The Farsider

July 16, 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.



 

IVAN K. CHAPEL



Age 71
Badge 1219 (Orig. 242)
Appointed Jan. 1967
Retired June 1997
Died July 11, 2015

Retired Officer Karol (Walton) Burke posted on her Facebook page the following last Saturday…

We have not been able to find Roy Chapel’s original post, nor were we able to find anyone who could provide us with contact info for Roy or anyone else from the Chapel family, even after sending info requests to three dozen SJPD retirees who are listed as “Friends” on Roy’s and Ivan’s Facebook page. We also sent a message to Roy from his Facebook page, but as of press time we have heard nothing back. An extensive obituary search on Google turned up nothing, and a general Google search for Ivan showed only that his residence was in Culver City with prior addresses in Ben Lomond and San Jose. Ivan was a Farsider subscriber, so we also sent a message to his email address and requested that anyone who might see it respond. No replies were received.

The only response we received from our numerous email requests for info came from Ken Hawkes:

“It's been almost two years since I spoke with him and know nothing of his personal life. He lived in the L.A. area. I believe he stayed close to Jerry Erickson's sons, one of whom is a lawyer, but? Wish I could help…”

Ken provided this follow-up the next day…

“I am sorry to hear about the passing of Ivan Ivanovitch, he was a friend who was hired the same day I was, 1-1-67. I was badge 240 and he was 242, so jokes naturally arose. Unique thing about Ivan; he may have been the Czar of Russia. His grandfather was General Aleksey Kuropatkin, father of Ivan K. Chapel, the WWII news correspondent. Kuropatkin was a cousin to Czar Nicholas, who thought he had had a legitimate claim to the throne. Ivan was not interested in pressing any claim as he thought the KGB may be a factor. He was probably right!”

Any information about Ivan’s passing, including contact info for a family member or a link to an obituary, would be most welcome so we can include it next week.

 

PENSION NEWS

News broke late yesterday afternoon that a deal between the City and Police & Fire over Measure B has been made. This story from today’s paper is just hours old as we are going to press…  

Tentative Deal Ends Fight Over Pension Reform

—Agreement comes after police, fire unions threatened walkout—

By Ramona Giwargis and Robert Salonga <rgiwargis@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — July 16, 2015

SAN JOSE — After more than three years of bitter fighting, city and public safety union leaders Wednesday reached a tentative deal that would end litigation over the Measure B pension reforms voters overwhelmingly approved in 2012.

The proposed deal came after round-the-clock talks during the City Council’s summer break on the day union leaders had threatened to walk out if they couldn’t reach a settlement.

“Today’s agreement will be a catalyst for the rebuilding of our public safety services, to restore San Jose’s police and fire departments,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo, who had championed the pension reforms as a councilman and candidate. “It’s also a moment to celebrate our collective commitment to move forward beyond the contentiousness of the past.”

Paul Kelly, president of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association, called it “a historic day for San Jose.”

“When two sides work cooperatively and collectively,” Kelly said, “a positive outcome can be had.”

While the agreement Wednesday only covers retirement benefits for police and firefighters, Vice Mayor Rose Herrera said it would pave the way for settlements with other unions that also are suing the city.

“The other groups will look at this as a template,” Herrera said.

The police and fire unions expect members to ratify the settlement in the next few days. The deal will then go to the City Council in early August for final approval.

The pension reform measure fueled a heated court battle between the city and its unions, especially the public safety groups, who blame the 2012 initiative for chasing away droves of San Jose police officers.

But the city viewed Measure B as a way to control skyrocketing retirement costs that had more than tripled after benefit increases in the late 1990s, devouring funds for services. The measure called for current employees to pay more into their pensions, eliminated bonus checks for retirees, established scaled-back benefits for new workers and stricter disability provisions.

The proposed settlement would roughly maintain most parts of the measure already enacted, such as eliminating bonus checks for retirees and scaled-back pensions for new hires, while abandoning provisions blocked by a trial judge’s 2013 ruling or which the council had not enacted, such as higher pension contributions from workers and some disability changes.

“The message was being sent to new officers that they wouldn’t be protected if they become disabled,” Herrera said. “But if somebody gets injured on the job, they shouldn’t have to fight for disability, and I didn’t want us to be different than other agencies.”

Measure B became the signature fiscal reform initiative of former Mayor Chuck Reed, but he called the settlement “good news.”

“It’s a good move to lock in savings because litigation is uncertain, and you never know if you’re going to be able to hold on to all your winnings,” said Reed, who had backed successor Liccardo and is pushing for pension reform on a statewide level by introducing a new measure earlier this year.

Councilman Ash Kalra, who had criticized the pension measure, called the settlement “bittersweet vindication.”

