CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2006 |
High school sophomore Robert Quijano, balancing an armload of water bottles, warily approached a group of homeless people on Sunday under a downtown bridge strewn with trash. Walter Grant lived there, and so did a stern matriarch in a bright blue kimono known as Miss Kitty, who kept a close eye on Robert until he brightened with a cheery "Hi there." That meeting set the tone for the day's expedition to feed the homeless as part of a Loyola High School social justice program called Urban Plunge.
March 26, 2006 |
MY SON NEIL is going to start high school in the fall, and I'm ready for my school-schlepping days to end. His older brother Jarrod, 17, has been able to get to and from school on his own since his first day of high school, and I hold out the same hope for Neil. Jarrod has mastered the city's convoluted mass transit system. A musician, Jarrod attends Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a conservatory-style public school on the campus of Cal State L.A. east of downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2005 |
The Los Angeles City Council approved a tax-exempt bond agreement Wednesday that would cost the city nothing but would benefit Loyola High School. The approval allows the city to issue $30 million in tax-exempt bonds on behalf of the Catholic school, where Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's son is enrolled. No city funds would be at risk, according to a city analysis of the deal, which gives Loyola better financing than would be available through the private sector.
June 30, 2005 |
The Los Angeles Loyola volleyball team needed a leader, and C.J. Schellenberg knew it. After a tough loss to Manhattan Beach Mira Costa late in the season, Schellenberg pulled the team together for a talk. The Cubs had won consecutive Southern Section Division I titles, but Schellenberg was the only returning starter. With the playoffs about to begin, he feared his teammates lacked the confidence to succeed. "We talked about how nobody expected us to win the title this year," Schellenberg said.
December 24, 2004 |
With Christmas being the time for giving, Bennett Duval of Los Angeles Loyola offered his fellow students one of the best presents of all last month with the sacrifice he made for the cross-country team. Duval was a 6-foot-3, 160-pound sophomore volleyball player who went out for cross-country simply to get into shape. For two weeks in August, while training with the team in Mammoth, he finished last among the 18 runners every time, causing him to ask, "Why am I doing this?" Fast forward to Nov.
September 26, 2004 |
It's 7:15 on a Saturday morning, and Matt Appenfelder's eyes have finally cracked open, courtesy of the annoying beeping of his alarm clock. After a week of attending classes at Los Angeles Loyola High and a night of playing receiver and defensive back for the Cubs, Appenfelder rises as if he has the aches and pains of a 70-year-old. His legs, hamstrings and calf muscles are sore, he has bruises in other places, and he could use a couple of more hours of sleep.