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September 12, 1990 | RANDYE HODER, Hoder is a regular contributor to San Gabriel Valley View
It's not unusual for 17-year-old Daniel Cooper to wake up at 4 a.m., tiptoe quietly out of his house and into his van, then pull slowly away from the front curb. Most parents would squawk that such behavior is for the birds. Cooper's know it's for the bird-watching. "He's been interested in birds since he was about 5 years old," said Daniel's mother, Lily Cooper. "Before he knew how to drive, his dad and I would take him on these bird walks and he would be the only one there who wasn't an adult.
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December 30, 2009
Charles Garland Lewis Sr. Basketball coach at San Marino High Charles Garland Lewis Sr., 97, a former basketball coach and athletic director at San Marino High School, died Dec. 6 of a heart attack at an assisted-living facility in Laguna Hills, said his son, Gary. Lewis became the first employee hired by the San Marino Unified School District and worked at San Marino High from 1952 until retiring in 1973. "He was just a very, very excellent coach and probably a better gentleman," said Bob Sommers, who graduated from San Marino in 1959 and later played basketball at Stanford University.
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NEWS
October 13, 1988
The Orphean Youth Orchestra of Leicester, England, is expected to arrive today for a week of performances throughout Southern California. Patrick D. Conroy, a San Marino High School teacher, has arranged for San Gabriel Valley families to house the orchestra's 41 members, who are both professional and amateur musicians.
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September 22, 2009 | Corina Knoll
Which way to the Michael White Adobe? "The what?" "Is that, like, a classroom or something?" "I have no idea." After the final bell at San Marino High School, students making a getaway to parents' cars or sports practice have little time for a question they don't understand. But follow the echoes of water splashing and the clink of bats hitting balls, and you'll discover a tiny house that looks decidedly out of place between the campus pool and baseball diamond. Here lies the 164-year-old Michael White Adobe, currently on the market for $1. Unbeknownst to many of the 1,150 students enrolled at San Marino, a national blue ribbon school that has undergone $35 million of renovations in the last 10 years, the adobe is at the center of a debate over old and new. Local history buffs say the adobe, built a century before the high school was even founded, represents a valuable piece of the city's narrative and is in need of preservation.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After suffering numerous indignities, allegedly at the hands of San Marino High School seniors, Flossie the fiberglass cow has been returned to Jurgensen's grocery store on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena. Before she was cow-naped, Flossie (Bossie to some), had stood vigil outside Jurgensen's, a gourmet market. Like her flesh-and-blood counterparts, Flossie was brought in at nights.
NEWS
April 25, 1985
Kurt Kroesche, an All-American backstroker at San Marino High School, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Stanford on a swimming scholarship in the fall. Kroesche holds the CIF Southern Section 3-A record in the 100-yard backstroke (52.01) and last month swam a 200-yard backstroke at the men's U. S. Short Course Senior Championships in 1:51.28, one of the top prep times in the nation this year.
NEWS
April 3, 1986
On March 16, the Los Angeles Times published another article concerning Kevin Forbes' proposal to make English the official language of San Marino. Not only do I find the issue disturbing but I am shocked that the proposal received the amount of media coverage that it did. The Asian community's size in our town does not pose such a threat to warrant such an action. I congratulate the San Marino City Council on its decision to reject Forbes' proposal and I hope it will not appear on the June 3 ballot.
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May 21, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A girls basketball coach sued San Marino police and the city in federal court Monday, alleging his civil rights were violated when he was arrested on allegations that he molested a player. Patrick Gillan, 36, the varsity coach at San Marino High School, alleges he was arrested on "unfounded and unbelievable allegations of sexual assault on a player, who, with her mother, was obviously carrying out a vendetta." Citing insufficient evidence, the district attorney's office declined to file
SPORTS
November 19, 1987 | CHRIS FOSTER
Roxy Protasovicki won three singles matches in leading San Marino High School to a 13-5 victory over Laguna Hills in the girls' 3-A team finals at the Nellie Gail Tennis Club in Laguna Hills. It was the Titans' third straight title and their fifth in the last six. The victory also extended their winning streak to 73 matches. The Titans dominated doubles play, winning 8 of 9 matches. Protasovicki, however, offset the Hawks' strength in singles.
