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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1993
Pending final approval by a federal appropriations committee, three Los Angeles high schools will share a $4-million grant as part of an education project of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Under the MTA's Transportation Occupations Program, or TOP, the funds will go to North Hollywood, Alain Leroy Locke and Woodrow Wilson high schools to create transportation academies to educate students about transportation-related professions.
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September 12, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's excellent scrapbook documentary "Fame High," which premieres Thursday on Showtime (after a brief theatrical release), spends a year at LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a by-audition public institution located on the grounds of Cal State L.A. Quite possibly you were unaware of its existence until just a moment ago. The title, of course, recalls the movie "Fame" and the TV show fashioned from it...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1994 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North Hollywood High School college counselor Susan Bonoff tracked down two former pupils from 18 years ago to help pay for a needy student to attend Stanford University this fall. Westchester High college counselor Esther Hugo, who routinely takes students' financial aid applications to the post office, usually pays the postage too. And Birmingham High counselor Jan Livingston is helping a senior--who graduates this week--hastily apply to colleges for the fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
The Huntington Library this week debuted an unusual collection: The work was created on the streets of East Los Angeles and the artists have yet to graduate from high school. More than 100 photographic portraits of students from Esteban E. Torres High School will be featured on a 1,000-foot fence covering the construction of the Huntington Library's Education and Visitor Center. Three of the five academies on the Torres campus partnered with the Huntington as part of its "2nd Campus" program, which aims to use the institution's collections as a way for schools to increase awareness of the range of career paths in the arts, humanities and botanical science.
SPORTS
April 24, 1990
Frank Hess, longtime football, baseball and tennis coach at Los Angeles high schools, died Sunday at 91. No services are planned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1986
Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger M. Mahony has the duty and the moral authority to instruct his flock. His strong and broad opposition to comprehensive health clinics that will dispense birth-control information and contraceptives in three Los Angeles high schools, however, is an unwarranted religious intrusion into a purely secular matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1994
Special "transportation academies" to prepare students to pursue careers as architects, engineers or urban planners will open soon at three Los Angeles high schools under a federal and local grant of nearly $900,000. The academies will be at Locke, North Hollywood and Wilson high schools. Each will function as a school within a school and will enroll between 150 and 200 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001 | OSCAR JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 80 drug dealers, most of them students, were arrested in an LAPD sting operation at Los Angeles high schools in recent months, Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Wednesday. The annual "School Buy Program" took place from Sept. 11 to Dec. 14 and resulted in 123 drug purchases by undercover police from 82 dealers, LAPD spokesman Guillermo Compose said.
SPORTS
December 30, 1999 | GARY KLEIN, ALHAMBRA MARK KEPPEL HIGH, CLASS OF 1978
High school sports serve as a rite of passage for the athletes who play them, the student, friends and families that gather to watch them and the sportswriters who cut their professional teeth covering them. High school football games in Los Angeles date to 1896, but it wasn't until 1934 that the Los Angeles City Section was born. The Southern Section was established in 1912 and held its first athletic competition in 1913.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger M. Mahony released a strongly worded letter today opposing proposed health clinics in Los Angeles high schools that would provide students with birth-control counseling and contraceptives. "School birth-control clinics send a message to students legitimizing behavior contradicting our Judeo-Christian ethic," the Los Angeles archbishop said in a four-page pastoral letter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Fame may be fleeing, but the kids in "Fame High" will stay with you. Directed, photographed and co-edited by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, "Fame High" covers a year and change in the life of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, familiarly known as LACHSA, one of the top performing arts schools in the country. Though this scenario may sound familiar, courtesy of the 1980 and 2009 versions of "Fame" and TV shows such as "Glee," the film itself is not. Try as they might, fictional kids can't compete with the real thing, don't compel us like these earnest, hopeful and winning young people, bound and determined to devote themselves to their art. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments It's not only this idealism that makes the subjects of "Fame High" so compelling, it's also their honesty, their willingness to open a window into their lives at that pivotal moment when they're taking their first tentative steps toward becoming their own person personally and professionally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2012 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The 17-year-old football star's skin was black and his backpack red. Were it not for those colors, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, Jamiel Shaw II might never have been murdered by an 18th Street gang member eager to earn his stripes. Deputy Dist. Atty. Allyson Ostrowski said Pedro Espinoza, now 23, shot Shaw execution-style in 2008 thinking he was a Bloods gang member because he was African American and was carrying a red Spider-Man backpack. Shaw, who played for Los Angeles High School, was killed in March of that year just a few houses away from his Arlington Heights home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2012 | Steve Lopez