“Today, we begin to close a very dark chapter in San Jose and start to rebuild our city,” Kalra said on Twitter.

In a news conference late Wednesday, Liccardo said the technical details about how the city will replace Measure B charter changes with the settlement are still being worked out, and it’s unclear if voters would have to approve.

Nearly 70 percent of city voters approved the June 2012 measure over objections of city unions, which called it an illegal assault on their employees’ promised benefit rights that would spawn an exodus of city workers.

The Police Department has seen its ranks dwindle from a historic peak of 1,400 officers in 2009 to about 960 today, marking the first time in three decades that number was below 1,000. By contrast, San Francisco, a city with 15 percent fewer people than San Jose, is served by more than 2,100 officers.

After Measure B was passed in 2012, the city was slapped with numerous lawsuits from its employee unions and retirement associations. The city and unions have collectively spent millions litigating Measure B in court before coming to the table four months ago to discuss settlement options. Liccardo said the city will repay some of the unions’ attorney fees as part of the settlement.

Less than a year ago, the two bitterly torn sides could hardly be in the same room to discuss a settlement. But new blood in the city’s administration — a new city manager, employee relations director and mayor — along with fresh leadership at the San Jose Police Officers’ Association, seemed to turn the tide.

“A number of people believed the problems between Mayor Reed and the public bargaining units were so poisoned that nothing could happen until there was a new administration,” said Larry Gerston, a political science professor emeritus at San Jose State University.

 

POA UPDATES

POA Membership Alerts were sent out earlier this week about the Measure B negotiations between the City and Police/Fire. With yesterday's agreement covered in the story above, those Alerts are now moot. POA members can expect to receive fresh Membership Alerts immediately as the agreement will need to be ratified by the membership.


 

THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

Allen Funt would approve of this and be able to say once again, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” In addition to reporting about the tentative deal on Measure B, today’s paper also included this story…

SJPD Ready to Begin Tests of Body Cameras

—Force slated to be trained, outfitted with devices by end of June—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — July 16, 2015

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department is on the verge of putting itself in league with other big cities as it rolls out a body camera trial in the coming week.

The trial comes after years of efforts to employ the cameras, a bid that outlasted multiple police chiefs and recently got a boost amid national outcry over improving police transparency. The current program has been 18 months in development, with a three-month field test starting Monday.

Fifteen officers in patrol and special operations will spend four weeks each testing three types of cameras, two made by Taser International — including an eyeglass- mounted model — and one from Vievu, a company headed by a former Oakland police sergeant. The cameras cost $400 to $600 apiece; the city estimates it will spend about $1 million on the camera equipment to outfit a force of about 950, about half of whom are assigned to patrol.



Fifteen officers will test three types of cameras, two made by Taser
International and one from Vievu. The cameras cost $400 to $600 each.
Officer Christian Camarillo wears a body camera, above, at a news
conference at the San Jose Police Department. A glasses-mounted
model, below, is among the cameras that will be tested.

As currently outlined, the pilot will continue through October, after which the department will process field test results and procurement, choose a device by March, and have officers trained and outfitted by the end of June.

It’s a slightly accelerated timeline from the department’s initially proposed September deployment . Mayor Sam Liccardo moved it up after this newspaper in May published an analysis of police data that revealed blacks and Latinos were stopped, searched or temporarily detained at percentages far exceeding their portion of the city’s population.

At an unveiling of the Taser products Wednesday at police headquarters, project leader Sgt. Elle Washburn addressed questions about public access and video retention, noting that they largely fall under existing evidence protections.

Under the current policy, freshly minted in the spring, video would be released on a case-by-case basis in consultation with city counsel and under the discretion of the police chief, in scenarios of massive public interest.

Plans to outfit San Jose police with body cameras sputtered during the past few years. The program was left in limbo after Chief Chris Moore retired in 2013. Earlier, during Chief Rob Davis’ term, SJPD conducted a short-term test of body cameras for Taser.

The use of body cameras has received a national push by civil-rights groups in the wake of police distrust evoked by events in places such as Ferguson, Missouri; Staten Island, New York; and North Charleston, South Carolina, where unarmed black men were killed by police.

The public goodwill returns have been promising, albeit in limited samples . Oakland, which fully outfitted its force with body cameras in 2013, has seen the number of use-of-force incidents drop dramatically, to 611 last year, compared with more than 2,000 incidents in 2009. Complaints from residents 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.

In Rialto, San Bernardino County, police say that in 2012, the first year officers wore body cameras, instances where they used force dropped by 59percent and complaints from residents fell by nearly 88 percent.

During the San Jose field test, police will tally complaints and compare them to similar periods from previous years to gauge the hoped-for deterrent effects — on officers against bad behavior and on residents against frivolous abuse claims.

