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45 Year Reunion

Come Alive for 45!

Cabrillo Doubletree Hilton, San Pedro

Held on: July 20 and 21, 2018

Friday, July 20: Pre-Reunion Mixer

Saturday, July 21: Dinner, Live Band - Soul Shot

---> Another enjoyable and successful reunion! <---



Reunion Committee Members
Nancy Bowen Budar
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso
Terry Bass
Darlene Bender Funk
Janet Chuka
Linda Dunton
Lana Getty Dixon
Elaine Krueger
Jay Leffingwell
Toni O'Donnell
Rocky Paulsen
JoAnn Tominaga
Chuck Wilcox
Diane Yasuda Pegg


40 Year Reunion

Go Big 40! Pedro Goes Hollywood BIG Time!

Cabrillo Doubletree Hilton, San Pedro

July 19 and 20, 2013


Event Recap
Friday, July 19: Social Mixer at the Cabrillo Doubletree Hilton, Santa Rosa Room, San Pedro.
A casual gathering in the Santa Rosa Room at 7PM - Midnight which included a screening of Hollywood Movies and TV shows from our school years as well as yearbook and other photos provided a quiet setting for Ke-Alien classmates to meet, get reacquanted, catch up on events and reminisce. Refreshments helped make this informal gathering a success. The party spilled out to the hallway, lounge and bar area where the revelry continued into the wee hours.

Social Mixer

Social Mixer


Reunion Patio


Saturday, July 20: Reunion event at the Cabrillo Doubletree, Madeo Ballroom, San Pedro at 5PM - Midnight

Pedro Goes Hollywood BIG Time!!!


The theme of the Go Big 40! reunion was Pedro Goes Hollywood BIG Time!!! and the night did not disappoint. Over 250 Classmates and Guests were treated to a Red Carpet Hollywood major gala event which included Hollywood stars, glamorous decorations, popcorn treats and a fabulous movie format setting.

Guests mingled, talked of life events, laughed with special memories, and posed in their finery, while flashbulbs popped, cameras rolled, old memories rekindled and new memories were made.

A sumptuous buffet with bar was available allowing the guests to indulge their appetites, scarf, pardy hardy and enhance their experience of the evening.

The fun continued as Classmates grooved to the sounds of their past as played by the fantabulous band Soul Shot.

During the course of the evening lucky raffle winners were presented with totally awesome gifts.


Hollywood Table


The silver screen was evident during the course of this major release soiree allowing memories to revitalize, friends to reconnect and new acquantances to be made. The dudes were handsome, hip and cool, the chicks were elegant, glamorous and beautiful while the night was high and out of sight.

The events that transpired during the night allowed guests to take home great memories not only of the gala affair but of their classmates, old school experiences and lifelong friends. This reunion was a fun, entertaining and memorable celebration where the song phrase 'In My Life I've Loved You More' was paramount.

The silver screen will never be the same as we move on in life, but this one spectacular night allowed us take a step out of time and walk down memory lane to recollect, to chill, meet up with old classmates and simply enjoy to the max.

Thanks to all those classmates and their guests who attended and helped to make the reunion weekend a far out success. Keep on truckin' and see you in 2018 where the Come Alive for 45! reunion will be playing.

Hollywood Table



Group Photo


Piper, Toni, Noel


Nada, Chuck, Christine


Group Photo



Sunday, July 21: No formal organized event occured however several informal activities were available in the San Pedro area. Among these was Music by the Sea at Point Fermin Park. Local bands Hindsight, In Contempt and The Topics played in the bandshell. Some Ke-Aliens and guests attended and were greeted by the distinct sounds of these bands and they danced the day away.


Approximately 171 Ke-Alians and 87 Guests attended the 'Pedro Goes Hollywood' Reunion for a total of 258.

30 Ke-Alians and 11 Guests came from out of state with 17 states represented. Washington was the clear winner with 9 Classmates and 4 Guests. Oregon was runner up with 4 Classmates and 2 Guests.

The only non US country represented was Norway with Edith Hansen who graced us with her presence.


A Special Thanks to the Reunion Committee, especially Nancy Bowen Budar, for a fantastic job in producing, directing and setting the stage for the Pedro Goes Hollywood Big Time Reunion.

