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has a ball or stick and is not murder or war; their were or are bubblegum cards or tobacco cards to exploit it; was cool when i was young but is now increasingly sadly undermined by greed;

Kudos to Folau Niua, Olympian from East Palo Alto (Woodside HS)

  There are also seven female soccer players from Stanford including a couple with peninsula prep ties, plus Maddie Price the former Menlo High sprinter, competing for Canada.

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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan assault case

Gilvanni Johnson, age 57, pictured above, was a receiver and special teams player for Michigan Wolverines football circa 1985, three seasons, 36 games, a teammate of Jim Harbaugh the current coach and the former Palo Alto Viking three-sport star. On … Continue reading

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Life as strange as fiction in ‘Last Picture Show’

You have to be the son of and the son of a son of a car dealer to search the name of the Chevy dealer in the background as Sonny and Dwayne fight in last picture show: Murphy Chevrolet. Vincent … Continue reading

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Tennis champion returns

I ran into Hilary Whiting, my Gunn schoolmate, who teamed with Stacy Savides Sullivan to win the 1977 CCS doubles championship. I saw her checking the site of the former family home, corner of Churchill and Cowper, near the Lawn … Continue reading

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Undefeated Gunn wins mythical City Championship: ‘Big Red’ football goes 5-0 under coach Miller, with Jackson and Erlan

Undefeated Gunn Titans win mythical City Championship: ‘Big Red’ football goes 5-0 Gunn after Cupertino game, April 17, 2021 including Erlan (79 second row, obscured) and Jackson #4, also obscured or his number is) Gunn beat Cupertino 65-21 last night … Continue reading

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Stanford victory parade: April 5, 2021

At first I thought the procession was for a fallen firefighter. Soon enough it dawned on me that this was a Covid-protocol social distance parade. I saw Tara Vanderveer with assistant Kate Paye, Haley Jones and others. Two or three … Continue reading

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Fieldwork regarding the skate park initiative in Palo Alto

Palo Alto City Council has agendized for next week, Monday, April 12, a discussion of skateboarding. There is also a memo written by members Alison Cormack and Greg Tanaka on the topic.What should we do with the Greer Park skateboard … Continue reading

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Rufus T. Fireball Fingers and their finery

OR, WHEN I HEAR ‘CHIN MUSIC’, I ‘DUCK SOUP’ Been walking around all morning with 10 baseball cards in the pocket of either my Patagonia green vest or my Polo maroon cotton pants, what I call “finery”; “Finery” is a … Continue reading

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Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Kent Lockhart, Danny McCalister, LenRay McCalister

LenRay McCalister has died, age 49. His brother Stanley was my teammate for Gunn basketball, and his oldest brother Danny McCalister was a star of the Gunn Titans first championship basketball team, 22-5 in 1979-1980. There were six McCalister brothers … Continue reading

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The rush dies when Colts lineman rookie Danny Pinter becomes versed

I’m following the development of Colts lineman Danny Pinter, number 63 above, a rookie from Ball State and South Bend, Indiana. His position coach is Chris Strausser who was the quarterback for Gunn of Palo Alto Titans in 1981. I … Continue reading

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