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March 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Police boosted patrols at Hawthorne High School on Friday to prevent further violence after a brawl involving dozens of students the day before, officials said. No disturbances were reported Friday, said Police Capt. John Beerling. One male student was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony assault on an officer and taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall, Beerling said. Twenty-five other students were cited and released, he added.
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April 15, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Centinela school district officials Tuesday appointed a veteran administrator as interim leader, pending an investigation of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. Fernandez was placed on paid leave last week. For now, the Centinela Valley Union High School District will be managed by Bob Cox, who had been serving as the assistant superintendent for human resources. The board announced its action after meeting nearly three hours in closed session. Fernandez's earnings last year to manage a school system of 6,600 students spread across three high schools and two small alternative programs surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's three largest school systems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989
Hawthorne High School is one of 50 high schools in the nation and two in California to be named winners of the Concerned Businessmen's Assn. of America's "Set a Good Example" contest. About 4,500 schools participated in the contest, said association chief Barbara Ayash. Teacher Rich Allen supervised the local entry, which included student projects and articles in the school newspaper and yearbook on Hawthorne High School's drug abuse awareness programs.
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January 23, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
In Wesley Perez's AP U.S. history and government classes at Hawthorne High School, the Bill of Rights weren't just taught. They were sung. Perez took funk-infused Latino beats from Los Angeles rockers Ozomatli and wrote his own lyrics to the band's song "After Party. " Oye Baby, oye mami, how I love the Bill of Rights The first right is freedom of speech, freedom of the cross, and freedom of the press is tight… On Tuesday, the band furthered its contribution to Perez's class by showing up at Hawthorne's Nyman Hall to discuss immigration reform, capitalism, equal rights and community development.
SPORTS
May 5, 1991 | ROB FERNAS
Hawthorne High enters every track season with one objective: To win the state championship. The high expectations come naturally at a school that has won six state titles in the past eight years and routinely runs circles around the local competition. This is a program that exudes confidence. A few weeks ago, though, Coach Kye Courtney was worried. His top sprinter, Erik Allen, suffered a strained hamstring muscle, an injury that has plagued the talented senior for the better part of two years.
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March 29, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of security at Hawthorne High School--accused by co-workers of encouraging student walkouts this month--was charged two years ago with cocaine possession and was previously convicted of burglary, court records show. Jerome Brown's criminal record, which begins with a 1976 burglary, grew this week as he was briefly jailed by Hawthorne police for failing to appear in court four times since 1984 on traffic citations. He has not held a valid driver's license since 1979.
SPORTS
December 29, 1989
Hawthorne High basketball Coach Richard Wells was braced for a long night Thursday after his team fell behind, 18-4, to powerful Morningside. By the end of the game, though, Wells was in better spirits. The Cougars rallied from their early deficit to pull within one point with 1:30 to play, but Morningside held on for a 70-67 victory in the quarterfinals of the Viking Classic at Valley High School in Las Vegas. "We had a chance to win the ballgame," Wells said.
SPORTS
June 21, 1992 | KIRBY LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To Mike Marsh, the key to running faster was a matter of time. The former Hawthorne High sprinter was ranked eighth in the world at 100 meters as a UCLA senior in 1989 and has been among the top 10 in the country for the last five seasons. Last summer, Marsh, 24, was part of two world record-setting 400-meter relay teams and ran in the heats for the U.S. gold medal-winning team at the World Championships in Tokyo. Still, Marsh, a member of the 1988 U.S.
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October 18, 1990 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An administrative hearing over the suspension of Hawthorne High School Security Chief Jerome Brown concluded this week with testimony from McKinley Nash, the fired superintendent of the Centinela Valley Union High School District. Nash, who is involved in litigation with the district over his contract, said the trustees' handling of the charges against Brown was "arbitrary and capricious" and that he did not believe the district could support any of the allegations against him.
