Erdmann Stadium was dedicated at Belmont High School, Los Angeles on September 23 2011
Video (part I) at YouTube
Video (part II) at YouTube
Helen Singer Suran Classroom Dedicated
HELEN SINGER SURAN classroom at the University of California, Davis was dedicated on October 9,
2009. The 48-seat room at the Graduate School of Management is named for former Belmont teacher Helen
Singer, who taught Spanish for 20 years. In 1995, she said: "Belmont was one of the great loves of my life. I'm grateful to
all the students who were such great kids!"
To View the Belmont High Teacher Interviews on YouTube:
Featuring Mr. & Mrs. Bogel, Mr. Katz, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. & Mrs. Blanc, Mr. Arima, Mr. Christian, Miss Fink,
Mr. Erdmann, & with photos of the old Belmont.
Belmont High Teachers Part I
Belmont High Teachers Part II
LAUSD Board President Monica Garci
and Eric Farcetti announced the allocation of more than $3.5 million to build a new athletic field at Belmon High School This is a big victory for students, teachers, and administrators who advocated
for this project.
The funding will support a major renovation of the existing athletic field at the Belmont campus
that was originally built in 1923 and primarily serves students from the Historic Filipinotown and Pico Union neighborhoods.
The project will include installation of an artificial turf field and a decomposed granite track. The current athletic field
is not maintained during certain seasons during which time students participating in physical education classes or extracurricular
sports must play on dirt and in dust. The new facilities will be available to community organizations for use on weekends
School Board President Garcia secured $2.5 million in LAUSD funding, including Joint Use funding from
previous school construction bonds and $1.1 million from her discretionary fund, to help build the new facility. The City
of Los Angeles is providing $1 million in funding from voter-approved Proposition K and Community Development Block Grant
funds, which the city allocates under guidelines established by the state and federal governments respectively.
Smith on Wry: Jack Smith, Columnist for Our Times Opens Feb. 15 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 626-405-2100
The late Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith was one of the most prominent L.A. newspapermen of the 20th century. His archive
was donated to The Huntington where it serves as a major resource for research in the history of Los Angeles journalism. The
exhibit features approximately 50 items from the collection, including original newspaper columns, drafts and galleys of his
books, correspondence and fan mail, photographs, and other materials. The exhibit will end on May 12, 2008.
Mr. Gary "Yosh" Yoshinobu is the Principal at Belmont High School. He replaces Mr. Garcia, who was
promoted and left Belmont in Feb. 2005.