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March 28, 2010 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Tiger's Den, the student-run snack bar at South Pasadena High School, has watched its profit plummet by more than half this year after a law banned junk food sales in California public schools and forced it to yank its best-seller, AriZona ice teas. The shop is open 30 minutes a day during the school lunch break, and it has made about $6,000 in profit this year. That's compared with $14,000 at this point last year. The student managers blame the law's July 1, 2009, deadline, by which time high schools had to exorcise sodas, including diet varieties, and other sugary drinks.
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March 29, 2010
Tiger's Den Business: Started in 1984, the snack bar is a student-run business at South Pasadena High School. Open during the school year, it sells drinks, snacks and ice cream Advisor: Cathy Mason, business teacher Employees: 55 business students over the course of the school year Revenue: $35,567 (2008-09 school year) Goal: To recover from the 50% decline in profit after being forced to drop its bestselling product.
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NEWS
May 9, 1991
Kathryn Cruce and Jason Min of South Pasadena High School will each receive $3,000 scholarships from the Oneonta Club of South Pasadena. The club also selected South Pasadena High School science teacher Gregory King as Teacher of the Year.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2010 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Tiger's Den, the student-run snack bar at South Pasadena High School, has watched its profit plummet by more than half this year after a law banned junk food sales in California public schools and forced it to yank its best-seller, AriZona ice teas. The shop is open 30 minutes a day during the school lunch break, and it has made about $6,000 in profit this year. That's compared with $14,000 at this point last year. The student managers blame the law's July 1, 2009, deadline, by which time high schools had to exorcise sodas, including diet varieties, and other sugary drinks.
MAGAZINE
April 5, 1992 | EDMUND NEWTON, Edmund Newton is a Times staff writer.
South Pasadena is a slice of the Midwest stuck incongruously between Los Angeles and Pasadena, with slanted roofs and big front porches and squads of kids cutting across lawns. Movie makers use the town to evoke Springfield, Ill., or Hannibal, Mo., lining up their shots so that you can't see the San Gabriel Mountains looming to the north or the palm trees poking above the big, shady camphor trees. It's a quaint remnant of small-town America, population 24,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1997 | Cecilia Rasmussen
Drug abuse and school violence often are cited as two of the most virulent symptoms of contemporary America's alleged moral decay. But contrary to popular perceptions, the primer on both was not written on the bloody playgrounds of the South Bronx nor in the decaying classrooms adjoining Chicago's sprawling housing projects nor on the mean streets outside gang-ridden schools in South-Central or East Los Angeles.
NEWS
July 8, 1990
The Kiwanianne Club of South Pasadena has given scholarships to two South Pasadena High School graduates for their commitment to careers in public service. Kari Christine Clyde and Harry Pham were awarded $750 each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999
A fire Monday night destroyed a South Pasadena High School building that was already being demolished, and arson is suspected, authorities said. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. in a former theater complex that was being torn down to make way for new construction. It was extinguished about 45 minutes later. Large crowds gathered in front of the smoldering building, in the 1400 block of Fremont Avenue, and the street was closed. No other buildings were affected and there were no injuries.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2010
Tiger's Den Business: Started in 1984, the snack bar is a student-run business at South Pasadena High School. Open during the school year, it sells drinks, snacks and ice cream Advisor: Cathy Mason, business teacher Employees: 55 business students over the course of the school year Revenue: $35,567 (2008-09 school year) Goal: To recover from the 50% decline in profit after being forced to drop its bestselling product.