The cafeteria lunch offering at Santee Education Complex on Friday included a sad little hamburger on a bun the color of sawdust, cold sweet potato nuggets and a bag of sliced apples. I had lunch upstairs, in Bistro Mundo, a small cafe run by Santee's culinary arts students. Young chefs cooked and served a lovely French omelet, homemade muffins and a tasty salad that included fresh ingredients grown in their own garden near the athletic fields. The student cooks wore starched white chef jackets, and one of them, 17-year-old Ernesto Calixto, told me over a hot grill that he cooks only with olive oil, because it's healthier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
The next principal of the high-profile downtown Los Angeles arts high school is the head of a well-established performing arts school in Washington, D.C., officials confirmed Wednesday. The selection of veteran arts educator Rory Pullens is the latest chapter for the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, which has been plagued by leadership turnover and other controversies. In Pullens, the Grand Avenue school will have a respected leader who is credited with building and maintaining the caliber of program that district officials here are seeking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
It's located in a grimy and windowless building that it shares with an adult school on the edge of downtown. But to its students and teachers, the Santee Construction Academy is something of an educational utopia. There are small classes with attentive teachers. A curriculum designed to prepare students for the real world with training for in-demand jobs. An atmosphere that students say is akin to a family. Photos: Santee Construction Academy The campus fits the bill of what some educators and others describe as a model with its career training and staff commitment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles school district officials are expected next week to name a high-profile East Coast arts education leader to head the flagship arts high school in downtown Los Angeles, a move that substantially involved billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad, sources close to the decision told The Times. The switch at the top is the latest in a series of controversies around the 2-year-old, $232-million showcase Grand Avenue campus. Kim Bruno, currently head of the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, the setting for the movie "Fame," is expected to be the new principal; a contract has not yet been signed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1993 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Negro College Fund President William H. Gray III preached a rousing sermon at First African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday, awarding 41 Los Angeles high school seniors four-year scholarships to the fund's historically black colleges. The scholarships for the low-income students were the first to be awarded as part of a program launched after the Los Angeles riots by Gray, a leading Democratic congressman who left the House of Representatives in 1990 to take over the college fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2001 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some lives just seem to fall together. Leo Vidal and Adele Tabet were born a week apart in 1913 and met 21 years later when Vidal noticed the pretty young ticket seller in a New Mexico movie theater. A quick flicker of interest flamed into passion and then a marriage that stretched into seven decades, ending only with their deaths this month, nine days apart, of cancer.
SPORTS
March 4, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
Woodland Hills Taft Coach Derrick Taylor was in Louisville, Ky., four years ago coaching the West team in the McDonald's All-American game when he walked into a room for breakfast with assistant coach Yutaka Shimizu. Suddenly, a familiar voice spoke up. "Coach Shimizu. " It was John Wooden. "That's when you know you're the man, when the ultimate coach calls you over," Taylor said. For 52 years, Shimizu has been coaching basketball, mostly at the high school level in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
January 4, 2011
Glenn Davis Award winners Winners of The Times' high school football player-of-the-year award, named after 1946 Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis from Army. Davis, who starred at La Verne Bonita High, died in 2005. 2010: De'Anthony Thomas, Crenshaw RB/DB 2009: Cody Fajardo, Servite QB 2008: Taylor Martinez, Corona Centennial QB 2007: Matt Barkley, Mater Dei QB 2006: Aaron Corp, Orange Lutheran QB 2005: Toby Gerhart, Norco RB 2004: DeSean Jackson, Long Beach Poly WR/DB 2003: Brigham Harwell, Los Altos DL/FB 2002: Whitney Lewis, St. Bonaventure WR 2001: Hershel Dennis, Long Beach Poly RB 2000: Tyler Ebell, Ventura RB 1999: Matt Grootegoed, Mater Dei RB/LB 1998: Chris Lewis, Long Beach Poly QB 1997: DeShaun Foster, Tustin RB/DB 1996: Antoine Harris, Loyola TE/DE 1995: Chris Claiborne, Riverside North LB/RB 1994: Daylon McCutcheon, Bishop Amat RB/DB 1993: Glenn Thompkins, Eisenhower QB 1992: Travis Kirschke, Esperanza DL 1991: Billy Blanton, Mater Dei QB 1990: John Walsh, Carson QB 1989: Kevin Copeland, Dorsey WR 1988: Derek Brown, Servite RB 1987: Russell White, Crespi RB
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