—

By Tracey Kaplan <tkaplan@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — March 17, 2015

SAN JOSE — A judge denied bail Monday to a San Jose police officer accused of rape, consigning him to jail until his trial on charges that could put him in prison for up to 53 years to life.

The ruling by Superior Court Judge JoAnne McCracken was a devastating reversal of fortune for Officer Geoffrey Graves, 39.

Until last week, Graves had been free on $100,000 bail, which he posted about a year ago after he was arrested on suspicion of raping an illegal immigrant he met Sept. 22, 2013, on a disturbance call. The judge had Graves taken into custody last week after the prosecution moved during his preliminary hearing to add new charges that exposed him to a possible life sentence. But the officer and his supporters held out hope that the judge would relent Monday.

McCracken, however, sided with prosecutor Carlos Vega, holding Graves over for trial not only on the original rape and on domestic violence charges he faced in connection with his ex-girlfriend, but also on five new enhancements. Now, instead of facing a maximum of 13 years in prison if he is convicted, he could be sentenced to 53 years to life. The enhancements include unlawful entry with intent to commit rape, being armed with a firearm and use of a firearm.

The judge found that Graves in recent years has displayed a pattern of volatility, impulse control issues and violence, and now poses both a threat to public safety and a flight risk.

“There is clear and convincing evidence that the risk of great bodily injury (to the alleged rape victim in particular and to the public) exists in this case,” McCracken ruled.

The late afternoon ruling came as a disappointment to Graves and his friends and relatives, about 20 of whom showed up in court Monday morning to show the judge their support. But there were no visible tears, unlike last week when Graves and his father sobbed as he was abruptly handcuffed and taken into custody. Last week, he was wearing a yellow jail shirt, a color indicating someone is on suicide watch. However, Monday, he was clad in a brown shirt, signaling he was in protective custody.

Graves remains on paid administrative leave. However, Vega told the court that the officer will soon be fired, claiming his looming lack of employment also makes him a greater flight risk.

The judge cited several factors for her decision to keep Graves locked up, including testimony by his ex-girlfriend, who is a San Jose police dispatcher, that he blew up at her more than a dozen times during their relationship, sometimes violently.

She also cited a threat he reportedly made recently to a Safeway clerk in Gilroy. When the clerk declined to sell him a bottle of vodka in the middle of the night because of a state law prohibiting the sale of alcohol between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., the officer purportedly said, “Why don’t I just punch you in the (expletive deleted) face,” then grabbed the bottle and threw down a $20 bill. According to a police report, he later lied about the incident to a police officer who stopped his car because it matched the description the clerk gave.

McCracken also noted that Graves lied recently to a pretrial services worker who was weighing his suitability for release, saying he did not have a problem with drugs or alcohol even though he’d gone into rehab while he was active on the force. “There’s a concern there,” she said. “The defendant appears not to have any appreciation (of his addiction problems).”

The judge also noted that Graves’ ex-wife had to get an emergency protective order against him within the past four years because he chased her down in a car and cut her off during an argument about whether their son, now 9, should go to public or private school. “This is someone who has been law-abiding, a community servant,” the judge said, noting that Graves has volunteered as a baseball coach and been a firefighter. “Then something happened in the last several years.”

 

DOES SAM LICCARDO REMIND YOU OF DICK CLARK?

That seems to be the opinion of the celebrated columnist of the Mercury News as expressed in yesterday’s paper. But we can assure you that if you look at the postings by active and retired SJPD personnel on Facebook and look at the names associated with Mayor Liccardo, Dick Clark is NOT one of them.

The Celeb Mayor Most Resembles



By Scott Herhold, Columnist <sherhold@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — March 17, 2015

For months now, I’ve been trying to think of the celebrity or historical figure that San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo most resembles. Such comparisons are inevitably unfair. But they are delicious fun, offering insight about a mayor’s style.

With former Mayor Chuck Reed, the task was easy. In his first state of the city address in 2007, Reed labeled the city’s budget deficit “Public Enemy Number One.” You could safely liken him to the famed crimefighter Elliott Ness, the guy played by Robert Stack in “The Untouchables.” Sam Liccardo presents a more difficult challenge. His first state of the city speech Saturday at Independence High School pleaded for amity among factions. “We are San Jose,” he said, and the syncopation of the crowd recalled the hit “We Are Family.” The new mayor makes slick comparison harder by throwing in esoteric references that would not have appeared in a Chuck Reed speech: He compared a fixation on the past to the look backward that turned Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt.

