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February 20, 1995 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The kids in Caryn Cornell's after-school detention session had one chance for early release, one shining opportunity to bust out of those doors a full half-hour early. These teen-agers had already shown they would do anything to beat a detention rap--with baggy-clothed gangbangers once singing "I'm a Little Teapot" in front of the entire group. Now freedom for the juniors and seniors from James Monroe High School hinged on answering one simple question: Who was their school named after?
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August 27, 1993 | JAMES ZOLTAK
About 20 high school students will participate in a program at Mission College this fall that teaches computer-aided design and drafting, and computer-aided manufacturing. The federally funded, state-administered program was made possible by a $50,000 grant, said Eloise Cantrell, dean of academic affairs. "We want to prepare these students to meet the demands of the 21st Century," Cantrell said.
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March 10, 1997 | JOHN JOHNSON
The debate has raged from the takeout taco shops frequented by cyberpunks to the sepulchral watering holes of Fortune 500 whiz kids: Was Kevin Mitnick the world's most dangerous hacker or merely the world's most over-hyped computer nerd?
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July 27, 1995 | TIM MAY
Vicky Navarro, 17, and her son dwell within one of the half-dozen homes that abut an abandoned property in Pacoima that is full of 54,000 stinking rubber tires, drums of hazardous waste, burned-out vehicles and a 40-foot trailer. Navarro lives in the dump's shadow--literally. Towers of tires, dumped illegally over the last few years on a lot at 12653 Osborne St., can be seen over the wall just behind her back yard. But Navarro and her neighbors may soon find relief.
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July 20, 1994 | JULIO MORAN
Two Van Nuys men were each charged Tuesday with three counts of attempted murder in connection with a gang gun battle that earlier this month left three teen-agers injured, one having to have his left leg amputated, police said. Enrico Tolentino, 18, and Cloyd Reyes, also 18, both pleaded not guilty to the charges in Van Nuys Municipal Court. The two men and eight juveniles, all age 16 or 17, are accused of firing at a carload of unarmed rival gang members.
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September 21, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Eric Christensen doesn't think the $180 that he raised Sunday will cure AIDS, but he hopes it will help focus attention on the virus he believes threatens everybody. "It's killing our population," said the 18-year-old senior at James Monroe High School. "It's a very important subject for all of us." Christensen was among 18,000 people--25% of them from the San Fernando Valley--who walked 10 kilometers Sunday to raise money in the fight against AIDS.
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March 12, 1996 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A new report by Los Angeles County trash disposal officials suggests that transforming Elsmere Canyon into a 190-million-ton dump should remain among the options being considered for the county's garbage. But county officials also announced plans to hold a dozen public meetings to further discuss the controversial landfill and other parts of the report.
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March 20, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF
With the aroma of chili and baked potatoes in the air, more than 50 veterans and staff members from the Veterans Administration hospital in North Hills got a taste Friday of healthy cooking. Before any food was consumed, the packed conference room became a classroom as culinary arts students from James Monroe High School and two VA dietitians provided a lesson on how to prepare healthy and delicious meals.
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July 28, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gabriela Carballo stood inside the Monroe Self-Help Legal Access Center on Thursday, waiting impatiently for the first patron to step in. "It's almost like being a real lawyer," she said. The 17-year-old James Monroe High School senior and a group of about 50 students, teachers, volunteer lawyers and others celebrated the opening of what is being billed as a first-of-its-kind self-help legal center at the high school.
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