The Farsider

November 13, 2014

 

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.

 

FORMER OFFICER DENNIS RADABAUGH



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Born Oct. 13, 1943
Resigned 1991 (Est.)
Died Nov. 2, 2014

John Kensit advised that former Officer Dennis Radabaugh passed away on Nov. 2nd. Because John had no further information, we asked for and received the wife's phone number in New Jersey.

I spoke with Bernita Radabaugh last Saturday and learned that Dennis underwent radical surgery for prostate cancer that had been diagnosed about 8 years ago. Continuing treatment over the years proved not to be a cure, and Dennis underwent a clinical trial for the cancer 6 months ago. It, too, was unsuccessful, and he continued to slip away until his heart stopped on Sunday, Nov. 2nd.

Dennis resigned from the Dept. in early 1991, then worked as a deputy for the Alameda Co. S/O for about three years before moving with Bernita to Blairstown, New Jersey, where he earned a Master's Degree in clinical psychology from NYU. He then opened his own practice that dealt with social work which proved to be successful.

Private services are being held this week in Blairstown. This LINK will take you to a brief death notice where you can express your condolences.


Condolences can be sent to Bernita via email at <bernitagr@gmail.com>.

 

ALAS, IT LOOKS LIKE THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG…

Cortese Admits Defeat in Race

—Sam Liccardo named winner of tough battle, with 3,500-vote lead—

By Mike Rosenberg <mrosenberg@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — Nov. 12, 2014

SAN JOSE — Sam Liccardo will be the next mayor of San Jose, as the city councilman emerged victorious following a year of campaigning, two close elections and a week of counting ballots.

County Supervisor Dave Cortese called Liccardo to concede the race late Monday, as it became clear a last-second comeback would be just about mathematically impossible. With only a few thousand ballots remaining, Liccardo was leading by about 3,500 votes and had 51 percent of the tally — an advantage he has held since the first results were released on Election Night.

Liccardo, 44, will take office Jan. 1 and replace termed-out Mayor Chuck Reed, who had held the post since 2007. Liccardo will be joined by several new council members and figures to have the votes on his side to champion a frugal approach toward slowly restoring services following nearly a decade of mostly budget cuts under Reed.

“With Mayor Reed having led us through very stormy seas, this is a great opportunity for a new mayor to come in and really take San Jose to the next level, and I’m excited about that opportunity,” Liccardo said.

Liccardo praised Cortese for being a “very formidable opponent” who “ran a very strong and spirited campaign.”

Cortese noted how close he came in celebrating that his “message was heard by voters.”

“While I was certainly in this race to win, in a larger context my duty was ultimately to carry the torch for a new conversation at City Hall, standing for equity and fair play,” he said in a note to supporters. “That was my job and I did it — we did it. For that we can claim victory.”

On the biggest issue in the campaign, Liccardo had vowed to continue fighting for voter-approved pension reforms and use the savings to hire more police officers, though the city has seen its short-staffed police force shrink dramatically in part because the retirement cuts have angered officers. Cortese had vowed to undo parts of the pension reform to appease cops and open the floodgates for hiring officers more quickly using revenue from the recent economic boom, but there were serious questions over whether the city could afford it.

Cortese had gained the most votes in a June primary that featured five major candidates and had a slight lead in polls last month. But Liccardo was apparently able to consolidate support from backers of the three pension-reform candidates who were eliminated in the primary while winning over enough of the huge chunk of voters who were recently undecided.

Political experts say the historically low turnout also benefited Liccardo. With about 43 percent of San Jose’s registered voters casting ballots — roughly 10 percentage points lower than in the last open mayoral contest, in 2006 — analysts say those who did participate were likely to be more conservative.

Although both candidates in the nonpartisan race are Democrats, Liccardo was seen as more of a moderate and was endorsed by Republicans.

Heading into Tuesday, there were roughly 5,000 estimated provisional votes left to be counted in the mayor’s race, although some of those ballots will get disqualified. Cortese was trailing by 3,479 votes.

County elections officials expect to post new results daily and be finished by Friday evening. County Registrar Shannon Bushey said the proposed outside independent review of the election, requested after concerns over the registrar’s head of IT quitting just before Election Day, would not affect the ballot counting. In fact, it was unclear if a review would even take place, as the California Secretary of State, which Bushey asked to conduct the review, said Monday it doesn’t perform audits or personnel reviews.

Although the contest was bruising at times, Liccardo said there are no hard feelings and that Cortese was “very gracious” in his concession phone call. Liccardo said the two candidates worked well together on the City Council last decade and he has no doubt they’ll do the same while Cortese serves two more years on the Board of Supervisors.

But Liccardo added: “I’m certainly happy that the campaign is behind us.”
 

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Mercury News editorial page editor Barbara Marshman, who is likely gloating over Liccardo's win, has some words of advice...

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Time to Work Together on City Problems

Editorial
Mercury News — Nov. 12, 2014

Dispelling rumors of a ballot challenge that had festered since Election Night, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese graciously conceded the San Jose mayor’s race Monday to Councilman Sam Liccardo.

It was a relief for the campaign-weary city and a signal for Cortese’s supporters, particularly the police and fire unions, to take a breath, collect their thoughts and develop a new approach to moving forward.

For two years, city unions’ primary aim has been to elect their candidate for mayor to succeed Chuck Reed. They failed — but voters did not choose four more years of Reed. They chose Liccardo, who shares Reed’s fiscal concerns but is a very different person. We are confident he can bring people together. We wouldn’t have recommended him so highly otherwise.

The 2 percent margin in this race was no resounding mandate like San Jose’s previous mayoral contest in 2006, when Reed defeated Cindy Chavez 59 to 41 percent.

But 2 percent is not an unusual margin of victory.

