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Hey! cool to see all the familiar names!Short 20 year synopsis stayed in Berkeley played music, recorded lots of albums (mostly jazz)..I'm getting my own out finally on Verve/Antilles records. Look forward to seeing everybody tomorrow! I'll bring my green suede platform shoes....not!
will bernard <>
Berkeley, USA - Friday, October 17, 1997 at 21:30:26 (PDT)

Renita Rhone <rdwilli>
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USA - Friday, October 17, 1997 at 09:24:18 (PDT)
Best Wishes to all going this weekend... although I am unable to be there, I have enjoyed catching up people and plan to call upon some of you when I do make my next visit home - and home it will always be... Berkeley is a special place - one we can feel lucky and proud to have experienced at that moment in its history and as part our personal life journies. This weekend is for celebrating our pasts, friends and those high school experiences captured as vivid memories - things which conrtibute in many ways to who we are today. Enjoy the time together and the opportunity to reflect.
Eric Arndt <>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 13:45:17 (PDT)
We've been out 20 years already? Wow, how time flies. Anyway, I recently injured my back and, as a result, I will not be at the 20th reunion. I had planned to be there and am very disappointed I won't make it now. Twenty year old "hellos" to any BHS friends that still remember me! If anyone wants to get in touch, my home phone number is 303 499-6717. The rest of my family is still in the Berkeley area and I usually visit about once a year. I guess I should mention that I'm still single (but in a long term relationship) and am employed as a biochemical engineer working on biofuels production at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Jim
James D. McMillan <>
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Boulder, CO USA - Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 12:54:32 (PDT)

PT. RICHMOND, CA USA - Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 08:53:29 (PDT)
How sad to see the "In Memory" site. A big dose of mortality, yes? Just found your site tonight, was unaware of the reunion. Countess Williams told me about it ont he telephone tonight. I have to fly down to LA on Thursday, and hope to have dinner with her and catch up. Don't think I will be able to attend the reunion at such late notice, but it was very nice to read everyone else's virtual commments in the guest book. Sounds as though many of you have not left the bay area. I love to travel, but always enjoy coming home. Even with all the changes (the traffic!!!), we still enjoy stunning vistas, weather, food and adventure. Enjoy the reunion!
Kirsten E. Weisser <kirsten>
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Oakland, CA USA - Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 21:37:10 (PDT)
Name the play for Spring Production? --- What did I say to bring down the house? Name the character in the play? For the sevty-seven questions.
Dennis Adam Brown <(510) 654-1067>
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Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 08:15:45 (PDT)
John - Thats great stuff! Where/how did you come up with it! I'm impressed! You've either got a great source or a great memory! Thanks for bringing back some fond memories!
James Reeves
USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 17:54:32 (PDT)
Hi to everyone reading. Just thought I would check in as well. Is it me or does anyone else have 20 year old images of the email authors? These people are in their late 30's, but I'm picturing them at 18! Of course this could be a good thing, or a bad thing. So, to update you on my image... my hair is rapidly thinning, my nose is bigger (why is that?), and what I thought were real cool oblique muscles turned out to be fat love handles that keep shaking when I run. Becky Chambers' eariler email gave me an idea, so I started snooping a bit. Here are some facts half way through senior year, on Jan. 28, 1977: The Dow Jones opened at 954.54.....A new Toyota pickup was $3,488.....A Datsun 280Z was going for $7,450.....A 4 bdrm house in the Thousand Oaks area was selling for $85,000; a BIG house in the Claremont Hills was 175,000..... Movies: Playing at the California, The Enforcer; at the UA 4 was King Kong; at the Oaks Theater was Rocky.....In the music stores: Earth, Wind, & Fire - Spirit; Boston - Boston; The Jacksons - The Jacksons; Loggins & Messina - The Best of Friends. Of course there's lots of stuff to add about TV, sport, world news, etc. but this is getting long. Finally, here's something maybe others can add to about BHS: Favorite Class: Mr. Houck's CA History Favorite Teacher: John Martinez - by a long shot Most Useful Class 20 Years Later: Typing!! (PC's, who knew?) Best Memory: Too many to list! (yeah I know..sappy) See you on the 18th.
