Encina High School Class of 1981 homepage

Reunion contact:  Melissa Tovar

Event: Five Year Multi-Class Reunion (1978-1982)

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Scotts Seafood on the River
Cost: $100

There is a FB Reunion Group Page (with hyperlinks to purchase tickets for the venue at Scotts Seafood on the River along with discounted rooms at The Westin Sacramento for EHS 78' - 82' October 15, 2016 Five Year Multi Class Reunion held from 6p - 10p. Tickets are $100 and based on availability as venue limited to 250 people.


Contact Lisa directly with questions:
Lisa Lobsitz Ravel: 916-825-1929


25 year reunion

I have received a couple of emails about our class reunion.  I am reaching out to the class for help.  Although I would be happy to attend, I am unable to coordinate it this time around.  I was injured last year and have  had two knee surgeries, the last one in November. I am still in a lot of pain and am still going through physical therapy.

I recommend using Class Encounters since they have all of our information.

Sorry about this everybody.

Thank you for your understanding!

Melissa Tovar Daily 81


20th reunion: August 11, 2001 at Arden Hills Country Club

Encina Class of 81 Reunion Committee
Melissa Tovar       Sue Cantwell         Jim Dallas      Lisa Ott Williams   Kim Bettencourt Bjorklund   Kim Hanks Laura Storm Wiemer

The 1981 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

Lost Classmates

We've received a list of "lost classmates."  We thought we would ask for your
help.  If you know how to reach anyone of these people, please let me know. 
You can e-mail me directly at melissatovar@aol.com. If you respond to this
e-mail, the whole class gets the message.

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

    Kelly Beard                  Linda Devin         Bryan Duke
    Sheila Fallin              Masoud Farazmand      John Gemelas      Georgia Gerrald
    Cindy Grayson         Lyn Harridge                Nettie Haskett     Jeff  Hasselbacher
    Patricia Howell        Charles Jones               Mark Jones            Stavroula Karras
    Jim Kilty                   Roland King                 William Lewis      Jaling Liu
    Scott Machado         Jan Marshall                 Ladd McConnell  Julie McCoy
    Thomas Moran        Mike Nevin                  Paul Pariseau        Lynda Parks
    Matthew Rector       Rene Rinehart             Scott Salsbury       Rebecca Sanchez
    Victor Sarguis           Scott Skeleton             Randall Strother     Ronald Turner
    Richard Vogelsang   Gregory Wall              Cary Watson           Sheldon Wiley
    Wendy Wit

Any help anyone can give us on getting these people addresses would be greatly appreciated!!


1981 Encinian yearbook
Grade School pictures
Registration information book for 1980-81
EncinAsylum newspapers for 1980-81

In the meantime, if you would like to submit your bio or say anything to your classmates the Encina webmaster will publish it for you on this interim homepage. For a sample see the Class of 1973 bios.

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1981 Headlines
Headline News:
Iran frees US hostages after 444 days of captivity.
President Reagan, his press secretary, & 2 law enforcement officers wounded
by gunman.
Pope John Paul II wounded by gunman.
Sandra Day O'Connor nominated as first woman on US Supreme Court.
Anwar Sadat assassinated by Islamic extremists.
AIDS is first identified.
Prince Charles weds Lady Diana Spencer before worldwide TV audience.

Entertainment News:
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "Chariots of Fire"
Grammy Record of the Year (& top song) - "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Top movie - "Raiders of the Los Ark"
Top TV show - "Dallas"
MTV goes on the air, running non-stop music videos.
Pac-Man mania sweeps the country.

Sports News:
Super Bowl - Oakland Raiders d. Philadelphia Eagles (27-10)
World Series - LA Dodgers d. NY Yankees (4-2)
NBA Championship - Boston Celtics d Houston Rockets (4-2)

Trivia News:
IBM introduces its first personal computer.


Gregory Frank Wall
Greg was born 7-23-1963 and passed away 4-11-2017. Preceded in death by his father Frank A. Wall, Jr., and his brother Randle E. Wall. Survived by his children Sarah, Christopher, Anthony, Ashlie, and Anna Wall; mother Lynne Benson; brother Christopher Wall; and sisters Traci Ditri and Cindy Merical-Cano; plus 12 nephews and his uncle Ken (Jan) Johnson. Greg was heart transplant patient #34; brother Randy was #1, at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Greg loved his cat "Daisy," cooking, sci-fi, and old TV shows. Memorial services to be determined.

Cynthia Hopkins (Cindi) Groesbeck
Beloved wife, devoted mother, cherished aunt, and loyal friend. Born July 19, 1963 in Tucson, AZ, passed away on the morning of November 12, 2014, in Citrus Heights, CA, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Rick; her two sons, Kyle and Evan Nance; her mother, Toni Hopkins; her brother, Bob Hopkins, her sister, Dawn Tilden; her nieces and nephews, Dominic, Brittany, Christopher, Mandy, Nancy and Tommy. She was also affectionately known as Nana to Victoria, D'Angelo, and Liam. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Dr. Stacy D'Andre and Dr. Lee at Sutter Medical Group, and Josh Hein at MD Anderson Medical Group. A memorial service will be held at Folsom Rotary Club House, 7150 Baldwin Dam Road, Folsom, CA, on November 23 at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to WEAVE, Inc., 1900 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. Your friendship, love, laughter, and smile will be missed by all. You had a passion for life and no greater warrior than you to fight a courageous battle with cancer. You definitely have earned your wings.  [Sacramento Bee, Nov. 19, 2014] 

