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August 17, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG and JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Carlos Carranza tried to care about the Democratic National Convention and even tuned in to watch Hillary Clinton on television. But the 17-year-old senior at Franklin High School said one glimpse was enough to confirm his suspicion that the presidential campaign "doesn't really concern me." "She was talking about how America has changed in the last eight years and all the problems that have been fixed," Carranza said Wednesday of the first lady.
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March 22, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
El Camino Real Charter High School in Los Angeles may have come out on top during the "Super Quiz" portion of the California Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento on Saturday, according to unofficial results. Students from El Camino appeared to have earned 93 out of a possible 108 points during the fast, game-show-styled relay. The nine-member team finished just one point ahead of reigning Los Angeles Unified Academic Decathlon champion John Marshall High, which had an unofficial tally of 92. Two other teams from L.A. Unified rounded out the top four: Granada Hills Charter High finished third with an unofficial tally of 91 points, followed by Franklin High School with 82 points.
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May 7, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Academic Decathlon teams from Los Angeles have won the state competition and, in a first, taken both first and second place at the national competition. Now, the season ends with one more distinction for L.A. Unified: Franklin High School has won a national online competition. District officials said Tuesday that Franklin scored 38,184 points out of a possible 48,000 in the virtual battle of wits, in which students were tested in such subjects as math, science and literature. It's the third year that L.A. Unified schools have swept the state, national and online competitions, the district said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1997
A Highland Park grocer must stand trial in the slaying of a high school girl he allegedly shot after catching one of her friends trying to steal a beer, a judge has ruled. Prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed with the case against Jo Won Kim, Los Angeles Municipal Judge Glenette Blackwell ruled Tuesday after a preliminary hearing. Kim, 51, is accused of fatally shooting Franklin High School senior Brenda Hughes on Nov. 21 as the car in which she was riding drove away from Henry's Market.
NEWS
January 25, 2000
Herbert L. Aigner, 92, founding principal of Palisades High School. A teacher and administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School District for 41 years, Aigner was born and reared in Los Angeles and earned three degrees from UCLA as its campus shifted from the Vermont Avenue location of what is now Los Angeles Community College to Westwood. Aigner started teaching chemistry in 1929 at Beverly Hills High School (then a part of the vast Los Angeles district).
SPORTS
August 8, 1986
Hal Harkness, a former cross-country coach at UCLA and local AAU chairman for track and field, has been named director of athletics for the City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation, effective Sept. 2. Harkness, most recently an administrator and a coach at Franklin High School, will succeed Jim Cheffers, who is retiring after 23 years with the City.
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February 26, 1995
A Franklin High School 10th-grade student's second-place design in a countywide contest for a T-shirt conveying nonviolence will be displayed at the United Nations and at the world summit of international leaders in Denmark next month. Jose Robles' design depicts a gang member behind bars surrounded by the words, "Violence will get you nowhere. Just ask him." "You always hear that crime doesn't pay, and I just changed the words around," said Robles, 15.
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March 22, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
El Camino Real Charter High School in Los Angeles may have come out on top during the "Super Quiz" portion of the California Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento on Saturday, according to unofficial results. Students from El Camino appeared to have earned 93 out of a possible 108 points during the fast, game-show-styled relay. The nine-member team finished just one point ahead of reigning Los Angeles Unified Academic Decathlon champion John Marshall High, which had an unofficial tally of 92. Two other teams from L.A. Unified rounded out the top four: Granada Hills Charter High finished third with an unofficial tally of 91 points, followed by Franklin High School with 82 points.
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May 7, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Academic Decathlon teams from Los Angeles have won the state competition and, in a first, taken both first and second place at the national competition. Now, the season ends with one more distinction for L.A. Unified: Franklin High School has won a national online competition. District officials said Tuesday that Franklin scored 38,184 points out of a possible 48,000 in the virtual battle of wits, in which students were tested in such subjects as math, science and literature. It's the third year that L.A. Unified schools have swept the state, national and online competitions, the district said.
