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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.
March 29, 2014 | By David Colker
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said her husband, George Ryon. For Angelenos, some of whom visit homes for sale even if they're not looking to buy, Ryon's column quickly became a guilty-pleasure must-read. The first column, which appeared Nov. 25, 1984, led with Johnny Carson buying a house in Malibu for $9.5 million, at the time the most ever paid in that area for a single-family home.
Hollywood High School keeps its doors open 12 months a year to ease overcrowding. The year-round schedule allows the campus to run hundreds more students through its cramped classrooms. It also chips away at their education. Teachers skip pages of material, assign less homework and give fewer tests because their school year has been slashed by 17 days. Hundreds of pupils take the Stanford 9 exam shortly after returning from an eight-week vacation.
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.
July 31, 1997
A health clinic that will serve Hollywood High School's 3,000 students opened Wednesday with a celebration hosted by the school's faculty and staff. The free clinic will be staffed 2 1/2 days a week by a doctor, nurse, mental health clinician and health educator affiliated with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Many students who have no access to health care will be able to get services such as physical examinations and health information, school officials said.
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.
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