April 30, 2006
Re "Candidates Seek Lighter Load for School Counselors," April 24 Completing my 10th year as high school counselor (1,850 student population), I am fortunate to have a caseload of less than 475 students, unique for a public school in Los Angeles. Although this is not the greatest student-counselor ratio, I know every senior by his or her first name, and I have the ability to work with their families and teachers and to make referrals to community agencies to address family needs. Our counselors serve as advocates to students in the academic, personal/social and college/career areas, and they work hard for our students and their families.
October 18, 2003
Re "Numbers Aren't Everything," editorial, Oct. 13: Having put two sons into the University of California system in the last three years, I can tell you a hard and true fact. You do not get accepted to UC Berkeley with an SAT score under 1,000. In fact, you do not get into UC Berkeley with a score under 1,300. Under a fair and equal evaluation, it just does not happen. There are top high school students being rejected at Berkeley by the thousands. Top students! The fact that 381 students were accepted with below-average SAT scores is cause for an investigation in which more than a few heads should roll.
November 1, 2002 |
The family of a San Gabriel Gabrielino High football player who has been in a coma since sustaining a head injury during a game Oct. 4 has filed claims against two school districts, alleging Andrew Castillo was injured because his helmet was improperly inflated and that there was insufficient medical attention provided at the game.
October 11, 2002 |
It was supposed to be a time of joy, of banners and balloons, flowers, a queen and her court, and, with some luck, a few touchdowns by the football team to keep the crowd in good cheer. But any celebrating was put on hold Thursday night as San Gabriel Gabrielino High football players, coaches and fans contemplated something far more serious than what was to have been their homecoming game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1999 |
Authorities Thursday said that someone set the $2-million fire that gutted an entire wing of classrooms at a San Gabriel high school last month. The blaze March 20 destroyed two offices and 10 classrooms at Gabrielino High School, forcing students into makeshift classrooms ranging from the library to the boys' locker room. More than 50 firefighters took two hours to extinguish the Saturday night blaze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1999 |
Enduring the lingering smell of charred timber, students at a San Gabriel high school used everything from the boys locker room to the library Monday for makeshift classrooms after a suspicious $2-million fire gutted an entire wing of classrooms. When fire crews finally got the blaze under control about 11 p.m. Saturday, it had devastated Gabrielino High School, destroying two offices, 10 classrooms and leaving the school's southwest wing with little more than wood framing.