Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Work Hard, Play Harder in 2010 !

"County Recurrent" wishes you and yours a New Year filled with challenges and opportunities !
2010 is on our door step and we each have the capacity, skill, and energy to expand our horizons and be of service to others.

Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays from "County Recurrent"

(Photo above entitled: "Bill Powers, S.O.L., Retired & Still On Duty". Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Photo by Will Maguire.)

(Source: Undisclosed location mash up above of Holiday Decorations, Courtesy of "County Recurrent")

Happy Holidays to one and all !

"Santa with Rescue Can" Artwork above by Norton Wisdom
Copyright 2008 Norton Wisdom. All Rights Reserved.
Used here with permission. Reproduction without prior consent is prohibited.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

"County Recurrent" Special Bulletin: Nino Duccini Has Been Found !

Dateline: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at approx. 1745 hrs:

Subscribers and readers of the "County Recurrent" blog will recall our previous blog post of Dec. 3, 2009 (below) advising of our effort to locate a retired LACo beach lifeguard, Nino Duccini. Well, Heads Up! File under: Wow! Spike Beck just reported (12.12.09 at 1745 hrs) that he found Nino Duccini ! In Spike's own words: "just got an e-mail back from nino ---sounded great ----maybe you can put out an alert that nino has been found ---alive and well in redding, calif."

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Dateline: December 3, 2009

Where In The World Is "Nino Duccini" !?

(Photo above shows Nino Duccini, in close up, from the 1981 Wieland Shield team photo; Photo source: Buddy Bohn.)


It has been brought to the attention of the editorial staff here at "County Recurrent".... that one of LACo's finest from the past century has gone to ground, as it were, and may be otherwise missing.

Surely, someone must know where the infamous and talented lifeguard athlete, Nino Duccini, is these days ?!.....

Subscribers to the "County Recurrent" blog will most certainly recall our story posted last year on the 1981 Wieland Shield Team which included Nino, and which can still be read and studied for the salacious piece of journalism that it is at:

(Photo source: Buddy Bohn. Nino is seated second from far right and next to Buddy at far right).

Thus, "County Recurrent" is leading the campaign to find Nino and is offering a "Reward". "County Recurrent", as it turns out, as a couple of XXL 2010 Wieland Shield t-shirts left over because a couple of dirtbags who "pledged" to purchase these t-shirts have basically buried their heads in the sand..... but that's another story.

So, the person who comes up with the correct contact information for Nino Duccini is eligible to win said t-shirt and "County Recurrent" will just have to suck it up and take the financial hit, such as it is.

Have you seen this man ?
We are hoping to secure the services of a police sketch artist to do a computer enhanced age enhanced sketch of what Nino might look like today if (a) he maintained his level of fitness; and (b) if he just said, "F*** It!... and let himself go like so many of our LACOLA Permanents and Management Staff..... Hey Now !.......

Please contact the undersigned if you have the correct contact info for Nino.

Thank you for your consideration.

Happy Holidays !

Will Maguire
"County Recurrent" News

Service • Training • Commitment

*** Keeping the County Recurrent "in the loop"..... whether he/she likes it or NOT ! ***

County Recurrent is not affiliated with nor sponsored by LACOLA or LACoFD.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

"Wieland Shield Fundraiser" at Sangria Is Smashing Success !

Dateline: Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 from the editorial desk of "County Recurrent" located as an undisclosed location within Central Section. Last nite the editorial staff embarked on a journey to So. Section to Sangria Restaurant in Hermosa Beach, just steps from So. Section HQ. A splendid event it was as anticipated with guards from all three major sections in attendance along with other featured guests. Below are a sampling of photos taken by the photographer staff at County Recurrent. We hope you will enjoy these photos which show various members of the 2010 Wieland Shield Team, as well as party goers who were there to support the cause, make bids on silent auction product and hopefully get lucky in the raffle.

Woo Hoo !

Time to partay
and to partake of the holiday cheer and to donate to a worthy boondoggle, we mean, lifeguard competition down under !

Until next time.....

