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March 24, 1989
Larry Zucker, Southern Section administrator of the California Interscholastic Federation, said he will resign next month to become associate athletic director at Cal State Bakersfield.
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SPORTS
January 19, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
It's time for the California Interscholastic Federation and its member schools to have a philosophical debate on whether it should be easy or hard for athletes to switch high schools. So far, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of outrage in how schools are welcoming transfer students with open arms. Transfers in large numbers have been happening in Southern California for years, but a 2012 CIF statewide rule that reduced the penalty for transferring without moving from one year to one month has given parents the green light to move without worrying about consequences.
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NEWS
August 22, 2009
Russell obituary: An obituary of longtime sports commissioner William "Bill" Russell in Tuesday's Section A incorrectly reported that he was commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's southern section from 1950 to 1956. He held that post from 1951 to 1954.
OPINION
December 23, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Here's something that California doesn't need: a replay of Proposition 8 in slightly different form. But it may get one. Opponents of a new state law that expands the rights of transgender students say they have submitted enough signatures to place a measure on the ballot to repeal it. Recent spot counts by the secretary of state show they may not have reached the threshold. In our view, California would be better off if the petitions were found to be lacking. As with Proposition 8, which altered the California constitution to ban same-sex marriages, this proposal is based on fear of and intolerance toward people whose sexuality falls outside of traditionally accepted norms.
SPORTS
May 1, 1989
Chad Barker of Villa Park, the Century League's most valuable player in water polo, said he will attend Harvard next fall. Barker is also a finalist for the California Interscholastic Federation scholar-athlete of the year. He also was recruited by Stanford, California and UCLA.
SPORTS
September 9, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The California Interscholastic Federation and Executive Director Roger Blake have released a CIF Webinar for schools and coaches (see above) about what to do in case of an emergency involving injuries. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
June 28, 1989
Margaret Davis, who announced last week that she was resigning as associate commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation to become associate athletic director at Idaho State, has changed her mind. Davis was scheduled to assume the position at Idaho State on July 10 but decided to remain in Southern California for personal reasons. Davis has been an administrator for the CIF and the Southern Section for 15 years.
SPORTS
February 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The California Interscholastic Federation denied Montclair Prep's appeal to regain playoff eligibility for the 1991-92 school year. State Commissioner Thomas Byrnes informed the school he had denied its request that he overturn the Southern Section Executive Committee's Jan. 27 decision. The playoff ban stems from an April agreement between the section and the school in which Montclair Prep admitted to an unspecified recruiting violation in its football program.
SPORTS
November 3, 1994
The California Interscholastic Federation's State Executive Committee has recommended that the girls' pole vault be contested as a scoring event at the league, section and State championship level in the upcoming season. The recommendation was made by the CIF's federal council last week. A final vote will be taken at a council meeting Feb. 3. Although girls have participated in the pole vault during the past two seasons, the results did not count in team scoring.
SPORTS
September 9, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The California Interscholastic Federation and Executive Director Roger Blake have released a CIF Webinar for schools and coaches (see above) about what to do in case of an emergency involving injuries. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
June 21, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Four private high schools based in Southern California filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court on Thursday challenging the CIF Southern Section's decision to place the schools' sports programs into a competition area with similar parochial schools. Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's are seeking an injunction to prevent the Southern Section from placing them into the parochial area for the 2014-15 releaguing cycle. Previously, St. Bonaventure and Oaks Christian were part of the Northern Area and Damien and St. Lucy's were part of the Mt. SAC Area, both of which included public schools.
SPORTS
September 16, 2011 | By Eric Sondheimer
Time Warner Cable has entered into a 15-year agreement with the California Interscholastic Federation to assume broadcast rights for regional and state championships in boys' and girls' sports effective this school year, CIF Executive Director Marie Ishida announced Thursday. No financial details were released. Time Warner is scheduled to broadcast at least 60 championship games via television and the Internet this school year and 80 in future years. Negotiations are still taking place with Time Warner to become involved in regular-season and section championship events.
SPORTS
March 27, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
A state basketball advisory committee is expected to make a proposal that could deal with the issue of the growing number of private school teams reaching the state finals in almost every division, according to Marie Ishida, executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation. Seventeen of the 20 teams that traveled to Sacramento this weekend were private schools, and for the first time, all 10 state champions were private schools. "I think the committee is going to be coming up with criteria and ideas" in the next few months," Ishida said.
SPORTS
March 26, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
Reporting from Sacramento ? With its shots not falling and frustration growing as Concord De La Salle kept running time off the clock on nearly every possession, Santa Ana Mater Dei found itself in an uncomfortable situation for much of Saturday night's CIF Division I state championship game. The Monarchs' deficit reached nine points in the third quarter before Katin Reinhardt began to contribute some badly needed offense. He had 10 of his 17 points in the quarter, and Mater Dei was able to grind out a 43-36 victory in the lowest-scoring Division I final ever at Power Balance Pavilion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2010
Stan Thomas Head of high school sports federation Stan Thomas, 78, who served as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section from 1986 until 1993, when he was forced to resign over disputed expense-account reports, died Wednesday at an Orange County hospital after a heart attack. Thomas, who lived in Fullerton, had been battling illnesses for the last 11 years, according to his son, Chris. As commissioner of the body that governs high school sports, Thomas was credited with improving relations among the state's various high school organizations and praised for his administrative and managerial skills.
SPORTS
January 21, 1993
Marketing and Financial Management Inc. of Woodland Hills has tentatively been selected to represent the California Interscholastic Federation in future marketing endeavors. The company is headed by Bob Seagren, a former USC and Olympic pole vaulter. Marketing and Financial Management replaces School Properties Inc., which initiated corporate sponsorship in the state six years ago.
SPORTS
September 7, 1995 | JIM HODGES
After months of searching and negotiating, the California Interscholastic Federation announced Wednesday that it had hired Jack Hayes as its new executive director. Hayes, who most recently was superintendent of the West Sonoma County Union High School District, replaces Thomas Byrnes, who retired from the job that had been known as commissioner of athletics after 15 years.
NEWS
August 22, 2009
Russell obituary: An obituary of longtime sports commissioner William "Bill" Russell in Tuesday's Section A incorrectly reported that he was commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation's southern section from 1950 to 1956. He held that post from 1951 to 1954.
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