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LA County COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Across County; Appointments Required
Los Angeles, CA (Thursday, April 2, 2020) — LA County is ramping up COVID-19 testing sites, opening three locations on April 3, 2020 and developing many others countywide. The sites opening April 3 are at the Pomona Fairplex (Gate 17 - W. McKinley/Fairplex Drive), the South Bay Galleria (1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278), and the Antelope Valley Mall (1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 91768). The testing is by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available.

THIS ARTICLE will be updated intermittently. Members may sign in and add comments at the bottom; please limit comments to new testing sites or pertinent public information; nonsense will be removed upon discovery.

At this time, COVID-19 testing is limited to the most vulnerable Los Angeles County residents who are:

65 and older; and/or
Have underlying health conditions including:
Diabetes
Heart disease
Hypertension
Chronic lung disease
Moderate to severe asthma
People who are immunocompromised, including as a result of cancer treatment; and/or have been subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period because they have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have more than 7 days of the 2-week quarantine period remaining.

Anyone interested in getting tested must first register on the screening website. This first step determines if people are eligible to be tested. At the website, individuals are asked to answer basic questions including name, date of birth, address, and whether they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. The website (in real time) determines and confirms an individual’s testing eligibility. Those who receive confirmation of testing eligibility will then be given a selection of testing sites, available appointment times to complete the test registration process. The registration number will be required information at the testing site.

All of the testing locations are “drive-up” — clients stay in their cars for tests (though pedestrian clients with appointments can be tested as well). The test is a self- administered oral swab, meaning clients must swab their own mouths/throats using instructions provided to them at the site. The testing process takes between 5 and 10 minutes, however waiting times may vary. More information and frequently asked questions are available at covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

“The goal is to increase testing capacity as quickly as possible in Los Angeles County to meet the community’s needs, which are growing every day,” said Dr. Clayton Kazan, medical director of the LA County Fire Department, who is leading the county-wide coordination of COVID19 testing.

Dr. Kazan continues to reach out to healthcare stakeholders all across Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County seeks to support and scale the efforts of cities and health care providers who have begun their own testing programs, merge them into the county-wide network and ensure that they have adequate supplies. Additional sites in Northridge, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Pasadena are presently in planning stages.

For more information and FAQs: Go HERE.
To register and see if you are eligible for a test: Go HERE.
TC Jr. HS Football Cartoon Offered by Friend of TCHS
Lisa Moore wrote to the editor saying she has come into possession of the adjacent document. It is an 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper with a drawing of the 1950-51 TCJHS football team rendered as the Seven Dwarves et al.

Temple City Jr. High School was then part of the Pasadena School District before the eleciton of 1954 that created Temple City Unified School District. TCJHS became Oak Avenue Intermediate when the new Lemon Ave. campus of TCHS opened in 1956.

We have been speculating about "where are they now" as we review the names. Your editors were still in elementary school at the time. Emperor and Cloverly schools were newly founded, and La Rosa did not exist.

If you would like to acquire this bit of memorabilia, perhaps for your own enjoyment or perhaps as a prospective donation to TCHS or Oak Ave. please contact the editor at the link below. We will forward your message.

UPDATE: Lisa has given us permission to post her email mtngyrl @ cloud.com; of course you'll know how to correct our privacy tweak.

Contact the editor

Coronavirus Update - Please Share

World Coronavirus DashboardSafe Food Handling

UPDATE 30 MARCH 2020 - WA Post reports "President Trump on Sunday extended the social distancing guidance until the end of April. He agreed “right away” to the extension after his task force presented him with data that showed the coronavirus could cause between 100,000 and 200,000 U.S. deaths even with the current guidelines in place, according to Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert."
TC girls advance to CIF soccer quarter finals
Congratulations to our Lady RAMs! They beat Rialto HS 2-1 to make it through to the CIF Quarterfinals!! Way to go Ladies!!!! Next game will be on Wednesday 2/19 Time, Place & opponents is TBD!
Class of 1970 50th Reunion Celebration 19 September
The Class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th year reunion from 6 pm to 11pm Saturday, September 19, 2020, in the Director’s Room at Santa Anita Race Track.

Champagne Toast, Local Micro-Brew, Cocktails,
* Dinner and Dancing *
DJ playing our favorite music from 1967-1970
And lots of "Hey, I remember you –
Whataya been up to the past 50 years?"

