CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2006 |
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.
February 17, 1994 |
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.
October 3, 1985 |
Keith Erickson wasn't a born sidekick. He was a multisport star at El Segundo High School. He was a basketball star at UCLA who helped John Wooden win his first two NCAA titles. He kept his volleyball skills polished well enough to make the 1964 Olympic team. He played for the Lakers' championship team of 1971-72 that won 33 straight games and he had a 12-year pro basketball career. Wooden has called him the best athlete he ever coached.
May 31, 1989
For the ninth time in 30 years Coach John Stevenson has guided El Segundo High School into the Southern Section baseball finals. The Eagles (25-5) defeated Temple City (20-8), Tuesday afternoon, 4-2, at Culver City High, to advance to the 2-A division final, which is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dodger Stadium. El Segundo will play San Marino, a 4-3 winner over Gladstone. El Segundo has won five Southern Section titles, the last coming in 1979 when it defeated Oxnard Hueneme in the 4-A championship.
July 16, 2008 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1989 |
A large and diverse group of candidates will greet El Segundo voters when they go to the polls Nov. 7 to fill four school board seats. Eleven hopefuls are seeking a seat on the five-member board, which sets policy for the 1,950-student district. Of the candidates, only two, Timothy Chang and Ruth Parks, currently serve on the board. Incumbents David Jones and Janice Cruikshank did not seek reelection.
November 6, 1986 |
George Brett made the Hall of Fame last week. Not the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., but the El Segundo High School Hall of Fame, a continent away. Though he didn't join any baseball immortals in returning to his alma mater, Brett joined some select company as one of the most distinguished of the 8,000 graduates from the school since its first graduating class in 1929.