www.lincolnhigh90031.com  

Alumni News and Information for
Lincoln High School 
Los Angeles, California 
 The contents of this page, and the related links, exist to provide some information, and some entertainment which may make your day a little better.  One desired result is to have the alumni and friends become somewhat more social, in general, than in the past, and possibly, be a useful device in a way as yet to be determined..... since we didn't have computers to use and to take for granted when we were in high school.  Another more lasting result is that our actions may help the young people going to school generally, and going to Lincoln, in particular.  We don't know if we don't try.  We all can put in some effort, each in his or her own way, and individually and collectively, influence the outcome.
(6/11/99- r.g.)


Alumni Association: You can e-mail: Vera Padilla, (click here==>) echonch@prodigy.net,  or direct line (323) 225-0030 (1-18-01 corrected previous # error, thanks for catching it..)  and Fax is same.  (Persistence is often useful when making calls on this line as no answering machine is regularly hooked up.)   E-mail Vera Padilla
Principal: Mr. James Molina
3501 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031 - Tele: (323) 223-4021 , Fax: (323) 223-1291
is the Lincoln H.S. contact info for official information to your questions:

 (Obviously, all the information here is entirely UNOFFICIAL and presented with whatever cooperation that I am able to obtain from LHS>  ranging from lots to none.)
       Go to  Lincoln High's Official Site .


NETSCAPE USERS:  Viewing this site may be easier if you adjust the VARIABLE fonts choice to "Comic Sans MS".   Go to  "Edit", "Preferences", "Appearance", "Fonts" , and under "variable fonts" scroll for "Comic Sans MS."    Internet Explorer users- you're on your own for now, but there is a similar adjustment available.


Christina- Our Angel 
In Memory of Christina Guevara, who passed away on April 13, 2003, a web site has been created by her dad, Robert Guevara, (Class of '67- manager of this site, Lincoln High 90031.com).  Christina was a 1998 graduate of Alfonso B. Perez School, Los Angeles. "www.christinaourangel.com"

bunch of balloons    AUGUST 27th, 2003
bunch of balloons  Happy 27th Birthday, Christina bunch of balloons
    (8-27-76)


sign & read our Guestbook

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        Please include  your YEAR, and CLASS NAME, and CLASS COLORS, too, so that we can test your memory and enlighten each other about each class...  if there are some really unusual names, the meaning of the name will help to picture it- some class names were very unusual.
 

     To REUNION INFORMATION -  Anything happening with your class?

A Commentary on Attending Reunions -  from days past.
LHS Alumni Association - About joining.-----



Also Visit:  LINCOLN PARK   &Sign-in on the Guest Book-

(I Recommend Lincoln Park's web site which is loaded with more than just the hours and telephone numbers. Javier Arevalo has assembled lots of current event information, with lots of history of the Park and of Lincoln Heights with many OLD photos!



View Past Pages from LHS 90031:
2002 Archived Pages, from June to December, 2002
2002 Archived Pages, from January to May, 2002

August 2001 to December 2001-
To "Last Half of 2001"
January 2001 to July 2001-
LincolnHigh90031 - Part B

ARCHIVED SECTIONS FOR EARLIER  YEARS:
"20001999 1998 1997


View PHOTOS A page directing you to the photos of various events and people in and around Lincoln and the area.

Table of More Links -To Other Sites referenced in past items on this web site
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Links to Other Lincolns around the country .   A separate page of links to see what other schools have done on the web, and learn a little about each school and their activities..

Links to Other Local High School and Alumni Pages .   A separate page of links to see what other LOCAL  schools and ALUMNI  groups are doing.

Local Calendar of Events and Activities .   A collection of various local events; some new calendar listings added, July 2002.
 

NEW LINKS FOR 2004:
Class of 1952 and Yearbook  An impressive web presentation of a proud Lincoln High past  from Maria Warden.
Clover Street. Com  -  A fine review of a Lincoln Heights "neighborhood that used to be."

Anth-thology Music Database by Anthony Hom- See what songs were popular for your favorite years.
 
 
               "LHS  QuickNotes"    late news
                     90th Anniversary Information
Football Schedule- 2003



Now..... the most recent additions to news begin here:



More about the L.A.City election... Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

There was the last minute campaigning going on by the candidates.Mayor Hahn, appearing before another group of voters on election eve, was uncharacteristically lively, vowing that he would come out on top.

