CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2004 |
A pipe bomb was discovered and dismantled Friday afternoon in the gymnasium of Fountain Valley High School, authorities said. Police and fire squads responded to reports of a small fire in the boys' locker room at the school shortly after 3:30 p.m., said police Sgt. Kevin Thomas. Firefighters opened a smoking locker and found two small fires and a metal pipe with a cap on one end, Thomas said. It appears that the fires were intended to ignite the apparent pipe bomb, he said.
September 12, 2004 |
The Southland cross-country season began in earnest this weekend, giving runners a chance to measure the results of their summer training. Most ran hundreds of miles since school ended in June. A few traveled much farther. Crystal Reed, a junior at Fountain Valley, surpassed the 1,000-mile mark late last month, averaging more than 100 miles a week. She wasn't alone in piling up the miles. Teammate Danielle Dabney, a senior, amassed nearly 1,000 miles during the 13-week period from June 1 to Aug.
January 8, 2004 |
The Fountain Valley boys' soccer team continued to get help from unexpected places Wednesday when junior Jonathan Yanez came off the bench to score his first two goals this season in a 2-0 upset victory over second-ranked Anaheim Esperanza in a Sunset League opener. Before that, seniors Towa Manda and Kevin Gerard had helped the Barons (12-1-1) to a surprising No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2003 |
Students banned from their senior class yearbook photo for wearing religious T-shirts that conveyed a group message will not be allowed to retake the picture, Huntington Beach Union High School District trustees decided Tuesday. The board also voted against revising the district dress code to allow students to communicate religious beliefs, through wearing clothing or jewelry in a group message, in a way that would not disrupt the classroom environment.
November 30, 2003
Re "Editorial Missed Point on School Photo Flap," letter, Nov. 23: I am sincerely trying to understand the letter from Jeremy Jung from Buena Park. Jung seems to say that if members of the Brothers and Sisters of Christ club at Fountain Valley High School are not permitted to pose in a class photo, side by side, wearing T-shirts spelling out a Christian message, then we may find ourselves faced with a group of Muslim students demanding to be photographed side by side in T-shirts saying "Allahu Akbar" (God Is Great)
November 23, 2003
Re "Students Strike Selfish Pose," Editorial, Nov. 15: One can be forgiven, after reading your editorial on the lawsuit filed by members of the Brothers and Sisters in Christ club at Fountain Valley High School, for thinking that The Times has a bit of an anti-Christian attitude. The editorial describes the club's members pejoratively, likening them to a "thwarted 2-year-old" and characterizing them as "seething" because they were not "given their way." The club members' and their parents' reaction to the school's refusal to let certain members pose for the class picture as they wanted -- in the front, standing side by side so that their T-shirts spelled out Christian messages is called a "snit."