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SPORTS
November 4, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An estimated 25,000 fans answered the main question about this year's East Los Angeles Classic simply by showing up at the Coliseum on Friday night. Yes, by prep standards, the annual football showdown between Garfield and Roosevelt high schools can attract a huge following even when it's moved out of the Eastside neighborhood where it has thrived. Whether the event has found a permanent home in South Central Los Angeles is open to debate.
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November 4, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The venerable Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum may have hosted two Olympic Games, but for the fans who filled it Friday night for the annual football rivalry between the Eastside's Garfield and Roosevelt highs, this was bigger. "Hey, I've never been to the Coliseum before," said Garfield grad Roberto Munoz of Alhambra as he scanned the 20,000 fans. "Now that we're here, I'd say the Coliseum has finally arrived." The feeling was much the same on the Roosevelt side of the 92,000-seat stadium.
SPORTS
November 3, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East Los Angeles Classic annually takes a lot out of football players at Garfield and Roosevelt high schools--before the first snap. Jose Casagran, an assistant coach at Garfield before he became head coach at Roosevelt in 1998, said he has heard the same comment from players on both sidelines. "After the first play, you hear them say, 'I'm exhausted,' " he said. "They eventually settle down, but it's tough to keep them from getting too keyed up for this game."
SPORTS
November 2, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Location. Location. Location. That real-estate mantra, delivered to clients seeking high value and return on their investment, has served the East Los Angeles Classic well. The annual football game between Garfield and Roosevelt high schools grew into one of the best-attended prep athletic events in the nation without straying from the Eastside neighborhoods that made it so prosperous. The series began in 1926.
SPORTS
August 29, 2000 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An autopsy is pending for a high school football player who died last week, two days after collapsing at practice, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Monday. Christian Castaneda, 15, a junior at Garfield High in East Los Angeles, was pronounced dead Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, said Scott Carrier, spokesman for the coroner's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2000 | SHAWN HUBLER
The mail slot is a scuffed brass rectangle in the stucco. Thin letters fit through it, thick ones don't. The members of the Class of 2000 tell each other that the bad news comes in the thin ones. Thick is what you pray for. Thick is good. The teenager has watched the mail slot for weeks now, worrying, which turns out to have more in common with praying than she'd realized. Never before have so many college applications been filed as have been this year in California.
SPORTS
November 11, 1999 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roosevelt High has been closed this week by order of the Los Angeles Unified School District after asbestos was detected in several campus buildings. Students will not return to campus for classes until Friday, but that has not stopped Roosevelt's football team from preparing for Friday night's game against rival Garfield in the 64th edition of the East Los Angeles Classic. A crowd of more than 20,000 is expected to fill Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College for the 8 p.m. kickoff.
NEWS
August 7, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crumbling trolley traveled thousands of miles and more than 100 years to its resting spot outside Garfield High School's wood shop. It started its journey about 1895, shuttling Angelenos around the city. The old open-air streetcar--a precursor to the Yellow Car network--was decommissioned about 15 years later and had a short career in the movie business before ending up at Travel Town in Griffith Park, its paint peeling and wood rotting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crumbling trolley traveled thousands of miles and more than 100 years to its resting spot outside Garfield High School's wood shop. It started its journey about 1895, shuttling Angelenos around the city. The old open-air streetcar--a precursor to the Yellow Car network--was decommissioned about 15 years later and had a short career in the movie business before ending up at Travel Town in Griffith Park, its paint peeling and wood rotting.
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