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February 9, 1992
The juxtaposition in the Jan. 5 issue of Sandy Banks' "Grim Days at Grant High" and Paul Richter's article on Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander ("The Alexander Technique") was a powerful but distressing illustration of the gulf between our broken public school system and the people responsible for fixing it. I could find nothing in Alexander's dream that seemed remotely relevant to the reality of Grant High. The only point of contact between schools like Grant High and the secretary of education is one's poverty of means and the other's poverty of imagination.
The death of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro from an apparent heart attack at age 38 was a shock to longtime fans of the Grammy-winning band. It also touched a nerve among the thirtysomething crowd who attended Grant High School in Van Nuys during the early 1970s, when Porcaro, his brothers and several other graduates made the fairy-tale leap from garage band to the Big Time before they were even old enough to buy beer.
March 26, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Hal Arthur, the Grant High School teacher who was ambushed and shot to death as he was leaving his Sherman Oaks home for school early Friday, was fascinated by books about crime and mysteries. His own slaying--a seemingly precise, well-planned assassination--has presented police with the sort of mystery that might have been spun by his favorite crime writers: Why would a popular high school teacher become a target for murder? Police said Saturday that they have no leads in the case.
May 12, 2001 | DAVE DESMOND
Steve Brumwell, who built Grant High into a City Section girls' basketball power in the region, has resigned for personal reasons and will seek a coaching job closer to his home in the Antelope Valley. Brumwell, who coached various levels of boys' and girls' sports at Grant for 19 years, was 139-77 in nine seasons and guided the Lancers to the last two Sunset Six League championships and a semifinal appearance in the Championship playoffs in 2000.
January 21, 1998 | TOM BECKER
The Los Angeles Unified School District was honored Tuesday by the state Senate president pro tem for implementing four Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs in the district. The district received four five-year grants from the California Department of Education last year to fund the programs in four school clusters, including Grant High School in Van Nuys.
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.
February 2, 1985
Cleveland High led by only eight points at halftime, but sped away from Grant High in the second half to register its fifth Valley 4-A League win against three losses. Kim Green scored 18 points to pace the Cavaliers. Erica Abson scored 12 points and Jennifer Miller added 10 for Cleveland. Cindy Okano scored 12 points for Grant. Cleveland improved its overall record to 15-6. Grant is 0-8 in league and 2-9 overall.
May 11, 2001 | STEVE GALLUZZO
Fear was a strong motivator for Grant High on Thursday night. The top-seeded Lancers admitted they were afraid to face eighth-seeded Palisades in a City Championship quarterfinal at Grant. But Grant certainly didn't play scared, sweeping the Dolphins, 15-7, 15-7, 15-11. "We weren't as confident going in as we were against Sylmar," said senior middle blocker Mike Charleston, who led the Lancers (15-0) with 23 kills.
October 8, 2000
Kilpatrick 36, Hesperia 26--Jeremey Hartsfield rushed for 279 yards and touchdowns of 62, 60, seven and 17 yards in 23 carries, and added a 49-yard scoring reception for the Mustangs (2-3) in a nonleague victory at Hesperia. Hartsfield, who attended Dorsey High last year, returned two kickoffs for a combined 53 yards, giving him 381 all-purpose yards. Ryan Jones added 74 yards in 11 carries, and Matthew Carter, a transfer from Grant High, rushed for 40 yards in five carries and made three sacks.
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