Denise Kwoka wrote:
Occupation: In-Home Health Care Aide and Assistant Teacher @ Rosemont High School
MaritalStatus: Married (again) yah!!!!
Spouse: Jerry Kloak
Children/grandchildren: Danielle Greeson- age 27, Matthew Klaus- age 21, Nicholas Klaus- age 18
SinceGraduation: I moved to Lake Tahoe for a year, then back to Sac. In 1984 had my sweet daughter Danielle and was a single mom for several years.
At that time I was working at an electronics company named Signetics from 1982-1988. Married in 1989, had my first son in 1990 named Matthew and 1993 second son named Nicholas. Moved to Vacaville to live during my marriage which ended in 1997, then back to Sac. Attened ARC and earned an A.A. degress in E.C.E., worked part-time and raised the best children ever as a single mom again. I was divorced for 15 years and worked two jobs. I was able to buy a beautiful house on my own, then a year later meet the man of my dreams. Met in Sept.2010 and married 3 months later. We had a beautiful outdoor wedding in the Capitol City Rose Garden in December 2010. My daughter was my brides-maid and my sons gave me away. I am now the happiest I have ever been. My children like my husband cuz he loves their mother.
Trivia: My 3 last names all begin with a "K" and have 5-letters. In high school I was super skinny, 30 pds under weight, Now I'm 30 pds over weight. Not funny but ironic. I enjoy teaching @ Rosemont High especially math. Math was my most disliked subject @ Encina. Again ironic.
BestFriends: Patty Howell, Cindy Norris, Rhonda Rhea-(we both work for SCUSD, I see her often), Ilona Rice, Georgia Gerrald, Carl Minns, Kim Beatty, Flor Vega, Scott Day. I hope I didn't forget anyone, it has been 30 years.
Hobbies: Being "The Worlds Greatest Mother". I have the trophy from my kids to prove it. Classic Cars- I own a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutless and a 1993 Pontiac Firebird. Gardening and landscaping my big backyard.
Kids: Daughter Danielle T. Greeson, Graduated Hiram Johnson-2002, U.C Davis with a major in European History and minor in Spanish-2009. Graduated with a masters degree in Business Affairs-2011. Very proud! Loves to travel. She is a server and bartender at the local popular restaurants around town.
Son Matthew Klaus, Graduated Vacaville High 2008, Attends ARC and works.
Son Nicholas Klaus, Graduated Vacaville High 2011, Will attend ARC and works
GradeSchool: Saint Ignatius Catholic School
MiddleSchool: Saint Ignatius Catholic School
MemorableTeachers: Mr. Figenshu (Uncle Jack). He passed away November 2005. The family put on a wonderful ceremony, he will be greatly missed
FavoriteMemory: Being on the bowling team with Mr.
Fig as our coach for 2 years. We were the worst team in the league, but we had a great time. Pep Rallies and Football Games with my BFF's.
Siblings: Debbie Kwoka, Mark Kwoka, Mary Kwoka, Tom Kwoka, Paul Kwoka
AlumniInContact: Rhonda Rhea-1981
Comments: Encina Apaches 4f4
Roben Jay Lawrence
Our son Roben passed away 6/17/11. He was born 3/27/63 at Ft. Campbell, Ky. Survived by parents Pat and Maurice Lawrence, sister Suzette Gerring, niece Sarah Gerring, nephews David Gerring and Andrew Lawrence, uncle Dennis Lawrence, aunts Kathy and Joanna Lawrence, cousins Daniel and Megan Lawrence, and his most precious daughter, Amber. A Bon Voyage Rememberance was held 7/16/11 at the Sheepherders Bar and Grill for a total of 90 people to include, 28 Norcal Cobra friends to provide " A Little Send off Noise", closest friends, and several Local 16 Asbestos Workers Union Members. His Life was honored by all. Published in Sacramento Bee from July 21 to July 27, 2011
Our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt and friend, Dr. Denise Woodbury, died May 2, 2010 in Cedar City, Utah. Denise was born October 30, 1964 at Tachikawa Air Base in Tokyo, Japan to Captain John Bryce Woodbury of the United States Air Force and Ranae Raymond Strain Woodbury. She was the third child of four --the only girl--with two older brothers and one younger. The family returned to the United States when she was six months old and for the next several years was stationed at many locations and moved often. Denise often remarked that she never had a really close friend that she enjoyed for more than a year or so and then had to leave them. Denise attended a private school in Sacramento, California, going through an individualized program for 7th to 9th grades in just six months. She went directly to high school since she was too smart and the teachers couldn't teach her anything new. She graduated from high school at the age of 15 and entered college. She graduated from BYU at the age of 18 and was the youngest to do so up to that point, besting her brother John, who received his diploma from BYU at 19 and following in the footsteps of her father, John, also a BYU graduate. From that point on she couldn't stop learning and completed her PhD from the University of Utah. While teaching at Florida State University, she earned a Master's Degree in Psychology and also in subsequent years earned two Master's Degrees in various educational fields. She also taught at BYU-Hawaii, Weber State University, and twice at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Denise was a dedicated educator and served as a professor of finance at SUU in addition to being an advisor to the SIFE club and former President of the Faculty Senate. She truly was a mentor to thousands of students. Her greatest achievement in working with many students was the SIFE program for Students in Free Enterprise--a service organization in the field of business. She received much recognition for her endeavors, including here being the recipient many times of the Sam M. Walton (Wal-Mart) fellowship award. Denise was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many callings including primary teacher, young women's and Temple worker. We are certain a joyous reunion is taking place on the other side as Denise is reunited and preceded in death by her mother Ranae, both her grandfathers, Everett Strain and William Evans Woodbury. Also her grandmother, Verda S. Woodbury. Denise is survived by her father, John Bryce (Joyce) Woodbury of Lawton, Oklahoma (Fomerly of Sacramento, California), grandmother Rowane Bowen of Sacramento, California and brothers John Bryce II (Sharon), Bevan J. (Tammy) and Michael Scott Woodbury, all of Sacramento, California. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:00 am at the Cedar Westview Ward Chapel, 1650 West Center Street, Cedar City. Viewings will be held Friday, May 7, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West Cedar City, Utah and on Saturday from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at the chapel prior to funeral services, all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.southernutahmortuary.com. The family requests donations be made in Denise's name to the "SUU Dr. Denise Woodbury Endowment for Business Students Scholarship" in care of the University's Advancement Office Attention: Lori Blackner, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, Utah 84720.
Roben Lawrence wrote:
Occupation: Mechanical Insulator for 26 yeats now
Spouse: Sheryl Lawrence 83
Children/grandchildren: Amber 16
SinceGraduation: trying to retire XD
Trivia: not really
BestFriends: Randy, Mark, James, Jeff
Hobbies: Gold Dredgeing,RC models, Fishing camping boating, computers,FFXI,plus others too
Kids: She's the best.
GradeSchool: Cottage
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Mr. Ash, he was the best.Mr Lawrence he cracked me up.
FavoriteMemory: Hanging out at the handball courts & mr. stearns room.
Stories: not rt now
Siblings: Suzette 83
AlumniInContact: James Albright 81
Patricia Howell wrote:
Occupation: I work in Law Enforcement
Bio: Helping raise my son to be a wonderfully warm, respectful, loving and hard working member of society. Working, living life.
Trivia: Denise Kwoka and I named our children the same name. My son is Daniel and her daughter is Danielle. They were born 1 year apart but we did not know about the names until we saw each other when our children were 3 and 4.
Friends: Denise Kwoka and Cindy Norris were my best friends and I have not seen either since our children were young. I saw Yon Gomez in the 90's but lost touch - so sad he passed on. I miss John McManus, Carl Minns, Daniel Alger and Rich Scoville.
Hobbies: I love to read!!! I love to walk on the beach when it is rainy and foggy.
Kids: Daniel John Parker 24
I have one son with my first husband. Daniel turned 24 in October. He is active duty with the Navy as a SeeBee. He will be in South Korea next hear - his first overseas tour of duty. I raised my step-daughter Sarsh from age 3 to 15 when I divorced her father and I have 3 step-children with my current husband - Joshua 18, Jake 15 and Ariana 7.
Grade_school: Creekside Elementary K-6
Grade_school_friends: Daniel Alger, Rich Scoville
Junior_high: Howe Avenue 7th & 8th
Junior_high_friends: Daniel and Rich and others I am sure but I can't recall names
Memorable_teachers: I loved Mr. Derderian. He was funny and a wonderful teacher. He made learning to drive an experience I will never forget.
Favorite_memory: Byron Allen dressed up in his Apache Costume cheering with the cheerleaders.
Carrie Lupton wrote:
Occupation: Office Manager-Law Firm
Bio: Married in 1985 had 2 wonderful boys age 18 & 20 Love my job as a Office Manager for a Law Firm in downtown Sacramento.
Friends: Becky Sanchez, Karen Christenson,Jim Parino. See George Champayne around the soccer field once in awhile. Have not seen Johnny Rietter or anybody from the boys soccer team except for George.
Hobbies: Watching my husband race short track and my son race motocross, it takes pretty much of all our time.
Kids: Tanner my 18 year old races motocross and played competetive soccer for 10 years, he works for my husband at Subaru Specialist and Justin my 20 year old played competetive soccer and is going into Department of Corrections.
Grade_school: Sunny Brae ( Los Angeles)
Junior_high: Sutter( Los Angeles)
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Greenwood he was the best
Favorite_memory: Sneaking into the gym at night and playing dodge ball ( bad Jim P.). All the Parties, playing soccer with the girls ( Libby Driscoll, Kim Lamonthe) Getting in trouble from the Wrestling coach for distracting a boy at practice ( Marshall Bliss)
Sibling_info: Kenny Lupton
Kimberly Hanks wrote:
Occupation: Physician Assistant
Bio: I'm having fun. Spending time with friends and family, and loving my job. My son is in college and doing really well. I moved to Trinidad, California and work in the ER. I have so much time now to do so many other things. I reconnected with my cousin and work(play)on their winery when I can.
Friends: My best friends were Nancy Souza, Lisa Perata, Lisa Ott, RoseEllen Johnson and others...
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, jogging, knitting, making soaps and candles, (none of it well) and travelling.
Kids: Chris is 18. He's a freshman in college, and gets into way less trouble than my friends and I used to. In a substance-free dorm. These kids sign contracts! His choice. Funny. He grew his hair long and looks like a little surfer dude. He is a traveller, and has crossed several places off his list already. He stayed on an island off Florida rescuing turtles. You know, I always thought I'd have several kids. I'm pretty happy with the one I have.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Lisa Ott, Angela Helm, Martha Sparling, others
Junior_high: Jonas Salk Junior High
Junior_high_friends: Lisa Ott, Meri Botello, Martha Sparling, others
Memorable_teachers: Senor Gonzales--those leather suits, and what a great guy. My son had his swim team pictures taken by S.Gonzales. Takeuchi-"El Burro Sabe Mas Que Tu."
Favorite_memory: Wow, so many. Fun run, powder-puff football, plays, swim meets, EBS, traveling to Mexico with my spanish class, driving my yellow Chevette onto the Senior Lawn with Baskin Robbins, my brother being caught by the police for trying to cement in "1980" on the Senior Lawn...
Story: Lisa Ott is a fabulous dancer, Nancy Souza has a great voice, Hughie Lukehart likes to eat Sea Urchins(or is it anemones?), Senor Gonzales has a photography business, Mrs. Salinger is actually a very nice person, Archie Ciotti is alive and living in New York, my brother Mike('80)lives in Washington and Steve('78)lives in Arizona.
Monica Souza writes:
Occupation: Student Personnel Assistant: Sacramento City College Cultural Awareness Center
Bio: Still learning about myself and the world. Volunteering for too many organizations. Taking on leadership roles that have taught me a lot. Keeping my 1989 catalog rights for additional educational goals. Spending as much time with my family as I can and running away from it all as often as I can.
Trivia: Never did get grow up.
Friends: My sis, Kathy Morrow, Yon Gomez-will always be in my heart.
Hobbies: My Portuguese Culture, Learning, Gardening, Camping, Volunteering, Traveling the USA and Azores.
Kids: Justina E. Huffman 28
My daughter is awesome. I am very lucky to be her mom. I live because of her.
Grade_school: Woodlake
Grade_school_friends: My sister Nancy
Junior_high: Valle Vista
Junior_high_friends: My sis, Kathy Morrow, Yon Gomez
Memorable_teachers: HS: English Teacher & Art Teacher - can't remember there names but only classes that held my attention.
JrH: Mr. Rau, he was the best; Mrs. Santangelo, she had such great stories about living back east; The Edwards, they pushed us to do more, Mrs. Tollette, her great stories of Mexico; Mrs. Willert, giving us great books to read and talk about.
Favorite_memory: Bus field trip to SF to see Phantom of the Opera - sat with Matt Rector.
Story: #1 Jr vs. Sr Girls Flag Football Game: Intercepting the football and running around in circles until I ran the wrong way and had my flag pulled by Senior Kathy Willis right before I ran into the end zone.
#2 Finding out I was pregnant and being supported by my friends.
Alumni_in_contact: Nancy Mallory, Jim Dallas, Matt Rector
GOMEZ, Yon Zeno
May 8, 1963-Aug 14, 2006
Passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 14, 2006, and now is with the Lord.
Survived by his loving wife Jennifer Gomez, four daughters, two
stepdaughters, mother, stepfather, one brother, and three sisters. He
was a bus driver with R.T. for nine years. Services on Sunday, August
20, at 3:00 PM, at Antelope Christian Center, 4533 Antelope Rd.,
Antelope, CA 95843.
Published in the Sacramento Bee from 8/18/2006 - 8/20/2006.

Traffic - Ailing RT Driver Rams Teen, Dies

A veteran Regional Transit bus driver who experienced a "medical event" Monday moments before plowing his bus into a 16-year-old girl, seriously
injuring her, died shortly after the accident near Antelope. Coroner's officials identified the driver as 43-year-old Yon Gomez of Sacramento.  Gomez was declared dead at Mercy San Juan Medical Center about an hour after the 1 p.m. wreck on Watt Avenue, south of Elverta Road.

The girl, whose name was not released by authorities, was in serious condition Monday evening at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, according to
the California Highway Patrol.

Firefighters and CHP officers were called to the scene near a commercial center where they found the injured girl, the incapacitated driver and an "obliterated" bus stop, said Capt. Jeff Lynch, spokesman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, which responded to the scene. "There was nothing left but debris," he said of the site.

Lynch said the bus driver experienced an unspecified medical emergency that caused him to lose consciousness and control of the bus. About six
passengers were aboard the bus on Route No. 19 to the Watt/I-80 light-rail station when they reportedly heard a thud, then spotted the driver slumped on the floor of the bus, RT spokesman Mike Wiley said. The vehicle veered into the bus stop, striking the girl and dragging her about 40 feet, before ramming into at least one parked car and then a tree, Lynch said.

Two other passengers complained of minor injuries and were taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center on Morse Avenue.

