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March 2, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Students arriving at La Puente High School on Monday were confronted by the results of an overnight rampage by vandals who shattered the school's 36-year-old mosaic logo, gouged doors, overturned phone booths and splashed paint everywhere. The worst and most costly damage was done to the swimming pool, where so many gallons of paint had been poured that a golf cart pushed into the deep end was not visible.
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October 5, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Four teenagers who say they were sexually hazed by soccer players at La Puente High School filed legal claims against the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District on Thursday. The claims allege that the attacks were captured on cellphone videos, that a coach knew about the hazing and that older players targeted younger players. The claims, precursors to civil lawsuits, allege that the coach "supported and conspired and abetted with students. " Four senior members of the soccer team have been arrested on suspicion of assault and the soccer coach has been placed on leave.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1988
A fire that caused more than $160,000 damage to the administration building at La Puente High School was being investigated as arson, authorities said Monday. Three offices were damaged in the fire that broke out about 6 p.m. Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Students arriving at La Puente High School on Monday were confronted by the results of an overnight rampage by vandals who shattered the school's 36-year-old mosaic logo, gouged doors, overturned phone booths and splashed paint everywhere. The worst and most costly damage was done to the swimming pool, where so many gallons of paint had been poured that a golf cart pushed into the deep end was not visible.
NEWS
November 6, 1988
Max Ragland, 69, of La Puente has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education. Ragland, who retired as assistant superintendent of business after 31 years with the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, was appointed to the 7-member board by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He was installed last month. A graduate of La Puente High School, Ragland was a member of the La Puente City Council for 21 years and served as mayor of the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1994 | TALLY GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the fourth time since 1980, the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District is finding itself forced to close yet another school because of declining enrollment. Officials have not decided which school to close, but teachers and students from Workman--the district's smallest high school--are prepared to fight a decision they are certain will target them. "There have been rumors for many years that they were going to close our school," said Joan Lavey, a Workman history teacher.
NEWS
October 20, 1994 | TALLY GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the fourth time since 1980, the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District is finding itself forced to close yet another school because of declining enrollment. Officials have not decided which school to close, but teachers and students from Workman--the district's smallest high school--are prepared to fight a decision they are certain will target them. "There have been rumors for many years that they were going to close our school," said Joan Lavey, a Workman history teacher.
SPORTS
November 17, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM and CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Twenty-four hours before its big game, Huntington Beach High School was thrown out of the playoffs Thursday by appellate court justices who lectured the team's booster club attorneys on the importance of playing by the rules. Huntington Beach had been cited by the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section as having played tackle David Roman, 17, who was ineligible because he lived with a brother instead of his mother since moving from Maryland.
NEWS
September 26, 1990 | KAREN E. KLEIN
Robert Gurnee spent his adult life in the Little Theater at La Puente High School, introducing a generation of teen-agers to the glow of the limelight and the glare of the footlights. And now, after the curtain has rung down on "Oklahoma," "The Music Man," "My Fair Lady" and dozens of other productions, La Puente High School and Gurnee's former students are giving him a standing ovation that will last forever. On Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1988 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Teachers in the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District tried to resolve a contract impasse Thursday by giving students and administrators the silent treatment. After working since August without a contract, teachers proclaimed the "day of silent protest," during which they vowed to not speak to anyone while school was in session. Keeping quiet required a little creativity at times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1994 | TALLY GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the fourth time since 1980, the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District is finding itself forced to close yet another school because of declining enrollment. Officials have not decided which school to close, but teachers and students from Workman--the district's smallest high school--are prepared to fight a decision they are certain will target them. "There have been rumors for many years that they were going to close our school," said Joan Lavey, a Workman history teacher.
NEWS
October 20, 1994 | TALLY GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the fourth time since 1980, the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District is finding itself forced to close yet another school because of declining enrollment. Officials have not decided which school to close, but teachers and students from Workman--the district's smallest high school--are prepared to fight a decision they are certain will target them. "There have been rumors for many years that they were going to close our school," said Joan Lavey, a Workman history teacher.
NEWS
May 5, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen-year-old Belinda Martinez had never met a published writer before, and certainly not a Latina whose poignant stories about coming of age mirrored some of the teen-ager's own experiences. But here Martinez was, standing in the gymnasium at La Puente High School, about to shake hands with Sandra Cisneros, whose book "The House on Mango Street" is required reading for all high school seniors in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
NEWS
September 26, 1990 | KAREN E. KLEIN
Robert Gurnee spent his adult life in the Little Theater at La Puente High School, introducing a generation of teen-agers to the glow of the limelight and the glare of the footlights. And now, after the curtain has rung down on "Oklahoma," "The Music Man," "My Fair Lady" and dozens of other productions, La Puente High School and Gurnee's former students are giving him a standing ovation that will last forever. On Oct.
SPORTS
January 17, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day the Southern Section office always feared finally happened Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1989. It was a day that adults turned child's play into legislative football. In a storybook scene, cheerleaders and players jumped from their seats and raised their fists as Judge Thomas Thrasher granted the Huntington Beach High School football team a temporary restraining order that allowed the team back into the playoffs.
SPORTS
November 18, 1989 | CHRIS FOSTER and ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Savanna High School lost its bid to be reinstated to the Southern Section playoffs Friday when an Orange County Superior Court commissioner ruled that the team had been properly removed from the postseason by Orange League principals. Savanna, which won its first league title in the school's history, was forced to forfeit its six victories, a tie, a share of the league championship and a spot in the Division VI playoffs because of an ineligible player.
NEWS
May 5, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen-year-old Belinda Martinez had never met a published writer before, and certainly not a Latina whose poignant stories about coming of age mirrored some of the teen-ager's own experiences. But here Martinez was, standing in the gymnasium at La Puente High School, about to shake hands with Sandra Cisneros, whose book "The House on Mango Street" is required reading for all high school seniors in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
NEWS
November 17, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM and CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Twenty-four hours before the big game, the Huntington Beach High School football team was thrown out of postseason championship play Thursday by appellate judges who sternly lectured the Oilers' booster club attorneys on the importance of playing by the rules. Meanwhile, Anaheim's Savanna High School, also barred Tuesday from the playoffs because of an allegedly ineligible player, was in a lower court Thursday to seek reinstatement and expects a decision today.
NEWS
November 17, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM and CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Twenty-four hours before the big game, the Huntington Beach High School football team was thrown out of postseason championship play Thursday by appellate judges who sternly lectured the Oilers' booster club attorneys on the importance of playing by the rules. Meanwhile, Anaheim's Savanna High School, also barred Tuesday from the playoffs because of an allegedly ineligible player, was in a lower court Thursday to seek reinstatement and expects a decision today.
SPORTS
November 17, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM and CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Twenty-four hours before its big game, Huntington Beach High School was thrown out of the playoffs Thursday by appellate court justices who lectured the team's booster club attorneys on the importance of playing by the rules. Huntington Beach had been cited by the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section as having played tackle David Roman, 17, who was ineligible because he lived with a brother instead of his mother since moving from Maryland.
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