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February 23, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dimitri Vadetsky waved a meaty, muscular hand toward the tree-shaded campus at Reseda High School and spoke sternly--a tone befitting his job as assistant principal: "I defy you to find . . . one hair out of place. We're so proud of this school. That's why this shooting doesn't make sense. It just doesn't." The 59-year-old Vadetsky is a symbol of this San Fernando Valley high school. He's proud to a fault.
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March 12, 2013 | Steve Lopez
The dilapidated bleachers at Marshall High School in Silver Lake have been in such a sorry state for so long, I stopped noticing until recently, when I saw a grandfather teeter as he stepped over a sinkhole in the floorboards. That made me really look around, as my daughter played in a city recreation league basketball game. It wasn't pretty. I saw jutting metal stumps where seats used to be. Entire rows of seats were missing, traffic cones and yellow caution tape were used to cordon off particularly dangerous sections, and a folding chair was planted over a hole to keep people from tumbling into it. Why do deplorable conditions like this exist, in one of L.A. Unified's most highly regarded high schools, for years on end?
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June 6, 1985
About 250 students met for classes outside and in other areas of the campus for two hours Wednesday because of smoke from a fire that caused $1,000 damage to a restroom in the math and science building at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda. No injuries were reported in the fire, which was extinguished in about 10 minutes. Two firefighting companies were called at 8:24 a.m. to the school at 8140 Vanalden St. said Larry Ford, Fire Department spokesman.
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September 25, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a man Saturday after he allegedly shot another individual to death in a residential area of Reseda just north of Reseda High School, authorities said. Multiple officers were involved in the shooting, which occurred at about 4:40 p.m., shortly after they responded to a report of shots fired in the 6600 block of Etiwanda Avenue, according to law enforcement authorities familiar with the investigation. "After they discovered the victim, who was dead at the scene, they set up a perimeter," said Police Department spokesman Cleon Joseph.
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February 4, 1996
Jeff Horton called the "height of . . . arrogance" the Los Angeles School Board postponement of a vote that would convert four Valley high schools to a year-round calendar ("Board Postpones Year-Round Schools Vote," Jan. 23). The parents and students of North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet were criticized for "elitism" for their educational concerns prompting the postponement. But despite the bitterness and vitriol, perhaps the delay will allow the parties involved to seek a sensible alternate solution.
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April 8, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
The national spotlight is again focused on the hallways and classrooms of Reseda High School, but this time for a good reason. From the "Donahue" show to the "NBC Nightly News," the school is gaining fame for its unique anti-crime program launched last year in the wake of the shooting death of a 17-year-old student.
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December 1, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
There was a time when teachers and parents encouraged students to wear clean, pressed white shirts to school. But now, bolstered by state legislation signed by Gov. Pete Wilson in September--allowing schools throughout the state to ban gang-related apparel from campus--white T-shirts, ironed and worn as outerwear with creased sleeves, are no longer acceptable at Reseda High School.
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March 20, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ongoing attempt to attract students to the school, Reseda High is planning this fall to add to its curriculum a police academy that will cater to students who want to explore law enforcement-related jobs, authorities said Thursday. The four-year academy will be the Los Angeles Unified School District's fifth. One of the first police academies was incorporated into the law and government magnet program at Monroe High School in North Hills.
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September 9, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As students across Los Angeles returned to school Tuesday, Bill Clinton failed to show up for his scheduled class at Reseda High School. The president was due to address a computer class--and more than 80 other classrooms nationwide--about the need to modernize schools and plug into the Internet. But the plan to meet Reseda High over the Information Superhighway met an old-fashioned snag: timing.
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September 7, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reseda High School junior Napoleon Olarte started his fall semester Wednesday with classes in English as a second language. Karla Martinez, a Reseda high sophomore, is tackling a world history course taught in Spanish--the only language she fully understands. And Anouar Benami, who grew up speaking Arabic, began his school year in so-called sheltered English, classes for students just getting a grip on the language.
