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December 26, 2011
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1986
Hooray for the faculty of San Pedro High School. It's time some dignity is restored to graduation ceremonies. Rowdy behavior may be appropriate at a football game but not at a graduation! I was appalled that John Greenwood, member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, was critical of the faculty's action. How are principals to keep order if they can't count on support from their school boards? ALDA DONAHUE Westlake Village
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2008 | Corina Knoll, Knoll is a Times staff writer.
When the bulldozers come to Ft. MacArthur next spring, Joe Janesic will take it personally. For more than two decades, the 40-year-old has been a mainstay of the historic military site in San Pedro that was built in 1914 and served as an Army post until 1974. He organizes events, conducts tours, handles media and even restores vintage phones -- all as a volunteer. A founding member of the Ft. MacArthur Museum, he has dedicated his life to preserving every relic on the grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1996
Students at San Pedro High School have voted to let more people come to the senior prom after tickets sold out this week. Originally, 200 tickets for 400 people were earmarked for the May 17 dance on a Newport Beach-based dinner yacht called the Entertainer. Students holding tickets voted Tuesday whether to allow 100 more people to attend. Two-thirds agreed that more people should come to the prom even though space is limited on the boat, said Assistant Principal Clara Houston.
NEWS
June 6, 1985
San Pedro High School, designated as a "receiver" in the Los Angeles Unified School District's efforts to relieve crowding at inner-city campuses, is expected to take in about 300 additional students this fall. The school's current enrollment is about 2,300. Most of the new students will be bused from the Bell, Huntington Park and South Gate areas in southeast Los Angeles and from Belmont High near downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Misty Copeland's size 6 feet are her compass. They guide the young ballerina's lithe limbs across the stage where she does triple pirouettes on pointe and plies with the grace of a seasoned dancer. Misty, however, is a novice with only eight months ballet training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1997
The Los Angeles Police Department plans to start a secondary school police academy at San Pedro High School this fall that will educate students in forensic science, Spanish and physical training in hopes of preparing potential officers for the ranks. The academy will operate as a "school within a school," much like a magnet program. Coordinator Don Hafeman said the program will take 60 to 80 students a year and classes will be taught by an LAPD officer.
NEWS
September 29, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
A city of Los Angeles program has helped secure 40 computers for the San Pedro High School library. L.A. Shares, a nonprofit city program, accepts corporate and business donations and gives them to cash-strapped schools and other nonprofit organizations. Representatives of the program and Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., whose district covers San Pedro, gave the school seven computers last week. The donation brought the number of computers in the library to 20.
NEWS
March 23, 1995 | SUSAN WOODWARD
Four candidates seeking election to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education will hold public forums Tuesday and Wednesday. Sid Brickman, Kathleen Dixon, George Kiriyama, and Laura Richardson are running for the seat in District 7, which covers the harbor area, Lomita and Carson. The San Pedro Coordinating Council will sponsor the Tuesday forum at Peck Park auditorium, 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPORTS
March 25, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
There are distinct signs when a pitcher has begun to collapse under pressure: sweat on the hands, pacing on the mound, panic in the eyes. Right-hander Steve Taylor of San Pedro reacts differently to pressure. "I don't want to sound overconfident, but I don't get nervous at all," he said. "I become calmer and have a tendency to smile." Yell at him, load the bases against him, threaten to hit one of his pitches into San Pedro Bay. All that produces is one of Taylor's sinister grins.
OPINION
October 10, 2002
"Critics See Wasted Time in Punishment of Tardy Students" (Oct. 5) was incredibly one-sided. You really should have interviewed a higher percentage of the folks who see "tardy rooms" as a valuable tool in deterring student tardiness. Our high school (San Pedro High School) recently instituted a period-one tardy period. It works! I have taught with the Los Angeles Unified School District for 15 years. Tardiness has always been a correctable problem, but many schools refuse to be visionary enough to take the plunge.
OPINION
January 19, 2002
Carol Lynn Mithers' "LAUSD's Building Fantasy" (Opinion, Jan. 13) is one example of the incompetence of Supt. Roy Romer, his predecessors and the rest of the LAUSD's leadership when it comes to running and building schools. Another example: San Pedro High School, a school that is probably treated better than most. Over the past 10 years, the district has added bungalow after bungalow to the campus until there is literally room for no more. There are no more open spaces outside of the athletic field and no student parking lot. The employee parking lot is far too small to accommodate the hundreds of employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000
My mom has had six knee surgeries from a past job injury. Her life is limited physically, but she tries to do stuff with me all the time. Her keen sense to do well under pressure and give herself completely to her family is intriguing to me. My mom has an inner strength that never subsides. My mom has done so much for me. I have yet to see my mom spend any money on herself.
SPORTS
December 9, 1999 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the starter's pistol fires to begin the girls' race of the national cross-country championships in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Saturday, senior Valerie Flores of San Pedro High will become the first runner from a City Section school to compete in the meet that began in 1979. Ian Alsen of Granada Hills qualified for the national championships in 1987 when he won the West region title, but he didn't run in the meet because the City championships were held the same day.
SPORTS
September 30, 1999 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Valerie Flores of San Pedro High sees a state cross-country championship in her mind's eye. It's right over there, across the hills. The hills at Pierce College, where Flores injured her hip as a freshman and sophomore before conquering the course and winning the City Section championship last year. And more important, the hills at Mt. San Antonio College, where Flores has yet to meet her own high expectations at one of the state's most prestigious annual events.
NEWS
June 26, 1986
Seniors at San Pedro High School, where graduation ceremonies ended abruptly last week when administrators and teachers walked out because of rowdyism, staged a replay of their own. "We had a turnout of almost 200 students and their parents, about 500 or 600 people altogether," said Doug Kato, one of two student body presidents. The repeat performance at a San Pedro Park featured speeches that the class valedictorian and salutatorian never got to give.
SPORTS
September 28, 1989
Five players from the host Squash Club International, 19016 S. Vermont Ave., recorded divisional places in the recent California State Squash Championships. The three-day event used six courts and more than 90 players from around the world participated. SCI placers were: Ashra Fissa, second, and Nigel Chamberlain, third in the C Division, and Mark Granger (D Division), Dave Gordon (A over 35 years old) and Abe Woodson (C over 35), all of whom won their divisional titles.
SPORTS
December 13, 1997 | MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second time around proved to be just as sweet for San Pedro High, and more bitter for Taft. For the second consecutive year, the Pirates jumped to an early lead and used big plays to defeat Taft, 24-9, to win the City Section 4-A Division football championship Friday night before 9,000 at the Coliseum. San Pedro, which defeated Taft, 22-20, to win the title in 1996, became the first team to win back-to-back 4-A titles since Banning won its sixth consecutive crown in 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1997
A few comments about the decline in spelling and grammar (May 29). In 1936 I graduated from San Pedro High School and was admitted to Stanford. All the entering freshmen had to take the "English A" exam in basic English. Three-quarters failed the exam and had to take what we called "dummy English" in the first quarter to bring their English up to a passable level! Four years later, in Stanford Medical School, we were learning to do complete histories and physical exams on patients, with six- to eight-page write-ups including discussion of all the possible diagnoses and our final diagnosis.
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