After a lot of thought, however, I think I’ve come up with a surprising precursor: It’s Dick Clark, the host of “American Bandstand” and the famed New Year’s Eve show. Don’t laugh. I mean no insult to Liccardo. I’m not talking about the Dick Clark who asked softball questions of musicians. I’m not talking about the businessman whose investments underwent scrutiny in the payola scandal.

I am talking about the Dick Clark who helped change the landscape of American music, bringing in rock ’n’ roll bands and black artists before they were established.

On “American Bandstand,” the emphasis was on finding a partner to dance, an idea that was central to the Liccardo speech. He used the word “leverage” seven times (as in, “We will leverage our investment by seeking partners”).

Why Clark? Years ago, the announcer said this: “My talent is bringing out the best in other talent, organizing people to showcase them and being able to survive the ordeal.” On Saturday, at least, Liccardo echoed that theme. The event was called “The State of the City Celebration,” not speech. A parade of awards preceded the mayor — five “Pride of San Jose” awards and 10 “community honorees” from council districts.

When the council members were introduced, they came on like the members of the Kentucky basketball team, high-fiving with the audience.

After all this, Liccardo’s delivery of his speech was curiously flat, even though he had built-in applause lines like his pledge to seek funding for the Alum Rock BART station. (With his voice strained, the mayor had gone to the doctor early in the week.) Then again, if you take my Dick Clark comparison even halfway seriously, it wasn’t all about Liccardo on Saturday.

He wanted everyone to dance, to find a partner and bridge their differences in the interests of the future. If that meant showcasing the talent of others, he was happy to oblige.

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

March 11 through March 17

During his weekly address to the nation, President Obama discussed higher education and said, “The most important skill you can sell is your knowledge.” Or as English majors working at Starbucks put it, “No it's not."

This weekend President Obama attended the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, and during his speech he joked that he is getting older and crankier. Which explains why he announced he no longer supports President Obama.

Disney's live-action movie “Cinderella” — which also featured a short “Frozen” cartoon — came in No. 1 at the box office this weekend, with an estimated $70 million. That story again: A short “Frozen” cartoon made $70 million this weekend — and “Cinderella” was involved toward the end there, too.

A grandmother in South Africa celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday by going skydiving. It's pretty impressive — most people turning 100 usually go the other direction in the sky.

Hillary Clinton was actually inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame yesterday. Hillary said she's very proud of her Irish heritage or her Italian heritage or her Asian heritage. Whatever it takes to seal the deal with you guys. I've got to get into that Oval Office.

Mitt Romney announced he will fight former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in a charity boxing match. You can tell that Romney is serious about it. Today, his butler gave him a piggyback ride up the steps of the Philadelphia art museum.

It turns out they're already trying a bunch of nicknames to try to hype up the match. First they considered “Vanilla in Manila.” Next up, they tried “Lean and Mean versus L.L. Bean.” Finally, “Mitt Romney Loses to Another Black Guy.”

Russia's Vladimir Putin appeared in public for the first time after a mysterious 10-day absence. Putin said it took him that long to recover from the finale of "The Bachelor."

Yesterday was the L.A. Marathon. It's the only time of year you see someone running in the streets of Los Angeles when it's not the end of a car chase.

Some people are still angry about the letter written by Republicans to Iran. It's also not helping that they said, "Dear Iran or Iraq, we can never keep you two straight."

The prime minister of Ireland will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the White House. So finally the Secret Service agents will have a drinking buddy.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz said if elected president he would abolish the Department of Education. But not to worry. He promised to replace it with the less expensive Bureau of Book Learning.

Officials in Indiana have discovered a working meth lab inside a Walmart. They became suspicious when they noticed a Walmart employee making a decent living.

It's rumored that Arnold Schwarzenegger's son is cheating on his girlfriend Miley Cyrus. After hearing about it Arnold said, “That's my boy.”

Now in Utah if you get the death sentence, they have the firing squad. In Russia, they call that early retirement.

Because Utah is largely Mormon country, the firing squad's a little different. You're blindfolded but no cigarette.

President Obama's trying to work out a nuclear deal with Iran, and the Republicans are steamed. They got together and sent Iran a letter about the nuclear deal. They said if this doesn't work, by God, they're going to send Seth Rogen and James Franco.

The ayatollah in Iran says he believes that he got the letter, but he thinks he accidentally threw it out with his Crate & Barrel catalog.