Wiley said the bus driver was a nine-year veteran of RT and had passed his last medical evaluation 18 months ago. An autopsy is scheduled to be
performed this week to determine Gomez's cause of death. Published in the Sacramento Bee 8/15/2006
Matt Rector writes:
Occupation: Union president
Bio: Since my last post I've been elected president of our union, gft, Guam's Local Union.  This has been an incredibly fullfilling adventure for me.  Since being elected we've doubled our membership, organized a dozen new units and become the largest most powerfull union in the western Pacific.  We had great success over the last couple of years and we hope to continue our growth and our ability to win a better life for our members and their families.
Trivia: Since last post I've met John Kerry, John Sweeney, Edward Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Steve Buscimi, Ed McElroy and Antonia Cortese.  I marched in an 8000 person protest at the WTO meeting in Hong Kong where I was the personal escort of John Sweeney (pres AFL-CIO), and I've met with labor leaders from all over Asia, Australia, Europe and the US.
Friends: Tony Valle and I'm sure a bunch more
Hobbies: Currently I work 80 hours a week trying to improve our little corner of the world for our members and their families.  I suppose my newest hobby would be politics.  Guam practices what I like to call full contact democracy and we're learning to play a positive and effective roll.
Kids: Still only dogs, but we're working on it
Grade_school: Plenty of Union training schools as of late
Grade_school_friends: Jim Fig
Junior_high: Valle Vista
Junior_high_friends: Yon Gomez, Don Wright
Memorable_teachers: Can't remember (sad for a teacher)
Favorite_memory: It has to be one of the many excellent parties
Carl Minns writes:
Occupation: I wear several hats:  I work part-time in a small factory, primarily as a wood worker.  I also am acting Ambassador of Oaksterdam, CA, a PR position for this cannabis friendly tourist region of Oakland, sister city of Amsterdam. I am also an ambassador to our senior community, as I have delivered for Meals On Wheels in Alameda County for 3 years now.
Bio: Hard to put on "paper"  25 years, Oy!  Driving, a lot of driving. But, when you have extraordinary automobiles...I get invited to lots of places right here in our own little Pacific coast, and I accept invitations. Can't remember em all. I did invest quite a few (thousands) hours in the Towe Auto Museum on Front Street. I'm responsible for a large portion of the exhibitry there. Living a very Bohemian life. College? I have approximately 76 units from Sacramento City and Vista Community(Bkly) Colleges, and I didn't get those until I was 38.  I'm an untrained artist and craftsman. Right now, I'm taking up blacksmithing
Trivia: My 40th year was my most interesting. I got married on the steps of SF City Hall in 2004 and was interviewed by Channel 3 for my friends and family in Sacramento.  I was paid for my first permanent public installation at the Towe Museum and later the same year broke the mold for their installations by setting up their first ArtCar installation. Three days later I left the country for the first time for Nicaragua. An 11 day excursion that took me by chicken bus, boat, and plane across the beautiful wretched country.  Before the year was out, I was in the press 4 times, I was asked to be with my best friend when she delivered her baby, which I did, my marriage collapsed dramatically and surprisingly I found the real love of my life in my other best friend, George.  All this, just 9 years after a physician told me that I had AIDS and would be dying shortly.
Friends: Cindy Norris, Denise Kwoka, Patty Howell, Noni Rice, Rhonda Rhea, David Smail, Andi Goldstein, Dean Sinander, Scott Coleman, John
Coleman, Valerie Litton, Ross Frank, Steve Brown
Hobbies: Car Culture. 4:20 Culture, World Culture   What truly defines me are 2 things: Car Culture.  In 1993, I painted my rusty 61 Ford Galaxie in a psychedelic fashion, purely on a whim. For ten years, the DinoRide graced the roads of Sacramento, til I moved to the East Bay. I still have that car and 2 engines and over 100K miles later, it is one of many ArtCars on the road that has become truly iconic and helped to not only define who I am, but animate and entertain those who see my art. 
Also, I have Beatrice the Model T.  A gift from the universe.  An extraordinary original wooden bodied 1927 Model T Ford.  I got her in 1999 and I drive her all the time, I drove her to SF yesterday!  She is the arguably the most iconic thing on the road in the East Bay.  So much so, that she actually pays for herself, and hopefully one day, a trip to Amsterdam.
Alumni_in_contact:  Cliff Enloe, Traci Ford
Randall Strother writes:
Occupation: sales associate for the home depot for last seven years
Bio: 12-1/2 years in the air force, ended up in florida, 5 years with scotty's inc, moved to dallas texas, working for the home depot last seven years.
Friends: roben lawrence, james albright, mark moon.
Hobbies: collecting just about anything (cards,matchbooks,keychains,buttons, hats,movies, etc.)
Grade_school: cottage
Grade_school_friends: roben lawrence, mark moon
Junior_high: howe ave and bramwell (w.va.)
Memorable_teachers: mr. lawrence, funny
Favorite_memory: graduating
Melissa Tovar writes:
Occupation: Registered Sales Assistant
Bio: Working in the financial services since 1990. I am currently working for Park Avenue Securities and have been for the past five years. I got married in August of 2004 for the first time.
Trivia: I just got married for the first time at the age of 41. It took a while for my knight in shining armor to come along!
Friends: Sandee Moore, Steve Brown. Angel Gottlieb, Polly Esparcia and Sue Cantwell. I still see Sue We were in each others weddings. I also still
see Angel. I have not talked to Sandee, Steve or Polly in ages.
Hobbies: Love to travel. I love to gamble, listen to music and do Karaoke on occasion.
Kids: None yet.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Sue Cantwell, Polly Esparcia, Steve Cavros
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Sue Cantwell, Polly Esparcia, Angel Gottlieb
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima and Mr. Gonzales. I loved the Mexico trip.
Favorite_memory: The plays that I was in and the Mexico trip.
Sibling_info: Cruz Tovar, 82
Tim Crowley writes:
Occupation: Real Estate Investments
Bio: I graduated from CSUS in '87 (I was on the 6 year plan). That same year I got married to my beautiful wife Michelle. After graduating from college I worked with my brother in a new start-up company investing in Real Estate. Although this was a good life, my wife and I had always felt called to full-time Christian work. So after 5 years working with my brother, my wife and I packed all our earth possessions and our 3 kids and worked for 2 years with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) a Christian missionary organization. After our time with YWAM we came back to SACTO where I began work with a company called International Billing Services (IBS). While working at IBS I was working part-time as a youth pastor at a new church called Harvest Community Church in Roseville, CA. I eventually became a full-time youth pastor at Harvest. In 2001, I felt lead to go back to school and get a Masters in Theology. At that time I stepped down from working full-time at Harvest and went back to work with my brother whose small start-up business back in 1987 had twenty-years under its belt. I have been working in Real Estate Investments for the last three years, and also going to school part-time. My wife and I have been married for 17 years this July 2004 and blessed! I can't wait to see what the future holds.
Friends: My good friends were Craig Walker, Lori Hansen, John Bell, Lisa Hookano, Laurie Peterson, Marshawn Hookano, Cherie Teirney, Cathy Clemens, Lori Pasley and Jeff Philpott
Hobbies: I like golf (but don't play much). I love to spend time with my family.
Kids: Joshua just turned 16 years and is taller than me and is driving and has committed relationship to God.
Bethany is 15 years, beautiful, sweet and loves Jesus.
Anna is 13 years and is funny and has a great singing voice. She keeps the whole family laughing. She wants to use her talents to serve God.
Grade_school: LA Baptist
Grade_school_friends: People I try to see 3-5 times a year: Cherie Tierney(Masterson), Lori Pasley (Macel)
People I have run into people. Lisa Hookano, Lori Hansen, Shawn Zauch, Joey Blair, Guy Chaffin, Cathy Clemans, Jo Tierney, John Bell
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: Jeff Philpott, John Bell
Memorable_teachers: Mr Coke, Miss Waters, Coach Miller
Favorite_memory: Playing football and friends I made
Leonidas Tasakos writes:
Occupation: state of california.state record center,1 year 8mo.started part time in 2000 than went to janitorial year 2 mo.
Bio: worked full time with my dad in the restaurant business untill 1990.dad retired.i left went on my own doing odd jobs.got married 2 of course got
divorced.now found my best friend getting married in november of 2004 been together for almost 2 years.but no kids.we do want them.Shes originaly from montana and lives here since she was 18.but brother and sister are married sister beautiful daughter and son.my brother beautiful son.they are married.
Friends: from high school george sims my freshman year.if you knew me back then thats why very very shy.
Hobbies: collect sport memorbilies,collecting classic car models.also camping with a good friend of mine and his wife.
Grade_school: michigan
Grade_school_friends: george sim then he left.
Junior_high: jonas salk
Memorable_teachers: mr.halfman and mrs.chambers english.
Favorite_memory: Watching my little brother play football.
Story: mrs.chambers enjoyed listening about greece.
Mark Johnson writes:
Occupation: Strategic Planning / Brand Manager
Bio: BA from University of Maryland, MBA from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After working in San Francisco and London, I ended up in Germany in1986. In the first 8 years in Munich, I finished my business studies (US Universities in Germany), played music with a lot of bands, and then went to work for a music publisher. Later, I worked for Merck & Co for 7 years. In 2000, changing to Eli Lilly brought me to Bad Homburg, Germany for 4 Years. Now I am going back to Munich. Since I have been in Germany so long, my family is; of course, heavily influenced by the German culture - my wife, Elke, is German and our daughter, Livia who was born in 1996, has both U.S. and German passports.
Trivia: I originally set-out during a college break to seek a four-month adventure in Europe. To prepare for this tour, I bought a backpack and asked my friend's brother to sew a shoulder strap on my trumpet case. My goal was to experience what a professional musician's life could be like - with focus on breaking into a music scene where no one knew me. After short start-up problems, I became very active with music. The four-month trip has turned out to be already almost 20 years (and still counting...).
Friends: Although my circle of friends had changed with the different stages of my life - especially at that age --, I have fond memories of several music and drama people. I also remember the fun I had with classmates in Mr. Greenwood's psychology class and Mrs. Saladin's public speaking course. Due to my distant location on the other side of the ocean, I have unfortunately lost contact with all previous friends in Sacramento.
Hobbies: Composing, performing and producing music
