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Henk Friezer February 12, 2013 at 04:23 pm
Photo credit for last 8 photos (of don and historical photos of shop) should go to Trerise familyRead More (Judy Evers) not Henk Friezer
formerHP resident November 8, 2012 at 07:32 pm
I remember Art Snyder fondly. He cared about Highland Park and was always accessible to hisRead More constituents. That was very important at the time I lived in Highland Park - 1966-1974. He was so well liked that any challenger didn't have a chance. I met him once at a function at the Biltmore Hotel and as usual, he was a charming man. Still accessible. RIP Art.
Ajay Singh (Editor) November 11, 2012 at 05:08 am
This comment was posted by Eagle Rock resident and photographer Henk Friezer but it mysteriouslyRead More disappeared from the site: I had known Art through all his turmoil and years on the council, good and bad. I did not agree with his methods as an elected official, mostly very unethical (no worse than those that succeeded him). But that being said he represented his constituents very well, making sure that his district had the best of all services he could provide. His office was very responsive to those he represented. He was also very visible making his presence known throughout his district, he was adored by senior citizens for whom he built numerous senior facilities and recreational locations for the youth. He loved telling the story how he grew up as a white Irish boy in the local barrio. I was with the old Northeast Newspapers that encompassed most of his district. There was a running joke among the media that Snyder could smell a camera a mile away, he would always show up when media were present for photo ops. He also the wrote the book about how to make sure that an editor would not crop you out of a photo—never stand on the outside and always have a hand or arm showing prominently so you could not be cut out. Continued below:
Ajay Singh (Editor) November 11, 2012 at 05:09 am
Henk Friezer’s comment continued: For all his misguided ventures, he loved his community andRead More "his" people. If anyone in the community opposed his views or was an obstacle he would hire them (i.e. Shirley Minser) so they would be productive reps on his staff in the their community. He ended up having a top-notch councilmanic staff. He was a true legacy and will be missed. My condolences to Delia and his kids.
Henk Friezer November 15, 2012 at 02:54 pm
I would like to make a correction to the article. In my original wording the reference to the marineRead More flag presentation to the widow of Art. It stated that it was eventually draped over the casket,the original wording stated that it had previously draped the casket prior to the presentation.
erikalovesall September 23, 2012 at 06:34 pm
I know Jimmy and attended the service. I must say Fr. Jerome Cudden gave a great service. EverythingRead More was perfect. I went to school with Jimmy and Danny. Both brothers are incredible. I hadn't seen Danny & Jimbo since high school. It was wonderful to see Jimbo's cute kids & meet Danny's beautiful wife. I know Jimmy would be so proud of Danny. There was alot of love in the memorial. It was wonderful to see how supportive and loving the Hughes family is.
Jeff Segal September 23, 2012 at 06:40 pm
jimmy you were one of the greatest dads i ever saw you will always be missed with all the loveRead More one dad can feel another you will always be loved uncle JEFF
erikalovesall September 23, 2012 at 07:22 pm
I have mad love for the Hughes brothers. And much love and respect & love for Danny! Hope to seeRead More him soon. Danny if you need someone to talk to or lean on i am always here for you huero, always.
Anthea Raymond September 2, 2012 at 02:16 pm
Downtown's Grand Performances presented David "conversation" with Alan Warner at theRead More California Plaza a few summers ago. Glad I got a chance to see this and to hear David explain he had no reason to write a song about San Jose. He "just wanted to."
Bob Perkins DDS September 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm
"What's it all about Alfie? Is it just for the moment, we live? What's it all about, when youRead More sort it out, Alfie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoNtj27a6Rk&feature=related
Henk Friezer June 26, 2012 at 05:29 pm
Headline should have read " southland dean of sports OFFICIALS" I would like to add aRead More personal note. Joe was a good friend and a class guy, I will truly miss his smile and conversations and dry humor at football games. There will be a huge void in high school sporting events, but I am sure Joe will be watching with flag and whistle in hand ready to make a call. RIP Joe.
Ajay Singh (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 05:54 pm
Thanks, Henk—headline's been tweaked.
Mike Zois June 27, 2012 at 01:17 pm
I worked with Joe back in the day and he was also a friend of my Dad. Sorry to hear about hisRead More passing.