Check the Steve Lopez column for Monday 3/7/05, in the L.A. Times.He writes a light but insightful piece about the election, the issues and the surrounding disinterest.Lopez’ past columns about the mayoral election are linked on the L.A. Times pages.

The rest of the candidates-

Bob Hertzberg, was the state Assembly speaker of the house in Sacramento, successor to former speaker Antonio Villaraigosa.His major points are the “Commuter Bill of Rights” that aims to help the commute for workers.Many of the workers come from out of the city and are not eligible to vote, so this might not mean too much, but it’s another angle to get votes.Hertzberg, a strong candidate in the San Fernando Valley, is a proponent of breaking up the L.A.UnifiedSchool District into separate districts.He is lively and has a lot of backing from special interest groups, as do most of the major candidates.

Richard Alarcon, a former city councilman, now in the State Senate, is from the San Fernando Valley.He is a candidate without major financial backing, saying that he wants to represent the people not special interests.He is a former school teacher and comes from a working class family in the San Fernando Valley.The voting turnout will be a factor, and his chances of making a runoff election will be improved by more voters coming out.

Bernard Parks, the former police chief and present city councilman, is another opponent of Mayor Hahn, who worked to replace Parks as police chief.Parks has done a credible job in the city council, but may have some problems getting some voters to back him because of the problems of the LAPD during his tenure as chief.He has strong support from many African American voters, a group who supported Hahn in the last election, enabling him to beat Villaraigosa.Parks has integrity and sincerity in his favor, but he may not have the numbers to make the runoff.

Walter Moore, an attorney, as is Hahn and Hertzberg, is the only Republican of the six candidates listed here.He has been kept out of the series of debates, and been largely ignored by the media.Moore declares he cannot be bought, and has no special interest financial backing. His platform, from his website, includes- ending "pay-to-play," obscene waste and "welfare for the rich;" hiring enough police to make all neighborhoods safe; fighting illegal immigration; repealing the business tax; establishing a dog beach and making our animal shelters "no-kill" immediately; fighting high-density development; and opposing any new taxes or bonds.

There should be some impact here, even if he does not make the runoff. He will be taking votes away from either Hertzberg or Hahn, but will probably not be attracting voters from either the Alarcon or Villaraigosa supporters.

By Moore’s calculation, 125,000 votes will get him into the runoff.Interesting consideration, but very much the underdog.

The Turnout

The news reports have predictions of a 33% turnout of the registered voters.There are estimates of 1.5 million eligible voters who are NOT registered.So for every 100 registered voters, less than 33 will be coming out to elect the mayor, with a likely runoff in May for the two top vote-getters.You see the candidates out hitting all sorts of groups, some seemingly very small, but this small turnout will make votes coming from people in these small groups even more significant in this election.

One calculation from an article in the website, The Angelino, figures that about 16% of all potential voters will be responsible for this election’s results.

I still am not certain who I will vote for, but I do not expect my candidate to win, so the vote is going to be just to make a statement that even Hertzberg and Villaraigosa would not be my first choice and, not the first choice for many other voters, as well.

/r.g.

Sunday, March 6, 2005:  Coming Tuesday, March 8th, Mayoral Election for the city of Los Angeles.
The election arrangement for the City of Los Angeles is, first of all, set up all wrong.  We have an election in March and not many people ever show up.  The election should be in June as in the former June Primaries that came before the regular election in November each year.  The present arrangement has no inherent reason, nothing as an attraction, to draw people to the polls.  This election should be held with the many other matters that show up on the ballot later in the year so that people will bother to show up and vote.  "Fine," you might think.  "Why should we have to do this anyway, since politicians can't be relied upon, can't be trusted, won't do anything different from the other candidates?"   Does the word "apathy" sound familiar?  How about the other word, "cynical" for people who don't like "apathy"?

Well, the point is that every candidate is a politician by the very fact that they are running.  Some appear to be beholding to special interests more so than others, since the campaign for mayor, as with all other offices, does not come cheaply.  The more successful ones tend to be holding onto more hands after they get into office.  So let's look at what we have.  There is an election on Tuesday, and there will be a mayor selected from one of these candidates.

