The Farsider

May 14, 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 OFFICER PAUL SALERNO

—Note: Few details have been confirmed, so this should be considered preliminary information—

We received information late last night (Wed.) that retired Officer Paul Salerno passed away from an apparent heart attack, but there was no further information. News of this kind usually shows up first on Facebook, so we logged onto the SJPD group and found a message by Tom O’Donnell that was posted around 10:00 p.m. It read:

“I have sad news. Paul Salerno passed today of a heart attack while on vacation in Conn. I have no further at this time. I was informed about an hour ago.”

But there seems to be conflicting information as to the location. Among the 45 comments as of press time from Paul’s friends and former coworkers was one from Mike Alford that read:

“He was in Florida with a long time friend snorkeling. I did not hear if he was in the water or not when it happened, but they were unable to revive him."

 
That's all the info we have as of press time.

 
Paul was one of the four who celebrated their birthday at

the April 2014 PBA meeting and had the honor of cutting and
serving the cake to the rest of the members in attendance.
 

Update:

The following message was received from D/C Dave Knopf at 8:14 a.m. today, as we were going to press.



Thursday, May 14 — 8:14 a.m.

It is with sadness that I advise you that retired Officer Paul Salerno passed away at the age of 62. Paul was hired by the Department on July 20, 1979, and retired in 2007. He was vacationing in Florida with a lifelong friend when he suffered a heart attack. BFO was notified by the friend he was vacationing with, who didn't know how to notify his wife Nancy. Lt. Jason Herr and Chaplain Becknall made the notification within the last hour. As you can imagine, Nancy did not take the news well; however, she has a lot of support from her neighbors and was very thankful to the Department for making the notification.


 

RETIRED SGT. PRESTON “PRES” WINTERS



Badge 1608
Born Dec. 1, 1949
Appointed January 1973
Retired January 2003
Died May 11, 2015

Pres passed away Monday morning. The only information we had at the time came from his close friend, Paul Gardner, who posted the following message on Facebook Tuesday.

May 11th

Today was a tough day for me. My friend from the past 47 years passed away from Lymphoma and Leukemia. Pres Winters and I went to high school together and then worked 30+ years at San Jose Police Department. Pres has been ill for 13 years, and today was the end of his fight against cancer. I will miss him very much. When I know more about services I will re-post. God got a real good man today, but the good Lord already knew that.

According to Paul, Pres and his wife Jan had two children, Shawna, Ryan, and two grandchildren by the daughter.

 

Pres, Jan, Shawna and her two children (date unknown).
Ryan was not present when this photo was taken.

SERVICES: Paul called yesterday (Wed.) to say he had spoken with Jan. She advised that a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30th, at the Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos. A reception will follow at the same location featuring what Paul described as "Pres’ all-time-favorite food: peach pie." If an obituary is published we will include it in next week's Farsider.


 

WE WILL NEVER FORGET



In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

We honor these heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others. 

For details about our twelve fallen — including the panel number on
the Memorial Wall bearing their names — click on any of their names below... 

Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

John Buck

John Covalesk

Richard Huerta

Robert White

Henry Bunch

Bob Wirht

Gordon Silva

Gene Simpson

Desmond Casey

Jeffrey Fontana

Michael Johnson

~ ~ ~

Have a look at THIS clip highlighting the National Police Week Unity Tour that
gathered at the National Police Memorial in Washington yesterday. (1:48)

 

The link below will take you to the home page of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

<http://nleomf.org/>

~ ~ ~ 

We also pause to remember our former friends and coworkers:

(Alphabetical by last name:)

