CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1998
Please! It's hard enough when our city's elected officials attack Los Angeles public schools, but now a young writer who didn't even graduate from L.A. Unified is criticizing the district for its handling of repair funds ("School Repairs Are Too Little, Too Late," Sept. 13). Hasn't anyone stopped to ask what the impact of all these negative articles is on the students? . . . My classmates at Sylmar High School now have air-conditioning and a new gym floor, thanks to Proposition BB. At our school, no repair is too little or too late.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1998 |
The four finalists for the position of Chatsworth High School's new principal will meet with parents and community members at a public meeting Thursday. Each finalist will be giving a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session, said Diana Dixon-Davis, parent representative of the School Based Management Council at Chatsworth High School.
September 3, 1998 |
The road to the City Section 4-A Division title doesn't always lead through the South Bay, but that doesn't mean teams from the San Fernando Valley have had any more success in becoming champion. The field of contenders has slowly expanded since Carson High or Banning won 11 consecutive titles from 1976-86. But only two Valley teams--Sylmar and Granada Hills--have been able to wrest the title from the Southern Pacific Conference. Nobody knows this better than Taft Coach Troy Starr.
September 2, 1998 |
With nicknames being commonplace among Sylmar High football players, it didn't take long in 1995 for the 290-pound freshman to be called "Baby Huey" by Coach Jeff Engilman. By his own admission, Antonio Sanchez was a "fat boy back then." But a lot has happened in three years. For starters, Sanchez grew out of his nickname. "He's developed quite a bit," Engilman said. "Plus he can probably outrun me, so I can't run away from him anymore." Neither can most defensive linemen.
May 29, 1998 |
Quality pitchers abound in the City Section 4-A Division baseball playoffs. Kurt Birkins of El Camino Real High, Jack Cassel of Kennedy, John Ennis of Monroe and Mike Kunes of Chatsworth are all capable of leading their teams to Dodger Stadium for the June 11 final. But none may be more valuable to his team than Ivan Hernandez of Sylmar. "It's like we're a better team when he pitches," catcher Mario Pacheco said of the junior right-hander. "We hit better, we field better.
December 5, 1997 |
Carlos Meza almost always has the hint of a smile. Soft-spoken with an easygoing demeanor, Meza doesn't seem like the type who would enjoy battles along the line of scrimmage as an offensive guard for the Taft High football team. He was, after all, voted most huggable by the senior class at Taft. "I've had teachers come up to me and say he's the nicest kid they've ever had in class," Frank Grossman, a Taft assistant, said. But the 6-foot-1, 265-pound Meza has a lineman-like mentality.
November 22, 1997 |
They shared a gym in this year's playoffs and have taken turns in the spotlight of the City Section 3-A Division. Sylmar High and Poly now share a common opponent--each other. The Valley Pac-8 Conference rivals play in the 3-A girls' volleyball championship game tonight at Occidental College. Last season, Sylmar eliminated Poly in the semifinals en route to its second 3-A title in three years.