SPORTS
May 27, 1988 | TIM DERMODY
They coach two of the most successful track and field programs in Southern California, each has recently added a CIF Southern Section championship plaque to the trophy cases, both espouse similar philosophies and each has the same goal. They want to send a lot of athletes to the state championship June 4 at Cerritos College. But in order to do so, their athletes must qualify at the Masters Meet, which will be run Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Cerritos.
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March 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Police boosted patrols at Hawthorne High School on Friday to prevent further violence after a brawl involving dozens of students the day before, officials said. No disturbances were reported Friday, said Police Capt. John Beerling. One male student was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony assault on an officer and taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall, Beerling said. Twenty-five other students were cited and released, he added.
SPORTS
May 13, 2002
Martin French has been appointed football coach at Hawthorne High, replacing James Swain. French, 39, is a former El Camino College and Inglewood High assistant. He is a graduate of Fairfax and USC.
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June 23, 2000 | MANUEL GAMIZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Erik Castillo graduated Wednesday from Hawthorne High School and has only about three weeks of civilian life remaining. He'll visit Las Vegas with his father, celebrate Independence Day with his neighborhood friends and spend time with his family and girlfriend. On July 13, the 17-year-old will exchange his loose-fitting jeans and T-shirt for U.S. Army fatigues and begin nine weeks of basic training at Ft. Sill, Okla.
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June 6, 1998
Students from Van Nuys and Hawthorne high schools walked away with first-place awards at the 21st annual Robert Herndon Engineering and Science Seminar in El Segundo on Friday and students from Charles Drew Middle School near Watts took first place in their age group. Students from 19 Los Angeles-area schools competed for U.S. Savings Bonds. The event's two categories were experiments and essays.
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December 17, 1995 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's not uncommon to hear about politicians who use leftover campaign funds for expensive clothes, lavish parties and pricey gifts for themselves and their families. Hawthorne Mayor Larry Guidi had $43,000 in campaign funds remaining after the Nov. 7 election--he had raised the money early on, and never needed it because no opponents ran.
SPORTS
October 21, 1995 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He had just directed his team on a 67-yard scoring drive in less than two minutes, but Hawthorne High quarterback Herb Shedd figured his luck was about to run out. So with the Cougars trailing at Palos Verdes Peninsula, 17-16, with 11 seconds remaining, Shedd said he wanted to go for one extra point and a tie. But Hawthorne Coach Dan Robbins had other ideas and told his reserve senior quarterback to go for the two-point conversion.
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August 26, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racial divisions remained firmly drawn in the Centinela Valley Union High School District Thursday night as trustees chose the interim successor for a controversial black principal amid continuing allegations by some residents that the district has not treated blacks fairly. Trustees, who had demoted Kenneth Crowe as principal at Hawthorne High School, replaced him with John Carter, the white vice principal of the district's adult school and an 18-year veteran of the district.
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January 11, 1990 | KEVIN LINDSEY, SPECIALTO THE TIMES
It's nice to be wanted, especially by most of the schools in the Pacific-10 Conference in two sports. Hawthorne High School football and track star Chris Alexander is happy about his situation. Most of the Pac-10 schools have been recruiting him in football because of his steady performance last season, but many recruiters also want him to run track. He says he has narrowed his choices to Washington State and UCLA. Athletics occupy only a portion of Alexander's life, however.
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April 27, 1995 | HOLLY ZIEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They drifted by the spontaneous shrine, pausing to place flowers, to light a candle or to leave a final message. It was a time to remember lost friends and to share the sorrow of their families. More than 100 students, friends and neighbors attended a vigil Tuesday night at the scene of a fatal car crash in Hawthorne that left four teen-agers dead and two injured, one critically. Three of the four killed Friday were sophomores at Hawthorne High School.
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May 15, 1994 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High schools are tense places these days. An insult or nasty look sparks a fight between two students, their friends jump in, racial epithets fly and anger explodes. All over the South Bay, students, teachers and principals say they sense heightened racial tensions, increased animosity and a lightning-fast tendency for students to use their fists when confronted with a problem.
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