Will Maguire, Editor
"County Recurrent" News

Service • Training • Commitment

*** Keeping the County Recurrent "in the loop"..... whether he/she likes it or NOT ! ***

DISCLAIMER: County Recurrent is not affiliated with nor sponsored by LACOLA, LACoFD or SANGRIA.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The 2010 Wieland Shield Tour Down Under

At the request of Team Manager, Jay Butki, please be advised as follows:

"December 1, 2009:

Please assist and disseminate and forward to the membership and alumni this donation assistance request from the 2010 Wieland Shield Team.

2010 21st Wieland Shield - California Educational Tour and Competition Team


1. Micha Burden -Swim- Huntington Beach Marine Safety Division -2008 Olympic Swim trials
2. Maggie Hogan -Ironwoman- San Diego Lifeguard Service -2008 Olympic Kayak trials
3. Renee Locarnini -Ironwoman- LACoFD Lifeguard Division-So. Bay -5 times USLA National Team
4. Alison Riddle -Swim/Board- LACoFD LG Div.-So. Bay -Top 10 2009 USLA Nationals

1. Jeff Barrett -Swim- Cal. State Parks-Malibu Coast -2008 Olympic Swim trials
2. Micah Carlson -Ironman- LACoFD Lifeguard Division-So. Bay -Top 10 2008 & 2009 USLA Nationals
3. Danny Ching -Surfski- LACoFD LG Div.--So. Bay -2008 Olympic Kayak trials
4. Pat Jacobson -Swim- LACoFD LG Div.-So. Bay, & Paramedic -1st place 2009 Cal Regional Surf Race & R-S-R
5. Brian Murphy -Ironman- LACoFD LG Div.-Central -Top 2 overall 2008 & 2009 USLA Nationals
6. Mike Murphy -Ironman- LACoFD LG Div.-So. Bay -Top 10 2009 USLA Nationals
7. Shane Scoggins -Paddleboard- LACoFD LG Div.-Zuma & Cal. State Parks-Ventura-2nd 2009 Catalina Classic

Manager: Jay Butki - Paramedic Rescue Boat Captain, LACoFD Lifeguard Division.

Educational Officers:
Charlotte Graham - Ocean Lifeguard Specialist- LACoFD Lifeguard Division-So. Bay
Rich Hidalgo - Sergeant, Imperial Beach Lifeguard Service
Jamie Orr - Ocean Lifeguard Specialist- LACoFD Lifeguard Division-Central

Special Guests:
Natalie Coughlin - Cal Bear, 2 time Olympian-2004 & 2008, “Dancing with the Stars”
Tyra Moe-Hidalgo -Imperial Beach’s first female Firefighter-Paramedic


Jay Butki
Rescue Boat Captain
LA County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division
Mobile (310) 849-5955
FAX (310) 348-9117

Additionally, from LACo Chief (Ret.), Dave Story, please be advised as follows as to where you can send your donations:

Donations should be made out to the:

Los Angeles County Lifeguard Assn. Trust Fund or (LACOLA Trust Fund) and sent to:

LACOLA Trust Fund
524 Garnet Street, #B
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

*** Please write "Shield Donation" in the memo field.

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Odds And Ends:

1. Did you see the 2010 Wieland Shield T-Shirt !? Wow! Check this out:

2. And Do NOT forget the upcoming Wieland Shield Fundraiser and Party at SANGRIA in Hermosa Beach on Thursday, Dec. 10th at 7 pm, as follows and as previously posted on this exceptional "County Recurrent" Blog! Woo Hoo!

Holiday in Hermosa: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009; 7 pm
at Sangria, 68 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Proceeds benefit the LACo Lifeguard Assn Trust Fund and the 2010 Wieland Shield Calif. / Victoria Exchange.

Celebrate the winter's surf, snow, and holiday season with:


p.s.... Rumor has it a pair of shorts worn by Mike "Newmie" Newman, of BAYWATCH fame, will be auctioned off.

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End of Transmission. "County Recurrent" 10-7.

Until next time.....

Will Maguire, Editor
"County Recurrent" News

Service • Training • Commitment

*** Keeping the County Recurrent "in the loop"..... whether he/she likes it or NOT ! ***

DISCLAIMER: County Recurrent is not affiliated with nor sponsored by LACOLA or LACoFD.

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