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June 23, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flanked by 48 flags representing the nations from which the students hail, the Grant High School Class of 2000 graduated Thursday in a ceremony celebrating its diversity. Miniature flags with golden tassels hung from rearview mirrors of cars in the parking lot at Valley College. A procession of students delivered graduation salutes in 19 languages. Sections of the audience roared, howled and whistled in pride when the addresses were translated into Spanish and Armenian.
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March 27, 2009 | Bob Pool
Pat Chawki's classmates thought he was dead -- they'd even memorialized him two years ago at their 20th high school reunion. But when one Grant High School alum wrote to Chawki's sister to express her condolences, she learned that the popular former baseball star lay paralyzed and nearly forgotten in a Canoga Park nursing home. Laurie Green discovered that for the last nine years, Chawki has suffered from a rare disorder that renders him fully cognitive, but unable to move or speak.
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SPORTS
September 17, 1994 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Di-onte Smith of Grant High rushed for 352 yards and three touchdowns in 19 carries, but he had to make a big defensive play with about a minute remaining in Friday's nonconference game against Marshall to preserve the Lancers' 20-15 victory. Marshall (0-2) had a second-and-six play from the Grant 19-yard line with 1 minute 5 seconds left--and the clock running--when the Barristers called an end reverse. The play appeared to catch Grant off guard as Mike Orta swept around the left side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2008 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
North Hollywood and El Camino Real high schools tied for first place Saturday in the Super Quiz portion of the local Academic Decathlon, each scoring 56 out of a possible 60 points in the grueling contest. The two schools, perennial powerhouses in the prestigious competition, were among 64 entered in the L.A. Unified School District's Super Quiz event, which was held at UCLA. El Camino, in Woodland Hills, is the reigning national champ in the Academic Decathlon.
MAGAZINE
February 9, 1992
I am a graduate of the Class of 1970 at Grant High School. I was dismayed to read that Grant's image and the prospects of its students have diminished. If the quality of a premier school can disintegrate, what chance do average schools have? MARY KOLADA HARRIS Simi Valley
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January 5, 1992 | SANDY BANKS, Sandy Banks is a Times staff writer specializing in education
The rustling of musical scores stops in the band room at Grant High School as the teacher mounts the conductor's podium. Jason Rodriguez begins barking out staccato commands to the 18 students seated in a semicircle around him. "You're flat!" he yells at a young girl puffing into a flute. He is glaring at her and waving his arms, as if he could physically lift the note up to the correct pitch. "Stop!" he screams, his face reddening with outrage at an off-key rendition of the school fight song.
NEWS
October 19, 1994 | BETH SHUSTER and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two Grant High School juniors were stabbed and a 16-year-old student was shot near the campus Tuesday, apparently because of animosity between Armenian and Latino students that led to scattered after-school fighting, school authorities said. Two boys of Armenian descent who were stabbed several times as they walked to their cars were being held overnight for treatment at Valley Hospital Medical Center, where they were listed in fair condition.
OPINION
February 20, 2000
Reading that Grant High School, located in Van Nuys, includes members of approximately 25 different ethnicities--some in direct conflict with others--in its student body (Feb. 11) impels me to take on the U.S. Census Bureau later this year. I intend listing myself as merely "Homo sapiens, tribally unaffiliated" and letting the chips fall where they may. I am sure that most social anthropologists would, if asked, back my stand; which agreement, unfortunately, wouldn't mean a hill of beans to officialdom.
OPINION
January 11, 2007
Re "2 teen boys hit in drive-by shooting outside Grant High in Van Nuys," Jan. 10 I am deeply concerned about my 15-year-old granddaughter, who attends Grant High School. She heard shots ring out today as she was leaving school and is traumatized by what took place. It is outrageous that gang members are driving around our streets and shooting at our children. Wherever this happens, it cannot be tolerated! How can we force our children to deliberately expose themselves to this extreme danger each day?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2007 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Two teenage boys were wounded Tuesday outside a Van Nuys high school in what police said was a suspected gang-related shooting. As school let out about 3:15 p.m., a 16-year-old Grant High School student and a 17-year-old former student were walking across a bridge on adjacent Oxnard Street when the occupants of a pickup possibly asked them a gang-related question, said Capt. Jim Miller of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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April 17, 2003 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
A teenager's mother has been convicted in connection with the graffiti vandalism committed by her son and ordered to pay restitution, officials said Wednesday. Yolanda Jeronimo, 43, was found guilty Friday of one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for failing to curtail her son's frequent tagging in the Van Nuys area.
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May 7, 2002 | DAVID PIERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 3,700 seniors at eight San Fernando Valley high schools may have taken all the English, history and math classes required for a diploma, but if they want to cross the stage at graduation, they'll first need to take big steps for their future. Under a new, much-debated policy, those students will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies only if they have committed to post-secondary education or training--whether university, community college, trade school or the military.
SPORTS
May 18, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taft High is going for its third consecutive City Section Championship in boys' volleyball. Grant would be happy with its first. When the teams play tonight at 7:30 for the title at Cal State Northridge, it will be a clash of contrasting programs. The venue is familiar to Taft, which will play a final at Northridge for a fourth consecutive season. The Toreadors lost to Palisades in 1998, but rode Mike Gledhill, now at Pepperdine, to win the last two titles. This year is different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen-year-old Jorge Soto wants to become a firefighter--a goal he set during an intense seven-week training program that introduces high school students to real-life careers. For the last two months, Soto was among 100 aspiring firefighters from five San Fernando Valley high schools who learned how to climb ladders, tie knots and use heavy fire hoses. On Saturday, they graduated from the Fire Instruction Recruitment and Education Academy Program at Valley College in Valley Glen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001
"Weiss Swears Off Lobbyist Donations," March 23. When I read in [Patrick] McGreevy's article that [Ken Gerston] and [Jill] Barad said one solution is to move the dedicated busway to a more industrial area along Oxnard Street I first questioned whether I was losing my mind. Having lived in this area for over 26 years, I could not recall any industrial property along Oxnard from Lankershim Boulevard to Woodman Avenue. So I drove down Oxnard to test my recall. I found no industrial uses, but I did find two body shops, one at Lankershim, the other at Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
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March 2, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students at eight Valley high schools who want to don a cap and gown in 2002 will need to come up with a plan for when they take off those accouterments of graduation, LAUSD Subdistrict C Supt. Bob Collins told students Thursday. Starting next year, the subdistrict will require seniors at its schools in Van Nuys, Valley Glen, Reseda and Woodland Hills to commit to a post-graduate education, whether at a four-year or community college, a trade school, in the military, or a job-training program.
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