It was the gap between former Mayor Ron Gonzales and his opponent in 1998, Pat Dando.

However, the previous contested race, 1990 — now that was a nail-biter.

It took days to declare Susan Hammer the winner over Frank Fiscalini, not because of a plodding count but because the margin was razor thin. Hammer won by 0.8 percent in what we’ll euphemistically say was also a hard-fought campaign. Yet Hammer became a very popular mayor and worked with Fiscalini, who later joined the City Council. They rose above philosophical differences to the statesmanlike stature each enjoys today.

Liccardo and Cortese could do the same. They certainly share some goals. Housing the homeless is an obvious one that will require city and county collaboration. Before an election, getting credit for ideas is important. From now on, getting things done is what counts.

This election outcome is hardest on city unions, who were joined by state and national unions in investing close to $1 million to defeat Liccardo.

The race was seen as a referendum on pension reform. As if to confirm this, a Wall Street Journal editorial Tuesday cheered Liccardo’s win because he will defend voter-approved Measure B pension reforms in the courts.

Liccardo is ready to do that. But the main goal of San Jose’s mayor can’t be making a point in the courtroom. It has to be the good of the city.

We supported Measure B in the absence of serious negotiated pension reform, but we continue to believe a negotiated agreement that makes pensions affordable in the long run would be far better. Liccardo has said the same in public forums. Court battles cost a fortune and aggravate rather than bridge differences.

We hope everyone thinks about that in these catch-our-breath days between the election and the changing of the guard.

 

PBA MEETS NEXT WEDNESDAY

 

Same time, same place, same open bar selection, similar buffet dinner,
and probably the same people, but don't let that stop you from attending.

POA HALL
1151 N. 4th St.
Bar Opens at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00 or thereabouts.


 

PENSION NEWS



Nov. 11th

Yesterday there was an important development in our collective effort to overturn the unlawful Measure B.

IFPTE Local 21 received a "proposed ruling" by  California Public Employment Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Eric J. Cu concluding that the City violated the law when it failed to meet and confer in good faith with IFPTE Local 21 over placing Measure B on the June 2012 ballot.

This "proposed ruling" details the numerous attempts Local 21 made to reach an agreement with the City over lawful pension cost savings. It also details the city's failure to bargain in good faith and complete disregard for the established law governing collective bargaining in California.

Both IAFF Local 230 and IFPTE Local 21 filed separate unfair labor practice complaints with PERB alleging the City failed to meet its legal obligation to meet and confer in good faith and exhaust all impasse procedures prior to placing any measure on the ballot. We are awaiting the judge's ruling in Local 230's case, but the facts behind the two complaints are nearly identical.

As you know, the POA has also sued the City-through a quo warranto action with the California Attorney General-asserting the same violation: that the City failed to meet and confer in good faith before placing Measure B on the ballot.  Because peace officers do not fall under the Public Employment Relations Board's jurisdiction, our action is in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.  It is scheduled for trial in the Summer of 2015.  Because the POA bargained over Measure B in coalition with Local 230, our facts are essentially identical.  If like Local 21, Local 230 prevails, it will potentially have a huge impact on our case.  Public Employment Relations Board administrative law judges are presumed experts in the field of labor relations and their decisions enjoy deferential treatment by judges.

There are several additional steps prior to the Local 21 "proposed ruling" becoming final.  These include an initial 20-day period for both parties to identify elements of the ruling it takes issue with and an almost certain City appeal to the full Public Employee Relations Board attempting to overturn the "proposed ruling".  

In addition, as the attached "proposed ruling" explains, the remedy of repealing Measure B is something that can be ordered by the Public Employment Relations Board but the actual invalidation of a vote of the people would require a court action based upon the "proposed ruling" becoming final. We are many, many months away from a final outcome in this process, but this is very welcome news.

Here is the statement IFPTE Local 21 issued to the media:

"IFPTE Local 21 is pleased with the proposed ruling from California Public Employment Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Eric J. Cu that validates the City of San Jose violated the law when it did not bargain in good faith in its rush to place the divisive Measure B on the ballot in June of 2012.  This ruling, if upheld, will continue the process to invalidate Measure B and force the City of San Jose to return to the bargaining table and negotiate legal pension cost savings with its workers."

The full "proposed ruling" can be found HERE.

 

POA UPDATES



Nov. 7th

Today, the city council voted unanimously not to initiate an investigation of the Police Department or the POA with regard to ongoing recruitment and retention issues the department faces. The matter will remain with the City Manager as part of his ongoing analysis of how the City could better attract and retain Tier 2 police officers and why so many Tier 1 police officers have left the department.

A separate memo by outgoing Councilmember Pete Constant requesting that the city explore suing the POA was not considered.

Ed. — Click HERE to review Pete Constant's City Memo referenced above.
 

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NBC Bay Area: Council Votes Not to Investigate the POA Click HERE to view.




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Ed. — The Mercury News' article on the same topic is just below in the Trials and Tribulations column…

 

 

You are not alone if you don't recognize the names of any of the personnel
who have been elected to handle the responsibilities of the SJPOA for 2015.

Nov. 11th

Board of Director Election Results

673 Members Voted

President: Paul Kelly

Vice President: James Gonzales

Directors:

John Moutzouridis

Dave Woolsey

Rick DeLisser

Conrad Taylor

Dave Wilson

Joaquin Barreto


 

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE CITY AND SJPD

This is the story alluded to in the POA Updates column above. You politician wannabes may want to note that if you are a friend of and supported by the Mercury News, you get your photo published in color…

Probe of Police Union Shelved

—City Council votes to postpone divisive investigation—

By Mike Rosenberg <mrosenberg@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — Nov. 8, 2014

SAN JOSE — With the election over, it might be a new, perhaps calmer day in San Jose City Hall for the city’s most heated political feud. The City Council, led by likely mayor-elect Sam Liccardo, voted unanimously Friday not to investigate the police union for allegedly telling cop recruits to quit as part of a political campaign against the city. The allegation, which the police union strongly denies, was the latest flash point in the ongoing war between the rank-and-file cops and city leaders — and surfaced just before Tuesday’s election.

