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May 12, 1988
The father of a teen-age musician who was beaten and strangled to death and dumped in a ventilation shaft at Hollywood High School has offered a $10,000 reward for his son's killer. The son, Robert Peter Campo Jr., 18, was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 2 near Franklin and Highland avenues after purchasing cigarettes with a friend, Los Angeles Police Detective Rick Swanston said. Campo told his friend he was going for a walk on Sunset Boulevard.
June 25, 1995
A 10th-grade student from Hamilton High School has been named a 1995 Christopher Scholar. Norma Sanchez was one of five Los Angeles Unified high school students to receive the award, which carries a $12,000 scholarship upon graduation from high school. Each Christopher Scholar who graduates from high school with a 3.25 grade-point average or higher will receive an additional $4,000 scholarship.
July 28, 1988
Orion Walker, a ninth-grader at Walter Reed Junior High School in North Hollywood, was awarded first place in the Los Angeles Public Library's Teen Short Story Contest during recent ceremonies at the Eagle Rock Branch Library, 5027 Caspar Ave. Author and screenwriter Burt Prelutsky judged the entries. Second place in the contest, which drew 278 entries from 66 Los Angeles-area schools, went to Greg Wesley, a junior at Hollywood High School. Walker and Wesley also won their grade divisions.
December 4, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt
A 15-year-old Hollywood High School student was shot across the street from campus as classes began Monday, authorities said. The student was on the northeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7:30 a.m. when an unidentified person shot him in the leg, said Sgt. Todd Trulock of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division.
August 4, 1994
Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of breaking into the Hollywood High School library over the weekend and causing more than $1,000 in damage. Jerry Douglas Jensen, 32, who lists Torrance as his hometown but is believed to be a transient in the Hollywood area, was charged with trespassing and vandalism in a complaint filed in Hollywood Municipal Court. The trespassing charge could result in a six-month jail term and $1,000 fine, said Deputy City Atty. Bill Sterling.
November 15, 1990
Norman N. Nicholson, who taught at Sun Valley Junior High School for about 30 years, has died in a Burbank hospital. He was 69. A longtime resident of Burbank, Nicholson died Monday of cancer, said his wife, Martha Nicholson. Born Nov. 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, Nicholson graduated from Hollywood High School in 1939 and served in the Coast Guard during World War II. In the early 1950s, he began teaching English, history and physical education at Sun Valley Junior High School. He retired in 1983.
February 20, 2014 | By Ruben Vives, This post had been corrected. See note below for details
A 44-year-old man was charged Thursday with killing a retired Hollywood High School teacher, authorities said. Scott Kratlian, also known as Scott Porter, was charged with one count of murder, said Greg Risling, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Kratlian was arrested Tuesday by the FBI and the LAPD Fugitive Task Force. HOMICIDE REPORT: Tracking killings in L.A. County Harry Major, 82, was found dead Feb. 12 at his home in the 1400 block of North Vista Street, police said.
April 4, 2014 | By David Ng
Paul Salamunovich, the widely respected choral conductor who led the Los Angeles Master Chorale for 10 years, died on Thursday. He was 86 and was suffering from multiple health complications due to West Nile virus. Salamunovich served as music director of the Master Chorale from 1991 to 2001, and later became the organization's director emeritus. Under his leadership, the chorale continued to rise in international prominence and take on adventurous programming that put new music alongside classical standards.
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