 

MAIL CALL



July 9th

Bill,

I just want to thank you for putting out the information about my wife's passing (she died on April 24, 2015). Your efforts generated emails, phone calls and cards. My son Angelo recently got me a MacBook Pro and showed me how to use it, so I have finally joined the 21st Century. Kathleen was the one who would log on to the Internet for me on our old computer so I could read the Farsider.

I really appreciate all the work you and Leroy do.

Sincerely,

Phil Alfano <bosco01@comcast.net>

If it’s helpful at all, Phil, know that you are not alone. There are lots of other Farsider readers who have lost a spouse and have gone through what you have recently experienced.

 

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July 9th

Hi Bill,

As you may know, I have been retired from the PD for eight years now and since then have remained active in the law enforcement community. As the vice president of the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, I am in charge of fundraising activity for the not-for- profit 501(c)(3) organization. The band’s primary mission is to honor fallen law enforcement and military personnel by performing at funerals, services and other events. This year, members of the band have played in services in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Washington DC for Police Memorial Week. We will be going again next year but it will be extra special.

The Band has been selected to be the host band in Washington DC for National Police Week in 2016. This is a huge honor for us to lead all the Piping Events including the Capital Lawn Ceremony. No west coast band has ever been asked to do this honor. Every year at the memorial, LAPD officers in the band perform a special tribute to their fallen officers at the Memorial Wall. I would like to start this tradition for the San Jose Police Officers starting next year at the spot where Michael Johnson’s name can be found. To assist the band in performing in this honorable event, I’m asking for support from the SJPD family.

We are gearing up for our “Fourth Annual Cigars Under the Stars Fundraiser 2015.” This fun event will be held at the world famous Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, CA (LA County). Last year we sold out of 400 tickets and hope to reach or exceed this number this year.

Attached is our electronic flyer. Can you please put this brief explanation and the flyer/brochure in the Farsider? The organization is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3), so the attendee’s donation can be tax deductible. More information is available on the brochure.

Supporters can go to the website and purchase tickets or make donations here: <http://lapespipesanddrums.org/events/>


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Brian Hyland <brian.hyland1@gmail.com>
SJPD Sergeant, #2249 (Ret.)
Vice President, Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

Ed. — Clicking HERE will download the flyer that Brian referenced in his message.

 

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July 13th

Bill/Leroy,

If this was in the Farsider previously I must have missed it. It’s PG13, but a funny clip.

Ron Mozley <mozleysupnorth@gmail.com>

Apparently you did miss it, Ron, as it was in the Farsider in Aug. of last year. But because so many of us still don’t look good naked anymore and want reassurance that we aren’t the only one, HERE it is again…





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July 14th

Bill,

This guy spoke for me when he posted his rant on Facebook. We need someone like him to occupy the White House.

Talking Points <Taking.Points@comcast.net>

Food for Thought

By Junius P. Long

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of grade school  for saying his teacher is "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you live in a country run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots.

If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working, with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can't find work, you live in a country run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

If you are offended by this article, you probably voted for the idiots who are running our country into the ground.



 

RETIREES’ ASSN. BARBECUE SCHEDULED — SIGN UP NOW



Association of Retired San Jose Police Officers & Firefighters
Announces its 32nd Annual BBQ

Coyote Ranch
Just off of Monterey Highway in Coyote Valley

Thursday August 20, 2015
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dinner Served at 5:00 PM

Menu:
BBQ Ribs & Chicken,
Corn on Cob, Salad, Garlic Bread,
Soft Drinks, Beer & Wine

$10 for Members
$15 for Spouse
$20 for Non-Members

Make Checks Payable to:
AORSJPO&FF
 
Send to:
Larry Samarron, Jr.
P..O. Box 28041,
San Jose, CA 95159.

Sign up On-Line Here

http://www.gaylonn.com/assoc_2007/forms/August_BBQ_Sign-up/aug_bbq_reg.html

We will need a count of Retirees and Spouses
who will be attending the BBQ by August 15, 2015.

If something comes up and you are not able to attend, please
let us know by sending e-mail to <treasurer@retiredsjpoff.org>.



Directions:

FROM 101 South: Take the Bernal Road Exit West - Right turn: turn right at the 2nd stop light - you will dead end into Monterey Road. Turn left: go 1 mile south to Metcalf Road - turn left: make immediate right turn (approx. 50 yds.): follow that road to Coyote Ranch.

FROM 85 South: Take Bernal Exit West - Right turn (DO NOT GET ON 101): turn right at the 1st stop light - you will dead end into Monterey Road. Turn left: go 1 mile south to Metcalf Road - turn left: make immediate right turn (approx. 50 yds.): follow that road to Coyote Ranch.


