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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 9, 2007 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
DON CHETO is in the final stretch of his six-hour morning radio show, and you can feel another rant coming on. The roly-poly old man with the white hair and bushy mustache is a cranky country character who came here from a small town in Mexico years ago and hasn't stopped railing against the world ever since. On this particular morning, he's confronting his young on-air partner, Marlene Quinto, on one of his many pet peeves -- how women's liberation has ruined the lives of men.
December 6, 1992
Three students at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead are among 3,000 youths nationwide to be named semifinalists in the National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program. The three, selected on the basis of academics, are Frank Acosta of Montebello, and Alexander Musil and Carlo Razo of Monterey Park. Five hundred scholarships are available.
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