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Fairfax High School 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary
7850 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Saturday - May 22, 1999
Co-Sponsor: City of West Hollywood

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Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Bright Start Parent Workshop

Event Co-Chairs

Event Sponsors
Fare Fac Youth & Adult Job Fair

Fairfax T-Shirt Contest & Sale

Children's Activities

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It's Time to Celebrate by Pierson Blaetz
The Alumni and Friends of Fairfax High School are now working on the celebration party of the 75th Anniversary of Fairfax High School to be held on May 22, 1999. The one day party includes day and evening activities revolving around the theme "The Many Faces of Fairfax."

The event will celebrate the diversity of Fairfax High School, Fairfax Adult School, and the surrounding community. Fairfax is an international school with over thirty languages spoken. The history of Fairfax High School is the history of Los Angeles - communities in a constant state of change demanding from its citizens an open minded attitude and recognition of the benefits and challenges of living within a diverse community.

Diamond75 We are encouraging alumni and the surrounding community to join us for both the day and evening events. The daytime festivities (10 am to 6 pm) include a Street Arts Festival, Taste of Fairfax, a Youth & Adult Job Fair with workshops, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC, a FREE 4-hour Bright Start Parenting & Literacy Workshop by Healthy Gente, Children's Activity Area and a GIANT REUNION of all the classes who attended Fairfax. The Reunion will be from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Entrance to the Daytime Event is FREE and open to the public. MORE INFORMATION BELOW !!!
Daytime Program
There will be over 75 Street Arts Festival Booths.

8:30 am to 12:30 pm Bright Start Parenting Workshop in the Cafeteria (see article - this page)

Express Photo Services will be at the Reunion Area to take photos of alumni with long lost friends. The photos will be framed in a beautiful keepsake folder. 5 X 7 = $5, 8 X 10 = $10.

The 75th Anniversary Program Book will be on sale for $5. The Program Book will include highlights of Fairfax's Diamond Jubilee and also the history of Fairfax with quotes and photographs taken through the years.

75th Anniversary T-Shirts available with 2 different designs will also be on sale for $15-20 (see the article on the T-Shirt Contest - this page).

10 am to 12 pm Radio Station Power 106 will have their music jeep and giveaways will be in the Job Fair Area.

3 to 4 pm Radio Station KGLH will be in the Corporate Area.

10:00 Dance Performance by Stevenson Middle School

10:45 Self Defense Demo by LA Commission on Assault Against Women

11:00 Singer Gene Anderson

11:30 Comedian Tom Harding

11/11:30 Dedication of Street Plaque by City of LA

12:00 Singer/Entertainer Kathy Bee

12:30 Tree Planting by City of West Hollywood

1:00 Singer Tony Lucca

1:45 Self Defense Demo

2:00 Musical Band "Book of Storms"

3:00 Singer/Entertainer Kathy Bee

4:00 Singer William Postell

5:00 Musical Band "Wobbleston"
PARKING: in the Fairfax High lot, entrance on Fairfax Avenue. Shuttles are being provided from the Farmers Market parking lots on 3rd & Fairfax. Overflow parking in the CBS parking lot.
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Evening Program
The evening program will begin in Swan Auditorium at 7:00 pm and will include a reception and catered buffet dinner, fabulous LIVE entertainment, unveiling of a special watercolor of the auditorium, and inductions into the Fairfax Hall of Fame. The evening show will begin approx. at 8:00 PM.

Actor Byron Allen will host the evening program which includes a Tribute to the song writing team of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller with musical numbers from the hit Broadway show "Smoky Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" sung by Broadway stage performer Reva Rice. Also performing will be the Los Angeles Mandolin Orchestra, L.A.'s hottest band, Ozomatli, classical pianist Daniel Pollack and the Fairfax Cheerleaders, Band, Choir and Drama Departments.

Also on the program are the inductions of the honorees into the Fairfax Hall of Fame, the unveiling of the watercolor painting of the historic auditorium by actress/artist Kellye Nakahara Wallett (best known in her role as Nurse Kellye on M*A*S*H for 11 years) and special greetings from honored guests.


Adults - $18 / Students - $8
Purchase tickets by credit card:
Tickets LA
(323) 655-8587
(800) 660-8587 (out of area)
Mon thru Sat 10-7
Sun 11-5

Purchase tickets in person:
Fairfax Adult School Office
Monday - Friday
9 am - 9 pm
Mail check to:
Tickets LA
7901 Melrose Ave.,#205,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

All tickets will be held at
Will Call and may be picked up the afternoon or evening of the event.
For further information, call the Fairfax Jubilee Hot Line at (323) 692-8323.
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Fairfax 75th Diamond Jubilee Sponsors
Department of Water & Power - Wolden Multimedia Center, Anaheim

Cedars Sinai - Robert & Anita Silverstein - Wallis Annenberg - Pacific Bell

Sparkletts Water

LA Weekly - Century Communications

Money raised by the event will fund beautification projects and the renovation of Swan Auditorium. In addition to fund raising, the event will be used as a springboard for strengthening the Alumni Association and increasing awareness of the positive aspects of Fairfax High School. Click here for information on becoming a sponsor.
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WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS! WindShell Productions, a professional event planing firm is overseeing the event, but all the committee chairs and members are volunteers who could use more help. If you have some time and would like to be involved, please contact Wendy Anderson at (626) 683-8243 or Gloria Drexler at (310) 828-2700.

