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April 25, 1991 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
The Santa Paula Union High School District laid off four teachers and reduced the hours of another for the 1991-92 school year because of a projected decline in state education funds. The school board formalized the layoffs Wednesday at a special board meeting to give the teachers time to look for other jobs, officials said. The four full-time teachers who were laid off will continue to work at Santa Paula High School until the end of the school year, district officials said.
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March 5, 2003 | Suzie St. John, Special to The Times
John Wood swept a net across a field, then showed his catch -- dozens of creepy, crawly insects -- to the handful of students gathered around. As Wood pointed out the aphids, flies, beetles and wasps, he ticked off which ones are beneficial to plants and which ones are harmful, then described how they interact.
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November 16, 1990 | AMELIA CHAFFEE
Freshmen English classes at Santa Paula High School will contain fewer students for the semester beginning in February. The classes will be reduced to a maximum of 20 students per teacher from the present 27-to-1 ratio, said Carolina Erie, Santa Paula Union High School District superintendent. "Because we don't have very large classes to begin with, we don't have the problem some school districts do making the adjustment," Erie said. The reduction will occur at the semester break, Erie said.
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September 29, 2002 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 11:30 a.m., and Santa Paula Police Officer Michelle Velasco stands at the door of the mobile home, knocking. She rings the doorbell. She knocks again. After about five minutes, a teenager saunters to the door. "Hi," the 34-year-old officer says. "Why aren't you in school?" The boy tells Velasco he was sick. He got food poisoning, and that's why he hasn't been to class in two weeks. It's a line she's heard before. "You look OK now," she says. "Why don't I give you a ride there?"
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November 3, 1996
Robert M. Salas, appointed last year to the Santa Paula Union High School District board, is running for a four-year term. He is being challenged by candidates Eugene Marzec and Eric Barragan. Key issues in the race include making plans to avoid school crowding, improving communications between parents and educators, and creating safe campuses.
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February 15, 1991 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
The Santa Paula Union High School District has changed the location and day of its regular board meetings because of a renovation project at the high school. Beginning in April the district board will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Santa Paula City Council chambers, 970 Ventura St. The district board room at Santa Paula High School will be inaccessible for several months because of a $2.57-million renovation project.
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March 5, 1992
A friend of mine sent me a clipping of an article in The Times dealing with the renovation of Santa Paula High School ("School Fix-Up," Feb. 26). As business manager of Santa Paula High School during the 1950s, I take issue with the statement that the campus "had not been renovated since the 1930s." During the '50s, for example, the cafeteria and office building, the boys' gymnasium, the agricultural building and the girls' gymnasium were renovated, and classrooms were built in the upper court.
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August 15, 1991 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Trustees of the Santa Paula Union High School District on Wednesday once again approved funds to remove asbestos from Santa Paula High School amid hopes it would be the last asbestos-removal project needed before school begins. The removal of the asbestos under the floor of the administration building and in the school's roofing will cost the district $40,000. This brings to $139,000 the total amount the district has spent removing asbestos since the school's renovation project began in January.
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February 20, 1998 | BRENDA LOREE
Santa Paula's only community swimming pool, in disrepair and sometimes even closed down in recent years, will finally get the finishing touches of a long-needed face lift, thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Weingart Foundation. The grant was made to the Ventura Family YMCA, which took over the pool's operation and renovation in 1995. Built in 1950, the pool is on the grounds of Santa Paula High School.
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January 9, 1992 | SHERRY JOE
An additional $629,000 will be spent to complete the first phase of the Santa Paula High School renovation, school board members decided Wednesday. "We're just beginning to put on the finishing touches," said Tahir Ahad, Santa Paula Union High School District's director of fiscal operations. The first phase of the renovation project, which will cost a total of about $3.3 million, was begun last January.
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November 18, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traversing a steep hillside in Los Padres National Forest, 17-year-old Israel Frias hauls away an overflowing armful of twisted, dried-up manzanita, sumac and ceanothus branches--kindling for a hungry brush fire. The Santa Paula teenager shoos away yellow jackets and dozens of tiny biting gnats, blinking the sweat out of his eyes as it trickles from under his hard hat. On this recent Saturday, the U.S.
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September 19, 2001
A Santa Paula High School teacher known for inspiring a love of reading has been named Ventura County's teacher of the year. A committee of local educators chose Annette Halpern from among 6,000 teachers countywide. Halpern was honored with a plaque during a surprise visit to her school Tuesday by the superintendent and others from his office.
SPORTS
May 22, 2001 | JOHN KLIMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jacob Macias was a kid with power. He blasted tennis balls over roofs with a baseball bat and awed neighborhood kids. His older brother watched over him, and Jacob grew up admiring him. But when Richard Macias, 19, was killed on Jan. 3, 1997, by a single gunshot to the back during a domestic dispute, the simple life of baseball suddenly became a way for Jacob to remember his brother. Jacob, 18, still has power.
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March 1, 2001
Citrus rancher Betty Sue Fowler Buttram died Friday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura after a brief battle with cancer. She was 69. She was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Wilson, Okla., to Louis and Mary Phillips. She attended school in Oklahoma and was the eighth-grade valedictorian. After moving with her family to Santa Paula, she graduated in 1949 from Santa Paula High School. Two years later, she graduated from Santa Barbara Business College.
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February 17, 2001 | JOHN KLIMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The gym at Santa Paula High had been put to sleep for the night when at 10:15 p.m., the doors rattled open and balls began to bounce on the hardwood floor. With the bounces came laughter and layups and the swishing of balls through a net that would soon be cut down. The girls' basketball team had clinched the Frontier League title earlier that night, completing an 8-0 league run with a victory at rival Santa Clara.
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October 26, 2000 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Successful high school football teams usually rely on the legs of a star running back, the arm of a stellar quarterback or the sure hands of a speedy wide receiver. That is not the case at Santa Paula, where 38 players have bought into first-year Coach Eddie Gomez's "Team Cardinal" concept and flourished. That makes the Cardinals (6-0-1) about as rare as the 109-year-old school they represent.
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July 31, 1991 | JANE HULSE
Because of termite infestation a two-block area of the Santa Paula High School campus will be enclosed in a tent-like structure and fumigated, school officials said. The Santa Paula Union High School District board Tuesday night accepted a bid by Antimite, a Ventura pest control company, to rid the complex of termites for $31,200. Tahir Ahad, the district's director of fiscal operations, said that the series of tents will go up late Friday and that the fumigation will take 24 hours.
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April 10, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
Interface Children Family Services will hold a fund-raiser dinner at the Doubletree Hotel next month in tribute to Elizabeth Blanchard, a youth activist in Ventura County for the past 50 years. Blanchard, 82, has worked with several local youth organizations. She served as a trustee on the Santa Paula Elementary School District from 1948 to 1957 and the Santa Paula High School District from 1958 to 1965, and was a Ventura County juvenile justice commissioner from 1960 to 1982.
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October 22, 2000
Santa Paula High School junior Liberado Jimenez was chosen to attend the annual League of United Latin American Citizens Youth Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., which was held earlier this month. About 100 high school students from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico attended the event. During the conference, students received leadership training, discussed national policy issues that affect youth and visited the White House.
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October 14, 2000
Jane Emilie Atmore-Mead, a former Santa Paula resident and homemaker, died Tuesday at her home in Concord, Calif. She was 39. She was born June 8, 1961, in Santa Paula, a fifth-generation descendant of a Santa Paula pioneer family that had moved to California at the beginning of the Gold Rush. She attended school in her hometown and was a 1979 graduate of Santa Paula High School. In 1984, she graduated from the University of California at Davis.
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