John Gaebler <>
Roseville, CA USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 22:29:55 (PDT)
Has anyone heard from Lesa Pear-Taylor? Yikes! This is getting close and I'm commited! Haven't been back to the Bay Area since graduating early in '77. Have the yearbook out though and are "totaly" if I can remember a '70's phrase looking forward to it. Sure wish I had put a regular pic in the yearbook too. But..ah..hindsight..and anyway. Alan Odom are you the one with the curly light brown/blonde hair and the big smile? Heidi, Barb, Maggie, and Gordy see you soon. Wendy? did you live on Eureka or a hill and bake those wonderful apple pies? Love, *~) Lor
Lori (Hackett) Dekker <>
Key Largo, FL USA - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 18:53:35 (PDT)
Who????? made up all of those names mentioned by Matt Watson? Matt, Jeff Houston, and John Laetsch were the quick minds behind some of these mostly benign creations. I'm not sure many people will recognize all of them--any clues?. In fact, I've never heard of Chimney, Peli, Kagdog, and Snappy (or were you just making those up to fill-in a few lines?). And, wasn't Magnet Back a generic name for a fish? Any additional names? We'll be thinking of you in Emeryville from this dusty part of I-80. Hope everyone has a a good time. Keep the BHS spirit alive!
Larry Becker (aka Peck) <>
Kearney, NE USA? - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 13:36:23 (PDT)
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. Does anyone remember me??? I just got married last month (for the first and only time) and I am a Deputy District Attorney in Lake County (where???) CA. Hope to see eveyone there. -Susan Krones-Williams
Susan Krones-Williams <>
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Lakeport, CA USA - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 22:17:06 (PDT)
It's been fun talking with many folks as a result of this upcoming event and reading the comments in this "guest book". As a result, one of my favorite things has been remembering nicknames. You know who you are; woof ticket, peck, ghost, peli, wacky ways, mad bomber, manly, jethro bodine, bats in the belfry, chimney, snappy, kagdog, magnet back, the 3 stooges,.. I bet I hear more on the 18th.
Matt Watson <>
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Morgan Hill, CA USA - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 17:44:09 (PDT)
I am getting so excited about this reunion! The committee has been working hard on planning & preparing. Looking forward to seeing all of you! James Reeves, the web site is AWESOME!! Thanks to you & the rest of our committee team on all the work! P.S.James, I hung out quite a bit in the park tooooo! WOW! Erin Donahue, we'll make sure that the song you requested is played! Kent McQue....a trip to see your name! You gave me my 1st kiss...Longfellow, on the stairs??! See y'all.
willa barber-johnson <>
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richmond, ca USA - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 14:51:49 (PDT)
This message was just forwarded to me from a friend -- apropos, considering the reunion next week. Remember, I'm posting to make you :-)) -- not incite a flame war! Here it is: "Feeling old? If not, consider this: People starting college this fall were born in 1980; They have no recollection of the Reagan era; Black Monday 1987 (incidentally, the same year as our 10-year reunion -- sorry! -- just trying to get a :-))!) is as meaningful to them as the Great Depression; They have no memory of a time before M-TV; They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged; Their world always has included AIDS; and finally, ... drumroll please ... Having not lived through the Disco Scare, they can't possibly romanticize the '70s." :-)) yet? Edited for brevity. If you're masochistic and want the FULL text, e-mail me.
Becky Chambers
USA - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 08:39:39 (PDT)
Does anybody know what happened to John Day or John Sazuki? How about Kathy Trowbridge? Hey Heidi...great to hear from you and see you on the 18th!!
Alan B. Odom <>
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Point Richmond, CA USA - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 07:25:11 (PDT)
Thanks to everyone for the feedback on the site... I've really had a blast doing it. I have had the chance to get to know a lot of people through email that I never got to know in High School ... I was too preoccupied with other less productive activities - mainly in the park across the street :-) ... Even if you knew me in high school I doubt you'd recognize me now! I'm hoping that after the reunion people can return to this web sight and leave a few stories for others who may have not had a chance to attend. I'll be posting some pictures from the evening and picnic also so that you can have that "Virual Reunion"...thanks again to everyone for making this web site real! Soon I'll be posting the names of those that have paid attendance ... watch for it!