We all seem to take our voting right for granted.  I was still affected by law when you could not vote until age 21.  The law changed, but I was already 21 by then.  Now you can vote at age 18.  Still many pass on this responsibility and let the choices be made by others.  Then they complain about whatever happens later, using their non-voting to claim innocence in the process.  Well, most races for elected office in the City of L.A. usually decided by just a fraction of the people who are entitled to vote. A few voters can sway an election more easily in these situations.  That's why the candidates are hitting any and all groups that they can manage.

COMPARE:
The people in Iraq voted recently for the first time in modern times.  They were choosing who was going to run their country and the turnout was very significant.  Aside from whether you think the war is right or wrong, good or bad, these people faced the very real risk of being killed by the terrorists who would kill anyone they could manage to reach just to sabotage the elections.   If you noticed, the new voters could not even drive to the polling places.  There was a ban on vehicles in effect so that the car bomb threat could be reduced.  So all these people walked, exposing themselves to a risk to their own lives, and then they had to wait in line, going through security checks in the process.  They voted and they thought that it was worth the risk to be part of the selection process.  Whatever your opinion is on the candidates or on what their future quality of representation will be, you should stop here to consider that voting was valued, was prohibited under the former government, and that there was the goal of the terrorists to try to stop this process.

Had the security measures not been taken, there might have been numerous casualties inflicted, intimidating others who would consider voting, and stealing the opportunity to make their opinions heard.  (Many polling places were schools.  Even schools and children are not safe from deadly attacks by terrorists. You might have noticed that feature from the news reports over the past months.)

Now, getting back to L.A.  We have it easy if you compare it to Iraq. But we still don't see everyone vote who is eligible to cast his or her ballot.   Even if you do not understand the issues, you are not prevented from voting.  It is easy to vote.  (It should be even simpler on Tuesday since the ballot is short.)

WHO is running?

 We have Mayor Jim Hahn.  I don't see much from him from day he took office.  He is just not active enough and does things so late (like press conferences on matters that have become stale) that you wonder who is advising him.  He has started his attack ads on t.v. which probably was the reason he beat Villaraigosa in the last mayor's race.  His connections to the resigned commisioners is real.  He may not be corrupt, but his selections and conditions that he could have influenced for the better were noticeably missing.  The DWP  waste of mony for public relations bills was curious.  There is no competition for water and power in L.A. You have only one choice.  What would advertising be needed for?   Besides, there is already an internal public relations department that could be used for whatever they needed.  Why didn't anyone notice that the agency was bleeding big money?

There's a lot more that I could complain about, but so many others are doing that that I will stop here, for now.   Mayor Hahn has a strange way of campaigning.  He tells about the "bad" that others have been doing-  can he tell us about the "good" that he has done?  He takes credit for many things that I don't think are attributable to his actions.

Antonio Villaraigosa is giving it another try. He is a strong candidate, but I lost faith in him when he became upset about the simple question about illegal immigration.  This was on KABC AM-790.  Doug McIntyre of the morning program invited all the candidates to speak together  for an hour a couple of weeks ago.  The question McIntyre posed was regarding issues of illegal immigration and a possible effect that it caused in the conditions in the region.  Villaraigosa became angry, and responded, "That's inflammatory!" He  seemed to be surprised and insulted by that question.  But why? All the campaign generates inflammatory statements, in case you haven't noticed.  Why is there this problem with the question about the impact of  adding more people (illegal, undocumented, or whatever word pleases you)  in the space of a city? It could be relevant to a discussion of what a mayor might consider in running the city.

I did not like the campaign waged against Villaraigosa the last time, but he did not help his campaign to tell people any more about his plans.  But continuing with the present actions:  Villaraigosa was the only one of the candidates who DECLINED the invitation to come back for an entire hour for each candidate to discuss the issues.  When this is happened, I lost a lot of faith in what the real issues here might be for this candidate.

I will not be voting for either of these candidates, and it's still very possible that both of them will be in a run-off election later if there is not any one person receiving 50% plus one vote or more to win the election outright on Tuesday.

I will stop here and come back with more on the other candidates; time permitting.

/rg


Tuesday, November 2, 2004:  Election Day.  LHS is an official polling place today, with the Auditorium serving that purpose for the day.  The Presidential candidates are running very close to each other as far as votes, and there might have been a bigger gap if either Kerry or Bush were stronger, more likeable candidates.  Unfortunately, it has been a long time since voters had someone that they really wanted to vote for.  This year many are voting AGAINST someone rather than casting their ballot FOR their candidate.  Some have characterized this year's presidential race as picking the one you dislike the least, or, as stated by others, choosing between the lesser of two evils.

