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Gary Kent “Buzzard” Buzzarte
Gary Kent “Buzzard” Buzzarte
passed away April 30th, 2019 at
age 79. Born April 27th, 1940
in Missouri. An El Segundo
resident for over 60 years, Buzz
graduated from El Segundo High
and served four years in the
US Navy. As a retired engineer
from the aerospace and communications
Boeing, Hughes, and TRW), he
was better known around town
for his 4th of July block parties and being
the guy who threw Brussel sprouts instead
of candy to the kids at the
El Segundo Christmas Parade. He
is survived by daughters Monique
and Danielle Buzzarte, Gaiye and
Daien Knight, 8 grandchildren
and 6 great-grandchildren. He is
preceded in death by his father
and mother Meurice and Kathleen
Buzzarte, wives Barbara Buzzarte,
Alberta Buzzarte, and Vonnie
Stefflre, and daughter Windy
Knight. Buzz will be forever
missed and his legacy will live on in El Segundo
and in our hearts. Peace and Love. •
Jude River Piccirilli
Katie Hendrix Piccirilli and Adam Piccirilli proudly announce the birth of their first son, Jude River Piccirilli. Jude was born on
April 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., measuring 19 inches long. He was given a hearty welcome
home to El Segundo by his big sister, Lucy Rose (Lulu) who is two. Lucy’s Mom is a 2006 graduate of El Segundo High School.
His delighted grandparents are David Hendrix and Dahne Underhill-Hendrix of El Segundo, and Vince and Cheryl Piccirilli of
Fountain Hills, AZ. Jude’s great-grandmother is Maryjane Clutter of El Segundo. We all welcome into our family this wonderful,
mellow little guy.
• Want to keep up your swimming skills?
• Learn a new sport?
• Make new friends?
Come Try Trojan Water Polo Club for Free
for 3 Whole Months!
Starting April 30th, the following introductory classes will
be offered at the El Segundo Plunge. Free through July for
all residents of El Segundo and the Wiseburn School District:
Splashball is for boys & girls ages 4-9.
Junior Polo is for boys & girls ages 9-14.
Residents of El Segundo and the Wiseburn School District
that wish to join any of our competitive teams
receive 2 weeks free and discounted dues.
For more information on how to register visit Trojan Water Polo Club @
http://www.trojanwaterpolo.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Wheels® Legends Tour on Saturday
Mattel will be hosting a stop of the Hot
Wheels® legends tour on Saturday, May
18 at the Mattel Design Center at 2031 E.
Mariposa Ave, El Segundo from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Visit the Mattel Toy Store as they launch
new and exclusive apparel and drinkware
and offer special promotions to support this
exciting event! Ask a Toy Store associate
how you can become a member and save!
– Content: Mattel
Brown University President Christina
Paxson Joins Vistamar for Speaker Series
Brown University President Christina Paxson speaks at Vistamar School in El Segundo as part of annual Buckheit Educational Leadership
Series. Photo Courtesy of Vistamar School.
Nearly 3,000 miles separates 14-year-old
Vistamar School and 255-year-old Brown
University. Yet, the two academic institutions
came together in El Segundo on Wednesday,
May 8 for Vistamar’s annual Buckheit Educational
This year’s featured speaker, Brown University
President Christina Paxson, shared her
thoughts as well as industry research on the
returns of a college education and the impact
of college choice on economic prospects and
social mobility in her talk, Higher Education
as an Engine of Economic Mobility. Paxson
discussed the different challenges universities
and students face as they go through the
admissions process, and then college and
Paxson spoke Vistamar families and members
of the outside community, including
other independent school and charter school
leaders from the Greater Los Angeles area.
The audience asjed questions and engaged in
thoughtful conversation with Paxson as she
often posed her own questions back to the
guests standing at the microphone.
Brown University and Vistamar School
share similar approaches to education, as
well as philosophies – perhaps that’s why
seven Vistamar students have gone on to
Brown after graduating from high school.
Paxson herself is a kindred spirit to the
school. As Vistamar Head of School Chris
Bright said of President Paxson, “I’m thrilled
she’s here. So much of the work she’s championed,
including increasing scholarships
for low-income families and her work to
create a more just, inclusive and equitable
communities is in parallel with our work
here and our extraordinary commitment to
equity and justice.”
The Buckheit Educational Leadership Series
explores issues in education and adolescent
development of interest to greater Los Angeles
community. It is held annually at Vistamar’s
campus in El Segundo, and is free to attend.
– Content: Vistamar School
ESFD Offers Free CPR
The El Segundo Fire Department is offering
free-of-charge, hands-on, CPR certification
classes on Super CPR Saturday, May 18. The
certifications are offered in three different
sessions at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at El
Segundo Fire Station No.1. To sign up for
the classes, visit supercpr2019.eventbrite.com.
In addition, the El Segundo Fire Station
will open its doors to the community with
station tours, complimentary refreshments,
food and photo opportunities. For the kids,
there will be obstacle courses, an engine with
ladder and the chance to meet the firefighters
that serve the city.
CPR classes will take place from 8 a.m.
to noon, with the Fire Station open house
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 314 Main
Street. The El Segundo Fire Department
and Firefighter’s Association will host
the open house. The community is welcome
– Content: City of El Segundo
“Take some time to learn first aid and
CPR. It saves lives, and it works.”
– Bobby Sherman