Former students from near and far reunite for educator's birthday
Students of longtime Newport-Mesa teacher Garlan Wetzel, who
turned 82 Friday, threw a big reunion Saturday in honor of their
favorite teacher. "Wetzel's Pretzels," as they called themselves,
picked their former educator up at his Costa Mesa home in a yellow
school bus and escorted him to a party in his honor at the Chicken
Coop, in Newport Beach.