The more interesting election results generally tend to be the races and issues on the local levels, where your vote does seem to have more of an impact, and the outcome is something that you actually may care about, with issues that you may even be informed about.  The political process is looking more and more dismal over the years, and there still does not appear to be any really good prospects for President yet identifiable.  Time will tell.  The Electoral (careful not to say "Electorial") College is a process that has its source in the Constitution.  Because of this odd process, the votes that are cast for President do not really count as a total for the candidate as a national count.  Instead, the voters of each state are in a "winner take all" condition by which the state's electoral college votes ALL go towards the winner.  There is no apportionment of those votes.   A change here might be something to think about, but we have been using this process for so long, and an amendment is such a cumbersome process, that it looks like it will go on and on for an equal number of years into the future.

Homcoming: Lincoln v. Franklin-  Franklin won.  The home team just couldn't match the continual push of Franklin's offense, but still provided a good show, with lots of action.  The Homecoming Court was announced at half-time and the time-honored tradition of the Homecoming Dance was held as planned to make up for any disappointment that the game may have cast over the home team's crowd.
Next game:  Away at Eagle Rock High, Friday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. - This will be the last away game, and then we will have our last home game on Friday, November 12th at 7 p.m., which will have LHS hosting the Marshall High Barristers.  A reception honoring our Veterans is planned to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Girls' Gym before the Varsity game.

CAREER DAY is scheduled at LHS for Thursday morning, November 4th, with a luncheon to welcome and thank the attendees for their support of this program.  I do not have much information personally on this year's event to pass on, but the idea, as in the past, is to share what you, as a member of the alumni, are doing, how you got their, what the Lincoln years meant to you and how you might have some suggestions for our current students in their preparation for getting out from the shelter of the school.  It seems that very few of our students have any strong sense of the value of the education that they can receive at school.  High School is going to be the last time that they will have any school for free, since post-high school education will cost them cash for their college, vocational or other training that they intend to pursue.
 

HIGH SCHOOL TODAY AND IN TIMES PAST:  You might consider what you thought about when you were high school age.  For those that have a vision of what they will be doing or want to do in the future, good luck and keep going.  There is already some motivation there to move forward with their education. For the rest- the wake up call is hoped to come sooner than later.  Just how to help our younger members of society to improve their education- from their side of the equation, that is, not from the institution's side-  will be the eternal question.  The school and the system will be whatever it's going to be.  The way the students handle it is about the only variable to count on in the immediate future to influence an improvement in their activities.

What is different now?  Ourown high school experience was different than it would be today.  We had gangs, a drop out problem, and just the regular clash of students' ideas vs. the adults ideas.  But I don't think anyone felt there was an "out of control" condition present.  However, there seems to be a lot larger negatives present today.  We have gangs and a higher level of violence present.  We have a closer tie to death with this violence, and this has served to harden the sensitivities of many young people. A culture with so much actual, not just perceived, violence has created more attitudes that accept, almost to a fatalistic level, the risk of injury or death coming randomly to young people today.

A big change: We have another issue as important, but concerning life, not death.  Actually, it's new life- pregnancy.  We have a continuing issue of teenage pregnancy, but it is now an "acceptable" situation, or so it seems, in contrast to the times past when it was something that you wanted to avoid at all costs.  It was a sign of a big "mistake" whenever it happened in the past.  No one wanted to talk about it, especially at a personal level when we were in school.  Times have changed.

What will the future bring?  Now, the attitude among many students is one of acceptance, and surprisingly, some view it with envy.  Children having babies will never be a good outcome. If we learn from our parents, what will these parents have that they will teach to their babies?  How does the teenage pregnancy problem  happen?  Biologically, the answer is simple, but the question posed here is one of how is it considered so lightly, why is it treated so casually?  We all have our opinions.   Some young parents carry out their newfound parenthood with responsibility, but I suspect that it is handled less capably by the majority of the young parents.

Enough of that issue for now. Just something to consider.  There are lots of things different in high school, generally, and at Lincoln, particularly, as compared to the times when you and I were students here.  And this is true regardless of how many years it has been since you left Lincoln.

/rg.


