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March 19, 1994
Girls' basketball Coach Paula Getty-Shearer and girls' soccer Coach Monty Berna have resigned at Royal High. Andy Silva, former boys' soccer coach at Simi Valley High and a current assistant at Royal, is the likely successor to Berna, according to Athletic Director Terry Dobbins. The school is accepting applications for a basketball coach.
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July 24, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- By George, the royal baby has a name. Prince William and his wife, Catherine, announced Wednesday that their new baby, the third in line to the British throne, will be named George Alexander Louis. The announcement lays to rest the final major mystery surrounding the infant, who was born Monday. The formal title of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the prince and his wife are known, is His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. The name George has been the front-runner for days with British bookmakers.
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June 26, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Saying the 75-hour-a-week job has "taken a toll on me," Royal High School Principal David Jackson announced that he will resign from his job at the 1,800-student school in Simi Valley to spend more time with his family. Jackson informed his students by letter this week that he will leave his post July 30, he said. He said he has asked the board of the Simi Valley Unified School District to grant him a one-year leave of absence and allow him to return as a teacher somewhere in the district.
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June 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
More than 100 doors at a Simi Valley high school were glued shut in a prank that authorities described Wednesday as "felony-level vandalism. " Faculty at Royal High School discovered the vandalism as they arrived on the campus around 6:30 a.m. Nearly a dozen school employees feverishly worked to clean the industrial-strength glue from locks so students could get to their first-period classes, said Michael Clear, assistant superintendent of...
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March 7, 1995 | IRA E. STOLL
The speech and debate team from Royal High School in Simi Valley dominated a tournament in Newbury Park this weekend, winning two first-place prizes and sending nine students to the state championship. Senior Willie Ashley won first place in the original prose and poetry category for his poem "Hector the Clown," about a police officer who mistakenly beats a child to death and then tries to redeem himself by performing as a clown.
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December 14, 1995 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to lay to rest rumors of its demise, Royal High rolled over Agoura, 4-1, Wednesday in a Marmonte League boys' soccer opener at Agoura High. The Highlanders (4-1-1) rebounded from a dreadful performance Saturday at the Burroughs High tournament, where they sleepwalked through a semifinal loss to Saugus before sluggishly claiming third place with a shootout victory over Kennedy.
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May 24, 1993 | BRENDA DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A year ago, in the wake of the Los Angeles riots, members of Royal High School's dance guard team rode to performances in Los Angeles with a cover draped over the side of their school bus to hide the words "Simi Valley Unified School District." School officials worried that the girls' city of origin might make them targets of anger over the jury verdicts in the Simi Valley trial of four white Los Angeles police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney G. King.
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March 16, 1988 | VINCE KOWALICK, Times Staff Writer
Royal High will not be stripped of its soccer championship for using a player who participated with a Junior Olympic team during the season, but Southern Section officials recommended Tuesday that three school administrators be relieved of interscholastic athletic duties. Officials learned last week that senior Cam Rast had traveled to the Soviet Union in late December with the Olympic team.
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April 23, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While pitcher Maki Kramer tries to resurrect his career, his best friend is emerging as a top prospect at Moorpark College. After pitching in Kramer's shadow last year at Royal High, Phil Derryman has so impressed Moorpark's Ken Wagner, the veteran coach predicts that Derryman will be one of the top pitchers in Southern California next year--if he doesn't sign a professional contract instead. "Boy, this guy is a diamond in the rough," Wagner said.
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November 9, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The tender grass blades haven't sprouted yet and the all-weather track has yet to be poured, but Terry Dobbins can already see the future of the new Royal High School stadium. "The first football game of next year, we play San Marcos High School," said Dobbins, Royal's athletic director. "It will be a sell-out crowd." After decades of waiting--no, longing--for a stadium to call their own, Royal High School staff members and students can barely contain their excitement over the $3.
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February 22, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
At the end of another tough week for teamwork, with major leaguers lying and NBA stars feuding, they ran alone. In Simi Valley, across a grassy field in the lengthening shadow of nearby hills, they ran together. Two girls, side by side, stride for stride, connected by the stretched cotton of a gray belt and the giant arms of innocence. One girl is blind. The other girl is teaching the rest of us to see.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2008 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Like the sibling rivals whose romantic lives it lovingly details, "The Other Boleyn Girl" has ideas above its station. Not content to be a mildly diverting royal bodice-ripper, it spirals out of control into the kind of overwrought dramaturgy that's out of its league. Not, of course, that there was much room for choice in how the plot went.
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May 5, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Simi Valley police are searching for three males in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 17-year-old Royal High School student. The victim, whose identity was not released, was walking home from school about 3:40 p.m. Monday near Royal and Crosby avenues when two males wearing ski masks grabbed her from behind, officials said. She told police they blindfolded her, carried her to a green imported sedan and drove off.
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June 3, 2002 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once, at a Beatles royal performance, John Lennon suggested that the rich and mighty who wished to applaud from the expensive seats could just "rattle your jewelry." On a lingeringly warm Saturday evening, in the first of two huge public concerts in the gardens of Buckingham Palace marking Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, there wasn't a lot of jewelry to rattle--just murmuring strings of pearls around titled necks.
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June 14, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal High School in Simi Valley must return a state award of $331,226 because teachers violated state regulations when preparing students for standardized tests, district officials disclosed Wednesday. For the last two years, teachers at Royal have used questions from a different version of the Stanford 9 exam to drill students for the test. Simi Valley High School used the same preparation technique this year.
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June 8, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a lovely parting gift. Senior middle blocker David Russell of Royal High gave retiring Coach Bob Ferguson plenty of volleyball memories. A 6-foot-6 force from anywhere on the court, Russell set three school records and led the Highlanders to the Southern Section Division II final this season. Along the way, UCLA-bound Russell helped Royal win the Marmonte League title for a 12th consecutive season and was selected league player of the year.
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November 19, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simi Valley school officials have directed four teachers who serve as advisers to religious clubs at Royal High School to discontinue their practice of leading the student groups in prayer during noontime meetings. On the advice of attorneys for the school district, Principal David Jackson recently informed teachers that leading any student group in prayer is unconstitutional and that such practices must end immediately. Jackson said several U. S.
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May 27, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not easy to be perfect. But it's harder to beat perfect, Royal High discovered Saturday. Mira Costa concluded an undefeated season with a 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-11 victory over Royal in the Southern Section Division II boys' volleyball championship at Cypress College. Pat Nihipali delivered 19 kills, Jason Spratt added 16 and the top-seeded Mustangs (29-0) won their fourth title. David Russell, who has signed with UCLA, had 27 kills for Royal, which held leads in all three games it lost.
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May 23, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four teams left, two are seeking revenge and two are just happy to still be around for the Southern Section boys' volleyball semifinals tonight. Royal High travels to Loyola for a Division II match tonight that should be hotly contested. Loyola won in four games in a nonleague match, but Royal middle blocker David Russell, who has signed with UCLA, has been on fire, including a 43-kill performance against Canyon in the second round.
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