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.

Check out the Crawford High web site.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 26, 2016

Yesterday my computer hiccuped and belched, then coughed up a hairball containing 136 email responses dating back to August 19, 2015.  Who can figure this stuff out?  Luckily they were mostly of the "I'm on vacation and can't access my email" type of missive, but some of them required action or had important information.  I'll work through them as quickly as I can.

This shot of lower Broadway, looking east from Pacific Highway, pops up every so often on Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page.  It was taken sometime prior to 1949, when the last streetcar made its run.  You can see a "modern" Class 7 streetcar heading up Broadway, and an older streetcar stopped at the far left at the Santa Fe railroad station.

Steve Schlesinger '83 shares a link to a CBS video on Julie Swann Paez '83, injured in the San Bernardino shootings.  Click HERE to watch it.  There was also an article in the Los Angeles Times

Tuesday's Union-Tribune had a nice article about "Mr. H.", a volunteer at Crawford's New Arrival Center.  Click HERE to read it.

Here's a color shot of the Homecoming Court from the 1971 Centaur.  I couldn't quite figure out who was who.  Click HERE for a larger photo.  Get back to me with the names.

Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016

The refurbished Silverado Ballroom was opened to the public this past Wednesday.  Click HERE to read the article in the San Diego Union Tribune -- and HERE to read more about the ballroom on my web site.

Dave Swinington '65 posted a photo of his 1953 Dodge Meadowbrook surf wagon on Facebook.  I've taken the liberty of adding it to my Cars We Drove To School page.

We're just about caught up with the Golden Anniversary Pacers.  Click HERE to check out the issue from February 3, 1966.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 12, 2016

NOT MUCH HAPPENING this week of interest to former Colts.  At least the police weren't on campus to escort any teachers to the Grey Bar Hotel.

Jan Bremner Hall and Jennifer Tineo Graham are organizing the Class of '66 50th Anniversary Reunion, to be held the weekend of October 14th at the Mission Valley Marriott.  Jan will be the Point of Contact if you have questions.  Her email is   If you have some spare time check out my Class of '66 Missing List and let me know if you have addresses for any of the folks mentioned.

Here's the Radio 91 KDEO "Fabulous 40" list for January 5, 1962.

Boy, the 6-page Golden Anniversary Pacer for January 20, 1966 is chock full of goodies.  Sandy Kramer was selected Girl of the Month and Gary Gordon's '57 Vette was named Pacer Car of the Month.  I enjoyed the ad for Le Mans Miniature Model Car Racing center on 54th and University.  I had forgotten about "slot cars".

Dennis Snead ’73 passed away February 8th.  Services will be held at 1:30 on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary in Canoga Park.  Click HERE to sign the Guest Book

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

Crawford Spanish teacher Toni Nicole Sutton was escorted from campus last Thursday by police and arrested on suspicion of engaging in an unlawful sexual act with a student.  Ay caramba!!  Click HERE to read more and HERE for a video.

Sorry there's no link here.  I just got a kick out of this 1953 Boys' Life cover posted on Facebook.

I'm still trying to get up to date with the Golden Anniversary Pacers.  Here's the 6-page issue from November 24, 1965.

The Crawford Alumni Association reports the death of two Colts, but I can't confirm their passing

Rollie Buckallew '59 • January 29, 2016

Jeri McGuire Gutowski '65 • November 23, 2015