Wednesday, October 27, 2004:  This is Homecoming Week at LHS, with a night game coming up on Friday against Franklin High School.  The Homecoming Dance will be starting right afterwards in the Gym.  The Lincoln varsity team is coming off of a big scoring effort last week, away at Los Angeles High School in a long-awaited victory for this team.  The last home game was a week earlier in front of a good-sized home audience.  Lincoln faced the formidable opponent and historical rival, Wilson HighWilson had been accumulating a string of wins this year, with lots of scoring as their trademark..  Lincoln's varsity was putting on a good show that evening for the home crowd, with the defense and offense much improved over earlier games.  Wilson, fielding a very strong team this season, came away winning the game but not as easily as some had anticipated.  The Tigers were up for the game and managed to get some scoring action developed finally after too many shut-outs.  Lincoln's defense kept Wilson's offense in check most of the game, stopping many of Wilson's drives.  Even though we lost, It was a good game and Lincoln was able to stay close where many of Wilson's earlier opponents could not.

Our Homecoming Game is going to start at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than usual.   JV's will play at 2:30 at home.  Tickets are $5.00 at the gate, enter thru the North Broadway side of the field.  There was a good crowd at the Wilson home game, and there is still a lot of room for more, so come on down.   This is our second year with home games under the lights, and  it sure is different from the day games most of the alumni remember.   Lincoln will have this game and one more home game on the home field, so come and visit while you can. Remember our Veterans at the Friday, November 12th Football game. Come to the Reception in girls' gym before that game. All Veterans invited

There will be food stands operated by various Lincoln High organizations to handle your appetite and thirst.  Be sure to stop by the Alumni Association's food operation by the "visitor's" side of the field (by the entrance to the Girls' Gym), good food and good prices.

Lincoln High's "Parent Conference Night" will be coming up Wednesday, November 10th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on the evening before the Memorial Day holiday. Aside from this special date, all parents are invited to come by and visit the classrooms and the teachers who spend each day with your children. Start off with a quick visit on Parent Conference Night to get an idea of how things are going at LHS for your student.  A visit will show your support for your children and you can find out more about what you can do to make their time at Lincoln as productive as it can be.
  Parents are able to visit classrooms usually anytime during the school day by just calling the particular teacher or the school and arranging a time to come by.  It can be for 15 minutes or a half an hour, or you can check a couple of rooms out on one visit.  Parents can benefit by seeing what goes on in our classes. It shows your children you care and you can see how they are doing in school.  Your visit also helps the teachers know more about what you want for your children and these visits can really help the morale for everyone involved.

/rg.


Thursday, September 23, 2004:  As noted in the "Lincoln High Notes" weblog on this page, there is a home game on Friday at 7 p.m. for the Varsity kickoff, where the Tigers will try to capture a second victory on the home field this season.  Tickets are $5.00 at the gate.  Parking is ample, available on North Broadway and side streets.  As attendance was on the light side for our first game, those of us coming to the games find no parking problems- UNLESS there is a handicapped access situation.  For details on that, please call the school office during business school day hours for arrangementsmore information.

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A NOTE TO THE OLDER ALUMNI,  in the late 50's and continuing into the '60's, AM-Radio was the main connection to our daily source of music.   KRLA-1110, KHJ-930, and KFWB-980 were the big stations at various time during this time, as you may remember.  One of the true radio pioneers in radio locally was BILL BALLANCE. None of this may be understood by younger generations, having been brought up in the later age of technology.

I received the following message from Don Barret of LA Radio.Com  informing me that he has passed away earlier today at the age of 85:

Bill Ballance Dies
"(September 23 - 9:45 p.m.) Bill Ballance, one of the original seven swingin' gentlemen at KFWB/Color Radio Channel 98, passed away this afternoon at the age of 85. The creator of "The Feminine Forum," a forerunner to sexual innuendo talk, Bill was voted one of the Top 10 Los Angeles Radio People of all-time."

I had the pleasure of meeting him at a conference in November 2001 at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills, along with Dave Hull, the Hullaballoer, and many other major figures in local radio of those times.  I heard him from the KFWB'S "Bill Ballance Teen Topics" on Sundays up to the talk radio "Feminine Forum" of the '70's which set off a nation-wide trend of copy cats.  He was gifted with an ability to listen, talk and weave many a vivid image in our minds with his remarkable use of the English language.  During my meeting with him after the program, I was able to recall many of his past moments from my time in school and he was able to elaborate on many of them.  He was an officer in the Marine Corps. before working in L.A. radio, and was a Civil War History buff, with a vast collection of books in his personal library.

