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April 26, 2001
A college scholarship fund in memory of Carolyn LaFleur, a longtime Valley ice-cream vendor who was shot and killed this week while selling ice cream in Canoga Park, is being established at Jack London High School in Valley Glen, the principal said Wednesday. Principal Angela Cleveland said the annual scholarship would be awarded to a student who not only has good grades but is also engaged in the community, much as LaFleur was. "She was a very warm . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001
A college scholarship fund in memory of Carolyn LaFleur, a longtime Valley ice-cream vendor who was shot and killed this week while selling ice cream in Canoga Park, is being established at Jack London High School in Valley Glen, the principal said Wednesday. Principal Angela Cleveland said the annual scholarship would be awarded to a student who not only has good grades but is also engaged in the community, much as LaFleur was. "She was a very warm . . .
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February 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Detectives are circulating photographs of an "extremely dangerous" parolee suspected of brutally stabbing an 18-year-old high school student in a motel room. The body of Roberta Marie Mosenthiem was found by a maid at the Chateau Motel, 6719 Sepulveda Blvd., about noon Monday, Los Angeles police said. The student at the continuation Jack London High School had been stabbed repeatedly, Detective Jim Vojtecky said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2001
Even to those who didn't know her, the death of ice cream vendor Carolyn LaFleur hit close to home. For many of us, ice cream trucks with their summer soundtrack evoke memories of a time when all we wanted from life was an orange Dreamsicle. And we got it. That's what LaFleur did seven days a week for 25 years: deliver dreams in the form of Popsicles and ice cream bars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2001
The City Council approved a $25,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the conviction of the man who killed a longtime San Fernando Valley ice cream vendor last week. Carolyn LaFleur, 55, of Van Nuys, was shot to death in her ice cream van in Canoga Park the evening of April 23. Police described the killer as black, 16 to 18 years old, between 5 feet and 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and about 125 pounds. "I just hope it does the trick," said LaFleur's youngest daughter, Renee Jensen.
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December 17, 1997 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teaching morality to high school students isn't easy. So Jack London High School teacher Teryne Dorret jumped at the opportunity to honor her students' request to create an interdisciplinary study on the subject, featuring poetry, music and other creative approaches. Social studies students will offer a video and discussion about World War II, and science students have developed a lesson about sharing the world's natural resources through changes in food consumption habits.
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October 18, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Blank walls at Burton Elementary school in Panorama City are becoming a symbol of school pride, thanks to a handful of volunteer painters. Seven students--mostly high-school age--have been donating their time after school painting the first of nine murals, to the delight of the school's 800 pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Funding for the murals came from a neighborhood matching grant.
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February 14, 1990 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within days of meeting state prison parolee Christopher Michael Rowland, 18-year-old Roberta Mosenthiem was planning their wedding. But the high school girl's romantic dreams ended when she was stabbed to death early Monday morning in a Van Nuys motel, where authorities said the couple was spending a pre-honeymoon night. Los Angeles police arrested Rowland on Tuesday at a Lancaster motel on suspicion of murder after receiving a tip that he had registered there under his own name.
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