Shelly Schraff January 9, 2012 at 07:48 pm
I enjoyed your story. Then I noticed your dog is named Shelby Lynne and smiled broadly.
Dan Kimpel January 10, 2012 at 02:21 pm
Excellent that you get the reference - note that her name is spelled exactly the same as my faveRead More songstress. I interviewed Shelby Lynne (the singer, not the dog) last year, but didn't mention my canine homage to her artistry. Thanks for communicating - Dan
Joel Miller November 12, 2011 at 02:19 pm
Mr. Wilson was my horticulture teacher at North Hollywood High School back in the 1970's. We used toRead More call him the "Energizer Bunny" because he had more energy than all of us put together. I was part of a special summer program at the Horticulture unit in the summer of 1973 and he taught us the value of hard work but with a light touch and a sparkle in his eyes. He truly was passionate about horticulture and the environment and that definitely rubbed off on the rest of us. Mr. Wilson was one of those individuals that has made a difference in so many lives and his legacy lives on. Thank you Mr. Wilson, may you rest in peace.
Henk Friezer November 12, 2011 at 07:35 pm
Just heard about Scott.I was truly stunned, I recently saw him at the Hall of Fame inductions and heRead More was in his usual good spirits. Over the years I photographed numerous events in which Scott was involved. The word being INVOLVED, he loved the community and showed it with the imprint he left behind. He will truly never be forgotten. I personally would tike to see a street named after him (maybe the cul de sac near the his horticultural center). Although I was sorry to hear about his passing, I am glad it happened while he was doing what he loved best working with trees! I'm sure he would not have wanted to go in any other way. RIP Scott, ER will not forget you.
YAHEL RAYMOND November 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Like Mr. Miller (in his comments) I was in the summer 1973 agriculture program at North HollywoodRead More High School and have some of the fondest memories of my school years from that time. I have thought of Mr Wilson many times over the years and was saddened to hear of his passing. Reading of his activities and efforts since his retirement was heart warming. He was truly a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. YahEl Raymond
Jonathon November 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Condolences to the Coffey's. I didnt really know them but they grew up in the same neighborhoodRead More just up the street. I remember seeing them when I was playing with other kids (Coffey's were a few years older). Darius M. and Daren G. lived just a few doors away.
Ajay Singh (Editor) October 1, 2011 at 02:16 pm
Did you know André Pineda—the pollster whose political number-crunching talents wereRead More sought by President Obama and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson—was scheduled to give a talk at the Eagle Rock offices of Diverse Strategies for Organizing about local and state public policy issues in a political atmosphere strongly colored by the Tea Party?
Ursula Brown September 29, 2011 at 01:40 pm
Sincere condolences to the entire Tritch family for the untimely loss of their son, brother andRead More relative. Ursula Brown
Carole Cota-Gelfuso September 29, 2011 at 06:37 pm
Our family is deeply saddened by your loss and will keep you in our prayers. Frank and CaroleRead More (Cota) Gelfuso
Michael Chavez September 29, 2011 at 09:43 pm
My husband and I are so very sad to hear this news. We have been coming into Tritch Hardware sinceRead More moving to Eagle Rock in 1986. It's one of the last "old fashioned" places to shop and they make everyone feel like family. So, as part of your ER family we send our heartfelt sadness and please know our thoughts are with you. Pamela Brull & Michael Chavez
Cheryl Leutjen May 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm
A beautiful tribute. Thank you for honoring our friend and mentor. We invite all to honor JohnRead More Stillion with us on May 15 from 11 am to 1pm at the home of Michael and Eugénie Nogueira, 2154 Hill Drive, Eagle Rock, CA 90041. RSVP 323-255-9400. For further informatio, see www.cerb.us. Cheryl Leutjen Outreach The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful
Michael Larsen May 5, 2011 at 07:05 pm
John was an amazing man and a role model for us all. He will be sorely missed by Eagle Rock.
Peter Choi September 15, 2011 at 01:35 pm
Click the link below for a short video about The Eagle Rock Canyon Trail, a lasting legacy from JohnRead More Stillion & the CERB: http://eaglerock.patch.com/blog_posts/patch-blog-how-to-hike-up-the-eagle-rock-canyon-trail
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