The vote was an olive branch of sorts from Liccardo and his allies to their biggest political foe.

        

Mayor Chuck Reed, who is termed out of office at the end of the year, proposed two weeks ago to hire an independent investigator after a former cop recruit wrote an op-ed in this newspaper claiming police union president Jim Unland told her to quit during the academy.

The union, which strongly opposes the voter-approved pension reforms championed by Reed and Liccardo, has given officers and recruits information about better-paying cities as part of a drive to highlight San Jose’s police staffing shortage in pushing to elect a new mayor and council members. But it has always denied pushing cops out the door.

Now, a lot has changed in the last week. Liccardo, whom Reed endorsed, was holding a steady 3-percentage-point lead in Tuesday’s mayor’s race and has declared victory over police union pick Dave Cortese, a county supervisor.

With Liccardo trying to mend post-election fences with the police union, he proposed Friday to put off the investigation indefinitely and instead ask a human resources contractor to do exit interviews with recruits who quit. The move, Liccardo said, would help the council “ better understand” the “ politically divisive battles” between them and the cops without inflaming the tension between the two sides.

It’s unclear whether the move will be the first step toward peace, as each side remains firmly entrenched in opposing political beliefs. But on Friday, at least, no one from the public spoke at the meeting, and council members on both sides of the spat not only held their tongues but even voted in favor of the same thing — and the session was all over within a few minutes. It comes after the clash between the council and the cops has dominated City Hall politics over the last two years, with long, heated arguments and split votes over the issue becoming routine.

 

MAIL CALL



Nov. 10th

Hi Bill,

Here's another election result to ponder. Although it's still not decided, the challenger has held on to a 2% to 3% lead throughout and has even gained in numbers through the counting of the absentee ballots.

I'm talking about the race for Sheriff in Monterey County. It shows just how systemic the problems are with the Democratic method. Unfortunately (for me that is) I have very reliable knowledge of how things went in this race.

Here's the low down. Incumbent Sheriff Scott Miller was a longtime law enforcement officer with over thirty years of service. He was highly educated with two BA's and a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration, fluent in Spanish, and well thought of throughout the community. Many thought he was a shoe-in for the job. However, he didn't have a lot of money to finance a mass media campaign, so he had to rely on speaking to individuals and small groups wherever he could.

Contrast that with the vote leader and presumed winner: Deputy Steve Bernal. He went to King City High but did not graduate, although he does have a GED. He does not think speaking Spanish is all that useful for a Sheriff whose main jail is in Salinas, where Spanish is spoken by 60% of the inmates. He flunked the sergeants' exam and would have a great deal of trouble in an interview for a job as dog catcher. But he had money. Lots of it, tons of it in fact. His relatives (mostly his mother-in-law) financed a non-stop blitz media campaign. All of it was comprised of negative ads against Scott Miller.

Now the $90,000,000+ Sheriff's budget will be in the hands of a person who has no administrative experience, only a GED and is a deputy who failed the sergeants' test. Local reporters are saying that they are really going to have to keep watch on this 'train-wreck.' Ya think?

Is the entire system out of balance, out of sorts, and just plain out of whack? Cannot we correct ourselves?

Good luck to the citizens in Salinas and Monterey County.

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

This is not to belittle the issue in Monterey County, Dave, but if "luck" is needed anywhere, I suggest that the active-duty guys and gals who wear the uniform of the SJPD jump to the top of the list.

 

KEITH KELLEY CLUB 2014 CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE 

—Make your reservations now — only 150 tickets will be available—

This year’s Christmas Dinner Dance will be held on December 13th at the San Jose Holiday Inn, 1350 N. First Street, San Jose, CA. All Retired KKC members attend free of charge, guest ticket is $75. Send your dinner reservation to Margie Thompson, 116 Fox Avenue, SJ 95110 and include your check for $75 (for guest).  

Retiree Cocktail Party — 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Cocktails General Members — 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Dinner — 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Dancing — 9:00 pm to Midnight

Special room rates are $89 plus tax per night (includes breakfast for two).  Call 408.453.6200 for reservations and Mention the KKC.

Complete and Mail:

Name___________________________________

Address_____________________________________

Phone #_________________________________    

Email________________________________________

____   I’m Attending dinner dance            _____   Bringing A Guest?

Mail to: Margie Thompson, 116 Fox Avenue, SJ 95110. Tickets will be given at the door the night of the dinner dance.        

 

PISSED OFF? YOU SHOULD BE BECAUSE THIS GUY THINKS YOU ARE STUPID!

With the exception of those of you who believe that the end justifies the means, this should make you madder than hell. If this story had broken prior to the election, the GOP could easily have wound up with a veto-proof 60+ seat majority in the Senate.

We're talking about MIT professor and resident nitwit Jonathan Gruber, who was one of the primary architects of the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare). Seems that the motormouth got caught on video admitting that the passage of Obamacare was based on a fraud. If you only watch the network news, it's unlikely that you have seen THIS "smoking gun" video as it has been running primarily on Fox News. The bigwigs at ABC, CBS and NBC are probably squirming and worrying that they may be forced to cover the issue on their news shows if the heat gets any hotter. If the Mercury News is forced to run the story, it will probably be buried behind the classifieds.