James Reeves <>
Saratoga, CA USA - Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 20:12:30 (PDT)

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Beverly Hills, CA USA - Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 09:10:57 (PDT)
Hi y'all!!! This is cool, yes? Let's do the Timewarp!!! I am having a fab time emailing Steve Lindsey, so if there anymore of you class of '78-ers out there, don't be STRANGERS!! (But you can continue to be strange..) I am wondering if there are any other S of the Arters out there...particularly any IFD-ers left!!! I am dancing again--Yonit Levy has a class in ElCerrito on Wednesdays and I drive the 90 miles from Sacramento every week. I know, I'm a fanatic. Oh, well. Love to hear from anyone. Looking for Suki Stern (Steve said she was married...), Alison Lara, Bob Naumann, and gosh...probably lots more I spaced out. Can't make it to the reunion, though. :(( Later!!
Kjer Eastham (LaForce) <>
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Fair Oaks, ca USA - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 23:48:57 (PDT)
For those of you that are sending your RSVP's by way of electronic mail, please be sure to give a selection of Prime Rib, Chicken Florentine or Vegetarian for your meal selection. I am getting in a lot with no meal choice. Ditto for the mail RSVP's. Thanks!!
Kathy Holland Askew <>
Hayward, CA USA - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 19:45:55 (PDT)
Hey, just checking in again befor the actual event. Does anybody know if there will be many attendees from the School of the Atrs or MSA? Just wondering who's going to show up. Erin- I know just what you mean about pants with the crotch at the knees, sometimes I can't even imagine what is holding these kids pants up! Though I have to say I can remember wearing pants that were soo tight I could barely zip them up. From one extreme to another? I'm living in Oakland with my partner and our dog (a weimaraner), Berkeley these days has gotten just a little too P.C. for me, but I love living in the Rockridge district in Oakland- the quintessential "Urban Village". Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. Just like at the prom, my "date" will be Laura Gorton West. Yeah, we still get together, though not as often and things somehow don't usually come with the high sense of the dramatic that they always seemed to have when we were young and naive. Hope we have a great turnout. Eric
Eric Warren <>
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Oakland, CA USA - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 18:45:42 (PDT)
I am now teaching at Cal.State University, Monterey Bay and living in Marina (near Monterey)
Steven Levinson <>
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Monterey, CA USA - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 17:11:01 (PDT)
Briar - don't crash Grizzly and Shasta - I heard their folks aren't out of town after all. Try us in Emeryville, instead - we can do the bumb and brick house and funkify if you're still a young man, "baby" "ohhhohhhh". Larry Becker - Nebraska is not too far away. I wish you were coming. You know how I know it's been 20 years? I hate pants with the crotches hanging down to the knees, and none of them want to work that hard, and piercing the tongue looks masochistic. See, I sound old. But I've got the same spirit. I'm married, no children, have 2 german shepherd dogs who are smarter than some of my friends and we are doing search and rescue work with them. I still am constantly on a spiritual path, meditate, live one day at a time, love poetry and dancing . . . and the best news of all - all the donahues are turning out great - marrying great partners and having little ones. I feel quite blessed. Will be great to see everyone. Erin
Erin Donahue <>
USA - Sunday, October 05, 1997 at 20:29:06 (PDT)
I've been gone 2 months; excited about our reunion. Thanks to all the yellow jacket workers for pulling this together. I want to dance to Stephanie Mills' "Never Knew Love Like This Before," ok?
