July 22, 1993
Six high school students from Celaya, Mexico, are visiting the San Gabriel Valley area until Aug. 1 as part of an exchange program. In August, six local high school students will visit Celaya. The exchange, organized by the Chinese American Parents & Teachers Assn. of Southern California, is aimed at easing ethnic tensions at local high schools and broadening students' views of other cultures.
June 1, 1989
Ruben Ortega of Alhambra, a former San Gabriel High School student, has received the Governor's 1988 Young American Medal for Bravery Award. On April 26, 1988, after a San Gabriel High School student armed with an assault rifle entered a classroom and held 70 students hostage, Ortega was able to get close enough to grab the rifle and wrestle the suspect to the floor. The award program was established in 1950 to honor people 18 or younger who distinguish themselves by acts of bravery or demonstration of outstanding character and service.
November 18, 1993
San Gabriel's new high school will be the first public building in the state to honor the Gabrielino Indians. A tribal council meeting in San Gabriel erupted in cheers Sunday when the acting chief of the Gabrielinos unveiled a sign proclaiming "Gabrielino High School." "It's a great honor for our tribe. Many of those at Sunday's meeting were elders who'd struggled for decades to gain recognition for our tribe," said Anthony Morales, acting chief.
October 3, 1985
Renovation work will begin this month on the pool and bathhouse at Smith Park under contracts awarded Tuesday by the City Council. California Pools of Glendora will renovate the pool for $236,000 and building contractor Stanley Nelson of San Bernardino will improve the bathhouse for $118,000. City officials said the work is scheduled for completion by Feb. 1. Use of the pool is shared by San Gabriel High School and the city recreation department.
May 19, 1991
Some San Gabriel High School students have the same lunch hours as Mark Keppel students. So it could be anyone committing these crimes. As Lt. Jim Burks said: "Here goes three girls. Do they live here or what? Are they going to see their boyfriends? Or going to steal?" How can Lt. Jim Burks make such a comment? It's just his assumptions. CHENG LIU Monterey Park (and other students)