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December 9, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
As one model powdered her face with some last-minute blush and another frantically tried to perfect her catwalk strut, a thin girl donning a tight, black trash bag started to panic backstage. Mariah Reyes, one of the student designers, rushed over to comfort her jittery classmate. "Four-second inhale, four-second exhale," Reyes said. "Remember, you look fabulous. " The Franklin High School sophomore had started counting the days until her school's Eco-Friendly Fashion Show weeks before it happened.
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August 17, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG and JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Carlos Carranza tried to care about the Democratic National Convention and even tuned in to watch Hillary Clinton on television. But the 17-year-old senior at Franklin High School said one glimpse was enough to confirm his suspicion that the presidential campaign "doesn't really concern me." "She was talking about how America has changed in the last eight years and all the problems that have been fixed," Carranza said Wednesday of the first lady.
NEWS
January 25, 2000
Herbert L. Aigner, 92, founding principal of Palisades High School. A teacher and administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School District for 41 years, Aigner was born and reared in Los Angeles and earned three degrees from UCLA as its campus shifted from the Vermont Avenue location of what is now Los Angeles Community College to Westwood. Aigner started teaching chemistry in 1929 at Beverly Hills High School (then a part of the vast Los Angeles district).
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July 1, 1997 | AMY PYLE and DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
As Ruben Zacarias takes on the job of running the Los Angeles Unified School District today, he faces a tough first test: Can he improve the 100 worst schools? Acting as his own demanding teacher, Zacarias assigned himself the challenge as part of his campaign for the city's top schools' post. But completing the assignment will be complicated by the very nature of those campuses and their students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1997
A Highland Park grocer must stand trial in the slaying of a high school girl he allegedly shot after catching one of her friends trying to steal a beer, a judge has ruled. Prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed with the case against Jo Won Kim, Los Angeles Municipal Judge Glenette Blackwell ruled Tuesday after a preliminary hearing. Kim, 51, is accused of fatally shooting Franklin High School senior Brenda Hughes on Nov. 21 as the car in which she was riding drove away from Henry's Market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1996
U.N. Ambassador Madeleine Albright is about to become the first female secretary of state. Rep.-elect Loretta Sanchez has given Orange County political fixture Bob Dornan the boot. Shannon Lucid got a medal from President Clinton for her record-setting stay in space. These recent events have shown up on the radar screens of ambitious high school girls, who told JIM BLAIR that they do notice--and appreciate--older women who continue to crack the glass ceiling.
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January 18, 1990 | Fernando Dominguez
Another football championship was in the bag for Franklin High School, and Coach Armando Gonzalez, the architect of what is shaping into a dynasty, was in a jubilant mood. "I don't mean to take anything away from my other teams," said Gonzalez, who has won four city 3-A titles during his eight years at the school, "but this one is the best I've ever had. . . . This guy (quarterback Santiago Alvarez) has been phenomenal." He won't get much of an argument there.
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November 23, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The weatherworn market that Jo Won Kim and his wife tended on a quiet Highland Park street was a familiar stop for the students attending Franklin High School a few blocks away. The struggling market was also a frequent target for youthful shoplifters who, some residents said, viewed Kim as a soft touch. It was the place where Brenda Hughes, a Franklin senior, a popular former cheerleader and softball player, stopped by Thursday morning with a carload of friends on their way to school.
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November 30, 1996 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raw emotions and a call for vengeance have been etched in red graffiti on the side of a Highland Park grocery store where a teenage girl was shot to death last week. But on Friday at a funeral Mass, the 17-year-old's parish priest asked for understanding and prayer, not only for Brenda Hughes, but also for the shopkeeper accused of her slaying. "This man did a terrible thing, but it is for God to deal with, not for us," said Msgr. Alfred Hernandez, at the Mass attended by more than 500 people.
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November 23, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The weatherworn market that Jo Won Kim and his wife tended on a quiet Highland Park street was a familiar stop for the students attending Franklin High School a few blocks away. The struggling market was also a frequent target for youthful shoplifters who, some residents said, viewed Kim as a soft touch. It was the place where Brenda Hughes, a Franklin senior, a popular former cheerleader and softball player, stopped by Thursday morning with a carload of friends on their way to school.
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