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TC Little League Anticipates 65 Year
Joshua Kelley, writing in Facebook, notes

"In 2019 Temple City American Little League will celebrate its 65th season. If you have any pictures, stories, memories, or memorablia that you would like to share from your time or your children's time in the league, please submit them to

Opening Ceremonies are tentatively planned for March 2nd. We invite all alumni to attend. Please spread the word to anyone you know who was a part of TCALL.

We are also trying to track down some of the former Presidents of the league. If you have any information about the following former Presidents, please let us know at the above email address: Thomas J. McInerney, James T. Hamilton, Noel Manchester, Russell Moss, F.W. “Tommy” Tucker, W.A. “Walt” McGarvin, D.S. “Doug” Longacre, Harold Aos, Donald Miller, Fred Lunghard, Bill Hall, William “Bill” Otto, R.W. “Bob” Jonasen, James Roy, Phil Andrews, Bob Weisgerber, John Alcantara, Joe Killen, Carl Tosta, James Grana, Mike Coats, Molly Shaul, Gary Hart, Harry Spencer, Greg Meyers, Joe Garcia, Bill Stewart, Debi Ellingsworth, Dan Maguire, Kim Deltiempo, Kathi Faulkner, Mike McClelland Sr., Todd Burnett, Tim Vasquez, Henry Rodriguez, Andi Zubiate."
Class of '69 Sets Reunion May 17, 2019
Quick notice; more to come.

TCHS Class of 1969 50th Reunion
5 PM, Friday, May 17, 2019
Mission Inn, Riverside

This would be a good time to register or sign in, update your profile or post a comment.
New (Experimental) Features
If you have not visited this site for a while, you might like to test a couple of new features. We've brought back private member-to-member messaging and upgraded the way small photo icons expand to full size and respond to changing window sizes.

While signed in, use the member list to find a friend. To the right of the person's name you'll see a link (Contact this Member). Click it to send a message. Your message will be stored in the system, and we will notify your friend by email; your friend can then sign in to see your private message. Messages will be purged 90 days after both parties have marked them for deletion. They will not be shared (by the site) with other members. Note that the notifications may be mistaken for junk mail at first by your email program, so if you don't get a reply you may want to ask your friend to check his/her mail.

Where small icons appear in place of larger images, clicking the icon now enlarges the image to fit the available space in your window. Click it again to see it full size. Resize the wiindow and it will grow or shrink accordingly. Images that are smaller than the viewable space will simply expand to their actual size. We are extending this method to most photographs and other images in the system.

We will appreciate your feedback and suggestions. RC
C/78 Sets Final Timetable for Reunion with All-class Event on Sunday
We note that the Class of '78 has opened its Sunday, September 16, reunion as an all-class affair. Scroll down for more information.

As to the rest of the weekend:

Friday September 14th Pre-reunion Gathering
Matt Denny’s
145 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006 IOS Android
5:00 - 8:00PM wine tasting: We have the Library Room reserved. We will have wine for tasting. Please let us know if you will be there!
Saturday September 15, 2018 Class of 1978 40 Year Reunion
DoubleTree Monrovia
924 W. Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016
5:00-10:00PM, then we move into the bar - 10:00PM - 1:00AM.
We will accept $90/person cash payments at the door. Have correct change! Tickets include welcome sparkling wine/apple cider, 1 drink ticket, passed appetizers, dinner buffet, dessert, guest teachers & spouses, photo booth, all 70’s music, video/slide presentation & more! Attire is Business Casual, but feel free to dress up!

