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January 3, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
San Clemente High School activities director Tim Reece has been promoted to assistant principal. Reece is a 1978 graduate of Dana Hills High School and a former English and drama teacher at Shorecliffs Middle School in San Clemente. Michael Spelber replaced Reece as activities director. Spelber is a former dean of students at Northview High School in Covina and activities director at El Dorado High School in Placentia.
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March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A campus lockdown at San Clemente High School has been lifted after authorities searched the school early Thursday after a threat was posted on a social media app. The bomb threat was posted on Yik Yak, a social media site on which users can post anonymous comments. The campus was placed on lockdown shortly after the 9 a.m. posting and was lifted at 1 p.m. Students and staff were told to shelter in place while a sweep of the campus was conducted, said Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
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February 18, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was hip-hop and line dancing in the morning, karaoke at lunch and Ballet Folklorico in the afternoon. Students made rings with African beads, while others wrote their names in Hebrew, viewed artifacts from the Pacific Islands and snacked on churros. It may have been gray and cold outside, but inside the Triton Center at San Clemente High School there was color and warmth Thursday as students celebrated their annual Cultural Fair, a welcome break in a year marked by tragedy.
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March 6, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, Adolfo Flores and Joseph Serna
Two Southern California high schools were placed on lockdown Thursday as police investigated a bomb threat and a call of a student being held hostage at gunpoint. The two unrelated reports were deemed hoaxes by authorities. Beverly Hills police received a call about 2:45 p.m. from a person claiming to be a 16-year-old being held hostage by a man with a gun at Beverly Hills High School, said Lt. Lincoln Hoshino. Though many students had already gone home, those who remained were placed on lockdown while officers conducted a full search of the campus.
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December 12, 1988 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Holly Wyatt is the kind of 20-year-old woman who graduated from high school at the same time she was beginning her second year of college. She's the kind of college student who has two majors and "a minor in peace and conflict studies." She's the kind of person who waits on tables to support herself and volunteers to speak to inner-city high school students about the virtues of a college education. Oh yes, one more thing. Holly Wyatt is the kind of person who is a Rhodes scholar.
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May 22, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA and LEN HALL
They were young and popular, quick to laugh and joke, five young men whose friendship had been cemented in the hallways and classrooms of San Clemente High School. And when the accident happened, a jarring, ugly incident on a winding, desolate road east of town that claimed three of their lives, even those who did not know them accepted the tragedy as their own.
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June 27, 1991
Doug De La Garza, a left-handed pitcher from San Clemente High School, has accepted a scholarship from Cal State Los Angeles, his father, Oscar, said Wednesday.
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August 13, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
Friends and family members gathered Tuesday in San Clemente to mourn a 14-year-old who was remembered as a vivacious girl who loved to jazz and tap dance and was beginning to show her independence. About 500 mourners packed the Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michael where Rachel Parker had attended school since kindergarten, was a well-liked student and helped in the nursery. "We're all numb, in shock," said Phillip Johnson, a family spokesman and Rachel's former teacher.
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March 12, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
Esrom Jenkins, a senior at San Clemente High School, is one of two students in Southern California chosen to compete in the finals for the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award in the Classical Vocal Music Division. Jenkins will compete for the $5,000 grand prize April 20.
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January 10, 1993
Well, thank God the San Clemente High School surf program is safe because of parent booster club support, as reported in "Donors Are Helping Schools Cope in Era of Shrinking Budgets" (Dec. 27). Hopefully a similar effort is being made to save the school library. JAMES E. GOOD Laguna Beach
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September 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Nick Pasquale understood about San Clemente. He was from there, as am I. One town, one team. It binds you together. Friends tire hearing about what I tell them is the greatest little community on earth. A place where kids grow up to play for the town's one high school, where the homecoming parade still runs up the main street. Nick understood these things because he lived it. He was what I tell my friends about. Pasquale died early Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle.
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September 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Nick Pasquale, who had recently played in his first game for UCLA's football team, was fatally struck by a vehicle as he walked in a residential area of San Clemente early Sunday morning. Pasquale was a walk-on receiver, who was playing second season with the Bruins. He made the first appearance of his career in a 58-20 victory over Nevada on Aug. 31. Pasquale, 20, was walking in San Clemente when two cars approached. One car avoided him, but the other could not. "The driver called in the accident and waited at the scene," said Lt. Gary Strachan, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
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April 4, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A grainy surveillance tape from the Orange County high school where a Marine sergeant was shot to death by a sheriff's deputy shows a white sport-utility vehicle slamming through a gate leading to the campus. A Sheriff's Department patrol car enters the San Clemente High School parking lot a short time later, and three more squad cars and an unmarked unit follow, the tape shows. The surveillance video, which was provided to The Times on Tuesday, captures what appears to be the minutes leading up to the fatal shooting of Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr., a career Marine who died behind the wheel of his white GMC sport-utility vehicle with his young daughters in the back seat.
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February 11, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A veteran Orange County sheriff's deputy feared for the safety of two young girls sitting in a parked car when he shot and killed a Marine sergeant in a dark high school parking lot, authorities said Friday. Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. was shot Tuesday as he started to get into the SUV where his two daughters — ages 9 and 14 — were sitting, authorities said. Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department, said the deputy was fearful that Loggins — who he said appeared to be acting irrationally — was about the drive off with the girls.
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February 10, 2012 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
A decorated Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy in a high school parking lot was described Thursday as a deeply religious man who regularly went to the campus track with his young daughters for early-morning prayer walks. Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. was shot to death during the predawn hours Tuesday under largely unexplained circumstances in a parking lot at San Clemente High School. Loggins' daughters, 9 and 14, were sitting nearby in the family SUV at the time of the shooting.
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May 28, 2006 | Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writer
As teen-savvy parents, David and Donna Sabet gave 17-year-old daughter Gillian the usual talk before she left for the dance. "Call when you get where you're going," he said. "Be safe. Buckle up." "I know," she replied. "Love ya, Dad!" Gillian -- "Jill" to her friends -- and her boyfriend, Jonathan M. Schulte, 16, never made it to last year's JSerra High School Spring Fling in San Juan Capistrano, where she was to be crowned queen of the dance.
SPORTS
May 20, 1989
The 11th annual South Orange County weightlifting invitational has been postponed until Sunday. The tournament, which has six boys' and three girls' divisions, originally was scheduled today at San Clemente High School. The girls' competition will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with the boys' competition to follow.
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January 18, 1990
The San Clemente High School yearbook staff recently took first place out of more than 2,000 schools competing in an annual yearbook contest held by the American Scholastic Press Assn. The 1989 yearbook, entitled Thalassa, was co-edited by students Sean Kunkle and Jinny Song, under the guidance of teacher Sheila Kasprzyk.
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April 25, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In the fast-growing suburbs of Southern California, where few things matter more to parents than their schools, the lines that separate attendance areas often double as boundaries of class and culture, race and ethnicity. District administrators tinker with them at their peril. Consider the case of the Capistrano Unified School District, in south Orange County, where some parents are angrily protesting the coming transfer of their children to a gleaming new $67-million high school.
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March 24, 2004 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
The last of Robert McCarroll's students hustled in a few minutes before 10 a.m. to avoid being late. Valvoline motor oil flags hung from the classroom ceiling and protective eyeglasses dangled around the teenagers' necks. Everyone was wearing a grease-stained jumpsuit. "All right, let's go to work," McCarroll said after checking off the attendance list.
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