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September 12, 1991 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Smiley Sanchez would not have been caught dead hanging around with any football players from Palos Verdes High. "I saw them as bitter rivals," said Sanchez, who played defensive back for Rolling Hills. "There was some serious hate going on last year between Rolling Hills and PV." How times have changed. Today, few traces of old rivalries remain as players from Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes and Miraleste prepare for their first season together at Palos Verdes Peninsula High.
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November 28, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A dummy hand grenade was found Monday morning at Peninsula High School with a note saying more of the devices were hidden on campus, officials said. Classes were canceled, but a search did not uncover any more grenades. Students were bused to nearby Ridgecrest Intermediate School in Rancho Palos Verdes, where they met their parents, Sheriff's Lt. Greg Ahn said. No motive and no suspects were known, he said. A student found the grenade and note and informed the administrative office, Ahn said.
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March 21, 1991
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. That's the name the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District school board approved Monday for the school established by the district's cost-cutting consolidation of Miraleste, Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills high schools. The newly christened school is expected to have about 2,950 students when it opens in the fall on the Rolling Hills High School campus. Supt.
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April 9, 2004 | John Ortega, Times Staff Writer
From a triple victory in the first track and field meet of the season to a pair of meet records in an invitational Saturday, Olga Aulet-Leon of Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula has regained her place as one of the top girl distance runners in the Southland. Aulet-Leon finished a disappointing 97th in the Division I race of the Southern Section cross-country championships in November while competing with a severely bruised right heel that made it difficult for her to walk, let alone run.
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November 28, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A dummy hand grenade was found Monday morning at Peninsula High School with a note saying more of the devices were hidden on campus, officials said. Classes were canceled, but a search did not uncover any more grenades. Students were bused to nearby Ridgecrest Intermediate School in Rancho Palos Verdes, where they met their parents, Sheriff's Lt. Greg Ahn said. No motive and no suspects were known, he said. A student found the grenade and note and informed the administrative office, Ahn said.
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September 13, 1995
The Russians are jamming, the Russians are jamming. A group of exchange students from Petropavlovsk, Russia, concluded a three-week stay Tuesday with host students at Peninsula High School, where they set up plans to embark on a jam-making business. Russian students will pick strawberries and blueberries on their native soil and prepare the jam while Palos Verdes Peninsula students handle marketing and sales.
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October 23, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
The C-SPAN School Bus went to the Republican National Convention in San Diego over the summer and went back last week to catch the presidential debate. On Tuesday it stopped at Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates to teach students and community members about how the political network operates. The school bus, an interactive mobile station filled with computers and television cameras, was launched in 1993 to educate viewers about politics.
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December 1, 1994
For the fifth year running, West High School of Torrance has won the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon. The nine-member team of three A students, three B students and three C students beat out Diamond Bar High School, which came in second, and Peninsula High School, which placed third. At the state decathlon in March, West will face about 45 other high schools, including Marshall High School, winner of the Los Angeles Unified School District Decathlon.
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August 16, 1997
Last December, Matt Steele, 18 and at the time a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, was caught smoking marijuana in a residential area a few blocks from school. Because of the district's policy of zero tolerance for drugs, he had to transfer to a continuation high school. He graduated in June. He spoke with DEBORAH BELGUM about how his drug bust affected his life. My parents were pretty bummed out. They caught me smoking about a year and a half ago.
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February 10, 1991
Palos Verdes school officials last week announced new assignments for a number of administrators as part of the district's reorganization plan. The plan calls for 3,000 students from the district's three high schools to be consolidated on one campus, Rolling Hills High School. The remaining two high school campuses would be converted for use as intermediate schools, and two existing intermediate schools would be closed.
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November 26, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The girls' golf team from Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula entered the state championships looking to make a statement. It turned out to be more of an exclamation. A day after dusting the field by 30 strokes in the Southern California regional, Peninsula nearly duplicated the feat. The Panthers shot 396 Tuesday at the PGA of Southern California Champions Course in Calimesa and won the first girls' state title by 29 strokes over Goleta Dos Pueblos.
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March 19, 2003 | PREVIEW:, Times Staff Writer
If all follows the script this spring, the Southern Section Division II girls' swimming championships will serve as an encore for Katie Nelson. Nelson, a senior at Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula, envisions stepping onto the starting blocks May 17 at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, absorbing the energy from the crowd and releasing it with every stroke. She pictures her winning time flashing onto the scoreboard, in more than one event, illuminating the ideal end to her high school career.
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November 20, 1997 | GABE LEON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palos Verdes, Miraleste and Rolling Hills high schools, all situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, were merged into one school in 1991 mainly because of declining enrollments. In the process, a girls' tennis dynasty was born. In six-plus years, Peninsula High has won six consecutive Southern Section championships and compiled a 161-5 record. Anything less than a Division I title, it seems, is unimaginable.
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August 16, 1997
Last December, Matt Steele, 18 and at the time a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, was caught smoking marijuana in a residential area a few blocks from school. Because of the district's policy of zero tolerance for drugs, he had to transfer to a continuation high school. He graduated in June. He spoke with DEBORAH BELGUM about how his drug bust affected his life. My parents were pretty bummed out. They caught me smoking about a year and a half ago.
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May 6, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Watching his son and daughter leave the breakfast table and head off Monday to high school, Brian Hennigan couldn't help but feel a glow of pride--and a new emotion, just a twinge really, a fleeting concern for their after-school safety. It wasn't guns or drugs or gangs that gave pause to the 45-year-old proud papa, a lawyer with one of the biggest and most prestigious firms in Los Angeles and a man not usually given to worries over things beyond his control. It was the pole vault.
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October 23, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
The C-SPAN School Bus went to the Republican National Convention in San Diego over the summer and went back last week to catch the presidential debate. On Tuesday it stopped at Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates to teach students and community members about how the political network operates. The school bus, an interactive mobile station filled with computers and television cameras, was launched in 1993 to educate viewers about politics.
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June 7, 1991
The 22nd annual South Bay All-Star Baseball Classic will be played today at 7 p.m. at El Segundo Recreation Park. The game will feature the South Bay's top 36 high school seniors. Some of the players expected to compete include Banning pitcher Mike Busby, Torrance infielder Antone Williamson, Rolling Hills pitcher Kirt Kishita and South Torrance infielder David Rosato. The red team will be coached by Bob Grand of South Torrance and Jeff Phillips of Torrance.
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October 20, 1994 | GORDON DILLOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Estrada is standing on the sidelines at the Peninsula-West Torrance football game, watching intently as the young players on the field run and pass and butt heads on the line. He's holding a clipboard, making notations on a form after every play, but he's actually holding much more than that in his hands. What Estrada is holding are the dreams and futures of young men. Estrada is a professional high school football scout.
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June 13, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Students on the Palos Verdes Peninsula stopped singing six years ago when the elementary school music program got axed. Borrowing books became bothersome when staff cutbacks left the district with only one full-time librarian. And parents joke that students had better not get sick at school since four registered nurses float among the district's 13 schools.
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March 3, 1996 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Palmdale High girls' basketball team lost to top-seeded Peninsula, 36-34, Saturday in the Southern Section Division I-AA championship game. Wait until the Falcons get the statistics. Wait until they see the film. They won't believe it. Very little made sense about Palmdale's close defeat before 1,500 at the Pyramid. The Falcons will be shaking their heads for years. Unseeded Palmdale (28-3) knew it had an excellent chance if it could stop the Panthers' three-point shooting.
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