Some Secret Service guys crashed a car into the White House. And they had been drinking when it happened. Actually, they hit a barrier trying to get to the White House. It's the same thing that is happening to Hillary.

Today Mitt Romney is 68 years old. It's kind of sad, a 68-year-old guy with no job, no future — wait a minute, that's me.

I always liked Mitt Romney. He looks like the salesman who follows you around at Brooks Brothers.

They found a scrapbook with photos of Osama bin Laden from the '90s, and they're studying each and every photo very, very closely. My favorite shot of Osama bin Laden was right between the eyes.

Since I announced my retirement a lot of people come up to me on the street and say, "Hey, Jimmie. I understand you're retiring. What are you going to be doing after retirement?"

I just found out today I've been accepted into the CBS page program.

Alex Rodriguez hit a home run in a spring training game. You know what that means, ladies and gentlemen? I'll tell you what it means. He's back on the juice.

Scientists have discovered a black hole that is 12 billion times the size of our sun. It's full of Hillary Clinton emails.

We've broken the back of winter. And now here in New York City it's the beginning of the pothole season. Earlier today Mayor de Blasio cut the ribbon on a brand-new one over on 8th Ave.

They're now saying that the 2nd Ave. pothole should be ready around 2017.

They're trying to get a deal with Iran. They don't want Iran to get a nuclear weapon so they're trying to make some kind of a deal. They think within the next month they'll have a deal, and then some time after that the deal will be available on Netflix.

Today, we honor St. Patrick. His full name, of course, was St. Neil Patrick Harris.

St. Patrick’s Day is the fourth biggest drinking day in America. It’s not the biggest. It’s right behind New Year's Eve, Fourth of July, or any Secret Service party.

Remember evil Russian dictator Vladimir Putin? He vanished for 10 days. He had disappeared and there were a lot of rumors. One rumor was he had disappeared because he had himself executed.

Mitt Romney has a fund-raiser. He’s going to get in the ring and fight Evander Holyfield. This is the dumbest thing Republicans have done since they wrote that open letter to Iran.

This is a very big week for us here. Tomorrow night on our show we get a visit from President Obama, which means that all of you here tonight just missed having to get a cavity search to get in here tonight.

On May 2 in Las Vegas, at long last, Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao. It's the most-anticipated fight in many years. Floyd and Manny? That doesn't sound like two guys who fight. Sounds like guys you'd play chess with in Washington Square Park.

Before their press conference, they held a red carpet event for Floyd and Manny, which to me seems overly glamorous for guys who wear shorts to work.

Manny is with us now. Hey, if you come back tomorrow we won't need the Secret Service to protect President Obama. You can do it with your fists alone.

We have quite a show for you tonight. The leader of the free world is on the show tonight. Sean Penn is here to promote his movie "The Gunman."

President Obama is here tonight to promote a project he's been working on called the United States.

We had two former presidents. President Clinton and — was Morgan Freeman president? OK, we had one.

There is controversy surrounding Obama's appearance on the show. Monday we announced the president would be here. This morning I got a letter from 47 Republicans telling me not to sign any deals with him.

A bomb-sniffing dog came into my office today — for real, a Belgian shepherd named Pistol, a great dog. A very happy dog, but he obviously has no idea what happens if he ever finds what he's looking for. But then, do any of us, really?

We are here in Austin, Texas, for a whole week — because that's how long it takes to get to the front of the line at Franklin Barbecue.

I've been doing a lot of drinking here in Austin too. Here's how you know you're having a good time — when you go for coffee in the morning and realize that the key to your hotel room is still in the door from the night before.

In addition to eating, there's also a music festival going on in Austin right now. For a minute I thought people were standing in line to get their beards trimmed. It's like a swarm of hipster locusts descended on the city.

The festival started last Friday and goes through Sunday. Al Gore kicked things off. You know Austin isn't like the rest of Texas when the guy they bring in to get the crowd fired up is a Democrat who hates oil.

After a mysterious absence, Vladimir Putin appeared today in public for the first time in nearly two weeks. You know what that means — a boob job. And we're going to find out quick because that guy doesn't wear a shirt a lot.

March Madness is upon us. That's the big tournament where you start out with 64 teams and in only three weeks you're down to no girlfriend.

Pope Francis said that one of the things he misses most about ordinary life is the ability to go out and eat pizza without being recognized. I wouldn't worry. Nobody's going to believe the guy who works at the pizza place when he says, "Hey, you know who came in today? The Pope."

