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July 23, 1991 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
After 20 years of coaching the boys' gymnastics team at El Rancho High in Pico Rivera, Bob Turner knows the fate of the squad is in jeopardy. It's not that the student body isn't enthusiastic. Turner annually makes cuts to keep the team at a manageable level. Boys' and girls' high school gymnastics have fallen on hard times in the past decade because of rising insurance costs and lack of knowledgeable coaches.
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April 25, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pending final City Council approval, Birmingham High will receive $110,481 to purchase lights for its baseball field and El Camino Real will get $185,504 to buy lights for its football stadium, Councilwoman Laura Chick said Friday. The funds would come from Proposition K, a 1996 tax assessment measure that allocates public money to improve parks and recreation facilities in Los Angeles. "I'm very optimistic and hopeful," Chick said.
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SPORTS
February 12, 1992 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slowly but surely, and sadly for many, a sport is dying. Field hockey, a game with roots that extend to ancient Greece, seems to be living on borrowed time in Orange County. Only eight county high school teams still play the sport, down from 11 last season. And there are rumors that at least two more programs will be axed by next season. How did it happen? How could field hockey, once a thriving part of girls' high school athletics, dwindle to a precious few teams? Blame it on budget cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The idea of forming a nonprofit organization to raise money for after-school sports programs at Anaheim campuses received unanimous support from the City Council this week. The Anaheim Prep Sports-Activities Foundation will be a joint venture with the Anaheim Union High School District. The foundation will raise money through the private sector to provide financial support for after-school athletic and other activities at junior high and high schools throughout Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Marina High School's diving team, which has no high-dive board and a low board in disrepair, hopes to raise thousands of dollars for new boards by the summer. Because the school and Huntington Beach Union High School District don't have the money to buy new boards and stands, members of the 22-member diving team and their parents are turning to the community to raise about $14,000 for the new boards, said Georganne Proulx, diving representative for Marina Aquatics Booster Club.
NEWS
February 7, 1995 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nd the Ford/Bank of America most valuable player of today's Toyota/Visa Southern Section Basketball Division I-AA boys' basketball championship sponsored by Vons and Adidas, is . . . It could happen. Sponsor names are frequently tagged to premier sporting events already, such as the AT&T National Pro-Am golf tournament and the USF&G Sugar Bowl college football game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
While recent school board meetings have proved an agonizing experience in targeting programs and personnel for budget cuts, Irvine Unified School District trustees tonight will be planning for happier days with discussions on naming two planned schools, reviving a $10-million fund-raising program and creating a task force to build support for high school athletics.
SPORTS
September 23, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Hayes has the usual goals of someone assuming corporate leadership: Improve communications, set long-range goals, and encourage cooperation among the departments. He's going to have to add selling. A quick course in real estate might help too. Hayes, introduced as CIF executive director Friday in Irvine, spoke of learning the people and groups involved in high school athletics and getting them to talk with one another and with him.
SPORTS
August 25, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daryl Lawrence barked out orders. "Stay in the tracks. Stay in the tracks." Canyon High School football players followed the instructions, weaving through a makeshift obstacle course made up of thermos bottles. Each high-stepped around the markers. Lawrence continued to shout encouragement. Then, he took the football. It was his turn. Lawrence, a senior at Canyon, spent the first day of fall practice directing workouts as well as participating in them.
SPORTS
October 3, 1992 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
The athletic budget for the Los Angeles Unified School District was spared for 1992-93 at a meeting of the board of education Friday, but several members suggested that the district begin looking for outside funding. The board voted, 6-1, against a proposal to reduce the athletic budget by $930,000 through reduction in transportation expenses and coaching salaries. But several of the members who voted "no" suggested that future athletic funding should not come from the district.
SPORTS
March 30, 1996 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Agitated volleyball officials may not receive pay raises because schools cannot foot the bill for an increase. The Southern California Volleyball Officials Assn. is threatening a job action May 10, the first day of boys' volleyball playoffs. But Bill Clark, Southern Section assistant commissioner of athletics, said a solution with the SCVOA is not guaranteed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1995
The head of a private group that raises money for Burbank schools offered a 17-year-old Burbank High football player a donation for his team's athletic program in return for sex, according to allegations in court documents. Salle Dumm, 50, president of the nonprofit Burbank Educational Foundation, has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges--unlawful sex with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS and DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 50-year-old woman offered a 17-year-old Burbank High School football player money for his team's athletic program in return for sex, according to allegations in court documents. Salle Dumm, president of the Burbank Educational Foundation, a nonprofit group that raises funds for the Burbank Unified School District, has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in the case: unlawful sex with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
SPORTS
September 23, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Hayes has the usual goals of someone assuming corporate leadership: Improve communications, set long-range goals, and encourage cooperation among the departments. He's going to have to add selling. A quick course in real estate might help too. Hayes, introduced as CIF executive director Friday in Irvine, spoke of learning the people and groups involved in high school athletics and getting them to talk with one another and with him.
SPORTS
September 23, 1995 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Hayes has the usual goals of someone assuming corporate leadership: Improve communications, set long-range goals, and encourage cooperation among the departments. He's going to have to add selling. A quick course in real estate might help too. Hayes, introduced as CIF executive director Friday in Irvine, spoke of learning the people and groups involved in high school athletics and getting them to talk with one another and with him. But he inherits an organization that is still developing its first long-range plan, and one of his missions is figuring how to finance it. Another is determining where it will be administered.
SPORTS
June 9, 1995 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempted bribes. Physical threats. Harassing phone calls. Rich Herrera says he encountered them all during his six seasons as coach of the Westlake High baseball team. "He always had one parent either threaten to sue him or beat the crap out of him," said Rich Eby, former president of the Westlake baseball booster club. Eby tried to serve as a buffer between Herrera and disgruntled parents, but it was a losing battle.
SPORTS
January 13, 1993 | ERIC SHEPARD
Reebok and Pepsi-Cola, primary corporate sponsors of the California Interscholastic Federation, plan to eliminate or scale back investments when their three-year contracts expire at the end of June. Larry Rice, marketing consultant for the CIF, said Reebok officials informed him last month that company restructuring will probably reduce its role as a title sponsor. Rice said negotiations are continuing with Pepsi but the company is also re-examining its role.
NEWS
February 7, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of school organizations that peddle everything from football buttons to hot dogs as a way to earn money for school activities are facing for the first time the same burden as most business people--sharing the take with the tax man. The new tax bite comes as a result of a recent State Board of Equalization ruling that a high school wrestling team in Monterey has to pay a sales tax on thousands of dollars it made selling fried calamari.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
While recent school board meetings have proved an agonizing experience in targeting programs and personnel for budget cuts, Irvine Unified School District trustees tonight will be planning for happier days with discussions on naming two planned schools, reviving a $10-million fund-raising program and creating a task force to build support for high school athletics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The Irvine Unified School District and the city may join forces to create a fee-based, athletics program to shield sports from impending school district budget cuts. The City Council tonight will vote on establishing an exploratory committee of city and school district representatives. School district officials said it is premature to predict how much money the plan could save, but the district spends roughly $1 million a year on sports programs at its three high schools.
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