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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1997
Sheriff's deputies found three exploded dry-ice bombs and disarmed a fourth late Monday near Norwalk's Excelsior High School, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Deputy Bob Killeen said a caller discovered the bombs about 6:15 p.m. in a field by Barnwall Street and Alburtis Avenue. Deputies from the arson unit rendered the unexploded bomb safe shortly after 7 p.m. No one was arrested and the investigation was ongoing, Killeen said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1997
Sheriff's deputies found three exploded dry-ice bombs and disarmed a fourth late Monday near Norwalk's Excelsior High School, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Deputy Bob Killeen said a caller discovered the bombs about 6:15 p.m. in a field by Barnwall Street and Alburtis Avenue. Deputies from the arson unit rendered the unexploded bomb safe shortly after 7 p.m. No one was arrested and the investigation was ongoing, Killeen said.
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NEWS
August 20, 1987
Excelsior High School, a key redevelopment tract in the southern part of Norwalk, has been pulled off the market. The board of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has decided the district should not sell the 38-acre site now. "We need more time to decide what we're going to do with it," said Howard Rainey, district business administrator. Closed because of a fall in enrollment several years ago, the high school is leased in part by the Grace Korean Church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1989 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In teacher Shirley Neal's classroom there are surreal twists on such timeworn school rituals as show-and-tell. The other day, for example, a car stereo arrived hidden under the shirt of its new owner, who rides a bicycle. Then there was the knife Neal spied going from hand to hand. "I'll give it back," she assured the owner, but only when class was over. In Neal's classroom, even attendance records have bizarre postscripts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1989 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In teacher Shirley Neal's classroom there are surreal twists on such timeworn school rituals as show-and-tell. The other day, for example, a car stereo arrived hidden under the shirt of its new owner, who rides a bicycle. Then there was the knife Neal spied going from hand to hand. "I'll give it back," she assured the owner, but only when class was over. In Neal's classroom, even attendance records have bizarre postscripts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1985
Conductor/pianist Peter Nero is the new music director of the Master Symphony, John Barcellona, general manager of the orchestra, announced. He succeeds founder-music director Philip Westin, who resigned in March, 1984. Nero, the jazz pianist who made a number of appearances with the Master Symphony during Westin's tenure, will lead the orchestra in a Gershwin program scheduled for June 15 at Excelsior High School Auditorium in Norwalk.
NEWS
November 19, 1987
Grace Korean Church will be able to continue using portions of Excelsior High School until February, 1990, under a lease extension approved this week by the board of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. The action is the latest of several recently taken by the board in connection with the high school, closed in 1981 because of declining enrollment.
NEWS
December 12, 1991
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board has voted unanimously to rename Ralph Nottingham Elementary School to Arturo A. Sanchez Elementary School. Board members said they supported the name change because Sanchez was a community activist and volunteer who cared deeply about children. Sanchez, who died in 1980, was an entertainer who often led his family in performing piano and song routines for local schools.
NEWS
August 20, 1987
Excelsior High School, a key redevelopment tract in the southern part of Norwalk, has been pulled off the market. The board of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District has decided the district should not sell the 38-acre site now. "We need more time to decide what we're going to do with it," said Howard Rainey, district business administrator. Closed because of a fall in enrollment several years ago, the high school is leased in part by the Grace Korean Church.
NEWS
August 6, 1987
After more than three years of leasing space at the closed Excelsior High School, the Grace Korean Church may have to find a new home next winter. The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board Monday voted to put the church on notice that it will not renew the church's annual lease when it expires in February. The 6 to 1 vote is intended to free the board's hand in deciding the future of the high school, which has attracted widespread redevelopment interest.
NEWS
April 18, 1985
The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is one of the beneficiaries of a $25,000 arts education grant that the Music Center Education Division has received from Paramount Pictures Corp. to fund live performances in four communities. "Salute to Americana," a joint performance on May 17 of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Norwalk-La Mirada students, is co-sponsored by Paramount Pictures and the Music Center Education Division as a fund-raiser.
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