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April 24, 1991 | RON RUSSELL and MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A gunshot intended for a security guard claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy Tuesday as he left a crowded Compton schoolyard, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies said Alejandro Vargas was shot outside Ralph J. Bunche Middle School after classes had ended for the day by a teen-ager who apparently was trying to shoot a security guard who had chased him and some friends from the campus moments earlier.
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September 12, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's excellent scrapbook documentary "Fame High," which premieres Thursday on Showtime (after a brief theatrical release), spends a year at LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a by-audition public institution located on the grounds of Cal State L.A. Quite possibly you were unaware of its existence until just a moment ago. The title, of course, recalls the movie "Fame" and the TV show fashioned from it...
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April 1, 1997
An auditorium full of Venice elementary school children exchanged waves and greetings Monday with Reed Hundt, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, through a video teleconference over the Internet. The morning conference was a belated celebration of NetDay '96, a national effort to link schools with high technology.
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October 4, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Fame may be fleeing, but the kids in "Fame High" will stay with you. Directed, photographed and co-edited by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, "Fame High" covers a year and change in the life of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, familiarly known as LACHSA, one of the top performing arts schools in the country. Though this scenario may sound familiar, courtesy of the 1980 and 2009 versions of "Fame" and TV shows such as "Glee," the film itself is not. Try as they might, fictional kids can't compete with the real thing, don't compel us like these earnest, hopeful and winning young people, bound and determined to devote themselves to their art. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments It's not only this idealism that makes the subjects of "Fame High" so compelling, it's also their honesty, their willingness to open a window into their lives at that pivotal moment when they're taking their first tentative steps toward becoming their own person personally and professionally.
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December 8, 1990
About 800 children were evacuated Friday from the Del Sur Elementary School in Lancaster after discovery of a potentially lethal time bomb, made by a 10-year-old boy who said he learned how from a TV secret agent show, the sheriff's bomb squad said. The boy was unable, however, to determine when the bomb was timed to explode, which turned out to be minutes after they confiscated it, deputies said.
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February 5, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It seemed like a good idea at the time, the 13-year-old San Gabriel junior high school student told authorities. He would conduct an experiment on the effects of alcohol consumption. He would consume a quantity of a well-known cold remedy, and then a fellow seventh-grader would test his reflexes for alcohol impairment. All very scientific.
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March 30, 2000
Spring break events for children, including details on the programs mentioned in the cover story beginning on F6: Autry Museum of Western Heritage: "Art in Nature, Nature in Art" celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with a nature walk, the drawing of scenes of nature and recycling of paper into art. Adults must accompany children under 11. $10 adults, $7 children. Preregistration required. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: Beach cleanup begins at 8 a.
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January 25, 1998 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Riordan Woods, a third-grader at Baldwin Hills Elementary School, may be small in stature. But his words were grand enough to grip a downtown audience Saturday and snag him a prize in an annual art and essay contest honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "Education is like a lump of knowledge waiting to explode.
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June 11, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
The San Fernando and Pacoima Alcohol Coalitions have announced a contest in which students from the northeast San Fernando Valley will be asked to design billboards discouraging alcohol abuse. Coalition members said they will push to have the student artwork placed on billboards along heavily traveled thoroughfares in San Fernando, Pacoima, Sylmar and Sun Valley. "We will listen to our children via these pictures," said Augie Maldonado, a San Fernando coalition member.
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April 1, 1997
An auditorium full of Venice elementary school children exchanged waves and greetings Monday with Reed Hundt, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, through a video teleconference over the Internet. The morning conference was a belated celebration of NetDay '96, a national effort to link schools with high technology.
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February 25, 2001 | SABRINA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strutting their expertise in matters ranging from reptile recognition to bottle rocketry, about 1,500 students from 105 elementary, middle and high schools competed Saturday in the 15th annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad. "This is a place for kids to practice science as a real event, outside of the classroom," said Arie Korporaal, who developed the county's first regional Science Olympiad in 1986.
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March 30, 2000
Spring break events for children, including details on the programs mentioned in the cover story beginning on F6: Autry Museum of Western Heritage: "Art in Nature, Nature in Art" celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with a nature walk, the drawing of scenes of nature and recycling of paper into art. Adults must accompany children under 11. $10 adults, $7 children. Preregistration required. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: Beach cleanup begins at 8 a.
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November 20, 1999
A fistfight between students at Juniper Intermediate School turned deadly Friday when one of the children, a 13-year-old Palmdale boy, collapsed and later died at a hospital, authorities said. The fight broke out after school in a campus quad as students headed to the buses waiting to take them home, said Palmdale School District Supt. Nancy Smith. Two eighth-grade boys got into an argument, cursing and trading punches. Sgt.
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January 25, 1998 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Riordan Woods, a third-grader at Baldwin Hills Elementary School, may be small in stature. But his words were grand enough to grip a downtown audience Saturday and snag him a prize in an annual art and essay contest honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "Education is like a lump of knowledge waiting to explode.
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October 29, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
At a time when children are inundated with celebrity admonitions to stay away from drugs, the typical anti-drug message seemed to take on new meaning for Blythe Street Elementary School students Tuesday because it came from kids much like themselves. More than 300 students gathered on the school playground to hear Cleveland High athletes, cheerleaders and student government leaders talk about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.
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June 6, 1997 | DADE HAYES
For the second straight year, third-graders at Carpenter Avenue School presented the Los Angeles forest preservation group TreePeople with a four-figure check at a ceremony Thursday. The elementary students gave $1,105, all proceeds from sales of 50- and 75-cent bags of popcorn during Friday recess dating back to October. TreePeople spokeswoman Leslie Mylius said the donation exceeded last year's total of $1,000.
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June 6, 1997 | DADE HAYES
For the second straight year, third-graders at Carpenter Avenue School presented the Los Angeles forest preservation group TreePeople with a four-figure check at a ceremony Thursday. The elementary students gave $1,105, all proceeds from sales of 50- and 75-cent bags of popcorn during Friday recess dating back to October. TreePeople spokeswoman Leslie Mylius said the donation exceeded last year's total of $1,000.
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April 11, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
They started off the morning singing the unofficial anthem of black Africa, but by noon had switched to tunes by the Sex Pistols. One student was willing to get arrested--if she could be sprung from jail in time for swim practice. And others were resigned to interrupting their civil disobedience to complete homework assignments. So it went Monday at the South African Consulate in Beverly Hills, where more than 40 junior high, senior high and college students staged a sit-in to protest that country's policy of apartheid.
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April 20, 1997 | PETER Y. HONG and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton was as giddy as a kid with a new toy Saturday as he tested a two-way computer video system with students at Los Angeles' Charles W. Barrett Elementary School. With a loud laugh, Clinton exclaimed: "It's hard to believe it works!" when a live picture of the beaming Southland youngsters popped up on his White House computer screen. "Hi, Mr. President!" the children bellowed in unison to the jerky image on their computer monitor. "Hi, Mr.
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April 12, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
Sizing up the competition, 13-year-old Raynell Anderson knew her team had little hope of snagging Friday's billiards championship title. After all, they were up against Daniel Dansker, a 60-year veteran of the game and once a runner-up in a 1930s pool hall competition in the Bronx. He proved to be no slouch. Dansker, 80, and his partner, 67-year-old Jeffrey Null, claimed an easy victory over students from Holmes Middle School.
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