Former Officer David Adams
Retired Officer Virginia Adams
Retired Sergeant Harley Adams
Retired Communications Dispatcher Roy Adams
Retired Reserve Officer Dave Aguilar
Officer Tom "Wings" Alexander
Retired Officer Jim Aligo
Retired Police Data Specialist II Pat Alesse
Retired Officer David Alvarez
Retired Secretary Doreen Amburgy
Retired Sergeant Andy Anderson
Retired Sr. Police Data Spec. Beverly "Jill" Anderson
Retired Officer Frank Ankenbauer
Retired Officer Dick Anthony
Retired Captain Joe Azzarello
Retired Reserve Officer George Argall
Dispatcher Teresa Arruda
Lieutenant Cecil Ayer
Retired Sergeant Bill Bailey
Retired Sergeant Buck Ballard
Retired Officer Gordon Ballard, Sr.
Retired Sergeant Jim Barnett
Retired Officer Ernie Barozzi
Retired Lieutenant Terry Bauleke
Lieutenant Arnold "Arnie" Bertotti
Retired Sergeant Curt Bishop
Retired Sergeant Tony "Ants" Biskup
Retired Sergeant Don Black
Retired Police Chief John N. Black
Retired Police Chief J.R "Ray" Blackmore
Retired Sergeant Terry Blackwood
Officer John Bledsoe
Retired Officer Bill "Curly" Bond
Retired Sergeant Ron Bondi
Retired Officer Richard Boone
Retired Officer Bud Bosque
Retired Officer Harold Bounds
Retired Sergeant Curt Brandt
Former Reserve Officer Reggie Bravo
Officer Delia "Dede" Bravo-Carney
Retired Sergeant Dave Brickell
Retired Officer Richard "Rocky" Bridges
Retired Police Records Clerk II Wanda Brooks
Retired Captain Bill Brown
Retired Sergeant Gene Brown
Former Officer Phil Brown
Retired Police Chief William Brown
Retired Officer Gordon Bruce
Retired Sergeant Ralph Brune
Officer John Buck (Line of Duty)
Sergeant John Buck, Jr.
Former Officer Runyon A. Buckalew
Retired Sergeant Lloyd Buffington
Officer Henry Bunch — Line of Duty
Former Typist Clerk II Betty Burk
Retired Sergeant Chuck Burde
Retired Sergeant Bobby Burroughs
Retired Dispatcher George Burton
Retired Officer Wilbert "Ed" Bush
Officer John Cahill
Officer Mike Caldarulo
Retired Officer Johnny Calderon
Retired Sergeant Bill Campbell
Retired Analyst Kathy Campbell
Retired Officer Art Campos
Former Officer Dan Campos
Retired Assistant Chief George Cannell
Retired Senior Dispatcher Alice Cano
Retired Sergeant John Canuel
Retired Sergeant Charles "Charlie" Cardona
Retired Records Clerk Velma Cardona
Retired Officer Gilbert "Bulldog" Cardoza
Former Fiscal Officer Bob Carlsen
Retired Sergeant George Carter
Retired Assistant Chief Joel Carter
Officer Desmond Casey — Line of Duty
Retired Sergeant Glen Castlio
Retired Staff Analyst Evelyn Cava
Former Sergeant Hal Chapman
Retired Alviso Chief Pat Chew
Former Officer Steve Chesley
Police Data Specialist II Rosemarie Christensen
Retired Captain Bob Cleary
Retired Reserve Chief George Cochern
Retired Chief of Detectives Bart Collins
Former Officer Billy Collins
Retired Lieutenant John "Jack" Collins
Retired Sergeant Anthony "Tony" Colón
Retired Dispatcher Jimmy Compton
Retired Sergeant Joe Conversa
Police Data Spec. II Marilyn Cordes
Retired Sergeant Jim Cornelius
Retired Officer Kent Cossey
Officer John Covalesk — Line of Duty
Sergeant Julian Covill
Retired Police Data Specialist Lillie Cox
Retired Officer Andy Crawford
Retired Officer Bill Creamer
Retired Reserve Officer Chuck Crowell
Officer Alejandro “Alex” Cruise
Retired Officer Betty Cunningham
Retired Officer Marvin "Marv" Curtiss
Retired Sergeant Larry Darr
Retired Officer Don Davis
Retired Senior Identification Officer Pete DeLuca
Retired Deputy Chief Don "D.O." DeMers
Former Sergeant John Diehl
Retired Deputy Chief Howard Donald
Retired I.D. Technician Peggy Donald
Assistant Police Chief Ross Donald
Retired Sergeant Ron Dowling
Retired Officer Bob Duffy
Officer John Duncan
Retired Sergeant Leo Dunn
Officer Pete Dupont
Retired Sergeant George Dwyer
Retired Sergeant Hugo Edes
Supervising Public Safety Disp. & Res. Dep. Chief Stan Edwards
Retired Reserve Officer Phil "Duke" Ellington
Retired Officer Paul Elorreaga
Former Sergeant Bob Emerson
Retired School Crossing Guard Winnie Emerson
Retired Officer Lou Emery
Retired Sergeant Jim Emmons
Retired Officer Walt Emery
Retired Officer Anton "Rich" Erickson
Sergeant Gerald "Gerry" (and Carroll Ann) Erickson
Retired Officer Richard "Dick" Erickson
Retired Sergeant Joe Escobar
Retired Sergeant Dave "Porkchop" Evans
Former Officer Mitch Fagan
Officer Joe Falcao
Retired Sergeant Roy Farley
Retired Sergeant Fred Farnsworth
Retired Lieutenant Bob Fazio
Former Legal Adviser and Reserve Officer Royce Fincher
Retired Officer Roger Finton
Retired Sergeant Fred Flesner
Retired Comm. Supervisor Beatrice "Bea" Fletcher
Officer Bill Fletcher
Retired Reserve Officer Robert Flinn
Officer Jeffrey Fontana — Line of Duty
Retired Police Records Clerk Maxine Fontes
Officer Tom Fowler
Retired Typist Clerk II Frances Franco
Retired Airport Officer Ross Frantz
Retired Officer Don Franzino
Retired Reserve Officer Glenn Fudge
Sergeant Gordon Fujino
Retired Secretary Sally Funkhouser
Retired Sergeant Walt Gadsby
Retired Dispatcher Claire Gallagher
Retired Data Specialist Marietta Games
Sergeant Paul "Beans" Ganshirt
Senior Account Clerk Darleen Garman
Former Reserve Officer Ray Garringer
Retired Sergeant Roy Garringer
Retired Messenger Clerk Salli Gathers
School Crossing Guard Jan Gephart
Retired Sergeant Ken Geppert
Retired Sergeant Hans "Westgate" Gerdts
Retired Lieutenant Bill Gergurich
Former Officer Cliff Gerlach
Retired Police Records Clerk Nina Gillette
Retired Officer Will Givin
Retired Senior Office Specialist Fran Goff
Former Crime Data Analyst Mara Graves
Retired Officer Ray Gray
Retired Secretary Ruth Grayson
Retired Captain Leon Green
Retired Captain John Guerin
Retired Sergeant Mike Guerin
Retired Sergeant Pete Guerin (Sr.)
Retired Sergeant Lovell Guptill
Retired Officer Terry Guyton
Retired Sergeant Stan Hall
Retired Captain Lewis "Lew" Haller
Retired Police Records Clerk Betty Hanson
Retired Lieutenant Stan Hardman
Retired Dispatcher Ken Harness
VOLT Volunteer Bob Harris
Officer Marty Harris
Officer Tom (and Judy) Harris
Retired Captain Charles Hartell
Retired Officer Joe Haslemann
Retired Officer Jim Healy
Retired Sergeant Al Heiken
Retired Sergeant Jim Hellam
Retired Deputy Chief Eusevio "Ike" Hernandez
Retired Deputy Chief Luis Hernandez
Retired Lieutenant Kenny Herrmann
Retired Policewoman Janet Hickey
Retired Typist Clerk Rae Hildebrand
Retired Lieutenant Art Hilscher
Retired Dispatcher Betty Hixon
Retired Sergeant Jim Hober
Retired Sergeant Fred Hoffman
Retired Officer Vern Hoffman
Retired Officer Chuck Hogate
Retired Captain Mel Hornbeck
Former Sergeant Howard Hornbuckle
Retired Assistant Police Chief Stan Horton
Sergeant Steve Howard
Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard — Line of Duty
Officer Art Huckabay
Officer Richard Huerta — Line of Duty
Retired Captain Lyle Hunt
Former Police Woman Eunice (Long) Huntwork
VOLT Volunteer Diana Hurst
Officer Ray Ireland
Retired Police Data Spec. II Shirley Louise Jackson
Retired Senior Analyst George Jacobson
Former Sergeant John Jaeger
Retired Sergeant Merle Johns
Former Reserve Officer Alfred "AJ" Johnson
Officer Michael Johnson — Line of Duty
Retired Captain Tom "TJ" Johnson
Officer James "Tim" Jones
Retired Sergeant Ken Jordan
Retired Officer Frank Keffer, Sr.
Retired I.D. Technician Betty Keiser
Officer Keith Kelley
Senior Police Records Clerk Verna Kennelly
Former Officer Mahlon Kent
Former Sergeant Gus Kettman
Retired Sergeant Don Kidder
Retired Secretary Bernice King
Retired Officer Steve Kirkendall
Retired Deputy Chief Elmer Klein
Retired Analyst II Dick Kleiner
Retired Officer Dick Knell
Sergeant Ted Korth
Retired Officer Vic Kosik
Airport Officer Dick Kountz
Retired Lieutenant Floyd Kuehnis
Retired Photographer John Lancaster
Retired Officer Ken Lanch
Officer Carter (and Marsha) Langdon
Officer Jim "Red Dog" Larson
Former Officer Jerry Law
Retired Sergeant Ray "The Deacon" Lee
Former Officer Larry LeFall
Retired Dispatcher Ralph Libby
Officer Charles "Chuck" Lintern
Retired Sergeant Bob Lira
Retired Sergeant Dave Longaker
Account Clerk II Marion Lopaus
Retired Officer Dan Lopez
Retired Officer Herman Lorenz
Retired Officer Mike Lowry
Former Officer Dave Luna
Former Chaplain John MacDonald
Retired School Crossing Guard Johanna Machado
Retired Sergeant Bill Maddox
Public Safety Dispatcher II Keao Mai
Retired County Dispatcher Belinda Maldonado
Former Reserve Officer Tim Malley
Typist Clerk II Beth Malnburg
Retired Sergeant Jim Manthey
Sergeant Elliott "Tiny" Mars
Former Sergeant Floyd Marshall
Retired Sergeant Jay Martin
Retired Dispatcher Jean Martin
Reserve Officer Pete Martin
Retired Airport and Reserve Officer Bob Marotz
School Crossing Guard Eleanor Maruca
Retired Reserve Officer Lou Masella
Retired Sgt. John Mattern
Retired Disp. Thaddeus "Tedd" Casimer Matusiewicz
Retired Officer William Mauldin
Senior Police Data Specialist Frances McCabe
Retired Captain E. Dale McCay
Retired Sergeant O.D. McClinnan
Retired Sergeant Earl McClure
Former Officer Garth McCormick
Retired Lieutenant Glenn McCourtie
Sergeant Mark McDaniel
Retired Deputy Chief Ed McKay
Retired Deputy Chief Bill McKenzie
Former Officer Brian McNamara
Retired Police Chief Joe McNamara
Police Property Specialist Tarr Mehary
Retired Officer Bob Meheula
Retired Lieutenant Lloyd Meister
Lieutenant Ed Melz
Retired Office Specialist II Chris Mendoza
Senior Police Records Clerk Shirley Merrill
Retired Sergeant Liz Michaelsen
Retired Sergeant Art Miller
Retired Officer Dorothy Miller
Retired Sergeant Herb Miller
Retired Sergeant Jess Miller
Former Officer Steve Miller
Former Sergeant Carl Mills
Officer Jose "Joe" Molina
Retired Sergeant Charles "Chuck" Molosky
Retired Officer Ann Moore
Retired Lieutenant. Bruce "Blue Eyes" Moore
Retired Sergeant Don "Santa Clara Sam" Moore
Retired Assistant Policewoman Sharon Moore
Officer Rogelio "Roger" Moreno
Retired Exec. Admin. Secretary Bonnie Morganthaler
Retired. Chief Dispatcher Ron Morrill
Retired Police Records Clerk Ruth Morrison
Retired Dispatcher Antoinette "Fi Fi" Morse
Retired Officer Ken Morss
Retired Officer James Morton
Retired Sergeant Gene Moss
Retired Sgt. John Mosunic
Retired Officer Fred "Moon" Mullins
Retired Officer Pat Murphy
Retired Sergeant Charles Murray
Retired Chief Communications Dispatch Ron Murrell
Retired Chief Dispatcher Hank Murtha
Retired Officer Len Myers
Retired Sergeant Tom Nagengast
Retired Typist Clerk II Amy Nagareda
VOLT Volunteer Marynell Naughton
Retired Officer Annie (Hally) Navin
Former Officer Glen Neece
Former Crime Prevention Spec. Marlin "Cotton" Neufeld
Retired Sergeant Rex Newburn
Reserve Officer Jack Nichols
Retired Police Data Specialist Helene Norman
Officer Alvey "Al" North
Retired Dispatcher Linda Norwood
Former Reserve Officer Terry O'Connell
Former Officer Tommy O'Connell
Retired Sergeant Dexter O'Day
Retired Officer James O'Day
Retired Dispatcher Ed "Radio Ed" Oiseth, Sr.
Retired Secretary Carolyn Page
Retired Police Records Clerk II Phyllis Papa
Former Officer David Parbst
Retired Officer John Patrick
Former Sergeant John Percival
Retired Sergeant John Periman
Retired Officer Charles “Chuck” Petersen
Retired Lieutenant Fred Petersen
Retired Dispatcher Shirley Petersen
Retired Steno Clerk Carole Peterson
Retired Sergeant Courtney "Court" Peterson
Former Sergeant Arthur "Art" Philpot
Retired Officer Joe Pinkston
Retired Police Data Specialist Betty Poe
Retired Sergeant Bill Poelle
Retired Lieutenant Dave Pollock
Retired Typist Clerk II Charlene Poole
Retired Captain Eddie Pracna
Retired Assistant Chief Jay Propst
Retired Officer Dante "Dan" Provasi
Park Ranger Todd Quick
Retired Typist Clerk II Phyllis Quirley
Former Officer Dennis Radabaugh
Former Officer William Radunich
Retired Officer Frank Rafferty
Retired Sergeant Lloyd Ralston
Retired Officer Anthony "Tony" Ranada
Retired Latent Print Supervisor Ken Raney
Retired Secretary Pauline Rasmussen
Retired Sergeant Hal Ratliff
Senior Steno Clerk Constance Ravenstein
Retired Police Data Spec. II Carlotta Redmond
Sergeant Richard "Rich" Reyes
Retired Sergeant Jack Richards
Retired Officer Ed Ricketts
Retired Office Specialist Clara "Marie" Roberts
Retired Records Supervisor Maggie Roe
Retired Officer Chad "Coach" Rolston
Retired Lieutenant Steve Ronco
Retired Police Data Spec. II Dolores Rosamond
Retired Officer Dennis Rosario
Officer Miguel "Mike" Rosas
Retired Officer Tony Russo
Former Sergeant George Sachtleben
Retired Identification Officer Bernice Sadler
Officer Juan Salcido
Retired Officer Paul Salerno

