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May 16, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
It's not every day you race a high-speed sports car against a model named after a sitcom actor or a vehicle that smiles. But all three cars came to life this week at Sierra Canyon Middle School in Chatsworth because of the creativity of some science-minded eighth-graders who had a little help from the sun. Teams of two or three students built 21 solar-powered model cars as part of their end-of-the-year science projects.
February 28, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS
What kind of person would bomb the federal building in Oklahoma City? A person not too different from you or I, Dr. Louis West, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, told about 150 middle and high school students and another 100 members of Temple Judea in Tarzana on Tuesday. The temple's Sisterhood held its 18th annual interfaith program on "Intolerance in America," focusing on hate groups that have begun to spread their messages via the Internet.
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.
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 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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