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June 1, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A young black bear nearly crashed a middle school graduation Thursday morning when it wandered over a fence and onto an adjacent Bakersfield elementary school playground, scattering students and providing a spectacle for parents. School district officials say the 200-pound bear roamed through the parking lot of Ramon Garza Elementary School, straight past the administrative office, where the principal spotted it and immediately placed the elementary school on lockdown. More than 75 fifth-graders having a water-gun party had to scamper from the playground as the bear approached the school fence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A young black bear nearly crashed a middle school graduation Thursday morning when it wandered over a fence and onto an adjacent Bakersfield elementary school playground, scattering students and providing a spectacle for parents. School district officials say the 200-pound bear roamed through the parking lot of Ramon Garza Elementary School, straight past the administrative office, where the principal spotted it and immediately placed the elementary school on lockdown. More than 75 fifth-graders having a water-gun party had to scamper from the playground as the bear approached the school fence.
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July 5, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hers is the story of almost every immigrant child. Born in Mexico, Karla Alcala moved to Santa Ana as a little girl. Her parents found work, secured a place to live and set out to learn the ways of the new country. At that point, Alcala's story veers into an area of vast opportunity often unimaginable to her peers. After attending Sierra Middle School, her outstanding abilities took Alcala far from home--to a high-powered East Coast boarding school, then on to Stanford University.
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July 5, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hers is the story of almost every immigrant child. Born in Mexico, Karla Alcala moved to Santa Ana as a little girl. Her parents found work, secured a place to live and set out to learn the ways of the new country. At that point, Alcala's story veers into an area of vast opportunity often unimaginable to her peers. After attending Sierra Middle School, her outstanding abilities took Alcala far from home--to a high-powered East Coast boarding school, then on to Stanford University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
Sierra Vista Middle School will present a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday about the history of ganglike activity in the city and ways parents can help prevent their children from becoming interested in gangs. The forum is in response to inquiries from parents who want to know more about gangs, said Jean Mylen, principal at Sierra Vista. The school and the neighboring Northwood community have seen an increasing amount of graffiti, sparking the heightened awareness of gangs, she said.
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June 25, 1992
Januari Reyes, a seventh-grader at Sierra Vista Middle School in La Puente, recently took second place in the seventh-to-ninth-grade category of the California Highway Patrol's 1992 Traffic Safety Poster contest. In the 10th-to-12th-grade category, Darwin Afable, an 11th-grader at Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park, received an honorable mention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
The Irvine Unified School District has appointed Beverley Khalil-White as Sierra Vista Middle School's new principal. A 16-year district employee, Khalil-White has been the principal at Westwood Basics Plus Elementary School for seven years. She succeeds Jean Mylen, who was recently named the new principal at Vista Verde Elementary school. Mylen is taking over for Bruce Terry, who was appointed principal of the district's new Plaza Vista Elementary School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The Student Bar Assn. at the Irvine campus of Western State University College of Law has created a legal education for youth program for three schools in Orange County. Under the program, students will learn about the legal system and the role of lawyers and judges and will discuss legal issues. The schools selected are Westwood Basics Plus Elementary School and Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine and St. Cecilia School in Tustin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993
I wish to correct an impression left by your report on the establishment of Sierra Canyon's middle school (Sept. 17). As a parent who attended the hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals, I can attest to the fact that the neighbors who objected could be counted on one hand. Conditions were offered and agreed upon by the school to keep traffic and noise to a minimum. In addition, the school demonstrated that parents and faculty do not use the unpaved roads but instead approach on Rinaldi Street, which is paved and wide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1998
The City Council has effectively banned billboards advertising tobacco and alcohol products at the prompting of a group of middle-school students. The council voted unanimously late Tuesday to approve the ordinance that prohibits such advertisements within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, recreational facilities or places of worship. All five billboards within the city limits fall within that distance of at least one of those establishments.
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