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A 15-year-old was convicted Monday of second-degree murder for fatally stabbing a Rancho Alamitos High School football star when a fight over a Volkswagen bug escalated out of control, officials said. Gregory Allen Callison was 14 years old--and large for his age--when he stabbed 18-year-old Moudka Chounlamany during a March 8 confrontation on a Garden Grove street. Orange County Superior Court Judge Ronald E.
June 3, 2002 | DAVE McKIBBEN
For the third year in a row, Rancho Alamitos High School, home to just 1,600 students, raised more money than any other school in the 16th AIDS Walk Orange County. "We consider this a very good project," said Julie Le of Rancho Alamitos, who was joined on Sunday's walk at UC Irvine by more than 50 of her classmates. "This issue is something we take very seriously." AIDS has killed more than 3,100 people in Orange County, according to health department figures.
Gregory Allen Callison, the 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a Rancho Alamitos High School football star to death, made a brief first appearance at a juvenile court hearing Friday. Callison, his long blond hair tousled, sat expressionless during the brief session, which was continued by Orange County Juvenile Court Commissioner Robert H. Keefe until Tuesday at the request of the public defender's office. Callison will remain in Orange County Juvenile Hall until next week's hearing.
June 7, 2000
11351 Dale St.
March 12, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The Rancho Alamitos High School Associated Student Body was recently recognized by the City Council for its efforts in collecting food, clothing and supplies for Honduras flood victims. The school helped collect 700 bags of food.
May 8, 1998 | Special to The Times
A former vice principal at Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove pleaded innocent Thursday to impregnating a student at the school, a secret they apparently kept for two years, authorities say. Miguel Vivanco, 42, of Costa Mesa is charged with having sex with a 17-year-old in 1996. She subsequently gave birth and is pregnant with his second child, police said.
April 22, 1989
Eric Hamamoto has been named boys' basketball coach at Rancho Alamitos High School, replacing three-year coach Terry Munson, who resigned this month. Hamamoto has been coach of the Rancho Alamitos girls' team, which went 20-4 and finished second in the Garden Grove League last season. Three years ago, the team was winless. The Rancho Alamitos boys finished third in the league last season with a 9-5 record and were 12-10 overall. Hamamoto inherits junior varsity and sophomore teams that finished first.
March 21, 1994
Campus groups at Rancho Alamitos High School are continuing to seek donations to help the family of a student who was killed earlier this month, officials said. Through bake sales or other events, students have raised more than $1,500 to help the family of Moukda Chounlamany, Principal Tom Robins said. "The outpouring of emotion and support from the community has been just tremendous. We're thankful for the overwhelming support in a very difficult time," he said.
January 4, 1996
A chlorine spill at Rancho Alamitos High School early Wednesday caused minor respiratory problems for a school employee but no serious injuries, firefighters said. A worker repairing a 150-pound steel cylinder filled with chlorine gas in a pool chemical storage area discovered the leak about 8:30 a.m. and alerted authorities. About 20 firefighters took about an hour and a half to control the leak in the 11300 block of Dale Street.
April 1, 1989
I enjoyed reading the article entitled "High School Artists See Their Best at Golden West" (March 25). It was a fine tribute to the talented artists profiled. I was disappointed, however, that no mention was made of the art teacher who successfully taught nearly all the award winners. I refer to Tom Wendt of Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove. It was no accident that his students won so many of these awards. His students consistently take top honors at juried showings and contests and they have been doing so for years--in spite of the fact that Rancho Alamitos is one of the smallest high schools in the county.
June 3, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Rancho Alamitos football Coach Doug Case announced he is leaving the school after seven years "to pursue other opportunities closer to home." Home for Case is north Tustin, where his three children attend school. Case, 36, covets the Foothill job, which opened when Casey Mazzotta resigned after two seasons to be an assistant at Fullerton College. "For the Foothill job to open up less than two miles from my home is a dream come true," Case said.
June 2, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
A ceremony to rededicate a memorial plaque for Kenneth Allen Buys, a Rancho Alamitos High School graduate who died while serving in the Vietnam War, will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the school, 11351 Dale St. Buys graduated in 1965 and was killed in action in March 1968 as a U.S. Army infantryman. The plaque had been misplaced at the school for a number of years. Information: (714) 663-6503.
September 3, 1999
1998 RECORD: 4-6 overall, 2-4 in league COACH: Doug Case (47-21-3 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 6 on offense, 7 on defense TOP RETURNERS Sunika Atuatasi, RB/DB, 6-0, 195, Sr. Mario Gomez, LB, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Charles Han, OL, 6-1, 225, Sr.; Adam Laguisan, OL, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Mike Mitchell, OL/DL, 5-10, 225, Sr.; Mike Pounds, RB/DB, 6-0, 175, Sr. Jesse Strickland, WR, 5-11, 175, Jr. TOP NEWCOMERS Daniel Green, QB/DB, 5-10, 165, So.; Brandon Iseminger, QB/S, 6-1, 175, So.
September 8, 1998
Bolsa Grande Last appearance: 1987. Record: 5-6 in seven appearances. Highlights: Knocked off Fullerton, Tustin, Anaheim and Valencia to win the 1986 Central Conference championship, the only section title ever won by a Garden Grove League team. Garden Grove Last appearance: 1994. Record: 6-16 in 16 appearances. Highlights: Lost to Downey in a one-game playoff for a Minor League title in 1945, and fell in the 3-A semifinals in 1975 and Division VII semifinals in 1992.
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