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April 20, 1991 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Simi Elementary School, the oldest school in the Simi Valley Unified School District, will soon become the last to receive air conditioning. And officials at the 18-classroom school, where some children have been known to cool themselves with spray bottles during the warm months, are happy. "When it's hot, youngsters complain about the heat instead of asking about their math," Principal Leslie Frank said. "We're real excited about it.
September 6, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Two businesses will be allowed to lease public school property in Simi Valley for roller hockey leagues aimed at both children and adults, provided that they purchase enough liability insurance. The Simi Valley Unified School District last week approved plans to lease outdoor courts to Encore Sports, a new sports equipment store in Simi Valley, and Hockey on Wheels, a Tarzana business specializing in organizing hockey leagues and camps.
November 9, 1994 | MACK REED
A Valley View Junior High School student escaped serious injury when four classmates attacked him with an Exacto knife, Simi Valley police said Tuesday. Police arrested one of the assailants, age 14, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released him after referring the case to juvenile authorities, said a report by Lt. Tony Harper. Harper said the victim, a 14-year-old white youth, was standing in front of the school about 3 p.m. Monday when four Latino schoolmates came up.
A Simi Valley eighth-grader who fatally stabbed a 14-year-old classmate near a school bus stop was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Monday by a judge who expressed doubt that the boy intended to commit murder. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Allan L. Steele, acting as a Juvenile Court judge, decided that the boy was guilty of the least serious homicide charge, which carries a maximum sentence of four years.
October 22, 2011 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A man with an alleged history of domestic violence has been arrested in connection with the killing of Norma Lopez, a 17-year-old Moreno Valley girl who was abducted last year while walking home from school, authorities said Friday. Former Moreno Valley resident Jesse Perez Torres, 35, was arrested Thursday in Long Beach, where he had recently been living, authorities said. "We are confident we have the suspect in custody. He's not out on the streets, and I think the community can breathe a sigh of relief," Riverside County Sheriff's Capt.
July 21, 2010 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A partially decomposed body was found in a desolate, grassy field in Moreno Valley on Tuesday afternoon, just two miles from where a 17-year-old girl disappeared last week on her walk home from summer school. Riverside County Sheriff's Department officials said they have not determined if the remains are those of Norma Lopez, who authorities believe was abducted Thursday, triggering a massive search throughout central Riverside County. A local resident doing yard work found the body around 3 p.m. about a mile south of the 60 Freeway, just off Theodore Street, on the eastern outskirts of the city in an area surrounded by wheat fields, horse ranches and jagged hills.
July 22, 2010 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
The family of Norma Lopez, the 17-year-old Moreno Valley girl who was abducted and later found dead, thanked the community Thursday for its support and urged everyone to help police track down the killer. Clutching photographs of Norma's first Communion and family trips to Disneyland and Mexico, her father and sister spoke of a bright, spirited teenager determined to graduate from high school and pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer and makeup artist. "My heart is broken," said her older sister, Elizabeth Lopez.
November 15, 1994 | TRACY WILSON
Attorneys representing a 14-year-old Simi Valley student urged a federal judge Monday to set a January trial date for their 1st Amendment case against Simi Valley school officials. But school lawyers requested that the case be pushed back until next May--just one month before Valley View Junior High School ninth-grader John Spindler graduates. U. S. District Court Judge Irving Hill on Monday heard arguments in the case involving Spindler, but postponed setting a trial date until next week.
The Simi Valley school board on Wednesday voted to form an executive-level committee of administrators and city leaders to come up with quick steps to ensure that campuses are safe. The panel of school board members, administrators and top-level city officials was formed in response to the fatal stabbing of a student at Valley View Junior High School three weeks ago.
January 3, 1996 | DAVID R. BAKER
A top administrator has been selected for the first magnet high school planned for the county. The Simi Valley Unified school board Tuesday selected Patricia Hauser, now principal of Sinaloa Junior High School, to become principal of the magnet school, which is set to open later this year on the campus of what is now Sequoia Junior High School. Supt.
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