Kids: I enjoy teaching my daughter, Livia, English and German at the same time. I speak English to her and read Dr. Seuss books, etc. at night - at the moment, she understands everything but always replies in German.
Favorite teachers: Teachers who very positively impacted my life were Mrs. Saladin, Mr. Carey, Bill Wise, Kurt Pearsall, and Mr. Greenwood. Special thanks to Bill Wise for getting me started with jazz music, this became the best tool in life for me.
Jeff Greco writes:
Occupation: Network System Analyst
Bio: Well i went to USC for a yeaar and then i decided that was not for me. I we out and stated a race team and Drag raced a Top Alcohol Dragster for 16 years. I was hurt and found my self with out a Career. I had to go back to School. I have never turn on a computer and a friend of mine said you like fixing things so try it. Well Now I teavle around the US and Canada and install computer networks and software packages. I also teach how to use the computers and the software.
Hobbies: Still love to race cars and Travle
Kids: I have a 16 year son His name is Ren. He is to smart for his own good. Great kid i have to say he teaches me things all the time.
Grade_school: Creekside
Grade_school_friends: Danny Alger
Junior_high_friends: Danny Alger
Registered Nurse. Born Sept. 12, 1963, found peace Nov. 5, 2003. A native of Sacramento. Susan leaves behind her mother Judy, son Nick, daughter Elisa, grandmother Dorothy and papa, the late Bill Barkhurst. Susan will be missed beyond explanation by dozens of her "very best friends" and kindred spirits. Please join us in a celebration of her life on Friday, November 14 at 2:00 PM. Simple Traditions, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael, 488-2894. Published in the Sacramento Bee on 11/13/2003.
Passed peacefully into God's hands on March 26, 2003. She leaves behind her three beautiful children, Neil, Zack and Kayla, her loving mother Linda Dickson, three sisters Cherie, Gracie and Lorie, one brother Richard, 4 nieces, 4 nephews, and one great-niece. Graveside services April 4th at 1pm at Fair Oaks Cemetery, 7780 Olive. She was loved and will be missed by many.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 4/2/2003.
Sacramento Bee, March 12, 1992
In Folsom on March 9, 1992, aged 29 years. A lifetime resident of Sacramento. He graduated from Encina High School in 1981 and served in the US Army as a Sgt. and an Airborne Ranger. Beloved son of Sally Ann Nevin of Orangevale and Jack Nevin of Sacramento. Loving brother of David Nevin of Sacramento, Jack Nevin, Jr. of Germany, Linda Nevin of Orangevale, and Anne Carter of Sacramento. Internment at Mount Vernon Memorial Park.
Sacramento Bee, June 23, 2002
Born in Sacramento on November 16, 1963, David passed away on June 15, 2002 following a courageous and hard-fought battle with leukemia for more than one year. A resident of Sacramento for most of his life, he attended local schools, including Encina High School. He then attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he developed a keen and long-lasting interest in computer science and ultimately majored in that subject. Following his graduation from Hope in 1985, David was employed as a computer programmer and analyst for various firms in the Sacramento area and in Denver, Colorado. He returned to Sacramento from Denver and founded his own computer consulting firm "The Data Retrievers," which he successfully operated and directed over 10 years until prevented from doing so by the leukemia. Although he devoted many long hours and great effort to The Data Retrievers' business, he also was able to make time for numerous other interests, including, in particular, his love of horses and other animals. He was a skillful equestrian and participated in polo matches, horse shows, and trail riding. His patience, together with a warm and loving nature, enabled him to communicate with the animals in a unique way. While pursuing these equestrian interests, David first met his greatly beloved wife Shelby, who shared his interest and love for animals, including a passion for the equestrian activities. Together they rode their horses throughout Northern California and cared for their animals until the leukemia restricted David's activities. A favorite ride of David's was along the beaches in the Monterey area, and he expressed the desire to have his remains scattered there over the Pacific Ocean. David's warmth, sincerity, and love of his family and friends, together with his infectious sense of humor and wit, always made life more pleasurable when he was present. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife Shelby, David is survived by his mother Gay Goff; his father Barlow Goff; his sister Susan Timmer; his brother Stephen Goff; his sister-in-law Marcia Augsburger; nieces Caroline Timmer and Lara Kincanon; and nephew John Timmer; mother-in-law Joanne Bratcher; father-in-law Gary Bratcher; brother-in-law Shawn Bratcher, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, dogs, cats, and horses.
Greg Wall writes:
Occupation: work for the state of california
Bio: i tripped around through the eighties not doing much of anything. construction jobs mostly.i finally settled down in the ninties.
we are foster parents and have had 19 kids go through our house
Trivia: i had a heart transplant in 1993.
i recieved an associats degree in computer tecknology in 1996
Friends: i haven't seen anybody since then so names are hard to recall.
Hobbies: i love movies of any kind. my kids.
Kids: i have five and they're great. three are adopted and two are in the process.
Grade_school: einstien
Junior_high: howe ave
Memorable_teachers: mrs kojima for her wit and mr stearns for his intelligence.
Favorite_memory: taking pictures of all of my friends
Daniel Robbins writes:
Occupation: Cable Tv Service Technician
Bio: Going though life as well as I can. Been married, divorced, married again.  Have 4 kids altogether, though I only see my two youngest which are girls.
I did a variety of jobs through the years.  Now i`m with AT&T Broadband as a technician.
Trivia: I finally went to Disney Land just a few years back!  Saw Micky... lol.   Also went through a couple of bands as a lead singer just after Encina...Although never went anywhere with it.
Friends: My best bud was Jon Jordan whom I haven`t seen in 20 years.
Hobbies: I play on the puter, making cd`s and web pages...Music and movies are also a passion.
Kids: My kids are the most beautiful and natural thing i`ve ever had the honor to accomplish in my life.
Grade_school: Cottage Elementary
Grade_school_friends: friends from grade school??? and they say memory goes first.....
Junior_high: Howe Ave School
Junior_high_friends: In junior high was Mike Holbrook, Dallas Berg, and later, Jon Jordan
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Heike...she was hella strong!  lol
Favorite_memory: When after daring Jon Jordan to jump into the high school pool during lunch with all his clothes on....and yes Jon, I know have your money!  hehehehe. I also remember a curly haired blonde girl which I will not name... but if you remember me.....I have always remembered you Patty : )
Story: When we went to school it was a much safer and simplier time, if only I was who I am now...I would have appreciated it much more.
Ilona Rice writes:
Occupation: Marketing Research, Neutrogena Corp.
Bio: Graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Ag Econ and Food Science.  Stayed in Davis another 4 years while I worked first for CA Dept of Food & Ag, then First Nationwide Bank (now CalFed).  Moved to Los Angeles to get my MBA from USC.  After graduating, worked in marketing research for AC Nielsen, where I worked on site at Kal Kan pet food and later at Neutrogena.  Was hired by Neutrogena in 1996 and have been there since, loving what I do but doing too much of it. I'm far more into teen culture now that when I was at Encina and read all the teen magazines to find the scoop on the latest boy bands. I live in Hermosa Beach, which is like being on eternal spring break, so I try to get up to Northern CA occasionally for a dose of reality.  Still single but have two great roomates and a wonderful circle of friends. 
Friends: Maureen O'Brien Farrel is the only person from our class I'm in touch with.   I'm close friends with Catherin Corfee, but she was only at Encina a year before transferring to St Francis.  I've lost touch with Denise Kwoka, Patty Howell, Carl Mins, and others
Hobbies: I still ride horses occasionnaly.  I brought my horse Quill with me to UC Davis, where I showed on the equestrian team.  I brought her down to Southern California with me.  Sadly, she died in 1998 at age 23.  I had owned her 18 years, since before my senior year at Encina.  I also try to ski when I can (usually Squaw Valley), and bike as often as I can find time.  I travel often for work and try to enjoy the places I go.  I'm often in New Jersey at Neutrogena's parent Johnson & Johnson so I try to get into NYC when I can to stay the weekend and save air fare.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Heard_about_website_from: brother
Lisa Milner writes:
Occupation: Administrative Assistant - Target Stores
Bio: Well, since I actually graduated early by taking the High School Proficiency exam, which by the way was the stupidist thing one could do, I've been working in the administrative field. I'm currently the Administrative Assistant to the District Manager of Target Stores. I met my husband prior to graduating in 1979 in 1981 we married and in 1985 we had a beautiful baby girl....who by the way is now 16 1/2 yrs old!   Unfortunately, marrying at such an early age was probably not the best thing to do either!  We divorced in 1987.  Soon after I met a man that I was with for 14 years but this too did not work out.  So, for the time being, I'm single and loving every minute of life!
Trivia: Can't think of anything I'd want to share!
Friends: Kim Watson (Cote'), Merle Hopkins, Becky Rose (from Salk & then Rio), Cappie Steinblock, Lori Hanson, Kim La Monte.  Still keep in touch w/ Becky and touch base with Kim every couple years!
Hobbies: Hobbies - well, being a home owner, that would have to be "doing it yourself" projects around the house.  I've become quite the handy women!   Recreation - camping, movies, wine tasting.  That's about it!
Kids: Jessica is a wonderful 16 1/2 year old teenager that is currently learning to drive.   She is the most precious being I know/have!  God has truely blessed me with such a wonderful daughter.  She is an avid golfer and is currently on the Mira Loma HS girl's golf team.  She has high hopes of furthering her golfing abilities with Sac State upon graduation.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison - wow, that was a long time ago!
Grade_school_friends: Although I haven't kept in touch with her, I've known Lori Hanson from way back in Elementary.  As well as Becky Rose and Sandy Packard who I do keep in contact with.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk - ahhh, back in the day!
Junior_high_friends: Lori Hanson, Merle Hopkins
Memorable_teachers: If my memory is correct, I think her name was Mrs. Carlson.  She was my English teacher my Sophmore year.  She treated me w/ respect and always elaborated on my work.
Favorite_memory: Hmmmm....the two that stand out are the bands that would play during lunch, and the actual Class of 82 graduating.  Yes, I was actually sitting in the audience watching all my classmates graduate.  I realized at that moment that taking the Equivalency test and getting out of school early deprived me of many high school memories.
Story: No, but I'd really like to know who it was that stole all my Ceramic tools out of my cupboard in my ceramics class!