Erin Donahue <>
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Oakland, CA USA - Sunday, October 05, 1997 at 20:09:52 (PDT)
Reading all the comments below, I just had to jump in one last time! I see a number of familiar names -- Barbie Ruskin, and also Heidi Farwell, who checked in all the way from Kauai (Barbie and Heidi, remember partying on that Kauai beach in '77 with Eric Rymland? I don't blame you for going back, Heidi!) I also see Tim McElheney and Kent McCue: Hello to my former Buena Vista Way neighbors! ... Though I won't be attending the reunion, I've been having a grand old time reuniting online with a few of you BHSers -- Julian Henkin, Simone Otus (I just got your baby announcement for Tench Mahmut Coxe -- congrats, girl!), Jennifer Cobb, Larry Becker, and John Laetsch. I hope we all stay in touch; in the meantime, don't let that old married man Chris Casimere slouch off on attending (Mindy, will you make sure of it for me?), and may you all have a rip-roaring, hide-the-silverware, won't-see-nothing-like-it-'til-our-50th-reunion party! I absolutely plan on being there for that one. I'll be the one with the white hair turning up the volume on the Ohio Players (what a thought). Warmest regards, Becky Chambers. P.S. Since others are so immodestly plugging their sites ... if any of you are into industrial pollution control (yawn, I know), check out my new "Water Focus" column at
Rebecca Chambers Vick <>
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Munster, IN USA - Friday, October 03, 1997 at 13:34:32 (PDT)

RICHMOND, CA USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 22:47:18 (PDT)
In response to Heidi, Michelle Myles was married exactly one year ago (according to her sister, Simone) and lives with husband in Walnut Creek. I think his last name is "Queen". I gave my phone # to Simone and asked her to pass it on to Michelle but haven't heard from her. She is still singing acapella with LaReeva, Simone and their father! That's all I know for now!
Mindy Scharlin <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 13:08:36 (PDT)
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OAKLAND, CA USA - Sunday, September 28, 1997 at 17:56:36 (PDT)
Hi, Everyone! Looking forward to seeing you-all on the 18th & 19th. I never thought I would be enthusiastic about my high school reunion. I completely missed the 10 year one, but I'm psyched about year 20. Thanks to the committee member for putting this together. It'll be great! I'm still on the radio, though I just gave up my early morning show on KPFA, I'm on 91.7 KALW San Francisco Saturday Afternoons as the announce on duty ("stay tuned for all things considered") and my little folk music show, "A Patchwork Quilt" at 4pm. And you know what they say to us artistic types (musicians, actors, public radio dj's), "Don't Give Up Your Day Job". I'm 15 years at Cody's Books, now opening a new store on trendy 4th Street, where I'll be taking books out of boxes and putting them on shelves in time for the grand opening in November. I'll see you-all later! Love, Kevin
Kevin Vance <>
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Berkeley, CA USA - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 20:04:02 (PDT)
I'm gettng really excited about this reunion! Can't wait to see everyone. It seems like one evening and a picnic will hardly be enough time to catch up with everyone! Does anyone know where Alan Odom is? How about Michelle Myles? See you all very soon.
Heidi Scholl (Farwell) <>
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Kauai, Hi. USA - Tuesday, September 23, 1997 at 13:32:03 (PDT)
I am disappointed that I can not attend the reunion. It looks fun and this site is wonderful!
Susan Thompson Geiduschek <>
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Seattle, Wa USA - Monday, September 22, 1997 at 17:05:16 (PDT)
As a committee member who frequents this web site, I am a little concerned that many of you who have said you are coming to the reunion have net yet sent in you reg.fee. PLEASE do so ASAP so we can plan appropriately. It is going to be a GREAT, FUN even this year, not one you will want to miss! We are all really looking forward to seeing everyone on Oct. 18th!
Mindy Scharlin <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Monday, September 22, 1997 at 10:42:16 (PDT)
Concert Chorale People: I recently joined a choir here in NY and the director knows Larry Barker quite well. I may not have as full story as others, but apparently Larry is now in San Antonio working with the Music department at the University of Texas. I would be interested in hearing from former Chorale members to find out if you're still in Music and how Chorale shaped your experiences. Eric
Eric Arndt <>
NY, NY USA - Monday, September 22, 1997 at 07:36:23 (PDT)
Now I'm sorry that I didn't submit a senior picture to the yearbook in 1977.