 

CONGRATS TO THE “BIRTHDAY BOYS” FROM LAST NIGHT’S PBA MEETING

Despite what one might assume is a pic of a Medicare convention, these are PBA members who attended last night’s monthly meeting and were celebrating a July birthday. Congratulations to all for making it this far in life.



(L-R) Brian Bennert, Phil Rodgers, Bruce Raye, Bruce Fair, Wilbur Mitchell, Bill Clark, Tom Cannell, Rick Botar, Armando Elemen, Mike Mendez, Ivan Comelli, Ron Tannehill and Jim Wagner.


 

THE LATE JIM HOBER WOULD BE PROUD OF HIS SON’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Laurie McNamara (JoeMac’s widow) sent us a link to this story from yesterday’s Santa Cruz Sentinel. As one of many friends and former coworkers of the late Sgt. Jim Hober, we are sure that Jim is looking down at his son with an extreme amount of pride…

Monterey Names Dave Hober Police Chief

By Phillip Molnar <pmolnar@montereyherald.com>
Santa Cruz Sentinel — July 15, 2015

The new top cop in Monterey wants to use data to better track crime trends and implement “proactive policing.”

Dave Hober, 49, began as an assistant chief in February and has been interim chief since May. A longtime San Jose police officer, Hober’s appointment as police chief became official Wednesday, and he will earn a base salary of $177,288 a year.


“I feel absolutely humbled, privileged and lucky to be able to have this job. It’s an absolute dream come true,” he said. “I loved working as a police officer in a big city but I’m a small town guy.”

Hober said he wants to use “proactive policing” to stop crime before it occurs, which can mean greater interaction with the community to prevent crime. He also wants to rely on weekly reports from analysts to follow crime trends.

“The officers have a good feeling of what is going on but, sometimes, if we have issues like bike theft or people breaking into cars,” he said, “we can pinpoint where those things are happening so officers can focus on that.”

Although Monterey is a low-crime city, Hober said issues such as thefts can be major issues to residents. He said there is at least one bike stolen a week.

He said officers are aware of people who are “involved in crime,” namely those on probation and parole.

“So, when we start having crime we can look in those areas,” he said.

Hober started at the San Jose Police Department in 1988, moving up the ranks from officer, to sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He has graduate degrees in criminal justice administration and public administration from San Jose State University. He took a leave from San Jose Police from 1996 to 1997 to work as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Monterey city manager Mike McCarthy said in a news release the city is “extremely fortunate” to have Hober.

“He has already demonstrated excellent leadership capabilities and a strong passion for public service,” McCarthy said. “I am confident Chief Hober’s experience, work ethic and education will continue to ensure Monterey remains a safe and outstanding community.”

Just two finalists were considered for the job, Monterey spokeswoman Anne McGrath said.

Hober has not shied away from the public eye, appearing front and center during Monterey’s debates over massage business regulations. In San Jose, Hober was instrumental in returning a mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop transport vehicle, or MRAP, after concerns in the community over the federal tank-like vehicle patrolling the streets.
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The biggest crime since Hober came to Monterey was a fatal shooting by alleged gang members at Del Monte Beach on a Saturday night in March.

He said he’s been meeting with the community and that officers are there at least twice a night on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, adding that the neighborhood is “probably patrolled more than any other area.”

Hober said he often goes there himself on Saturday nights, but has only had to ask people to put out fires not in bonfire pits.

 

DO YOU RIDE TO LIVE AND LIVE TO RIDE?

It would be easy to write this article off as a hoax or a parody, but because it’s from the July 14th edition of the Washington Post, we’re thinking it might be wise for us to disassociate ourselves from all of you who ride a bike…

 By Rich-Joseph Facun /AP Images for Harley Davidson

MSNBC correspondent Jeremy Lancaster sat down with government official Darrin Cornia to discuss recent rumors that have been in circulation in regard to registered motorcycle owners being placed on a classified FBI gang list.

Darrin Cornia who currently holds a position within the National Security Branch of the government agreed to complete transparency prior to the interview with MSNBC’s Jeremy Lancaster and did remain direct and seemingly forthright throughout his conversation with Lancaster.

After a few moments of introduction, Lancaster bluntly asked the following question,” Mr. Cornia, if I were to make the statement, all registered motorcycle owners are currently showing on a classified FBI gang list, would the statement be true or false?

Cornia responded by saying, “That would be a true statement, the FBI has been collecting and compiling Department of Motor Vehicles and Drivers License Division records for the purpose of adding those that own motorcycles to a classified gang list since 1994.

Lancaster asked Cornia to explain the reasoning behind the list which seems inappropriately broad, to Cornia answered the question with the following statement, “It’s nothing more than collecting and utilizing data. We may not like to admit it, but the truth of the matter is that those that own and operate motorcycles are 67% more likely to be involved in illegal or criminal activity than those that do not own or operate a motorcycle.”

