Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Congrats to Gene Hernandez, BHS '67, New Mayor of Yorba Linda for 2015!

We are pretty proud of our friend and classmate, Gene along with his beautiful wife, Louise Good Hernandez, BHS '68!


2015 Mayor Gene Hernandez presents an appreciation plaque to 2014 Mayor Craig Young






Joanne Yoffee and Gene Hernandez voted Most Talkative for Burbank High's 1967 class

Here's Gene's bio... pretty impressive!!

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Chief Eugene J. (Gene) Hernandez (RET.)

Chief Hernandez received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from San Jose State University and his Masters of Science Degree in Management from Cal Poly, Pomona. He is a graduate of Class 15 of the California POST Command College and Class 154 of the F.B.I. National Academy. He entered law enforcement as a police officer with the City of Fullerton in 1972. He transferred to the Orange Police Department in 1975. He attained the rank of Captain within that agency, with his last assignment being the Administrative Division Commander. Other assignments included: Detective, Motor Officer, SWAT Team member and Team Leader, Accident Investigator and Project Manager for the then New Orange Police Facility. In 1998, he assumed the Chief of Police position with the City of Chino. He held that position until his retirement in December of 2006.

Gene has always been actively involved in the communities he has served. Community and professional service has included: District Governor, 2008-09, Rotary International, District 5300; Rotary Group Study Exchange Team Leader in 2006 to District 1910 (Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina); 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 participated in National Immunization Days in India; 2005 participated in Water Well Project in Zambia, Africa; 2004 participated in Wheelchair Distribution Project in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and again in 2012 in Hermosillo, San Carlos, and Guaymas, Mexico; 2011-12 Chair for the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee; Current Vice-Chair for the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and re-appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown; Past Board President of the Yorba Linda/Placentia YMCA and Current Board Member of the North Orange County YMCA, Past President of the Orange YMCA and Past Board President for the Chino Valley YMCA; Past Chairman for the Orange Chamber of Commerce Leadership Orange program; Past President of Family Solutions Inc., residential and foster care homes for abused children; Current Board member of Concept 7, a Family Support and Treatment Centers service; Past President of Orange North Rotary Club and Past President of the Chino Rotary Club; Member of Orange Elks Lodge 1475; Past Community Concerns Specialist for the California State PTA Board; Past Board of Director for the Chino Valley Medical Center; Current Board member of the PrimeHealth Care Foundation; Past President of the Board for the Chino Boxing Club Foundation; Past Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America - Old Baldy Council; Past President of the Command College Alumni Association; Past Committee Member for the FBI National Academy Alumni Association; and Past President of the Society of Police Futurists International.

Gene retired from law enforcement after a 34 year career in December of 2006. He has been married for 43 years to wife, Louise, and has three children, four grandchildren, and all reside in the City of Yorba Linda. Gene is a 27 year resident of Yorba Linda. Gene's passion is community volunteerism and world humanitarian travel.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Book: Singing to a Bulldog by Anson Williams, BHS '67 (Anson Heimlick)

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Today received an email from fellow classmate, Andrea Moxness, BHS '67...

Hi, Cathy:

I just happened to tune in to The Better Show this morning at 6:00, and there was a great interview with Anson that lasted for two segments. He has written a book, "Singing to a Bulldog" (alas, not the BHS bulldog mascot, but a bulldog on Happy Days), and the interview is fun because he tells stories about the early days and how he got the part of Potsie, etc. Just thought you might want to share it on your blog. You can go to: http://better.tv/view/bettervideos and see some of the interview, if not all.

Andrea

Thanks Andrea.

I found 5 short clips at the above link and then found this other interview here - great job, Anson!




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Message from John Johnson, BHS '67

John Johnson asked that I post this...