I can listen to the radio now and the phrases and cliches that Bill used are continuing to be used by these current assortment of radio people.  Of course, in most cases, they do not have any awareness of where so many of these colorful remarks which they use had their origin, and neither are they aware of how much more cleverly such words or phrases were so aptly applied by this language artist. Bill had not been on the air in the L.A. area since the 70's, having moved and then retiring to the San Diego area. For his contributions to the radio industry and his keen ability to make the most of the medium referred to as "The Theater of the Mind," he certainly left his mark and will be fondly remembered by those who knew him, either personally or by hearing him on the air, which was, after all, also to know him. //
/r.g.


Tuesday, August 31, 2004:  Reunion, The Summer and Winter Classes of 1964 will be having their 40-year reunion on Saturday evening, October 16, 2004.  Join them and get the ticket orders done now.   See the event information and order form.

Other alumni and school events:  Come to the Sock Hop on Saturday, September 18th,  at Girls' Gym, LHS, 7pm to 11 pm ; Football, first game for 2004, Friday night, September 10th.  Another home game Friday, September 17th at 7 p.m.  You may have noticed the LHS Football poster is up at Dino's.  (Also up is Roosevelt's Football Poster- we will play them this year, too.)  I don't have a copy of the schedule yet, but have information coming in this summer, segment by segment.

Mark this date, Friday, November 12th, which  will be the date for LHS's football game, when the Alumni Association will be hosting a Reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Girls' Gym to honor our veterans and currently enlisted personnel.  Historically, LHS has a high amount of alumni going into military service.  Many of our younger people may have no idea their friends, relatives and neighbors service to their country.

As a related matter- Some of our vets might consider sharing the times and events of their past to enlighten our youth about the past.  A little information here and a little there will serve to pass on our living histories.  This goes for everyone, not just the vets and current service men and women.  Share information to replace ignorance.  Ignorance is such a problem.  Ask yourself what you did and thought about during your own high school times.  I would guess that you have some different thoughts about those things now.  Becoming informed, experienced, educated and more open-minded probably had a lot to do with that.

Young people often have very little or no perception of what those experiences were all about, whether they be good or bad memories.  Just think about your own grandparents or great grandparents and think about the stories they told you.  What? Yours did not tell you stories or you did listen when they did?  Well, now all that information is gone.  There is no other equivalent for that unique source.  And it was First-Hand information which you could have asked questions about right there adn really learned a lot about your family, about the past or your relatives.

 This is the source of our cultural history that is very important at any level of sharing..  So formally educated or not, each person has some knowledge that they can share with younger people.  Many people ask what they can do to make the younger generation better.  That's a start. A big start.

So it comes down to a special very simple form of communication- Talking.  Of course, someone has to want to LISTEN, but working on that part is the challenge.  Find a way, talk about how things were when you were young (or "younger" if you are still young).  Ask young people what they want to do and how they are going to do it and compare it with the way you did things.  Lots of young people have not thought about the future much and might be helped by opening up such topics.  So little of an element can help to change people a lot.  We can all teach something, and that's important since teachers in schools cannot teach everything to everyone.

Taking some time to pass on some of what you learned can make things and life  better, fun, more interesting, or safer for some or many of these younger people. They don't have to be your own children for this to be effective.  In fact, many times children will take a story or advice from a non-parent more seriously than if it came from a parent.  For example, think about all the things your parents told you "for your own good."  What did you think about it?  Did you say, "O.K., Mom,"  or "Sure, Dad," to humor them and then go on and ignore the words.

I remember how my friends used to listen to what my father said more than I did when we were in his shop.  I was so used to hearing him, I guess, that I didn't always pay as much attention as I could have.  So sometimes other sources than parents can or may carry messages more easily to the younger folks.  Try it.

If anyone has comments or experiences that they have about any of this- That these ideas are either good or bad, wrong or right, and want to tell me about that, please share that by email.  Maybe there are some suggestions of your own that you would like to add.  Let me know.  Reduce my level of ignorance and enlighten me all at one time.

People can do a lot more than they think they can.  And why not?  So think about it.