Cost Per Person $130.00. Please make checks payable to:
TCHS Class of 1970 50th Reunion

Mail checks to:
TCHS Class of 1970 50th Reunion
P.O. Box 141
Summerland, CA. 93067-0141

by August 1, 2020. Include your email address so that a receipt can be emailed to you.

Host Hotel – The Doubletree Hotel
924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
We have reserved a block of rooms at $145 per night plus tax.
Here is the link to make a reservation: (Not submitted with notice.)
There will be a shuttle to take hotel guests from the hotel to the event and back again.

Reunion Committee email: tchs50threunion@gmail.com
Temple City High School Ramrodder Booster Club Reports
CONGRATULATIONS to our Lady RAMs!!!
The girls rocked it this season with an incredible UNDEFEATED League Season!!
Whip out those clubs!
UPDATE - Suspect Convicted in Murder of Peter Bentz '67
A suspect has been charged with murder in the disappearance of Peter Bentz '67, who disappeared in San Diego in November 2017. Thanks to Dixie Crosby '67 for following up on the story.

UPDATE 27 FEB 2020: Dixie Crosby and others report Conviction and Sentencing in Bentz Disappearance.

Original Article

'67 Alumnus Peter Bentz Missing
Peter Bentz '67 was last seen by a friend in Ocean Beach last November. He never arrived for a family Thanksgiving dinner. He does not have a history of unplanned absence and is normally in contact with friends and family. The accompanying notice was posted on Facebook in December by a fellow alumnus. Can you help friends and family?

UPDATE 1/24/18 — No further information in the case has been received.

UPDATE 6/14/18 — According to the San Diego Tribune, Bentz has been declared dead, and "a former acquaintance is being accused in the death.

"Police said then that it was unlike Bentz to simply disappear without contacting family or friends."

Police investigators eventually identified Brian Hancock as a suspect in the death. Bentz’s body has not been found.

The Tribune continued, "Hancock, a San Diego County resident, was already in jail on unrelated charges that included cruelty to a child, burglary and possessing drugs for sale. He was re-booked on suspicion of murder on June 8, when he pleaded not guilty to a murder charge with allegations he has past convictions for arson and burglary going back to the 1990s."

Hancock is being held in lieu of $2 million in bail, facing 75 years to life in prison if convicted. Police and district attorney officials did not discuss the relationship between the two men.
Clare Marquardt, Long time TCHS teacher passes
Clare Collins Marquardt passed away January 17th, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Clare was an educator and spent her entire thirty-nine year career at Temple City High School where she taught English and Humanities. She also served as the Head of the English Department.

Born March 23rd, 1947 at Queen of Angels in Los Angeles, California, Clare was the daughter of the Honorable Harold F. Collins and Julia M. O'Neill. She received her bachelors in English from Mount Saint Mary's in 1969 and her Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Clare is survived by her husband, (former TCHS teacher and coach) Dennis Marquardt, their four children – Katherine Marquardt, Michael Marquardt, Martin (Mary) Marquardt, and Andrew (Karen Shi) Marquardt; 3 grandchildren – Calvin, Camille, and Kennan Marquardt; her brother, Charles (Sharon) Collins, sisters-in law, Otilia Collins and Jan Marquardt, nine nieces and nephews, and twelve grandnieces and grandnephews.

After Los Angeles Times via Legacy

The Poster Says It All
Footballers 1977: Inquiry; Can You Answer?
A visitor asks: Hi, i've been wondering for decades who the defensive lineman was on your champion 1977 football team. He was this MASSIVE, quick, viscious nightmare of a defensive tackle or defensive end who completely shut down our potent offense in the 2nd round playoffs. i was the ball boy/equipment manager and my brother was the nosetackle (patrick Hamrock). Everybody just referred to him as "GIANT"--including our head coach Harry Robinson. during half-time in the locker room, the whole 20 or 30 minutes was devoted to overcoming "GIANT"! Of course, Don Roberts destroyed our defense that night too. That was a hell of a great team.
—Ted Hamrock, 1/14/2020
Casual Reunion Opporunity at Camellia Festival

Festival Website

Camellia festival: Time for the annual harvest
Alumni: The festival tent in city park is a great place to gather on Saturday night during the Camelia Festival. Thanks to Rob Liden '74 for the suggestion.

Festival website

Gary Ranker '60, friend, father, career coach
Dr. Gary Ranker (TCHS 1960) of Deer Harbor, WA, and New York, NY, passed away at age 76 in New York City March 28, 2019. The following is excerpted from an obituary by his son, Kevin Ranker, a member of the Washington House of Representatives.

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