Given how controversial Obamacare has been from the beginning, this story should be front page news in all the newspapers in the nation and the lead story on all the TV newscasts, both network and cable. But will it happen? Not a chance in hell, despite Gruber's admission that Obamacare passed only because of lies, subterfuge and what he condescendingly refers to as us "stupid voters." This political hack, who was paid $400K to help create Obamacare, is typical of a holier-than-thou bureaucrat who thinks he knows what's best for the public and will go to any extreme to make it happen. If I had the power, I'd force him to meet with a urologist and order the doctor to castrate the son-of-a-bitch without any anesthesia. That would be my idea of Obamacare.
 

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Late breaking news: Perhaps Fox News has lit a fuse. If you go to Google and perform a search for "Gruber and Obamacare," you will find numerous links about this story on multiple pages. Some of the links refer to second and third videos newly discovered video clips in which he made similar statements about the stupidity of American voters.

Forbes is one of the media outlets that has covered the story in print. Click HERE to read it.


 

A SURPRISE DECISION FROM THE 9th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

New Court Decision Likely Ends California's Restrictions On Conceal-Carry Permits
 


The California Rifle and Pistol Assn. is affiliated with the National Rifle Assn.

Law-abiding Californians may not need to justify their need to carry concealed weapons, after the same three-judge panel that struck down restrictions on the permits earlier this year ruled Wednesday that it is too late for new opponents to join the fight against the ruling.  

The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from appealing its ruling in a case originally brought by an independent journalist who sued the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department over its policy of requiring a specific reason for being allowed to carry a concealed weapon in public.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has said he will not fight the ruling, meaning there is no one with standing left to challenge the decision made in February.

The case originated in 2009, when resident Edward Peruta filed a complaint against San Diego County and Sheriff William D. Gore in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California after being denied a concealed carry license. Peruta argued that San Diego’s “good cause” policy violated his Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. According to Peruta’s attorney, “It was deemed the Plaintiff did not have good cause, because Plaintiff could not document any specific threat of harm, and primary reasons for desiring a license to carry a concealed weapon were due to the fact that he often carried large amounts of cash, valuables and equipment in his motor home, and also because his duties as a news investigator placed him in high crime areas.” Later on, several other plaintiffs joined the case, along with NRA’s California state affiliate, the California Rifle and Pistol Association (The CRPA Foundation).

In addition to being an important milestone for Golden State residents, the ruling could affect policy in other states. Another Ninth Circuit ruling in the case of Baker v. Kealoha held that a district court in Hawaii erred when it held that the state’s restrictions on carrying firearms outside the home did not implicate protected Second Amendment activity.  Further proceedings on that case, however, have been deferred pending resolution of the post-opinion matters in Peruta. Meanwhile, the U.S. territory of Guam passed legislation in response to Peruta that changed its concealed carry licensing regime from "may-issue" to "shall-issue."

"This is a great victory for all of California and Second Amendment advocates. The CRPA Foundation was proud to be an instrumental partner in this important case." - John C. Fields, CRPA Executive Director
 

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This item from Bloomberg News that was released yesterday (Wed. the 12th) may shed some light on the above. As we read it, for California A.G. Kamala Harris to appeal the 9th Circuit's ruling further, she would have to bring the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court. If we are wrong, perhaps one of you legal beagles can set us straight. Click HERE for the Bloomberg item.

And this LINK will take you to yesterday's Fox News report on the California concealed-carry issue.

For more, go to Google and search for "9th circuit decision on concealed carry"
 

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Postscript: This story from today's (Thurs.) Mercury News goes into more detail over the 9th Circuit's concealed-carry decision...

Gun Carry Ruling Sticks

—Court denies attempt to block loosened permit restrictions across state—

By Josh Richman <jrichman@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — Nov. 13, 2014

A court ruling that dramatically loosened California’s restrictions on concealed firearms came closer to taking effect Wednesday, as an appeals court quashed legal maneuvering that might have staved it off.

As a result, sheriffs all over California — including the Bay Area, where many are reluctant to grant concealed- carry permits — could soon have to hand them out based on nothing more than the applicant’s stated wish to carry a gun for self-defense.

Currently, some sheriffs require applicants to prove a specific threat to their safety requires a concealed weapon while other sheriffs don’t. Those in most urban counties hand out permits by the dozens; those in many less-populated rural counties hand them out by the thousands. The court ruling involved a San Diego sheriff’s restrictions.

The state is one step closer to removing the concealed weapons permit decision from police chiefs and sheriffs, said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California. “We’re starting to smell the hint of freedom in the air, and it smells good,” he said. But the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which like California Attorney General Kamala Harris had tried to intervene in the case, said Wednesday’s ruling was “incorrect and contrary to 9th Circuit and Supreme Court precedent.”

The shooting deaths of unarmed teenagers Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin by licensed concealed-gun holders — both in Florida — highlight the dangers of restricting law enforcement’s control over granting such permits, said Jonathan Lowy, director of the Legal Action Project for the Brady Center.

“We think San Diego and any other city has the right to reasonably restrict the carrying of loaded, hidden handguns in public, and we are confident that position will ultimately prevail,” Lowy said, adding his group is “weighing all of our legal options in this case.”

The ruling stems from a San Diego case in which gun rights activists challenged a sheriff’s strict guidelines for permits. The case reached the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in February sided with the gun rights activists on a 2-1 vote; the San Diego sheriff said he would not appeal.

Alarmed, Harris, the Brady Center and two police groups sought permission to join the case so that they could take over the appeal, keeping the ruling from taking effect. On Wednesday, the court — in a ruling from judges Diarmuid O’Scannlain and Consuelo Callahan — said it’s too late for them to join.

“Most importantly, the opinion never ‘draws into question’ the ‘constitutionality’ of any California statute” as Harris claimed, they found. “It only questions San Diego County’s exercise of regulatory authority under such state statutes,” the ruling says.

Judge Sidney Thomas dissented, saying his peers’ ruling “deprives one of the parties most affected by our decision the opportunity to even present an argument to us on an important constitutional question affecting millions of citizens.”

