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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
Dora Padilla, a school board member for two decades, has decided to not seek a sixth term in November. For much of her time on the board, Padilla has been one of the school district's chief cheerleaders. "It has been very rewarding and very special," she said. Padilla said that with her husband's recent retirement she wants to slow down a little and practice her golf game. "I've got to get better so I can beat him," she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1998
A resident has filed legal papers contesting the November election of Robert Miranda to the Alhambra school board, repeating an accusation made weeks before the election that Miranda does not live in the district and is therefore ineligible for the seat. Miranda received 55% of the vote for the 5th District of the Alhambra city and high schools district in the Nov. 3 election.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
It's lunchtime at San Gabriel High School. Here are the Asian students, clustered on the grassy knoll. Over there are the Latino students, gathered around the cafeteria tables. There's little inter-ethnic mingling on this 3,232-student campus, where most of the student body is evenly split between Asians and Latinos. "I say 'hi' to them, but we stay to ourselves, that's just the way it is," says Angelica, 16, a Mexican-American clad in the teen grunge of flannel shirt and torn jeans.
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.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Frank Shyong, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Riverside County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against a former teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students, one of whom made her accusations public in a video posted on YouTube. A $5-million warrant has been issued for the arrest of 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. Cardosa has been charged with 16 counts related to aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, officials said.
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.
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