As our loyal readers know, this blog was originally conceived to describe Gail and my efforts to visit California’s Historical Landmarks. After getting started, I began to add in pages about my solo bicycle exploits.
This page has nothing to do with any of that. It contains links to material unrelated to historical landmarks or bicycle riding. Instead, it presents a little bit of history from my high school days in Castro Valley.
More than likely, these documents will appeal to a select class of people. At most, this junk will be of interest to people lucky enough to have attended Castro Valley High School between 1970 and 1975. More probably, they will be of interest to the 10-15 people that were involved in the creation of this material. If you don’t fit in that demographic, then proceed at your own peril.
A little history about the documents is in order. My friend, Ed Conner, has a treasure trove of stuff from our high school years in Castro Valley (1968-1972). How he has managed to hold onto this detritus over time is a mystery to me but I am glad that he did. At a party in 2009 at Stately Conner Mansion in Castro Valley, Ed presented each attendee with a CD that contained some scanned copies of a bit of his collection. The CD included:
1. Copies of selected editions of The Achaean, which was the CVHS student newspaper:
- December 18, 1970
- January 18, 1971
- December 15, 1971
- February 18, 1972
- March 24, 1972
- April 28, 1972
- May 12, 1972
- June 9, 1972
2. A document, CVHS Track Alibi List 1972, that a member of CVHS’s vaunted track and field team might not have performed up to snuff in a meet; and
3. A document, Spartan Code – 1972, that all CVHS athletes lived by.
I hope that you Spartans (and Spartan wannabes) enjoy this trip down memory lane. Of course, if you have other stuff that you would like to contribute to this collection, please send it to me and I will add it to the archive.