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June 8, 1990
Funeral services for Uriel Fernandez, a 16-year-old pitcher for San Fernando High School's junior varsity team who was killed in a car accident last week, have been scheduled for Sunday and Monday. Uriel, who was recently promoted to the varsity team, had hoped to study electrical engineering at UCLA or Stanford. He died June 1 in San Fernando following an accident in Mission Hills. A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Sunday at J.T. Oswald Chapel, 1001 N. Maclay Ave.
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March 14, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Sacramento The last bell had rung for the day, and the campus of San Fernando High School was all but deserted. But there, by a bright yellow picnic table, was Raudel Hernandez in the midst of an eloquent speech, thoughtfully explaining the meaning of dreams. "Every dream is open to more than one interpretation," said the bespectacled, shaggy-haired 11th-grader, mixing the words of Freud with his own. "It's up to the dreamer to decide. " He raises his arms as he talks, looking out as though he's on the stage of an imaginary auditorium.
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March 19, 1988 | RICHARD COLVIN, Times Staff Writer
The controversial student health clinic at San Fernando High School threw its doors open to supporters and critics Friday, welcoming them with cheese, crackers and punch. About 100 people attended, but most anti-clinic leaders shunned the open house, despite printed invitations sent to 70 area churches, including some backers of protests and marches. "I know exactly what the thing is," said Father Barney Gatlin, pastor of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Pacoima.
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January 13, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
For nearly a century, the two look-alikes have been confusing people. "Teachers told Mother to put different color hair ribbons on us so they could tell us apart," Inez Harries said. "We'd switch them on the way to school," said her sister, Venice Shaw. On Sunday, there are likely to be more double-takes when some 150 friends and family members gather in San Fernando to celebrate the identical twins' 100 t h birthday. "I don't feel a century old," Harries said.
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June 15, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Norma Montanez, the San Fernando High School junior who spent two weeks on a hunger strike to force UCLA to bolster its Chicano studies program, wasn't eating on her first day back at school Monday. But that was normal for her. "I usually don't eat at school," she said during her lunch break. "When I get home, I eat. It's because I don't really get hungry (at school)."
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March 21, 1996
Somebody stole the year from San Fernando High School. Due in just 12 days to the publisher, the computer discs storing text for the 1995-96 San Fernando High School yearbook were stolen last weekend, sending the young staff into a frenzy to recreate about half of the 300-page opus by deadline.
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July 23, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ismael Jimenez had two choices: Stay on a team of UCLA scientists searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease or return to his old high school as a science teacher. Diane Hernandez, Julie Padilla and many other alumni had career options as well, but they all chose to join the faculty at their alma mater, San Fernando High, the Los Angeles Unified School District's second-oldest high school, where nearly 18% of the students who enroll as freshman leave before graduation.
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October 23, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO and SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A gang shooting that seriously injured a student near San Fernando High School could have been prevented if security gates restricting pedestrian access to the campus had been locked, a top official said Friday. Principal Philip Saldivar said that over the school's protests, the city of Los Angeles ordered the gates taken down last May--leaving the campus more vulnerable to violence like the attack on a 17-year-old student outside the school's day-care center Thursday after school.
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December 19, 1993 | PAT BECKER, Pat Becker owns a corporate communications consulting firm in Northridge and writes frequently about the educational use of computers.
San Fernando High School hides behind graffiti-covered walls, locked gates and signs that encourage students to report weapons. It is a typical inner-city Los Angeles high school battling typical Los Angeles problems--gangs, drugs, a high dropout rate. Fortunately, it has some weapons of its own in the struggle for students' loyalty: four computer labs, fully integrated with the school's curriculum.
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June 10, 2000
The auditorium at San Fernando High School in Pacoima will be renamed for the late labor leader Cesar Chavez at a dedication ceremony Sunday. Paul Chavez will speak on behalf of his late father at the 3 p.m. event. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Mission Hills), state Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar), Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) and Herbert Siguenza from the comedy troupe Culture Clash are also expected to attend. The 1,200-seat auditorium, built in 1955, has never been named.
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June 25, 2003 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
Bulmaro Huante was a good student, but admittedly not someone likely to go to college. That changed four years ago when he made a commitment that altered the course of his life. A new organization in town called Project GRAD -- Graduation Really Achieves Dreams -- was making its pitch to incoming ninth-graders at San Fernando High School: Complete seven college-prep classes, attend two weeklong workshops, pass Algebra 2 with at least a C and graduate with a 2.
SPORTS
February 21, 2003
When a 103-pound teenage boy shows up looking to join a high school sports team, the usual response from the coach is, "Go get the water bottles and towels." Only in wrestling is there a serious need for the smaller athlete. Every team must have someone to compete in the 103-pound division, so coaches scour cafeteria lines and freshman physical education classes for possible candidates.
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March 3, 2002 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cindy Montanez ignores the barking dogs, scoots past the backyard chicken coops and passes the lawn signs shouting support for her opponent. That's how the 28-year-old mayor of San Fernando gets out the vote on Fillmore Street in Pacoima. As the light drains from the sky over the stucco barrios, the front-runner in the 39th Assembly District race slips down a dirt alley, past laundry draped over a fence, and heads around back to a tiny bungalow tucked behind the main house.
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April 26, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For six innings, seniors Isaac Montes and Tim St. Pierre of Kennedy High were being taunted by San Fernando alumni who seemed determined to try out their best material from Ragging 101 while standing down the first-base line. Montes and St. Pierre did what they've always been taught to do--retaliate with their bats, not their mouths. Montes hit a two-run single in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings, and St.
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April 14, 2001 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students and administrators at San Fernando High School will celebrate the completion of a new, state-of-the-art technology center today with a brief ceremony and public tours of the facility. The new Community Inspiration Studio is a high-tech digital classroom equipped with 60 computers, digital cameras, a wireless network, video teleconferencing equipment and other technology.
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April 3, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Accusations and recriminations from Friday's emotional baseball game between Poly and San Fernando continued Monday, with San Fernando Coach Armando Gomez contending that Poly's Zack Sims-Jones should be suspended for the season for running into first baseman Jesus Martinez. Martinez has a broken collarbone and is out six to eight weeks after the first-inning collision, in which Sims-Jones was running out a pop-up. Umpires ejected Sims-Jones after the play.
NEWS
July 6, 1997
The vacant General Motors plant has been back in the news, what with the announcement of more tenants for a $100-million shopping center on the auto manufacturing site. It's long been called "the Van Nuys plant," although it's technically in Panorama City. . . . The GM plant's not alone. San Fernando High School lies just outside the border of San Fernando. It's in Pacoima.
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April 10, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
A high school coach recently charged with committing lewd acts with three students pleaded not guilty to several felony molestation counts in San Fernando Municipal Court Friday. Abel Ramirez, 34, an assistant coach at San Fernando High School, was arrested March 30 on suspicion of molesting three male students, ages 15 and 16, over a two-year period. Ramirez's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 21.
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August 14, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas are sending 27 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in downtown Los Angeles this week, including a recent high school graduate, a Jewish technology leader, a City Council intern and a Mexican-born union supporter. They are introduced below. California's 496 delegates are registered Democrats who were elected earlier this year to represent the party by voters in each of the state's 52 congressional districts.
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July 23, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ismael Jimenez had two choices: Stay on a team of UCLA scientists searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease or return to his old high school as a science teacher. Diane Hernandez, Julie Padilla and many other alumni also had career options, but they all chose to join the faculty at their alma mater, San Fernando High in Pacoima, the Los Angeles Unified School District's second-oldest high school, where nearly 18% of the students who enroll as freshmen leave before graduation.
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