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The Dentler 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

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

$3.5 million for new athletic field at Belmont High School

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 and evenings.

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 Gardens 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.

Recent Events

Belmont's basketball court has been dedicated as the Tom Arima CourtMr. Arima graduated from Belmont High School and UCLA. He returned to Belmont as a teacher, counselor, and coach. His basketball teams won many games for Belmont. After retirement, he has been a docent at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. 

* Belmont now has a new high school newspaper. Crown Hill Crier replaced Belmont Sentinel, which stopped publication following the retirement of Mr. D. Erdmann.

LOIS MASSEY HALL A dedication of the newest building at Belmont in Lois Massey's name was held April 29, 2:30 PM near the intersection of Loma Dr. and Second Street.  The short ceremony was a celebration of the wonderful influence she had on all of our lives. 

Congratulations to Dearden's scholarship winners from Belmont:
Edgar Quintanilla, who plans to attend UC Berkeley.
Tania Contreras, going to UCLA.

To see Belmont High Teachers of yesteryears:

Belmont High Teachers on YouTube

Past Class Reunions

(Latest reunions can be found on the Alumni news page)

2011 Reunions

Classes of '63 - '67 & Friends

May 21, 2011
Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact Marvin Cassio at   

Class of '71 40th Reunion

Oct. 1, 2011, 6 pm
Agua Caliente Resort & Casino
Rancho Mirage
Contact: Alice Pastrana

2010 Reunions

Class of '80 - 30th Year Reunion

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Los Angeles Athletic Club

431 W 7th St., Los Angeles CA 90014

Price: $48.00 per person.

Other classes invited: '78, '79, '81 & '82


Elbia Rosales Martin  (562) 908-0854

Rick Lopez

Class of 2000 -- June 26, 2010


Stacy Torres, (310) 817-2618

Class of 1960 -- 50th Year Reunion

October 1st & 2nd 2010!


Lily Yamashiro Ohara

Class of 1970 -- 40th Year Reunion

(also classes of '68, '69, '71 & '72)

Saturday, October 2, 2010, 6:00 PM

Los Angeles Athletic Club

431 W 7th St., Los Angeles CA 90014


Alex Guzman,

Darrell Kunitomi!/group.php?gid=293152218491

Class of 1990 -- 20th Year Reunion

was held on July 18th 2010, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Contact: Robert Bailey (213) 483-4296

See our "Contact Us" page.