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August 20, 1987
A 7-year-old boy suffered a broken leg Tuesday when he was hit by a patrol car driven by a sheriff's deputy responding to a call in Santee, authorities said. Shadi Khouri, who lives on the 10800 block of Ramsgate Drive in Santee, rode his push-scooter into the intersection of Ramsgate and Kenesaw Court about 7 p.m., directly in front of a sheriff's patrol car heading west on Kenesaw, according to Deputy Mark Jones.
January 18, 2012 | Steve Lopez
The cafeteria lunch offering at Santee Education Complex on Friday included a sad little hamburger on a bun the color of sawdust, cold sweet potato nuggets and a bag of sliced apples. I had lunch upstairs, in Bistro Mundo, a small cafe run by Santee's culinary arts students. Young chefs cooked and served a lovely French omelet, homemade muffins and a tasty salad that included fresh ingredients grown in their own garden near the athletic fields. The student cooks wore starched white chef jackets, and one of them, 17-year-old Ernesto Calixto, told me over a hot grill that he cooks only with olive oil, because it's healthier.
December 13, 1987
The citizens of the City of Santee have the right to be outraged by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors' plan to place a concentration camp-style jail for men at the heart of this community. This is much more than a "not in our back yard" issue. It is more like--not in our front yard--not in the planned future showplace of our community, and is a most certain threat to children living in homes and attending schools within brief walking distance from the planned site. The citizens of Santee are within their rights to want to protect the children and the elderly of this community from the elements such a facility would attract.
November 20, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
Thirty-five years ago, when I had just graduated from high school and was starting out in journalism, one of my first assignments was covering City Section cross-country. I had to copy the names of the top three finishers in each league race and write a short story about what happened. Even then, I was curious about these crazy high school kids who ran 50 to 60 miles a week, didn't receive much attention but loved the challenge. So there I was last week at the City finals at Pierce College, looking for a little inspiration.
February 29, 1988
February is the month that I lock my TV in the basement. JAMES M. ROSS Canyon Country
June 12, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
It's located in a grimy and windowless building that it shares with an adult school on the edge of downtown. But to its students and teachers, the Santee Construction Academy is something of an educational utopia. There are small classes with attentive teachers. A curriculum designed to prepare students for the real world with training for in-demand jobs. An atmosphere that students say is akin to a family. Photos: Santee Construction Academy The campus fits the bill of what some educators and others describe as a model with its career training and staff commitment.
February 18, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
The struggles of black citizens in South Africa to overcome a brutal government-imposed system of race separation are right out of a history book to a student like Robert Virgen. At 15, the Santee Education Complex sophomore hadn't been born when anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released from decades in prison or when the country held its first multiracial elections. But when one of the heroes of that time, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, came to this downtown high school for a Black History Month celebration Thursday, Virgen said he felt a kinship that transcended time, geography and race.
January 3, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Two bodies were recovered Sunday from the charred rubble of a home in the San Diego suburb of Santee after what appears to have been a case of murder, arson and suicide, authorities said. The names of the victims were not disclosed. But the San Diego County medical examiner listed the birth date of one of the victims as Feb. 16, 1950, the same as Michael Cour, a co-owner of the home. The other person appeared to be a woman, officials said. The home on Clifford Heights Road in Santee, a middle-class suburb east of San Diego, is listed as owned by Cour, 60, and Janice Gervais, 70, according to San Diego County property records.
November 29, 2009 | By Amina Khan
When it opened four years ago, Santee Education Complex became known more for its violent beginnings than for its students' forensic skill. In its first week, shots were fired in front of the campus. One day later, a student was arrested outside school with an AK-47. Yet students from the troubled campus, operated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, now have a reputation to uphold: Santee has been among the winners of the United Nations Foundation Global Debates contest two years running, earning a three-day trip each year to the U.N. in New York City.
August 30, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
This is the fifth in a series of stories looking at the top high school football players in the Southland by position. Today: Wide receivers. Sometimes, good guys finish first, and that's what happened to 16-year-old Tevin Carter, the youngest of four siblings raised by a single mother. He enrolled at the newly opened Los Angeles Santee Education Complex four years ago and has gone from relative anonymity to being recognized as one of the fastest, most talented athletes in the City Section.
May 29, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Randall Carroll . . . Sheldon Price . . . Tevin Carter? The list of elite California sprinters now includes a certain unheralded junior from Los Angeles Santee High who is quickly gaining on his more ballyhooed counterparts. Carter edged race favorite DeAnthony Thomas in the 200 meters and lost to the Crenshaw sophomore only after a photo finish in the 100 on Thursday at the City Section track championships at Lake Balboa Birmingham. "Coming in, it was DeAnthony and all this," Carter said.
April 14, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
Stater Bros. Markets has ended a potential food fight, saying Monday that it would sell its Santee Dairies milk processing division to Dean Foods, owner of the Alta Dena and Horizon Organic brands. Rival grocery chains were starting to refuse to buy the milk processor's Knudsen brand and other products because they believed they were helping a competitor, leaving Santee with little opportunity for growth, said Jack Brown, chief executive and owner of Stater Bros. Holdings Inc.
March 24, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
A sheriff's station in the suburbs of San Diego was evacuated for about two hours after a man took in a bag with seven pipe bombs. Sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Julie Sutton said the man found the canvas bag in a creek bed. He took it to the station in Santee on Monday afternoon. The station and several surrounding businesses were evacuated until the bomb squad arrived and disabled the explosive devices. Sutton says no one was injured and no arrests have been made.
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