CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 |
Southern California schools have been shut out of a high-profile federal grant competition, according to results announced Tuesday. The one regional finalist for the latest round of Race to the Top grants was a charter school organization, Green Dot Public Schools, that could have received $30 million. But its bid fell just short. The charter's proposal included expanding student wellness centers to provide social, physical and mental health services in support of academics; purchasing new technology, including tablet computers; and instituting a system to track and support high school graduates in college.
October 17, 2012 |
A covered bridge, two vintage post office-courthouse buildings and the '70s-era headquarters for the United Farm Workers of America are among five new California sites added to the country's list of national historic landmarks, the Department of Interior announced Wednesday. The U.S. Post Office and Court House in downtown Los Angeles built between 1937 and 1940 in Art Moderne style was singled out for high-profile cases heard there, including a court decision in the mid-1940s that allowed Latino children to be admitted to Southern California schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2012 |
Lee Childress, who touched the lives of thousands of Southern California high school drama students through a theater awards program she co-founded with her husband, John, more than 40 years ago, has died. She was 95. Childress, a former publicist, real estate agent and occasional actress, died Sept. 21 at a hospital in Mission Viejo, not far from her home in Laguna Woods, said her daughter Cathe Drino. She had suffered a heart attack, her daughter said. In 1969, Lee Childress and her husband, who was then a teacher and coach in the Los Angeles Unified School District, were invited by a former student of his to attend a student production of "Flower Drum Song" at Venice High School.
September 12, 2012 |
To go from bitter high school rivals to college roommates doesn't happen very often, but it's taking place at the University of Pennsylvania, where freshmen football players Dylan Muscat (Santa Monica High) and Cameron Countryman (Beverly Hills) have suddenly found themselves sharing a microwave, television and refrigerator in their dorm room. "We're trying to get a bean bag," Muscat said of his new friendship with Countryman. For four years of high school they went head to head on opposite sides of the ball.
August 22, 2012 |
Kickers to watch Tony Bumatay, Peninsula, 6-0, 170, Sr. Made 53-yard field goal Jordan Dascalo, Taft, 6-1, 180, Sr. Averaged 46.7 yards a punt Roger Howard, El Toro, 6-0, 170, Sr. Made 10 of 12 field-goal tries Ben Kreitenberg, Chaminade, 5-9 165, So. Will be best in SoCal by 2014 Bret Miller, San Clemente, 6-1, 195, Sr. Made nine field goals as a junior Robbie McInerny, Laguna Beach, 5-10, 170, Sr. Solid on kickoffs Jose...
August 18, 2012 |
TUCSON — In its season opener, Encino Crespi faced a stern test from a quality opponent Saturday night and passed with flying colors. Senior quarterback Cody Cordell completed 17 of 25 passes for 240 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Celts overcame three first-half turnovers and cruised to a 35-20 victory over Salpointe Catholic in Tucson. Sophomore Okalani Langi rushed for 142 yards in 20 carries and caught a 12-yard swing pass for Crespi's first touchdown.