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July 25, 1998 | REGINA HONG
Hoping to shave some miles off his lengthy commute, Douglas Huckaby this week resigned as principal of Royal High School in Simi Valley to take a position closer to his home in Riverside. He announced Wednesday that he had accepted an offer to become the principal at La Canada High School in Los Angeles County. He could not be reached for comment Friday.
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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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August 6, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
The new head of Royal High School in Simi Valley will be Michael W. McConahey, assistant principal at Granada Hills' John F. Kennedy High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. McConahey, 46, of Van Nuys said he has been interested for some time in moving to a smaller district and taking the helm at a school that is "on an upswing." McConahey believes his range of experience will be an asset in the top job.
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August 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Two high school principals in Simi Valley were disciplined in connection with a standardized testing mishap last spring, but will retain their jobs for the 2001-02 school year. Simi Valley Unified School District officials said an internal investigation concluded that both Royal High School Principal Robert LaBelle and Simi Valley High School Principal Janet Britz acted inappropriately in overseeing preparation for the Stanford 9 test. Details of the disciplinary action were not revealed.
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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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January 20, 1994 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still shaken from Monday's earthquake, Simi Valley residents Venetta and Herman McIlwin spent Tuesday sorting through broken belongings and bolting bookshelves to walls as they tried to reorder their lives. But as darkness fell and the aftershocks continued, the McIlwins took their two small children and left the privacy of their home on the hard-hit east end of town.
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April 1, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal High School is slated to receive a $735,000 state grant to buy new computers and printers, train teachers and plug into the Internet. The grant is part of the state's Digital High School Program, which is designed to boost technology at campuses throughout California. Each year the state Department of Education randomly chooses schools to apply for the state grants. This year, 356 high schools statewide will receive about $135 million in funding.
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July 12, 1998
While driving past Royal High School in Simi Valley I read on its marquee about school being out and a bold statement: "Live at da Beach." Now this may be a cute saying for some beach store at the mall or on MTV, but isn't this just a little inappropriate on a school's marquee? Shouldn't the schools constantly be trying to elevate individuals to the highest levels of grammar and spelling and not reducing them to the lowest common denominators? To the administration of Royal High: I know it's picky.
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May 29, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS
Eleven Ventura County students have been selected to attend the 1991 California State Summer School for the Arts. The program, held at Mills College in Oakland, singles out top students statewide for instruction from arts professionals. This summer's session, to run from July 14 to Aug. 11, will include members of the Kronos Quartet chamber music ensemble among the instructors.
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January 28, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
Royal High School Principal Michael McConahey announced his resignation this week. He will leave the Simi Valley school at the end of the year. "I've been very grateful for the experience," he said. "I've worked with a terrific staff and a great community and wonderful kids." An educator for 27 years, McConahey said he will return to the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he worked for 25 years.
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April 7, 2001 | JOHN KLIMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Nickeas of Westlake High removed his glove and, with obvious pride, displayed swollen fingers earned from catching Tyler Adamczyk for seven innings. Adamczyk's dominating display of first-inning fastballs established the mood for the Warriors, who scored three runs in the bottom of the inning and went on to drop Royal from first place, 10-2, in a Marmonte League game Friday. "Look how swollen that hand is," Nickeas said. "Tyler came out firing almost nothing but fastballs.
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March 29, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA
It's much easier to push yourself in workouts when you're training with a group than by yourself. Jaclyn Pedersen of Royal High knows that firsthand. The outgoing Pedersen was among the top distance runners in Ventura County since her freshman cross-country season in 1997.
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October 24, 2000 | TRACI ISAACS
School board trustees are expected to approve a proposal to prohibit out-of-area athletes from playing varsity sports for one year after transferring to a city school. The proposal, spearheaded by the Marmonte League, is aimed at preventing sports teams from adding muscle to their ranks by using players who do not live in the area. Students who transfer within the city or between districts will be required to play in the junior varsity division until completing one academic year.
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August 20, 2000
* Joseph Warren Fuentes, son of Ernesto and Beverly Fuentes of Ventura, received a Naval ROTC, Marine Option Scholarship valued at more than $100,000. Fuentes, a Ventura High School graduate, will attend Carnegie Mellon University's Institute of Technology on full scholarship to study mechanical engineering. Upon graduating, Fuentes will serve as an officer in the Marine Corps for four years. AAUW Honors 'Woman of Achievement' * American Assn.
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April 4, 2000 | MIKE MCCARTHY
Royal High School officials hope to have a computer lab, two computers in every classroom and a new video production lab by next year. A $735,000 grant from the state Department of Education will help pay for 40 computer lab stations and more computer training for teachers. The money, which begins flowing in July, is part of the state's Digital High School program that randomly selects schools for technology education funding.
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April 1, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal High School is slated to receive a $735,000 state grant to buy new computers and printers, train teachers and plug into the Internet. The grant is part of the state's Digital High School Program, which is designed to boost technology at campuses throughout California. Each year the state Department of Education randomly chooses schools to apply for the state grants. This year, 356 high schools statewide will receive about $135 million in funding.
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January 12, 1994 | BRENDA DAY
Royal High School teachers and administrators are scheduled to decide by Feb. 1 whether to change class schedules so that students would spend 90 to 120 minutes in three or four classes a day instead of taking six 50-minute periods. At an all-day conference, teachers learned about alternative scheduling at four area high schools. Educators from Simi Valley's Royal High School then split up to discuss the issue. A survey of the faculty will be taken in coming weeks, Principal Mike McConahey said.
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February 26, 1991 | KAREN McKEAN
Nearly 70 swimmers from Royal High School in Simi Valley will take to the pool Saturday to raise money for a scholarship program in memory of a teammate who died of cancer last year. A memorial scholarship for Royal High School swimmers has been established in the name of Josh Mlakar, who died of bone cancer in March, 1990, at age 16, said Bruce Hooker, president of the Royal High Aquatics Boosters.
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November 10, 1999 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is roughly the size of a dinner napkin or a small dish towel, but more than enough to make Tom Onyshko of Royal High want to quit water polo. After playing football for five years--and wearing equipment from head to toe, a modest Onyshko needed some time to get used to the uniform of water polo: the Speedo swim suit. "It was awkward," Onyshko said. "I always had a lot of gear on and it was down to nothing. Almost like being naked."
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June 17, 1999 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone knew the ball was going to Cam Dickson. How could it not? Dickson, Royal High middle blocker, was pounding kill after kill against Loyola in the championship of the Redondo tournament. With the Highlanders on the brink of winning the match, there were no secrets as to where the volleyball was to be set. "I was yelling, 'Middle, middle,' " said Royal Coach Bob Ferguson, who got his wish and saw the result when Dickson did what he always did. "He's the kill-master," Ferguson said.
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