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TC Jr. HS Football Cartoon Offered by Friend of TCHS
Lisa Moore wrote to the editor saying she has come into possession of the adjacent document. It is an 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper with a drawing of the 1950-51 TCJHS football team rendered as the Seven Dwarves et al.

Temple City Jr. High School was then part of the Pasadena School District before the eleciton of 1954 that created Temple City Unified School District. TCJHS became Oak Avenue Intermediate when the new Lemon Ave. campus of TCHS opened in 1956.

We have been speculating about "where are they now" as we review the names. Your editors were still in elementary school at the time. Emperor and Cloverly schools were newly founded, and La Rosa did not exist.

If you would like to acquire this bit of memorabilia, perhaps for your own enjoyment or perhaps as a prospective donation to TCHS or Oak Ave. please contact the editor at the link below. We will forward your message.

UPDATE: Lisa has given us permission to post her email mtngyrl @ cloud.com; of course you'll know how to correct our privacy tweak.

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TC girls advance to CIF soccer quarter finals
Congratulations to our Lady RAMs! They beat Rialto HS 2-1 to make it through to the CIF Quarterfinals!! Way to go Ladies!!!! Next game will be on Wednesday 2/19 Time, Place & opponents is TBD!
Class of 1970 50th Reunion Celebration 19 September
The Class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th year reunion from 6 pm to 11pm Saturday, September 19, 2020, in the Director’s Room at Santa Anita Race Track.

Champagne Toast, Local Micro-Brew, Cocktails,
* Dinner and Dancing *
DJ playing our favorite music from 1967-1970
And lots of "Hey, I remember you –
Whataya been up to the past 50 years?"

Cost Per Person $130.00. Please make checks payable to:
TCHS Class of 1970 50th Reunion

Mail checks to:
TCHS Class of 1970 50th Reunion
P.O. Box 141
Summerland, CA. 93067-0141

by August 1, 2020. Include your email address so that a receipt can be emailed to you.

Host Hotel – The Doubletree Hotel
924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
We have reserved a block of rooms at $145 per night plus tax.
Here is the link to make a reservation: (Not submitted with notice.)
There will be a shuttle to take hotel guests from the hotel to the event and back again.

Reunion Committee email: tchs50threunion@gmail.com
Temple City High School Ramrodder Booster Club Reports
CONGRATULATIONS to our Lady RAMs!!!
The girls rocked it this season with an incredible UNDEFEATED League Season!!
Whip out those clubs!
UPDATE - Suspect Convicted 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.

UPDATE 27 FEB 2020: Dixie Crosby and others report Conviction and Sentencing in Bentz Disappearance.

Original Article

'67 Alumnus Peter Bentz Missing
Peter Bentz '67 was last seen by a friend in Ocean Beach last November. He never arrived for a family Thanksgiving dinner. He does not have a history of unplanned absence and is normally in contact with friends and family. The accompanying notice was posted on Facebook in December by a fellow alumnus. Can you help friends and family?

UPDATE 1/24/18 — No further information in the case has been received.

UPDATE 6/14/18 — According to the San Diego Tribune, Bentz has been declared dead, and "a former acquaintance is being accused in the death.

"Police said then that it was unlike Bentz to simply disappear without contacting family or friends."

Police investigators eventually identified Brian Hancock as a suspect in the death. Bentz’s body has not been found.

The Tribune continued, "Hancock, a San Diego County resident, was already in jail on unrelated charges that included cruelty to a child, burglary and possessing drugs for sale. He was re-booked on suspicion of murder on June 8, when he pleaded not guilty to a murder charge with allegations he has past convictions for arson and burglary going back to the 1990s."

Hancock is being held in lieu of $2 million in bail, facing 75 years to life in prison if convicted. Police and district attorney officials did not discuss the relationship between the two men.
The Poster Says It All
Casual Reunion Opporunity at Camellia Festival

Festival Website

Camellia festival: Time for the annual harvest
Alumni: The festival tent in city park is a great place to gather on Saturday night during the Camelia Festival. Thanks to Rob Liden '74 for the suggestion.

Festival website

Clarissa Hong Takes TCHS to X-country Sectionals
Junior Clarissa Hong will represent TCHS as its first CIF individual cross country finalist in over a decade. Sectional finals are 11/23 in Riverside.

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Medicare: Avoid this genetic testing scam
I thought this notice from Medicare was worth sharing, as many of our members are "of age."

Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft. They’re targeting people through telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors.

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Assn. to Compile Comprehensive List of Alumni
Because TCHS has no comprehensive list of former students, TCHS Alumni News is attempting to compile one. Round One is to ask for volunteers who will carefully type the names from each class yearbook — including "camera-shy" and otherwise unlisted students into a spreadsheet and send them to the editors. If you can help, you will be doing fellow alumni a great service.

How you can help

Newspaper, Yearbook Take Writing Honors
Kathy Keithley '78 reports: "(TCHS) Templar (yearbook) - placed first in yearbook sweepstakes at this year's Eastern Los Angeles Journalism Education Association On-the Spot Write Off Competition. Rampage scored fourth in sweepstakes and TCHS earned third in super sweepstakes. The team of Valeria Chavez, Victoria Tran, Sophia Juan and Kayla Truong placed third in yearbook layout and fourth on copy. Jevana Liu, Ashley Peng, Elyse Cuevas, and Nancy Trinh's team placed 7th in yearbook layout. Yearbook staff Michelle Xian placed first in news photography and LeAnn Trac placed first in feature photography. Annika Chong and Jasmine Tran both placed for their photography submissions.

"Rampage newspaper staff member Philycius Tjong placed second in news writing. Rampage staff Kailyn Huang, Christina Zhang, Thalia Loi, Zoe Hsu, Kaiya Pomeroy-Tso, Kathryn Hoang, Steven Salas, Tuan Nguyen, Jackie Sun, Elisa Xu, Matthew Kwan and Michelle Le all placed in their competition categories."

After Facebook post.
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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