And on Sunday September 16th

All Class Mini Reunion
Clearman’s Galley AKA The Boat
7215 Rosemead Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91775
Let’s wrap up our weekend extravaganza with an afternoon of getting together at our childhood favorite, Open to all TCHS alumni! We will have the back left corner reserved. RSVP here.
Directions: IOS (Sorry, Android users; we don't have an Android phone. This would be a good time to sign up as a tester for the alumni assn.)
Ramble Returns
TCHS' online show The Ramble has returned for another year. Join the young hosts as they report highlights of another academic year. Look closely, you may see yourself as you once were. RC

The Ramble

Class of '78 Reunion - Online Sales Closed; You Can Still Attend!
UPDATE 8/20: Our Friday get-together has been moved to Matt Denny's, 145 E Huntington Drive St, Arcadia, CA.
UPDATE 8/27: Online sales have closed. CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS about paying at the door or otherwise. UPDATE 8/29: C/78 has opened its Sunday afternoon 9/16 "survivors' party" to welcome all alumni to an all class mini-reunion. If you're in SoCal, plan to attend. Kathy Keithley writes: "Sunday afternoon, from 12:30-??? We will be at The Boat (aka Clearman's Galley) on Rosemead at Huntington!!! Come join us for an afternoon of fun! Please invite any TCHS alumni in your network. We will have the back left corner reserved. It’s sure to be an awesome time to close out our big weekend!"

Ed.note, for those of you dependent on GPS: The Boat (Galley) (Works on iPhone; cannot promise Android, etc.)

More Info & Contact the Organizers

Kevin Carey '75
Mary Miller reports that her brother Kevin Carey '75 passed away 11 April 2018.
Football Season Just Around Corner
You might wish to save and print the schedule.
Golfers Take Note
Attention All Alumni! Class of 68 is having an all class golf tournament starting at at 8:15 am., September 25, 2018 at Temecula Creek Inn and Golf, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road, Temecula, Green fees $60.00 includes cart.

Want to do it? Email Judy Parker-Matz at Come one come all girls and guys. Fun!, Fun! Fun!
Suspect Charged in Murder of Peter Bentz '67
A suspect has been charged with murder in the disappearance of Peter Bentz '67, who disappeared in San Diego in November 2017. Thanks to Dixie Crosby '67 for following up on the story.

Original Article

Class of '78 Resets Reunion Plan
Kathy Keithley and Brad Fagan '78 write: Our Sepember 15 reunion has been relocated to the Double Tree in Monrovia. BONUS: we are lowering the price of the reunion ticket to $89.00! The price includes a drink ticket, passed appetizers, and Charcuterie platters to start, followed by a carving station featuring Beef Tenderloin, Caesar Salad, mashed potatoes, desserts and coffee, all catered by Elements Restaurant, and held on the newly remodeled exterior patio.

We will be joined by the following former teachers: Roger Lockie, Emmett Hoolihan, Bill Martin, Sally Sears, Clare & Denny Marquardt, & Matt Byers(Matt is our generation).

Additionally, we will have an outdoor bar, a large photo booth, videos, and plenty of 70’s music! There may even be a few surprises!

For those that require lodging, we have discounted rooms just for our event at 15% off the lowest pricing. The property offers complimentary parking and easy freeway access.

It’s going to be a fabulous evening, one we will be talking about for years to come!

We have contacted all who have already purchased their ticket(s) to inquire if they wanted a refund of the difference, or to donate it to the teacher’s fund. If you have not been contacted, please follow the link at the end of this article.

More information on hotels, events, and to purchase your tickets.

Mark Oliver '77
Mary Oliver Friedrich reports that her brother Mark Oliver '77 died March 29, 2018.

"Mark had been on kidney diaylsis for many years. He passed away due to a heart attack. In his last year he was able to travel in his RV to many places, seeing family and friends," she wrote.

Ms Friedrich is also an enrolled member.
Former English Teacher Maynard Wilson Dies at 93
Barbara Lockie reports via Facebook that "Maynard (Buck) Wilson passed this week in Texas. He was 93. He and Roger (Lockie) coached 12 Championship Freshman Football teams. Buck taught English and was Yearbook instructor."

UPDATE: 1 Oct 18, found this picture in 1960 yearbook. RC
Never let it be said...
...that the TCHS Alumni News team procrastinates. (Or if 'tis said, say the only example is the publication of the following video slideshow from seven years ago.) The Class of 1960 reunion in 2010 in Pasadena was a classy affair with classy people. That's my story and I'm sticking with it. —RC

If your class has a similar video or a photo collection from your reunion, please contact me about posting images or links here. We can window content into the site or connect visitors to your own site. (Please don't just send undocumented images or video.)
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