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Name: Laura Porter () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 18:22:19
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: Hey Arno...I was just thinking about you the other day...saw a copy of Neil Diamond's Hot August Night album and remembered standing in line for 8 hours at the Greek Theater to get you remember the "Tree People" falling out of the trees in the middle of the concert? Glad you are doing an expatriate....pop in more often! What is Victor Wergeles up to? I talk to Amanda Macko every few months....Saw Joe Patterson at his reunion almost 2 years ago....

Name: Vicki Torres () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 18:06:40
Maiden: Loyd
Class: 1968
City and State: Carthage, MO
Message: Marlyn Jenkins-You left too soon.

Name: Sue Gassler () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 17:47:03
Maiden: Rhoades
Class: 69
City and State: Dallas, Texas
Message: I have had more fun looking at and reading the stories everyone has to tell. What a wonderful time high school was. Life moves on way too fast. I'm so glad I found you all.
Hey Sue, Thanks for being out there.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 17:42:39
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Petey Smith mentioned the Toni home perm. Reminded me of another piece of trivia. Did you know our own chorus teacher Mr. Warren -early 50's- wrote the famous jingle "Which Twin has the Toni?" O.K. so maybe most of you are too young to remember but we thought it was pretty cool at the time.
Hey Marilyn, Thanks for that bit of trivia. I didn't know that.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 17:40:51
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: FIRST DATE - There's been a couple of mentions of "first dates: Question - Who, when, and where was your first date? (pre-arranged meeting for fun and/or games) Mine was at one of the 6th Grade square dances at Eucalyptus with Debbie Baily. First when I actually took someone out was for Swimming/Water Polo Awards Banquet at Sir George's Smorgasboard with Terene Sether.
Mine was Melanie Mullins, Hawthorne Christian School, 3rd grade. We went to the Plaza and saw 35 cartoons 4 serials, and a movie. I forget what the movie was now, but I think I kissed her on the cheek once.

Name: michael aceves () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 14:59:45
Class: 1974
City and State: western, Washington
Message: does anyone know an email address for Pauline Poticha, class of '74. she lived over on 141st or 142st just behind Dana Jr. High. she was about 5'6' to 5'8' with long blonde shiny hair and a cute little smile. she was the first girl i went "steady" with in Jr. high and we continued to be good friends through high school. any help would be great! thank you, Michael.

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 13:48:21
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Hey Arno: No problem! Glad I could help. I've really appreciated getting into this site for all the old friends I've been able to hook back up with. I really need that support now. My mother-in-law is terminally ill with cancer and may go at any time. The contact with old friends and hearing how everyone's lives are going is a nice and welcome distraction to all of this tenseness and sadness in my life right now. My husband is very close with his mom. This is really hard. Hope I've helped you to relive some good times with your old buds, too. If I have, then I feel good. What goes around, comes around.

Name: Marlyn Wilburg () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 12:23:49
Maiden: Jenkins
Class: 67
City and State: Houston, Texas
Message: Just returned home from Georgia's 50th. What a party! After all these years we still look good girls! And Vickie Lloyd has calmed down. Thanks Donna and Debbie for making it all possible. Marlyn

Name: Sharon () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 03:15:29
Maiden: Willis
Class: 72
City and State: Maui
Message: Aloha! Anita Aceves..I also hung with your sister. Your bro emailed me with her number and we talked also if anyone remembers Toni Lafontaine, (Morrison) I reunited with her via phone, told her about Cougartown. She should stop by soon. Karnas ceramics class was the best!! Does anyone remember the potato salad for .25 at the place on Marine street? Or before there was a bike path or a lifeguard station at two-six.. the Blue Note in El Porto, Orville and Wilburs. Poopdeck, Flagship, Pier 52. The shop in Hermosa called "Elvin Door", they sold clothing on one side and material on the other. How about the cotton shop? Come on Ladies! Fond memories of Thriftymart parking, Aloha drug. Off ramp liquor, the DMV...I visit that area now and can't believe what I see. We used to have to go to Del Amo to shop, when Del Amo was only Broadway at one end and Sears at the other...Hey I am on a roll now, huh... PS Hi Klink family...My mom always said "you should learn to play guitar like Susie, you'll be sorry some day"..She was right..Oh well. Surfs up, keep the memories flowing CT..Little Willie.

