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October 26, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teachers, counselors and former students at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley gave emotional testimony Monday about current and former colleagues who have cancer that the witnesses suspect was caused, at least in part, by toxic gases from a now-closed landfill across the street from the campus.
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October 26, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an auditorium packed with up to 500 parents, Grant High School officials pledged Monday to combat violence and teach tolerance to defuse racial animosities that exploded here last week between Armenian and Latino students. Principal Joe Walker apologized to parents, telling them he would beef up security with a "zero tolerance" policy for student violence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an auditorium packed with up to 500 parents, Grant High School officials pledged Monday to combat violence and teach tolerance to defuse racial animosities that exploded here last week between Armenian and Latino students. Principal Joe Walker apologized to parents, telling them he would beef up security with a "zero tolerance" policy for student violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teachers, counselors and former students at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley gave emotional testimony Monday about current and former colleagues who have cancer that the witnesses suspect was caused, at least in part, by toxic gases from a now-closed landfill across the street from the campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991
The Department of Water and Power is on a big push for conservation, but look at their new building in the San Fernando Valley, across from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. They have windows that don't open. It doesn't really make sense for DWP to scream about conservation when they can't use natural cooling and heating in their new building. JERROLD J. FELDNER Van Nuys
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994
A 17-year-old boy died from gunshot wounds Monday after he was hit during a drive-by shooting, Los Angeles police said. Omar Valdez, who was apparently shot several times while making a telephone call, was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Medical Center, authorities said. Police believe the shooting was gang-related. Detectives said Valdez was using a public phone in the 7400 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard about 10:55 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1993
One man was injured Friday when gunfire broke out after rival gangs exchanged hand signs outside John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Los Angeles police said. The victim, who was treated at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, was hit in the chest and left arm as he sat in a car outside the school at 12431 Roscoe Blvd., Sgt. Richard Thomas said. His injuries are not life-threatening. Two students and one adult who were in the car with the victim were not injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1990
We have been following the stories about Robert Davis, the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School student recently arrested for living above the school's auditorium. It would seem more appropriate for Principal Virginia Holt to have referred him to a school counselor or social worker for housing assistance. The city attorney's time would be better spent appealing decisions that return students who have assaulted teachers to the classroom. This procedural mentality is the foundation of the educational crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
A suspect in the fatal shooting last year of a 16-year-old Sun Valley boy has been apprehended in Mexico, authorities said today. David Aranda Hernandez was found Tuesday in the Mexican state of Sinaloa after a yearlong investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI, authorities said. Authorities said Aranda is suspected of shooting Edward Satterstron several times in the chest on Aug. 3, 2008, while he waited near Laurel Canyon and Roscoe boulevards in Sun Valley. Satterstron, who played football at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, stumbled into a nearby Taco Bell restaurant and collapsed.
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August 4, 2008 | David Pierson
Police were looking Sunday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Sun Valley boy who played football for John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. Edward Satterstron was struck several times in the chest while walking near the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Roscoe boulevards about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, said Officer Julianne Sohn of the Los Angeles Police Department. The teen walked into a nearby Taco Bell restaurant and collapsed, then was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died, she added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1993
We all know that education in Los Angeles is in the midst of a financial crisis. For the past few years we have heard that the only way that this problem is going to be solved is for local businesses to team up with our schools to educate future employees. Sounds like a great idea. Now reality has set in. This year John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley has been involved in an innovative program to teach algebra. It is a self-paced computerized program called Learning Logic.
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September 20, 1990
Two Pacoima teen-agers were arrested in the shooting of a rival gang member who was gunned down last week as he left the parking lot of a Sun Valley school the day before classes began, Los Angeles police said. A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday and a 17-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday, Detective Mark Aragon said. Both were being held at Sylmar Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted murder. Manuel Yepiz, 15, of Sun Valley suffered a serious spinal injury when he was shot Sept.
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