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December 2, 1990
Four El Monte-area ninth-graders earned trophies in the Friendly El Monte Democratic Club Speech Contest. They are: Tam Doan from Rosemead High School, first place; Katherine Lui, also from Rosemead, second place; Elva Leon from Mountain View High School, third place, and Angel Castellanos from Arroyo High School with an honorable mention. The competition was open to all freshmen in the El Monte Union High School District and was held at El Monte City Hall on Nov. 21.
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April 15, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The coroner in Glenn County released the names Tuesday of three of the 10 victims of a fiery crash last week between a FedEx truck and a charter bus. Sheriff-Coroner Larry Jones confirmed that Talalelei Feleni Lealao-Taiao, 53, the bus driver; Michael Lee Myvett Jr., 29, a chaperon; and Ismael Jimenez, 18, a senior at Animo Inglewood Charter High School, were killed in the crash. Family members of the three victims and the driver's employer had confirmed to reporters that they had died, but authorities had to rely on dental records and DNA samples to identify and release most of the bodies, which had been burned beyond recognition.
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July 29, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Memorial services will be held next month, after the fall semester begins, for veteran Golden West College teacher and counselor Mary L. Wise, the community college announced Tuesday. Mrs. Wise, a counselor for fine and applied arts for the past 19 years at Golden West College, died Friday following a long illness with cancer. She was 57. "It was Mrs. Wise's wish that no services be held, but an informal gathering for friends and colleagues is planned for Friday, Aug.
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September 29, 1995
School evaluators are coming to Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach and school officials couldn't be happier. This is the first time the school has become a finalist in the U.S. Department of Education's national Blue Ribbon School contest. The department's representatives will arrive at the campus next month to evaluate the school. For three days, they will meet with the high school staff, students, parents and family members.
SPORTS
December 23, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY
Arizona State Coach Bruce Snyder, on his first Rose Bowl experience: "It was the 1957 game, Iowa and Oregon State. I was a junior at El Monte High School and I volunteered to drive a Rose Parade float because they gave you a free ticket to the game. Also, I figured it would be a great way to meet beautiful girls, but they assigned me to the Salvation Army float. "By the time the parade was over and I got the thing parked, the game was in the third quarter. I never saw it." Iowa won, 35-19.
SPORTS
January 8, 1993 | STEVE KRESAL
Cypress men's basketball Coach Don Johnson returns tonight to the gym in which he played community college basketball with a chance to become the winningest coach in the state's history. Johnson's Cypress team travels to Fullerton for a 7 p.m. Orange Empire Conference game. Johnson, in his 26th season, has a 563-235 record, as many victories as former Merced Coach Don Reid, who was 563-206 in 25 seasons.
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April 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The Glenn County coroner has completed autopsies on the victims of the fiery crash of a FedEx truck and charter bus and will begin notifying families Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Warren said most families will learn Tuesday that their relatives' bodies were positively identified as victims of last week's crash. Ten people were killed, including five Southern California high school students. One of the victims died at UC Davis Medical Center last week and was identified as Arthur Arzola, 29, a chaperon for the trip.
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April 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his own way, making sure that anything he started, he finished, said his dad, Raul Castro. “That was my right-hand man and now he's no longer with me,” he added. Adrian Castro was among 10 people killed last week when the truck slammed into the bus headed for Humboldt State University for a spring tour.
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