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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991
A 17-year-old El Segundo high school student was convicted of second-degree murder and attempted murder Thursday for shooting two Burbank youths in a clash that marked the beach town's first serious brush with gang violence. Torrance Superior Court jurors deliberated for a week before concluding that Jeffrey Dobrovolny fired the shots that killed 17-year-old Jeramy Perales and wounded Jorge Castellano, 21, during a car chase through at least three South Bay cities on Feb. 15.
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BUSINESS
January 15, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The most archetypal American small town in Los Angeles County may be El Segundo, with its neighborly mid-century vibe. Visitors arriving on Main Street pass stately brick-and-stone El Segundo High School, a popular filming location, before encountering a large wooden directory erected by the Kiwanis Club that lists the city's 11 churches. Around the corner at Wendy's Place Cafe, there are framed jigsaw puzzles of Saturday Evening Post covers drawn by Norman Rockwell hanging on the paneled wall above the milkshake machine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1996
Two teachers at El Segundo High School may be disciplined for their involvement in helping a City Council candidate get hundreds of campaign signs made in the school's wood shop. El Segundo Unified School District Supt. William Manahan said he will make a decision before April 23. Peter MacDonald, attorney for the school district, launched an investigation after 246 signs for council candidate Mike Gordon were found in the wood shop early last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2009 | Jeff Gottlieb
Principal James Garza strode onto El Segundo High's North Quad, tennis courts behind him, and pointed to the school's bell tower. "That's the shot," he said with a proud smile, recalling a scene from the 1955 movie "Blackboard Jungle" that was filmed on campus. The picture, which starred Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier, was one of the first shot at the high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1997
The El Segundo Unified School District board has named Bill Watkins the district's permanent superintendent. Watkins, 58, has been interim superintendent since August, after former Supt. Bill Manahan left the district for a job in the Saddleback Unified School District in Mission Viejo. Watkins was one of five finalists for the superintendent position. Watkins has spent his 34 years in education in El Segundo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1996
A little extracurricular activity in a high school woodworking shop has some El Segundo City Council candidates fuming. Until Monday, nearly 250 campaign yard signs for one of their opponents, Michael Gordon, were being assembled after class by students being paid $4.25 an hour at El Segundo High School. Gordon, who is one of six candidates running for three City Council seats in the April 9 election, said he was approached by two El Segundo High School teachers about putting the signs together.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
Friends and family of slain El Segundo Realtor Julia Buchanan Keller will gather today in Manhattan Beach for a memorial service as detectives continue to investigate her slaying. The service will begin at 4 p.m. at American Martyrs Church. Two scholarships -- for students interested in animal care or real estate -- have been created to honor Keller, known to many as Deede.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996
El Segundo has joined the national Character Counts movement that tries to teach children ethical values and kicked off its commitment to improve the character of the community with a pep talk Tuesday from the program founder. Michael Josephson told a crowd of about 700 residents, school administrators and city officials at El Segundo High School that the program is a powerful tool against problems such as violence, irresponsibility and dishonesty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1996
The Los Angeles County Office of Education is planning to open a special needs school in El Segundo this fall to accommodate the overflow of students in special education programs in the South Bay. County education officials have signed a five-year lease to open the Imperial School. The former elementary school, which was leased by the county in the 1970s for special needs programs, was shut down 21 years ago when enrollment in the El Segundo Unified School District declined.
NEWS
January 9, 1986
Three El Segundo High School students and two adults were arrested on suspicion of peddling drugs after a three-month undercover operation in which a narcotics officer posed as a student, El Segundo police said. Acting Police Chief Tim Grimmond said the undercover officer, a new recruit unknown in the community, bought marijuana from the suspects on the campus, as well as at several off-campus locations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2008 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
One of the new "90210" characters threw a big party at Boulevard3 last week, and though we can't divulge whom, we can say that it was as decadent an affair as you might expect from the new residents of the posh ZIP Code. The popular Hollywood club is just one of many Los Angeles locations executive producers intend to showcase on the CW spinoff series. "We're using iconic places, and hopefully we'll also be showing the cool places," executive producer Gabe Sachs said.
MAGAZINE
January 21, 2007 | Jessica Gelt
Dense with homey restaurants and quaint shops, the South Bay's El Segundo feels like a friendly Midwestern town. Its proximity to a colossal oil refinery adds charm--at least at night, when the many lights make it look like a miniature metropolis. A Standard Oil executive's wife hit on the name El Segundo, "the second" in Spanish (it was the company's second California refinery). Locals soon crowed that their city was el segundo a nada: "second to none."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2006 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Rex "Chris" Kenyon's passion for helicopters began in high school and never let up until his death last month in Iraq at age 34. As a 15-year-old at El Segundo High School, he was entranced by the elite fighter pilots in the movie "Top Gun." For his 17th birthday, he asked for a helicopter lesson. At 18, he was lured from his engineering studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by Army recruiters who offered him a chance to fly helicopters as a full-time soldier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
Friends and family of slain El Segundo Realtor Julia Buchanan Keller will gather today in Manhattan Beach for a memorial service as detectives continue to investigate her slaying. The service will begin at 4 p.m. at American Martyrs Church. Two scholarships -- for students interested in animal care or real estate -- have been created to honor Keller, known to many as Deede.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1997
The El Segundo Unified School District board has named Bill Watkins the district's permanent superintendent. Watkins, 58, has been interim superintendent since August, after former Supt. Bill Manahan left the district for a job in the Saddleback Unified School District in Mission Viejo. Watkins was one of five finalists for the superintendent position. Watkins has spent his 34 years in education in El Segundo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996
El Segundo has joined the national Character Counts movement that tries to teach children ethical values and kicked off its commitment to improve the character of the community with a pep talk Tuesday from the program founder. Michael Josephson told a crowd of about 700 residents, school administrators and city officials at El Segundo High School that the program is a powerful tool against problems such as violence, irresponsibility and dishonesty.
SPORTS
June 4, 1989 | ANDY RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
El Segundo High School pitcher Rick Clark weathered two tough innings Saturday to lead the Eagles to the Southern Section 2-A Division baseball title with a 7-4 victory over San Marino at Dodger Stadium. With El Segundo leading, 7-2, in the sixth inning, San Marino loaded the bases with two outs. Clark had a full count on pinch-hitter Craig Milias when Coach John Stevenson went to the mound to calm his pitcher. Clark then ended the inning by striking out Milias. San Marino (22-4)
NEWS
February 17, 1994 | JAMES BENNING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tairree Lynne West had always been one to help others. When her best friend died several years ago, she adopted the woman's daughter. When a troubled high school friend needed a place to stay, she offered her apartment. Generosity may have been her tragic flaw. Police suspect that those who stabbed and strangled West in her El Segundo apartment last week included Erica Olson, 20, a homeless friend to whom West had given a house key.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1996
The Los Angeles County Office of Education is planning to open a special needs school in El Segundo this fall to accommodate the overflow of students in special education programs in the South Bay. County education officials have signed a five-year lease to open the Imperial School. The former elementary school, which was leased by the county in the 1970s for special needs programs, was shut down 21 years ago when enrollment in the El Segundo Unified School District declined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1996
Two teachers at El Segundo High School may be disciplined for their involvement in helping a City Council candidate get hundreds of campaign signs made in the school's wood shop. El Segundo Unified School District Supt. William Manahan said he will make a decision before April 23. Peter MacDonald, attorney for the school district, launched an investigation after 246 signs for council candidate Mike Gordon were found in the wood shop early last month.
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