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SPORTS
November 20, 2009 | Staff Reports
Los Angeles Dorsey High forced four turnovers to bounce back from a pair of late-season defeats with a 33-17 victory over host San Pedro on Thursday night in a City Section Division I first-round playoff game. Dons senior defensive back Jabri Proby made two interceptions in the last two minutes, including one he returned 85 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play. No. 12-seeded Dorsey (8-3) will play fourth-seeded Woodland Hills Taft (7-4), which defeated L.A. Garfield, 44-14, in a quarterfinal Thursday at Taft.
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SPORTS
November 20, 2009
Santa Ana Mater Dei (6-4) at No. 9 La Puente Bishop Amat (9-1), 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket This is widely considered the most evenly matched first-round game in the Pac-5 Division playoffs, but it could turn into a rout if Bishop Amat's defense can pull off a repeat of its performance last week against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. The Lancers sacked quarterback Ryan Kasdorf four times in the second half and held tailback Kenneth Boggs to four yards during a 31-14 victory that clinched a share of the Serra League title.
SPORTS
November 13, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
It's scary how good unbeaten Westlake Village Westlake looked Friday night in routing Moorpark, 38-14, to win the Marmonte League football championship. So good that people were thinking, "Oaks Christian who?" Yes, their neighbors less than a mile away, unbeaten Oaks Christian, would have been envious of the championship performance before a packed crowd of 7,154. The Warriors were supposed to be a year away from being championship material because their team is filled with outstanding sophomores and juniors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2009 | Carla Rivera
For years Chase Abrams has lived a double life: By day a popular student at Sierra Canyon School who played football and enjoyed hanging out with friends, by night an intent student of film studies at Cal State Los Angeles who organized college film festivals and held his own intellectually and socially. Today, the energetic 18-year-old can finally take a breath.
NATIONAL
November 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Smoking among U.S. high school students has declined by nearly one-fifth since 2000 but has not budged among middle-schoolers, according to a study released Thursday. Nearly one out of four high school students, 23%, said they had smoked tobacco in the preceding month -- a drop from 28% the last time the survey was conducted, two years earlier. About 13% of middle school students said they had smoked, about the same as in the previous survey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2003 | Daren Briscoe, Times Staff Writer
With something less than military precision, a small army of volunteers descended Saturday on MacArthur Park to sweep, shovel, rake and paint their way from one end of the 32-acre park to the other. The event was part of National Public Lands Day, now in its 10th year, which encourages people to expend time and sweat for one day to help preserve the nation's public parks. Nearly 500 people gathered in the park's early morning cool, girding themselves with croissants, bear claws and fruit juice.
NEWS
June 12, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's first Arab Cabinet minister has called on the Education Ministry to make Arabic studies mandatory for every Jewish high school student, in a letter that has stirred lively debate here. Officially, Israel has two national languages: Hebrew and Arabic. All Arab students study Hebrew from the third grade on and can receive a high school diploma only after demonstrating fluency in the language.
SPORTS
April 9, 2000 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For as long as there has been water polo for girls at Harvard-Westlake High, there's been Jeanine Jackson. The multitalented Jackson is a player a coach can and should build a program around. And that's exactly what Rich Corso has done. With Jackson leading the charge the last four seasons, Harvard-Westlake has been a perennial Southern Section force. This season Jackson led the Wolverines to the Division III championship game against undefeated and defending champion Bell Gardens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a family where no one had ever graduated from high school, the three adults would sit at the table at night and do their homework together--brother, sister and mother. Then two of them sat proudly in the audience, knowing their turn would come, to see the first diploma awarded to a relative. Diana Gallardo, 21, was among the 65 adults to receive a high school equivalency diploma through the Chapman-Hettinga Education Center in Garden Grove.
NEWS
December 6, 1998 | LORI JOHNSTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In a packed high school auditorium, teenage girls feel for cancerous lumps in soft fake breasts. Students at another school crowd into a bathroom to see a cancer survivor's reconstructed breast. Though the risk of breast cancer is slim for teenagers, high schools are becoming a new arena for health officials who say that getting teenage girls into the habit of doing breast self-exams will help them detect any lumps later in life. "Learning breast self-exams is a skill.
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