Liz Abuan Pollack <>
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Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 14:33:28 (PDT)
So where are the rest of the Soccer Team? Steve Chew I hear your putting out fires in Oaktown.Is your arm O.K after that break in El Cerrito? I was hopping that we could get a 20 year remathch with Harry Ells for the championship! As you can see I still love Soccer , I run the Youth soccer leauge in North Lake Tahoe For 500 kids. Unfortunatly I blew my knee out this summer in an adult league in Truckee (Jerry Rice injury).I hope to Be able to dance and play at the picnic,I'll bring the soccer ball. Bring your kids I would love to kick the ball with them! Big thanks to James and the committee!
George Tsaconas <>
Crystal Bay, NV USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 09:44:39 (PDT)

USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 09:16:47 (PDT)
Thanks Mindy for tracking me down. Love the web page!
Cecily Caceu (Batey) <>
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Oakland, CA USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 07:47:09 (PDT)
Hey everybody out there! Even though I split a year early my class is '77. I hope to see a lot of old friends at the reunion.
Kent McCue <>
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Walnut Creet, CA USA - Friday, September 12, 1997 at 13:41:21 (PDT)
Dennis Brown
George Tsaconas <>
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Crystal Bay, NV USA - Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 19:56:21 (PDT)
It's nice to see the names of old friends and acquaintances. For the moment, I'm out of the centers of action (Nebraska) and will be unable to attend the reunion. Thanks for establishing a virtual version. Are any of you out there? -- Robert Brown, Quincy Woodson, Ralph Fong, Erin Donahue, Ricky Nishita, Mark Robinson, Clarence Jackson, Oscar Bradley, Sasha Peters....?
Larry Becker <>
USA - Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 15:51:15 (PDT)
Thanx to the organizers of this. Looking forward to a groovy time! Or is that backwards?
Warren Seward <>
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El Cerrito, CA USA - Thursday, September 04, 1997 at 01:08:13 (PDT)
Please let the reunion people know that I was NOT in the class of 77, but the class of 78! Thank you.
Andres Fernandez <2233 Marin Ave.>
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Berkeley, CA USA 94707 - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 10:35:33 (PDT)
Has it really been 20 years? Rip Van Winkle wouldn't have missed a thing. How wonderful to hear from all you beautiful people. I'll be in Italy during the month of October, but I wanted to let you know that I'm still here. Hi to Eric Arndt and Mark Williams. Has anyone kept in touch with Jim McKinney? Much love and laughter on the 20th reunion.
Chris Decker <>
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San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 12:55:06 (PDT)
Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing all that funky music!!
Nick Gibbens <>
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San Rafael, CA USA - Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at 11:39:40 (PDT)
I agree that the price of the event ticket is steep for some and the committee discussed quite a bit. But, that's why we included the potluck picnic so those that couldn't come to Sat. event could come Sun. That's what happens when you sponsor an event like this and don't have much seed money Sorry.
Sunshine Michelle Coleman Lambright <>
Oakland, CA USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 22:02:37 (PDT)

Jeff Goshay <>
Kentfield, CA USA - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 20:36:51 (PDT)

Todd Gray <>
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San Francisco, CA USA - Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 19:36:16 (PDT)
Hi Nice Idea... Is this Ellen? friends with Pammy, Tricia, & Alex? I'm looking into traveling to the renunion. I was the one with long hair and (oh alot of us had long hair didn't Well hope to see you and great site!!!
Lori (Hackett) Dekker <>
Key Largo, FL USA - Thursday, August 21, 1997 at 17:52:22 (PDT)
I am looking forward to the reunion. I am excited about seeing old friends and re-acquainting ourselves!
Renita D. Rhone-Williams <>
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Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 14:45:14 (PDT)
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone after 20 years! Check out this site "A Net Source". It is a site reviewing the best sites on the web. Also there is a Mall for your shopping convenience.
Stephen Blodgett <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 19:09:30 (PDT)
I am class of 1978, but I heard about the site, and wanted to see who had written in.
