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Los Gatos 1967 to 1982

Here you'll find pictures from my childhood and teenage years, in Los Gatos. During the 1970s, it was a fairly decent place to grow up, and it still had a strong small-town feel. It would be a few years before the yuppie-crazed 1980s would turn the place into a traffic-snarled, pompous, exclusive mess. Don't get me wrong, I still love the place, and do visit on occasion...but as the old saying goes, "You can never go back home again". Old Town, which was right next to my house, used to be a fairly interesting anti-mall. But in the late 80s, it was bought out and gutted, turned into a sterile, lifeless eyesore, which is how it is now.

Though much of the town has changed since I tore up the streets in my Keds and banana-seat bike, some of it hasn't.

I am always looking for more pictures of Los Gatos during this time, so if you can help, use the 'Contact' link at the left. Of couse, you are always welcome to drop me a line if you knew me back then.


Really Early Pictures

Oh, to be a child again.


Los Gatos Los Gatos Park, circa 1969 Los Gatos Los Gatos, Christmas 1973 Me with a dog
Daves Avenue School

First Grade - 1974


Backwards Day, Daves Avenue School, Los Gatos, 1974 First Grade Class, Daves Avenue School, Los Gatos, 1974
San Antonio Montessori School

Circa 1976

San Antonio Montessori School, circa 1976
1981

Los Gatos

Mike with Skitcher, Los Gatos circa 1981 Me with my dog Button, Los Gatos circa 1981 Mike with my dog Button, Los Gatos circa 1981 Paul Zimmerman, Lyndon Plaza, Los Gatos circa 1981 Los Gatos Creek during a major storm, Los Gatos circa 1981
R.J. Fisher Jr. High

Without question, the absolute worst two years of my life.

Vicki Stock, Fisher Jr. High, Los Gatos 1981 Dennis Yee, Fisher Jr. High, Los Gatos 1981 Paul Zimmerman, Fisher Jr. High, Los Gatos 1981 Fisher Jr. High, Los Gatos 1981
1982

Los Gatos and Aptos.

Me, Aptos Jr. High School, 1982 Me, Aptos Jr. High School, 1982 Me with BAD hair, Los Gatos High School, 1982 Mom getting the Aptos house ready for Christmas, 1982 Mike and Jen, Aptos, 1982
Los Gatos High Marching Band Aides

I actually designed this shirt at a local shop!

Los Gatos High Marching Band Aides, 1982
Some links to the old days:


Billy Jones' Wildcat Railroad
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Move Ahead to 1982 and Beyond
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