Retired Officer Dwight Salsbury
Retired Police Records Supervisor Connie Sandoval
Retired Officer David Sandoval
Retired Lieutenant Greg Sargent
Retired Latent Print Examiner Vic Sartin
Former Officer Ray Saunders
Retired Officer Charles "Charlie" Schaefer
Retired Identification Technician Frances Schotenheimer
Retired Police Data Specialist Elsie Schrull
Retired Officer Herman Schwandt
Retired Captain Tom Scribner
Retired Sergeant Garyn Scott
Former Officer Ed Sekaquaptewa
Retired P/T Typist Clerk II Regina Sellarole
Records Clerk Gretta Shannon
Sergeant Chris (and Lynn) Shimek
Retired Captain Tom Short
Retired Officer Paul Shuman
Retired Sergeant Bob Silfvast
Officer Gordon Silva — Line of Duty
Retired Senior Police Records Clerk Ruth Silverstein
Officer Gene Simpson — Line of Duty
Retired Sergeant Bob Sims
Retired Dispatcher Ethel Sims
Former Dispatcher Jim Slater
Retired Police Data Specialist II Charlotte Smith
Retired Property Specialist Justin Smith
Retired Sergeant Ron Smith
Retired Lieutenant Ken Stagg
Retired Police Data Specialist II Dorothy Stang
Retired Assistant Policewoman Clarice "Tawny" Stelzer
Retired Officer Mario Stefanini
Retired Officer Dave (Watry) Stengel
Retired Sergeant Joe Stewart
Former Officer LeMoine "Lee" Stille
Retired Dispatcher Howard Stout
Retired Deputy Chief Larry Stuefloten
Retired Sergeant Marc Sturdivant
Retired Juvenile Sergeant Stella Sullivan
Director of Communications Lyman Swan
Garage Attendant Frank Sypert
Retired Lieutenant Larry Tambellini
Retired Officer Frank Tanner
Retired Dispatcher Jim Terra
Retired Lieutenant Jim Terry
Lieutenant Larry Thannisch
Former Sergeant Steve Thatcher
Reserve Captain Cal Thomas
Retired Secretary Nadine Thompson
Former Reserve Lieutenant Greg Thul
Former Officer Forrest Tittle
Retired Reserve Sergeant Sixto "Toby" Tobias
Retired Sergeant Harold "Hal" Toussaint
Retired Dispatcher Ron Townsend
Account Clerk Pauline Trevisano
Former Officer Mitch Ucovich
Clerk Typist Marlene Uyehara
Dispatcher and Reserve Officer Tom Vanderpriem
Former Reserve Officer Ron Tsukomoto
Retired Sergeant Mike Van Dyck
Lieutenant Ernie Vasquez
Retired Reserve Captain James "Jim" Vinson Sr.
Retired Reserve Deputy Chief Julio Viola
Retired Officer Joe Vittoe
Retired Secretary Alice Wagner
Retired Sergeant Seymour "Sy" Wakeman
Retired Officer Maury Warner
Retired Sergent Bob Warrick
Retired Sergeant Lloyd Warthan
Former Officer Vern Watson
Officer Carl Watt (and Wife)
Retired Officer Rich Weiser
Retired Sergeant Bill Wells, Sr.
Retired Lieutenant Merlin "Wheat" Wheatley
Officer Robert White — Line of Duty
Retired Officer Fred Whitley
Retired Garage Attendant Freddie "3-Wheeler" Whitmarsh
Retired Officer Leroy Widman
Retired Sergeant Ron Williams
Former Sergeant John Willis
Retired Lieutenant Jack Wilson
Retired Secretary Maxine Wilson
Former Sergeant Frank Winkler
Retired Sergeant Pres Winters
Officer Bob Wirht — Line of Duty
Retired Officer Bill Wiskel
Retired Sergeant Bill Wittmann
Retired Sergeant Doug Wright
Former Officer William "Sharpshooter" Young

 

POA UPDATES



May 8th

The April/May 2015 eVanguard is now online. Hard copies
of the magazine are in the mail and will be arriving soon.  

Click HERE to download the eVanguard to your desktop.