Even with Wednesday’s ruling, the February decision still won’t take effect until the case is sent back to the federal district court in San Diego. Harris and her allies still could seek permission to join the case from an 11-judge “en banc” 9th Circuit panel or from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Whether this case is final or not, appeals still pending in similar cases — including one from Yolo County — could still imperil this ruling, said Chuck Michel, attorney for the California Rifle and Pistol Association, which is among this case’s plaintiffs. “We would welcome Supreme Court review … to resolve this important issue.”

Harris’ office wouldn’t comment Wednesday except to say, “We are reviewing the ruling.”

State law requires concealed- carry permit applicants to show “good moral character,” take a training course and establish “good cause.” But it’s up to county sheriffs to define “good cause,” and sheriffs have set a wide range of standards.

The lawsuit, filed by Edward Peruta and several other San Diego County residents plus the California Rifle and Pistol Association, challenged that county’s interpretation requiring “a set of circumstances that distinguish the applicant from the mainstream and causes him or her to be placed in harm’s way.” Concern for “one’s personal safety alone is not considered good cause,” the county’s policy said. Applicants must provide documentation — such as restraining orders, letters from law enforcement or prosecutors — to prove a special need for self-protection.

A federal district judge had ruled that’s OK in order to protect public safety, but the appeals court reversed that ruling in February, finding that the county’s policy “impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.” The sheriffs in Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have policies similar to San Diego’s, and all three said Wednesday they’re consulting their county counsels about what to do next. Likewise, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s policies “will be modified to comply with the court’s decision should any changes be necessary,” said spokesman Jimmy Lee. He declined to describe the current policy.

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern noted people still must pass background and criminal history checks, undergo psychological evaluations, take a firearms training course and pass a firing-range test in order to obtain permits.

Josh Richman covers politics.

 

IF THIS EDITORIAL IS CORRECT, STOCK UP ON AMMO AND CLEAN YOUR WEAPONS

This editorial from a San Diego newspaper has created a buzz on a Facebook group comprised of active and retired San Jose cops. Check out the underlined fourth paragraph from the top and you will see why.

Prediction: California Crime Wave Coming

By the San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board
Nov. 12, 2014

Here’s an unfortunate but realistic prediction: Six months from now, a year at most, Californians will look at a troubling new wave of crime and ask, “What happened?” Here’s what happened: Last week’s voter approval of Proposition 47.

This new public policy will be responsible for the early release of thousands of criminals now behind prison bars, including some serving life sentences under the state’s three-strikes law. Thousands more who commit new crimes, and who would have faced prison or jail time before Proposition 47, will now continue to walk the streets.

Many of these people will be drug offenders. Prosecutors who previously could hold the threat of incarceration over the head of drug abusers as a tool to force them into treatment will no longer have that tool available. Many more drug abusers who want to get into already crowded treatment programs will find it even more difficult to find a program that can take them.

Proposition 47 was the well-intentioned idea of former San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. Their argument was that criminals convicted of certain nonviolent offenses, particularly drug crimes, belong in treatment programs, not prison.

To achieve that, Prop. 47 reduced six categories of nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. It provides that criminals now in prison for such crimes can petition for immediate release. And it says that savings stemming from the reduced state prison population, an estimated $100 million to $200 million a year, must be divvied up among mental health and drug abuse programs, school truancy and dropout programs and the state crime victims compensation fund.

Sadly, there are many ways that the specifics of the initiative fail its good intentions.

Of perhaps most concern is the provision that automatically recategorizes the theft of a gun worth less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor. As current San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman says, nearly all handguns retail for less than $950. “People don’t steal guns so they can add to their gun collection,” she said. “They steal guns to commit another crime.”

The simple possession of date-rape drugs, previously a felony, is now a misdemeanor, potentially undermining laws combating sexual violence.

The money earmarked for mental health and drug treatment programs will not materialize for probably a year and, when it does show up, it will be a relative pittance for a state the size of California. Besides, Prop. 47 does not mandate that drug abusers even seek treatment. Addicts who cannot get or do not want treatment tend to commit more crimes to get money to buy more drugs.

Police and prosecutors throughout the state are said to be busily trying to figure out how to deal with Prop. 47. Wish them luck.

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As of our (Farsider) press time, the editorial has garnered 110 readers' comments. Click HERE to read them.

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
     
Nov. 5 — 11

The big news is the midterm elections. Last night Republicans picked up a dozen seats in the House to give them their biggest majority since World War II. Or as they put it, "Time to party like it's 1939!"

Republicans also took control of the Senate after gaining another seven seats. I haven't seen the GOP get this many seats since Chris Christie made an airline reservation.

Republican Scott Brown lost his bid for Senate in New Hampshire last night, two years after he was voted out as Senator in Massachusetts. When asked what he was planning to do next, he said, “Are they still looking for a mayor in Toronto?”

Verizon and AT&T are facing criticism after it was revealed that they use “supercookies” on smartphones to track users' Internet activity. Americans said, "That is a total violation of our — wait, did you say supercookie?"

Now that the midterm elections are over, President Obama has invited congressional leaders from both parties to a meeting at the White House tomorrow. When asked if he's nervous, Obama said, "Oh, I'm not going to be there. I just invited them over. They can figure it out themselves. "

After Michael Jordan recently criticized President Obama's golf game, Obama responded by saying that Jordan should spend more time thinking about his basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets. Then Jordan said, “Do you really want to talk about whose team got crushed this week?"

On Tuesday, Utah Candidate Mia Love became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. She's also a Mormon. Yeah, a black female Republican Mormon. Even unicorns are saying, "Not buyin' it."

