CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2006 |
"There's nothing I can do." It's the official mantra of bureaucrats worldwide. It was the wrong thing to say to Elda Martinez. Martinez is standing on the sidewalk outside Eagle Rock High School. She's dressed in a pink T-shirt and sneakers, waiting for the bus to bring her son, Daniel, back from Fairfax High where, through no fault of his own, he just squandered the first week of what could be the most important year in his academic career.
August 24, 2003 |
Eagle Rock is a multicultural community centered on a budding main strip complete with upscale restaurants, coffee shops and art galleries. A small town in the big city, it is part of Los Angeles and eight miles from downtown. The basics Founded as a city in 1911, then annexed to Los Angeles in 1923, Eagle Rock takes its name from the sandstone formation shaped like an eagle in flight in the northeast part of town.
April 6, 2003
Re the Associated Press photo of a Marine on Page A11, April 3: This picture is one example of how this war hits close to home; it is of our son, Cpl. Jeffrey Davis. Jeff graduated from Eagle Rock High School in 1999 and joined the Marines shortly thereafter. Last November he married Candice Johnson, also from Eagle Rock. We are very proud of his dedication to the Marines, duty and his love of country. In his e-mails, he states that he is very proud to be a Marine and to be in Iraq.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2003 |
A 46-year-old Eagle Rock man has been charged with stealing more than $50,000 worth of property from public schools in his neighborhood, Los Angeles Unified School District police said. Jay Bentley was apprehended Sunday after a stakeout by school police outside Eagle Rock High, where he is accused of taking computer equipment in eight separate burglaries since November, said Officer P.J. Webb.
April 20, 2000 |
The physical strength is obvious, evident in Rhuben Williams' rippling physique and the distances he throws the shotput. Then there is the inner strength. It is subtle, sheathed beneath the muscles but as integral to Williams' success as the power and speed he generates once he steps into the circle for competition.
August 30, 1998 |
Last September, Dave Gardetta, Eagle Rock High School class of 1979, returned to his alma mater to teach English. In doing so, he became one of the 5,472 uncredentialed teachers brought in with emergency permits into the Los Angeles Unified School District. Eagle Rock High School, like the small town of Eagle Rock just north of downtown L.A., has changed in the last 20 years. Once predominantly Anglo, Latinos and Asians now compose a majority of the student population.