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September 4, 1987
An Oceanside man shot out the rear window of a car filled with El Camino High School students early Thursday because the students had been "toilet-papering" his yard, police said. No one was injured, but Charles Ryan, 40, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Oceanside Police Department spokesman Bob George said. Fourteen teen-agers, mostly El Camino High School football players, went to Ryan's home in the 2100 block of Steiger Lane about 12:45 a.m.
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January 22, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With new coaches and students, worries and hopes abound about whether El Camino Real High School's academic decathlon team can build on its record of four consecutive city titles, three state championships and one national championship. "We're well aware of the pressure, especially when the community's housing values depend on us winning," said a half-joking Melinda Owen, a coach of the team at the Woodland Hills school. "But we have a good chance," she continued.
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October 14, 1999 | Michael C. Malcomb, (714) 520-2512
High school officials soon will be able to respond to emergencies at the touch of a button, thanks to a new program that will equip campuses in Placentia and Yorba Linda with cellular phones. The Placentia-Yorba Linda school board voted unanimously this week to accept the donation of wireless phones from AirTouch Cellular as part of a statewide program called Safeguard Our Schools.
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October 14, 1999 | Michael C. Malcomb, (714) 520-2512
High school officials soon will be able to respond to emergencies at the touch of a button, thanks to a new program that will equip campuses in Placentia and Yorba Linda with cellular phones. The Placentia-Yorba Linda school board voted unanimously this week to accept the donation of wireless phones from AirTouch Cellular as part of a statewide program called Safeguard Our Schools.
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February 22, 1994
I was disappointed by the coverage of the reopening of El Camino High School ("High School to be Shut at Least a Month," Feb. 3). It suggested a "done deal" and failed to recognize the efforts to pursue other alternatives. I attended the recent meeting in the gymnasium at the school on Feb. 2 to stress my commitment to help the El Camino school community consider immediate options, beyond just waiting for the arrival of portable classroom buildings. The decision to wait for portable classrooms, made quickly by district officials after the earthquake, failed to involve the parents and did not appreciate their strong desire to return students to class right away.
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March 8, 1986 | DAVE DISTEL
A celebration will be in order hereabouts tonight. In fact, a celebration is already in order. The City of Oceanside is the home of a championship basketball team. Sam Williamson, an insurance agent and city councilman, was talking about it this week. "If they want a parade," he said, "we'll have it on Hill Street. It's the best street as far as closing down an area." A parade will definitely be in order, though the guests of honor will be in doubt until later this evening.
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February 28, 1985 | STEVE SCOTT
Sharon Turner is recognized as San Diego County's finest prep girls basketball player. And the El Camino High School guard did nothing to alter her image Wednesday. Turner, a 5-foot 9-inch senior, scored 35 points, 16 in the first quarter, to lead the Wildcats to a 75-42 win against University in the San Diego Section 2-A championship game at the San Diego Sports Arena.
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March 14, 1985 | TONY COOPER
To win the Division II state girls basketball championship, all El Camino High School has to do is beat Pleasant Valley of Chico Saturday afternoon in the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Arena. That doesn't figure to be a simple task, even for the Wildcats, who have a 27-1 record this season. Pleasant Valley, ranked No. 2 in the state and eighth in the nation, has yet to lose in 27 games. The Vikings average 79 points a game and give up a mere 31.
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March 12, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smartest kids in the state were feted Monday by hundreds of their peers who showered them with cheers, praise and admiration for beating out 41 schools last weekend to win the California Academic Decathlon.
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June 11, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Before every game he pitches, Kurt Birkins of El Camino Real High kneels down and scratches a figure in the dirt behind the mound. Using his right index finger, he methodically draws "29" until it stands out among the cleat marks. The number was worn by Kriston Palomo, a former baseball player at St. Bernard High who died during a game last year after colliding with another player at first base.
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April 19, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a close race between tournament powerhouses, El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills tied for second place Friday in the U.S. Academic Decathlon Super Quiz, finishing just behind a fierce Texas squad in the rowdy game-show-like event. El Camino's team correctly answered 39 out of 45 questions, tying with Illinois and narrowly edged out by Texas, which correctly answered 41 questions in its fight to capture that state's second straight national decathlon title.
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April 16, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with overstuffed boxes of study sheets and buoyed by the cheers of classmates, the whiz kids from Woodland Hills' El Camino Real High School on Tuesday boarded a bus bound for Utah and the chance to be national Academic Decathlon champs. "I'm more or less freaking out right now," said team member Steve Chae. "I think we're ready; it just comes down to who's the better team."
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November 17, 1996 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The El Camino Real High School academic decathlon team won the annual Super Quiz competition Saturday night, placing the Woodland Hills school in good position to hold onto its title as Los Angeles Unified School District champions. Last year, the school's team went on to capture the state academic decathlon title. Second place in this year's Super Quiz went to Los Angeles High School and third to Garfield High School of East Los Angeles.
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November 16, 1996 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On an otherwise quiet afternoon in "the Penthouse," "Oddly," "Reverend Bob" and the other members of El Camino Real's Academic Decathlon team kicked back to laugh, eat some pepperoni pizza and enjoy a brief game of Hacky Sack. At first glance, there was no sign of academic greatness here. That is until 15-year-old Adi Zarchi, the one they call "Oddly," explained how he got his nickname. "How oddly thou repliest! Your love says, like an honest gentleman . . . ," the El Camino junior said.
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March 12, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smartest kids in the state were feted Monday by hundreds of their peers who showered them with cheers, praise and admiration for beating out 41 schools last weekend to win the California Academic Decathlon.
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