There’s a rumor that the Today Show is going to hire Kate Middleton's younger sister, Pippa, as a news correspondent. It goes to show you that if you work hard and go to journalism school, you'll lose your dream job to a woman whose sister married a prince.

I'm so excited. Jay Leno is on the show tonight. He brought some really funny jokes and some great stories. Although I'm a little concerned he also brought his old desk and Kevin Eubanks.

I just want Jay to be comfortable, but not too comfortable.

NBC Sports will air a special that follows Tom Brokaw as he goes pheasant hunting in South Dakota. He doesn't even shoot them. He just talks to them for two minutes until they go to sleep.

In an effort to boost ticket sales, the country's largest movie theater chain, Regal Entertainment, is adding motion, smells, wind, rain, and even bubbles to certain theaters — or you can go the cheaper route and watch Netflix on your phone in a car wash.

Pepsi is testing a new drink flavor, which is a mix between Mountain Dew and Doritos. Or as stoners call it, “instant breakfast.”

The October jobs report was released and it showed that unemployment has hit its lowest point in six years. Also hitting its lowest point: anyone who tried that new Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew.

Both President Obama and former President George W. Bush were interviewed on "Face the Nation" over the weekend. President Bush said there's a 50 percent chance his brother Jeb will run for president in 2016. Then he said, “But there's an 80 percent chance he won't."

It was the 60th anniversary of "Face the Nation." During his interview, President Obama said, “Our country doesn't fear the future. We grab it.” Nothing says you grab the future like going on a 60-year-old show hosted by a 77-year-old-man to speak to a 90-year-old audience.

President Obama is in China now for an economic summit in Beijing. The president wore a traditional purple silk shirt along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. That's after they taught Putin how to put a shirt ON.

After President Obama announced his support for net neutrality yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tweeted that “Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet.” While Ted Cruz continues to be the Taylor Swift of not getting over Obamacare.

The restaurant chain Joe's Crab Shack is under fire after its location in Colorado Springs accidentally served alcohol to a bunch of young children. Which explains why the karaoke bar had so many sign-ups for songs from “Frozen.”

Yesterday, LeBron James apologized to fans for not dunking enough this season. LeBron says he's trying as hard as he can, but at the end of the day he's just one team.

The Republican Party had a big day in yesterday's midterm elections and now controls the House and Senate. And don't ask me how this happened, but the Republican Party also gained control of three seats in our show's band.

For the first time ever, a black Republican woman has been elected to Congress. President Obama told her, "You are all set. This country never turns against a black anything."

The country music awards took place tonight. The big winners were all white guys in cowboy hats. That's two nights in a row.

For the first time in years, Burger King has beaten McDonald's in sales. They attribute it to their new offering: chicken fries. That’s why today McDonald's is offering burger shakes.

Bob Dylan's grandson is going to release a rap album next year. The album is titled, "Yo, Yo, Yo, I'm Bob Dylan's Grandson."

President Obama and Vladimir Putin are both in China attending the same economic summit. Obama saw Putin and said, "After those midterms, it's nice to finally see a friendly face."

Justin Bieber hung out with the Pittsburgh Steelers before yesterday's game and then the Steelers lost. Apparently the Steelers were not inspired by his speech, "Win one for the Bieber."

A new book claims that Jesus had a wife and two kids. In other words, he suffered even more than we thought.

Scientists have discovered a virus that lowers the intelligence of people it infects. The virus is called "H-1 Kardashian-1."

Welcome to our special "Sons of Anarchy" show. I'm a huge fan. When I was a young man, I ran with a gang of redheaded punks. We were called the Ginger Snaps. Our biggest enemy was sunlight.

"Sons of Anarchy" is the No. 1 show in its time slot. They were No. 2 but then they had the No. 1 show executed in an abandoned warehouse.

Critics love "Sons of Anarchy." Critics have called the show "Hamlet on motorcycles," which is better than the original concept — “Macbeth on Segways.”

"Sons of Anarchy" takes place in a fictional California town filled with degenerates and endless mayhem. They had to choose between making it a fictional town in California or any real town in Florida.

Yesterday was Election Day. If we have any Democrats in the audience, I'm sorry but you're going to have to give up your seats.

Was the election a drubbing or was it a shellacking? That's my only question. It's embarrassing. Even the Washington Redskins are demanding that the Democrats change their name.

A lot of issues were on the ballots. In New York City there was Proposition 14. That would put a ceiling on the number of late-night talk shows. And California passed Proposition 21. That would change guacamole officially to guac.

You know what happened today? When is this going to stop? There was another fence jumper at the White House. This time it was Obama trying to get out.

What a day. It's 53 and gloomy — like President Obama.

I was backstage, we hadn't even started the show, and I heard Fox News officially declare that it's too close to call this a show.

How about that election night? Here's the breakdown. The Republicans won the popular vote. The Democrats won the unpopular vote.

President Obama has two years left as president. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets to appoint two new Kardashian husbands.

New York City has 2 million rats. We used to have 8 million rats. Now we're down to 2 million. You know what that means? We lose four electoral votes.

The Democrats were crushed in the midterm elections. The Republican juggernaut pounded the Democrats, and the pundits say they will not really know what happened to the Democrats until they find the black box.

The movie "Interstellar" opens today, starring Matthew McConaughey. There's trouble in the universe. And you know things have gone bad if Matthew McConaughey is going to straighten them out.

Here's the plot of "Interstellar." Refugees — they're known as Democrats — they're looking for a new planet.

Pepsi has a new Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew. No, we don't have an Ebola vaccine, but we do have the Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew.

You know Kim Jong Un, the evil dictator of North Korea? Apparently, a guy in his inner circle used his ashtray while smoking and Kim Jong Un had him executed. I remember the same thing happened when a guy used Martha Stewart's personal lemon zester.

President Obama is in China. Today he visited the kids who make our cellphones.

