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THOUGHT FOR TODAY: We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it, chopped down its forests, leveled its hills, muddied its waters, and dirtied its air. That does not fit my definition of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been evicted long ago.
~ Rose Bird, Chief Justice of California Supreme Court ina
We welcome two new reporters to
The SUN staff, Ed Dignan and Ina Levin. Thanks for volunteering!
The New York Times (January 2, 2016) had a feature on senior education using OLLI at Johns Hopkins University as its example. Per the article, of the many positives cited, recent research indicates that stimulating the mind lowers the chances of getting Alzheimer’s.

Don Friedman, the long-time backbone of the curriculum committee, now resides at Bixby Towers. His arthritic condition requires him to have assisted living. He misses OLLI, and we miss him here. He sends his regards to all and would welcome correspondence from his former colleagues. His address is Don Friedman, Bixby Knoll Towers, 3747 Atlantic Ave., Room 614B, Long Beach, CA 90807.
It’s the 70th anniversary for the Baby Boomer generation. Let’s invite more of them to enroll at OLLI!
In the winter session, nineteen classes were filled to capacity. What an achievement!

March Equinox, March 19, 2016; 9:30 pm PDT

Sun Staff


  • Jack Blecher

Assistant Editor

  • Richard Adams

Copy Editors

  • Tina Bowman
  • Elizabeth Reinhart
  • Eileen Ringerman
  • Sallie Rodman


  • Arthur Gottlieb
  • Rosalind Hertz
  • Kathy Winkenwerder
  • Sylvia Manheim
  • Thelma Teitel
  • Barbara Butler
  • Susan Pack
  • Judy Granger
  • Suzanne Walsh
  • Sydelle Pomi


  • Richard Adams

Graphics - Cartoonists

  • Harold Drab
  • Phil Garcia


  • Rebecca Low


OLLI Governing Council
Name Position
Dr. Barbara White Executive Director
William Fitzpatrick President
Naida Tushnet Vice President
Karin Covey Treasurer
Vicki O'Toole Secretary

Wes Peck
Kathy Winkenwerder

Technology Working Group
vacant Membership Services Working Group

Pat Wrenn

Karen McDonough

Educational Group

Jack Blecher
Rick Adams

Communications Group

Michael Gavin Member-at-Large
Les Jacobson Member-at-Large
Malcolm Green President Emeritus

OLLI Advisory Board

  • Donald Brault
  • Dixie Grimmett
  • Kit Katz
  • Donald Lauda
  • Rosemary Lewallen
  • Dr. Susan Mathieu
  • Theresa Marino