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April 23, 1992 | LORNA FERNANDES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's prom time. Time to rent that tux, select a gown, pick out flowers and . . . take a bus? Yes, but it's a luxury bus. So say administrators from William S. Hart High School in Newhall. Saturday marks the first time that Hart High School students will be required to take a chartered coach to and from the prom--or else they cannot attend. "If students don't arrive on the bus, they won't be admitted to the prom," Hart Principal Laurence Strauss said.
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April 22, 2011 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
Republican critics called on Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday to stand up to his union allies in Sacramento as he was joined on his budget tour for the first time by a GOP legislator. FOR THE RECORD: Governor's Newhall visit: An article in the April 22 LATExtra section about Gov. Jerry Brown's visit to Newhall said that the William S. Hart Union School District had the highest test scores of any large district in the state. It should have said that the district had the highest test scores of any high school district in the state with more than 10,000 students.
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March 12, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a long battle between school district and FEMA officials, tentative approval has finally been given for the building of a new gym to replace the one destroyed in the Northridge earthquake at William S. Hart High School. Hart officials had maintained that because the school population has more than doubled since the old gym was built, a much larger facility was needed to replace it.
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February 5, 2010 | By Ann M. Simmons
A proposal to open the first Hebrew-language charter school in the state was handed a major setback when school trustees in the Santa Clarita Valley deadlocked over the project's approval -- blocking its progress. Several trustees for the William S. Hart Union High School District said they worried that the school would be a religious academy and might lack ethnic diversity. Supporters of the proposed Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences said they would appeal to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
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June 26, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They grew up together, these children of middle-class suburbia. Many are the sons and daughters of the baby boomers, born in the mid-1970s--back when America was scraping the mud of Vietnam from her boots and the egg of Watergate from her face. Many of these 465 seniors graduating from William S.
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December 17, 1998
A 17-year-old boy badly burned in a high school physics experiment is recovering so rapidly that he may be able to leave the hospital by New Year's Day, doctors said this week. Christopher James appeared in good spirits at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Medical Center, inviting photographers to take his picture and waving to reporters from his hospital bed. Despite Christopher's scars, Dr. A.
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May 27, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What some parents argue is an abuse of power, Walter Swanson says is a misunderstanding that illustrates the difficult balancing act of fatherhood and his role as a school official. Swanson, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, is accused of pressuring Hart High School baseball Coach Bud Murray into giving his son more playing time and keeping him on the varsity.
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October 5, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of high school jazz players has gained firsthand experience with the music industry, issuing its own collection of tunes on compact disc. The 42-minute album by the William S. Hart High School Chieftains Jazz Ensemble, titled "Yes Sir," was released Thursday, featuring 11 tracks by composers from Cole Porter to George and Ira Gershwin. "We're one of probably two or three high school bands in this state who have made a CD," said George Stone, ensemble director and producer for the album.
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December 13, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The condition of the Santa Clarita teenager severely burned in a botched high school physics experiment has been upgraded from critical to serious after surgery Friday. Christopher James, 17, also spoke last week for the first time since he was hospitalized, said Sherman Oaks Hospital spokesman Larry Weinberg. During Friday's surgery, grafts taken from Christopher's back were used to cover the burned areas of his chest--the last remaining area of his body requiring grafting, Weinberg said.
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May 3, 2006 | Ashraf Khalil and J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writers
It has been a scary, and sometimes violent, few days at Newhall's Hart High School, culminating Tuesday when about half the student body stayed home because of a threatening post on a popular online community. First there were the fights along racial lines that broke out late last week. Then there was the message posted Monday on the MySpace website, proclaiming Tuesday as a "bring your weapons to school day" at Hart and other high schools in the district.
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December 6, 2002 | Eric Sondheimer
From birth until death, everyone is taught to never quit. It's a four-letter word not to be uttered. That might make the decision of a teenager to leave a sports team a family crisis. It happened to the Kase family three years ago. Cody Kase quit the football team at Newhall Hart High midway through his freshman season. It was a stunning decision, considering Kase's oldest brother, George, had been a starting defensive tackle at UCLA. Except Cody was having a miserable experience.
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September 15, 2002 | Eric Sondheimer
Forget about arm strength, intelligence and mobility. Anyone who hopes to continue the succession of renowned quarterbacks at Newhall Hart High must pass a toughness test. Kyle Matter's came when he was sacked 11 times against Westlake Village Westlake. He never complained. Matt Moore's was against Wilmington Banning, when he was battered four times on late hits. He kept limping back to the huddle. Over the years, just about every Hart quarterback has faced--and conquered--such challenges.
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August 23, 2001 | Eric Sondheimer
Aaron Fuller, who played golf at Cal State Bakersfield, has been selected golf coach at Newhall Hart High. He is the son of Hart Principal Gary Fuller. Fuller replaces Dennis Ford, who guided the Indians to 11 Foothill League championships in 12 years before retiring after last season.
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August 17, 2001 | Eric Sondheimer
Chris Frome, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound All-Southern Section defensive end from Newhall Hart High, has selected Notre Dame over Michigan as his college choice. He'll be a three-year starter for the Division III champions.
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June 9, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Imagine seeing John Elway, Steve Young and Joe Montana on the same football field. It would offer inspiration to any aspiring quarterback. So understand the special moment that took place at Hart High this week. On the same practice field were Kyle Boller, starting quarterback at California; Kyle Matter, bound for Stanford, and Matt Moore, Hart's next prolific quarterback.
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May 3, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Hart High School student placed second in a national architecture competition Monday for his design of a community youth center. David Duarte, 18, won a tuition scholarship worth $27,500 to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which sponsored the competition. Sixty-two high school students entered the competition. Duarte received the award Monday night at a ceremony at the school in Newark, N. J.
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December 2, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon's visit to a high-school government class Wednesday began with a political opponent's campaign sign, but ended with a round of applause. McKeon, (R-Santa Clarita), spoke of his first year in office to about 30 William S. Hart High School government class seniors.
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May 15, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, From Staff Reports
Hart and Westlake highs traveled different paths this season, but they begin the Southern Section baseball playoffs seeded No. 1. Hart (25-1) enters the Division II playoffs after winning the Westside and Villa Park tournaments, leading the Foothill League from start to finish, and only losing to Canyon. Westlake (21-6-1) struggled early, losing to Thousand Oaks and tying unheralded Newbury Park. But the Warriors rallied to win the Marmonte League title and earn the top seeding in Division III.
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April 15, 2001
Soledad Canyon Road has seen more than its share of makeshift memorials, those heartbreaking assemblies of flowers, candles and crosses that bloom along a road where someone died in a traffic accident. But the shrine that appeared last week near the landmark Saugus Speedway must have struck Santa Clarita Valley residents especially hard. It honored a young man the community had rallied around during an earlier disaster, first to support his recovery, then to celebrate it.
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