Obama took a tour of the Great Wall of China and said, "We need one of these things around the White House."

Today is Veterans Day. Thank you to all our men and women who have served the United States armed forces. In honor of Veterans Day we are marching out a few jokes that have already served.

Here in New York City you can now walk around smoking weed and all they will do if they see you is write you a ticket. Unfortunately, the ticket will be to a Jets game.

You've got to be careful smoking weed. It causes memory loss. And also, it causes memory loss.

President Obama is in China. Also in China is evil Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. They're both in China at the same time. It's like running into your ex-girlfriend on vacation.

Thank heaven Election Day is over. No more campaign ads, no more mud-slinging, no more candidates pretending they're straight. It's over!

For the first time in history, Congress has 100 women in it. Congratulations. Welcome to modern times, America. It's great having 100 women in Congress. Unless you're in line for the congressional bathroom.

It's fantastic that Congress has an increasing number of women. Experts call an increasingly female presence in a previously male space "the Bruce Jenner effect."

Clay Aiken ran for Congress in North Carolina. But he didn't make it. Clay Aiken is famous for coming in second in a TV popularity contest that most people got fed up with years ago. He also lost on "American Idol."

Netflix is making a series based on the Lemony Snicket books. I was in a Lemony Snicket movie they made back in 2004. I was a person of indeterminate gender. I can't remember who I played in the movie but I was a person of indeterminate gender.

That was the last movie I made before I came here to do this show. We talk-show hosts are middle-aged white guys and we make fun of people. I don't know why. It’s just a tradition.

Miley Cyrus is apparently dating Arnold Schwarzenegger's son. When Arnold heard about this, he said, "My son? You mean the one with Maria or the one with the maid?"

It is a great day for the great state of Texas. The last person being tested for Ebola has come back clean. So Texas is now Ebola free. This was a big week for them. They're now free of Ebola — and Democrats.

Democrats in state legislatures are at their lowest level since the 1920s. President Obama has a can't-miss strategy to save the party in 2016. He's leaving.

Director Oliver Stone says he's going to make a movie about Vladimir Putin. I can't believe anyone would want to work with that insane communist. And Putin is a little crazy as well.

It is Veterans Day, when we honor everyone who served in all of the campaigns. We honor them with dignity and respect, and of course mattress sales and tire discounts.

It's cold in a lot of the country. How cold is it? It's a cold-pocalypse. A snow-mageddon. An ice-a-palooza. It's so cold the Chicago Bears went into hibernation.

Happy birthday to Leonardo DiCaprio. He turns 40 today. It's time for a Titanic prostate exam.

It's also Demi Moore's birthday. Leonardo DiCaprio and Demi Moore are very different, of course. One was in love with Bruce Willis for many years. And the other is Demi Moore.

Yesterday was Election Day. Republicans picked up a lot of seats and won control of both chambers of Congress. That's key because whoever controls Congress controls the lunch menu at the cafeteria.

Republicans now have a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. I guess when it was all said and done, the Republicans just had the better lawn signs.

Washington, D.C., voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Vice President Joe Biden celebrated quietly at home, contemplating the infinite nature of the universe.

Imagine Washington, D.C. If you thought Congress didn't get a lot of work done before, just wait until they get legal pot.

Welcome to Hollywood. This is where it all happens. If you want to see where the stars live. Or if you want to see where the movies get made. Or if you want to see a panhandler dressed as Spider-Man asking for cigarettes, this is the place to be.

Discovery, formally the Discovery Channel — they changed it to make it more confusing — has a special on December 7 called "Eaten Alive" that will feature a man being eaten alive by an anaconda. So, if you were disappointed by the fact that Nik Wallenda didn't fall off that tightrope, this is your show.

"Eaten Alive" is causing controversy. Animal rights activists say it's cruel to the snake to feed a person to it and then yank the person out of its stomach. The right thing to do is to let the snake digest the guy.

I’ll bet "Eaten Alive" gets big ratings. If it does, I'm going to feed my sidekick Guillermo to a hippo.

Amazon has a new digital assistant. It's their version of Apple's Siri. It's called Echo. They say it's going to revolutionize the way we loudly repeat ourselves at electronic devices.

PepsiCo is developing a Doritos Mountain Dew called Dewitos. I think I’ll wait until they come out with Diet Dewitos.

It's unclear when Dewitos will be released. But if it does come out, stoners are going to have some very tough choices to make. Do I eat my Doritos or drink them?

I'm working on a combination of Ruffles and Red Bull. It tastes like America at its worst.

Today is Veterans Day. It's a day we honor those who serve and have served in our armed forces. So thank you for your service to our country and the sacrifices that you made. I'm talking about actual veterans. Playing "Call of Duty" does not count. I don't care how many missions you've completed.

Sesame Street turned 45 years old. If you are not familiar with it, Sesame Street is how we entertained our children before we could just hand them an iPhone.

Things have changed on Sesame Street since 1969 when it first went on. The street itself is totally gentrified. It's all Muppet hipsters now. And Oscar's garbage can is a fair-trade coffee shop. Mr. Hooper's store is a Lululemon. Cookie Monster is gluten free.

The long wait is finally over. The McRib is back at McDonald's. The McRib is the Punxsutawney Phil of sandwiches. It comes out of its hole for a little while and then it disappears. And it's actually made out of groundhogs, right?

According to data from yesterday’s midterms, only 13 percent of voters were under 30 years old. So America didn’t rock the vote so much as we soft-rocked the vote.

Republicans won enough seats to gain a majority in the Senate and increase their majority in the House. For those Democratic candidates who wanted to distance yourselves from Obama, congratulations. You did.

A North Carolina man says he used his “Never Ending Pasta Pass” from Olive Garden to eat at the restaurant 95 times in the past six weeks. Well, he didn’t say that, but his tombstone does.