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December 1, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
From the John Travolta musical "Grease" to the current Fox hit "Glee," L.A. County schools have long served as locations for TV shows and movies. But few schools have gone Hollywood as much as Reseda High School. The San Fernando Valley high school is in the second year of hosting the MTV comedy "The Hard Times of RJ Berger. " The series not only films primarily at the school and surrounding Reseda neighborhoods but also has its base camp and production offices on the school campus.
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April 19, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
An unlicensed 18-year-old driver was arrested on hit-and-run charges Wednesday after he lost control of a car and hit five Reseda High School students, authorities said. The driver was identified as Joshua Raymond Caballero of Reseda. Officer Karen Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department said Caballero was an unlicensed driver who took his mother's car while she was sleeping, picked up some friends and drove them to school.
OPINION
November 16, 2002
Re "High School Curriculum Should Be More Relevant," Voices, Nov. 9: LAUSD Board President Caprice Young sounded off on the need to expand school-to-career programs that will excite students about academics and decrease the dropout rate. Specifically, she cites the multimedia programs that have sprung up on some campuses. Ironically, her remarks appeared on the same day that The Times gave voice to numerous parents and teachers who are appalled at the burgeoning class-size problem in our schools, a problem that has its roots in the school board's twisted priorities.
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June 26, 2002 | ANDREA PERERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retiring Principal Robert Kladifko has seen hundreds of students come and go in his 15 years at Reseda High School. But among the handful who stand out are those he lost too soon. Last month, junior Tulsi Kumar and four family members were killed in a house fire that police believe was intentionally set. In 1996, senior Eric Hoggatt made a dozen or so tackles in a school football game, went home and climbed into bed. He never woke up.
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February 1, 2002 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 113,000 of California's top-performing high school students learned Thursday that they are eligible for $1,000 merit scholarships under the Governor's Scholars Awards program. Gov. Gray Davis, who made the initiative a cornerstone of his 2000 education reform package, announced the awards at an assembly at Cleveland High School in Reseda. "Extraordinary results deserve extraordinary rewards," Davis told several hundred students, teachers and parents jammed into the school auditorium.
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August 2, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Summer's been well-spent for five San Fernando Valley high school students who have been holed up for five weeks in UCLA research labs splitting DNA, evaluating mutant fruit flies and seeing if Chinese herbs affect mouth bacteria. The students are part of a new program, funded by a Howard Hughes Pre-College Education grant that pairs high school students and their science teachers each summer with UCLA professors and research students.
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November 5, 1995
Regarding "Applied Linguistics," Oct. 29: Didn't you think it somewhat strange that a non-English-speaking Russian-speaking student at Reseda High School was being tested on his first day of school by a 19-year-old teacher's assistant whose first language was Spanish? If the administration at Reseda High School tried even a little bit, it could find a fluent Russian / English-speaking adult who could administer the tests and obtain valid results. IRENA SZEWIOLA North Hills
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June 29, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
The principal of Reseda High School has been chosen by his peers to receive an annual leadership award, the Los Angeles Unified School District has announced. Robert E. Kladifko was awarded the prestigious Thelma Barnes award by the local chapter of the Assn. of California School Administrators (ACSA) at an awards banquet earlier this month.
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July 18, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warren King wondered if he should get down on his knees and beg. Or make a polite suggestion. Or--dare he try it?--give an order to one of the world's most powerful men. On that autumn morning in a Paris airport at the height of World War II, the soft-spoken 19-year-old photographer fretted about how to approach George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army's chief of staff ultimately responsible for mobilizing 8.2 million soldiers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2000
The comedy "Don't Dress for Dinner" opens Friday at the Woodland Hills Theatre in West Hills. Marc Camoletti's French farce, adapted into English by Robin Hawdon, is about a philandering husband whose foolproof weekend plans go awry. The Jon Berry-directed production runs through June 3. * "Don't Dress for Dinner," Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Woodland Hills Theatre, 22700 Sherman Way, West Hills. $16. (818) 884-1907.
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