The National Security Official went on to explain, “It’s the same as firearms, if local P.D or Highway Patrol were to pull someone over that is a registered firearm owner, that officer has the right to know this information going into the interaction, the same could be said about a local P.D or Highway Patrol Officer that pulled over a registered motorcycle owner, the situations are honestly interchangeable in the eyes of National and Homeland Security.

MSNBC correspondent Jeremy Lancaster asked Cornia if placing citizens on a gang list just because they are registered motorcycle owners is considered as profiling, Cornia responded to the question by saying, “as a nation do we complain when we add someone that has a Crips or Bloods tattoo to a gang list even though the individual swears up and down that they don’t have gang affiliation? Again these are 2 situations that are interchangeable, we can’t pick and choose.”

Lancaster asked how individuals can find out if they are on this classified gang list to which Cornia responded, “Did you register a motorcycle or obtain a Class M license anytime between the year 1994 and 2015? If so, than you are on the list.”

The MSNBC correspondent concluded the interview by asking Cornia, “aside from potential profiling from law enforcement, are there potentially any additional consequences of being on this gang list?” Cornia responded by saying, “the purpose of the list is to collect and utilize data, not to create consequences. Aside from notifying law enforcement that you are a registered motorcycle owner or operator, it can show up to potential employers on select background checks.”

<http://washingtonpost.com.co/fbi-admits-all-registered-motorcycle-owners-are-on-classified-gang-list/>


 

COULD “POTTY WATCHER” BE THE MOST DISGUSTING JOB IN THE WORLD?

If this story — like the one above about registered motorcycle owners — showed up in our inbox and it didn’t cite a source or author, we would assume it was another hoax that originated from someone’s sick imagination. It’s not. It’s an AP story from last Sunday’s paper.

Excerpt: “There (the inmates) stay for at least 72 hours or
until they complete at least three closely watched bowel
movements and a guard searches through the results.
Something is recovered from about four out of 10 inmates.”

Prison ‘Potty Watches’ Criticized

—Mediation panel member calls procedure ‘torture’—

By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Mercury News — July 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO — California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: “potty watches” where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course.

Prison officials say the watches are necessary to recover weapons, cellphones and notes passed among inmates to coordinate illegal gang activities. Some recovered items seem truly bizarre: a can opener, hearing aids, and an entire electric tattoo kit. The watches have been used 1,200 times in the last 2½ years, yet state reports show that they produced results less than 41 percent of the time. Other large states have far less restrictive ways of searching for contraband. “It was the worst two weeks of my life,” recalled Raymond Kidd, who was on contraband watch at Folsom State Prison for 13 days in 2011 that found nothing. “I had to be duct-taped and gift-wrapped and shackled, 24-7, even while I slept.”

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s inspector general reported procedural problems this spring in nearly half of the contraband watch cases his office reviewed. Suspected smugglers are strip-searched, then placed in an isolation cell in which the toilet has been covered and the water turned off. Their clothing is taped shut at the waist and legs to prevent them from physically reaching body cavities, their hands are cuffed to a chain around their waist and their legs may be shackled. If they fight back, they can be strapped down by the arms and legs. What are known as “hand isolation devices” — similar to oven mitts — can be used with a warden’s approval.

There they stay for at least 72 hours or until they complete at least three closely watched bowel movements and a guard searches through the results. Something is recovered from about four out of 10 inmates.

“It’s a fairly low percentage and people who aren’t guilty are being put through torture,” said Laura Magnani, an American Friends Service Committee program director who sits on a committee that mediates between the prison system and inmates. “I mean, people are shocked when they hear of this.”

Inmates are restrained to keep them from re-swallowing items and it is the inmates who can prolong the process by refusing to eat, department spokesman Jeffrey Callison said.

“We still have to have some way to determine if inmates have something in their bodies or they don’t,” Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said in an interview. He said the department has reduced the number of watches in recent years and is exploring scanning technology that could one day replace them.

California’s current practice goes well beyond those of other states.

Texas, with the nation’s largest state prison system, and Florida, which closely trails California’s inmate population, along with Michigan, keep inmates who are suspected of swallowing contraband isolated for no more than 48 hours in a cell with the water turned off. Illinois and Georgia wait until inmates have one bowel movement, while New York waits for two. Ohio inmates can be kept in the cell up to seven days. The states would not disclose how often contraband is found.

California is the only state to chain inmates while they are in isolation cells, and its watches can last two weeks and longer — one stretched 52 days in 2013 before the inmate was transferred to a psychiatric hospital.

