Opponents of the San Fernando High School health clinic reappeared in force Monday night armed with a strategy they hope will eventually close it.
About 1,000 people, including scores of teen-agers, marched along Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima to demonstrate their displeasure over the clinic that opened earlier this month. Protesters then held a rally in a parking lot of Northeast Valley Health Corp., which operates the clinic.
After the march, opposition leaders said they would continue agitating with more demonstrations and a letter-writing campaign aimed at parents.
Opponents believe that if only a handful of students patronize the facility, foundations underwriting it will withdraw their financial backing when it comes up for review in two years.
"Maybe it's naive to think we can close down a clinic, but we are ornery enough to do it," said Eadie Gieb, a spokeswoman for Parents and Students United in San Fernando Valley.