 

May 13th

The Britannia Arms held an amazing fundraiser on April 2nd, where all proceeds made that day were given to Michael Johnson's family. If you attended, it's probably no surprise that between the Almaden and Downtown locations, they were able to raise $130,000!

In an effort to begin to "pay it back" and say "thank you" for such substantial generosity, we'd like to invite you all to The Brit on Wednesday, May 27th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM. We hope to see you there!

Britannia Arms - Downtown
173 W Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
   
Britannia Arms - Almaden
5027 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

The Brit would like to acknowledge the following companies for making their fundraiser such a success: Skip at Skips Tires, Frost Cupcake, Angela Athens, San Jose Fire, Scrambles, Yellow Cab, DJ Raffi, DJ Dinero, DJ Clay, Almaden Costco, Marriott Hotel, Que it up BBQ, Imperior Party Rental, Farmers Insurance.

 

THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

Here we go again. For the fourth week in a row, Police Auditor LaDoris Cordell is a principal part of this front-page story from last Sunday’s paper that points to the fact that blacks and Latinos are stopped by patrol officers at a higher rate than whites. Is that because most San Jose cops are racist? Bull - - - -. Everyone familiar with San Jose — with the possible exception of Cordell and the Mercury News — knows that the SJPD places its emphasis on the high-crime parts of the city, and that the higher crime rate areas are more heavily populated by gangs comprised of blacks and Latinos. Seldom will you find a gang banger who belongs to the Sureños with the last name of Fitzgerald or McDonald. According to THIS link, there were over 6,500 validated gang members in 102 validated gangs in San Jose as of 2014 (200 in Santa Clara County).

Racial Disparity in Stops by Police

—Blacks, Latinos detained at rate far exceeding share of San Jose’s population

By Tracey Kaplan, Robert Salonga and Leigh Poitinger
Mercury News — May 10, 2015

SAN JOSE — Police officers here pulled over, searched, curb-sat, cuffed or otherwise detained blacks and Latinos last year at far higher percentages than their share of this city’s population, an analysis of traffic-stop data by this newspaper found. Yet the stops seldom led to arrests or evidence of crimes.

The data, which the San Jose Police Department collected at the request of the city’s independent police auditor in response to citizen complaints, highlight concerns that police are more likely to treat blacks and Latinos as potential suspects than others.

The figures represent the most detailed statistical examination of the Police Department to date using this type of data, and come amid national concerns about disparate treatment of blacks and other racial minorities by police that have erupted in pro­tests when encounters with cops turned deadly in Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; and Baltimore.

“The numbers are a red flag,” said LaDoris Cordell, the city’s independent police auditor and a retired judge who is African-American. “Something concrete has to change in San Jose. Look at Baltimore and Ferguson. They’re not justified, but it’s what we’ll get if we don’t do something now.”

Police Chief Larry Esquivel, who is Latino, cautioned that what may appear as disparate treatment is often a reflection of policing focused on high-crime areas such as East San Jose, which is heavily Latino, in what is otherwise a relatively safe large city.

“Our job is to not only provide protection, serve our community, and apprehend those responsible for crimes, but it is to seek out criminal activity and to be proactive,” Esquivel said. “Unfortunately, in some areas of San Jose, we have more crime and different types of crime. Gang activity has been a huge focus. Within that, there are certain areas or people who gravitate toward gangs.”

But the chief added that a city consultant is conducting an independent analysis of the data, a step he welcomed as an opportunity to improve police interactions with minority communities, where distrust of officers often runs deep.

“We need to vigorously critique ourselves,” Esquivel said. “It goes back to the way we talk to people, how we address them, the tone we use. That makes a difference to people we contact. We need to do a better job, especially in our minority communities.”



This newspaper’s analysis of the data, which reflect activity through the first nine months of 2014 because that is all the department compiled for release, found:

• In a city where blacks and Latinos make up slightly more than a third of the population, those groups made up nearly two-thirds of the traffic stops. Blacks made up 8 percent of the stops, compared with 3 percent of the population; Latinos, 57 percent of the stops, compared with 33percent of the population.

• Once stopped, blacks and Latinos also were significantly more likely to be ordered out of their vehicles, frisked and have their cars searched; more than three-quarters of those subjected to such treatment by San Jose police were black or Latino.

• Only 6 percent of all those stopped were arrested, including 3 percent of Asians, 5percent of whites and 7 percent each of blacks and Latinos.

• While few searches of those stopped turned up evidence, whites were slightly more likely to be carrying drugs or other contraband (16percent) than Latinos (12percent) and blacks (14 percent).

• San Jose police showed similar patterns during pedestrian stops, with blacks and Latinos making up three-quarters of such encounters. But once the pedestrians were stopped, police curb-sat and searched blacks and Latinos at roughly similar rates as whites and Asians, unlike during the traffic stops.

The city’s police force in 2013, the latest year figures are available, was about 54 percent white, 23 percent Latino, 4 percent black and more than 15 percent Asian.

The San Jose Police Officers’ Association agreed with Esquivel that demographics and geography cannot be overlooked when assessing the issue.

“It doesn’t take a mathematician to conclude that there will be more searches as a result of more stops in higher crime neighborhoods that unfortunately have a higher minority population,” union president Sgt. Paul Kelly said in a statement. “To draw a different conclusion or infer something sinister from the available data is misguided and reminds me of what Mark Twain once wrote, ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.’ ” California law allows officers to pull over cars for minor traffic violations in hopes of discovering more serious crimes, but they may not make a stop on the basis of race alone.

San Jose officers cited safety concerns as the primary reason for the detentions in which drivers were ordered out of their vehicles. In 2001, a San Jose officer was fatally shot by a young motorist during a routine traffic stop.

But leaders of several law enforcement groups, including the California Police Chiefs Association, found the city’s data troubling.

“There is a concern when some people are being searched more often and detained more often,” said David Bejarano, the California Police Chiefs Association’s president and chief of the Chula Vista Police Department.

Local civil rights leaders were more blunt when asked about the findings, saying they only affirm what blacks and Latinos have long experienced. Other jurisdictions, including San Diego and the state of North Carolina, also have found racial disparities.

“This is proof there is a bias,” said the Rev. Jethroe “Jeff” Moore, president of San Jose chapter of NAACP. “Why do they think brown people are criminals? We must admit it’s a problem and fix it.”

It is an issue that could affect the city’s pocketbook as well as police relations with the community they serve.

Last week, the Police Department and city were served with a civil rights lawsuit seeking class-action status by Shauncey Burt, an African-American man who was stopped by local police for minor traffic violations three times in five months. Each stop lasted at least 30 minutes, the suit contends, during which he was ordered to sit on the curb, and on one occasion, handcuffed, while officers searched his car. Yet the searches came up empty and Burt was given a traffic ticket only once. The city declined to comment.

Nicholas Emanuel, Burt’s lawyer, argues that the data show San Jose police engage in racial profiling by subjecting blacks and Latinos to unreasonable and prolonged detentions after stopping them for minor vehicle code violations. The suit seeks an order from the court requiring police to stop the practice.

“The ultimate goal of this litigation is to make San Jose a part of the solution to race relations, not part of the problem,” Emanuel said.

Mayor Sam Liccardo said the key question is whether the city is “treating similarly situated people — drivers stopped for speeding, for example — differently based on race?”

“On the surface, the data raises troubling inferences,” Liccardo said, “but on closer inspection, the data does not offer enough detail to answer that key question definitively.”

San Jose has set aside $125,000 for a consultant to study the traffic stop data, which may address questions like the mayor’s as well as include ride-alongs with officers, focus groups and informal department surveys.

Still, Liccardo said he will push to strengthen oversight on issues ranging from use of force to bias in policing.

