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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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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
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.
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