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Rosy Garcia, the 14-year-old La Puente girl badly burned in an explosion and fire that gutted her family's motor home during a Mexican vacation, was airlifted Wednesday from Mexico to a San Fernando Valley hospital as the death toll in the tragedy rose to eight. The girl suffered third-degree burns over 60% of her body and was listed in critical condition in the burn center at Sherman Oaks Community Hospital, said Dr. Richard Grossman, the center's director.
May 15, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
For their efforts in promoting campuses that are respectful of diversity, an elementary school, two middle schools and two high schools this week won the Orange County Human Relations Council's "Building Bridges Awards." The winners, each receiving $1,000 grants, are: Orangethorpe Elementary in Fullerton; Imperial Middle School in La Habra; Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine; Los Alamitos High and Western High in Anaheim.
June 8, 2001
The Governor's Cup Derby quarter horse trials will be Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course, marking the return of American Quarter Horse Assn. champion Secret Card and Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Assn. champion Make It Anywhere. Twenty-four horses will compete in three 400-yard trials. Those with the 10 fastest times will advance to the final on California Champions Night, June 23.
December 17, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Jillian Schlesinger, 12, has always considered becoming a veterinarian. But it was a python named Penelope at the Science Career Options Conference at UC Irvine on Tuesday that settled any questions she may have had. "I can't believe that I'm really holding Penelope," Jillian said, her eyes wide as she stroked the snake. "I'm not even scared, either. I've just always loved animals and after hearing the speaker [Dr. Gayle Roberts], it convinced me that I will work toward becoming a veterinarian."
March 22, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL
For several months, a group of students at Sierra Canyon Middle School learned everything they could about the Olympics. And on Tuesday, they experienced the real thing, when about 50 special education students from Leichman High School in Reseda joined them for a day of games, music and friendship. Patricia Flores, 17, capped the opening ceremonies by running around the field carrying the Special Olympics torch.
January 22, 2013 | By Joe Piasecki, Los Angeles Times
The summer before Kenna Castillo started sixth grade at Sierra Madre Middle School, education officials ordered demolition of the aging campus to make way for a brand-new school. More than 2 1/2 years later, construction has yet to start, and Kenna is wrapping up eighth grade in a hodgepodge of trailers on a dirt lot. On Tuesday, Pasadena Unified school board members ordered yet another delay for the rebirth of Sierra Madre Middle School after bids for the $22.5-million project came in nearly $9 million over budget.
January 8, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The last of the rusting tracks were removed from a 1.3-mile railroad right-of-way in 1984. And for most of the last decade, Northwood village residents and city officials have been debating what to do with the land. Plans to transform the undeveloped land into a park will take a major step forward with a community meeting this morning to discuss how to design the area. The meeting will take place at 9 a.m. at Sierra Vista Middle School.
May 17, 1997 | BY LORI HAYCOX
Three educators received high honors this month when they were named Teachers of the Year at the 11th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner. The event is sponsored by Irvine Unified School District, Irvine Teachers Assn., Irvine Co. and Exchange Club of Irvine.
March 3, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The Irvine Education Foundation has distributed $24,000 in grants to teachers that will bring equipment, supplies and materials to classrooms throughout the district. A total of 24 "mini-grants" were handed out by the nonprofit group last month. They will fund everything from special microscope equipment for a science class to videotapes for a library.
June 9, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
A play known for its sober and unflinching look at teen-agers and AIDS will be presented at Sierra Vista Middle School on Thursday night. "Secrets," a drama produced by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program and previously shown at high schools across the county, has met with praise in Irvine since it was performed at Lakeside Middle School last month. "I think the information is very important," said Carolyn McInerney, the PTA president at Stonecreek Elementary School.
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