LHS  students begin another academic year on Thursday, September 9th.  Have fun this last part of the summer and get ready to come back.

 Changes coming at LHS:  Progress is reported to be made on observance and enforcement of a Dress Code this year.  Parents- pay attention to what your children are wearing.  Notices will be provided to parents, but think about it now as you shop for clothes or some students may risk being sent home to change.  More on this as it develops.

Completion of Modernization has brought the school air-conditioning everywhere, some elevators to make the campus buildings handicapped-accessible, including wheelchair ramps, restroom changes and so on.   Parking for teachers will return as the portable classrooms (trailers) have been taken away during the summer. More on these things later.
/rg



Wednesday,  April 14, 2004: Coming- The monthly MEETING of the Lincoln High Alumni Association this Saturday.  Time: 9 a.m. in Room 201, What's on the agenda?  Monthly meeting to discuss activities, both the recently completed and the upcoming events. Additionally, issues of interest to alumni and friends of Lincoln High School.  Stop by and have some coffee and snacks with us and hear what's going on these days at LHS.  Current items that have been presented to the Alumni Association  include school pride, "modernization" construction progress, and the state of the current generation of students attending our alma mater.

Casino Night Fundraiser a successful event.  The Casino Royale Night of Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the facilities of "After the School Bell Rings" in Alhambra, co-sponsored by that program, the Lincoln High School Football Team, and the Lincoln High Alumni Association, was an entertaining event, satisfying the gambler in so many of the guests and supporters of these programs.  The food was great and the gaming tables were packed.  Refreshments were reasonably priced, plentiful and well-crafted by the head bartender, Dan Ramirez, and his staff of volunteers.  It was a good opportunity for many to meet up again with old friends, have some fun and provide some financial support to these organizations.  Thanks to the many people who helped make this an enjoyable and productive outing.

Baseball program underway at LHS.  The varsity and JV teams are in the midst of a busy season.  The Varsity team is being ably coached by Mike Jaramillo and Rudy Martinez, both current LHS faculty members and each with some extensive background as players.  The Varsity has been very successful, especially considering the many young players on the roster who will doubtlessly be improving as they get more experience under their belts.

If you get a chance, come to a game and take in a few innings.  Home games are played at Rose Hills, usually with a 2:30 start time and limited to 7 innings. Lincoln in recent years has not been known for its baseball teams but this should be changing as the players continue to work together and gain more experience.  At a time when many schools have had their baseball programs diluted by the increased interest in other sports, namely soccer, the renewed interest in the baseball program should give the school another opportunity for making its mark on the city sports scene.

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Friday, October 31, 2003:   Late news, HOMECOMING GAME WILL NOT BE HELD TONIGHT.   The game date has been moved by the LAUSD to Monday at 2:15 p.m.  Unfortunately, the decision on this item was made by the Board of Education because of poor air quality from fires.  (This is for entire district, although there's little or no problem apparent locally with today's air.  Our 3rd night game will have to wait.)

    The Homecoming Dance for the students will continue tonight, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Lincoln High Gala 90th Anniversary Reunion and Dance will be held tomorrow at the Biltmore Hotel.  Tickets $75.00, Registration and cocktails at 6 p.m., and sit-down dinner to be served at 7 p.m.  Dancing to the music of the Chico Band and D.J. Marc Anthony for the evening.  If you haven't already reserved tickets, at door purchase available; Tickets for dance only will be $35.00, available after the dinner.


Saturday, October 4, 2003:  Lincoln's next home game will by against Belmont next Friday.   The first game at night on our home field was a real experience.  Roosevelt's team was very tough and won that game against our Tigers.  It was good to see a very close neighbor as the opponent, which doesn't always happen now with the way the leagues are set up.

ALUMNI MEETING -     TUESDAY, October 7th in Room 201 at 6:30 p.m.-[not "Monday"as previoulsy stated here] for continued work on 90th Anniversary Events .
REPORT: The last meeting of the Alumni Association this past week was about what is coming up and about the last event, the first night game that we had two weeks ago.   Some of the ideas and observations, along with more information on how it seemed to go are reported in  "Alumni Meeting" .
Photos of early view of field lightsGlimpse2; First signs of changes Glimpse
(Below is one of the entries reprinted from the "LHS Quick Notes" section)
"Monday, September 22, 2003 -
Friday's game was a sell-out, thanks to all the support from the LHS family of alumni, students and faculty/administrators and support staff.

