For people who attended Crawford High School or would have attended if they hadn't
moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

January 29, 2015

Susan Marshall Gordon was stunned to see the photos of Doug Kelimoff at 5495 Redwood.  It's the house she grew up in, except for the short time the family lived in Washington DC and rented out the house.  Susan's mother Larraine passed away on January 8th and there will be an Open House on the 31st.  Doug Kelimoff has accepted Susan's invitation to attend.

David Swinington has posted on Facebook a 1947 shot of the Swinington family home at 4355 Bonillo Dr

Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page has posted new photos in

Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 22, 2016

Foundation member Susan Marshall Gordon '64 is still hoping for a portable air conditioning unit for the Crawford Student Store.  Email Susan at if you can help.

After three years in the Manzanita League, Crawford is returning to the City Conference.  The Colts left the City to get their football program in order. That was accomplished as Crawford won the Manzanita League title and finished 10-3 overall, losing 21-7 to Coronado in the section Division V title game last season.  The City, like the North County Conference, will releague every two years.

Here is what the City leagues will look like for the 2016 football season:

League 1 — Cathedral Catholic, Madison, Mira Mesa, Point Loma, St. Augustine.
League 2 — Christian, Lincoln, Mission Bay, Morse, Scripps Ranch.
League 3 — Hoover, La Jolla, Patrick Henry, Serra, University City.
League 4 — Clairemont, Coronado, Crawford, Kearny, San Diego.

The City Conference leagues will be called City, Central, Eastern and Western, but names have not yet been assigned.

Doug Kelimoff lived at 5495 Redwood Street when this photo was taken in 1955.  The family moved to El Cajon the following year and he graduated from Grossmont in 1969.  Click HERE if you'd like to see the rest of the snapshots he shared.

Kathy Keeyes Antus '68 sends a link to "Gratitude" the 6-minute film her classmate Louie Schwartzberg shared during a TED talk.

I'm trying to get caught up on the Golden Anniversary Pacers.  Click HERE to check out the November 10, 1965 issue.  Candy Groves was elected Homecoming Queen, Linda Todd was named ROTC Cadet Queen, Peggi Blackman was chosen November Girl of the Month and Steve Luttbeg and June Reznikoff were the Senior Sketches

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 15, 2016

Just in case you missed it, Item 31 on Tuesday's City Council docket proclaimed January 12, 2016, to be "Ron (Cannon Man) Dixon Day" in the City of San Diego.  KUSI did a nice piece on the Class of '64 Colt.  Click HERE to watch the video.

Remember those photos of East San Diego I shared a couple of weeks ago?  Here's one I didn't include because I had no idea where it was taken.  Vintage San Diego's Greg Mays says it's around 53rd and El Cajon.  Click HERE to see an enlargement.

A fascinating San Diego street map surfaced on Facebook this week.  I'm going to place the date as 1935.  Maybe you can find clues that will lead to a more accurate guess.  Click HERE to check out a larger version.

This week we're sharing the Golden Anniversary Pacer from October 1, 1964.  Tom Patterson and Jeannie Lynch were the Senior Sketches subjects and Diana Lee was named Girl of the Month.  Click HERE to peruse all four pages.

Phil Catalfo '68 sends word of the passing of one of Crawford's memorable teachers, Richard Brosio, last Friday.  Click HERE to read more.

My classmate Terry Bellville passed away December 22, 2015 in Green Valley, Arizona.  Click HERE to read his obituary, sign the guest book and/or learn more about his services to be held January 23rd in Sahaurita, Arizona.

Patricia Ann Goldstein '78 passed away September 17, 2015 after a three-year battle with liver cancer.  She is survived by Darlene Golstein Wilkinson '67 and Jerry Goldstein '69.  Click HERE to read a lengthy obituary.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 8, 2016

You never know what you're going to come up with when you go digging for something.  Owen Western found this San Diego City Schools photo the Cougar staff used on the cover of the 1959 Horace Mann annual.  Click HERE to enjoy an enlarged version.

I had nothing else to do, so I pulled out my copy of the 1959 Cougar, scanned all 58 pages, and posted it on Facebook (a lot easier than uploading it to my web site, and a better way to view it also). Click HERE if you've got Facebook and want to take a look.

I like totally forgot to resume the Golden Anniversary Pacer entry when the 2015-2016 school year began (and nobody out there reminded me).  We'll try to catch up.  Click HERE to take a look at the publication issued September 16, 1965.

Just in case you missed it, one of the 807 new California laws for 2016 designates lace lichen, commonly known as Spanish Moss, as California's official lichen.  Inquiring minds want to know these things.

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1, 2016

Toyota of Poway advertised heavily during yesterday's college football games, promising "no payments 'til 2016".    Time to pay up.

Eileen Schwartz Kolkey says that Casa Adams, 3038 Adams Avenue, is owned by the people that once ran Julio's Restaurant and uses the same recipes.  Check out their MENU.  Get back to me if you try it and like it, and I'll get back to Eileen.

The Aunt Emma's menu posted a while back got Julie Eskew Daniels thinking about Don's Hamburgers.  I'm reprising a Golden Oldie photo I took in 1959.  I'm not sure if I was taking a picture of the Don's Hamburger sign and a girl got in the way or -- wait a minute -- it's coming back to me now.  Click HERE to see an enlargement of the photo.

Maybe Christmas wasn't the best time to ask you to help out Crawford's Basketball team, so I'll give it another shot.  Click HERE to check out their GoFundMe page.  They'll go up against Point Loma on Tuesday at 5:15 PM

Earl Altshuler spoke with Coach Sandback last weekend.  They're still planning a get together this summer for baseball alumni.  Email Earl at if you'd like to be included.