Name: John Baker () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 01:58:59
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA

Message:Hi all. Just letting you all know that I'm alive and well. I'm late today because I was out doing lots of things with my sweety this weekend. Janet and I had a great time planting flowers, cleaning out flower beds, and generally just kickin' it in the back yard today. Thanks for the great weekend darlin'. I had a blast and can't wait for next weekend in Wine Country.. Yes Glenn, Janet and I will drive up on Thursday........

Name: Christine Baird () on Monday, April 10, 2000 at 01:53:30
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Message: I'm a bit behind here, page 219 to be exact, so if I'm covering old ground please excuse. You all talk about 'Pinks' all the time and I can't recall ever, in fact I would venture to say that I have never been there. I do however, on occasion, watch the 'Food Channel Network', and imagine my surprise when on the show 'Good Eats' (I think), they did a spot on 'Pinks'. It was the 'Pinks' in Hollywood. Is this the same one? They went on and on about how great the 'dogs' were and that a lot of movie stars eat there. One of them even had the 'dogs' flown in to another state. Just thought you would like to hear that one. ") Shelly sure do look familiar. Do I know you, or is it time to get my glasses checked?
Christine, Yes, It's the same Pinks.

Name: Melanie Rutter() on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 19:25:17
Maiden: Rosich
Class: 1971
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: Looking forward to our 30 year class reunion. I saw Carpenter, Shout, and Azaela yesterday and what fun we had.

Name: Dan () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 19:10:41
E-Mail: Dye
Maiden: Dan Dye
Class: 1962
City and State: Torrance Cal
Message: Linda Jones , Thanks for the Birthday wish , We do go way back, and speaking of Mrs. Simmons 5th grade class at York . I bet you didn't know that when she put me in the coat closet for bad behavior, I never thought of it as cruel and unusal punishment . Because the lunches the kids brought to school were in the closet also, and I never was hungry when Mrs, Simmons let me out. I hope you never lost your lunch and if you did , I am sorry .

Name: Donna Gohr () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 18:41:55
Maiden: Van Douris
Class: 69
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Cheers to old friends and good times. Georgia's 50th party rocked! She was TOTALLY surprised and everyone had a great time catching up, looking at old El Molino's, and bonding. And not one girl there looked her age - REALLY! Thanks, Donna W., for hosting it. Love to you all, Donna

Name: Teena Rael () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 16:29:15
Maiden: Joyce
Class: 1993
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just wanted to say hello to some of the bench crowd. If anyone knows where Dinker C. or April S. is please let them know that I am trying to locate them. Hope to see all of you at the reunion, that is only a few years from now!!!!!!! already. Teena

Name: Marie Schultz () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 14:39:49
Maiden: Damon
Class: 66
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: I met my husband cruisin to the good old A&W. We've been married 31 years now, and couldn't have it any better. Hello to all my distant friends from HHS.

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 14:05:17
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Well there I go missing another great nite at Pinks. You all are having way too much fun! I'm beginning to think that maybe its time to move back to South Bay but I have to sell my husband first. I've been trying to for two years now but no takers. lol... JB you are going to have to remember to always always eat a seven footer for me until I can get out there and do it myself. You Rowdy Girls watch out...someday another "E" girl may be added to the list. Only draw back is I like to cook but I do qualify with my great SOS recipe. lol... Hey Arthur LaMere, this is Liz from class of 73. I dont know if you remember me. We were in school with each other since jr high I think.. any way feel free to email me and we'll catch up. Catch you all later... always a Coug..Liz

Name: Elizabeth () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 12:26:23
E-Mail: dzlizzy219@aol
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
Message: Oh, John, you Stud!!!! Thanks so much for the link to Sky King's sound bite....You are soooo KEWL!

Name: Gary Lents () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 12:15:20
Class: 67
City and State: Vista
Message: I located John computer, but if you want his phone number, Email me.

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 10:16:44
E-Mail: dzlizzy219@aol
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: To Gary, The Shellback is the bar across from La Paz, which is actually still here but a restaurant, Sunsets, was built above it. It's not the same but I've been there many times and it's a good group of people. Hibachi is still here, although nobody is sure for how long. They keep threatening to close but it's always busy. Micky's is still here too, and of course the oldest bar in Manhattan is still on Manhattan Ave....remember the name? Not sure if I can spell it...Ercoles? The pier was re-furbished, as was the round house on the end. The Kettle is still the place to go after a night of playing and the fried zucchini is still great. Uncle Bills is still here but most stops have changed....Hennessey's is still very busy..the one in Hermosa is huge...Paul took over Diane's Burritos on the Strand and built a beautiful deck upstairs. Fat Face Fenners is gone from it's old location, and Greeko's is still here....I went in last week to pick up some incense. Remember The Surprise Store? (gone) And the Bijou theater? It had to go for safety reasons. Besties is still here.....Tony's on the Pier is still here. He's threatened to close as well but we'll keep going for the lobster bisque until it falls off the pier. Come on up, I'll give you the 25 cent tour.

