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September 1, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They arrived via bicycle, foot and bus for the first day of a year that is destined to be filled with countless firsts. Seventy students filed into classrooms when a whistle was blown at 8 a.m. Tuesday--marking the start of the first day of school at Vasquez High School, home this year only to ninth-graders.
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OPINION
October 24, 2008
Re "Teen who killed himself was bullied, students say," Oct. 22 As a teacher, I was dismayed and angered by the preventable death of 14-year-old Vasquez High School student Jeremiah Lasater. Who -- of the people who mourned -- ever reached out to this aching teen while he was alive? The tears and vigils at his school are the height of hypocrisy. Everyone who ignored Lasater pulled that trigger. Bullying comes with a terrible price, and it needs to be eradicated, period. Richard Mandl Los Angeles -- I was saddened to read that a 14-year-old special-needs student shot himself at school in an apparent reaction to bullying.
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OPINION
October 24, 2008
Re "Teen who killed himself was bullied, students say," Oct. 22 As a teacher, I was dismayed and angered by the preventable death of 14-year-old Vasquez High School student Jeremiah Lasater. Who -- of the people who mourned -- ever reached out to this aching teen while he was alive? The tears and vigils at his school are the height of hypocrisy. Everyone who ignored Lasater pulled that trigger. Bullying comes with a terrible price, and it needs to be eradicated, period. Richard Mandl Los Angeles -- I was saddened to read that a 14-year-old special-needs student shot himself at school in an apparent reaction to bullying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1998
I cannot express my disappointment strongly enough that students from Vasquez High School were not included in your list of "best and brightest" high school graduates honored as valedictorians in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys ("Valley Valedictorians," June 14). Vasquez High School is the smallest public high school in Los Angeles County. We are unique because of the size and location. Acton and Agua Dulce are rural communities. Our students travel long distances to attend Vasquez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's another day, another gym class at Vasquez High School in Acton. Running. Calisthenics. Somebody constantly blowing a whistle. Seven miles away, just over the border in Palmdale, three Vasquez students are traveling their own trail to physical fitness. For this trio, gym class means driving half a mile down a rutted dirt road, past high-tension wires and tumbleweed, to perform handstands on top of a cantering horse named Belle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1993 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gang leader Tiburcio Vasquez was never a tagger. He preferred armed occupation and looting of entire towns. At least until he was hanged for murder in San Jose. On the plus side, he had exceptionally good handwriting and was apparently well-educated. Still, there was some grumbling that perhaps Vasquez, who died in 1875, might not be the best historic figure to use for naming a proposed new high school in Agua Dulce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The school district in Acton and Agua Dulce has decided to proceed with plans to start a local high school program this fall, despite a warning from the county superintendent of schools that doing so could bankrupt the district, officials said Friday. The Soledad-Agua Dulce Union School District sent its response to Los Angeles County schools Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is a big week for Los Angeles County's smallest unified school district. Friday is the Sweetheart Dance, when heart-shaped decorations and dreamy love ballads will fill the auditorium at Vasquez High School. That same day, officials of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District and representatives of its teachers union will resume a far more delicate dance. With a constantly shifting tempo and changing partners, it has lasted longer than any sock hop marathon: most of the 1990s.
SPORTS
February 10, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The girls on the Vasquez High basketball team were practicing layups recently when three of them suddenly collapsed on the floor. One tripped and fell; the others keeled over laughing. "We take things light," Vasquez Coach Grant Bergstrom said. Good thing. Vasquez, a school of 355 located just off Highway 14 in this small desert town, ended its inaugural varsity basketball season this week. The results weren't pretty: The boys' team had a record of 3-16, 0-9 in the Alpha League.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1998
I cannot express my disappointment strongly enough that students from Vasquez High School were not included in your list of "best and brightest" high school graduates honored as valedictorians in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys ("Valley Valedictorians," June 14). Vasquez High School is the smallest public high school in Los Angeles County. We are unique because of the size and location. Acton and Agua Dulce are rural communities. Our students travel long distances to attend Vasquez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's another day, another gym class at Vasquez High School in Acton. Running. Calisthenics. Somebody constantly blowing a whistle. Seven miles away, just over the border in Palmdale, three Vasquez students are traveling their own trail to physical fitness. For this trio, gym class means driving half a mile down a rutted dirt road, past high-tension wires and tumbleweed, to perform handstands on top of a cantering horse named Belle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is a big week for Los Angeles County's smallest unified school district. Friday is the Sweetheart Dance, when heart-shaped decorations and dreamy love ballads will fill the auditorium at Vasquez High School. That same day, officials of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District and representatives of its teachers union will resume a far more delicate dance. With a constantly shifting tempo and changing partners, it has lasted longer than any sock hop marathon: most of the 1990s.
SPORTS
February 10, 1996 | PETER YOON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The girls on the Vasquez High basketball team were practicing layups recently when three of them suddenly collapsed on the floor. One tripped and fell; the others keeled over laughing. "We take things light," Vasquez Coach Grant Bergstrom said. Good thing. Vasquez, a school of 355 located just off Highway 14 in this small desert town, ended its inaugural varsity basketball season this week. The results weren't pretty: The boys' team had a record of 3-16, 0-9 in the Alpha League.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They arrived via bicycle, foot and bus for the first day of a year that is destined to be filled with countless firsts. Seventy students filed into classrooms when a whistle was blown at 8 a.m. Tuesday--marking the start of the first day of school at Vasquez High School, home this year only to ninth-graders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The school district in Acton and Agua Dulce has decided to proceed with plans to start a local high school program this fall, despite a warning from the county superintendent of schools that doing so could bankrupt the district, officials said Friday. The Soledad-Agua Dulce Union School District sent its response to Los Angeles County schools Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1993 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gang leader Tiburcio Vasquez was never a tagger. He preferred armed occupation and looting of entire towns. At least until he was hanged for murder in San Jose. On the plus side, he had exceptionally good handwriting and was apparently well-educated. Still, there was some grumbling that perhaps Vasquez, who died in 1875, might not be the best historic figure to use for naming a proposed new high school in Agua Dulce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2000
Vandals scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on several buildings at Vasquez High School, causing at least $2,500 in damage, authorities said Friday. Some of the graffiti, which included swastikas and Jewish symbols, was directed at a Jewish staff member at the school, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Ullman of the Palmdale station. The messages were spray-painted on five buildings sometime between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents say the proposed county purchase of a private air strip will bring unwanted noise and traffic into their rural community, but pilots who use the Agua Dulce Air Park say it's the best way to prevent the 35-year-old site from closing. A county advisory committee is holding a forum tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Agua Dulce Elementary School to discuss the future of the 208-acre air strip.
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