Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jay Hopkins: Bigger Than Life!

(Photo above by Nathalie Locas Brouwer. Used here with permission.)

Just in from LACo Recurrent, retired, Nathalie Locas Brouwer (Ricky's better half)... a photo she took recently of the G I N O R M O U S mural/painting of Jay Hopkins on a wall adjacent to the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica and next to the Milkin Institute along the alley between 3rd and 4th St., cross street Arizona.

"Hi Will,
Have you seen thus mural? It's in an alley just off 3rd street promenade.
It's Jay Hopkins. It's huge!

It's been there for many years, so many, in fact, that we forgot about it. Many Thanks to Nathalie for capturing this great painting of our great lifeguard colleague and friend, LACo OLS, Jay Hopkins. And come to think of it, when was the last time you saw Jay working a tower with a rescue can in hand? Seems like forever since he promoted up to the call car and headquarters shifts.


p.s. Bonus Photos:

1. from circa Nov. 2008; L2R: Dom and Jay in a photo entitled,
"Wax On, Wax Off".

2. from Jake's retirement party at Zuma Beach, Sept. 2008,
L2R: Angus, Jay, Jimmy, and Fernando

3. from August 2010, during the Taplin Relay in Redondo Beach,
with Jimmy and Ryan Makuta

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