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June 21, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
Reacting to a continued upturn in enrollment, the school board took the first step this week toward reopening an intermediate school closed in 1980. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to cancel a lease agreement with the Jewish Community Center of Central Orange County for Walton Intermediate School, at 12181 Buaro St. Cancellation of the lease is preliminary to the reopening of Walton for the 1991-92 school year. "We got 600 new kids this year.
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June 17, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Union High School District's scores on the statewide Stanford Achievement Test continued to rise this year, although they remained below average in most cases. District officials were happy. "What makes my socks go up and down is the fact the scores have improved each year," said Mary Dalessi, coordinator of research and evaluation for the district. "That's what you want to see with this testing. It's not going to be dramatic."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | THUAN LE
I'll make this story as condensed as I can. I'm a proud American, born in Wisconsin. Now I live out west along the coast. They call me Monterey Jack, private eye . So begins a short story full of puns about cheese that earned its author, Cypress High School senior Mike Hallock, a writing award Tuesday at Disneyland. He was among 44 Orange County junior and senior high school students honored at the theme park in its Creativity Challenge Awards Program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 | PHIL WILLON and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Students from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim and Troy High School in Fullerton each clinched first place Saturday at the Southern California Science Olympiad, officials said. El Rancho, last year's runner up at the national championships, marked its fourth straight victory in the junior division. Troy, the 1999 national champions, dominated this year's senior competition with 11 first-place awards out of 23 events.
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August 19, 1999 | Jasmine Lee, (949) 764-433
Students returning to Yorba Linda Middle School next month will be able to cross Casa Loma Avenue and Christie Drive safely with the help of a crossing guard. The City Council on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to place a crosswalk and a crossing guard at the intersection on a trial basis. The request for a crosswalk at that location had previously been denied twice by the Traffic Commission and once by the City Council. A city survey showed that only 22 students crossed Casa Loma Avenue between 7 and 9 a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Tiger Tale, the student newspaper at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, was the only junior high paper in the country to earn a top award from New York-based American Scholastic Press Assn., journalism advisor Lenard Davis said Tuesday. The four-page student newspaper with general information about the school and its sports teams includes black-and-white photos and an advice columnist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 | PHIL WILLON and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Students from El Rancho Middle School in Anaheim and Troy High School in Fullerton each clinched first place Saturday at the Southern California Science Olympiad, officials said. El Rancho, last year's runner up at the national championships, marked its fourth straight victory in the junior division. Troy, the 1999 national champions, dominated this year's senior competition with 11 first-place awards out of 23 events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996
Robert E. Osborne, 92, former head of the Knudsen Corp. and president of the Milk Industry Foundation. A native of Iowa, Osborne earned a degree in dairying at the UC College of Agriculture in 1926 and immediately went to work for Knudsen as a laboratory technician. He rose in the organization, with time out for service as an Army lieutenant colonel during World War II, and succeeded the dairy's founder, T.R. Knudsen, as president and general manager in 1954.
SPORTS
May 5, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most 13-year-old tennis players, Geoff Abrams has to be driven to practice by his parents. Unlike most 13-year-old tennis players, Abrams has to duck to get into the car. Abrams is 6 feet 3 1/2 and has been towering over the rest of the 14-and-under division this season. He's 29-1 in matches this year, losing only three of 60 sets. And he has won the two most prestigious junior tournaments, the Easter Bowl in Miami and the Ojai Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
A new assistant principal at Nicolas Junior High was named Tuesday by the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees. Michelle Newman, a math and science teacher at Nicolas this past year, was a teacher for three years at Valencia Park Elementary. Before coming to the Fullerton School District, Newman was a teacher in Arizona and Moreno Valley, Calif. She holds a master's degree from National University and a bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1999 | Jasmine Lee, (949) 764-433
Students returning to Yorba Linda Middle School next month will be able to cross Casa Loma Avenue and Christie Drive safely with the help of a crossing guard. The City Council on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to place a crosswalk and a crossing guard at the intersection on a trial basis. The request for a crosswalk at that location had previously been denied twice by the Traffic Commission and once by the City Council. A city survey showed that only 22 students crossed Casa Loma Avenue between 7 and 9 a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
A new assistant principal at Nicolas Junior High was named Tuesday by the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees. Michelle Newman, a math and science teacher at Nicolas this past year, was a teacher for three years at Valencia Park Elementary. Before coming to the Fullerton School District, Newman was a teacher in Arizona and Moreno Valley, Calif. She holds a master's degree from National University and a bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Tiger Tale, the student newspaper at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, was the only junior high paper in the country to earn a top award from New York-based American Scholastic Press Assn., journalism advisor Lenard Davis said Tuesday. The four-page student newspaper with general information about the school and its sports teams includes black-and-white photos and an advice columnist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996
Robert E. Osborne, 92, former head of the Knudsen Corp. and president of the Milk Industry Foundation. A native of Iowa, Osborne earned a degree in dairying at the UC College of Agriculture in 1926 and immediately went to work for Knudsen as a laboratory technician. He rose in the organization, with time out for service as an Army lieutenant colonel during World War II, and succeeded the dairy's founder, T.R. Knudsen, as president and general manager in 1954.
SPORTS
May 5, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most 13-year-old tennis players, Geoff Abrams has to be driven to practice by his parents. Unlike most 13-year-old tennis players, Abrams has to duck to get into the car. Abrams is 6 feet 3 1/2 and has been towering over the rest of the 14-and-under division this season. He's 29-1 in matches this year, losing only three of 60 sets. And he has won the two most prestigious junior tournaments, the Easter Bowl in Miami and the Ojai Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
Reacting to a continued upturn in enrollment, the school board took the first step this week toward reopening an intermediate school closed in 1980. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to cancel a lease agreement with the Jewish Community Center of Central Orange County for Walton Intermediate School, at 12181 Buaro St. Cancellation of the lease is preliminary to the reopening of Walton for the 1991-92 school year. "We got 600 new kids this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Union High School District's scores on the statewide Stanford Achievement Test continued to rise this year, although they remained below average in most cases. District officials were happy. "What makes my socks go up and down is the fact the scores have improved each year," said Mary Dalessi, coordinator of research and evaluation for the district. "That's what you want to see with this testing. It's not going to be dramatic."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
In Catherine France's eighth-grade chemistry class, students used beakers, cylinders, aluminum foil, copper sulfate and diluted hydrochloric acid to conjure up a reaction to get pure copper. "Oh . . . it stinks," said Jennifer Buntyn, 13, as she stirred the solution of chemical compounds. "But it's more interesting than reading a book because you actually get to do it and see what happens."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | THUAN LE
I'll make this story as condensed as I can. I'm a proud American, born in Wisconsin. Now I live out west along the coast. They call me Monterey Jack, private eye . So begins a short story full of puns about cheese that earned its author, Cypress High School senior Mike Hallock, a writing award Tuesday at Disneyland. He was among 44 Orange County junior and senior high school students honored at the theme park in its Creativity Challenge Awards Program.
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