“We’re fortunate to have a very professional, hardworking set of police officers in San Jose,” he said. “They’re human beings, however, endowed with the same frailties as the rest of us. Like every major U.S. city, we have to work vigilantly to confront bias in policing.”

This is not the first time San Jose police have been accused of tactics that disproportionately affect minorities. About five years ago, an analysis by this newspaper found that the department’s rate of arrests for public drunkenness, primarily in the downtown entertainment district, was higher than that of any other California city and largely targeted Latinos.

Some experts challenged critics to come up with effective alternatives to tactics that appear to target certain minorities.

“People are asking, ‘Is this all you can do, go on a fishing expedition?’ ” said Eugene O’Donnell, a former police officer and prosecutor in New York City who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “But the answer may be ‘yes.’ ” But others said the price of alienating blacks and Latinos may be too high.

“We need to stop playing the game of ‘I’ll stop 20 people because one will be dirty,’ ” said J. Thomas Manger, president of the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association and chief of the Montgomery County, Maryland, police force, one of the largest in the Washington, D.C., metro area. “Because then what have you done to community relations with the other 19?”
 

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Anyone besides us remember Allen Funt, whose popular TV show "Candid Camera" ran from 1948 through the 1970s before making a brief comeback in 1996?



Mayor: Body Cameras On All Cops in a Year

—Liccardo to move up timeline; every officer to have the device by June 2016—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — May 12, 2015

SAN JOSE — Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday said he wants all San Jose police officers outfitted with body-worn cameras within the next year and called for additional new measures to monitor officers’ conduct.

Liccardo made the announcement a day after this newspaper published an analysis of police data that revealed blacks and Latinos were stopped, searched or temporarily detained — sometimes all in one encounter — at percentages far exceeding their portion of the city’s population.

“We have the nation’s most professional, highly trained police officers,” Liccardo said. “But we can do better, and when it comes to issues of race and policing, we must vigilantly seek every opportunity to do so.”

The data, covering the first nine months of 2014, are being released for the first time since San Jose became one of just a few large U.S. cities to record detailed demographic information for every pedestrian or car stop. The data-collection policy was approved a year ago at the urging of Independent Police Auditor LaDoris Cordell, based on complaints about police encounters that didn’t always leave a document trail.

Liccardo also endorsed other measures proposed by Cordell in her final annual audit report released last month, including broadening the scope of racial-bias investigations involving police officers and putting department-initiated investigations — internal probes based on officer complaints made within SJPD — under civilian review. Police have been receptive to the first idea but have expressed concern that exposing the internal investigations risks violating officers’ privacy rights.

Liccardo’s proposals come less than three weeks after Cordell presented her report to the City Council.

“I am stunned at the swiftness at which this is happening,” Cordell said. “In five years, I’ve never had recommendations taken up so quickly and clearly.”

As conversations about police accountability echo in cities across the country, body cameras have become a focal point of potential solutions. In March, SJPD officials announced plans to outfit 12 officers in divisions including patrol and special operations as part of a one-year pilot beginning in September, with the aim of implementing them more widely upon the completion of the test run.

Liccardo wants to move up that timeline by at least a few months, with the devices funded and implemented by the end of the next fiscal year, June 2016. An early estimate tabbed the cost at about $1 million to outfit a force of just under 1,000, about half of whom are assigned to patrol.



Use of body cameras, such as this one worn
by a Duluth, Minnesota, police officer, have
been credited with reducing use-of-force incidents.

Momentum slowed for a few months while the department and police union worked out a policy to ensure officers’ rights and privacy had adequate protections, but that appears close to a resolution.

“The public is anxious for police to have cameras, and we share that,” said Officer James Gonzales, vice president of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association. “We know the cameras on our officers are going to show the extraordinary work they do and lower the amount of citizen complaints we get.”

Oakland, which fully outfitted its force with body cameras in 2013, has seen use-of-force incidents drop dramatically: 611 last year, compared with more than 2,000 in 2009. Citizen complaints there dropped to 1,052 last year, down from a recent peak of 2,598 in 2012, a year marked by frequent Occupy Oakland protests.

Gonzales added that increasing police accountability is a shared goal with the community.

“But those measures must be based upon facts and data, not emotion, and they must not put the safety of police officers in greater risk,” he said. “It is important to ensure proposals that may sound good to a retired judge or make a great media sound bite are practical, legal and actually improve upon what is currently in place now.”

According to this newspaper’s analysis, blacks and Latinos, a third of the city’s population, were the subject of nearly two-thirds of vehicle stops and accounted for more than 70 percent of subsequent searches. Members of those groups were nearly twice as likely as other races to be ordered to sit on a curb, handcuffed or placed in the back of a police car before they were eventually let go without arrest or citation, which was the case for four out of five people stopped on foot and two out of three pulled over.

Both police leaders and the police union contend minority communities are most often victimized by high-crime rates, so they draw higher levels of police activity. They note that specialized enforcement targeting gangs, which are predominantly Latino in San Jose, also accounts for the disparities. But community advocates say the practice is tantamount to treating entire minority groups as suspects simply for living in a certain neighborhood.

The mayor also wants to speed up a planned independent analysis of the police stop data that he hopes will shed more context on this newspaper’s findings. The city has set aside $125,000 for the work.

“Before jumping to conclusions, we critically need to understand whether similarly situated people are being treated differently because they’re Latino or African-American,” Liccardo said. “We all need to take a deeper dive.”

 

MAIL CALL

 

Bill Leavy is now our “Former" In-House NFL Referee

 

May 13th

Hi Bill,

I retired from the field after working 20 years and signed a contract this week to take a position with the NFL in the New York office. My new job title will be Supervisor of Officials, which is one of four on the NFL payroll. My primary focus will be on the leagues' 17 referees. I will go to a game every week and evaluate the crew — plus one other game. My responsibility will be to answer any rules questions and assist eight of the NFL teams with other officiating issues. This new position will be a year-round job, but I will still be able to split my time between my San Jose and Palm Desert homes — with occasional trips to the New York office.

I will miss being on the field, but I look forward to staying in the game and taking on the challenges of the new job.

Bill
(Leavy) <mwc127@earthlink.net>

We wish you the best of luck, Bill, and we suspect that some additional good luck messages will be showing up in your inbox soon.

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This missive is from retired Lt. and past POA President Phil Norton. It included a link to this NBC Bay Area news story that goes beyond the article about racial profiling in the story above. Click HERE to view the video.

San Jose Police Targeted Man Based On Skin Color, Lawsuit Claims

The city of San Jose and its police department are now the targets of a civil rights lawsuit accusing cops of racial profiling after statistics released last week showed African-Americans and Latinos are disproportionately stopped and searched. Robert Handa reports.

May 11th

Bill,

It had to happen. Why would anyone want to be a policeman?  

It will be interesting to watch this plaintiff build a "class action" case. Just filing and speaking to a receptive media does not a " class action" make. Knowing the City of San Jose's practice, of course, this suit will be settled and the abused profiled plaintiff will walk away with a pocket full of money.  

There is a solution; not a good one, but a solution. No more car stops. No more self-initiated action. Response to calls for service at the exact speed limit. Refusal by a suspect to follow police orders means OK, no action taken, suspect refused to cooperate, 10-8. Then call in the statisticians and let’s see what is left of the once beautiful Garden City.  

Phil
(Norton) <ponorton2008@gmail.com>

 

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May 11th

Bill,

It’s me, the rabble rouser again. This won’t be news to many of your readers, but there’s a show on Fox News called “The Five” that airs at 2:00 p.m. during the week. As a retired cop, I found this discussion very supportive of our profession. It begins with a short monologue by co-host Greg Gutfeld and concludes with replies from the four other co-hosts of the show. Of special interest (and satisfaction) was the response by Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor in San Francisco who was married to then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, but had the good sense to divorce the liberal politician who’s the current Lt. Gov. and move from the City by the Bay to the Big Apple. (If you can dig up a photo of her all the better.)

