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August 24, 2003 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
The outcome seemed as certain as those highlight-reel moves he displayed on the basketball court, the slashing drives to the hoop that made Kevin Johnson a hometown sports hero. The former NBA star wanted to save his struggling alma mater, Sacramento High School. Test scores were plummeting, student apathy soaring. State sanctions loomed. Johnson, 37, was already shepherding a community revival in his luckless old Oak Park neighborhood. Now he offered to do the same at "Sac High."
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August 24, 2003 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
The outcome seemed as certain as those highlight-reel moves he displayed on the basketball court, the slashing drives to the hoop that made Kevin Johnson a hometown sports hero. The former NBA star wanted to save his struggling alma mater, Sacramento High School. Test scores were plummeting, student apathy soaring. State sanctions loomed. Johnson, 37, was already shepherding a community revival in his luckless old Oak Park neighborhood. Now he offered to do the same at "Sac High."
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June 4, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
UC Davis Medical Center and a local real estate developer said they will each donate $500,000 to Sacramento High School as it prepares to reopen as a charter school this fall. The medical center's donation will be given over five years to buy equipment and develop the School of Health, one of six theme-based academies at the new school. Real estate developer Buzz Oates, a former Sacramento High student, made his gift in memory of friend and classmate Fred Anderson.
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June 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
A charter school petition sought by former NBA player Kevin Johnson to revive his troubled Sacramento high school is invalid and must be rescinded, a judge ruled Monday. The decision in Sacramento County Superior Court did not, however, reverse the school board's decision to close Sacramento High as of June 30 and seek to establish a charter school in its place. The ruling makes the future of the school uncertain.
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