Wooden gets an honor (sort of)

The U.S. post office in Reseda, out in the west end of the San Fernando Valley, will be named for John Wooden on the coaching legend's 96 birthday Oct. 14. How nice, you might say, especially if you went to UCLA. But Wooden doesn't live in Reseda and never has, and the community was clearly second choice. First choice would have been Encino — where Wooden has been a longtime resident — but the post office there was already named for Chick Hearn, the Lakers' late announcer. So Rep. Brad Sherman, a UCLA alumnus, took #2 — at least Wooden's daughter lives there and presumably he has visited a few times. President Bush signed the bill today.

August 17, 2006 10:33 AM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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