Talking Points <talking.points@comcast.net>

 

Click HERE to watch the clip that may take a moment or two to load. (6:49)

 

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May 12th

Hey Bill,

Strictly between you and me, since I definitely don't want to get into a religious squabble, I thought I would mention one of the items you ran in the Mail Call column of last week's Farsider. It's the one with the link to a Pat Condell video about Islam. I didn't open it due to lack of interest the first time, but my brother sent me an email saying I had to watch it since he is so 'right on' with what he had to say. So I watched it.

My initial reaction was that Condell was a British columnist or TV commentator who was way over the top since at least a couple of his statements were somewhere between untrue or at least very misleading. So I looked him up on Wikipedia.

You may already be aware of this, but I was surprised to learn that Condell is neither a columnist or a TV commentator. He is actually a very well known British comedian with a huge following. Five years ago he was the most subscribed YouTube comedian of all times in the UK.
 
I also discovered that in his comedy routine he uses a satirical format and that he often focuses on religion and religious related topics. It turns out that he's a dyed in the wool atheist and treats all religions more or less equally in the videos he produces.

You might want to take a quick look at some of the other co-called “comedic” videos Condell has made as they will put what he has to say into perspective.

The Trouble With Christianity

Your Faith Is A Joke

Is Satin a Catholic

The Great Jesus Swindle

(Name withheld by request)

Ed. — Thanks for the info, Mr. Nameless. For details about Pat Condell that back up the info above, click on THIS Wikipedia link. It goes without saying that last week was Condell's final appearance in the Farsider.

 

PBA REMINDER FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

Need we say more? For you first timers, probably yes. May's general membership meeting will get underway at 5:00 p.m. next Wednesday, May 22nd, with the opening of the bar at the POA Hall. The standard buffet dinner will follow about an hour later.

 

HAVE YOU CIRCLED THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR? 

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

May 5-12

Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Las Vegas yesterday. She said she wants citizenship for undocumented immigrants. But after seeing Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo yesterday, immigrants said, "You know what, we're good. We’re gonna head back now. We had enough."

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from the show “19 Kids and Counting” say they are supporting Mike Huckabee for president because he has “common sense.” If there’s anyone who knows about common sense, it’s a family with 19 kids.

Yesterday Floyd Mayweather said he would give Manny Pacquiao a rematch next year. In fact, they've already come up with an exciting tagline — "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2: Maybe they'll kiss."

The NFL released its report on the deflate-gate scandal and said the chance that Tom Brady knew the balls were tampered with was "more probable than not." Did they do this investigation with a Magic 8 Ball? "Try again later?" "Reply hazy?"

According to a new poll, 48 percent of Americans believe that Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy. Then Hillary said, “Actually I just made that poll up.”

It was confirmed this week that Lucasfilm and Disney are set to develop another “Indiana Jones” sequel. This time the ancient relic everyone is searching for is Indiana Jones.

Of course I'm going to kick off things with this monologue here, or as it's known tonight, the Bonologue. That's right, we have U2 on the show tonight.

U2 wasn't supposed to be here, but when I opened up my iTunes they just popped up.

People are being really picky about the upcoming election. I read that Americans do not want the next president to be a first-term senator, be over 65, or have a former president in the family. Then the Secret Service said, "Hey, whoever slips through slips through. No promises."

A house panel in Texas has approved full marijuana legalization for the state. Yeah, meaning Texas could go from having dude ranches to "Dude, ranches."

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I saw a lot of people were posting old photos of themselves as a kid with their moms. Because what better gift to give your mother than a photo of how she used to look before you completely wore her down.

In celebration of Mother's Day yesterday, President Obama called three moms who had written him letters. Then kids who made their mom a macaroni necklace said, "Thanks, Obama."

According to a new report, since he's been governor, Chris Christie has spent $82,000 at a concession stand at MetLife Stadium. Now, I know it seems like the perfect story for a Chris Christie joke but I'm actually on a Chris Christie joke diet. So nothing for me, thanks.

If you're going to do a Chris Christie joke, just say, "Christie spent $82,000 at a concession stand at MetLife Stadium. Then he turned to his friends and said, 'You guys want anything?'" That's a joke. I can't believe it. I caved in. I feel awful.

It was announced yesterday that Tom Brady will be suspended for the season’s first four games for his alleged role in the deflate-gate scandal. Though the NFL says his punishment could be reduced if he commits a real crime.

Tom Brady was suspended. He says he will be appealing, but then again, when is Tom Brady not appealing — am I right, ladies?

Starbucks announced that it’s now selling a mini version of its Frappuccino, which holds two ounces less than its small size. Tom Brady tried one and swears nothing is different. You can't even notice it.

Mike Huckabee distanced himself from infomercials he's appeared in, saying “I don't have to defend everything that I've ever done.” In a related story, that's exactly what running for president is. You actually do have to defend everything you've ever done.

Today Secretary of State John Kerry visited the small African nation of Djibouti. Or to use the official diplomatic term, he made a Djibouti call.

The birth certificate of the royal baby lists her parents' occupations as being "the prince and princess of the United Kingdom." It says that under occupation, which I guess sounds better than "unemployed."

Authorities in New York busted a gun-running operation allegedly headed by a 500-pound gang member nicknamed “Wobbles.” The arrest took place on Saturday, yet the strip search of Wobbles still goes on.

A holistic doctor has developed a trick to help you fall asleep in 60 seconds. The doctor says all it takes is $99 and a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.

Mother's Day is coming up. On Mother's Day, Hooters is giving all mothers a free order of 10 hot wings with a drink purchase. I'd take my mom but I just took her there for Easter. And her birthday.

Experts using forensic technology have created a picture of what they think Jesus looked like as a kid. When he saw the picture, Larry King said, "You got the nose wrong."

Barbara Walters admitted to stealing an artifact from the White House. She said, "I was young, and I didn't think President Lincoln would mind."

The U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in nearly seven years. The job sector that has seen the most growth is in the field of Republican presidential candidates.

A new report reveals that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent over $82,000 on food at NFL games. Christie said, "Hey, both of those games went into overtime."

The NFL has suspended Tom Brady for four games over deflate-gate. They're going to punish him by making him stay home in his mansion with his supermodel wife and think about what he did wrong.

McDonald's is starting to introduce kale into their salads. McDonald's customers heard this and asked, "What's kale, and what's a salad?"

An Australian woman has gone on 136 first dates in 17 months, but never on a second date. In other words, she looks nothing like her Tinder profile picture.

Scientists have discovered how to restore sight to blind mice. Next up, the scientists will try to restore the homes of three little pigs.

Welcome to the program. My name is Dave Letterman, and tonight I'm giving my two-week notice.

Don't worry about me. I plan to continue to be in show business. I have already been booked to be in a production of "The Sunshine Boys" with Jay Leno.

You know what's going to be big this summer is the new "Indiana Jones" movie. Now Indiana Jones is a little older. In this film he goes in search of a tomb for himself.

Now instead of outrunning a giant boulder, Indiana Jones has to pass an enormous kidney stone.

The NFL claims the New England Patriots more probably than not deflated footballs. I'm sorry, but that's just not vague enough for me.

Apparently there are incriminating texts and emails about what they call deflate-gate. Earlier today Hillary Clinton announced that she would be happy to delete them.

Four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady is in trouble. He may have to spend weekends in a cell with Aaron Hernandez. Or play for the Jets.

This deflate-gate scandal raises an interesting question about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Which way does the commissioner look if he's already looking the other way?

New York City has a rat problem. There must be three to four million rats running loose, but finally, Mayor de Blasio has declared war on rats. Here's what he's going to do. He's going to bring in more coyotes.

These are not regular rats. They're enormous, and they're brazen. They have to bait the rat traps with lasagna.