Nancy (Briar) Backman <>
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Kirkland, WA USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 09:39:15 (PDT)
Tadashi Nakadegawa <>
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Oakland, CA USA - Monday, August 18, 1997 at 08:44:26 (PDT)
The BHS Reunion T-Shirts are coming! Check out the T-Shirt design and ordering information on the T-Shirt page... BHS Class of 77 T-Shirts
James Reeves <>
Saratoga, CA USA - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 23:29:05 (PDT)
pretty scary..looking forward to it, and is it true that the reunion is going to held at Senior and Grizzly
Keith Briar <>
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San Francisco, ca USA - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 17:50:43 (PDT)
Wow, man. I think I missed MY reunion. What happened to 1996? I can't believe it's been .... 21 years! Cheers to all and for those who remember ... The Road.
Dave Lesher <>
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Sacramento, Ca USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 13:13:43 (PDT)
Great job pulling all of this together, folks. I look forward to October.
Steve Wollenberg <>
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San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 11:03:41 (PDT)
Isn't this Great! Thanks to all who are doing the work putting this together. Hey I am still in Berkeley. Email me. I hope the $100 price tag does not deter anyone from attending.
Rick Sweeney <>
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Berkeley, ca USA - Monday, August 11, 1997 at 00:24:37 (PDT)
Hi again. Just got my invitation to the party in the mail, and I wanted to coment about the price. I personally don't have a problem with it, since I currently have a good job, but I worry about some of our peers who might not be doing so well. This would exclude them based on income, and it doesn't seem fair. I understand that it costs a lot to put on something like this, so I was wondering if there would be some way to make allowances. Whaddaya think, organization committee?
Rachel Davis <>
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Walnut Creek, CA USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 12:10:27 (PDT)
Thank you James for creating this web site. It is incredible to think that we graduated 20 years ago. I look forward to catching up on the lives of many high school friends with whom I have lost touch. Yes, my married name is the same as my maiden name, just spelled differently!
Ann Wolff (formerly Wolfe) <>
Mountain View, CA USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 17:20:41 (PDT)
Hey guys ... I'm not from you rclass, school, city or state but I am organizing our Class O' 77 reunion here in Austin, TX. Got any good ideas? We are planning a 70 fashion show and awards. I think this site is great. Good luck! And "Oh Thank Heaven for the Class of '77"! (Hey, it was the 70s ... what do you expect?)
James Salas
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Austin, TX USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 16:34:03 (PDT)
It has only been five years since the last one, right? Time flies with work, kids and other family matters and you don't remember that it has been 20 YEARS! since high school. This a great website to check out. I'm seeing names that I have not seen in a long time. I have talked with Chris Comfort and he is planning to come to the reunion. Does anyone know the whereabouts of one Oscar Bradley ?
Tim McElheney <>
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Elk Grove, Ca USA - Thursday, August 07, 1997 at 09:41:22 (PDT)

Brad Allen <>
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San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 10:45:50 (PDT)
This is really too cool. I can't believe it has been 20 years already! I dont feel (eek!) almost 40... Ellen, James - great to hear that you're still around! I will be at the reunion - wouldn't miss it for the world, so will Heidi, trying to convince the guys it would be fun... but not being BHS grads... Look forward to seeing all of you in October!
Margaret Keith Mentakis <>
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Elk Grove, CA USA - Friday, July 25, 1997 at 13:46:10 (PDT)

USA - Friday, July 25, 1997 at 03:45:11 (PDT)
Virtual Yellowjackets... Glad I finally took my old pal Dennis Brown's advice and visited this website... Any other alums barking up the writing/filmmaking/theatre/comics/interactive, etc., & et al. trees? Maybe we should form some kinda arts caucus and help each other along... (I actually got a theatre piece out of our 10 yr. reunion, which I workshopped down here in L.A. -- these reunion things are *redolent*!)... Expatriated down here for awhile, married & parenting and missing the north -- which I don't get to visit often enough... Looking forward to our double--decade rendezvous! Cheers...
Mark Williams <>
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Studio City, CA USA - Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 14:37:53 (PDT)
Just wanted to let folks know that I have been in touch with Russell Barnett, Scott Hansen, Karen San Martin, Alison (Dundes) Renteln and Paul Renteln. They will spread the "reunion word" to those they keep in contact with. I also "saw" Marilyn Adamson and the mother of Jason Winett, but unfortunately I wasn't able to make contact with either of them. Guess that is what happens when one doesn't leave Berkeley!