Kidd said his girlfriend was chewing gum when he kissed her in the visiting room; guards watching on a video screen suspected she had passed him a balloon full of drugs that he swallowed during the kiss.

Eating with both hands chained to his waist “was a circus act. It was a game of maneuvering the best you could to get your hands to your mouth,” he recalled. In the end, guards found nothing.

The watches were upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year in a decision authored by Appellate Judge Jay Bybee. Critics note that Bybee previously was a high-ranking U.S. Justice Department lawyer who helped write memos authorizing CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics on terrorism suspects. One judge dissented in part, saying restraints and brightly-lit cells could cause unconstitutional sleep deprivation.

State rules now call for providing a mattress and blanket and dimming the lights at night, if guards can still see the inmate. Guards are supposed to avoid applying duct tape directly to an inmate’s skin and are to periodically free hands and legs, one at a time, for five minutes of exercise.

The changes are a positive step, said Caleb Mason, the lawyer who lost in the 9th Circuit decision.

But he said failing to find contraband 60 percent of the time “is a good reason to discontinue the procedure, given the extreme invasion of human dignity that is involved.”

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

July 8–14

July 13: Today Scott Walker announced that he is running for president, making him the 15th Republican candidate to enter the race. Which I think means we get the 16th one for free. I’ve got a punch card.

Scott Walker’s campaign slogan is “Reform. Growth. Safety.” Which is actually similar to Donald Trump's new slogan: “Mexico. Money. Crazy.”

Thousands of people across the country went skinny dipping this weekend in an attempt to break the 2009 world record of 13,648 skinny dippers. Then the sharks said, “Cool, they already took the wrappers off these.”

While he was in Bolivia last week, Pope Francis stopped off at a Burger King to change his clothes before Mass. I’m no expert but I can assure you that’s the best thing that’s ever happened in a Burger King bathroom in Bolivia.

July 14: It was announced today that Iran has reached a deal with the U.S. to limit its nuclear program and send most of its uranium to Russia. Then Americans said, “That’s great! Wait, WHAT?”

The president of Iran prematurely announced the nuclear deal on Twitter yesterday before it was official. Which isn’t that big a deal until you realize the guy who almost had nukes is known for accidentally hitting "Send."

Yesterday President Obama announced that he is commuting the sentences of 46 prisoners, most of whom committed nonviolent crimes. Then those 46 convicts said, “Actually we already escaped. Thanks for thinking of us, though.”

Police in Germany are trying to find the owner of a plastic bag filled with $200,000 after it recently fell from a tree at a local campsite. Then Greece said, “Can we get like 10 million of those trees?”

July 8: We're here in San Diego for Comic-Con. Comic-Con is the only place where you can meet a Superman whose kryptonite is his nut allergy.

It seems like every business in San Diego jacks up their prices this week. It's gotten so bad the NFL team has changed its name to the San Diego Overchargers.

Tickets for Comic-Con sold out in one hour. The last time something sold out that fast it was when George Lucas met with Disney.

Earlier this week 2,000 gallons of bleach were spilled right outside of San Diego. Just when you thought Comic-Con couldn't get any whiter.

The New York Stock Exchange was shut down today for four hours due to a technical glitch. They would have fixed it sooner but unfortunately all the people who know how are here at Comic-Con.

July 9: Welcome to our show in San Diego for Comic-Con week. Comic-Con has been around for 46 years. This is the 46th anniversary of people asking each other: "Is William Shatner wearing a wig or what?"

It's embarrassing when you complement someone on a costume and they say, "It's not a costume."

I've seen a lot of folks dressed as "The Walking Dead." Although many of them might be better described as the dead who could stand to do a bit more walking.

Comic-Con has officially banned selfie sticks and e-cigarettes, which is too bad. Because now when I see someone smoking an e-cigarette, I have nothing to beat them with.

July 10: We have the cast of "Game of Thrones" tonight. I went to see them in the green room. They're all dead.

The cast of "The Walking Dead" is also here. They were in the green room. They're eating the bodies of the cast of "Game of Thrones."

The new "Star Wars" movie was directed by J.J. Abrams. "Star Wars" fans were very excited until they realized that J.J. stands for Jar Jar.

Comic-Con is a hot bed for romantic action. Yesterday I was checking out San Diego's Craigslist personals. The categories were men seeking women, women seeking men, and Marvel seeking D.C.

July 13: Everyone is trying to save Greece. If you have any ideas, let's hear them.

One economist is proposing that the way to save Greece is to take Greece's $56 billion in assets and move them to an offshore bank account. And his second proposal is to bring the Parthenon to the next "Antiques Road Show."

Mexico's No. 1 drug lord has escaped from prison and may be headed to the U.S. So Donald Trump was wrong. They ARE sending us their best.