Sibling_info: Dana Milner 89  He's already listed in the directory
Heard_about_website_from: My brother, Dana Milner
Tena Wells writes:
Occupation: State of California, Crime Victim Resolution Officer
Bio: Came back to Sacramento after graduation in So. California. Was a home owner at 18. Threw some large parties while attending ARC. Worked in Pak'n'Save as a grocery clerk for almost 6 years and got to see familiar faces fairly often. Went to work for the state at the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 1989.  Got married. Got divorced.  I've moved around to a few different departments and various positions. I worked as an investigator for three years and currently assist crime victims.  I am also getting into real estate. 
My boyfriend and I have a great place near Cottage School (and they say you can't go home again). We are doing our best to build the 21st Century "blended family" and yearn for time to seek our essence.
Trivia: I met my biological family in 1991. I now have a mom again, two older sisters and a brother; trippy, since I grew up an only child. It was great to find them.  A fairly 'Oprahish' reunion and we are all close. I went to a family reunion on my grandmothers side and encountered 300 + people that I was somehow related to.
Friends: Terie Dixon Hylton, Julie Driffill Short, Jill Polakoff, Stephanie Bush Patton, Kathy Galloway. Haven't seen Terie in years. Haven't seen Kathy in a long time.
Hobbies: Travel, golf (I attended the Mercedes at Kapalua in 2000 and it was awesome). I love Maui and Montana. I also love watersports, working out and my home life.
Kids: They are the best thing I ever did-
Adam 16, handsome, smart, a jock. Funny and serious at the same time. Loves the ladies, fast cars and cash.
Dylan 9, handsome, large blue eyes, sensitive, sharp. Likes basketball and computers. My thirfty child. He's great with money.
Taylor 7, beautiful, bright, sweet and loving. Loves to sing and dance. She's very girlish.
Grade_school: Cottage
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima, she listened and was genuinely interested.
Favorite_memory: Going to parties with my friends. Junior year. Any football game we won, (or anything else we won at) Roland's back flips, open campus.
Story: I missed out on graduation. My dad died in May of 80 and I had to move away. There were so many people I had gone to school at Cottage and Jonas Salk. I had really looked forward to graduating with everyone.  Now I am looking forward to the reunion and hope to see lots of friendly old faces.
William Lewis writes:
After finishing at University of Arizona, I managed to get a tenure-track professorship at CSU Fresno.  Things are going well, but hectic.
Occupation: Fulltime student
Bio: In 83, Cary Yee and I started a software development/consulting business for the purposes of making a little extra money while we were in college.  As it turns out, it quickly became a fulltime affair, and I finally dropped out of school in 86, after getting really, really sick.  Once my health returned, I ran the business for the next eleven years, finally moving on to other things in 97.  Managed to build up a fairly respectable client base (UPS in Atlanta, PG&E in SF, Fidelity Financial in Los Angeles), and still do some consulting on the side.  In 93 I went back to school to finish up that elusive undergraduate degree.  Got hooked on Linguistics while doing that, and decided after graduating in 96 to pursue Linguistics fulltime as a grad student.   Closed up shop in 97, moved to Tucson, and have never looked back!  I'm now dissertating, and hoping to finish by May of next year.  My computer skills have served me well in this degree program, and am now doing a variety of web based and corpus linguistic analyses.  Last fall I was offered a Visiting Scholar position at Stanford, which I gladly accepted.  Temporarily living in Menlo Park (can you believe the housing prices in this part of the state?!) until the summer.
Trivia: I broke my patella in February 97, just a few months before I was to move to Tucson.  Most painful injury I have *ever* had in my life.  Back to normal now, but it made the move interesting.
Friends: Kris Christian (he's disappeared), Sean Hogan (intermittent contact), Jimmy Barsch, Debby Thompson (82, now Tellinghuisen), Wendy Wood (82, now Day), Gary Bishop (80).  I see Jimmy and Debby pretty often now that I'm in CA again.
Hobbies: Travel is my number one big hobby.  Being self-employed for so many years gave me a lot of time to travel.  And now that I'm a fulltime student, I have even more time to travel!  Been all over the US and Europe (including long stints in Russia and Iceland, and visits to Estonia and Latvia), and have also travelled in Central America and Australia.  Travel to Germany/Austria 1-2 times a year for conferences or skiing.  Going to Costa Rica this summer for a month.  (I should also say that I hike/backpack pretty often, bike, and also telemark ski whenever there's snow.)
Kids: Small, furry, and complains a lot.
Memorable_teachers: Joe Lawrence, La Verne Gonzales (although I didn't really get to know Verne until after Encina), Leslie Saladen
Favorite_memory: Too embarassing to post on the web
Story: Jim Barsch and Gary Bishop once tried to set themselves on fire with gasoline in Death Valley about 10 years ago.  They also tried to blow-up Gary's truck, but were unsuccessful.  Sometime in the mid-90s, Jeff Albright, Wes Schenken, Jimmy, Gary, Dirk Ruthrauff and I repeatedly jumped off 70 foot cliffs while thoroughly intoxicated.   What were we thinking!!
Phyllis Sutter writes:
Occupation: Co-Owner and Manager Tile &Granite Fabrication company & showroom
Bio: Graduated Computer Programmer in 1986.  Got bored went to work as a lighting consultant, much better working with people, stayed in this field for 9 years. Married in 1991 moved to Gig Harbor Washington where we now have two companies, three children, three dogs and home on several acreas with a view of the Olympic mountains.
Friends: I transfered to Encina med year met alot of nice kids my Junior and Senior year.   I left after graduation and lost contact with everyone I came back a few times for visits and hooked up with some old friends but lost contact again.  My best bud was Veronica Wagner(Ronnie) and Natalie Cortes. hey you guys would love to chat
Hobbies: Traveling the US and Europe fun stuff!!  Italy is my favorite.  Little time left for traveling now.  My recreation time is focused on my family which includes rollerblading, swimming lessions, karate, bike riding and all parent participation activities.
Kids: Brooke Nicole my step daughter is 20 a wonderful girl full of life. Tyler will be 6 in Sepetember. Ashly turned 3 in January.  Being a mother is Gods greatest gift.
Grade_school: Nokomis Elementary in Ukiah
Junior_high: Albert Einstein
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Fig in Bio. made every class enjoyable and pushed me past my limits.
Coach Lee with his endless humor. And my shop teacher but I forgot his name
Favorite_memory: Senior Lawn
Heard_about_website_from: reunion invitation
Yon Gomez writes:
Occupation: Bus Operator for Regional Transit
Bio: After graduation I finally broke my back on my motorcycle. It only disabled me for a little while but I had to drop out of college. I have chronic back pain but other than that my health is fine. My girlfriend Joelle took good care of me while I was out with a broken back. We married in december of 1983... yes it has been over 17 years!! We have four beautiful girls aged 16, 14, 13, and 7. All are the apple of their Daddy's eye! Yes I am still making music. Here's the shocker...I was ordained in 1993 I went to Trinity Bible College. I have been an assistant Pastor, an Associate Pastor, I also was a children's Pastor for a couple of years! Right now I am involved in the music department at Trinity Life Center at Hillsdale and Madison. I play drums or guitar for different worship services and am working on my first Christian CD. I drove a taxi for several years in Sacramento, it was fun but very deadendish! so I started looking for a career, I went into retail. I managed Blockbuster Video and mostly did management for convienent stores. The stress and headaches were just too much! So as I persue my musical ambitions I drive a bus for R.T. That's where I am at today!
Trivia: Who would have thought that this rebellious rocker would ever turn his life around and go into the ministry. Don't get me wrong I still love Rock-n-roll, but now it has a message and a purpose. (and I'm still a rebel!) I also still ride a motorcycle but I do that with a purpose also!
Friends: I've lost contact with everyone!!!!These are who I consider my closest friends from Babcock Elementary to Valle Vista Jr High to Encina: Don Wright, Rob Ehret, Brian(I remember him as a bass player)Boyle, Figgy a.k.a. Jim Dallas, Chuck White, Darren Gerrald, Chuck Wood, Wes Schenken, Wayne Fiori, Brian Porter, Sam Somers (most of these guys were in a band with me or did sound or was just a groupie) there are so many more friends that I couldn't possibly mention you all including all the special women, but I don't want to embarass any of them so I'll wait for them to E-mail me!
Hobbies: GO KINGS! I love basketball and music and I love to go for along ride on my GoldWing!
Kids: Geneve is my 16 year old she thinks she's 21 even when she was 10 she thought she was 21! Melodie is 13, gonna be 14 next month she's the brain, she loves to read she wants to be a lawyer. Cherice is 12 soon to be a big teenager she's the tomboy, very athletic loves to ride bikes and rollerblade. and last but not least is my 'Best-Bud' Sarai, she's 7 and so precious, very feminine and proper she's my little lady.
Grade_school: Babcock Elementary
Junior_high: ValleVista
Junior_high_friends: all of the woodlake girls!
Memorable_teachers: Gary Greenbaum. I met him at ValleVista when he was interning. He helped coach the baseball team and he worked my a** off! I actually hated him! As I got to know him and his interest in music we began to click and he was a mentor of sorts. I'm sure that Sam Sommers, Brian Boyle and Rob Ehret remember when Gary booked us our first gig in a nightclub. I'll never forget it!
Favorite_memory: Madrigals; EBS; wrestling; riding my motorcycle in my madrigal tuxedo; Janeen
Cecilia Dyba writes:
Occupation: Attorney
Bio: I received a B.S. in finance from the University of Pacific in 1985. I received dual J.D. (law)/M.B.A degrees from the University of Southern California in 1988.  I have been practicing law in the municipal securities area since (for all you Kings fans, we represented Merrill Lynch on the Arco Arena transaction undertaken by the City of Sacramento).  A year and a-half after graduating from law xhool, I moved to San Francisco whre I lived (and worked!) for approximately 10 years.  I returned to Los Angeles in 1999 and am currently a partner with a 400-lawyer NY-based international law firm, Brown & Wood LLP.  We are in the final stages of merger discussions with another international law firm of 900 lawyers so we will soon be one of the three largest U.S.-based law firms (which will be a big change for me as I have been enjoying the freedom of being the Los Angeles office of my firm in Westwood but will join 130 lawyers downtown after the merger).  I live in Venice - a couple of blocks from the beach with the very enthusiastic jack russell terrier puppies who are great fun!
Friends: Shelbi Flahive (1982), Stacy Ledbetter,  Lisa Johnson - I have exchanged occasional Christmas cards with Shelbi, went to college with Lisa,  but otherwise haven't seen or talked to anyone since the reunion.
