Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Louis Barella ’46
Louis Barella enjoyed his time at Tech. He was the track manager and football manager. The Oakland Zoo was supposed to close, but Tura Hawk, the biology teacher, had all the classes do neighborhood petitions which kept the zoo open! There was a lot of fear of the war. After high school, Barella worked in the Navy for four years. After he was discharged from the Navy, he worked at Wells Fargo for ten years and then in the computer department for twenty-five years. He felt he was well prepared for life after graduating from Tech.