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NEWS
March 13, 1986
Students at all 13 elementary schools in Alhambra will release balloons at 11 a.m. Friday to celebrate the Alhambra School District's centennial. About 10,000 balloons will be sent skyward, with each student being given one balloon to release. Parents and community leaders will mark the anniversary at a community reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Lincoln Plaza hotel in Monterey Park.
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NEWS
November 24, 1991
Mary Hunt, an Alhambra School District adult division teacher, has been honored by the California Council of Adult Education, South Coast Section. Hunt was cited for creating a loving atmosphere in her classroom and encouraging active student participation. She wrote an article on her technique, "Teaching Peace in the Classroom," which appeared in The Adult Learner magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1987
An 11-week drug investigation by two undercover police officers in Alhambra has led to the arrest of 15 students and three non-students at Alhambra and San Gabriel high schools. The police officers, who had posed as high school students since the beginning of the school year, said they purchased $800 worth of marijuana, cocaine and LSD during the investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1994
In a severe blow to the city of San Gabriel's attempts to move ahead with a unified school district, a Superior Court judge has ruled that a 1992 election that created the district was unconstitutional because it did not include voters from Alhambra whose children would be affected.
NEWS
April 21, 1991
The Adult Education Division of the Alhambra School District will celebrate its 75th anniversary at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor St. Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith will speak. Adult education began unofficially in 1911 with a class in physical fitness for two students and officially in 1916 with 150 students, who studied penmanship and millinery. During World War II, students were trained for such jobs as welding and shipfitting.
NEWS
October 16, 1986 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
A Monterey Park councilman's suggestion that the Alhambra School Board consider East Los Angeles College as a high school site was rejected this week by the college president and the school superintendent. Councilman Barry L. Hatch had proposed a campus that would be shared by the two-year college and the high school as a way of avoiding demolition of homes in Monterey Park to clear land for a high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A 10-year-old boy mysteriously collapsed and died Wednesday after playing in an after-school flag football game in Alhambra, officials said. Austin Mejia, a fifth-grader at Martha Baldwin Elementary School, did not have any known medical condition. A coroner's investigation is pending. He collapsed shortly before 3 p.m. at his school, at 900 Almansor St., said Nadine Sweetmon, executive secretary for the Alhambra Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather, This post has been updated. See the note within for details
A former teacher arrested and charged with multiple counts of sex abuse after one of her accusers went public in a YouTube video confessed to detectives that she molested the former student, court records show. Riverside police Det. Roberta Hopewell, in seeking an arrest warrant for Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, stated that the former Alhambra assistant principal "admitted to having a sexual relationship" with the teenager when she taught in Riverside County. The detective said Cardosa initially stated the girl was 15 or 16 but later acknowledged she may have been as young as 14, according to a copy of the arrest warrant obtained by The Times.
NEWS
May 17, 1992
Cal Poly Pomona has honored 55 Southern California teachers at its teacher recognition ceremony, organized by the school's Center for the Advancement of Public Education. The teachers were selected by their school districts. San Gabriel Valley teachers who were honored are: Sharon Oliver, Ramona Elementary School, Alhambra School District; Bernadine Spencer, First Avenue Junior High School, Arcadia Unified; Gail Arakelian, Slauson Middle School, Azusa Unified; Madalena L.
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