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September 2, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
The thin blue line just got a little thicker. Beginning Tuesday, a group of students at Monroe High School in North Hills will begin preparing for careers as junior Joe Fridays as part of a new Los Angeles Unified School District magnet program. The goal, organizers say, is to draw upon the rich diversity of Los Angeles' young people to staff the city's police force.
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August 24, 2003 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
The outcome seemed as certain as those highlight-reel moves he displayed on the basketball court, the slashing drives to the hoop that made Kevin Johnson a hometown sports hero. The former NBA star wanted to save his struggling alma mater, Sacramento High School. Test scores were plummeting, student apathy soaring. State sanctions loomed. Johnson, 37, was already shepherding a community revival in his luckless old Oak Park neighborhood. Now he offered to do the same at "Sac High."
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September 3, 1997 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland said Tuesday that it does not know how someone with numerous felony convictions, a man who is now a suspect in a series of rapes, was hired as a track coach at a girls Catholic high school in the East Bay city. "It is our policy to do a fingerprint check on every employee who is going to work with students," said Ann Manchester, superintendent of schools for the diocese.
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September 3, 1997 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland said Tuesday that it does not know how someone with numerous felony convictions, a man who is now a suspect in a series of rapes, was hired as a track coach at a girls Catholic high school in the East Bay city. "It is our policy to do a fingerprint check on every employee who is going to work with students," said Ann Manchester, superintendent of schools for the diocese.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2003 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
The outcome seemed as certain as those highlight-reel moves he displayed on the basketball court, the slashing drives to the hoop that made Kevin Johnson a hometown sports hero. The former NBA star wanted to save his struggling alma mater, Sacramento High School. Test scores were plummeting, student apathy soaring. State sanctions loomed. Johnson, 37, was already shepherding a community revival in his luckless old Oak Park neighborhood. Now he offered to do the same at "Sac High."
NEWS
May 2, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 20-year-old dropout wearing a camouflage coat and a belt of bullets across his chest invaded his old high school Friday and opened fire, wounding at 10 people and holding 60 hostage into the night before giving himself up. One of the wounded students was in grave condition. An adult staff member also was shot. Students who were released reported that at least one body of a teacher was inside the school.
NEWS
August 31, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A janitor was found guilty Wednesday in the 1997 rape and murder of a popular high school senior, a crime that prompted California legislators to tighten employee screening and prevent hiring felons convicted of serious crimes. Alex Dale Thomas, a convicted felon and Los Angeles gang member, now faces a Sept. 18 hearing to decide if he will be sentenced to death for the daytime slaying of Michelle Montoya at a rural Sacramento County high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
UC Davis Medical Center and a local real estate developer said they will each donate $500,000 to Sacramento High School as it prepares to reopen as a charter school this fall. The medical center's donation will be given over five years to buy equipment and develop the School of Health, one of six theme-based academies at the new school. Real estate developer Buzz Oates, a former Sacramento High student, made his gift in memory of friend and classmate Fred Anderson.
NEWS
October 23, 1986
It wasn't, Peter Kelly said, as if the governor didn't know better: Kelly, Southern California chairman of the Democratic Party, said he was "outraged" at Gov. George Deukmejian's use of public high school cheerleaders and bands at his campaign rallies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
The thin blue line just got a little thicker. Beginning Tuesday, a group of students at Monroe High School in North Hills will begin preparing for careers as junior Joe Fridays as part of a new Los Angeles Unified School District magnet program. The goal, organizers say, is to draw upon the rich diversity of Los Angeles' young people to staff the city's police force.
NEWS
May 2, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 20-year-old dropout wearing a camouflage coat and a belt of bullets across his chest invaded his old high school Friday and opened fire, wounding at 10 people and holding 60 hostage into the night before giving himself up. One of the wounded students was in grave condition. An adult staff member also was shot. Students who were released reported that at least one body of a teacher was inside the school.
SPORTS
August 19, 1990 | MARTIN McNEAL, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
Exactly one year after the suicide of former Sacramento Kings player Ricky Berry, joy, pain and frustration remain vivid among those the athlete touched most poignantly. Berry's zest for life, combined with an apparently unlimited future, seemed to make him the least likely person to end his own life as he did -- with a single shot to the right temple from a 9mm semiautomatic gun he had purchased in 1988.
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September 19, 1997 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Former East Los Angeles calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, whose success in the classroom gained him big-screen celebrity, said Thursday that he has decided against running for state superintendent of public instruction. Describing California's top school job as "a problem with too many variables," Escalante said in a telephone interview that he had rejected the invitation of a politically diverse group of educators to become a candidate.
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