The NFL has released a shocking report. The report indicates that Tom Brady was generally aware of what was going on. Well, that's me now. I'm just generally aware.

People come up to me all the time and they say, "Jimmy . . . what are you planning for your final show?" And I think: Oh, my God, after all this time, we're going to start planning now?

Happy Mother's Day. It's a day of fresh flowers and old grievances.

Mom and I went out to brunch. Olive Garden was great.

Mom is so sweet. On her way out, she takes the manager aside and puts in a good word for me.

It was so warm in New York City today that Tom Brady was deflating footballs just for the breeze.

This is the time of year when TV networks announce their new shows. CBS has an exciting show: "CSI: George Zimmerman Unit." Down in Florida today, Zimmerman was involved in another shooting. Boy, I didn't see that coming.

Former President Bill Clinton is on the program tonight. He says that while his wife runs for president, he would like to stay out of the limelight. Well, he's certainly come to the right place. He'll be fine here.

Bill Clinton may in fact be moving back into the White House. And coincidentally I'm thinking about moving back into my mother's house.

A Nebraska woman is suing every gay person on the planet on behalf of God. This includes everyone. Elton John? Sergio from accounting? Yes, everyone.

How would you even go about giving out all those subpoenas? Ushers at Broadway shows would have to say, "Welcome. Here's tonight's Playbill, and here's a court order. You've been served. Enjoy the show."

I feel bad for God. At first he said, "I'm going to give people free will and then stay out of it. That's my parenting style." But then people like this woman go and sue every gay person on his behalf. He must be so angry.

Shaquille O'Neal, future basketball hall of famer, fell flat on his face last night while providing analysis on an NBA playoff game. Shaq falling over is more exciting than all 12 rounds of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. At least somebody hit the ground.

The truth is I feel bad for Shaq. Who doesn't? Well, the entire Internet. He hadn't been on the ground three seconds and people already started cranking out memes.

I'd like to wish my wife a happy Mother's Day. However, in England Mother's Day was on March 15. My wife and I also celebrated it then. But Father's Day is on the same day both here and in the U.K. That doesn't seem fair to me.

I'm not saying my wife is undeserving of two Mother's Days. I'm just saying she doesn't have a husband who plans for two Mother's Days. Where do you find a card that says "Happy Second Mother's Day"?

But my Mother's Day argument sort of fell apart yesterday when I asked, "Are we really going to practice every American custom," as I watched the NBA playoffs with a Budweiser in my hand.

The movies "Furious 7" and "Avengers" already have made $1 billion each in just two weeks. I'm lucky if I earn that much in a year! To put it in perspective, they would need to make the movie "Mortdecai" one billion times to make that much money.

A British study concluded that hip-hop is a bigger influence on popular culture than any other music genre. I could have told you that because I am completely street and down with the kids, y'all. I'm so street that when I heard this news, I was like, Stop, hammer time. That's an underground reference that a lot of you don't get.

Since hip-hop is so influential, we went ahead and let it influence our entire monologue.

Jay-Z bought his wife Beyoncé a dragon's egg from the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones." Honestly, I can't believe I'm saying this about Jay-Z — nerd alert!

Really, a dragon's egg? Jay-Z is making it hard for normal husbands to buy presents for our wives. I got my wife flowers from a gas station.

I went to Don Rickles' birthday party last night — his 89th birthday. His actual birthday is on Friday but they had the party at a restaurant last night. When you are 89, you don't wait until Friday. You get it done on Tuesday.

It was quite an event. All of Don Rickles' friends were there, including Bob Newhart, Norm Crosby, and Tommy Lasorda. The youngest man there was Larry King.

Remember "deflate-gate"? After the Patriots beat the Colts, 11 of the 12 footballs were found to be deflated. The NFL today released a report. They found the Patriots probably did it on purpose. Now we have to get Tom Brady to promise to never do it again, I guess.

I hope deflate-gate is a good lesson for kids. If you cheat and don't play fair you will be the MVP of the Super Bowl and marry one of the most beautiful women on earth. Remember that.

The NFL has found it was more probable than not that Patriots employees deflated balls on purpose and that Tom Brady was generally aware of it. The response has been divided. Some people believe the Patriots are cheaters who should be fined and forced to forfeit the games, and the other people are from Boston.

A zoo in Japan had to issue an apology today because of the name they gave a newborn monkey. They named her Charlotte after the new royal baby in England. The zoo was flooded with angry calls and emails. Can you imagine calling a zoo to complain about what they named a monkey?

When you think about it, this monkey will be fed and housed in comfort for the rest of its life. The only thing it has to do is get looked at by people. It's the same thing that a member of the royal family does.

The zoo has apologized and they are going to consult the British embassy to find out what to do about it. Meanwhile, if you remember, William and Kate named their first kid after Curious George, which is a monkey by the way.

The Duggar family of "19 Kids and Counting" is endorsing Mike Huckabee for president. But remember, they also endorse having 19 kids.

During a recent interview on his tour bus, Willie Nelson allegedly offered an NPR reporter a joint. Just what you want to hear on NPR — drier mouths.

A woman held hostage by her boyfriend in Florida managed to escape this week after she convinced him to let her order a pizza using Pizza Hut's app and wrote "911 hostage help" in the comment section. But really aren't all Pizza Hut orders a cry for help?

The president of Tom Brady's California high school says the whole community is praying for Tom and his family. The whole community? Wow, that’s a lot of pressure. If only there was a way to get rid of some of that pressure.

A new poll finds that the majority of GOP voters say they can't see themselves supporting Chris Christie. The trick is to lift with your legs, not your back.

A federal judge has set the first date for Bill Cosby's defamation lawsuit. And knowing Cosby, there probably won't be a second date.

Happy Mother's Day. Yesterday, President Obama personally called three mothers who had written him letters recently. Man, do I feel sorry for any of their kids who forgot to call.

The mother would say, "Oh, you didn't have time to call. Do you know who did have time? The president — of the United States of America — yeah, that president. So no, flowers on Wednesday does not make it OK."

The White House is testing out new spikes that would make it difficult to jump the fence. So if you're wondering what kind of cutting-edge technology the Secret Service is using to protect the president, it's spikes. I think someone saw an episode of "Game of Thrones."

Kanye West's ex-girlfriend accused him of using ghost writers to come up with his music. Kim Kardashian defending Kanye by saying, "He doesn't even know any ghosts. And even if he did, how could they pick up the pencil with their ghost hands?"

Have you been following what happened to the Patriots and Tom Brady? The Patriots got fined and lost draft picks. Tom Brady got a four-game suspension — or as it's known in the NFL, two bonus years of life.

Brady has been suspended for four games as a result of deflate-gate. They say it will be the most time he's spent sitting on the bench since the last time he went shopping with Gisele.

Actor Morgan Freeman promoted marijuana use in a new interview, saying "I'll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it." I'm worried he thinks marijuana is something different.

According to a list by "Business Insider," Washington University in St. Louis is the college with the best food. While the college with the worst food is the Olive Garden's culinary institute.

 

 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



Click HERE for the most current update.

 




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Warning: Do NOT watch this video if you have anger management issues. If you choose to watch it anyway and you feel your anger rising, you can let the steam escape by reading some of the 400+ readers’ comments.

Just so you know who the players are, the Michael Moore wannabe with the blonde hair in the video is identified in the comments section as “Mike BlueHair.” And the childish idiot who is filming him and the Secret Service agents is Bob, but he was probably too embarrassed to make his presence clear in the comments section. Feel free to post your comments if you want to release even more steam.

