It's hammer time. (via Deanne Fitzmaurice / The Chronicle)

Yearbook Photos of Your Fave Bay Area Celebs

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We were all awkward teenagers once.

It's refreshing, and encouraging, to know that even the biggest celebrities were all once regular teenagers just trying to get through the complexities of young adult life. The Bay Area has always been home to some great talent; catch a glimpse of a few before they got famous, in this little jaunt into NorCal history.

Tom Hanks

via Oakland Wiki

Today, Tom Hanks is one of the most famous actors in the world, but in 1974, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was just a shy teenager graduating from Skyline High School in Oakland. The Concord native went on to study theater at Chabot College in Hayward, and then transfer to CSU Sacramento.

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