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What's Up, Up Here? Sept. 7-13, starring Scobie & Smalley and the "Slam Bam Thank You Mammoth" pizza

September 7, 2012

Michael Ledesma, right, co-owner of Gomez’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina presented a $2,250 check to members of the AYSO Board as the 2012 soccer season gets underway. This year, 480 kids are in the program. Accepting the check are Stuart Brown, Regional Commissioner for Mammoth, left, and Heidi Presson, Mammoth AYSO Treasurer. Brown said. Photo/Submitted

Tourism potentate John Urdi says his peeps have partnered up with, among many others, the Bay Area-based Extreme Pizza, which has a top-of-the-menu new pie called the “Wham, Bam, Thank You Mammoth,” a concoction of Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, parmesan, tomato sauce and mozzarella. …

The CHP Bridgeport office got a really nasty note from a Down Southerner last week, and Lt. Jésus Holgun says he gets them all the time. Guy was doing better than 70 m.p.h. down the Crestview grade and thought he was in the right. Says Holgun: Anywhere between 65-69 m.p.h. usually gets a “verbal.” Over 70 m.p.h. is discretionary, too, but state regs say it’s a ticketable offense. And just so’s you know, in our own district last year CHP handed out 1,631 verbals and 3,177 citations. …

 

Emily Underkoffler, mom of Huskies QB Lucas, is going to run her first marathon on behalf of Matt Graef, the footballer who is fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma through (very expensive) chemotherapy treatment at UC Davis. Seventy-five percent of the funds for Emily’s run go directly to Matt’s family and 25 percent go to the Huskies football program. The marathon is the Bis Johnson on Oct. 7: Donations to: Emily Underkoffler 229 S Landing Rd, Crowley Lake, CA 93546 and for more info, send email to EmilyU@Schat.net or call 760-914-1045. People can sponsor Emily per mile or give a flat pledge.  …

 

Town engineer Peter Bernasconi received his 15-year service award at the Town Council meeting this past week. In his presentation, Public Works sagamore Ray Jarvis said not only that Pete “is one of the smartest men I know,” but also in addition, “he looks really good for his age.” …

 

Football coach Marty Thompson, former Husky, Fresno Bulldog and Detroit Lion, works the graveyard shift at the MLPD, and says that it might, maybe, bleed into his job as coach. “When I’m tired and sluggish, the team picks up on that,” he says, “but when I’m animated and excited about things, the team picks up on that, too.” …

 

Gotta hand it to two of Mammoth’s Finest, David Scobie and Tim Smalley, who gave up some personal time to do honor-guard duties for the Gold Wing (motorcycle) Riders last weekend. …

 

And you thought we didn’t have a “coast” up here? Think again. Pathfinder John Wentworth, and his followers (Friends of the Inyo, et al) are hosting a “Coastal Cleanup Day” along the beaches of Horseshoe Lake Saturday (tomorrow), so bring tools, good boots, beach umbrellas, sand pails, and your other beach accoutrements. …

 

Coleville school students figured out a creative way to tap some of the economic benefits of the big Burning Man festival by holding a car wash. They took in a good chunk of change from all those dusty, filthy cars headed south on U.S. 395 from Black Rock City. ...

 

The Sierra Cycling Foundation, through the tireless efforts of former Rutgers QB Sam Mudie (betcha didn’t know THAT) is also in preliminary discussions with Mammoth High School regarding the establishment of a high school mountain bike race team. …

 

As The Most Interesting Man in the World would say about the two-party system, “It’s the AFTER party you want to attend.” So it was last Sunday at the Side Door Café, when veteran bluegrass performers joined locals and other hoi polloi for an after-event jam session. Exquisite. …

 

It’s not that cricketers have all the fun, but they might have the entire fun lingo. With any luck, you’ll hear some of it with Dave Leonard or Stu Brown (and others) at the Fall Cricket Invitational at the Elementary School Fields on Sunday at 1 p.m. The usual delicacies (marmite and cucumber sandwiches) will be served. Sadly, no jellied eels. Reminds us of an old “Punch” cartoon: Young Cricketer—“Yes, I cocked one off the splice in the gully and the blighter gathered it.” Father—“Yes, but how did you get out? Were you caught, stumped or bowled, or what?” …

 

Not to be overly gauche about it, but our cherished, loveable, God-like mascot, the Mammoth Husky, might need a nose job. As in, mebbe, some paint? Black shoe polish would do it.  …

 

Just for the heck of it: In advance of tomorrow’s big college rivalry game, we give you Hawkeye Enterprises Inc. … of Bishop.

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