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November 4, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The venerable Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum may have hosted two Olympic Games, but for the fans who filled it Friday night for the annual football rivalry between the Eastside's Garfield and Roosevelt highs, this was bigger. "Hey, I've never been to the Coliseum before," said Garfield grad Roberto Munoz of Alhambra as he scanned the 20,000 fans. "Now that we're here, I'd say the Coliseum has finally arrived." The feeling was much the same on the Roosevelt side of the 92,000-seat stadium.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
When Catherine Aleman and Ana Renteria learned that L.A. Unified might move or close their small school in East Los Angeles, they did what the Academy of Environmental and Social Policy had taught them to do: They tried to make a difference and organized a protest. The students said the academy - an offshoot of Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights - transformed their lives. The small campus has created close ties with students and teachers who push them toward college and stay after hours to help them with challenges such as Shakespearean prose.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When students from James Monroe High in North Hills and Theodore Roosevelt High in Los Angeles first came together to take part in an academy for future fire fighters, they didn't immediately take to each other. Because of the geographical divide among them, the youths mainly hung out with their own friends the first week of the academy at Los Angeles Valley College, said cadet Norberto Cuellar.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
At least one young person was hurt after an officer-involved shooting at a high school in Honolulu on Tuesday morning, according to Honolulu police. A spokesman for the Honolulu Police Department told reporters three officers went to Roosevelt High School after a 17-year-old runaway showed up at the school. After police encountered the young man in a school office, he "became combative" and struck two of the officers, the spokesman said. The 17-year-old pulled out a knife and "began slashing" the officers, the spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
The first time the 16-year-old student visited Roosevelt High School's health clinic, she needed emergency contraception. This time, she wanted regular birth control. "I don't want to be pregnant," she said while at the clinic. "I'm too young. I can't take care of a baby. " Throughout the school year, students visit the on-campus clinic to get birth control, pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. The services, which are free and confidential, are offered through a unique collaboration between Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District designed to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies among teenagers at the Boyle Heights high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
When Catherine Aleman and Ana Renteria learned that L.A. Unified might move or close their small school in East Los Angeles, they did what the Academy of Environmental and Social Policy had taught them to do: They tried to make a difference and organized a protest. The students said the academy - an offshoot of Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights - transformed their lives. The small campus has created close ties with students and teachers who push them toward college and stay after hours to help them with challenges such as Shakespearean prose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999
Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, which was closed last week when asbestos was found in the administration building and several other campus structures, will reopen today for classes, officials said Sunday. At the same time, officials said several buildings at Grant High School in Van Nuys will reopen today after asbestos was found there as well.
NEWS
September 17, 1988 | Bob Drogin
Dukakis leaves Southern California today carrying heavier bags than when he arrived. On Friday, he was given a shiny black jacket emblazoned with the initials DARE, representing the local school anti-drug program, after he spoke at the Los Angeles Police Department. Then, after a rousing rally at Roosevelt High School, he was presented with two school pennants and a small, fuzzy teddy bear. At his last stop, police in Chula Vista gave him a police cap and aviator sunglasses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2003 | Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
The last time Carlos Montes helped organize antiwar demonstrations, 30,000 people took to the streets in a series of historic rallies in East Los Angeles that became known as the Chicano Moratorium condemning the Vietnam War. And it is that spirit of protest from 30 years ago that Montes said he plans to tap into with today's march against a possible war with Iraq.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
At least one young person was hurt after an officer-involved shooting at a high school in Honolulu on Tuesday morning, according to Honolulu police. A spokesman for the Honolulu Police Department told reporters three officers went to Roosevelt High School after a 17-year-old runaway showed up at the school. After police encountered the young man in a school office, he "became combative" and struck two of the officers, the spokesman said. The 17-year-old pulled out a knife and "began slashing" the officers, the spokesman said.
OPINION
September 27, 2013
Re "Give students A+ in hacking," Sept. 25 It amazes me that the L.A. Unified School District officials in charge of purchasing Apple iPads for students apparently did not foresee the security problems they would have in letting students take the tablets home. Perhaps the people at Apple, who will sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of iPads to L.A. Unified, should have been more upfront about the hacking possibilities that would allow students to use the tablets in ways the district didn't intend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Howard Blume
It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district. Similar problems emerged at two other high schools as well, although the hacking was not as widespread. Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District have immediately halted home use of the Apple tablets until further notice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
The first time the 16-year-old student visited Roosevelt High School's health clinic, she needed emergency contraception. This time, she wanted regular birth control. "I don't want to be pregnant," she said while at the clinic. "I'm too young. I can't take care of a baby. " Throughout the school year, students visit the on-campus clinic to get birth control, pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. The services, which are free and confidential, are offered through a unique collaboration between Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District designed to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies among teenagers at the Boyle Heights high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
Gleaming new buildings in red, purple and mustard welcomed hundreds of families on Saturday as they gathered to celebrate the opening of the Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center, one of the first new high schools built on the Eastside in many years. The $106-million center, set to open next month, has two schools: a math and science school and a technology and engineering school. The campus brings relief to families that until recently had little choice but to enroll students at Roosevelt High School, an overcrowded campus with low graduation rates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2009 | Howard Blume
The city's mayor is quietly taking control of a newly built high school in Boyle Heights, but the teachers union may challenge that conquest, part of a growing war between Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and United Teachers Los Angeles. The school at issue is the $106-million Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center, which is to open this fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2007 | Angie Green, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District broke ground Wednesday on a new high school on the Eastside, the first to be built in the area in 85 years. About 500 Boyle Heights-area parents, students, school district and civic leaders celebrated construction of the school with a Mexican breakfast, trumpets and balloons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1999 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights has been ordered closed on Monday and Palisades Charter High School will remain shut down, possibly through Tuesday, while workers continue to remove cancer-causing asbestos from both campuses, Los Angeles school district officials announced Saturday.
NEWS
May 9, 1989
One juvenile has been accused of setting fires at a high school and junior high in Fresno, and investigators are trying to determine whether the arsons were gang related. A Roosevelt High School student was booked into Juvenile Hall on a charge of setting two fires: one that caused $200,000 damage to that school's office and a small fire at Tehipite Middle School's office. His name was not released because of his age. Officers indicated that there are additional suspects, but there was confusion over how much they feel a gang was responsible for the fires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2007 | Charles Proctor, Times Staff Writer
Ninth-grader Anabel Gonzalez was in danger of dropping out of school. And she didn't care. Anabel preferred wandering Roosevelt High School with her friends to sitting in a classroom. She detested the Eastside school's run-down facilities and crowded classrooms, and she feared the girls she fought in the halls. Administrators wrote her up repeatedly and seized her skateboard. Today, the 15-year-old freshman sometimes can't bring herself to leave school.
OPINION
November 13, 2006
ONE ASPECT OF Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's otherwise muddled plan to take partial control of the Los Angeles Unified School District has real merit: his oversight of three of the city's worst-performing high schools and the elementary and middle schools that feed into them.
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