May 13, 1993 |
San Gabriel High School's summer class for the Academic Decathlon team drew half as many students this year as last, a precipitous drop that comes after a bitter debate about the all-Asian makeup of the 1992-93 team. In December, at an Alhambra School District board meeting, Vice President Dora Padilla touched off a controversy by saying that the high school's decathlon team does not reflect the 3,200-student enrollment of the school, which is 44% Asian, 43% Latino, 9% Anglo and 4% other.
January 21, 1993 |
Saying, "You just don't get it," an Alhambra schools official rebuffed a critic of her recent remarks that San Gabriel High School's all-Asian Academic Decathlon Team does not represent enrollment and that team coaches discouraged non-Asians from participating. At Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, the Chinese American Parents & Teachers Assn.
January 4, 1993 |
Sex behind the gym. Guns in lockers. Drug sales in classrooms. Gang killings. That's high school in the headlines. Designer labels. Sweet-16 convertibles. Thousand-dollar proms. That's high school in the TV listings. But what's the reality? Do society's ills--drugs, gangs, teen-age pregnancies--make high school a nightmare? Or does it remain primarily the stuff of crushes, finals, cliques and three-hour phone conversations?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1992
The reward stands at $16,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the rapist who attacked two elderly women in San Gabriel and Alhambra. The Board of Supervisors has approved a $10,000 reward for information on the attacks. That amount is in addition to a $6,000 reward offered last week by the Alhambra school board. The first attack occurred about 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 1 in San Gabriel, when a 73-year-old woman was raped in her home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1992
The assault and possible rape of a woman in her 70s has prompted the Alhambra School District board to offer $5,000 for information leading to the assailant's arrest and conviction. The attack was the second against an elderly woman within a week in the same square-mile area. In the latest incident, a San Gabriel resident was struck on the head shortly after 6 a.m. as she was jogging Monday on the track at San Gabriel High School.
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.
April 16, 1992 |
San Gabriel voters have signaled their desire for local control over education by approving a proposal to unify the San Gabriel School District by a wide margin. The measure swept to victory Tuesday by a 61% to 39% vote. Four school board incumbents also won election to the new board, along with newcomer Frank D. Clayton. The incumbents were Nancy Trask, Barbara Bauld, Kathryn R. Blankinshipand Dominic Shambra.
April 9, 1992 |
Suzanne Paine says she'd rather enroll her son, an eighth-grader, in private school next year than see him attend a public high school in Alhambra. "I don't feel they get enough individual attention in Alhambra," said Paine, who lives in San Gabriel. "If you need encouragement or special attention, you're just lost." Right now, those are Paine's only two options because the 3,449-student San Gabriel School District enrolls children only through eighth grade.
April 9, 1992
On April 14, the residents of San Gabriel have the opportunity to improve the community by voting yes on school unification. If San Gabriel has its own high school, there will be many benefits to the entire community. One advantage is that there will be an increase in property values of homes in San Gabriel. This is because communities with fully unified school districts are more desirable to live in. Perhaps the most important reason to unify is to improve the quality of education for our high school students.