September 22, 1994
A donation to the Garvey School District by the Multi-Cultural Community Assn. of the San Gabriel Valley will be used to expand the school district's conflict resolution program. Monterey Park Mayor Judy Chu, association co-chairwoman Marina Tse and Wes Tanaka, a representative of Southern California Edison, handed over a $3,000 check to the Garvey Board of Education on Tuesday night. The district operates schools in Rosemead, Monterey Park and San Gabriel.
August 18, 1994
It is very scary to see racism and bigotry publicly spoken by a city official The comments from Board President Kathleen Brzozowski of the Monterey Park city library concerning the other trustee, Marina Tse, are not only racist, but, unfortunately, have been used as an excuse behind racism. Brzozowski has viciously attacked a prominent community leader who has successfully completed many great projects in promoting intergroup relationships and is the winner of the prestigious 1993 L.A. County John Anson Ford Award.
May 5, 1994
As a 29-year subscriber to the Los Angeles Times, I was appalled and disappointed to read in the San Gabriel Valley section your headline stating "Election Creating School District Is Invalidated" (March 24). Your headline is especially offensive in that it creates a grossly inaccurate impression that some sort of final conclusion, adverse to San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD), has been reached. Unfortunately, many people only scan headlines--the juicier the better--without reading the article's contents.
October 10, 1993 |
"My dog ate it" still may fly as an excuse for lost homework. But "I left it in my locker" won't fool teachers at nearly half of the San Gabriel Valley's school districts. Vandalism and high maintenance costs have forced 10 of the valley's 22 unified and high school districts to expel student lockers from hallways, and four other districts plan to phase out lockers over the next few years. Eight valley districts still use lockers.
July 11, 1993 |
Imagine a class devoted to discussing racial tension and conflict resolution among Latino and Asian students. A class where teen-agers act out scenarios of ethnic stereotyping and then show the hurt and damage it can cause to individuals. A class where everyone, from the class president to a basketball jock, can learn leadership skills to avoid racial conflict, then pass on what they have learned through peer counseling.
June 17, 1993 |
A 2-year-old dispute between the San Gabriel and Alhambra school districts over who should educate San Gabriel high school students simmered down on one front Tuesday while it boiled over on another. The Alhambra Board of Education decided to sue the State Board of Education to overturn a 1992 election that permits San Gabriel to have its own high school.
June 10, 1993 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1993
A $10,200 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who sexually molested an 11-year-old Alhambra girl as the child was leaving school Feb. 4. The attack occurred about four blocks from Marguerita Elementary School when a male pedestrian grabbed the child, took her to a nearby yard and raped her, then fled when someone approached, school officials said.
April 16, 1992 |
San Gabriel voters have signaled their desire for local control over education by approving a proposal to unify the San Gabriel School District by a wide margin. The measure swept to victory Tuesday by a 61% to 39% vote. Four school board incumbents also won election to the new board, along with newcomer Frank D. Clayton. The incumbents were Nancy Trask, Barbara Bauld, Kathryn R. Blankinshipand Dominic Shambra.
March 22, 1992
As newlyweds, almost 40 years ago, we chose to buy in San Gabriel because of its highly respected school system, a reputation it still enjoys from kindergarten through eighth grade. However, San Gabriel High School is part of the Alhambra School District, and by the time our children reached ninth grade, SGHS was too overcrowded to provide the quality of education we had experienced in the San Gabriel school system. Counselors were so heavily overloaded that they could barely provide counsel for those students who were "flunking out or were disciplinary problems," to quote one daughter.