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March 6, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the yeshivas and synagogues of Los Angeles, they are talking about the frightening killings in Israel. They also are talking about traveling to the Holy Land. Despite bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv that have left nearly 60 dead and hundreds more injured during the last two weeks, many in Los Angeles' Jewish community say the violence has only strengthened their resolve to see Israel.
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August 1, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The police captain who ordered a lock-down at Belmont High School said Tuesday he had responded to witness reports that the suspects in the shooting of a campus police officer had tried to hide among the students. Capt. Michel Moore said the lock-down of nearly 3,000 students Monday became a daylong ordeal after police telephoned all 150 classrooms and 35 did not answer. Officers had to check each of those rooms, he said, and "that takes time." The gunmen escaped and remained at large Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
For many kids, summer vacation means hitting the beach or prowling the mall. For Meredith Protas, this year's summer break meant the educational opportunity of a lifetime. The 17-year-old West Hills resident was one of two California delegates to the National Youth Science Camp in Bartow, W. Va., where for the month of July she participated in everything from science lectures to spelunking expeditions. "I liked it a lot," she said. "I'm really happy I did it."
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July 31, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND and KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The early morning shooting of a school police officer outside Belmont High School on Monday led to a nearly daylong lock-down of the huge campus near downtown Los Angeles--a precaution that forced students to scrounge for food, while away the hours listening to rock music and relieve themselves in plastic sacks provided by their teachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1997
The California Interscholastic Federation on Tuesday reversed an earlier decision and agreed to hold one heat of the preliminary cross-county finals on a Thursday, enabling a top-ranked Orthodox Jewish school to attend. Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles, which leads its league in cross-country, had asked the group's executive committee to change one heat of the event on Nov. 15 because it is the Jewish Sabbath and the boys would not be able to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High school singer Katrina Roth walked into the quiet of the Pasadena Public Library last year to audition for the Spotlight Awards. She was nervous. Her throat was dry--not good for a contender in the classical voice category. She sang "Batti, batti, oh bel Masetto"--a Mozart aria from the opera "Don Giovanni." And she lost. Undaunted, the freshman attended the Spotlight Awards ceremony at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to hear the two singers selected ahead of her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1996 | PAUL JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The marching, flag-raising and single-file roll calls are the same as they were decades ago. But a rebirth of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps--and new approaches to teaching the program--have swelled the ranks of high school students signing up to be cadets. In Los Angeles' public schools, the number of participants has shot up by more than 40% since 1992, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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August 7, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crumbling trolley traveled thousands of miles and more than 100 years to its resting spot outside Garfield High School's wood shop. It started its journey about 1895, shuttling Angelenos around the city. The old open-air streetcar--a precursor to the Yellow Car network--was decommissioned about 15 years later and had a short career in the movie business before ending up at Travel Town in Griffith Park, its paint peeling and wood rotting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another eerie echo of last spring's Columbine High School shootings, a 14-year-old boy at Trinity Lutheran School was arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb two classrooms and kill students who made fun of him, police said Tuesday. The boy, whose name was withheld by authorities, was arrested Monday on suspicion of making a terrorist threat against the Reseda school. He was being held at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, said Det. William Seeley of the Los Angeles Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1991
Beginning with the class of 1994, students graduating from Los Angeles district high schools will leave with a "diploma warranty" promising employers that the district will re-enroll them if they prove unqualified to enter the work force. In announcing the program Wednesday, Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. William Anton said that it was designed to give value to diplomas issued by the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Officials have voided ACT college entrance exam scores of 48 El Camino Real High School students who took the three-hour exam earlier this month after it was discovered that a copy of the test had been stolen by a classmate. Students have the option of retaking the $23 test free on July 7, taking it again free at a later date or getting a refund.
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March 18, 2001 | IRIS SCHNEIDER, Los Angeles Times
Fourteen Southern California high school students stood poised last week to leap not only across a Los Angeles dance studio, but also perhaps into the world of professional dance. The students, some of L.A.'s finest, had a chance to stretch and grow with a master when Matthew Rushing, a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, taught a master class in jazz and modern dance to the group of Music Center Spotlight semifinalists.
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June 9, 2000 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The rate at which California students graduate from high school went up slightly last year, continuing a five-year trend, according to information released by the state Thursday. At least that's what state officials think happened. Even as the state released its annual report, officials acknowledged they do not have reliable data on how many students actually finished high school or dropped out.
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February 18, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The clapping and cheering. The band playing "YMCA." The trophies and medals shimmering in the sun. The victory speeches. El Camino Real High School's academic decathlon team beat the dreaded "new coach curse," and it was time to celebrate. "We did it," co-coach Christian Cerone said during a lunchtime rally Thursday on the outdoor stage. "We did it."
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February 11, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banners with words and images confronting stereotypes and promoting diversity and respect were unveiled Thursday morning outside Grant High School, where ethnic tensions erupted in violence last year and students signed a "peace treaty" in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banners with words and images confronting stereotypes and promoting diversity and respect were unveiled Thursday morning outside Grant High School, where ethnic tensions erupted in violence last year and a "peace treaty" was signed by students in January.
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September 3, 1995 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baggy denims with knit tops that show some midriff--Deserie Ramirez and Alisa de la Torre have the look down cold. It's what a lot of the Latinas at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys will be wearing this fall, they say. Definitely not like those other girls, the ones who prefer skirts with Adidas and knee socks. "Kinda weird," Deserie, 15, says. Alisa, 15, scrunches her carefully painted eyebrows. "White girls."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Seated among the well-dressed celebrities, the nervous nominees and recording industry executives at the 39th annual Grammy Awards tonight will be a 17-year-old Westlake Village youth whose goal is to one day be among them as a working artist. Sam Sadigursky, an accomplished tenor saxophonist, has been in New York since last week performing in the pre-award week festivities as part of the Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band, his second appearance at the event in as many years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after the Los Angeles Board of Education received a stinging report on the Belmont Learning Complex Tuesday, students and teachers added to an afternoon of discontent with two rallies protesting poor conditions in the nation's second-largest school district. Shortly before 3 p.m.
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December 13, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
They were Narbonne High School's special education class of 1999: 17 dedicated seniors who overcame physical handicaps and learning disorders to finish school June 23. I knew you could do it! exulted the teachers, counselors and parents who got personally involved in their academic climbs. What no one can tell graduates such as Lisa Burchette, 19; Robert Blanco, 18; Monticue Hurndon, 18; and Carlos Celaya, 18, is what happens now.
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