A big thanks also to Kathleen Budar, Nancy Bowen Budar's daughter and Elisabeth Vuoso, Noel Tamburovich Vuoso's daughter for providing excellent assistance for both the Social Mixer (Kathleen) and the Hollywood reunion (Kathleen and Elisabeth).

Reunion Committee Members
Nancy Bowen Budar
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso
Darlene Bender Funk
Linda Dunton
Joe Justiniano
Elaine Krueger
Jay Leffingwell
Lourdes Lopez Bielecki
Toni O'Donnell
Rocky Paulsen
JoAnn Tominaga
Chuck Wilcox
Diane Yasuda Pegg

2008 Reunion Committee

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Reunion Closing


35 Year Reunion

August 1-3,2008
Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Pedro



Approximately 108 Ke-Alians and 53 Guests attended.

17 of the Ke-Alians and 9 Guests came from out of state.

Pictures of the reunion are on the Photos pages.




Event Recap
Friday, August 1: An informal no-host pre-event gathering at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Lounge, San Pedro. This casual gathering allowed many to catch up with old friends and classmates in a quiet environment with great food, cold beverages and fine piano music. A few classmates rejoined at Godmother's to listen to Lawrence Alva's band for the remainder of the evening.

Saturday, August 2: No Host Cocktails / Dinner, Music and Dancing Reunion event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom. This was a gala affair with over 100 Classmates reminiscing and catching up, in a 'throwback' environment replete with 70's style decorations including 1970's record album cover placemats.

Sunday, August 3: Taste in San Pedro at Point Fermin Park where over 32 establishments had their food available, 9 merchants/crafters had their wares for sale and San Pedro artists had their artwork on display. Bands, including The Chuck Alvarez Band (an SPHS '73 grad!), entertained the crowd for most of the day.



Reunion Photos
Reunion photos are available in the Photos section. "Submit Photos" page allows Classmates to submit any of their reunion photos.



Reunion Committee
A special thanks to the reunion committee for their planning and creativity. The committee performed another excellent job in coordinating this Reunion event including the venue, meals, music, entertainment, prizes, and especially the 70's atmosphere for a most enjoyable Reunion weekend for the many Ke-Alians and Guests who attended.

35 Year Reunion Committee members
Nancy Bowen Budar
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso
Toni O'Donnell
Lawrence Alva
Debbie Green
Joe Justiniano
Dorean Stearn Ora
Diane Yasuda Pegg
Darlene Bender Funk
Karen Fleishman Polan
Lourdes Lopez
Elaine Krueger
JoAnn Tominaga

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30 Year Reunion


July 19, 2003
Cabrillo Marina Hilton Hotel, San Pedro

Joe, Noel, Toni, Nancy, Mark


Reunion Committee Members
Nancy Bowen Budar
Joe Justiniano
Toni O'Donnell
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso
Mark Wells



25 Year Reunion


August 22, 1998
Cabrillo Marina Hilton Hotel, San Pedro

Helen, Nancy, Denny, Noel, Toni


Reunion Committee Members
Nancy Bowen Budar
Helen Lacie Hegge
Toni O'Donnell
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso
Denny Weber



20 Year Reunion


August 21, 1993
Sheraton Hotel, Long Beach

Front: Nancy, Noel, Joy; Back: Anita, Gina, Toni


Reunion Committee Members
Joy Bottomley Delmage
Nancy Bowen Budar
Anita Dragovich
Gina Ferrari Mandich
Toni O'Donnell
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso



15 Year Reunion


September 17, 1988
Princess Pavillion, Long Beach

Reunion Committee


Reunion Committee Members
Joy Bottomley Delmage
Nancy Bowen Budar
Anita Dragovich
Toni O'Donnell
Debbie Rodriguez
Denise Sanchez
Brenda Statham
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso



10 Year Reunion


August 13, 1983
Golden Sails Inn, Long Beach

Reunion Committee '83


Reunion Committee Members
Joy Bottomley Delmage
Nancy Bowen Budar
Mike Cairns
Carmela DiCola
Anita Dragovich
Karen Fleischman
York Knowlton
Vera Lezaja
Linda Lisman
Toni O'Donnell
Eric Perez
Marie Pilato Pedersen
Debbie Rodriguez
Pat Ross
Denise Sanchez
Brenda Statham
Noel Tamburovich Vuoso

Reunion Committee '83




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