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September 22, 1988
The principal of Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys has been named the state's Principal of the Year by the National Assn. of Secondary Schools Principals. Robert J. Collins, 46, was nominated for the award by a committee of administrators based on the school's impressive academic achievements and community involvement, a spokesman for the national association said.
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October 22, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Salapa's ninth-graders have learned a few things in the two months they have been at Grant High School. They know Armenian American students hang out on the north side of the quad under the big trees, and the Latinos hang out on the south. They know Armenian Americans dress sort of conservative and Latinos dress sort of baggy--or at least that's what people expect. And they know what October means: fights between Armenian Americans and Latinos, who are primarily Mexican Americans at Grant.
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November 14, 1991 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Vicki Beltran put her life into a box was three years ago, when the teen-ager and her family packed their belongings to flee strife-torn El Salvador for the United States. The 17-year-old has again, so to speak, put her life in a box. This time the objects are symbolic--like the burgundy rose petals signifying her love of nature, or a tiny golden bell representing a favorite teacher from her homeland. The outspoken instructor was slain by the military.
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October 22, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Salapa's ninth-graders have been at Grant High for only two months, but they have already learned a few things. They know that Armenian American students hang out on the north side of the quad under the big trees and that Latinos hang out on the south. They know that Armenian Americans' dress is sort of conservative and Latinos' dress sort of baggy--or at least that's what people expect.
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August 17, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro from an apparent heart attack at age 38 was a shock to longtime fans of the Grammy-winning band. It also touched a nerve among the thirtysomething crowd who attended Grant High School in Van Nuys during the early 1970s, when Porcaro, his brothers and several other graduates made the fairy-tale leap from garage band to the Big Time before they were even old enough to buy beer.
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January 14, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students at Grant High School in the San Fernando Valley put their commitment to racial harmony in writing Thursday, formally signing a peace treaty before an audience of classmates, administrators and politicians. On hand to encourage them were Rep. Howard Berman (D-Mission Hills) and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante.
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September 24, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH and MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a plea to the City Section commissioner on Tuesday, Grant football Coach Bill Foster conceded there is no way to prove his contention that Lancers' headphone transmissions were overheard by their counterparts at Birmingham in a game on Friday. Foster believes Birmingham coaches overheard--through cross transmission--the offensive plays being called among three Grant coaches who were wearing headsets in the Lancers' 30-21 loss at Birmingham.
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May 25, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a disturbing repeat of last school year's ethnic fighting, long-standing tensions between Armenian and Latino students flared again at Grant High School this week with nearly a dozen stare-downs and skirmishes among students, none of which resulted in serious injuries.
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October 20, 1994 | BETH SHUSTER and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite signs that tensions between Armenian and Latino students at a Van Nuys high school were increasing this week, only one Los Angeles Unified School District police officer was on campus Tuesday when skirmishes erupted just outside the school gates, leading to two stabbings and a shooting.
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February 12, 1995 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grant High teammates Ronald and Donald Patterson are determined to silence their doubters. There have been many skeptics, including family members, who didn't believe the pair would succeed at basketball. " 'Oh, you guys are just like your dad, and you won't amount to anything,' " said Donald, mimicking his uncles and cousins. The Pattersons were not raised by their father but by their mother and the older boys at the basketball courts of Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park. Ronald, 17, is 6 feet 1.
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February 11, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banners with words and images confronting stereotypes and promoting diversity and respect were unveiled Thursday morning outside Grant High School, where ethnic tensions erupted in violence last year and students signed a "peace treaty" in January.
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February 11, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Banners with words and images confronting stereotypes and promoting diversity and respect were unveiled Thursday morning outside Grant High School, where ethnic tensions erupted in violence last year and a "peace treaty" was signed by students in January.
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January 14, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students at Grant High School in the San Fernando Valley put their commitment to racial harmony in writing Thursday, formally signing a peace treaty before an audience of classmates, administrators and politicians. On hand to encourage them were Rep. Howard Berman (D-Mission Hills) and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante.
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January 13, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
According to Grant High School's clique etiquette, Andy, Hala, Edgar and Erik should not be socializing. Andy Jassick, a white 16-year-old with shaggy hair and an oversized "South Park" T-shirt, hangs with a crowd known as the wrestlers. Hala Shamas, 16, of Syrian descent, wears a blue DKNY shirt and stylish butterfly clips in her hair and belongs to "the Versace crowd." Edgar Keroglyan, 16, has a tattoo on his finger and "kicks it" with his fellow Armenian friends on the north end of campus.
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January 13, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
According to Grant High School's clique etiquette, Andy, Hala, Edgar and Erik should not be socializing. Andy Jassick, a white 16-year-old with shaggy hair and an oversized "South Park" T-shirt, hangs with a crowd known as the wrestlers. Hala Shamas, 16, of Syrian descent, wears a blue DKNY shirt and butterfly clips in her hair and belongs to "the Versace crowd." Edgar Keroglyan, 16, has a tattoo on his finger and "kicks it" with his fellow Armenian friends on the north end of campus.
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November 14, 1999 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Grant High School will be open for classes Monday while workers finish cleaning and testing the gymnasium and other rooms found last week to be contaminated with asbestos, Los Angeles school district officials said Saturday. Environmental inspectors found the asbestos Thursday night while examining district schools after an Oct. 16 earthquake in the Mojave Desert. Asbestos can lodge in the lungs and lead to a higher risk of cancer.
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November 14, 1999 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Grant High School will be open for classes Monday while workers finish cleaning and testing the gymnasium and other rooms found last week to be contaminated with asbestos, Los Angeles school district officials said Saturday. Environmental inspectors found the asbestos Thursday night while examining district schools after an Oct. 16 earthquake in the Mojave Desert. Asbestos can lodge in the lungs and lead to a higher risk of cancer.
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April 1, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
To promote racial harmony on campus, Grant High School in Van Nuys will host a Multicultural Fair on Friday, culminating a week of activities concentrating on race and ethnicity-related issues. The fair, which will be open to the public, will feature booths offering foods from different cultures. Bluegrass music, folklorico dance and a demonstration of Filipino martial arts will be provided for entertainment, said Michael Denman, student activities director at Grant.
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June 23, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
School may be out this week, but that doesn't mean the learning stops. Just ask the 30 students from Madison Middle School in North Hollywood and Grant High School in Van Nuys, who are heading to the Kern River on Monday to spend three days learning survival skills, rock-climbing technique and animal behavior.
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September 24, 1997 | PAIGE A. LEECH and MICHAEL LAZARUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a plea to the City Section commissioner on Tuesday, Grant football Coach Bill Foster conceded there is no way to prove his contention that Lancers' headphone transmissions were overheard by their counterparts at Birmingham in a game on Friday. Foster believes Birmingham coaches overheard--through cross transmission--the offensive plays being called among three Grant coaches who were wearing headsets in the Lancers' 30-21 loss at Birmingham.
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