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Margaret (Peggy) Perry Gettle
September 1, 1919 – May 22, 2008

The passing of Brentwood Stationers’ matriarch Peggy Gettle marks the end of an era. Peggy Gettle was married to Bill Fritz until his death in 1967and resided in Brentwood. They operated the Brentwood Stationers. Her daughter Margaret and husband Allen McIntyre now own the store.

Teachers Protest Cuts
Teachers at Kenter Canyon Elementary School and Paul Revere Middle School went on strike for one hour on June 6 to protest proposed budget cuts in the California State budget negotiations. Parents showed widespread support for the strike, which took place in the first hour of class time. Teachers were not paid for the hour they were on strike.

Beautiful Plaques for Trees
Brentwood Beautiful has been busy. The group manages the San Vicente Scenic Corridor, where it has been laying plaques in the foundations adjacent to its London Plane trees.

The trees that line the boulevard were “adopted†by the community to insure they will be cared for into the future. The plaques have the names of their “foster parents.â€

What a Surprise!
For their parent’s 20th wedding anniversary Justin and Nicole Behnam wanted to surprise their parents. On May 22 they delivered the goods.
Brentwood Residents Kamrin and Fariba Behnam arrived at Maggiano’s Ballroom in the Grove to an intimate gathering of 175 of their closest friends and relatives. Everyone was there to wish the couple another 20 years of wedded bliss!

100 Years Old Today

Edith Rosenberg celebrated her 100th Birthday June 15 at the Brentwood home of her daughter and son-in-law Eileen and Martin Greene who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple, long-time Brentwood residents, hosted families from across the country and around the world. Mrs. Rosenberg accepted a congratulatory phone call from Mayor Bloomberg of New York City.
In attendance were Edith’s seven grandchildren, 10 of her eleven great-grandchildren and an extensive network of relatives and friends. Her great-grandsons, twins, celebrated their first birthdays on the same day as her own 100th, but 99 years apart.

The Good Samaritan

Harriet Hughes found a set of keys on her fence post. The key chain had a small heart with a photo of a golden retriever in it. When she noticed Vicki Talbot leaving her office with two golden retrievers, she put it together.
“Excuse me, did you lose some keys, “ she called from her window on the second story. The next morning she delivered the keys with a note, to “The Lady of the Lost Keys.â€

Brentwood Bargains
Brentwood Glen residents held a multi-family garage sale June 7, complete with dogs, kids and skateboards. Residents and guests were invited to shop the streets with a list of participating homes and signs to point the way. Twenty-five families participated this year.

Riding the Wave
Bike riders completing the final stretch of their seven day journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles arrived June 7 to finish their journey at the VA campus in Brentwood. Residents were greeted Saturday morning by the overwhelming presence of riders from 42 states and 12 countries completing their 545-mile journey here.

The AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) ride raised $11.6 million for HIV/AIDS-related services from over 60,000 donors with 3,000 participants. Funds will support the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and set a new record for participation and money raised.

Riders were shepherded to the finish line through a colorful gauntlet of well-wishers, family members and friends. Thousands of bicycles waited on the lawn as riders reunited after the long journey. The seven day event started at the Cow Palace in San Francisco; stopped in Santa Cruz, King City, Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Ventura and finally, Los Angeles

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