CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2000 |
For four years, Sal Tinajero has been on the front lines in Santa Ana's schools. A middle-school teacher on a shoestring budget, he has tried to create programs that inspire, overcome the challenges of overcrowding and show kids that education will get them somewhere in life. Next month the 29-year-old soldier of education will leap from the trenches into a general's role as an elected member of the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2000 |
The Santa Ana Unified school board is expected to hire a firm Tuesday to redesign and rebuild the boys' locker room at Saddleback High School. The project will cost about $132,000. The board will meet at 7 p.m. at school district headquarters, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave.
September 1, 2000 |
After a 4-6 season marked by inconsistent performances by a young team in 1999, Saddleback coaches thought the Roadrunners would have a better shot at reaching the playoffs this season. Then a week before fall practice began, Coach Jerry Witte got some bad news. Senior running back Joel Gonzalez, who gained 1,235 yards and had 12 touchdowns a year ago, was stabbed during an altercation at a late-night party and needed surgery to repair a collapsed lung.
June 7, 2000
2802 S. Flower St. Santa Ana 92707-3999 (714) 513-2900 * Enrollment: 3,000 * Established: 1967 * Team name: Roadrunners * Principal: Lyn Maher * Valedictorian: Huong Bich Le * Famous alumnus: Deejay Ricky Fuentes * Winning moments: Associated Student Body camp award; successful Western Assn.
September 24, 1999 |
He stands 6 feet 4 and weighs 210 pounds. When he walks across the campus at Saddleback High, he could be mistaken for one of the school's biggest football players. Maybe a defensive end. But a chance meeting at the neighborhood pool when Julian Gonzalez was in elementary school changed his destiny. One of five children, Gonzalez found relief from the stifling Santa Ana summer heat by hanging out with his two older brothers at a city pool.
September 3, 1999
1998 RECORD: 4-6-1 overall, 3-2 in league COACH: Jerry Witte (129-129-7 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 4 on offense, 2 on defense TOP RETURNERS Ernie Alvarez, G, 5-7, 217, Sr.; Steven Blunk, DB, 5-7, 156, Sr.; Javier Fuentes, WR/DB, 5-8, 154, Sr.; Israel German, T, 5-11, 231, Sr.; Hector Gonzalez, C/LB, 5-9, 200, Sr.; Joel Gonzalez, RB/LB, 5-10, 190, Jr.; Carl Hernandez, DE/RB, 5-7, 162, Sr.; Victor Ortiz, QB/DB, 5-7, 152, Sr.; Jesse Romeo, WR/DB, 6-1, 175, Sr.