A few more weeks til the next home game, and then we will be in league play, but nice to have a local opponent. There was one completed pass that took the Tigers from the far end of the field to about the 50 yard line. Stunning, even though a turnover a little later unwound the progress. Hey, it's still early and we will be getting better. It was sure a work out for the defense, with a lot of time on the field.

Please check your programs for the schedule and ticket prices. It looks like $5 at the gate and $4 for advance student sales. Parking was a challenge, but manageable. Still need attention to the handicapped parking to be in compliance with the law.

There were lots of old friends there to visit with, which goes for all the alumni years. It was a very enjoyable evening... now we see what we have been missing all these years without night games at home.

Upcoming events- Gala Reunion, November 1, 2003- Saturday at the Biltmore Hotel. $75 per ticket. Plan this into your activities; and buy a pair of tickets.

Career Share Day for each of the volunteering Alumni to visit with a different class all to themselves for three periods. October 15th. 8:30 to Noon with a complimentary luncheon and some refreshments at the morning and nutrition breaks. Call, fax, or email Vera Padilla at LHS."

More information can be found on the "Quick Notes" section where some postings appear before reaching this page.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2003:  Last call for the Alumni Special on Tickets, $5.00 pre-game pre-paid orders for will-call at game, but $7.00 at the gate.  See the "90th Anniversary Information" link above more details on the "Ribbon Cutting Event," and click on "LHS Quick Notes" for freshest information.  Roosevelt will have the honor of being the first night game opponent at Lincoln for this  history making event.  Come on down.  Be able to tell all that you were there for that very first night game.  Come and see lots of your old friends, or bring some friends yourself.  Game time, 7 p.m.; Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Reception in the Girls Gym at 4:30 p.m., first-come, first-served for as long as refreshment and bits of various foods last.  Contact Alfred and Connie Alderete for tickets and game souvenir commemorative Quilts, and the Dinner bag special.....

Gala Reunion Dance at Biltmore Hotel, Saturday, November 1st.  Pre-Event price:  $75.00, $80.00 after some date- see flyers for this.See "90thAnniversary Information," for more details on event. All Alumni Committee members have tickets to sell, and, yes, there will be food, it's just not a sit-down event.  There will be food stations and cutting stations for the meat items; you will have tables, as well, so let's not wait until the last minute to act. Get tickets now.

Alumni Registration table will be set up at the Game on Sept. 19th.  Get more information there.
Alumni Career Share Day is coming up in October.  Volunteers (all the participants are "volunteers") are asked to come to tell students what you did, what you do and what they might do.  Luncheon follows.

Returning here, the Musical comings and goings, Musician's Friend Newsletter for September 3, 2003.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2003:  School's back in session as of yesterday.  There is something new on the Lincoln horizon.  Four simple but impressively TALL light standards were just installed.  These are state of the art- or as close to it as we can get.
So what's next?  Roosevelt High in two weeks. (Keep reading.)-  (a glimpseof this new look will be here soon, for those of you who want an advance look.)-- continue.....

Since the field lights are now installed at Lincoln, please stop waiting to buy your tickets for this NIGHT game on Friday, September 19th.  O.K., some of you were waiting to see if it was really going to happen.  (If you have any doubts as to whether they will work, come and see on 9-19.)
    NOW, Please see information on this event "90th Anniversary Information" link in the box above  Several package deals for the upcoming "Ribbon Cutting" event that evening.  Please call Connie & Alfred Alderrete to see if there are more of the special package items still available.  There was a cut-off date of 9-1-03, but you might be able to squeeze in some orders if you act quickly.  It's now time for those  nocturnal-natured Tiger fans to get out to a game.

The missing musical link from last week:  The music of our years, from "Home Page of Anthony Hom" and his record charts is here, Pop Charts.   Sorry about the mystery; the actual url was noted in the "Lincoln Quick Notes" right after the omission was noticed, but the link is now here for your convenience.  ( I again direct you to the 60's, with 1966 as my pick for a milestone year- what an eclectic mix.  You won't have all those songs played together again on any radio station like we had then.)

ALUMNI MEETING tomorrow, upcoming events are the main subject.  Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at LHS, See Room 201, or if not available, then in the Aud.  Call LHS to get updated on that location. Telephone:  323-223-4021.
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