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February 4, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
The only way either of the Boykin brothers, Jamal and Ruben, escaped his family chores while growing up was to defeat the other in a game of one-on-one basketball. "We have a big yard and big trees, so the loser would have to do a lot of stuff," Jamal said. "You would have to rake the leaves in the front of the house, the side of the house and the back of the house. The games were real personal. You'd feel sorry for the loser, but you didn't want to be raking leaves."
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August 22, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A UC Irvine professor who set a series of fires after his son's suicide was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and four months in state prison. Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, 49, of Irvine pleaded guilty in July to one felony count of arson of another's property, three felony counts of arson of forest land, two felony counts of arson of a structure, three felony counts of attempted arson and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer....
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SPORTS
June 23, 1989
Robin Stone, 17, of West Los Angeles will represent the Santa Monica Gymnastic Center at the International Gymnastic School and Friendship competition today through July 7 at Moscow and Leningrad. She is a graduate of University High School.
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June 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A panel of celebrity judges, including fashion designers Whitney Port and Timo Weiland, actress Emma Roberts, pro skateboarder Steve Caballero and Yo Gabba Gabba! co-creator Christian Jacobs, picked  Lakeridge High School of Lake Oswego , Ore., as the winner of the fourth annual Vans Custom Culture Contest at a June 11 event in New York City. According to Vans, this year's competition included 1,458 high schools from all 50 states, each submitting pairs of Vans customized around the following themes: art, music, action sports and local flavor.
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March 16, 1989
Greg Spector, an All-Western League volleyball player at University High School, has been named to the U.S. team for the 13th World Maccabiah Games, which will be played July 3-13 in Israel. Spector was a second-team All-Los Angeles City selection in volleyball in 1987 and 1988.
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November 23, 1989
Steve Ruiz, baseball coach at University High School, is going to take the year off from coaching, Athletic Director Mark Cunningham announced Tuesday. Ruiz, who has coached three seasons, will remain at the school and teach social studies. Ruiz told Cunningham he wanted to spend more time with his family.
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January 30, 1988
As the black father of one daughter who recently graduated from University High School, I am compelled to respond to the article entitled "Times Change, but Girls' League Endures" (Orange County Life, Jan. 16). The article raises several concerns. It promotes the myth that Girls' League has changed from its discriminatory beginning to become "fully integrated." Girls' League at University High School is not now and has never been "fully integrated." If the club were "fully integrated," it would have representation from ALL sectors of the student body.
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April 28, 1995 | DIANE SEO
Twenty-five Orange County students are among the winners of this year's National Merit Scholarships, the nonprofit National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced this week. Of the 14,000 students who reached the final phase of the annual competition, 1,000 were chosen by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors to receive the $2,000 scholarships. The awards are based on students' academic records, standardized test scores and contributions to school and community.
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August 1, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
A UC Irvine professor accused of setting a series of fires following his son's suicide wrote in emails that he planned to get a dozen machine guns and shoot at least 200 students at his son's high school and then kill himself. Rainer Reinscheid in April sent two emails to his wife and another to himself, threatening to kill the assistant principal of University High School, shoot hundreds of students and burn the school to the ground in a "firestorm that destroys every single building.
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March 2, 1990 | ARA NAJARIAN
Steve Scoggin, University High School boys' basketball coach, resigned Wednesday to avoid putting pressure on his son, Brian, who will attend University and play basketball next season. Athletic Director Mark Cunningham announced Scoggin's resignation Thursday night. Scoggin coached University from the 1984-85 season to the 1987-88, took a year off for personal reasons, and coached this years' team to a 6-17 overall record, 0-10 in the Sea View League.
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August 1, 2012 | By Christopher Goffard and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Hunting for the arsonist who they believed had set several mysterious fires around one of the city's high schools this month, police in Irvine say they finally found their culprit before dawn July 24 in an adjacent nature preserve. Police arrested Rainer Reinscheid, a 48-year-old professor at UC Irvine, on charges of trying to light a fire in Mason Park Preserve with newspaper and lighter fluid. It was not far from the wooded spot where his 14-year-old son, Claas Stubbe, had hanged himself four months earlier.
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August 1, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
A UC Irvine professor accused of setting a series of fires following his son's suicide wrote in emails that he planned to get a dozen machine guns and shoot at least 200 students at his son's high school and then kill himself. Rainer Reinscheid in April sent two emails to his wife and another to himself, threatening to kill the assistant principal of University High School, shoot hundreds of students and burn the school to the ground in a "firestorm that destroys every single building.
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February 23, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to amend the city's daytime curfew law, which allowed police to ticket students who arrived at school after the start of class, even if they had not intended to be truant. During an hour-long discussion, more than 30 people criticized the rule as financially crippling — fines and court costs could surpass $800 — and criminalizing to students who, though tardy, were trying to attend school. Many of those fined came from low-income families that could ill afford such costs.
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November 14, 2010 | By Steve Harvey
When Richard Nixon died in 1994, The Times observed that he had "resuscitated his reputation and emerged as an elder statesman," but "he never got his freeway back. " The reference was to California 90, between the 405 Freeway and Marina del Rey, which state lawmakers had named in his honor in 1971. In 1976, with Nixon's image tarnished by Watergate, lawmakers quietly responded to the request of local Chamber of Commerce officials and took his name off the 2.5-mile roadway.
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June 2, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
Sometimes in the evening, long after her last class of the day, Patricia Medina has an uncommon urge. She wants to go back to school. "I want to come at night and just, like, make something," said Patricia, a sophomore at University High School in West Los Angeles. What could reduce an otherwise bright, engaging student to dreams of breaking and entering?
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December 6, 2006 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A plan to scan the fingerprints of 2,200 Irvine high school students to ease lunch lines was scrapped this week after angry parents argued it would violate teens' privacy rights. A spokesman for the Irvine Unified School District said district administrators had been unaware of University High School's proposal and had halted its implementation. "This is not something we will be using at our schools," said Ian Hanigan, district spokesman.
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November 2, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
University High School Winners: "Drugs: A Poor Investment," a 30-second public service script created by two University High School students, is the winning entry in the third annual Scott Newman Center "Prevent Substance Abuse" writing competition. In their spot, David Horvath, 18, and Richard Lee, 16, show a bag of cocaine falling to the ground as a voice says it's valued at $12,000. A hand is then seen zipping up a body bag "which costs about $4.
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July 30, 1992 | CLAUDINE KO, University High School
The California Junior Classical League will play host to the 50th annual national convention Sunday through Friday at San Diego State University. The six-day convention will include competition in five areas: academics, arts, athletics, forensics and literature. Noted author Colleen McCullough ("The Thorn Birds," "First Man in Rome" and "The Grass Crown") will speak. The JCL of University High School will play a major role in the production of the convention.
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October 13, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
LONG before Christopher Columbus sailed to the so-called New World in 1492, there was already a civilization in Southern California, an established world with its own life and landscape. Indeed, long before Los Angeles Basin was transformed into a smog-filled, celebrity-obsessed metropolis, it was home to the Native American Gabrielino/Tongva nation, some of whom lived in a place called Kuruvungna.
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April 5, 2005 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Marine Sgt. Rick Carloss is as familiar to students as some teachers at Downey High School. He does push-ups with students during PE classes and plays in faculty basketball games. During lunch, he hands out key chains, T-shirts and posters that proclaim: "Think of Me As Your New Guidance Counselor." On a recent morning, Carloss drove his silver 1996 Mercedes-Benz from his recruiting station to the school two blocks away. A parking attendant waved him into the lot, saying, "Hi, dear."
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