Hobbies: travel: Italy (the Venice canals, bikeriding through Tuscany - a fabulous trip), France, Corsica (amazingly beautiful mediterranean island), England, Spain, Germany, Austria (skiing, eisstock schiessen (an ice game), sledding and castle-hopping with friends and natives - one of the best vacations of my life!), the Canadian Rockies (heli-hiking and bike-riding) and hopefully, Spain and Portugal later this year; spinning, hiking (with the pups), cooking (amateur but lots of classes!); rollarblading; reading; and when I can find the time, taking a variety of classes through college extension programs and such (Applied Anatomy for Human Physiology, Italian, Wine Tasting, (Fear of ) Public Speaking (I am still shy!),Writing and Golf (but I was horrible!).
Kids: no kids, two great dogs and 19 nieces and nephews and 8 great-niecesand nephews (the big catholic family)
Grade_school: D.W. Babcock, St. Philomene's, Woodlake and back to Babcock 
Grade_school_friends: Kathy Morrow, Nylene Hammitt (we wore matching outfits the first day of kindergarten)
Junior_high: Valley Vista
Junior_high_friends: Lynelle Steed, Lisa Morris, Julie McCoy, Lynette, Nancy and Monica Souza
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Coke, Fig
Heard_about_website_from: my sister Colleen
Randy Stout writes:
Occupation: Sr. Construction Manager
Bio: Being a husband and sharing my life with my beautiful wife Maureen who I had met at a charity function. It was Love at first sight...What a feeling! I need her probably much more than she needs me.  She was very courageous to marry me with my two children.    I started a construction company in 1984-1987 "Old World Builders" with two friends.  It was a great learning experience.  Received best builder award in 1986 from BIA. I went on to learn more about corporate building from National Homebuilders: Currently, work in Gold River for US Home. Looking forward to doing something else with my life real soon!  They say you have three-five different jobs during a life time.  Can't wait until my next experience.
Trivia: I was married once before at 25 and married for the wrong reasons.  AFter 5 years and two children I decided to learn more about me and what I needed in life to be happy.  My wife, Maureen and I both went back to school at 34 to the University of San Francisco (USF)and received our BS in Organizational Behavior and I rediscovered my old religion (Catholic)thanks to my wife Maureen.  She knew I was a spirtual person but couldn't find the right outlet.
Friends: I never liked the word "Best Friends"  but people I hung around with were:
Sam Somers & Chris Yoder. I haven't seen Sam in a  long time but  spoke with hime a couple years ago.  We were all going to go golfing. Chris Y. I still stay in contact with him and he is as goofy as me. We always are laughing about stupid things. That is what I like to do...laugh a lot about nothing.
Hobbies: My hobbies are watching my children play and being a family.  Keeping it simple pays big dividends for me while living one day at a time.  I am extrememly predictable  but I must like it that way. I love reading about politics and learning about different cultures. 
I very much  enjoy Basketball and playing at the local clubs. I love golf
but can't score below 90. I love to snow and water ski when I get the chance.
I would like to travel more but one day
Kids: I have 4 chldren: Austin 12, Peyton 10, Alec 2+, Claire 1. Austin doesn't play much sports (which I am learning to cope with) ,but he is a much better student than I ever was.  Peyton is a challenge 10 going on 16 and I want her to be only 10 and enjoy it. Alec is my joy who I learn from everyday and he will be my point guard.  Claire is the calming in my life and she is so sweet.
Grade_school: DW Babcock-3rdGrade
Grade_school_friends: Mike Lozano and Doug Dorei.
Junior_high: Mike Lozano
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima because she brightened my day with her intelligence.
Mr. Coke for his deaf ear to my disruptiveness.
Coach Lee for screaming at me when I deserved it...every game...
Favorite_memory: My favorite memory would be listening to Sam Somers play "Cold as Ice" on the piano and me trying to sing it. Ha Ha
Story: Since Chris Yoder shared the Encina home page with me here's a story.
While trying to earn some money while going to school my dad told me to get a job. I went to work at the Sacramento Inn as a bus-boy. I was making $2.35/hr +tips and I thought,"yeah, I'm making money". I made $16.00 in tips one Saturday night and Chris Yoder was working at My Yogurt Place for the same wage but no tips. Once I shared with him this "tip" thing, he wanted a job. I got him a job and soon we thought we were in tall cotton...Tips!
Stephen Hood writes:
Occupation: Paramedic
Bio: I started classes at Sac City and did odd jobs, having ideas but no real direction.   I finally went back to what I knew best and became an EMT-I getting a job with Cordova Ambulance Service.  Within three years I was a Paramedic {becoming an EMT-II on the way}.  Several years and company changeovers later and I find myself working for AMR in Sacramento.
Friends: Marc Robinson. 
Hobbies: Fishing, Computer Gaming, Board Gaming.  Since Graduation I was also into SCUBA Diving, Abalone Diving and Bear Hunting.
Kids: None.  Never been married.
Grade_school: Greer
Grade_school_friends: Harlan Eishen
Junior_high: Howe
Junior_high_friends: Marc Robinson
Memorable_teachers: Jack Stearns was among my most memorable teachers.  We had a few similiar hobbies and he allowed the "lunch bunch" to use his classroom.
Favorite_memory: The Lunch Bunch gaming group.
Sibling_info: My brother Mark graduated in 1985 and my sister in 1987.
Alumni_in_contact: A few months ago, I talked with Mimmi Rizzo.
Heard_about_website_from: email
Steve Williams writes:
Occupation: Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff
Bio: Spent four years in the United States Marine Corps from '81-'85, joined the L.A. Sheriff's in '85 and have been working there till now. I am currently working patrol in the City of Carson and have been for the last 13 years. 
Hobbies: In 1993 I formed the first all Deputy off-road race team which campaigns the new 2000 Ford Ranger Truck.  We have raced in Baja, Arizona, Nevada and California.   This is our 6th racing season to which we have just clinched our 5th Class Championship.  Visit our web site at www.lasdracing.org
Kids: I have two children, Eric, 16 and Nikki, 11.  They still live in Sacramento with their Mother.
Grade_school: Creekside Elementary School
Junior_high: Howe Ave
Craig Walker writes:
Occupation: Information Technology Specialist
Bio: Graduated from CSUS (finally) with a BS in Biology, became a Registered Enviornmental Health Specialist (fancy-pants name for a Health Inspector), then went on to working as a Hazardous Materials Specialist with the Health Department.  Then, I moved on to becoming an Environmental Crime Investigator with the DA's Office - got bored to tears and then became their ITS (shows how desperate they are).  I still get pressed into service for Environmental Crime since I'm the only one their who knows what to do.   But, the most important thing I've done since High School was becoming my daughter's father.  There isn't anything in the world more important that that!
Trivia: I'm still 5'8" (darn) and have all my hair and teeth.  The teeth are in a bag somewhere around the house.
Friends: Brian Boyle (We still hang out together and he keeps me sane - for the moment), Jeff Philpott (Where the Hell are you?), Bud "Clyde" Boyer, Lori Beaver, Lisa Johnson, Bill Kehoe, John "The Judge" Bell, and everyone else (forgive me for not mentioning your names) of course!
Hobbies: Rollerblading, bike riding, reading trashy mystery novels, being a geek (the term is now fashionable) and most of all dancing autistically with my angelic daughter.
Kids: Marissa (2 years old) is the light of my life.  We're on our own and let me tell you, she keeps me busy, busy, busy.  I will say that I've gained an appreciation for the Teletubbies and Barney.  Now, if I can just remember not to try and cut the food of the next lady that I date...
Grade_school: All over the freaking USA (Air Force Brat)
Memorable_teachers: Bill Coke was a great friend.  I miss him.  Bob Miller and Mike Crews took me under their wings when they saw that I needed a father figure.   Not many people thought highly of them, but they saved my a... (rear-end) by being there for me.  Ms. Takeuchi challenged me to do more than just sit in the class and hope that personality would get me an A.
Favorite_memory: There are so many... I think my best memories involved playing football with my buddies.  We worked our tails off and still had fun!  And I'll never forget POW parties at Lori Beaver's house.  I used to kick Stewart Van Horn's butt in baseball (see if he responds with the truth).  My short relationships with some very wonderful ladies.
Alumni_in_contact: Brian Boyle, Lori and Bill Kehoe
Heard_about_website_from: Found it all by myself!
Jill Polakoff writes:
Occupation: student
Bio: I went to Santa Rosa Junior College after high school.  I participated in the Early Childhood Education department.  During that time I did student teaching for handicapped and developmentally disabled.  I moved back to Sacramento in 1986   and was married in 1987.  I also changed careers and started working for March Fong Eu, then Secretary Of State, also in 1987.  Five years later, I ended both my marriage and my state service and went to work for the family business, City Bicycle Works.  For the last nine years, i was employed in every aspect of the independent bicycle dealer.  I did the buying for both stores, received all inventory and priced it all, I entered all the inventory in the database, managed each store, hired, fired, went to bicycle dealer shows across the U.S. etc. etc. I basically did it all.   Which... led to burnout and my decision to go back to college and get my degree in Business Administration.  I graduate next January. I am also living with the man of my dreams, his name is Will, and we plan on getting married sometime next year.
Trivia: I was bitten by the travel bug several years ago.  My travels have included: France, England, Germany, Austria, Amsterdam, England, Israel and all over the U.S., especially Hawaii for snorkeling.  I have tentative plans to go to Greece early next year after I get out of school.
Friends: My best friends at Encina were Colleen Bunker and Tena Wells whom I am still friends with.  I was also friends with Lisa Ott who I've seen/and or spoke with sporadically. I was also friends with Denise Ford and Cathy Goldberg who were both in the class of '80 and I've spoken with neither since high school.
Hobbies: Both my boyfriend and I are avid mountain bikers and we love to go riding.   We met in my bike shop (what a coincidence!). We also like going to the lake and the ocean and we just got a new boat and jet ski.
Kids: I have no children that I know about, ha ha.
Grade_school: moved right before high school
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima's spanish classes.  She always made learning fun.   I especially liked playing scrabble in spanish.
Favorite_memory: The homecoming game/parade our junior year, the theme was the roaring 20's and... the powder puff football game our junior year also.
Heard_about_website_from: Byron Taylor, the mascot 77/78 he came in the bike shop while I was still working.
Tristen Billerbeck writes:
Occupation: Landscape Designer/Retired Mechanical Engineer
