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April 30, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON and ERIC MALNIC, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several other young men have told detectives they were sexually abused as teenagers by Clyde Ezra Turner, the renowned high school track coach arrested this week on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old boy, Pasadena police said Wednesday. "We've had several phone calls--some of them relating experiences from a long time ago--allegations similar to the original incident," said Pasadena Police Lt. Keith Jones.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer, Varsity Times Insider
Jim Brownfield, who achieved prominence as a football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's John Muir High School in the 1980s and '90s, died early Monday. He was 81. FOR THE RECORD: Jim Brownfield: The obituary in Tuesday's LATExtra section of Jim Brownfield, football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's Muir High School, did not include his brother Bill Brownfield in the list of survivors. — His brother, Warren, said Brownfield had major heart surgery 14 months ago. He died at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2009 | Nicole Santa Cruz
With each click of his mouse, Sam Picture wondered if John Muir High School was a good career move. Stories of high dropout rates, low test scores and violence popped on his screen when he researched the 55-acre campus in northwest Pasadena in January 2008. He didn't see it as a deterrent, but rather, a challenge. Picture, now the school's athletic director, is one of the many teachers, administrators and counselors hired to turn around the troubled high school, which since 2001 has cycled through five principals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2009 | Nicole Santa Cruz
With each click of his mouse, Sam Picture wondered if John Muir High School was a good career move. Stories of high dropout rates, low test scores and violence popped on his screen when he researched the 55-acre campus in northwest Pasadena in January 2008. He didn't see it as a deterrent, but rather, a challenge. Picture, now the school's athletic director, is one of the many teachers, administrators and counselors hired to turn around the troubled high school, which since 2001 has cycled through five principals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felony charges were filed Friday against two mathematics teachers at a Pasadena high school, alleging they had sex with two students who were minors at the time, authorities said. Cyrus Javaheri and Tina Louise Dezerne, both of Pasadena, are charged in a 19-count criminal complaint that accuses the two of sexual contact with the girls over a two-year-period, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
Four bullets were fired Monday at a patrol car driven by a Pasadena school police officer. She was not injured, and authorities were searching for the assailant in the northwest part of the city. One bullet hit the right mirror of the cruiser but the other three missed, Pasadena Unified School District Police Chief Jaredo Blue said. "This was an attempt to murder a police officer," Blue said. "This is a very dangerous person."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1994
Several hundred students at Pasadena's John Muir High School left classes Wednesday to protest overcrowded conditions and a dearth of teachers. When the bell sounded at 9 a.m., the students poured out of their classrooms, waving banners and yelling. "I just wanted to say that right now we're all crowded in our classrooms," one student bellowed through a loudspeaker. "We've got 48 people in our classroom. How crowded are we going to get?" The protest lasted about two hours. Dr.
NEWS
January 14, 1986 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, Times Staff Writer
A 22-year-old former student at John Muir High School has been arrested in the double slaying of the school's most popular teacher and a 17-year-old student, Pasadena police said today. Robert Gregg Butler of Azusa was arrested late Monday night at his home and booked into Pasadena City Jail on suspicion of murder in the Dec. 13 shooting deaths of social science teacher Robert Jones, 47, and Ronald McClendon, a junior varsity basketball player at John Muir, Officer Mike Guerin said.
OPINION
April 6, 2008
Re "To improve, Muir High blazes a trail," March 31 John Muir High School has struggled since the Pasadena Unified School District redrew district boundaries, concentrating the city's poorest and most marginalized students at Muir while allowing more-affluent schools to cherry-pick some of Muir's most ambitious students. Meanwhile, the district allowed five principals to shuffle through the school in six years. Pasadena has basically implemented a policy of separate and unequal schools, and who gets the blame -- the teachers.
OPINION
April 6, 2008
Re "To improve, Muir High blazes a trail," March 31 John Muir High School has struggled since the Pasadena Unified School District redrew district boundaries, concentrating the city's poorest and most marginalized students at Muir while allowing more-affluent schools to cherry-pick some of Muir's most ambitious students. Meanwhile, the district allowed five principals to shuffle through the school in six years. Pasadena has basically implemented a policy of separate and unequal schools, and who gets the blame -- the teachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2008 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The statistics at John Muir High School are alarming: five principals in six years and test scores so dismal that the state has been monitoring the Pasadena school for four years. To turn around the troubled school, administrators, teachers and community members are undertaking an ambitious -- and unusual -- effort that includes requiring all teachers and staff to reapply for their jobs.
REAL ESTATE
June 20, 2004 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
Pasadena, a city of 135,000, has nearly 100 neighborhood organizations. Although many are older and most are wealthier, few are as active as NATHA, a neighborhood in transition in the city's northwest area. Neighborhood mission Originally, three separate associations (Navarro, Tremont and Howard) made up the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felony charges were filed Friday against two mathematics teachers at a Pasadena high school, alleging they had sex with two students who were minors at the time, authorities said. Cyrus Javaheri and Tina Louise Dezerne, both of Pasadena, are charged in a 19-count criminal complaint that accuses the two of sexual contact with the girls over a two-year-period, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
Four bullets were fired Monday at a patrol car driven by a Pasadena school police officer. She was not injured, and authorities were searching for the assailant in the northwest part of the city. One bullet hit the right mirror of the cruiser but the other three missed, Pasadena Unified School District Police Chief Jaredo Blue said. "This was an attempt to murder a police officer," Blue said. "This is a very dangerous person."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON and ERIC MALNIC, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several other young men have told detectives they were sexually abused as teenagers by Clyde Ezra Turner, the renowned high school track coach arrested this week on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old boy, Pasadena police said Wednesday. "We've had several phone calls--some of them relating experiences from a long time ago--allegations similar to the original incident," said Pasadena Police Lt. Keith Jones.
REAL ESTATE
June 20, 2004 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
Pasadena, a city of 135,000, has nearly 100 neighborhood organizations. Although many are older and most are wealthier, few are as active as NATHA, a neighborhood in transition in the city's northwest area. Neighborhood mission Originally, three separate associations (Navarro, Tremont and Howard) made up the area.
SPORTS
May 25, 1997 | MARK STRODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The high school running career of Pasadena Muir High sprinter Obea Moore is over. Moore, the two-time defending state boys' 400-meter champion and defending world junior 400 champion, who has been slowed by a hamstring injury for two months, withdrew from the 400 Saturday at the Southern Section track and field finals at Cerritos College. Moore, the defending state and U.S. junior champion in the 200 as well, decided not to compete just minutes before the start of the 400.
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