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November 20, 1992 | LORNA FERNANDES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Naoko Ohshima's only images of the United States came from what she had read or the movies she had seen. But there is no substitute for the real thing, and Thursday the 17-year-old from Oki Gakuen High School in Fukuoka, Japan, witnessed a day in the lives of American students at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena. Ohshima was among 40 students who visited the school under a cultural awareness program sponsored by the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Department of Catholic Schools.
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September 17, 2004 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of Junipero Serra High School's plans to build athletic fields and a performing arts center in San Juan Capistrano have begun circulating petitions to force the City Council to rescind its approval of the $75-million project or put it before voters. The council approved the complex in northwest San Juan Capistrano this month over the objections of Native Americans, environmentalists and neighbors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Crystal Cathedral Ministries has agreed to allow a planned Roman Catholic high school to use its land for athletic fields until it can build fields of its own. The agreement with backers of Junipero Serra High School ends a stalemate that began when the ministry backed out of a deal to allow the school to be built on land it owns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2004 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
The San Juan Capistrano City Council is expected to consider the fate Tuesday of a Catholic high school's controversial plan to build athletic fields and a performing arts center on what Juaneno Indians call sacred land. The council, which has been poring over a 5-inch-thick environmental report on the proposal, is scheduled to hear about three hours of public testimony and an hourlong presentation from Junipero Serra High School officials.
OPINION
December 1, 2002
Re "Tribe Wrangles Over Burial Site," Nov. 18: Lost in the discussion of Junipero Serra High School versus the Juaneno sacred site are very serious environmental issues. Under the site is a volatile hydrocarbon plume leaking from the underground storage tank of the gas station [nearby]. Private school use of land is unregulated by Cal/EPA, so the children running around on the site will be breathing fumes from the carcinogens in the plume. Not my children. Eleanora I. Robbins La Mesa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2001 | From Times staff reports
Officials planning a Catholic school in San Juan Capistrano have changed the mascot to the Lions from the Crusaders. Junipero Serra High School officials unveiled the mascot Monday: a lion leaping over the school's logo, which reads "JSerra." Earlier this year, Muslim leaders and some school supporters raised concerns that Crusaders evoked images of bloody campaigns by Christian soldiers against Muslims in Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ministry that wants to build a 175-acre retreat in south Orange County is backing out of a deal to sell a piece of the property to a private Christian high school because all religious instruction would be taught by Catholics. "The only reason the ministries had any interest in this at all was because this was to be a Christian school that would teach religion," said Tom Pistone, a spokesman for Rancho Capistrano Ministries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ministry that wants to build a 175-acre retreat in south Orange County is backing out of a deal to sell a piece of the property to a private Christian high school because all religious instruction would be taught by Roman Catholics. Rancho Capistrano Ministries said Junipero Serra High School's relationship with the Catholic Diocese of Orange is incompatible with earlier agreements to include the ministry in religious instruction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2001
We simply do not understand the fuss the Capistrano Unified School District is purporting to make over the land that will eventually be home to a new high school in San Juan Capistrano ("Catholic vs. Public School: Feud Is Brewing Over Site," June 26). Capistrano Unified is the same school district that time and again complains of overcrowding and the need to build more schools. A new high school, whether it is Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist or public, would greatly ease the overcrowding that this district claims to have.
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February 10, 1994 | IRIS YOKOI
The weight room at Junipero Serra High School was scheduled to be named the Darrell Eugene Harts Memorial Weight Room at a special school ceremony Wednesday night, in honor of the Serra alumnus who was killed in a police shooting last year. Harts, who graduated from Serra in 1980, was killed in April in South-Central Los Angeles by two Los Angeles police officers who said he fired a pistol at them first.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles Catholic school dean will be Junipero Serra High's first principal when the school opens next fall, officials announced Tuesday. Thomas R. Waszak will leave Loyola High after 23 years to join the 1,800-student Catholic school. Tennessee educator Stephen Hammond was named principal two years ago but returned to the South for family reasons, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Crystal Cathedral Ministries has agreed to allow a planned Roman Catholic high school to use its land for athletic fields until it can build fields of its own. The agreement with backers of Junipero Serra High School ends a stalemate that began when the ministry backed out of a deal to allow the school to be built on land it owns.
OPINION
December 1, 2002
Re "Tribe Wrangles Over Burial Site," Nov. 18: Lost in the discussion of Junipero Serra High School versus the Juaneno sacred site are very serious environmental issues. Under the site is a volatile hydrocarbon plume leaking from the underground storage tank of the gas station [nearby]. Private school use of land is unregulated by Cal/EPA, so the children running around on the site will be breathing fumes from the carcinogens in the plume. Not my children. Eleanora I. Robbins La Mesa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2002 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
The one point on which everyone agrees is that the rugged, 29-acre spread in San Juan Capistrano is a graveyard, most likely the resting spot of early inhabitants of a tribal village known as Putiidhem. Beyond that, the land speaks of conflict. Indian tribal members who trace their ancestors to the land are divided on what they'd like to see done with it. One faction wants it left as is -- open and untouched. Another is willing to strike a bargain with developers.
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July 13, 2002 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing increasingly desperate to find a home for a religious high school, Junipero Serra boosters are trying to persuade San Juan Capistrano officials to dump plans for an office and hotel complex in favor of school athletic fields. Organizers had hoped to open the school this fall on nearby land owned by a Christian ministry. But that deal fell through nine months ago when the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2002 | Patt Morrison
The Vietnam War? There was Jim Robertson, out on the picket line. Abortion rights? Back to the picket line again. Name your cause, and there he was. It is 7:45 on a dull spring morning in Gardena, and Jim Robertson, in a double-breasted suit, his hair gone to thistledown-white, is walking a picket line again. It is a one-man picket line, and his sign reads: "I Was Sexually Abused at This School." His cause is his own, and anyone else's who is what Robertson says he is--a man molested in his youth by a Catholic clergyman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Catholic high school in San Juan Capistrano that won't open for another year already is looking to replace its politically sensitive team name, the Crusaders. Supporters of the $70-million Junipero Serra High School expressed concern that the name and logo--two swords and a shield with a cross on it--would be offensive to Muslims, who were targets of the bloody crusades of the Middle Ages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
Teachers at Junipero Serra High School expressed shock Friday at the deaths of two honor students who were killed in a car crash minutes after finishing a history mid-term exam at the Gardena school. The students, both 16-year-old sophomores, died Thursday when their car, traveling up to 80 m.p.h., bounced off a curb and was sheared in half by a light post, police said. Two other students were injured, one critically. One of the students, Sean Andrews, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at Van Ness Avenue and 77th Street, about five miles from the Serra campus, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2001 | From Times staff reports
Officials planning a Catholic school in San Juan Capistrano have changed the mascot to the Lions from the Crusaders. Junipero Serra High School officials unveiled the mascot Monday: a lion leaping over the school's logo, which reads "JSerra." Earlier this year, Muslim leaders and some school supporters raised concerns that Crusaders evoked images of bloody campaigns by Christian soldiers against Muslims in Europe and Asia in the Middle Ages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ministry that wants to build a 175-acre retreat in south Orange County is backing out of a deal to sell a piece of the property to a private Christian high school because all religious instruction would be taught by Roman Catholics. Rancho Capistrano Ministries said Junipero Serra High School's relationship with the Catholic Diocese of Orange is incompatible with earlier agreements to include the ministry in religious instruction.
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