On St. Patrick's Day, Americans are expected to drink over 13 million pints of Guinness. To give you an idea how much beer that is, go outside and look at the sidewalk.

Pennsylvania police say the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State ran a private Facebook group for drug sales called "Covert business transactions." Which is like trying to hide your porn by putting it in a folder called "People in states of undress."

A flight from Washington, D.C., to Denver made an abrupt U-turn after a pastor ran through the aisles yelling, "Jihad, jihad." Passengers say they were scared by the guy yelling, "Jihad." But the abrupt U-turn really calmed them down.

Actor Vin Diesel announced yesterday his girlfriend has given birth to their third child. Though it is hard to say it is definitely his because Vin Diesel looks like every baby.


 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE AS OF MARCH 14, 2015



Do marijuana cigarettes deposit four times more tar
into smokers' lungs than tobacco-based cigarettes?

For the most current (March 14th) update that includes the marijuana question, click on the link below...

http://www.snopes.com/info/updates/current.htm


 





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Only Saturday Night Live could get away with airing THIS parody of the popular TV show “Jeopardy” on network television. Check it out. (6:33)





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Fans of felines should love THIS 36-second clip that we have named “Cat Karma.” Have a look and you will see why. (0:36)





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How can one not be amused WATCHING canines and felines deal with those mysterious objects we call mirrors? (2:45)





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Before this video began, the dog dropped a stick at the foot of the “stranger” sitting on the park bench. WATCH the dog’s frustration when he tries to get the stranger to throw the stick so he could chase it. (0:42)





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Here is another moving Hope for Paws dog rescue story that has a happy ending. Kudos to all the people who work for THIS and similar rescue organizations. (5:04)





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If this pet owner had any concerns about his hybrid wolf pup and kitten coexisting, they were quickly dispelled. WATCH as his dog reacts in a motherly fashion to the kitten the moment it strays too far. (0:37)





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This clip brings back vivid MEMORIES of the day back in the late 1940s when my dad brought home a wading pool. Any other similarities are purely coincidental. (2:11)





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The First Taste of Freedom is the title of THIS short clip. It represents the first time these animals have seen the sky. (1:24)





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Stan Miller sent in THIS clip that first appeared in the June 6, 2013 Farsider but is worth a rerun. It’s a twist on the popular flashmob videos that have become popular over the past few years. To advertise the opening of the renewed Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the famous “Night Watch" painting by Rembrandt was brought to life in the hopes that by bringing art to the people, they will come to the museum to see more. Actors portraying the characters in the painting surprised the shoppers in a busy mall made up the flashmob. Have a good look at the famous painting below, then click on the link above and watch the action.

 

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The guy delivering THIS Graduate Oration at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement is a cop. If, when you were in the prime of your career, he was assigned to be your car partner, would you: A} Pick his brain, B) Tolerate him, or C) Lock him in the trunk until the end of shift? (6:45)





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The pilots of VF-27 — a/k/a Attack Squadron 27 or the “Royal Maces” — invite you to tag along as they burn up some fuel in their F/A-18E Super Hornets. The squadron is currently stationed in Japan at Naval Air Facility Atsugi. This video was released earlier this month and has already received over 300,000 views. (4:22)



www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWqexq4td28&t=31



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If you haven’t yet used your barf bag and would like to hitch a ride in a V-22 Osprey, THIS link received from Dirk Parsons will enable you to climb aboard the tilt-rotor aircraft. (4:25)





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Speaking of flying, THIS clip about the Flying Silver Carp of the Wabash River had less than a million views when we first ran it 4 years ago. Today it has over 5 million. If you want to go fishing but don’t want to buy or rent a rod and reel, check out this clip received from Steve Postier. (4:24)





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We’re not through with flying through the air yet. Here’s a pop quiz: THIS guy who ran his snowmobile equipped with a parachute off a cliff in Sweden is (choose one) A: Insane; B: Stupid; C: Gutsy; D: Blessed with a set of testicles the size of grapefruits. (4:36)





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It’s hard to determine who is crazier in THIS clip received from Larry Otter, the drivers of these rally cars, the photographers, or the spectators who stand on the side of the road to watch them. (7:56)





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A handful of readers sent in THIS clip titled “Awesome Machines Compilation #1” that may interest some of you. The V-8 powered chain saw below is one example. (5:03)

 

If you found this video of interest, below are links to additional clips... 

