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June 15, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS
Completing the shake-up of the Ventura High School administration that began this spring, the Ventura school board on Tuesday named three new assistant principals for the school. Sylvia Camiel, a counselor at high school in Santa Barbara County; Larry Emrich, an assistant principal from Fillmore high School, and Larry Koontz, a counselor at Ventura High, will take over as assistant principals at the school on July 1. They are replacing Assistant Principals Helena Torres-Reaves, Diane Wootton.
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February 13, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
In an era when winning championships in high school basketball usually requires a transfer or two, plus an influx of players from outside the neighborhood, one team is ready to make a championship run relying on old-fashioned values and long-admired traditions. Ventura High, with no transfers and lots of players who have known one another since elementary school, is 24-2 and received the No. 1 seeding Sunday for the Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs. "There's four or five kids on the team I've been going to school with since sixth grade, and we always talked about how we'd win championships together," senior guard Jared Wilson said.
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February 4, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS
Ventura High School has appointed two new swim coaches to replace Dale Hahn, the teacher who was suspended last month after allegations that he had sex with two students and had made sexually suggestive comments to others. John Silver has been promoted from assistant swim coach to head coach for the boys, and teacher Rita Darling has been named head swim coach for the girls, Ventura High Principal Jerry Barshay said. Darling teaches English and physical education at the school.
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May 10, 2008 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
The auditorium at Nicole Cabell's old high school is a little more modest than her usual haunts. Last month, the 30-year-old soprano performed at Royal Albert Hall in London. In a couple of weeks, she'll sing at Tivoli in Copenhagen. Tonight, she plays Ventura High School, headlining the final show of the 10-day Ventura Music Festival. Tall and elegant, Cabell has won some of opera's most prestigious awards.
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May 4, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
Ventura High School students, alumni and staff will hold a fund-raiser on campus today to raise money to replace the school's swimming pool. The old pool, which had a cracked foundation and was leaking water, was closed last year. Construction of a new pool is under way. The fund-raiser will feature a barbecue, auction, door prizes and music provided by Bill Snyder and his Little Red Schoolhouse Band, said Dorothy Graham, a 1930 Ventura High graduate.
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May 27, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eric Turner recalls attending year-end school assemblies and watching a select group of straight-A students and gifted athletes walk away with all the scholarships and awards. He used to be one of them. That's why Turner, 26, an All-Pro free safety for the Cleveland Browns, showed up Friday at a senior farewell rally at his alma mater, Ventura High. Not to receive, but to give.
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April 18, 1997
John Deleo, a former head football coach at Ventura High School, died Thursday at Community Memorial Hospital. He was 73. He was born April 9, 1924, in Corona, one of three sons born to Italian immigrants. Deleo served in Europe during World War II in the Army Corps of Engineers. He received his bachelor's degree from Pomona College and his master's from Cal State Northridge. Deleo began his first teaching job in 1951 at Arvin High School.
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February 6, 1998 | SCOTT HADLY and FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A gunman fired five shots toward a group of students in front of Ventura High School on Thursday, the third incident of apparent gang violence in three days in the city. No one was hurt in the 7:50 a.m. shooting, which sent the students scurrying for cover. Although police investigators would not say whether the shooting was gang-related, several students said they heard someone call out gang slogans before the shots were fired.
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May 10, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dr. Roy Haggard is not really sure when he became the physician for Ventura High's football team--it might have been 1960 or 1961, he said. Ask him about the injuries he has seen and he will hastily mention sprains, muscle spasms and the occasional broken collarbone. But inquire why he remained the Cougars' team doctor for 35 years--weathering long losing streaks, a turnstile of coaches, a run of regional championships and even a field house sex scandal--and the Ventura doctor brightens.
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May 7, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After 32 years with the school district, Ventura High School Principal Hank Robertson will soon leave the campus scene behind for hikes through forests, rides down wild rivers and possibly even climbs up craggy mountains. On Tuesday, Robertson--brought in to boost the high school's battered image three years ago--formally announced his decision to retire by the end of the school year.
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November 26, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Bill Tokar, the girls' cross-country coach at Ventura High, isn't the kind to rest on accomplishments. There is always the next practice, the next meet. So when it comes to appreciating the Cougars' record-breaking performance last week at the CIF Southern Section cross-country finals, this is the wrong week to look back in admiration. You can't look back when the state championships are Saturday at Fresno's Woodward Park.
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December 24, 2003 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Caitlin O'Neill says it takes a little getting used to. The Ventura High junior had known nothing except facing pressure defenses, pushing the ball up the floor and, if there's no layup, firing away from long range. The Cougars finished 29-3 and won the Southern Section Division II-AA title her freshman year and were 19-11 last season, advancing to the division quarterfinals -- all by living off the three-point shot. But this fall, Kali Bennett, a 6-foot-5 freshman, showed up on campus.
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April 4, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
As lunchtime approaches at Pacific High School in Ventura, the cafeteria buzzes with a distinctly new sound: blenders. They are churning up thick, fruity concoctions with names like "Pat's Strawberry Banana Creation" and "The Clown's Mango Madness." And, school officials hope, they are providing a healthy alternative for teenagers who might otherwise opt for sticky-sweet soda.
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December 12, 2002 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
It's unlikely there will be a more emotional game played on Friday than the one between top-seeded Corona Centennial (10-2) and fourth-seeded and defending champion Riverside North (9-3) at Riverside Norte Vista High. The Division V final is a rematch of last year's quarterfinal game, won in an upset by North, 35-28. Centennial went into the game top-seeded and unbeaten, including a 42-18 victory over North.
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November 26, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge ruled Monday that a struggling Christian school in Ventura would have to follow city land-use rules, regardless of its religious affiliation. The tentative ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder in Los Angeles will not force Ventura County Christian High School to close, said parent Bill Bays, a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city. The private school alleges that city officials are deliberately driving it toward bankruptcy with seldom-enforced land-use laws.
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April 13, 2002 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moorpark High School won a key portion of the brain-draining Super Quiz contest Friday at the U.S. Academic Decathlon, bringing the Ventura County powerhouse one step closer to recapturing the national title the school won three years ago.
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August 6, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A longtime Ventura High School football coach who went to prison earlier this year for having sex with a 15-year-old student was sued Thursday in Ventura County Superior Court by the girl's parents. Also named in the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified general and punitive damages, are the Ventura Unified School District, two former school officials and Ventura County. Harvey Wayne Kochel, 49, was sentenced to two years in state prison Jan.
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February 1, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura schools Supt. Joseph Spirito voiced concern Tuesday about the detainment of Ventura High students over unpaid debts, but Principal Hank Robertson said he plans to continue rounding up scofflaws and barring them from classes. Robertson's comments came one day after 350 Ventura High students were held inside the school cafeteria for about four hours, missing morning classes, so administrators could hit them up for uncollected bills.
SPORTS
March 10, 2002 | Dave Desmond;Steve Kresal;Peter Yoon;Loren Kopff
Redondo Union High found a way to do something few before it could: stop the state's most prolific outside-shooting girls' basketball team. The Sea Hawks used a match-up zone defense to tame a Ventura team that had made a state-record 275 three-point shots, taking a 50-34 victory Saturday night in a Division II Southern California Regional semifinal game at Ventura High. Jenni Dooley, who had made 106 three-pointers and was averaging 19.
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March 5, 2002 | LISA LEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Students at Ventura's Foothill High School got the bad news first: The U.S. faces a mysterious viral epidemic so severe it threatens millions from Boston to San Francisco. The president wants the nation's finest scientific minds to devise a plan for avoiding widespread panic and death.
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