Bio:     I graduated from Berkeley in 1986 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and had my Marcia Brady eyes wide opened there.  I went to work in Silicon Valley at Applied Materials, a semiconductor wafer reactor manufacturer and worked myself up to technical engineering supervisor of our Japanese subsidiary's 9-month project to convert an American machine to a Japanese machine.  Men older than may dad worked for me and two male Japanese Nationals.  (I learned a bit of Japanese beforehand.)   The Japanese felt Americans could not finish this project on time and within budget, but my team did.  Then after completing the project, I let the higher ups back in Japan know that I was a woman.  I think they still believe Tristen Dannemiller is a man!
    After our last reunion I gave birth to a beautiful girl named Tera.   When she was two months old, instead of retiring to raise her, my husband got laid off.  That's when I was promoted to run the Japanese project.  I know what it's like to be the sole wage earner---stressful!  After my second baby was born, my boy named Tate, I ended up with a nanny from hell due to my former nanny being bedridden with her pregnancy.  Tom, my husband had a job then, so I retired to raise the kids and consulted in high tech gas distribution occasionally.
     Tom got a job in San Diego for a start up, so we decided we're young, we can take risks---"No guts, no glory!"  We left what we knew and any job possibility for me and took the chance on becoming multimillionaires by Tom building the manufacturing facilities for Cymer, Inc. and taking them public.
     After a few years of torture by having no husband at all and raising two toddlers by myself, Tom took Cymer public.  To this day his manufacturing facilities and processes are making Cymer outperform their competitors.
     Thanks to Cymer stock we were able to build an ocean view beyond-our-dreams home in Encinitas, CA.  Here I've gotten myself into landscape design, since I can still be a mom and use my brain.  I also am a camp fire leader and lead the camp fire North Coastal County Cluster as well.  I also am the president of the Encinitas Educational Foundation which raises money for all the grade schools in the district.  Believe it or not, I have also found God.  For all that remember our graduation ceremony, giving the Benediction was extremely difficult for me, since I was not religious at all.  Now I am a Catholic Catechist(formally trained to teach Catholism) and teach Catholism to grade school children.
    I have found that the more I give to others, the more I receive.
Friends: Katie Ingram, Laurie Peterson, Guy Chaffin, Martin Brown, Lisa Johnson,Amy Hamilton, Kevin and Brian Porter.  I've lost contact with everyone, but Katie Ingram Grim and Laurie Peterson Losada.  I saw Brian Porter at my wedding.  Kevin Porter died of a brain tumor, unfortunately.
Hobbies: I run, bike, do archery, garden, dive, ski and snow board, and just try to appreciate what God has given me.
Kids: My daughter, Tera is eight and a half.  She loves to read and negotiate like her dad.  She modeled briefly, but I yanked her out of that, since the people in that business are heartless.  She is a fast swimmer and is learning to dive from one of Roland King's students who is now 24 years old!  Small world!
My son, Tate is seven.  He finished first grade after a month of first grade and we decided not to skip him because he would miss necessary social skills for life by leaving his age group, besides who wants to rush through childhood?  He is a very fast swimmer and runner and also modeled briefly with his sister.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Katie Ingram, Martin Brown, and Laurie Peterson
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Amy Hamilton and Lisa Johnson who would join our gymnastics practice.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Fig. because he challenged me.  Mr. Sanders because he never let the young women in Calculus know we were different because we were good at math, until we graduated.  Mrs. Saluden because she made you reach inside yourself and pull out your gifts.  Mr. Lawrence because he privately stopped me from giving in to my silent depression Senior year and saved my life.
Favorite_memory: Trying to do the egg toss in platform shoes.
Patricia Howell writes:
Occupation: Program Technician for State of California
Bio: Working, getting married, getting re-married, having children, enjoying life.
Friends: Denise Kwoka and Cindy Norris were my closest friends. I have lost contact with everyone.
Hobbies: My family and I like to go mountain biking, camping, hiking, fishing and during the cold months we like to play board games.
Kids: I have a 15 year old son, Daniel Parker, and a 15 year old step-daughter, Sarah Jones, that I have raised since she was 2. They are both awesome children. Daniel lives in Cool, CA with his Dad and Sarah lives with her father and I.
Grade_school: Creekside Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Dan Alger, Mark Miller, Rich Scoville are the only names I can remember from grade school.
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: I had a lot of friends from Howe Avenue that went to Encina.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Derderian because he was the greatest driver's ed teacher and the only reason I am driving today.
Favorite_memory: Senior Lawn and Bob Gemmel.
Wayne Fiori writes:
Occupation: Network Security Specialist
Bio: Just kept going to school.  After I finished my BS in Chemistry at CSUS, I went to UCSC for graduate school.  In between the two, I worked for Fish & Game doing pesticide and heavy metal anaylsis. My work at UCSC revolved around how protein determine their three-dimensional structure. I moved to Texas A&M for a post doctoral position after I finished my Masters and PhD work at UCSC.  I worked on methods to inhibit amyloid fibril formation (i.e., preventing Alzheimer and Mad Cow diseases).  Once my contract at Texas A&M was completed, I moved to Stanford for another post doc position -- more theoretical work on how proteins fold.  I felt the need to change careers at this point and living in Silicon Valley provided a good deal of opportunities.  I joined a small start-up (http://www.lifechart.com/) to run its IT department.  As about a year ago, I started working for Nokia's IP Routing group as a Network Security Specialist.
Trivia: I've had papers pulished in Nature, Biochemistry, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and others.  I have met ten Nobel Lauretes in my career as a chemist.
Friends: Because I was moving around so much, I've lost contact with everyone.  I spent most of my time with the members of The band -- Lewis Wood, Yon Gomez, and Wes Schenken; the Housewreckers Mark Johnson, Bill Bua, and Larry McKibben. I've been curious what's happened over the years.
Hobbies: I am involved with several Beagle rescue organizations nationwide. Recently, we rescued a beagle from a Mississippi shelter, flew him from Shreveport to Oakland and then driving  him to his new home in Redding.
Kids: Never had enough time to be a proper parent...
Grade_school: Thomas A. Edison
Junior_high: Jonas E. Salk
Memorable_teachers: Because of their influence on my choice of chemistry as a career, I have counted both Bill Coke and John Figenshu as important.  Jack Carey was simply a good person.  He taught lessons beyond his courses.
Favorite_memory: My time in the Bell Street Housewreckers (Dixieland Band) has always been a source of good memories.  The four days of the Sacramento Jubilee was a great way to finish off four years at Encina.
Wesley Schenken writes:
Occupation: Teacher
Bio: Went to CSU, Chico for a year. Drank a lot and  bombed out.  Lived with Linda Wirick for a year while attending American River.  Finally got my act together and returned to Chico and graduated in Dec. 86.  Jeff Albright and I were
roommates for a short time.  Started teaching 4th and 5th grade at Arboga School, south of Olivehurst, which is south of Marysville.  Married Lori Bunch of Chico in '88.  We moved out to Sutter, west of Yuba City, to live in the family home.   The Lybecker Lodge has been in the family for  5 generations.  The house is 115 years old.  We've done a  lot with it, but it is difficult to maintain, especially on a teacher's salary. Whine. Whine.  I started teaching 7th grade History, Language Arts, and Reading at Brittan School, 6 blocks from home, four years ago.   Hoping to teach 8th grade next year.  Yes, I am insane.  Speaking of insanity.  I have 3 boys.  Kyle (9), Parker (5), and Nick (1).  We lost a little girl, Rachel, in 1994.
Trivia: Rode my bicycle from the Golden Gate to Long Island Sound in 1986, just in time to catch the Statue of Liberty Centennial. 
Friends: My best friends were any one in Madrigals.  Lewis Wood, Brian Porter, Yon Gomez, and Wayne Fiori had a blast in our band The.  Would love to hear from any of them, especially Chuck.  Jeff Albright and I attended Chico together, and still get together every summer and go camping.  Joining us in the dirt, is Dirk Ruthrauff ('80), and Matt Kirk ('83).  Will Lewis and Jim Barsh were regulars on this annual camping trip for a while but have dropped off the face of the earth.  Would love to here from them.
Hobbies: Writing Poetry.
Cursing about my god damn renters who trashed my house again. Water and snow skiing.   Bicycling when I can get away.
Like to show off on my student's skate boards, "Wo, Mr. Schenken's pretty good!" DJing.  Just started a new business, Sutter Sounds.  My first wedding is this weekend.
Kids: Kyle loves soccer more than baseball, but hit a double tonight.  Excels in school. Too smart for his own good.  Loves to argue.  Inherited that from his mother. Driving  me insane. Parker just turned five.  Got a slip n slide. Cool! A kind hearted kid.  Always thinking of others.  Kyle and Parker are Pokeman crazy.  But they like Star Wars and rock n roll  like me, so that's good. Nick is one.  Loves his Dad, and to be outside.  Will bring me his shoes when he decides it is time to go out.  Will eat anything, especially if it is filthy.
Grade_school: Thomas Kelly (in Carmichael) and Sierra Oaks.
Grade_school_friends: Jeff Albright, Brian Shortz
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Judy Murphy, Gina Cassina, Peter Dunn, David Goff
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Carey-taught me gobs about life and success.  Besides he is the only teacher I have much memory of.   I remember Mr. Huber called me Schwinkie.  But he also sent me to the office for talking during a test and I WASN'T!   It was that guy George, who was sitting behind me.  I SWEAR IT! 
Favorite_memory: Madrigal trip to LA,  and listening to Supertramp's "Lord Is It Mine," on the chartered bus.  Doing "O" turns.  Taking off during classes for fake singing engagements and BAing people.  And listening to the B-52's and the Clash and the Knack  for the first time. The horrible way we treated Mr. Salami during that summer school class.  Especially  Steve Brown.   "Let's have a cookie party." I think they passed around hash brownies in class.  Remember when the whole class went out for breakfast, then one at a time, came into class late saying, "The bus was late."  I swore I'd never be a teacher after that. And Slaughter Ball.  And H.M.S. Pinafore. And laughter.   Does anyone remember laughter?
Story: My sister Carrie '84 is now managing the 5th tallest building in Seattle. She survived the riots there.  Just got a new house.
Sibling_info: Carrie Schenken '84
Alumni_in_contact: Jeff Albright, Dirk Ruthrauff, Matt Kirk
Heard_about_website_from: Carrie reminded me about it.
Jeff Philpott writes:
Occupation: Facility Manager
Bio:  I went to Sac city college for a year. Traveled the world looking for oil for a exploration company. Currently manage a medical sterilization facility in Denver, Colorado.