Mindy Scharlin <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 21:28:28 (PDT)
James, thanks lots for taking the initiative to create such a sight that so many are enjoying. Looks great! I'm an active committee member and am plugged into the details. Expecting a great turnout and events (including picnic). Everyone help spread the word and ensure the reunion success. It will take us all to create that success. Look forward to seeing many of you in October. For those of you who can't make it stay in touch and you can order t-shirts, memories books and still be included. Enjoy your day!!
Sunshine Michelle Coleman Lambright <>
USA - Friday, July 18, 1997 at 18:25:43 (PDT)
I can't believe that it has been 20 years... Looking forward to the reunion in October. Until then I'll be working hard on the committee.
Daphne Moore <>
Oakland, ca USA - Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at 11:30:59 (PDT)
I just read all the comments for the first time. This is really a great idea, I am so proud of James for producing it.(James is my husband) I look forward to the reunion, I don't think we have changed too much, it will be interesting to see what other people think. Barbie,if you ever see Margaret, Gordy or Heidi please say 'hi' for us.
Ellen (Degnan) Reeves <>
Located us through my husband :-)
Saratoga, CA USA - Monday, July 14, 1997 at 22:04:22 (PDT)
I ran into j. cobb in NYC, we traded E-mail addresses, and she forwarded this website address to me. What a blast from the past to see so many familiar names! Hope I can make it to the reunion in October! I'll spread the word to my other class of '77 friends. Thanks so much to all who have contributed to organizing this site and the parties to come!
Barbara Ruskin <>
Located us through an Email message
New York, NY USA - Monday, July 14, 1997 at 19:02:13 (PDT)
Hey there, another stow-away fromthe class of "78 just wanted to say hi to any of my "older" pals, from class of "77. anyone from the school of the arts out there.
Steve Linsley <>
Located us through a search engine
West Hollywood, ca USA - Friday, July 11, 1997 at 12:16:45 (PDT)
Thanks for having a web site to make future connections with old classmates.
Robert Lewis <>
Located us through an Email message
El Cerrito, CA USA - Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 22:33:54 (PDT)

Jennifer Cobb <>
Located us through a friend
Chatham, NY USA - Tuesday, July 08, 1997 at 11:44:44 (PDT)
Hey! Things have changed since 1977!!! Wow, Jonathon Lowell, how the heck are you??? I know where Jim Dougherty is but not George Dougherty. Hope to hear from more folks before October!
Mindy Scharlin <>
Located us through a friend
Berkeley, CA USA - Monday, July 07, 1997 at 21:38:50 (PDT)
Wow, I was looking at our yearbook today- sure doesn't seem like that was twenty years ago! I remember us as having really wild hair and fashions, but to me today we look like normal kids. Of course our jeans were tight, not baggy like today, but hey, fashions change. I'm welcome to hearing from others who were at BHS in the seventies, at the time I couldn't wait to get out, but looking back now, twenty years later, they were some pretty good times. As they say "youth is wasted on the young". To Steve from Australia: yes, I know the whereabouts of both Charles McNeal and Laura Gorton now Laura West. If you wish to contact them, please e-mail me, as I don't have e-mail addresses for them to give you. Eric Warren
Eric Warren <>
USA - Monday, July 07, 1997 at 21:19:19 (PDT)

Eric Warren <>
Located us through a postcard in the mail
Oakland, Ca USA - Monday, July 07, 1997 at 12:50:39 (PDT)
Hello fellow BHSers! Looking forward to the reunion! I'm not in the yearbook since I graduated in Jan 77, but I just looked through it and remember a lot of the faces!
Rachel Davis <>
Located us through an Email message
Walnut Creek, CA USA - Sunday, July 06, 1997 at 10:46:10 (PDT)
20 years already, Don't YOU ALL feel sooooo young!!!!! Can't wait to see all of you at the reunion. If anyone is into Health and Nutrition, please check out my website. It is (a little plug there: *))
Kathy Holland <>
Located us through an Email message
Hayward, CA USA - Thursday, July 03, 1997 at 23:03:22 (PDT)
Greetings all! Looking forward to getting together in October. I just attended a 20th reunion of Miramonte High School in Orinda -- it made me quite homesick for Berkeley and pleased that I attended BHS!
