CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1989 |
Students at Gahr High School wonder what all the fuss is about. Every school-day morning since March 6, students at the Cerritos high school have been watching a new teen-oriented TV news broadcast called Channel One, produced by Whittle Communications of Knoxville, Tenn. Each 12-minute program, being aired on an experimental basis in classrooms at six high schools throughout the United States, includes two minutes of commercials for jeans, chewing gum and other products that young people buy.
February 26, 1989 |
Critics have expressed dismay at the prospect of commercial television in the classroom. But students at Gahr High School, one of six schools in the nation that will soon view daily teen-oriented news broadcasts complete with commercials, say they are quite capable of "tuning out" commercial messages. "Commercials don't make me run out and buy things," said junior Heidi Harris, 17. Their teachers agreed.
January 29, 1989
The ABC Unified School District made it snow last week in Cerritos. Ten tons of ice were shredded into snow and dumped on the parking lot at Gahr High School for children ages 6 months to 5 years. The parents and about 300 preschoolers who came to play in the white stuff are part of the district's Adult School parent education program on child rearing. This is the seventh year the adult division has held Snow Day for the group.
December 11, 1988
Donald R. Stanfield has been honored as officer of the year by his fellow officers in the Santa Fe Springs station of the California Highway Patrol. Stanfield joined the CHP in 1965 and has been on road patrol his entire career. For the past 22 years he has been a motorcycle officer in the Santa Fe Springs area. He has been involved in only one on-duty nonpreventable accident in his career, and has not used a sick day in the last six years, the CHP announced.
September 8, 1988 |
In left field of the baseball stadium at Gahr High School--a place that has known many champions--a football team that knows little about winning tackled the thick air of a sweltering summer morning. In the distance, where bleachers rose to meet a smoggy sky, the sounds of the Gladiator marching band echoed. Heard above the fight songs and the din of traffic on the nearby Artesia Freeway was the voice of Coach Steve Silberman, who patiently prodded and applauded his players.
November 28, 1987 |
Mission Viejo High School Coach Bill Crow was despondent, even in victory. While the Diablos managed to advance to the Southern Conference football semifinals with a 23-9 victory over Cerritos Friday night, it was a struggle. You can call it winning ugly or victory by attrition. Crow just said, "It's something we can't do in the semifinals." A crowd of 3,000 at Gahr High School watched the Diablos (11-1) pile up 143 yards in penalties, throw two interceptions and fumble once. And still win.
October 15, 1987
U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian has told the ABC Unified School District to allow the Parents Teachers Students Assn. to use the computer at Whitney High School to publish the association's newsletter. The district administration and the PTSA agreed to abide by the judge's suggestion that the association be allowed to use the school computer at least four hours a week to put out the newsletter and other needed business, said Jim Baca, attorney for the district.
September 19, 1987 |
Ray White scored on a 24-yard touchdown run and rushed for 120 yards to lead Cerritos High School to an 8-0 victory over Fullerton Friday night at Gahr High School. White, a 5-foot 10-inch junior, was a starting wide receiver until this week when starter Darrell Thompson, an 1,100-yard rusher last year, injured his ankle and forced Cerritos Coach Wayne Manzo to make a change. "Ray is just a super athlete," Manzo said.