The drug lord is on the run. His name is El Chapo. Donald Trump is in a Twitter feud with this Mexican drug lord. It's historic — the first time Americans have ever sided with a Mexican drug lord.

July 14: The Obama administration announced a deal with Iran that would prevent the Iranians from making a nuclear weapon. In exchange, we're giving the Iranians Netflix.

Iran is celebrating the nuclear deal. The Iranians are going crazy. They're drinking non-alcoholic champagne and thinking about dancing. That's how excited they are.

Today Donald Trump's official Twitter account accidentally tweeted a photo of him that also had images of Nazis in it. The Nazis are furious.

Mexico is offering a $3.8 million reward for information leading to the capture of the escaped billionaire drug lord, El Chapo. Mexico said they'll get the money by borrowing it from El Chapo.

July 13: We were off for three weeks. I took my family back to London. We just got back yesterday and I am incredibly jet-lagged. I'm also baby-lagged because my wife and I had to fly from London to Los Angeles with two children under the age of 5.

If you took a picture of my family going through the airport, it is just carnage. We don't look like we're going to our home where all our belongings are. We look like we're fleeing Syria.

Normally you'd get on the plane able to relax. Except you don't because when you have two children, a 4-year-old and an 8-month-old daughter, you have to deal with everyone else on the plane staring at you with absolute disdain. You feel like Donald Trump at a Cinco de Mayo party.

You try to find ways to calm your kids down, but apparently, according to British Airways, those cute little kid-sized bottles of alcohol aren't actually for kids.

Just 14: The New Horizons spacecraft made its long-awaited flyby of Pluto. It's been 10 years and $700 million in the making. People say they see all kinds of things in the new photo of Pluto. Some saw a heart shape or a flower. I don't know what to make of this but I saw a dad who is never quite proud enough of his son. It's probably meaningless.

They apparently put the ashes of the scientists who discovered Pluto in the spaceship. We sent the ashes of a dead guy into space. Isn't that what mobsters do when they send a toe or a finger? This doesn't seem like a friendly gesture. It seems like a threat, doesn't it?

Another cool launch and a cool landing happened today. It was the world's first quadruple flip ever on a BMX bike. It was fantastic. And all it cost them was zero dollars and three concussions.

July 13: After 17 hours of negotiations, European leaders agreed early this morning to a tentative deal to resolve the debt crisis in Greece. Seventeen hours — or as Greeks call that, a workweek.

Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant was last night. The title went to the contestant who was the meanest to Miss Mexico.

One of the contestants during last night’s Miss USA Pageant said she wished Oprah Winfrey was eligible to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. To which Oprah responded, “They make $10 bills?”

July 14: According to a new poll, 55 percent of Americans do not trust that Iran will abide by the terms of the nuclear deal. It’s the same 55 percent who are running for the Republican nomination.

According to a new nationwide poll, Donald Trump now leads all other Republican presidential candidates. But come on, if we elect him you know he’ll just leave us for a younger country.

A new survey shows 30 percent of Americans believe legalizing marijuana will make driving less safe. Though marijuana users believe that legalization will make driving less likely.

Tomorrow, July 15, is a rare day when no professional sporting events will take place in the U.S. It's causing millions of fathers everywhere to ask, “Why can’t your dance recital be today?”


 

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This is 36-second snipped of baby PIPER clearly for the first time after her parents slip on a pair of corrective glasses, and we can almost guarantee it will make you smile. (0:36)




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Don’t let it be said there isn’t a POSITIVE side to using your smart phone to take a selfie. (0:21)




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I used to fly model airplanes when I was a kid back in the ‘50s, but that was long before a person could fly them by radio control. Back in the U-Control days, model airplanes flew only in circles with the “pilot” standing in the middle while holding on to a handle with two lines attached to the left wing that controlled the up and down movement of the elevator. To say that the hobby has come a long way over the past 60 years is a vast understatement. WATCH what this guy can do with a model of a Russian aerobatic plane equipped with smoke generators while it dances in the air to some great music. (7:09)




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Along similar lines to the above, I’m thinking that these radio-control enthusiasts got tired of crashing their airplanes and decided to use their RC equipment for something a little more crash resistant. Check THIS out. (3:34)




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Mike Thompson says he wants one of these flying video cameras for Christmas, so I was thinking of taking up a collection so Santa could bring him one. It’s the perfect toy for the active person who skis, boats, runs, hikes, you name it. On second thought, cancel that idea. Mike’s primary physical activity is much like my own in that it consists mostly of taking out the trash. Even so, you’ve gotta admit THIS is an awesome toy. (1:46)


According to the LilyCamera website, you can pre-order one of these flying cameras that will retail for $999 now for $600 and change. Click HERE if you are interested.
 

