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February 15, 2004 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
South Los Angeles resident Larry Thompson heard gunfire almost every day when he moved into his home across the street from Crenshaw High School three years ago. And recently, the neighborhood was closed off by police to prevent brawls outside a football game. Violence is omnipresent, says the father of three boys.
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February 22, 2003 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
As they took the court Friday night, the girls on Crenshaw High's varsity basketball team were looking sharp in uniforms, matching shoes and warmups. Each player had a sports bag too. For all of that they can thank a classmate who didn't even make the varsity team. Amelia Landreth is a junior with good grades and no interest in forging a career as an athlete. But she does want to go to college and thought an extracurricular activity would improve her chances.
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December 19, 2001 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poised in front of a microphone, Crenshaw High School Senior Veronica Pena read softly from a paper trembling in her hands. "For 17 years," she said, "I was lost in the city and thought the best thing in the world was to live a comfortable life where animals and vegetation were nowhere to be found. "It took me 17 years to realize I was wrong and that, in fact, the best things in life are not getting a new outfit every two weeks, but rather being able to discover the beauty of nature.
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February 22, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Crenshaw High School students walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest a proposed name change that they say would rob the school of its history and deal a blow to its pride. It took two hours, several police units and an appearance by Rep. Maxine Waters to corral students in nearby Leimert Park and urge them to go back to school. Students were incensed when they found out last week that administrators had proposed changing the name of Crenshaw to Julian C.
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June 30, 2000
Food From the 'Hood, a brand of creamy salad dressing made by a group of Crenshaw High School students, will make its international debut this weekend at Expo 2000, the world's fair in Hanover, Germany. Five Crenshaw students departed Thursday for a week at the fair's More Than Food expo, which begins Saturday. Every other week, five other students will go until all 25 students in the company get to visit the fair, which ends Oct. 31.
SPORTS
March 3, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The not-so-distant past meets the present and probable future of City Section basketball when top-seeded Crenshaw plays second-seeded Westchester in the boys' championship game tonight at the Great Western Forum. Tip-off is at 8. The girls' final between top-seeded Harbor City Narbonne and defending champion Palisades is at 6. Crenshaw (21-2), winner of a record 16 section and eight state titles, is in the final for the 23rd time. The Cougars, with a team led by senior guards E.J.
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November 27, 1999 | MARY REESE BOYKIN
When seven African American males took part in a brawl in the stands at a football game at Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Ill., on Sept. 17, the school board--citing its policy of zero tolerance for violence--punished the students with two-year expulsions. Some believe that race was an issue in doling out the punishment. Others, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who led 3,000 protesters on the students' behalf, argue that the issue was fairness.
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November 23, 1999
A 15-year-old being driven to school was shot and wounded Monday by a man who walked up to the passenger window and fired, authorities said. Lamar Perry, a ninth-grader, was hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said. He was shot in his right shoulder, and suffered wounds to his head and mouth, police said. He and his brother, Jerome Perry, 17, a 10th-grader, were riding in a car driven by Charon Leslie, 20, who was also injured. At 7:30 a.m.
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September 17, 1999
A rock-and-bottle-throwing melee involving hundreds of Crenshaw High School students began Thursday afternoon as a fight between two girls and ended with four people in custody, a school district official said. The fracas broke out during lunch in the school's quadrangle, said Shel Erlich, spokesman for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Erlich said two girls began fighting shortly before 1 p.m. and it escalated when friends, including one nonstudent, joined the fray.
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June 24, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crowd will be seeing double Friday when diplomas are handed out during Crenshaw High School's commencement ceremonies. Eight sets of twins are in the graduating class. And all 16 are headed for college--mostly in pairs. "We've never seen anything like it," said Cassandra Roy, the school's college counselor. "They wanted to go to the same college, especially the identical twins."
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