Name: Gary Lents () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 08:46:17
Class: 67
City and State: Vista
Message: Forgot to add that Bart G said that Tommy Graves had moved to they have internet there?.....still trying to find Don Blackburn. So far I've heard that he is retiring from teaching and moving to Bandon...Kell, can you find him PLEASE.

Name: Arno Portegies () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 07:56:26
E-Mail: a-eportegies
Class: 1978
City and State: Houten The Netherlands
Message: Hello fellow Cougars,
I had a lot of old friends from Mira Costa H.S. Does anyone out there know if M.C.H.S. has such a great site as Cougartown? If so can you please e-mail me at Thanks, Arno P.S. Anita thanks for your quick response to my questions. I found both people whom I was looking for. I remember you, although I did need to open up the yearbook.

Hi Arno, Please look at the bottom of the What's New page. I think you'll find a site for Mira Costa.

Name: Anita Young () on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 01:01:49
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: This is to Bonnie McCoy...yea, Mike is my one and only big brother, class of '74. How are you? I also remember Dianna Liebertini. Hello ya'll. I'm up here in Oregon taking care of my youngun' & hubby. What's shakin' with you guys. Bonnie, why don't you e-mail me and tell me who was at the reunion? I wanted to go so bad. Was even in L.A. I'll explain more if you e-mail me, alright. And Petey Smith...I loved Karna Gottdener's ceramics class, too. You hung with my sister Mary, so my brother tells me. You and I are kind of neighbors. Salem and Newberg aren't that far, ya know. E-mail me. Let's get together!

Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 22:50:45
Class: 1975
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Yes, Sharon Willis I am "little klink" and proud of it. I have my big brother Tom who is I think, the strong one of the family, can play a mean set of drums and most humerous by far, and my sister Susie who is still "most talented female class of 71" and an amazing guitarist, ahead of me. I came in a last but not least, third in the birthing order! An interesting place to be with so much talent in the family that's for sure.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 21:41:35
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Across the street from La Paz was the Shellback. Nice place for a brew and a game of darts. Was where I took my bride on our first date.

Name: BARBARA () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 20:43:29
Class: 57
City and State: WOFFORD HEIGHTS, CA.
Thanks Barbara

Name: Gary () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 19:42:04
AKA: Ambassador
Message: Ok, I'm earning my title......Steve Tamburrino just said yeah to the golf tourney & should be on the phone with Bart now...I think he should be able to get Frank Lucio and Bill Tambo too.

Name: Anita Young () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 19:37:41
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Hey Arno: I remember you! I went to school with you for ages! Grade school, jr. high and high school. How are you? Oh, this is Anita Young, used to be Aceves. Anyway, in queries about Jerry Little and Michelle Gonzales: Did you know that you can find Jerry Little's e-mail address in the alumni files here in class of '78? I'd look it up for you and send it with this, but until they divide up the pages in the directories, my webtv can't get past the class of '77 on it! I'm so bummed. Guess I will have to go to the library and use a real computer to look up some people I want to find. As for Michelle...I was able to pull up her alumni year. Hers is on a different years page, is why. Her last name is now Davis and her e-mail address Good luck with that at least. And good luck to you, too, in the Netherlands. Cool place to be.
Anita, I will split the pages after I come back from Wine Country Weekend. I'm sorry about that webTV thing but that's the way they do it.

Name: Petey Smith () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 17:33:59
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City and State: Salem,Oregon
Message: Raymond Smith when you go to Bandon don't forget to stop and get curds at the famous cheese factory. I'm proud to say I worked there for 2 years. And yes John I was paid to cut the cheese. As for Deer Park, my friends own property next to it and years ago we used to party over there and in the evening we could hear lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Actually there's a number of Cougars as well, but they're from Hawthorne. We're everywhere damn it! Don't forget Big Kell in Coos Bay who can't be a Rowdy "cause they have rules." Pete-Dog

