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April 1, 1990 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 of the brightest high school students from Orange and San Diego counties fought a battle of the minds Saturday in a grueling three-hour competition designed to test their knowledge of American history, geography and current events. The students, taking part in the second annual California Citizen Bee competitions, had to correctly answer a series of questions on such topics to test their academic acumen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1990 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 of the brightest high school students from Orange and San Diego counties fought a battle of the minds Saturday in a grueling three-hour competition designed to test their knowledge of American history, geography and current events. The students, taking part in the second annual California Citizen Bee competitions, had to correctly answer a series of questions on such topics to test their academic acumen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1986 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Customs agents at the San Ysidro border crossing seized more cocaine in October and November than they did in the preceding 12 months, customs regional commissioner Quintin Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva joined other state, local and federal law enforcement officials who testified in San Diego before the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control that drug trafficking is "out of control" in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1988
Progress on some problems has to be measured in small steps, as a recent survey on illegal drug use among junior and senior high school students in San Diego County indicates. The anonymous poll of 3,484 students in the 7th, 10th and 12th grades, conducted by the county Office of Education, the San Diego Unified School District and the county Department of Drug Abuse Services, found that: * Students who report using marijuana once a month or more declined from 20% in 1985 to 15% in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988 | BARBARA VALOIS, Times Staff Writer
For the past few months, 1,500 junior and senior high school students in San Diego County have looked at old newspapers, pored over hundreds of pages of arcane facts, read political dissertations on Southern California, and talked to a variety of sources, all in an effort to find the historical threads that bind together this border region.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nationwide economic slowdown will mean fewer part-time jobs this summer for high school students in San Diego County, employers and job counselors say. And, with the county's unemployment rate for adults hovering at about 6.3%--up from just 3.7% a year ago--older workers are competing with high school students for available part-time positions, said N. Bruce Ferris, co-founder of Compensations Practices Assn. of San Diego, which tracks hiring and salary trends in the county.
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May 15, 1990 | DAVID SMOLLAR, DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number of high school students in San Diego County who dropped out before graduation decreased from 1988 to 1989, and the number remained below statewide averages, the California Department of Education reported Monday. The three-year high school dropout rate for the period ending with the 1988-89 school year is 18.4% for San Diego County, contrasted with 20.1% in 1987-88.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High-school students throughout San Diego County showed strong improvement in their writing skills, exceeding the growth displayed by their peers across California, in the latest results from the nation's most comprehensive standardized writing test being released today. The gains give heart to state schools Supt. Bill Honig and especially to county educators who have pushed hard for increased writing instruction at all grade levels during the past four years.
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