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June 20, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Teaching will be a new career for Kathleen Betts, who used to care for plants at people's homes and businesses. "I got tired of talking to plants," said Betts, 39, of Santa Monica. "I wanted to talk to people." On Saturday, Betts graduated from a unique accelerated teaching credential program. She was one of 60 graduates honored at a special ceremony at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. But she wasn't the only career-switcher.
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June 20, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Teaching will be a new career for Kathleen Betts, who used to care for plants at people's homes and businesses. "I got tired of talking to plants," said Betts, 39, of Santa Monica. "I wanted to talk to people." On Saturday, Betts graduated from a unique accelerated teaching credential program. She was one of 60 graduates honored at a special ceremony at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. But she wasn't the only career-switcher.
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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
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.
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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.
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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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November 18, 1989
A 15-year-old North Hollywood boy died Friday, a day after collapsing on a sidewalk. Police believe he may have been the victim of an attack. Detectives said witnesses saw Peter Ray running on Colfax Avenue just north of Burbank Boulevard about 3 p.m. Thursday when the boy suddenly collapsed. He never regained consciousness and died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. An autopsy is scheduled today, Detective Mike Coffey said.
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June 3, 1989
Ateen-ager was slightly injured Friday in a drive-by shooting across the street from a high school in Sun Valley, Los Angeles police reported. The 15-year-old boy was struck in the arm by a bullet while in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant at Roscoe Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue, police said. The 3 p.m. shooting took place across the street from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School shortly after classes ended for the day. Police later arrested a juvenile suspect in the case, who was being held for questioning.
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