Jonathan Lowell <>
Located us through a postcard in the mail
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, July 03, 1997 at 16:06:27 (PDT)
There's lots of people I'd love to hear from -- Terri, Dominique, Susan & Susan, Giovanna, Jenny, Virginia, Simone, Nancy, Eric -- you know who you are! Hope all's great in wonderful Berkeley. I miss it, but I'm enjoying life in the Windy City, with friends, family, and two kids, Calvin and Natalie. :-)
Becky Chambers <>
Located us through an Email message
munster, IN USA - Thursday, July 03, 1997 at 09:23:22 (PDT)
I'm class of '75, actually, but I see there are a few other non-'77 folks here so I guess I'm eligible. Love to see some of us from'74, '75, '76 post, too. A L S O : If enough of you from any of these classes have AOL addresses, maybe we can set up a chatroom now and then, and have some virtual mini-reunions. AOL isn't good for much, but that's one thing we could take advantage of. Anyway, if you DO have an AOL address or know of a classmate who does, please post it here. Or feel free to email me. It would be fun to be reminded of some of those old familiar (and unfamiliar) faces.
Michael Grossman <>
Located us through a search engine
New York, NY USA - Monday, June 30, 1997 at 16:42:59 (PDT)
Hello to all my old compatriots who may happen to see this. Send some e-mail and let's begin our reunion early. I am still in touch with many of the old friends.
Anthony Hill <>
Located us through the phone hot line
Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 18:13:29 (PDT)
This is a nice site! Interesting hearing from you Lyndelle, we go all the way back to Jefferson and Longfellow. Say, where is Michael Poe?
USA - Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 19:47:08 (PDT)
Just wondering what has happened to all of my fellow "Yellow Jacket" classmates?
Lyndelle McCullough <>
CA USA - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 13:11:33 (PDT)
I'm going into BHS next year as a freshman and I am interested in all that it has to offer. Please send me info on how to get into honors math classes if I took pre-algebra in 8th grade.
Owen Gould <>
Located us through a search engine
Berkeley, CA USA - Friday, June 13, 1997 at 12:42:14 (PDT)
Now living in New York City after spending years traveling the planet. Australia was my most recent home. If you're ever in NYC let me know. Eric
Eric Arndt <>
Located us through a friend
New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 12:40:32 (PDT)
Thanks for doing this.
Eric Arndt <>
Located us through a friend
New York, NY USA - Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 12:23:32 (PDT)
Well not too many people are writing comments in the guest book so I thought I would! If you have any interesting stories about how you found out about the reunion you should post them here. I hope you enjoy the web site and the reunion!
James Reeves <>
Located us through a friend
Saratoga, CA USA - Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 23:48:39 (PDT)
Well, actually I'm an imposter. I'm from the great class of '78. But I'm now teaching science at BHS, and would like to offer a tour of campus to any folks returning for the renuion. We opened the completely remodeled G building last year, and are opening the new H building this summer. Lots has changed since we were students. I'm also working on the BHS web page, and we are trying to create an online alumni database. If any of you have CGI experience and would like to help with this project, please drop me an email. Good luck with your reunion. Let me know if a group wants a tour (we'll only hit you up lightly for contributions!!) Lee Trampleasure
Lee Trampleasure <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Saturday, June 07, 1997 at 23:50:04 (PDT)
just trying to find something to do
ms USA - Monday, May 26, 1997 at 10:59:16 (PDT)
What a great idea, a twenty year reunion. I am definitely interested. I will tell anyone I can. Since I have lived on the East Coast (NYC) for the past twenty years I have really lost touch. I am in the yearbook, and would love to hear from anyone from anyone that attended BHS at that time. Ian K. Fisher
Ian K. Fisher <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Monday, May 12, 1997 at 07:45:03 (PDT)
Looking forward to the 20 year reunion
James Reeves <>
Saratoga, CA USA - Friday, May 09, 1997 at 08:02:43 (PDT)

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