Rolling Hills High School
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40th Reunion FAQ

How can I contact the 40th Year Reunion Committee?

What’s happening?

Friday Night, August 28

  • No-Host Cocktail Party, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Doubletree Hotel, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro.

  • Optional Pub Crawl through downtown San Pedro, 7:30 p.m..
    Sign up at The Blu Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 601 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro at 7:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Class of ‘69 alum James Allen, publisher of Random Lengths News, the Pub Crawl includes five venues, food and drink specials, no cover charges for live musical entertainment, and a map for a self-guided tour of the Historic San Pedro Waterfront Arts District.

Saturday Night, August 29

  • Dinner Dance, 6:00 p.m. to midnight
    Ports O’ Call Restaurant, Berth 76, San Pedro.
    Beach Party with buffet and dancing in the Catalina Ballroom. Portrait photography included. Classic cars from the ‘60s on display at Classics Cove outside.

Sunday, August 30

  • Picnic, noon to 2:30 p.m.
    Senior Park, PV Peninsula High School (formerly Rolling Hills High School), Silver Spur & Hawthorne on “the Hill.”
    Wear your Reunion T-shirt and pack your lunch.
    Remember, no smoking or alcoholic beverages on campus.

Who is invited?

Invitations to the Saturday night dinner dance are extended to RHHS Class of 1969 classmates and teachers, and just about anyone they might want to bring along. Classmates include those who belonged to the class for any part of its four years at RHHS. Guests may be spouses, significant others, family members, and friends. Every attendee must register in advance. No registration, no name tag, no admittance.

How much will it cost?

  • Friday night is free for the no-host Happy Hour at the Doubletree Hotel lounge.
    You’re on your own for drinks and snacks if you choose.

  • There will be a $20 charge (cash only) for the Friday night Pub Crawl at sign-in.
    In addition, you’ll pay for your own food and drinks, at reduced prices.

  • The registration price for you or your guest to attend the Saturday night dinner dance is $79. The price goes up by $10 after August 15. If you can contribute a little more to help offset the Reunion Committee’s upfront out-of-pocket expenses, please make a Supporter Contribution for $20 or a Sponsor Contribution for $50.

  • The Sunday picnic is Bring-Your-Own-Lunch and free of charge.

How can I register?

Is there a deadline for registering?

You have until Wednesday, August 26 to register online, and until Friday, August 28 to register by mail.

What if I have to cancel? Will I get a refund?

Yes, you will get a refund (less a $20 processing fee) if you cancel by August 15. After August 15, no refunds will be given.

What’s on the menu?

Your registration includes the Ports O’ Call buffet dinner. We opted for the buffet rather than a sit-down plated dinner, because we heard that people wanted to move and mingle. There’s also more variety: hors d’oeuvres; a selection of salads and vegetables; Angus prime rib, King salmon, pork loin, vegetarian rigatoni, rolls and butter, cake for dessert, coffee, hot tea, and punch.

Is alcohol included?

Alcohol is not included in the registration price, but there will be a no-host bar.

What is “beach casual” attire?

You spoke up and we heard! The majority wanted a low-key, relaxed reunion. Wear something that’s comfortable for you—it’s probably already in your closet. For men, beach casual includes everything from khakis, jeans, cargo pants and shorts with polo or tropical shirts to board shorts (we used to call them ‘jams’) and tees. For women, beach casual includes everything from sundresses to slacks, capris or leggings with halter tops, tunics, or tropical shirts to board shorts (jams) and tank tops. Hint: you’ll want to make sure you can sit comfortably in a beach chair.

What should I wear for the Friday night Happy Hour?

You’ll be safe with something on the dressier end of the “beach casual” options.

How can I buy a Reunion T-shirt or tote bag?

T-shirts and totes and lots of other merchandise are available in our online shop. Click here for details. Remember to order in plenty of time for the party and the picnic!

What is a Class Book?

The Class Book is being created by talented members of our own Class of 1969, with lots of great color photos and portraits from the reunion, classmate contact information, scrapbook-style memory pages, and news about what our classmates are doing. You will have an opportunity to send in your contact info, brief biography, and current photo for inclusion in the book, even if you don’t attend the reunion. Watch your snail mail and e-mail and check the web site for more news about the Class Book.

Where is the Bio form to fill out for the Class Book?

Right here!

How can I order a Class Book?

Class Books will be available here in October 2009, in both soft cover and CD.

How can I order copies of my reunion portrait?

Your registration includes having your portrait taken by the reunion photographer. Portraits will appear in the Class Book. Extra portrait prints and CDs will be available online in October, 2009.

Can I bring my ‘60s classic car to the reunion?

Absolutely! Contact Tom Templeton at and let him know what you’re bringing so he can reserve a space. Everyone can check out classmates’ vintage wheels at Classics Cove, Ports O’ Call, on Saturday night.

Which hotels are close to the reunion activities?

  • Doubletree Hotel San Pedro at 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro.
    We have a limited block of rooms available at discounted prices.
    Call 310-514-3344 and mention our Group Reservation Code: ROL.
    Lowest room rate: $109 with group discount; $143 on; $143 with advance purchase on

  • Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel at 601 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro.
    We have a limited block of rooms available at discounted prices.
    Call 310-521-8021 and mention our Group Reservation name: Rolling Hills High Reunion Class of 1969. Lowest room rate: $109 with group discount; $154 on or $144 with 14-day advance purchase on

  • Sunrise Hotel (formerly Best Western Sunrise hotel) at 525 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.
    Lowest room rate: $105 on

Is transportation available to and from the hotels to Ports O’ Call Restaurant?

For those who are staying at the Doubletree Hotel San Pedro, we have arranged with the Doubletree to provide free shuttle service from the hotel to Ports O’ Call Restaurant the night of the big party. The last return shuttle will be at 10:30 p.m., for those ready to quit early. After that, cab service is available for $5. We’ll try to set up similar arrangements with Crowne Plaza.

How can I help with the reunion?

  • Confirm your current e-mail and snail mail address with Carol at or Arleigh at for reunion mailings.

  • Make a Supporter or Sponsor contribution when you register and help defray the Reunion Committee’s upfront costs. Supporters and Sponsors will receive special acknowledgment in the Class Book.

  • Complete a Class Book page with your contact information, short biographical update, and current photo for inclusion in the Class Book.

  • Bring a 60s classic car for display at Classics Cove at Ports O’ Call on Saturday night. Contact Tom at

  • Bring your RHHS memorabilia for a reunion display. Contact Linda at

  • Send in your “vintage” RHHS photos for the class web site. Contact Nancy at

How do I get there?

  1. Doubletree Hotel San Pedro, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
    (Friday night Happy Hour and discounted hotel rates).
    From the Harbor Freeway (110), take the Harbor Blvd. exit. Turn right (south) on Harbor Blvd., right on 22nd Street, left on Via Cabrillo Marina, and the hotel is ¼ mile on the left.

  2. Ports O’ Call Restaurant, Ports O’ Call Village, Berth 76
    (Saturday night Dinner Dance)
    From the Harbor Freeway (110), take the Harbor Blvd. exit. Turn right (south) on Harbor Blvd., left on 6th Street, right on Sampson Way, left on Nagoya Way to Ports O’ Call Village and Berth 76.

  3. Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, 601 S. Palos Verdes St.
    (Discounted hotel rates and  Pub Crawl sign-up in The Blu Bar)
    From the Harbor Freeway (110), take the Harbor Blvd. exit. Turn right (south) on Harbor Blvd., right on 6th Street one block, left on S. Palos Verdes Street.

Location Map – San Pedro (click to enlarge)

Nancy WEST Johnson