NEWS
June 19, 1986
Jack Rose, 43, assistant principal at San Marino High School, has been named principal, replacing Gary Richards, who has become an assistant superintendent with the San Marino Unified School District. Rose was chosen by the Board of Education from about 25 applicants from all over California. A Glendale resident, he has been assistant principal at the high school for four years and previously was assistant principal of Huntington Junior High School in San Marino.
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March 27, 2006 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
High school senior Winnie Garet would be perfectly calm as she awaits decisions from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Brown universities -- if only she could avoid her friends and family. "Just a few people at school who are crazed can infect everybody else," said Winnie, 17, a student at San Marino High School. "And at home the one who's actually hopping around is my little brother, who's like constantly, 'Are you in yet? Did you get into Harvard?'
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May 21, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A girls basketball coach sued San Marino police and the city in federal court Monday, alleging his civil rights were violated when he was arrested on allegations that he molested a player. Patrick Gillan, 36, the varsity coach at San Marino High School, alleges he was arrested on "unfounded and unbelievable allegations of sexual assault on a player, who, with her mother, was obviously carrying out a vendetta." Citing insufficient evidence, the district attorney's office declined to file
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December 19, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Marino High School girls basketball coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a 17-year-old player last season, and detectives said Tuesday that they are investigating whether any other students were targeted. Patrick Gillan, 36, who has coached the varsity squad for the last three years, was booked Monday afternoon for assault with intent to commit a felony. "It is alleged that Mr.
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October 24, 2001 | CARA MIA DiMASSA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she showed up for a 5 a.m. hairdresser's appointment Tuesday, 17-year-old Caroline Hsu was wearing her pajamas--white, with small pink and red hearts. It was too early, the San Marino High School senior reasoned, for real clothing. But four hours later, she was a teenager transformed.
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July 30, 1997 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students at San Marino High School don't slow down when the school year ends--they start a scholastic sprint toward September. Vacation for them means sharpening skills for the year ahead through the school's fast-paced summer program. Mornings are spent on activities such as drilling in Latin and Greek vocabulary, or learning C++, a computer programming language normally taught in colleges. "In most summer schools, kids are just working to make up courses they've failed. At San Marino they're working to get ahead," said Bob Sumpter, who has taught U.S. history in San Marino's summer school for eight years.
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May 21, 1997 | PETER Y. HONG and MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A bill that would delay a planned expansion of a San Marino reservoir passed the state Assembly on Tuesday in the wake of fears of some residents that enlarging it could threaten the safety of students at nearby San Marino High School. Residents say the proposal to quadruple the size of the 1.5-million-gallon reservoir, on a slope above the high school, poses a potential danger because it could burst in an earthquake, flooding the school below.
NEWS
February 19, 1987
The Planning Commission has rejected a proposed development of six businesses at Winston Avenue and Huntington Drive, citing increased pedestrian and automobile traffic as potential safety hazards. The corner, now occupied by a vacated service station, is across the street from San Marino High School.
SPORTS
December 11, 1988
Robbie Santos kicked 2 field goals and scored a touchdown Saturday night to lead San Marino High School to a 19-11 win over visiting Santa Maria in the Southern Section Division VII final. Santos kicked field goals of 27 and 45 yards and ran 2 yards for the clinching touchdown late in the fourth quarter for the Titans. Santos set up the touchdown when he intercepted a pass and returned it to the Santa Maria 21. Santos gained 62 yards in 17 carries.
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March 18, 1997 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She is young, beautiful and--as of late--independently wealthy. Now if only Carrie Shilyansky would stop spending her evenings with total slime balls. She can't keep herself away from them, she explained. They're just so cute, so sweet--so misunderstood. "And," the 15-year-old neuroscientist said, "sea slugs have contributed a lot to science." Aplysia californica, a mass of mollusk common along the coast of Los Angeles, has also contributed a lot to the San Marino High School senior's future.
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March 11, 1997 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a passion for research and a couple of sea slugs, San Marino High School senior Carrie Shilyansky, 15, won second place Monday in the 56th Westinghouse Science Talent Search. First-place winner Adam Cohen, 17, of New York City developed a printing technique that creates tiny patterns on extremely small surfaces, according to an Associated Press story. Shilyansky's project was much harder to define.
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