In 1956 down on Divers Cove at five years old, car tire rubber inner tubes were the flotation device of choice before we could buy inflated canvas rafts.
I volunteered to drive the first trollies to address parking, traffic and circulation parking congestion, and was hired full time for the job in the summer of 1968.
Crescent Bay Park
In 1969 I was youth representative on the Greenbelt and went to photograph site of open space that would become Crescent Bay Park.
San Francisco roof top
With Tim Volz, whose dad was LBPD narcotics detective, on San Francisco roof top of one of Barbara Stewart's sons, while Howard was living in North Laguna homes of Stewart, whose name was given to Barbara's Lake in the Laguna Canyon Greenbelt.
Laguna Beach News Post
Two Laguna Beach Daily Pilot and Laguna Beach News Post articles on student support of School Board for school bond, over objections from a City Councilman. Third article recalls open space pioneer Jim Dilley being surprised when I as LBHS Student Body President I persuaded the Student Council to adopt a resolution supporting the Greenbelt nature preserve. The Head Coach of the LBHS football team was not happy we took the funds for the donation out of football team budget. Dilley and co-founder Barbara Stewart used the fact that students were sacrificing to shame deep pocket corporate donors to support Greenbelt.
Supporting election of first female Student Body President
In 1970 Howard Hills recruited and successfully supported election of the first female Student Body President at LBHS.
LBHS Senior Class yearbook photo, 1970.
Backstage with A&M Records jazz flute and sax recording artist Charles Lloyd, leader of the Charles Lloyd Quartet. We were at the 1968Newport Rock Festival, two days of hot sun and hot music. The show included the Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Byrds, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Taj Mahal, James Cotton, Youngbloods, Sonny and Cher, Blue Cheer, Chambers Brothers, Country Joe and the Fish, Canned Heat, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Electric Flag, just to name a few. After his set I got back stage to meet Charles Lloyd, whose album I used to play on the console stereo at Brock's house at 590 Diamond Street. I got back stage with a bunch of college girls with the bands who vouched for me. I was so young (16) that everybody treated me like their little brother. I ended up drinking beer with my new friends and Eric Burdon in his trailer.