Time capsule- lost in space

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The time capsule is purported to be a three-foot length of plastic pipe, possibly holding sheet music and a red-white and blue tassel with a minuteman commemorating the nation’s bicentennial – a big deal in 1976. It could also contain two of the era’s biggest fads – a mood ring and a Pet Rock. None of the alumni who came to watch the time capsule being unearthed was actually there when it was originally buried just days before their graduation. And despite their disappointment, they said they aren’t giving up yet. “We’ll do some more research and get to the bottom of this,” said Renee Serkin-Leshner, 47, of Calabasas, who is co-chairing Chatsworth High’s 30th class reunion. Chatsworth Principal Jeff Davis vowed to get the blueprints of the school, and Serkin hopes more clues will emerge by June 24, when 200 former classmates gather for their reunion. Even though the time capsule remained elusive, for the classmates who turned out it was a chance to catch up with each other and reminisce about the days when the campus wasn’t fenced in, security was a single guy with a walkie-talkie and “the wildest thing we did in school was streaking,” said Teri Tilton, 47, of Calabasas, known as Teri Kollar back then. CHATSWORTH – Three decades ago, a few members of Chatsworth High School’s Class of 1976 secretly buried a time capsule on campus. Apparently, a little too secretly. Campus gardener Jerome Thomas spent an hour in the hot sun Tuesday digging six holes near a plaque adjacent to the school flagpole – the rumored location of the time capsule – and came up with nothing but dirt. “I’ve never seen a time capsule dug up, and I’ve never seen what they look like after they’re dug up. That’s why I was digging so vigorously,” Thomas said. “But to no avail.” And while the former schoolmates speculated about the location of the capsule filled with icons of their early lives, John Deary, 18, a member of the Class of 2006, had another possible explanation: “Maybe it wasn’t as good of a secret as they thought,” he said. “Maybe someone else came and dug it up.” lisa.sodders@dailynews.com (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img