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.
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)
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.
July 23, 1992
Eight San Gabriel Valley high school students are among 60 who are in the middle of a two-week residential program at Occidental College to define the issues, concerns and problems that face the teen-age population in Los Angeles and steps to address them. The students are acquiring skills in negotiation and strategic planning and meeting with members of police, health, labor, refugee, welfare and political organizations.