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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

Class of 1989 Reunion to Occur September 28
The Class of 1989 invites its members to make plans to join them at 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott Pasadena/Monrovia.

Private Reception/Buffet/Socializing, $ 90.00 before 07/28/2019, $ 100.00 after 07/28/2019. Informal Cocktail Attire Suggested. No Host Cash Bar. All reunion prices are per person.

Reunion alumni directory/biography booklets are complimentary with alumni reunion attendance. Walk-in reservations will only be accepted if space permits.

Sleeping Room Reservations: Courtyard by Marriott Pasadena/Monrovia or call 800-927-8195, mention Temple City High School Class of 1989 Reunion for very special pricing, space is limited, offer expires 8/28/19.

Make your music requests to the organizers before 8/28/19.

REUNION hashtag: #TCHS1989.

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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.
Class of '69 Reunion Search Continues
Based on a Facebook post, it appears whoever in the Class of '69 was assigned the G-J classmates fell asleep at the switch.
Cher Coleman Mahoney to Temple City High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion: Our May 17 reunion is quickly approaching and I have been unable to reach the following classmates. If you in contact with anyone on this list, PLEASE ask them to join this page for reunion info and/or ask them to contact me or a committee member! I have sent messages and friend requests for those on Facebook and Classmates but have had no response. Please let me know. Thank you for your help!.

Help us find Robin Gross, Steven Gross, Ronald Guthrie, Debbie Hahn (Tutt), Carol Haley, Michael Hamilton, Deborah Harbert (Matson,) Debbie Harding, Gail Harper (Groh), David Harris, Sheryl Heiberg (Hartwell), James Henry, Arthur Hines, Bradley Holland, Maria Hoop, Cynthia Howe,l Donna Hueckel (Bertiger), Gail Irwin (Smith), Susan Jackson (Norby), Jesse James, Steve Johns.

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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.)
TC Little League Anticipates 65th 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 tcallbaseball@gmail.com. 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.

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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.

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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

Football Season Just Around Corner
You might wish to save and print the schedule.
Camellia Court 2016
IMHO the future of TC looks bright. I hope those of you in So Cal will go and support them. Note announced alumni activity in beer garden Saturday night (beer optional of course).
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 judypm@aol.com. 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

'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.
Committee Seeks Suport for Grad Night
Lenore Tijerina Smith writes: Hey Temple City Peeps, come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while supporting Temple City Grad Nite 2018!! I’ve got tickets for sale, only $25 includes dinner, gambling, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 Bingo, green beer and fun!! Tickets: 626-497-3906 or follow the link at end of this post. Click image for more information.

Tickets

Alumni in Harvey-land, Plus Irma
The following registered alumni have addresses in states in the path of Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey or H. Irma. For reasons of privacy, we cannot further specify the locations of those who may be in the area affected by the storm. We wish them well in this difficult time and hope they will check in by posting an update in their profiles or by commenting on this article.

Texas: Dennis McLain, 1955; Carl Conger, 1957; Elinore Pascoe Cumings, 1959; Elaine Kempsky Kincheloe, 1959; Homer Cox, 1960; jim Graham, 1961; Ray Watters, 1962; Joseph Glockner, 1962; Roger Osborne, 1966; Richard Veit, 1966; Gene Miller, 1968; Christy Hinshaw Buchanan, 1971; Michael McLaughlin, 1972; Mark Holderman, 1973; Sue Cutler Leininger, 1974; Deb Edis Teuscher, 1976; Marivic Tabora, 1979; Tim Gil, 1980; John Bozzi, 1981; Debra Kohnle, 1981; Mike Johnston, 1982; Gabriel Field, 1983; Jami Flint, 1984; David Lee, 1986; Danielle Jaberg, 1987; Patricia Zahm, 1988; Karen Koski Kraft, 1991; Braxton Gregg, 1992.

Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, which were on the storm path, are home to Steve Gerhart, 1965; Donald Paul, 1990; Steve Gerhart, 1965; Donald Paul, 1990; Ray Finkle, 1962; Cheryl Kane Roe, 1971; Richard Schilling, 1981; Greg McDonald, 1988; Sue Scorcia Vititoe, 1989.

H. Irma

And now with H. Irma, we add Florida: George Olney, 1957; Kent Altman, 1957; Doug Lindsey, 1959; Beverlie Bigenwalt Falley, 1960; Harmon Heed, 1960; Bob Divale, 1962; Don Birkemeier, 1963; joan Bartlebaugh, 1966; Linda Paternostro Huntley, 1967; Barbara Varnes, 1977; Glenn Davis, 1978; Sherry Weaver Cirmo, 1978; Corinna (Susie) Reidelbach Miller, 1982; Craig Goolsby, 1982; Kim Brodersen Smyers, 1986; Lee Leschi Ferreira, 1986; Eric Arenas, 1993; George Lopez, 2001.

Irma is headed north into Georgia: Gary Lineback, 1972; Tod Jones, 1973; Sheree Friedel Gossling, 1974; Jim Spillers, 1981; Omar Contreras, 1990; luke lin, 1995; Lindsay Ellingsworth, 1998; Billy Wyatt, 1999. Alabama: Michael Abrams, 1970; cherie lytal, 1981; david douglas, 1983; Marie Norum Powell, 1986. South Carolina: Roger Heineman, 1959; Bill Morris, 1981.

Of course, if you're listed herein but have moved, please sign in and change your address; your friends are worried for no reason. (Updating your address will not correct this article, so please sign in and append a comment.)

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