Friends: Craig Walker
Hobbies: Golf, Skiing and riding motorcycles
Kids: I have to daughters, Megan and Sarah. Both are in private schools I've been divorced for nine years and raising them both has been tough, but I would not change a thing.  
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Junior_high_friends: Chris Delp
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Coke and Mr. Huber
Favorite_memory: The midnight Barbeque on the Senior Lawn.
Jeff Albright writes:
Occupation: pharmaceutical sales manager
Bio: graduated from Chico State.  Worked for international fraternity (Delta Chi) for 4 years, traveling around the US & Canada.  Started with large pharamceutical company in 1991.
Favorite_memory: graduation
Jim Williams writes:
Occupation: Account Manager - Information Technology
Bio: Career:  I went to college for a year and a half and got bored so I decided to get into radio.  I spent 9 years in Sacramento radio doing some DJ work but mostly traffic reporting for KRAK, KNCI and KHTK.  Had a good time but not much money
in radio.  Next I got turned on to computers and am now working for Capital Datacorp as an Account Manager (Sales).  We
sell computer equipment and technical services, mostly State Gov't. accounts. I enjoy it very much and am a full-fledged geek!!
Family:  My beautiful wife, Debbie, and I will celebrate 11 years of marriage in June.  We have 2 awesome kids..daughter
Jordan - age 7 and son Joseph - age 3.  They keep us busy but a lot of you know the feeling!  I'm planning a web site soon
so I'll be able to post pictures and such.       
Friends: Joey Blair, Bill Kehoe, Lori Beaver (Kehoe).  Still good friends with all!
Lost touch with Rich Scoville, David Fox, Loren Willeford, John McGillivary, Sue Cantwell.
Hobbies: Love sports -- golf, NFL, NBA.  Hooked on computers, internet.
Grade_school: Dyer Kelly
Grade_school_friends: David Fox, Loren Willeford, Rich Scoville....who else...my memory's failing!
Junior_high: Howe
Junior_high_friends: Joey Blair, Lori Beaver, Rich Scoville.
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima - A genuinely caring and generous person.    
Favorite_memory: Junior year, beating Bella Vista in the basketball playoffs
Joe Blair writes:
Occupation: Police Sgt.
Bio: Obtained an accounting degree from CSUS but found that field too boring...played some college baseball and busy doing the Liz Taylor thing...trying to be divorced as often as possible.  Have an awesome five year old son. 
Friends: Best friend was Jim Williams and still stay in contact with him.  Also Shaun Zausch, Mike Lozano, and many others.
Hobbies: Golf, weights, travel and time with son.
Kids: Best thing that ever happened to me...for all you without kids...get on it, you won't regret it!!!
Grade_school: Cottage
Grade_school_friends: Roland King, Marshall Bliss, Jim Meredith, Phil Archibald
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Favorite_teachers: Kojima, Young, and Braio were my favorite teachers.
Heard_about_website_from: Jim Williams
Kim Bettencourt writes:
Occupation: Assistant Office Manager - part time
Bio: After high school, I went to Cosumnes River College to play for the Vollerball team and received a degree in General Education. I also went to Sacramento City College and received a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I was attending Sacramento State for a B.A. in Child Developement, and am currently a Senior.  I am not attending school at this time.  Only the Lord knows if or when I'll be able to return.
Trivia: In 1996, I was injured, and ended up getting Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.   I was in Chronic pain and was never to recover.  In the late summer of '99 I began going to a Chiropractor.  From my first visit I began feeling better, instead of worse.  I am now at almost 100%.  I have my life back!  In fact I now work for the Chiropractor, with the Lord's help, who has help me recover my life.
Friends: My best friends my senior year in high school were Lisa Ott-Williams, Lisa Hookano, Marshaun Hookano, Lisa Perata, Bill & Ed Steffenhagen.  By the way, Bill and Ed are not my cousins.  Everyone always thought we were related and wouldn't admit it.  We finally said we were cousins and everyone left us alone.  It probably help girls that liked Bill and Ed not think I was a threat.  In my heart, they are my cousins.
Hobbies: I'm just beginning to return to my hobbies of sports.  The ones I have done recently are swimming, weight training, running, downhill skiing, and playing all types of sports with my daughters.  I hope to return to mountain biking, volleyball, rock climbing (indoor) as well as, pick up the game of soccer.
Kids: Bob and I have a daughter Krista who is 11 years old as of Feb. '00.  She has brown hair, blue eyes, and freckles. I think she looks most like Bob. She loves playing all sports as well as the saxaphone.
We also have a daughter Lindey who is 9 1/2 years old.  She has sandy blond hair and brown eyes.  I think she looks most like me.  She likes to play sports gently.   One of her soccer coaches said, "She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee."  She loves to read and play make believe.
Both girls are doing fantastic academically.
Grade_school: Howe Avenue
Grade_school_friends: Bill Stephenhagen, Karen Stone
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: Most of my junior high friends dropped out of school.  However, Sue Keith, Lisa Johnson and Lisa Mortenson completed school and I believe are doing really well.
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Lamontagne was my favorite teacher.  He always encouraged me, expected a lot out of me, and made me want to go to college.
Favorite_memory: Being on the volleyball team my senior year.  We won Tournament of the Champions for Northern California AA school and Sections for all of Northern California.  We went to the State championship in L.A.  There, we didn't do so well.  But, being on one of the top 10 California high school teams was an honor.
Another special memory was going to my Senior Ball with my boyfriend Bob Bjorklund.   He is now my husband of 16 years, 17 in Aug. '00.
Lisa Ott writes:
Occupation: "Mom" (full-time), Banker (part-time), Dance Instructor (part-time)
Bio: I went to A.R.C. for a while and worked at B of A for three years.  I decided to get married at the ripe old age of 19, thankfully I have a wonderfull husband and we will celebrate our 17th anniversary this October.  We have four children.  We moved to Michigan for 8 years when Sam (my husband) was working at CMU.  We came back to Sacramento in 1997 and are finally feeling settled again.  Remind me never to move our entire family across the country again!  We owned a Dance Studio in Mt. Pleasant, MI for 4 years, and learned a lot about people, business, and life.  I feel very blessed to have my family, friends and to be back here in California.  Life is good right now.
Trivia: I can't think of anything right now, but I'll keep you posted
Friends: Lisa Perata, Kim Hanks, Lisa Hookano, Kim Bettencourt, Katie Roberson, David Sorgman, Tena Wells, Sheryl Loheit. I am still in contact with Lisa Hookano, Kim Bettencourt, and Lisa Perata
Hobbies: I love snow skiing and swimming. I also volunteer as Art Docent in my two youngest sons classes.  I really enjoy about anything I can do with my family.
Kids: They sure are keeping us busy.  I had no idea raising children would be so complex, and getting more so.  Our daughter is a freshman at El Camino H.S., she is a good student and a nice girl.  Our three sons are all so different from each other, but I can say that they are also doing well in school, seem well adjusted and happy.   Sometimes they argue and fight, but most of the time they are pretty supportive of each other.  I count my blessings everyday that they are all healthy.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Kim Hanks, Angela Helm, Katie Roberson
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: same three as above
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Fig, and Mr. Greenwood
Heard_about_website_from: from Kim Bettencourt- Bjorklund
Ellis John McManus writes:
Occupation: Drug Store Manager
Bio: Went C.S.U.S., for a few years. Interned at South Sacramento Kaiser Hospital, in the Material Management Department. Left that company, to work for Payless Drug Store, which was bought out by Rite Aid Drugs.  Then my store, in Rancho Cordova, was purchased by Longs Drugs, which I NOW work for in Cameron Park.
Trivia: Owned Self Defense School of Karate, in South Sacramento for 11 Years.
Married for 11 1/2 years, now Divorced.
Friends: Best Friends:   James Tackett, Charles Skipper, John Bell, Jeff Wright
Hobbies: Golf, Travel, Snow Sking, Karate.
Kids: Never Had any.
Grade_school: Howe Ave. Elementary
Grade_school_friends: James Tackett, Jeff Wright, Clen "Jose" Sanchez,
Junior_high: Howe Ave. Junior High
Favorite_teachers: Cliff Greenwood, Greg Palo, Jack Carey, Mr, Coke.
Sibling_info: Donna McManus Braun
Melissa Tovar writes:
Occupation: registered associate
Bio: i have been working in the financial industry since 1984.  i bought a townhouse in 1995.  i have a dog named sheila.  i am still unmarried but have a lot of great friends.  i am part of the hosts program at jonas salk middle school.  i serve as a reading tutor and have for 4 years. it is great to give back to my community since i attended jonas salk as well.
Trivia: none i can talk about here. 
Friends: steve brown, sandee moore, sue cantwell, angelique gottlieb hill.
i haven't talked to steve or sandee in ages.  i do see sue and angel regularly.  
Hobbies: i still like to sing and once in while will do karoake.  i walk my dog a lot.  i like to listen to blues with my friends and take care of my roses.  i also love to go to monterey and lake tahoe!
Kids: no kids yet!  just my dog and two nephews from my brother cruz, class of 1982.
Grade_school: thomas edison
Grade_school_friends: sue cantwell, pollyanna esparcia, teri dixon (hylton). 
Junior_high: jonas salk
Junior_high_friends: sue cantwell, angel gottlieb, steve brown
Favorite_teachers: mr. carey, mrs. saladin, mrs. kojima, mr. gonsalez.
Sibling_info: cruz tovar-class 1982
Alumni_in_contact: Sue Cantwell, Daphne Pechart, Angel Gottlieb (Hill), john auble
Heard_about_website_from: john auble
Robert Bailey writes:
Occupation: Financial Consultant
Friends: KC Sheehan, Ladd McConnell, Vince DeGeorge, Pete Wardlow, Guy Chaffin, Dave Fox
Favorite_teachers: LaVerne Gonzales, Dan Ash, Mr Dutton, Bebe McKenzie
Heard_about_website_from: Randy Vigil, class of 79
Matt Rector writes:
Occupation: Chemistry teacher
Bio: I got my degree in chemistry at UCSD, then I went full time into the music industry, managing bands, merchandising, producing etc.  After a few years and multiple US tours I had had just about enough so I sold my business contracts etc packed a back pack and flew to Bangkok. I traveled around Asia Europe and Australia for a few years and when I was working in Hong Kong as a bartender I met my wife to be, she's from Scotland and her name is Morna. We got married in Brisbane Australia and have been quite happy for 9 years. After all that we finally came to Guam, where I've been a High School Math and Chemistry teacher for eight years, we have a beautiful house on the top of a hill with a great view of the ocean and mountains and jungle etc. We have two Rottweilers and two cats, I play basketball, and surf for exercise and the rest of my spare time is spent restoring a 73 Nova SS.
Friends: everyone
Kids: They're furry

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