CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2013 |
Joseph Gatto was a fixture in the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood he had long called home. Friends knew the 78-year-old father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto as an easy person to talk to, a well-liked artist who spent decades teaching at schools across Los Angeles. He was a patriarch - not just to his close-knit family, but to a vast community of artists, former students and neighbors. So when news spread Thursday that Gatto had been shot dead in his home the previous night, those who knew him said it didn't make sense.
November 14, 1985
"Dance L.A. Dance," a citywide tribute to modern dance pioneer Lester Horton (1906-53), begins today with a historical photography and memorabilia exhibition (through Jan. 29) in the University Library at Cal State L.A. The tribute, produced and hosted by Cal State L.A. and the Inner City Cultural Center, acknowledges Horton's contributions to the world of dance.
September 19, 1991
More than 15,000 students nationwide, representing the top 0.5% of each state's graduating class, have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They include: Eagle Rock Eagle Rock High School: Cory S. Sims Glendale Glendale High School: Wendy E. Werges Herbert Hoover High School: Andrew Y. Paik Highland Park Benjamin Franklin High School: Stephen Wong La Canada Flintridge Flintridge Preparatory School: James Hoh, Steven W. Wood, David L.
October 2, 1994
Loyola tops the list of local high schools with eight semifinalists named to the National Merit Scholarship Corp.'s 1995 scholarship program. About one-half of 1% of each state's high school graduating class is represented in the nationwide pool of 15,000 semifinalists announced last week. Named from Loyola High were Brendan Beer, Christopher Byrnes, Michael Cano, Robert Cuza, Carlos Estrada, James Householder, Joseph Mauch and Anthony McDevitt.
March 12, 1992 |
Six local high school performers were named Spotlight Awards winners Tuesday night at the Music Center. The winners were named by a panel of judges after competing in a live show hosted by actor Gregory Harrison. At stake was $45,000 in scholarships.
October 20, 1996
Re "Effects Firms Decry Lack of Arts Education," Oct. 13: I have been an art teacher for almost four decades and am proud to say I have not missed a single day of teaching since I started in February 1960. I am almost certain that if I remained another 10 years the battle would still be the same. During that time I have witnessed some of the least supportive politicians, community persons, school administrators and parents for a subject that has had to continually justify its mere existence, let alone dollars spent.
May 22, 2003 |
It wasn't until Wednesday morning -- after a flight home from New York and the first good night's sleep in nearly a week -- that the members of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts' jazz orchestra had a chance to fully savor their third-place finish Monday in Jazz at Lincoln Center's prestigious "Essentially Ellington" competition for high school bands "It was four days of nonstop activity," said Dan Castro, music chairman of the school, which is on the Cal State L.A. campus.