NEWS
May 31, 1992
Giselle L. Barry and Gregory R. Kimball, graduating seniors at South Pasadena High School, have each received $3,000 scholarships from the Oneonta Club of South Pasadena. Barry will attend UC Berkeley and Kimball UC San Diego. The club also recognized Clarice Christensen as elementary teacher of the year and Casey Shotwell as secondary teacher of the year in the South Pasadena Unified School District. Christensen has taught at Marengo Elementary School for 40 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2010 | By Corina Knoll
They awoke from the nightmare to find things were the same in the light of day. Their 17-year-old son, Aydin, was dead. Three hours after leaving home to attend a party, the student leader respected throughout his high school had flat-lined in the back of an ambulance. Hamid Salek and Azita Rezvan discussed returning to Iran. America had been Aydin's dream; South Pasadena, his kingdom. Perhaps putting an ocean between themselves and the place that held too many memories of their only child would ease the ache.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2009 | By Corina Knoll
Four days have passed since Aydin Salek died. Tony Veiller, 17, a South Pasadena High School junior, tried to cope with his friend's loss by planning a vigil to honor Salek. Salek died early Sunday, a day before his 18th birthday, after he went to a party where teens were drinking alcohol. The cause of his death is under investigation. On Wednesday evening, hundreds of students, teachers and community members gathered outside the high school gym on Diamond Avenue. They held paper cups with tea lights and votive candles glowing in the night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2009 | By Jill Leovy and Robert Faturechi
South Pasadena High School was abuzz Friday afternoon with rumors of a party. By Saturday night, one of the school's most promising and popular students, who had attended that evening's party, lay unresponsive on the grass as friends tried frantically to revive him. Aydin Salek, 17, was pronounced dead at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena early Sunday. South Pasadena police said alcohol may have been involved in a collapse so swift and subtle that Salek's friends did not realize at first that anything was wrong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2009 | By Rich Connell
A prominent student leader in the South Pasadena Unified School District died, possibly of an alcohol overdose, after attending a party Saturday night, district officials said. Aydin Salek, who would have turned 18 today, was the student representative on the 4,000-student district's board of trustees, as well as a student leader and writer for the newspaper at South Pasadena High School. Details about his death, news of which spread through the community Sunday, were not immediately available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2003 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
A South Pasadena High School student was under arrest Friday for allegedly shooting and critically injuring a popular football player from La Canada High School during a fight at an after-prom party last weekend. The shooting at a La Canada Flintridge home early Sunday was sparked by an argument between students from both high schools, said Sheriff's Sgt. Victor Ibarra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2000 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huddled in a wooden bungalow, dozens watch as their leader, a ponytailed 16-year-old in a T-shirt emblazoned with "take back the system," stands up and energizes her peers to be a force for change. "We need to bring awareness to the campus," said Justine Nakase, one of the group's co-creators. "We're going in a direction the student government is not going in." Her South Pasadena student organization wants more toilet paper in the girls' bathroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1996
The district attorney's office said Wednesday that it will seek to try a 14-year-old boy as an adult on two counts of attempted murder. Police arrested the boy and two of his friends Saturday after an investigation into a Friday night shooting at South Pasadena High School that injured two people. Several shots were fired from the second floor of a house 200 to 300 yards away into a crowd of about 150 spectators at a girls' "powder puff" football game, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995
It's shorter than Newt's budget. It cuts more bucks than Newt's budget. It's April Reese's budget. Say who? The 18-year-old senior at South Pasadena High School devised a budget that cuts the national deficit by $30 billion, nearly twice the amount proposed by Congress. The budget proposal was one of 15 worked up by the school's students in civics class. Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead (R-Glendale) has promised to deliver the proposals to House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999
A fire Monday night destroyed a South Pasadena High School building that was already being demolished, and arson is suspected, authorities said. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. in a former theater complex that was being torn down to make way for new construction. It was extinguished about 45 minutes later. Large crowds gathered in front of the smoldering building, in the 1400 block of Fremont Avenue, and the street was closed. No other buildings were affected and there were no injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1997 | Cecilia Rasmussen
Drug abuse and school violence often are cited as two of the most virulent symptoms of contemporary America's alleged moral decay. But contrary to popular perceptions, the primer on both was not written on the bloody playgrounds of the South Bronx nor in the decaying classrooms adjoining Chicago's sprawling housing projects nor on the mean streets outside gang-ridden schools in South-Central or East Los Angeles.
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