Awesome Machine Compilation 2

Awesome Machine Compilation 3

Awesome Machine Compilation 4



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Want to go mountain biking “On the Edge” in Austria? Before you commit, watch THIS video and you may decide you are far more comfortable sitting in a chair and staring at your computer screen. (4:57)





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THIS video about disappearing car doors that we last ran several years ago is starting to make the rounds again. Is it the modification cost that has prevented the idea from catching on? Or could it be the safety hazard of trying to exit the vehicle in an accident? (3:06)

Disappearing car doors are apparently still available, at least the company’s WEBSITE appears to be.

 

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Check out THIS clip from Paul Salerno and behold a form of art based on an Etch-a-Sketch on steroids. And stick with it past the 1:30 mark because the best is yet to come. (3:02)





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For our nostalgia clip of the week, Bob Tenbrink invites you to return to 1952-53 and order a burger at the newly opened Beany’s Fast Food Drive-Thru restaurant in Long Beach. Unless you are over the age of 75 (give or take), this was before you even had a license to drive. Click on the link below to take a drive down Memory Lane. (2:24)



https://vimeo.com/110260174



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Speaking about going back in time, we would wager that the odds that you or your peers worked a pay job at a high school dance and/or athletic event is excellent. The question is, did you or your friends impress the kids as much as THIS uniformed cop did while he was providing security in the high school gymnasium?





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An atheist was walking through the woods. “What majestic trees, what powerful rivers, what beautiful animals,” he said to himself.

As he was walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look and saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.

He ran as fast as he could up the path. When he looked over his shoulder he saw that the bear was closing in on him. He looked over his shoulder again and saw that the bear was even closer.

Then he tripped and fell to the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.

At that instant moment, the Atheist cried out: “Oh my God!”

All of a sudden time stopped, the bear froze, the forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.

“You deny my existence for all these years, tell others I don't exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?”

The atheist looked directly into the light, and said: “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?”

“Very well,” said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

“Lord bless this food which I am about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.”

 

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Whatever you do, don’t mess with either of THESE Chinese ladies practicing the martial art of Aikido. You would be better off surrendering to the bear above. We would like to think that the tip of the spear is made of rubber or sponge. (0:59)





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This young lady’s performance on Ukraine’s Got Talent dazzled the judges and everyone in the audience. WATCH it and you will see why. (3:33)





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If THIS is a typical Russian soldier in Putin's military, our U.S. infantry soldiers might be in for a rough time. (0:24)





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Why would anyone want a real bird that poops everywhere when you can PURCHASE and fly a radio controlled bird known as an ornithopter? (2:03)





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Those of you who spent time in Hawaii in your youth might want to peruse THIS collection of photos of which there are tons dating back to the ‘50s and ’60s. One of the pics that Leroy and I remember as military brats from the mid 1950s is the one below of Kau Kau Korner, a popular drive-in restaurant near downtown Honolulu.





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Stories about the elderly who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s don’t often have a happy ending. THIS one is an exception. (2:43)



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We have published in the past a video of the Delta Airlines honor guard as a fallen soldier was returned to the U.S. THIS clip that we have chosen as our closer is not only about a fallen hero, it also includes his K-9 partner who was beside him when both were killed by an IED. (Note the people in the terminal building who were observing the ceremony.) (3:14)  

 

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C'ya


Pic of the Week
Submitted by Bill Leavy

What a difference 50 years makes...



Lots of American flags at the Selma March in 1965.



Not one American flag at the Selma March in 2015.
 


THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 3/19/15

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

Brent Pascoe — Address change

To receive the email address of anyone on the list -- or to receive the roster with all of the email addresses -- send your request to <bilmat@comcast.net>.

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
Christian, Brian
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, Neil
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
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
Gutierrez, Hector
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
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Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
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Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
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Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
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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
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Kimbrel, Tammy
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Klein, Lou Anna
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Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
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Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
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LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
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Leong, Ken
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Lewis, Steve
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Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim            
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Lobach, Bob
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Longoria, Noe
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Lopez, Ruvi
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Lucarotti, Jim
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Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
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Marfia, Ted
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Marsh, Scott
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Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
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Mattern, John
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Mattos, Paula
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Mazzone, Tom
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McCall, Lani
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Metcalfe, Mickey
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Rosso, Ron
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Seymour, Jim
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Silvers, Jim
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Woodington, Brad
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