Oakland Tech alums to host all-city reunion

If you wore shoulder pads and parachute pants in high school — or if your bangs made you look three inches taller — you can re-connect with your old friends and enemies Aug. 29 at an all-city reunion for the graduating classes of 1985-1991.

The event, organized by alums from Oakland Tech, will be at Kimball’s Carnival in Jack London Square. (I love the description of the appropriate attire: “grown and sexy.” Does that mean no 80s costumes?) The following night, Aug. 30, is an event for Oakland Tech’s Class of 1988.

More information, from the release I linked to above:

Friday Aug. 29, 2008 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. “The Oakland Technical High School Class of 1988 Presents an ’85-’91 All City High School Reunion” Kimball’s Carnival in Jack London Square in Oakland located at 215 Washington St. $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Attire is Grown and Sexy. No Jeans, Tshirts, athletic gear etc. DRESS CODE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. www.kimballscarnival.com. Call 323 697 9718 for information.

Saturday Aug. 30, 2008 7 p.m. to midnight. Oakland Technical High School 20th High School Reunion. Midtown Ballroom in Downtown Oakland located at 420-14th St. www.themidtownballroom.com. This is a formal event. $88 per person and $150 per couple. Call 323 697 9718 for more information.

Sunday Aug. 31, 2008 Noon to 6 p.m. Oakland Technical High School Friends and Family Day. Shadow Cliffs Park located at 2500 Stanley Blvd. in Pleasanton. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/shadow_cliffs. $15 per person AGES 10 and up. Ages 9 and under FREE. Call 323 697 9718 for more information.

For additional details on all events or for interviews with the chair, please contact the reunion chair at 323.696.9718 or stephanieabdullah@sbcglobal.net. Additionally, please see www.myspace.com/ot88reunion or www.ot88reunion.com.

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Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.