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December 7, 1988
No one was injured Tuesday when shots were fired into a crowd of students outside James Monroe High School in Sepulveda, Los Angeles police said. Lt. Don Kitchen said the shots came from a stolen car about 3:25 p.m. at the school in the 9200 block of Haskell Avenue. Classes had been dismissed for only a few minutes, he said. Two men and a woman were in the car, witnesses told police. School police chased the car to Gloria Avenue, where it ran into a parked car and overturned.
May 17, 1998
A 17-year-old student at James Monroe High School in North Hills was beaten by three other girls at the school, allegedly because her attackers believed she was a lesbian, authorities said Friday. The young woman was kicked and punched in a bathroom. While beating her, the attackers made disparaging comments about her sexual orientation, said Sgt. Bruce Heschong of the Los Angeles Police Department. Heschong said police are investigating the May 6 attack as a hate crime.
September 16, 2001 | S.L. BACHMAN, S.L. Bachman is a visiting scholar working on a child labor project at the Asia/Pacific Research Center at Stanford University
Mark Elinson was trying to find a human rights issue that would light a fire in his students. Then, in the summer of 1996, the international law teacher at L.A.'s James Monroe High Law and Government Magnet School began hearing about efforts to combat child labor around the world. Among the information he gathered was a Life magazine article about children in Pakistan spending long hours sewing together the small leather panels that make up a soccer ball.
November 15, 1986
Public meetings on proposed changes in zoning regulations for Mission Hills, Panorama City and Sepulveda have been scheduled by city planners for Thursday next week and Dec. 3. The city is required by state law to bring its zoning into conformity with the generally more restrictive development guidelines provided for in land-use plans approved by Los Angeles City Council. In some cases, city planners have recommended changes in zoning, which must be approved by City Council.
February 17, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Valley College's "Afternoon College" classes--in which high school seniors can get college credit for classes in computers, business, math and reading--will begin Tuesday. The program, open to students attending many Valley high schools, offers high school seniors free tuition, school supplies, textbooks, parking, tutoring and campus tours as preparation for academic success in college, said Shannon Stack, Valley College media services director.
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