But above all - SAVE THE DATE! And plan to be at the BIGGEST PARTY TO HIT LOS ANGELES!

Fairfax Alumni, current students, and the community of Los Angeles and West Hollywood are proud of Fairfax and committed to its continued growth and to graduate responsible citizens. Changes in the high school and the community over the last 75 years attribute to a spirit that is alive and strong and gives credence to a celebration of stability, growth and excellence.

So come on board as a volunteer, committee member or attendee! We're going to have a lot of fun! And help support Fairfax High. Please click here for: more information on volunteer opportunities
Contact Information

Call Gary at
323-655-7678 ext. 2
email: Call Gloria at
Call Nadine at
Call Nobuko at

Call Wendy at
email: 626-968-2421
Call Mary Ellen at
or Marty at

Call Wendy at
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Youth & Adult Job Fair and Workshops
fairfax lion Major corporations are being invited from diverse industries to offer summer, part time work and career positions for Youths and Adults. Anyone living in Southern CA is invited to participate in looking for work at this Job Fair.

Job Search Workshops are also being provided by several career centers. These workshops, being held in the Conference Room will provide participants the tools to prepare a dynamite resume and to receive valuable tips and resources on their job search or career development.

Companies participating in the job fair are: California Highway Patrol, US Marine Corps, City of Los Angeles Fire Dept., County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., California Science Center, US Air Force, McDonald's and Macy's.

The Power 106 jeep will be at the Job Fair to provide music and giveaways from 10 am to 12 pm.
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Student Involvement: Developing Leaders

The winners of the Fairfax 75th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest are:

First Place
Daniel Stone

Second Place
Monica Jung

Third Place
Juan Aruniega

Contest Winners
From Left: Juan Aruniega (3rd Place), Principal Carol Truscott, Daniel Stone (1st Place), Gold Sponsor Wallis Annenberg, Monica Jung (2nd Place)
Fairfax Jubilee T-Shirt WINNING T-SHIRT DESIGN
"The Many Faces of Fairfax HS"

Two of the winning t-shirts will be on sale at Saturday's event. The first place winning design in color is $20. Another design in black & white is $15. There is a limited supply of the t-shirts for sale Saturday, so come early to buy yours! After the event it will be possible to purchase the t-shirts by mail (more info. soon). A committee helped organize students in the creation, design and manufacturing of the t-shirt. The committee will also mentor current students with additional class projects. For more information contact Andrea Perry at
BRIGHT START WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS: a new, innovative and FREE 4-hour workshop can help parents develop success in their child as well as in their personal lives. The workshop is designed primarily for parents in grades K-4. Session topics include Literacy, Effective Parenting and Personal Wellness. The Workshop will be held in the school cafeteria from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information contact Gary Surdam at (562) 699-4641.

The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks through the Hollywood Girls Club and the Poinsettia Center will be bringing various kids' activities. The DWP will have a giant coloring book. Radio Disney will also be there with their Disney van, a fun booth, games and prizes. More information on storytelling, performers, and other activities will be announced here later this week.
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Fairfax High School
75th "Diamond Jubilee" Anniversary
Co-Sponsor: City of West Hollywood

Event Co-Chairs
Stanley Azen, Ph.D
Professor and Director, Biometry and Epidemiology, Dept. of Preventative Medicine, USC School of Medicine and Director Statistical Consultation and Research, USC
Pierson Blaetz
Co-Executive and Co-Artistic Director, Greenway Arts Alliance and Co-founder, The Melrose Trading Post (MTP), Fairfax High School
Honorary Chairs
Herb Alpert
Musician, Band Leader
Byron Allen
Actor, Comedian
Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senator, California
Gray Davis
Governor, State of California
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator, California
Mike Feuer
LA City Councilman
Rob Fukuzaki
ABC-7 Sports Anchor
Larry Gelbart
Writer, TV Producer
Vic "The Brick" Jacobs
LA Sports Icon KIIS XTRA Sports 1150
Jack Kemp
Former Congressman and Cabinet
Chris Mills
NBA Player - Golden State Warriors
Ricardo Montalban
Richard Riordan
Mayor of Los Angeles
Frank Rothman
Partner, Kadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP
Robert Silverman
Former Chairman of the Board - Cedars Sinai
Rip Taylor
Actor, Comedian
Kellye Nakahara Wallett
Actress/Watercolor Artist
Roberta Weintraub
Executive Director, LA Police Academy Magnet School
Zev Yaroslavsky
LA County Supervisor
Event Coordinators:
WindShell Productions
and Public Relations
(626) 683-8243
(626) 968-2421
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