P.S. If you know any Portland (OR) PD officers who are on Facebook, consider sending them this item. If they have a group like SJPD’s Facebook crowd, THIS video should be of interest. (4:32)




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A half-dozen readers sent in this clip of Ann Corcoran speaking about refugee resettlement as it relates to Muslim refugees. That is usually a sign that the VIDEO is worth a look and listen. (4:00)




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Not every car stop can be a negative experience for the motorist being pulled over. Watch THIS one. (4:41)




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With less than 120 views, you will note that acts of kindness and compassion by the police like THIS go virtually unnoticed. That’s a shame. (2:28)

 


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This clip from Britain’s Got Talent should leave you SPEECHLESS. Get ready to meet Miss Wendy, the talking dog. A real talking dog. (6:27)




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Speaking of talking dogs, a Husky that is trying to say something (unknown what) appears to have totally confused THIS German Shepherd. Can you tell? (0:40)




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You know you have arrived as a magician when you can fool Penn and Teller on the British TV show “Fool Us.” And it would be fair to say that French magician Mathieu Bich has arrived. Don’t bother trying to figure it out; if it stumped Penn and Teller, what chance do you have? (2:58)




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You game for these?

The Pew Research Center has come out with a couple of new quizzes that will make you feel good about yourself, or not. This first one asks, “What do you know about the news?” (12 questions)

<http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/>


The second quiz may be more difficult for some of you. It asks: “Do you know more about science and technology than the average American?” (13 questions)

<http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/science-knowledge/>


Man up, guys, and take the quizzes. Don’t be a wuss. They aren't hard at all unless you dropped out of school in the 2nd grade.

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Dewey Moore’s email calls THIS a “side-splitting” video. Watch the soccer shootout to the end and you may agree with that description. We did. (5:17)




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Dewey is on a roll this week as this short story was also received from the retired Sergeant…

A Texas Story

A tough old cowboy from Texas counseled his granddaughter, telling her that if she wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gun power on her oatmeal every morning.

The granddaughter did this religiously until she died at the age of 103. She left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren, and a 40-foot hole where the crematorium used to be.
 

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This oldie but goodie was sent in by “Mean Dean” Janavice who lives on the other coast… 

The Husband Store

A store that sells new husbands has opened in Melbourne, where a woman may shop for a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:
    
"You may visit this store only ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!"
    
So a woman enters the Husband Store to find a mate. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
    
"Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs."
    
The woman is intrigued, but she continues to the second floor where the sign reads:
    
"Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids."

"That's nice," she thinks, "but I want more." So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
    
"Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking."

"Wow," she thinks, but she feels compelled to keep going and shows up on the fourth floor where the sign reads:
    
"Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework."

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!" Still, she goes to the fifth floor and reads the sign.
    
"Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak."

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor where the sign reads:

"Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store."

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To avoid charges of gender bias, the store's owner opened a new Wives store just across the street.
    
The first floor has wives that love sex.
    
The second floor has wives that love sex, have money and like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

 

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Andy Warhol is credited with saying that “Everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” It may be difficult to reach that level of celebrity by being interviewed on a local public Bay Area FM station, but Pat Boyd decided to give it a shot. Following is from the station’s home page…

 

What's it Really Like to be a Cop?
What are Cops Really Like?

This is an interview with retired Oakland and San Jose police officer Pat Boyd who has seen things from another side: His daughter was abducted and murdered.

 

Click HERE to pull up the website, then click on the blue audio button.


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Those of you familiar with Apple’s iPhone will have a better understanding of THIS clip titled “If Siri was your mom.” (1:48)




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Those of you familiar with the meaning of the word “equine” may enjoy THIS clip that Pat Campbell Alvarez posted on her Facebook page. It’s a moving story about a horse reunion. (4:49)




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What some people will go through to rescue an animal is truly amazing, even if the critter is a French Mastiff. If you are a dog person, THIS clip is for you. (12:31)




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This is another moving RESCUE story about a dog that was suffering from mange, living in a trash pile and was also saved by Hope for Paws. (4:34)




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Here’s a clip of an awkward situation sent in by Alice Murphy. Listen closely at the beginning of the video and you can hear the big brave man of the house who is holding the camera TELL his daughter, “You are going to have to do this.” (2:53)




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It’s not our intent to sound cynical, but we think THESE two otters holding hands (paws?) are dating, maybe even going steady. If they were married for any length of time, it seems likely they might be found at opposite ends of the pool. (1:40)




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Shush. Please be quiet and refrain from waking THESE Top Ten Sleeping Animals, the last two of which will answer the age-old question, “Do dogs dream?” (2:25)




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Bruce Fair over in tornado land (Kansas) claims this is a story most women will enjoy… 

The Bottle of Wine

For all of you who are married, were married, wish you were married or wish you were not married, this is something to smile about the next time you see a bottle of wine:
 
A woman was driving home from one of her business trips in northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.
 
As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.
 
With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

Resuming the journey, the driver tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the woman. But she just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw and studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat.

"What in bag?" asked the old woman.
 
The driver looked down at the brown bag and said, ”It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband."
 
The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then, speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said:
 
"Good trade.”

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When budget cutbacks in 2013 eliminated military flyovers at major sporting events, 49 private pilots who often fly in formation for the fun of it took up the slack and PERFORMED their own flyover at the Chiefs vs Raiders game in Oct. of last year. Each plane trailed pink smoke in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. (The little white dot on the left in the pic below is the Moon.) (0:50)

 

Below is a cockpit view of the 49-plane FLYOVER from a camera mounted on the plane leading the formation. (2:17)




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Standing outside the plane on the landing gear and holding onto the wing strut is not the time for a first-time skydiver to change his mind. Count the number of times he yells "NO" before his hands slip off the strut and he’s off and running. Uh, make that falling. (1:43)




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Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s people! THREE radio-controlled planes designed to look like people caught the attention of several New Yorkers. What fun. (2:37)




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If you were following THIS truck on a highway in Tortosa, Spain and seeing it battle high winds coming from the right, would you pass it? Watch as another big rig starts to overtake it, then decides to pull in behind and just follow. (0:51)




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Here’s another excellent video of a train plowing through snow drifts. THIS one is Canadian Train 406 West, in Salisbury, New Brunswick. At one point, the snow is being catapulted so high that the engine itself is not even visible. In fact, it’s impossible to tell how many locomotives are pulling the freight train. Given its length, one would think that it has to be three at a minimum. (3:08)




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We also received this contribution from David Byers…

The biggest lie I tell myself is, ”I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it."
 
Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes and come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller?
 
Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet.
 
I don't trip over things; I do random gravity checks.
 
I don't need anger management. I just need people to stop pissing me off.
 
Old age is coming at a really bad time.
 
Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and friends who will post my bail when I finally snap!
 
I don't have white  hair. I have "wisdom highlights.” I'm just very wise.
 
My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.
 
Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.
 
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees.
 
The kids text me "plz,” which is shorter than please. I text back "no,” which is shorter than "yes.”
 
I'm going to retire and live off my savings. Not sure what I'll do the second week.
 
Duct tape may not be able to fix stupid, but it can muffle sound.
 
Why do I have to press one for English when I’m going to get transferred to someone I can't understand anyway?
 
Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.
 
Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?
 
At my age "Getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.
 
And finally, have I sent this to you already — or did you send it to me?


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Alex Chacón has spent his last 650 days traveling across five continents in 41 countries, all by motorcycle. In fact, he has used seven motorcycles in the last three YEARS to drive over 131,000 miles. Meet the world traveler who is as famous for his selfie stick as he is for his 360-degree videos. (3:24)




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Was the parallel parking problem really solved back in 1927 based on THIS clip received from Alice Murphy? Watch the one minute video, then answer this question: How did the car turn left or right going down the road? (1:03)




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Last week we presented a retired MARINE singing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch at a ball game. (2:06)

For our final item this week, we challenge you to find a more beautiful version of the same song than THIS performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir received from Chuck Blackmore. (4:14)




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C'ya


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