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a bank in Redding. My hobbies are biking (the kind you pedal), computers, and reading, with an emphasis on science.” ’71 / Steven Lowe retired in 2006 as general counsel for Sizzling Platter. He lives in Salt Lake City and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Steven writes: “All is well and most is good. I have only good memories of UC Hastings College of the Law and the education it provided.” / Harold R. Shields has retired from the practice of law. Harold writes: “In May 2000, after 28 years of litigation, I suffered a minor stroke which was treated by surgery to the carotid artery. Since then I have owned and operated a bar and grill in Sparks, Nevada, been a professional cook at a halfway house, and am presently employed by the IRS as a file clerk. ’64 / Terrence Callan has been named the State Bar of California’s Antitrust Lawyer of the Year for 2012. ’62 / Terry Dempsey writes: “The best and most interesting event of the last year was our 50th UC Hastings class reunion. We enjoyed getting to San Francisco from New Ulm, Minnesota, again and had a wonderful time seeing classmates. I am still working as a part-time district court judge. Janet and I spend a lot of time with our two grandchildren. We had visits from three of the students we hosted here in New Ulm, from Japan, Thailand, and Ecuador. We are well and enjoy keeping busy in our hometown of over 40 years.”  ’58 / The Hon. Richard T. Ford recently retired as a U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of California, after serving Fresno and Sacramento for the past 24 years. / Ben Kayashima retired from the San Bernardino County bench and joins IVAMS, one of Southern California’s leading Alternative Dispute Resolution firms. ’57 / Clifford Egan writes: “I finally retired on May 1, 2011, after 54 years of { class notes } practice, having achieved most of my goals: taught at JFK Law school for many years, became certified in both estate planning and tax, and served pro tem as a probate judge in Contra Costa County. I have a daughter who is a paralegal in San Francisco. Still have the same loving spouse, Grete, after 58 years of marriage. Altogether a most satisfying life.” Honors for Ventura County Judge Ventura Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Bysshe ’62 has been elected to the executive board of the California Judges Association. He was sworn in by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on October 13, 2012. He is the first Ventura County judge elected to serve in this capacity. Frederick will represent judges in the counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Ventura. Frederick was selected as Ventura’s Citizen of the Year in 1990, the same year he was the recipient of the Nordman Award for his outstanding community, charity, professional, and schools work. In 2010, he was chosen as the Judge of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. UC HASTINGS 51


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