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Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Kent Lockhart, Danny McCalister, LenRay McCalister

LenRay McCalister has died, age 49. His brother Stanley was my teammate for Gunn basketball, and his oldest brother Danny McCalister was a star of the Gunn Titans first championship basketball team, 22-5 in 1979-1980. There were six McCalister brothers … Continue reading

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Gunn grad announces Levitation Year

Kendra Smaby class of 2020 plans “to float and drift a bit while I ponder my options” Considering Air Force, circus or philosophy. the truth will set us fly.

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Hey, 19 that’s 8 and 1

That’s funny in that due to my cold I decided, despite emailing a list of 30 people about the game, to stay home. But a couple hours earlier at the Pace Palo Alto Picasso Show opening I saw a well … Continue reading

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Gunn rooter honors former player

As a former Gunn basketball player, I noted with interest that other Gunn rooters, parents or neighbors of current students, told me that Cameron Lee, who took his own life in November, was a basketball player, and likely Varsity player. … Continue reading

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CJ, Coach, Rambis and me, no kidding: honorable mentions of all time Bay Area and Palo Alto prep hoops legends

Hans Delannoy and I it seems like just yesterday — March 25, 2015 — were discussing an all time Palo Alto All City team, maybe five groups of five or 25 deep, and maybe a top 20 all Gunn team … Continue reading

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I shot 450 photos at 22 high school basketball games this season

and1: this one is on my camera/ phone but shot by I think former Coach Redfield, and shows me in front of the exact basket where 30 years or so prior, in 1981, my junior year at Gunn I scored … Continue reading

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‘Excellence’ Gunn w. Raiders

I shot my former Gunn hoops contemporary and champion Matt Passell at the scorers table for his boy’s frosh soph game Tuesday and noticed a motto: “A tradition of excellence”. Reminds that after two years helming The Oracle I established … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the schools

I stood after leaving the Open Forum part of Tuesday’s meeting in the dark with three strangers, with a Mom, her son and another boy,who might have been a speaker, a source quoted above and the son of someone I … Continue reading

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Russell hits trey to start Titans

G 28 MV 11 2Q G 42 MV 19 3Q 10 Gil short jumper G 46 MV 24 1:46 left odd technical foul sequence G 46 MV 27 final Riley takes a knee 2. I caught two and a half … Continue reading

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Near-pin of a Mayoral Proclamation for Chris Horpel and Gunn wrestling, circa 2012

I wrote this, Palo Alto Mayor and Gunn grad Yiaway Yeh approved it, yet it somehow never found its way from electronic media to official parchment and presentation. (And thanks to Emmie and Julie for their comments and commitments: their … Continue reading

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