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March 6, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monday's demonstration by students from two South Bay area high schools, which was sparked by the resignation of a popular black principal, culminated months of racial tension in a district that has seen dramatic ethnic changes in recent years. Hawthorne High Principal Ken Crowe announced last Wednesday that he would resign at the end of the year under pressure from the Centinela Valley Union High School District Board of Trustees, which decided last week to reassign him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racial divisions remained firmly drawn in the Centinela Valley Union High School District Thursday night as trustees chose the interim successor for a controversial black principal amid continuing allegations by some residents that the district has not treated blacks fairly. Trustees, who had demoted Kenneth Crowe as principal at Hawthorne High School, replaced him with John Carter, the white vice principal of the district's adult school and an 18-year veteran of the district.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Unrest continued Tuesday at two South Bay high schools as students staged a second day of protests against alleged racism and the resignation of a popular black principal. At Hawthorne High School, Principal Ken Crowe told about 40 students attempting to leave campus that he would ask the Centinela Valley Union High School District Board of Trustees to rescind his resignation. "I have no intention of going anywhere," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990
A controversial former administrator at Hawthorne High School has been named to replace ousted principal Lawrence Freeman as the head of Inglewood High School. Inglewood trustees decided that Kenneth Crowe, demoted in June from the Hawthorne principal's office to the classroom, had been the victim of a political maneuver. "We just based our decision on his qualifications," said Inglewood school board President Lois Hill-Hale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 | JEAN MERL and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A group of 27 community leaders, law enforcement officials and educators emerged from a hastily called, four-hour meeting Friday with a plan to ease racial tensions at two South Bay high schools. The 10-point plan, which includes provisions for community-wide race relations training and for an ombudsman to handle complaints, came at the end of a school week that began with two days of noisy student demonstrations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A demonstration Monday morning by about 2,000 students from two South Bay area high schools protesting alleged racism turned violent as demonstrators began fighting and vandalizing property, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990
A controversial former administrator at Hawthorne High School has been named to replace ousted principal Lawrence Freeman as the head of Inglewood High School. Inglewood trustees decided that Kenneth Crowe, demoted in June from the Hawthorne principal's office to the classroom, had been the victim of a political maneuver. "We just based our decision on his qualifications," said Inglewood school board President Lois Hill-Hale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990
A 10-point plan aimed at providing a long-term solution to Centinela Valley Union High School District's racial tension has been unanimously adopted by the district's board of trustees. The plan was proposed after students walked out at two of the district's high schools early last month to protest the planned resignation of Hawthorne High School Principal Kenneth Crowe, a black administrator, and longstanding allegations of racial discrimination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racial divisions remained firmly drawn in the Centinela Valley Union High School District Thursday night as trustees chose the interim successor for a controversial black principal amid continuing allegations by some residents that the district has not treated blacks fairly. Trustees, who had demoted Kenneth Crowe as principal at Hawthorne High School, replaced him with John Carter, the white vice principal of the district's adult school and an 18-year veteran of the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1988
Ken Crowe has been appointed principal of Hawthorne High School in the Centinela Valley Union High School District, succeeding Jack Weber, who moved to the Anaheim Union High School District in August. The vacant Hawthorne post had been filled by Assistant Supt. Bernard McGuire during the search for Weber's replacement. Crowe, 34, came to the Centinela Valley district in 1985, serving first as dean of students and then as assistant principal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990
A 10-point plan aimed at providing a long-term solution to Centinela Valley Union High School District's racial tension has been unanimously adopted by the district's board of trustees. The plan was proposed after students walked out at two of the district's high schools early last month to protest the planned resignation of Hawthorne High School Principal Kenneth Crowe, a black administrator, and longstanding allegations of racial discrimination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 | JEAN MERL and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A group of 27 community leaders, law enforcement officials and educators emerged from a hastily called, four-hour meeting Friday with a plan to ease racial tensions at two South Bay high schools. The 10-point plan, which includes provisions for community-wide race relations training and for an ombudsman to handle complaints, came at the end of a school week that began with two days of noisy student demonstrations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Unrest continued Tuesday at two South Bay high schools as students staged a second day of protests against alleged racism and the resignation of a popular black principal. At Hawthorne High School, Principal Ken Crowe told about 40 students attempting to leave campus that he would ask the Centinela Valley Union High School District Board of Trustees to rescind his resignation. "I have no intention of going anywhere," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monday's demonstration by students from two South Bay area high schools, which was sparked by the resignation of a popular black principal, culminated months of racial tension in a district that has seen dramatic ethnic changes in recent years. Hawthorne High Principal Ken Crowe announced last Wednesday that he would resign at the end of the year under pressure from the Centinela Valley Union High School District Board of Trustees, which decided last week to reassign him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A demonstration Monday morning by about 2,000 students from two South Bay area high schools protesting alleged racism turned violent as demonstrators began fighting and vandalizing property, police said.
SPORTS
November 30, 1990 | MARC LACEY
Orville Echols has resigned as Inglewood High football coach, it was announced Wednesday night at a meeting of the school board. Inglewood was 1-17-1 with two last-place finishes in the Bay League under Echols. The Sentinels were 1-8-1 this season. In a letter to the district, Echols criticized Inglewood Principal Ken Crowe's handling of a fight that broke out Oct. 25 after a sophomore football game between Inglewood and Hawthorne.
SPORTS
July 14, 1991 | ROB FERNAS
Gene Popko, one of the founding fathers of interscholastic volleyball and the former Inglewood High coach, says he will return next season as coach of the Inglewood boys' team. Popko, entering his 28th year at Inglewood, started the school's volleyball club in 1969 and helped coach the team through the 1985 season. He resigned as coach because of conflicts with former principal Lawrence Freeman. "I like the man, personally," Popko said of Freeman.
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