The drummer for rock band AC/DC has been charged with attempting to have two people killed by hit men. Authorities say the drummer would've done it himself but his last hit was over 20 years ago.

A new study shows that despite previous estimates there are only 2 million rats living in New York City. I guess the other 10 million are commuting from New Jersey.

It’s been announced that a Union soldier who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama over 151 years after his death. Even better, he finally got an appointment at the VA hospital.

This weekend George W. Bush said it’s a toss-up whether his brother Jeb will run for president in 2016. Bush said there’s a 40-40 chance.

A pastor at a controversial church in Harlem said last week that Starbucks is ground zero for Ebola. Unless “Ebola” is a new Norah Jones CD, I’m betting he’s wrong.

A Veterans Day concert was held tonight at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., featuring Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, and Carrie Underwood. So if you’re a fan of Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, and Carrie Underwood...who are you?

The Mormon church said this week that their founder Joseph Smith may have had between 30 and 40 wives. And just to be safe, he started every conversation with, “Happy anniversary!”

A man in Florida has been sentenced to six months in prison for stockpiling weapons at a compound just 11 miles from Disney World. Eleven miles from Disney World? So...in the parking lot?

 

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• Does the 2015 Medicare handbook deliberately omit rates so they will remain secret until the midterm elections are over?

• Is a list of David Letterman's 'Top 10 Reasons to Vote Democrat' genuine?

• Did health officials in Africa admit that a factory worker with Ebola contaminated a large batch of chocolate?

• Is there an established link between root canals and cancer?

• Are schools in Florida distributing satanic coloring books to children?

• Did former Lockheed Martin engineer Boyd Bushman provide proof of alien life on his deathbed?

• A round-up of all the popular Ebola-related rumors currently circulating online.

• A round-up of tainted candy news reports from Halloween 2014.

• Was a baby born in India with two separate minds enclosed in one head?

• The tale of a machine-shop worker who tore his scrotum in a piece of machinery and then stapled it back together.

• Is a U.S. company hiring mercenaries at a salary of $500,000 per year to kill ISIS members?

• Brittany Maynard, 29, took her life on 1 November 2014 following a diagnosis of inoperable brain cancer.

• Did comedian Gabriel Iglesias pass away?

• Did President Obama slam stay at home moms in a recent speech?

• Did Doritos factory workers test positive for Ebola?

• Was a toddler ejected from a roller coaster after his mother sneaked him onto the ride?

• Did Jaden Smith say that he was going to remove his penis on his 18th birthday?

• Will pouring Coca-Cola onto a piece of raw pork cause worms to come crawling out of the meat?

• Did President Obama hit insurance companies with a gag order, preventing them from disclosing 2015 insurance rates until after the 2014 midterm elections?

• Was a fanged deer spotted in Afghanistan?

• Did Starbucks team up with Monsanto to sue Vermont over a GMO labeling law?

• The Republican Party of Virginia claimed that poorly calibrated voting machines favored a Democrat candidate.

• Did Danai Gurira, who portrays Michonne on The Walking Dead, contract Ebola while filming on location in Africa?

• Did Michelle Obama give voters permission to eat fried chicken after they voted?

• Have spider eggs used to stuff Beanie Babies started hatching?

• New Jersey diners were frustrated to learn the bottle of wine they ordered cost $3,750.00, not $37.50.

• A man was caught cheating on a drug test when urinalysis revealed that he was pregnant.

• Was a mentally ill man named Kaldrick Donald unnecessarily shot and killed by a police officer after his mother called 911 because he wouldn't take his medication?

• Does a Common Core worksheet for fourth graders feature a highly inappropriate exercise on marital infidelity?

• Will a new Discovery Channel special show a man being eaten alive by a snake?

• Did the Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins portray characters using curse words and implied profanity?

• Is a racially provocative South Carolina exit poll for real?

• A New York City Pastor fell for a satirical story about Starbucks using semen in its drinks.

• Is California building a $587 million high-speed rail link to Hawaii?

• Is Dr. Ben Carson running for president in 2016?

• Social media post claims disabled students were rudely refused entry to a Bath & Body Works store.


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This is a RESCUE STORY from "Hope for Paws" about a dog that isn't nearly as fortunate as Cooper in the clip above, but it also has a happy ending. If it touches you, the organization would love to receive a donation so it can look for and save other strays. (4:34)

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Yes, Veterans Day was celebrated earlier this week, but how many people know how it came to be. The History Channel presented a short but excellent history of Veterans Day a couple of years ago that answers that question. Click HERE to see it and we will wager that you will learn some facts about the special holiday you didn't know before. (3:28)

 


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Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
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Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
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Arata, Jennifer
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Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
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Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
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Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
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Barshay, Marc
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Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
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Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
Bosco, Al
Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
Boyd, Pat
Boyles, John
Bradshaw, Bob
Brahm, Bob
Bray, Mary Ellen
Brewer, Tom
Brickell, Dave
Bridgen, Dave
Brightwell, Larry
Britton, Rosemarie
Brocato, Dom
Brockman, Joe
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
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Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
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Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
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Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
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Caragher, Ed
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Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
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Carlsen, Laura
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Caro, Lynne
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Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
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Cavallaro, Dave
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Chalmers, JC
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Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
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Chewey, Bob
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Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Contreras, Dolores
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Costa, Mike
Cossey, Kent
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
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Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
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Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Frazier, Rich
Frechette, Dick
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
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Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
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Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
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Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
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Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
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Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
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Hoehn, Charlie
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Holser, George
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Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
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Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
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Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
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Katashima, Annie
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Keeney, Bill
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Knopf, Dave
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Kregel, John
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LaRault, Gary
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Laverty, Ann
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Malatesta, Jim
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Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
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Martinelli, Ron
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Martinez, Victor
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