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November 28, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
Camarillo High School won the 12th annual Geography Bowl competition held recently at Oxnard College. The first-place students beat teams from eight Ventura County high schools. Oxnard High teams placed second and third in the contest, which tests students' knowledge of the environment, economics and geography. The focus of this year's competition was conservation.
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May 8, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Hunter Virant, Camarillo High's standout left-handed pitcher, decided he needed to be a little emotional Tuesday against Oxnard in a game for first place in the Pacific View League. "I've never really gotten pumped up like that," he said. "I was yelling and trying to get everybody fired up. " A nine-inning game that featured a pitcher's duel between Virant and Oxnard's Oscar Sandoval provided plenty of tension and excitement. In the end, a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth gave Camarillo a 3-2 victory and a one-game lead with one to play.
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November 21, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Two teams from Camarillo High School took first and second place honors in the 11th annual county Geography Bowl held Saturday at Oxnard College's gymnasium. First-place winners Abhishek Mishra, Joel Deneau, Pat Bocash, Alex Nowrasteh, Erin Simon and Kevin Lee won an engraved plaque and a chance to take a helicopter ride along the coast. Another Camarillo High team placed second after losing the tiebreaking question: What is the "City of Brotherly Love"? The answer is Philadelphia.
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March 6, 2008 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
Every morning, Shawn Spitzer sent her 13-year-old daughter off to school with a lunch box of snacks and $5 to buy a hot meal. Every afternoon, Spitzer noticed that her daughter, who has severe autism and cannot speak, would head straight for the refrigerator when she came home. Spitzer wondered if it was a growth spurt. Maybe the cafeteria food was bad.
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February 21, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
A proposal to move Camarillo High out of the Oxnard high school district got a boost this week when a citizens committee gave it a thumbs up. Although the 10 committee members, who were appointed by school board officials from throughout Ventura County, were worried about the financial effects of such a move, eight of them voted to recommend it to the state.
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December 13, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old member of the Camarillo High School cross-country team died early Wednesday after being struck by a car while jogging along Santa Rosa Road with her father, who called for an immediate reduction of traffic speeds in the area. Jennifer Lynn Bonds, a freshman member of the varsity team, was pronounced dead at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks from massive head injuries. She had been struck about 4:30 p.m.
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March 8, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old Camarillo High School freshman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sending threatening e-mails to two teachers, authorities said. It was the second time in a week that someone has been arrested for allegedly using the Internet to threaten teachers or students in the Oxnard Union High School District, authorities said.
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June 11, 1989 | SAM FARMER, Times Staff Writer
Peter Morawiecki had seen enough. His opponent's foot faults were becoming more blatant on each serve. When Morawiecki calmly protested, he was shouted down by the offender's coach, who was perched behind a chain-link fence. A foot fault--a violation where the server steps over the baseline while serving--would not usually irk Morawiecki, but these foot faults came in a doubles match in the Ojai Valley tennis tournament--one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in Southern California.
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October 26, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Camarillo High School sophomore Tim Bradley has learned the hard way the importance of always hurrying to his next class. "You have to get to class early so you can get a big desk," he said. Although nearly all the desks at Camarillo High are the same standard wood model, they are a hodgepodge of sizes, the result of piecemeal purchases made since the school was built 30 years ago.
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January 10, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
A week before Chad Pridgen is to be sentenced for molesting 11 teenage boys, prosecutors are investigating whether there is a new victim in the case against the former Camarillo High School science teacher. The mother of the potential new victim, a former Camarillo High student, last month told an investigator working on a civil case against Pridgen that she believed her son was a victim, said Ventura attorney Brenda Andrade.
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April 7, 2004 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
A judge has ordered the parents of several sexual assault victims to undergo mental health testing as part of their lawsuit alleging that Oxnard Union High School District officials failed to protect their children from an abusive teacher. During a pretrial hearing Monday, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill ruled that in addition to the children, their parents must also participate in psychiatric tests and interviews to determine their emotional states.
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February 27, 2004 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of family members and friends gathered at a local park Thursday to comfort each other and share stories about four Camarillo High School students killed in a car crash last weekend. Friends described James Saltee, 17, as a leader; Trevor Beasley, 16, as a jokester; Matthew Daro, 16, as the quiet one; and Pamela Joy "Candy" Legaspi, 16, as beautiful and brainy. "I know they are in a place right now that is better than down here." said Blake Chamberlain, a Camarillo High senior.
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February 21, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
A proposal to move Camarillo High out of the Oxnard high school district got a boost this week when a citizens committee gave it a thumbs up. Although the 10 committee members, who were appointed by school board officials from throughout Ventura County, were worried about the financial effects of such a move, eight of them voted to recommend it to the state.
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July 1, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
A former Camarillo High School teacher and coach who engaged in sex acts with several of his male students was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Monday after emotional pleas for justice by the teenagers and their families. Chad Wenzlick Pridgen, 31, pleaded guilty in November to 20 felony and misdemeanor counts involving 11 teenage boys, most of whom were students at Camarillo High when Pridgen taught upper-level science and coached boys' tennis and soccer there.
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June 4, 2003 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Delmon Young made an impression on major league scouts well before he played his first baseball game at Camarillo High. Fresh out of eighth grade, he put on a prodigious power display in a home-run hitting contest against high school players during a Southland scouting showcase in 1999. On Tuesday, all the projections that followed Young during the last four years came to fruition when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected him with the first pick in the major league draft.
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February 22, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
A former Camarillo High School teacher convicted of molesting several of his male students was ordered to Wasco State Prison on Friday for a 90-day evaluation, which will help determine whether he is better suited for probation or incarceration. Chad Wenzlick Pridgen, 31, who arrived in Ventura County Superior Court dressed in sweat clothes and sneakers, was immediately handcuffed and taken into custody following a brief hearing. Pridgen had been free on $500,000 bail since last spring.
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March 10, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They remembered that Oregon's Crater Lake is the deepest in the United States. They identified the Andes as the world's longest mountain chain. And they knew that the ancient Minoan civilization sprouted up in Crete in 2900 BC. A team of Camarillo High School students had those answers and more Saturday to take top prize in Geo Bowl VIII.
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January 10, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
A week before Chad Pridgen is to be sentenced for molesting 11 teenage boys, prosecutors are investigating whether there is a new victim in the case against the former Camarillo High School science teacher. The mother of the potential new victim, a former Camarillo High student, last month told an investigator working on a civil case against Pridgen that she believed her son was a victim, said Ventura attorney Brenda Andrade.
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October 3, 2002 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Oxnard Union High School District accuses school officials of disregarding complaints brought against a Camarillo teacher years before he was charged with molesting several of his male students.
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