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This item that has made four previous appearances in the Farsider over the past eight years has been updated to reflect 2015…

Europe Raises its Alert Levels Due to the Rise of ISIS

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in the Middle East and have raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross” should ISIS make even more advances. The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588 when they were threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front lines of the British Army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.

Italy has increased its alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”

The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbor” and “Lose.”

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels, which is possible given the economic problems experienced by Greece. Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish Navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish Navy.

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be okay, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is canceled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.

And as a final thought, Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting more aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.

Contrary to popular believe, neither this item nor a variation thereof was penned by comedian John Cleese, a/k/a The Tall Person. <http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/terrorismalert.asp>
 

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If some entrepreneur brings back the Roy Rogers Quick Trigger Shooter Hat and makes it available in the Windy City, Leroy and I want in. Such an INVESTMENT could make us rich. (0:48)




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What a cool idea (pun intended). If you want or need a room air conditioner that is an easy build, THIS clip from Jim Silvers may be the answer. (5:32)




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If you are looking for an affectionate and loving kitty cat, THIS young lady is willing to give you hers. She first advertised it on YouTube in Aug. of last year, and we have no idea why there have been no takers. (1:58)




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An elderly woman had just returned home from a church service when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: “Stop! Acts 2:38.” (Repent and be Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burglar stopped in his tracks.

The woman calmly called the police and explained to the responding officer what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man and began to walk him to his patrol car he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.”

“Scripture?” replied the burglar. “She said she had an Ax and two .38s.”
 

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From our Suspicions Confirmed Dept. comes this evidence that the Claw Machines you can find in arcades and some restaurants like Pizza Hut are rigged. Keep THIS in mind the next time your grandkid is begging you for some quarters so he or she can try and win a stuffed animal. (3:50)




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This clip received from Bob Kosovilka could help explain why PUTIN has invaded part of the Ukraine and why he wants to bring the country back into what used to be the USSR. (4:33)




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The Tour de France has been held since 1903, with a few interruptions during the wartime. Although spectators flock to see the prestigious event in person each year, most have never seen it quite like THIS. (2:16)




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The Greek Bailout Explained

It’s a slow day in a little Greek village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough. Everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a E100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night in. The owner gives him some keys. As soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the E100 note and runs next door to pay the butcher, who takes the E100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the E100 note and heads off to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The pub owner slips the money along to the local prostitute who is drinking at the bar. She has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the E100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the E100 note on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the E100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that is how the bail out packages in Greece have worked.
 

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(Warning: R-rated content) If you choose to take a bus tour of Italy, you will either want to go out of your way to avoid this ice cream vendor — or you may choose to seek him out. Your call. The background laughter of THIS video clip shows how the normally staid personalities of some middle-aged women can change when they travel abroad with others like themselves. (2:24)




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At first we thought the GoPro video camera stolen by THIS seagull was gone forever. Then it dawned on us that the camera was eventually recovered since it is unlikely that the bird knew how to upload the video to YouTube. (1:10)




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A big Texan stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in Madrid, Spain.   
 
While sipping his wine, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful.
 
He asked the waiter, “What is that you just served?”
 
The waiter replied, “Si senor, you have excellent taste! Those are called Cojones de Toro, bull's testicles, from the bull fight this morning. A delicacy!”   
 
The cowboy said, “What the heck, bring me an order.”   
 
The waiter replied, “I am so sorry, senor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy.”   
 
The Texan returned the next morning, placed his order, and that evening was served the one and only special delicacy of the day.    

After a few bites, inspecting his platter, he called to the waiter and said, “These are delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday.”   
 
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This underwater footage from Fiji and Tonga is touted to have an almost 3-D effect and be among the best ever captured on video, according to Bruce Morton. We agree that it is spectacular footage, which is backed up by over 27 million views. Click HERE to view the clip. (4:49)




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Raise your hand if you remember THIS sage advice the nation received a few years ago from Uncle Joe Biden about shotguns vs. AR-15s. (1:59)




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Watch this week’s CLOSER and the message at the very end may reinforce something you were taught when you were a kid. If you were not, perhaps you should have been. (7:08)




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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
Boales, Tina
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
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
Burke, Karol
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
Daley, Brian
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
Dennis, Sandra
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, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fagalde, Kevin
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
Garcia, Lisa
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
Dave Hober
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
Lara, Bill
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim
Little, Keith            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marin, Julie
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mattocks, Mike
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Rollie
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Mills, Don
Mindermann, John
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Don Moore
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosley, Joe
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mulholland, Kathy
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Nimitz, Stephanie
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Propst, Anamarie
Puckett, Bill
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reed, Nancy
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Ted Sumner
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
Unland, Jim
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vanek, John
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Caven
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zalman, Ginny
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug