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October 12, 2009 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Kevin Williams had been an assistant football coach at Granada Hills Kennedy happily toiling around behind the scenes for 11 years when he was plucked from obscurity in 2007 to become coach at Woodland Hills El Camino Real, known for its powerful baseball program and underachieving football teams. "The program was in disarray," Williams said. "The principal is a man that I've known for many years. . . . He really had to do a selling job on me because I was happy at Kennedy, and I didn't want to be a head coach at the time.
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April 26, 2014 | By Jason Song
El Camino Real Charter High School claimed the national 2014 Academic Decathlon title Saturday, marking the seventh time the Woodland Hills school has won the honor. The school earned 52,601.1 points out of a possible 60,000, beating 52 other teams for the title. Granada Hills Charter High School finished second, about 200 points behind El Camino, a difference of about 10 questions. El Camino also narrowly edged Granada Hills in the California competition in March. The title is L.A. Unified's 15th national championship.
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April 6, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
The experimenting is over for Los Angeles City Section baseball teams. On Tuesday, league play finally began, and it was an immediate chance to see which West Valley League teams got the message that there would be no more fooling around if the ambition to topple nine-time City champion Chatsworth is going to reach fruition. Woodland Hills El Camino Real (6-8), after strugging in the opening month of the season, had its serious game face on and turned the ball over to All-City right-hander Jose Cardona, who delivered a masterpiece in a 9-0 victory over Woodland Hills Taft.
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April 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Woodland Hills El Camino Real has played nine nonleague softball games and won every one _ all against Southern Section opponents. With wins over Oaks Christian, Chaminade, Hart, Alemany and Camarillo, among others, the Conquistadores are stamping themselves as a special team this season in the City Section and a heavy favorite to win a 15th City championship. Here's the link for a story from the San Fernando Sun detailing the Conquistadores' success this season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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May 6, 2010 | By Eric Sondheimer
You'd think that with a 4.2 grade-point average, junior Steven Karkenny of Chatsworth might offer a quote from Edgar Allan Poe or Henry David Thoreau in explaining the lesson learned from not having a particularly productive game two days ago against rival Woodland Hills El Camino Real. Nope — he offered these words of wisdom from Rocky Balboa: "It's not how hard you can hit. It's how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." Chatsworth Coach Tom Meusborn called in his closer, Karkenny, with two outs in the fifth inning Thursday, and he shut down El Camino Real the rest of the way, throwing 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief in the Chancellors' 2-1 victory.
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May 29, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
It happened so fast on a cloudless, picturesque Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium that Justin Scovel thought he was dreaming. With two out and a 3-and-2 count in the bottom of the seventh inning of the City Section Division I championship game, the Woodland Hills El Camino Real senior hit a score-tying triple. Then he raced home to score the winning run after a passed ball and was mobbed in a dog pile behind home plate to conclude a wild 9-8 victory over San Pedro. His coach, Josh Lienhard, was breathless.
SPORTS
December 7, 1985
HIGHLIGHTS: El Camino Real streaked to an 18-6 lead in the opening quarter on its way to a season-opening victory. . . . Voviette Morgan (ECR) scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in the first eight minutes. . . . All-City senior forward Michelle Kirby (ECR) also scored six in the first quarter on the way to a game-high 21 points. SCORING LEADERS: Michelle Kirby (ECR) 21; Voviette Morgan (ECR) 14; Shagarro Lattin (B) 12.
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May 25, 1989 | JORGE VALENCIA
Going into the semifinal round of the L.A. City 4-A softball playoffs, Banning High had lost only two games in a 23-game season. The Pilots had lost to San Pedro and El Camino Real, two of the section's top-rated teams. They got a second chance Wednesday against El Camino Real at South Gate Park in a game that would send the winner into the city final. But again the result was the same as El Camino Real ended Banning's season with a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. El Camino Real will face San Pedro--a winner over San Fernando in the other semifinal--for the title Wednesday.
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May 28, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Over the last 37 seasons, San Fernando Valley teams have won every City Section Division I baseball championship except one. In 1992, San Pedro won the championship, and the Pirates (24-5) will try again to break up the Valley domination when facing Woodland Hills El Camino Real (18-11) in Saturday's 1 p.m. final at Dodger Stadium. The home-run ball has been critical in San Pedro's playoff success. It was Ronnie Galosic's three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that enabled the Pirates to beat San Fernando, 10-9, in their playoff opener.
TRAVEL
December 22, 2012
I recently returned from Spain after having walked about the last 100 miles of the Camino de Santiago with Fresco Tours. I have traveled with many fine tour groups, so I can say that Fresco Tours is one of the best. Led by owner/tour guide Alex Chang, we were guided on the beautiful walk while being wined, dined and lodged in restored private medieval homes and rectories. If you want to walk the Camino knowing where you will eat and sleep every night, with the benefits that an organized small-group tour has to offer, Fresco will not disappoint.
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March 23, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
El Camino Real Charter High School won the 35th Annual California Academic Decathlon this weekend in Sacramento, officials announced Sunday. The team dominated the three-day competition held at Memorial Auditorium, clinching first place finishes in the "Super Quiz" portion and overall competition. El Camino scored 57,747.3 out of a possible 65,400 points. El Camino last won the state and national competition in 2010. The school is in Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley.
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March 22, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
El Camino Real Charter High School in Los Angeles may have come out on top during the "Super Quiz" portion of the California Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento on Saturday, according to unofficial results. Students from El Camino appeared to have earned 93 out of a possible 108 points during the fast, game-show-styled relay. The nine-member team finished just one point ahead of reigning Los Angeles Unified Academic Decathlon champion John Marshall High, which had an unofficial tally of 92. Two other teams from L.A. Unified rounded out the top four: Granada Hills Charter High finished third with an unofficial tally of 91 points, followed by Franklin High School with 82 points.
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March 9, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
There were reports of teenage zombies walking around Woodland Hills on Sunday morning. It had everything to do with El Camino Real winning its first City Section Division I championship in boys' basketball Saturday night with a dramatic 58-56 victory over 12-time champion Westchester. Afterward, players decided to hang out at the Woodland Hills home of junior guard Brandon Russell munching on pizza, listening to music and not letting their moment of triumph vanish until about 5 a.m. Sunday, when players started going home.
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March 8, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Evan Wardlow had 15 points, Julian Richardson had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Maleke Haynes added nine points for El Camino Real, which upset top-seeded Westchester, 58-56, to win the City Section Division I boys' basketball championship tonight at L.A. Southwest College. Elijah Stewart had 23 points for Westchester, including a three-pointer that cut the Comets' deficit to two points with 26 seconds left. Layon Gooden added seven points for the Comets (28-6), who were vying for their 13th City title under Coach Ed Azzam.  Westchester led 26-25 at halftime but the second-seeded Conquistadores (25-6)
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March 8, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
The sequel turned out to be just as exciting as the original, but it featured a different ending. After last year's memorable meeting in the City Section Division I boys' basketball championship game, Westchester and Woodland Hills El Camino Real returned to the same court for the rematch Saturday night at L.A. Southwest College. Under first-year Coach Joe Wyatt, the second-seeded Conquistadores took an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter and hung on for a 58-56 victory that avenged last season's six-point defeat.
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March 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 When Evan Wardlow, Maleke Haynes and Julian Richardson arrived at Woodland Hills El Camino Real four years ago, they joined a program that had never done anything particularly impressive in high school basketball. On Saturday, they'll be playing in their second consecutive City Section Division I championship game after winning the City Division II title as sophomores. They have helped turn the program into the best in the West Valley League the last two seasons. But standing in the way of trying to become the best in the City Section is 12-time champion Westchester.
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July 25, 1991
* These students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties were among those selected statewide as 1991 Exceptional Scholars by the Youth Opportunities Foundation. Colleges listed are those declared by students in YOF applications. LOS ANGELES COUNTY NAME HIGHSCHOOL COLLEGE Ian Bartos Agoura Stanford Susan Pintel Agoura Claremont Veronica Guzman Alhambra UCSD Sophia Ortiz Alverno USC Mark A.
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November 30, 1998 | Linn Groves, (714) 966-7885
Tickets are on sale for the Camino Real Playhouse's "The Magic of Christmas," which opens Friday. The show includes three one-act plays with Christmas themes and holiday music. Performances will run for three weekends at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, at 31776 El Camino Real. Tickets are $10 per person and $25 per family. Information: (949) 489-8082.
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March 1, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Since 2000, every City Section Division I boys' basketball championship has been won by Westchester (nine), Taft (four) or Fairfax (one). El Camino Real desperately wants to join the elite club. On Saturday night in a semifinal playoff game, the senior-dominated Conquistadores came through in the fourth quarter in a 51-41 victory over Fairfax at L.A. Southwest College, giving them another chance to make it happen. The lead was two points going into the final quarter, but that's when point guard Maleke Haynes contributed eight of his 16 points.
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