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November 2, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, kids start on computers in pre-kindergarten. In the first and second grades, they're putting together research projects, working with microscopes in laboratories and learning about scientific principles. Nestled in a rustic area near the foot of the Santa Susana Mountains, the school has no more than about two dozen students per class, each with one teacher and an aide.
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February 4, 2001 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN and DALONDO MOULTRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Alemany High School in Mission Hills won its sixth consecutive Academic Decathlon competition among 15 Southern California private schools Saturday night, advancing students to the state contest. Alemany scored 41,163 points out of a possible 60,000. St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge ranked second with 36,743 points, followed by a town rival, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, which netted 34,337 points.
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September 7, 1999 | TOM GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some things never seem to change--like the special needs of working parents. Fifty years ago, when film director Arch Obeler went to Africa to shoot "Bwana Devil," the first 3-D movie, he needed a school that would look after his children during that time. The new Pinecrest School, just starting up on six acres in Van Nuys formerly owned by actor Robert Cummings, fit the bill. It offered Obeler and other film-industry parents a godsend of education and short-term boarding.
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July 15, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than two dozen children from the private Pinecrest School were treated at two hospitals Friday after a toxic chemical cloud wafted over the school's pool during a swimming class. The poisonous gas was released shortly after 11 a.m. when a maintenance employee at the preschool and academy on Cochran Street accidentally combined chlorine with pool acid, officials said.
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March 14, 1998 | TOM BECKER
The tribe members sat, legs crossed, just outside the large white tepee in the center of the room. Representatives from the Pueblos, Cheyenne, Iroquois and others arrived with their faces painted in rainbow streaks and heads adorned in bright, feathered head-dress, to indulge in smoked salmon and turkey, wild berries and corn bread. Friday's feast was the culmination of the Native American Studies program at St. Michael and All Angels School in the hills of Studio City.
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May 3, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
The sign says it all. A billboard in front of Centers of Learning, a Christian school on Haskell Avenue, reads, "The Future Site of Classrooms for Centers of Learning." But someone had crossed out the work "future." Nine months and $1.5 million after construction began, Centers of Learning will hold its grand opening today. School officials are eager to let the community see what the tiny private school is all about.
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September 15, 1999 | From Times Staff Writers
A brush fire along the San Diego Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass led to the evacuation of a private school Tuesday and charred 30 acres before firefighters squelched it by using Super Scooper planes for the first time in Los Angeles this fire season. About 150 city firefighters and four helicopter crews fought the blaze shortly after noon near Skirball Center Way, shielding more than a dozen hillside homes and the Curtis School, an elementary and middle school attended by 532 students.
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February 17, 1998 | SYLVIA OLIANDE and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of giving up holidays, weekends and evenings, and after one intense week between competition and the announcement of the results of this year's Southern California Private School Academic Decathlon, the three-time winning team from Alemany High School got a well-deserved break Monday. The nine-member team took the annual competition by storm, earning a trip to the March state finals against the top California public and private schools for a third consecutive year.
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November 26, 1997 | TOM BECKER
A group of students at a North Hollywood elementary school have broken down the meaning of "Turkey Day" into two words--thanks and giving. And that is exactly what they will do today when the sixth-grade class at Adat Ari Elementary School hosts senior citizens from the local Jewish Home for the Aging for their 14th annual Thanksgiving celebration. The students will thank the seniors for the guidance they have given and will honor the seniors at a feast.
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April 19, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Plenty of people in the mid-Valley aren't very pleased to live near the country's busiest general aviation airport. But the folks at Montclair College Prep are thrilled. The Van Nuys private school has launched a flight training school designed to expose students to all aspects of aviation.
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December 25, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lauren Moylan tried to compose herself. The sixth-grade boys were throwing popcorn and fruit at the girls. The girls were hurling insults back. The final rehearsal for the Christmas play at St. Francis de Sales elementary in Sherman Oaks was deteriorating into chaos. "Is anyone listening to me?" shouted Moylan, the school's drama teacher. "If you guys don't listen, you're going to be very embarrassed."
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December 25, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This morning, after the presents are unwrapped and the stockings emptied, some 500 young singers and their chaperons will finish packing for a once-in-a-lifetime performance before Pope John Paul II in Rome. The choristers from the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles, as well as Azusa and Claremont, will leave Sunday to join some 5,000 other children from around the globe to celebrate a special children's jubilee Mass on Jan. 2, one of the first of the new millennium in St.
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September 15, 1999 | From Times Staff Writers
A brush fire along the San Diego Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass led to the evacuation of a private school Tuesday and charred 30 acres before firefighters squelched it by using Super Scooper planes for the first time in Los Angeles this fire season. About 150 city firefighters and four helicopter crews fought the blaze shortly after noon near Skirball Center Way, shielding more than a dozen hillside homes and the Curtis School, an elementary and middle school attended by 532 students.
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September 7, 1999 | TOM GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some things never seem to change--like the special needs of working parents. Fifty years ago, when film director Arch Obeler went to Africa to shoot "Bwana Devil," the first 3-D movie, he needed a school that would look after his children during that time. The new Pinecrest School, just starting up on six acres in Van Nuys formerly owned by actor Robert Cummings, fit the bill. It offered Obeler and other film-industry parents a godsend of education and short-term boarding.
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December 27, 1998 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ads, displayed on inside pages of a half-dozen community newspapers, are small and low-key. They give little hint of the sharp departure from tradition they represent. "Concerned About Choosing the Right School for Your Child?" they begin. After some tantalizing references to "small classes, superior teaching and multiple opportunities" in the arts and athletics, the paid notices urge parents to "Take a Look at Chadwick School, the only K-12 College Prep School in the South Bay."
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September 14, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying they hope to produce students with strong minds and kind souls, founders of the Milken Community High School of Stephen Wise Temple dedicated their new campus Sunday in a celebration that honored Jewish history and religion. Rabbis and financial backers officially opened the $30-million campus, the nation's largest non-Orthodox Jewish high school, where ancient Jewish traditions share classrooms with modern disciplines like robotics and biotechnology.
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February 14, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two 18-year-olds from Granada Hills have been arrested in connection with a wave of vandalism and burglaries at 20 schools in the northwest San Fernando Valley over the past six weeks, police reported Friday. Keith Booker and Bruce Doyle pleaded not guilty in San Fernando Municipal Court on Friday afternoon to six counts each of burglary, authorities said. They were being held in lieu of $15,000 bail each at Van Nuys Jail. Los Angeles Police Det.
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September 6, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Officials at Francis Polytechnic High School accepted the keys to an almost brand-new Nissan Maxima on Thursday--but neither the principal nor anyone else will be driving the vehicle off the Sun Valley campus. The car, a 1996 model with 17,000 miles on the odometer, was donated by the Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce for use in the school's automotive repair program. The chamber received the car from Nissan Motors U.S.A.
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August 27, 1998 | SUE FOX
Voicing fears about clogged roads and a cluttered landscape, about 40 residents of Mountain View Estates in Calabasas testified Wednesday against a proposed boarding school at a packed county hearing on the project. The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is considering whether to grant Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles permits to build a Jewish Orthodox boys' school on Mureau Road in unincorporated Calabasas.
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August 20, 1998 | AMY OAKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For about a month, John Chapa has raced the clock, working 14-hour days to convert an empty church into a school. Armed with a cellular phone and shovel, he orchestrates a 12-man crew in two nine-hour shifts beginning at 8 a.m. The mad rush is underway so the Mekhitarist Fathers' Armenian School can move in by the start of the academic year.
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