A good friend of mine has made a couple of trips to Sudan. He has been helping in humanitarian aid to the Nuba people. The Nuba people have been attacked since the current government took over. The Nuba people are self sufficient farmers, but the government has bombed their fields and they have not been able to plant their fields for over 2 years. The Nuba people have had to flee into the mountains in the area and hiding in the caves. But they are starving to death. My friend, Chris Ward is planning another trip around the first of the year to take food, oil, and medical supplies. To accomplish this mission, they need $150,000. They are at about $13,000, so there is a long way to go. If you feel that stopping this genocide is important please go to this web site https://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=317694 and donate.

Thank you,
John Johnson

Friday, October 3, 2014

Where Are They Now? Bob Hazeltine, BHS '67



Stumbled upon this July 2014 video yesterday of Bob demonstrating copper enamel!

He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and tells a bit more about himself in the vid so check it out...




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Please Keep Mike Gould, BHS '67, in Your Prayers

Mike Gould had a stroke last week and his wife wanted his friends to know he is at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa Arizona.

We are praying for you, Mike!

Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 321-2000





A FEW FACEBOOK COMMENTS...

Nancy Hartley Freeland
Prayers going up

Linda Peterson Everett
My prayers are with you, Mike.......

Carol Nicholls Lebrecht
Sending prayers for Mike!

Robbin Perry Moore
Sending prays, lots of them.

Patti Thomas Dobrowolski
Such a nice guy - sending prayers

Betty Wareham Worland
Prayers being sent!

Cathy Nicholls Coyle
Prayers for Mike for a speedy recovery.

Starr Johnson
Prayers for you Mike and your family and Dr's for a speedy recovery.

Kent Barcus
Prayer for Mike's health and family, and that his trust in the Lord be restored and strengthened along with his body..

Shari Deuel Johnson
Oh no! Sending positive thoughts and well wishes to an old friend. Get well soon Mike

Carol Brown Baker
What a shame, I hope he gets through this ok.

Ron Stein
Praying for Mike and family

Judy Rayl Smith
Praying for Mike Gould

Andrea Moxness
Good thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike!

Alma Tackett Carson
Lord father God I lift Mike up to you right now and speak healing over his body and come against any side effects from this stroke in Jesus name and I pray that your peace will be with his family Amen.

Russell McElveen Sr.
Mike, I pray for a healing in Jesus name amen. From Burbank high we all love you. God bless you and your family in Jesus name amen.

Michael Torres
Praying for Mike to have a full recovery!!!

Deanna Lloyd Jennings
Blessings to you, Mike for a full recovery and for strength and comfort for your family. My heart goes out to all of you.

Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
Be well my friend, I miss seeing you but have find memories of our Saturday runs to Taco Bell for bell burgers and being at Kyle's

Teri Hill Clark
Yes, be well our friend ... many, many memories from high school and beyond.

Donna Luce Neitman
Mike Gould, know that my thoughts & prayers are with you my friend!

Jeanne Barron Aikman
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you Mike.

Sue Sergent
Praying for a speedy recovery, Mike.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dennis Lee McComas, BHS '67 (1948-2014)

This is shocking news for our class and we will keep Dennis' family in our thoughts and prayers.


Dennis Lee McComas
December 5, 1948 - August 28, 2014

On August 28, 2014 Dennis McComas woke up not feeling well, and before he knew it he had suddenly become ice cold and couldn't breathe right. 911 was called and the paramedics came right away, but on the way to the hospital his heart stopped.

They ran him into the ER and had 10 people frantically working on him, but he didn't pull through. It was a massive heart attack, and nothing could help him.

The family is in shock right now and are trying to keep our mother together. If you would like to help with the funeral expenses, please go to GoFundMe

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BHS '67 + FRIENDS REUNION Aug 1, 2015



It's never too early to plan for a party, so save the date, Saturday, AUGUST 1, 2015, for our annual reunion up at DeBell's Canyon Grille at 4 PM.

Also, join the fun Friday night at Bob's Toluca Lake on JULY 31, 2015 at 7 PM.



More 2014 photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/cjp1222/CALIFORNIAJULY2014

On Facebook? Here's the event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/632254893556747/?ref=4

Questions/Suggestions: cathyjpalmer@yahoo.com

SEE Y'ALL THERE!