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 16:49:16
Maiden: trashedthePapalroom!!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: ROWDY UPDATE: May I be the first to report (yeah, I know John, Cecil B. DeMoron) the outcome of the ROWDY (The Sea of Love) party at Buca Di Peppo last night.. Seems the ROWDYS were able to book the famous POPE'S ROOM~~lazy susan with the Pope in the middle. (had the Catholic guilties all night) Don't want to name names~but~ ~ Janet Humphreys did her famous hula with a frilly wall hanging (got it on film) Marsha Russell graced us with a preview of her new longerie. (she was wearing it at the time~got it on film) Barb Norris shot down Italian liquors with a water back.(got it on film) Even our sweet little Sherry Peppers Wingo strayed into the men's head to check out the door handles..(didn't get that on film because I ran out~God, with that gal) And last but not least..poor Seth, our waiter got butt pinched everytime he entered the Pope's room. (hey~~he got a good tip~~we told him to plant his corn early~~besides, when in Rome--) And Janny, honey..didn't want to wake you last night, but I finally got all the nuts and bolts back in your camcorder....Seth made me drop it when he jumped after being pinched by Sherry Peppers.. (can't take the girl anywhere anymore) Now.. I'm off to have this film developed.. PICS FOR SALE ... contact me at my email address..

JANET!!! You forgot to tell me about the Hula!! Judy, you know I'm going to have to see the pics BEFORE they go on Ctown. There're little kids who frequent the site and although Cougartown is NOT politically correct, it isn't XXX rated either. Be a Rowdy Coug girl......

Name: Trish The Dish () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 13:57:12
Maiden: Sokol
Class: 70
City and State: The Hot Desert
Message: Hey Wayne Dickey. Did you see the letter "Small World" in the April issue of Low Rider? Angie said you grew up with her dad. What school did he go to? The name sounds very familiar to me. I went out with a guy from the Trident's once. I remember the car shows at the Sports Arena. Boy that was a lifetime ago. Hurry and get back out to California. I know how it is to live sooo far away from someone you love. Tricia

Name: Raymond Smith () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 12:26:55
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Whoever mentioned the website of surfcheck should get a free dinner. I can now see (or whine) the Manhatten Pier, Hermosa Pier anytime I want. Just last weekend when Portland, OR was having a record warm day I logged on to see what was the two Piers were looking. Crappy and cloudy. Not even the surf was worth looking at. Makes me glad to be here in OR. But, I know that California sunshine will prevail. I still can't wait to surf my butt off when I come down and visit. My wife will have to be in the hands of others since I'll be trying to get the salts back into my skin. Kelly 0 of Coos Bay, I will definitely look you up next time I'm in town. My wife and I will be visiting this summer but Bandon Beach is our main stopover for the Animal petting zoo which is none like any other I've seen. Can you imagine touching a baby lion, a bobcat, raccoon, skunk, and a possum, all in like 1 sitting. And of course there are many others to touch too. Awesome place for anyone driving up the coast of Oregon. Coos Bay may be our future home???? My blood just can't get away from the coast and I'll never get enough of it no matter how warm or cold it is. See ya then.

Name: g'man () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 11:19:46
Class: 67
City and State: vista
Message: Saw the reference to the La Paz....what happened? Did they build on the parking lot? What was the name of the bar across the street? Are the Hennessey's still happening?
One more, John Fernandes & I were staying at Mary Davis' Portofino Inn the night the surf came in...capsized the boat there that had (I think) Dirty Sally's (???) on it....the pic in the paper the next day showed our van in the background. Portofino became an island that nite & the Blue Moon washed out (one of many times I hear)

Name: Arno Portegies () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 09:29:41
Class: 1978
City and State: Houten The Netherlands
Message: Does anybody know the where abouts of Jerry Little (class of '78) or Michelle Gonzales (class of '81)? Please let them know that I'm looking for them. Thanks,
Arno (

Name: Gary Again () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 09:22:39
Class: 67! Karen, Bart was 66
Message: Forgot to add this...many have asked about John Fernandes...John lives part of the year in Encinitas, and, yesterday, I got a phone number of the lady that he shares the house with, and will check it out asap. He goes to work as a National Park Ranger, and may be gone by now; does the back country thing...I still see John a few times a year.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 09:18:32
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: John- Well, I survived Georgia's 50th Bday Party (and Donna - I forgot my T-shirt!). I'll let Georgia tell you all about it. I just want to let you know that there should be another mother logging on soon - Mom C! Shirley Cook, you rock! And what a great family she has.
I'm going back to bed now.

Hi Betty, Glad you had a great time and am looking forward to hearing from a new Ctown Mom.
Hey Georgia, Happy birthday from all us 50 plus'ers. It only gets better, I SWEAR!!!

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