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.
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).
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.
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.
October 16, 2002 |
The memory of his first start for Franklin's varsity football team remains fresh for Narciso Diaz. "It was nerve-racking all that week," said Diaz, the Panthers' prolific senior quarterback. "I had to start the playoff game because Danny Gonzalez got hurt. At school, I was so nervous that I even threw up a couple of times." Unfortunately for Diaz and Franklin, that uneasy feeling carried over to the game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 |
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.