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December 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 View Park Prep has named assistant coaches Dennis Latimore and Ken Henderson as interim coaches running the basketball program, Athletic Director Robert Ambers said. Ambers had no comment on the status of second-year Coach Harold Jones, who apparently ran into a parental revolt last week when View Park was playing in the Beverly Hills tournament. View Park leaves on Thursday for a tournament in Milwaukee. View Park is considered one of the top teams in Division V for state competition.
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April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Elijah Stewart of Westchester has been selected the City Section basketball player of the year by a panel of coaches. Sam Sullivan of Fremont was named the coach of the year. First-team All-City: Serigne Athj, Birmingham, Jr.; Chance Comanche, View Park, Jr.; Devenir Duruisseau, Sylmar, Sr.; Layon Gooden, Westchester, Sr.; Maleke Haynes, El Camino Real, Sr.; Reverend Maduakor, Narbonne, Sr.; Uchenna Okeneme, Narbonne, Sr.; Stewart Ramirez, Eagle Rock, Sr.; Cesar Reyes, Poly, Jr.; Julian Richardson, El Camino Real, Sr.; Tramel Wilson, View Park, Jr.; Evan Wardlow, El Camino Real, Sr. All-Division I: Player of the year, Elijah Stewart.
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March 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 View Park Prep cruised into the City Section Division V championship game on Friday night with a 97-27 victory over Central City. Chance Comanche had 20 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks. TJ Wilson also scored 20 points. View Park will play Douglass for the Division V title on March 8 at 10:45 a.m. at Roybal.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 15, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL OPEN DIVISION Regional semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m. unless noted Etiwanda at #1 Mater Dei, 7:30 p.m. Westchester at #3 Redondo     DIVISION I Second round, Saturday Chino Hills 62, Fresno Edison 49 Mayfair 82, Long Beach Poly 73 Corona Centennial 72, Fairfax 63 Loyola 60, Mission Viejo 59   Regional semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m. #4 Mayfair at...
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August 25, 1986 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
It is a garden island in an urban sea, a plush community of high-priced homes and meticulously landscaped lawns. In the '60s, it was home to well-to-do whites--but then the transformation began. As prosperous black families moved in, the whites moved out. Today, following the wave of 'white flight,' it may well be Los Angeles' wealthiest black neighborhood.
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November 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Los Angeles View Park Prep is one win away not only from a City Section Division III championship but also a possible CIF state championship bowl berth. View Park improved to 12-0 on Friday with a 56-8 victory over Torres. Justin Kennedy scored three touchdowns on a 72-yard punt return, a 54-yard TD cach and a 28-yard run. View Park will play Sun Valley Poly in next Saturday's final, expected to be at 1 p.m. at Birmingham. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
July 11, 1991
John Mitchell's Q & A with View Park realtor/resident Jo Ramsey (Times, July 7) left us breathless with indignation. In our aggregate decade of living in View Park, we have run into the elitist, classist views attributed to the residents by Mrs. Ramsey--but only when talking with Mrs. Ramsey (from whom, by the way, we bought our house). She says that neighborhood residents shun nearby services and businesses, many of which are black-owned. But we frequently see our friends and neighbors shopping in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw mall, as well as in several businesses along the Crenshaw strip.
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December 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Los Angeles View Park Prep, the City Section Division III champion, struggled in its trip to Bakersfield on Friday night and was beaten by Bakersfield Christian, 40-8, in a CIF state regional championship Southern California Division IV football bowl game at Centennial High. Bakersfield Christian (12-2) advances to the Dec. 20 Division IV championship game at 4 p.m. at the StubHub Center in Carson against Modesto Central Catholic, a 17-14 winner over Oakland McClymonds. Matt Smith scored three touchdowns for Bakersfield Christian.
NEWS
September 22, 1989
I had to laugh at Karen Grigsby Bates' Sept. 18 View article, "View Park: A Case Study in Racial Ironies." The story is the reverse of what happened in that area 25 years ago. The majority of whites who lived in View Park were just as concerned about the blacks who were moving in as the blacks are today by the whites coming in. Just about every house that is over 25 years old in View Park was built by a white middle-class family. The black families who moved in were also middle-class people who had the same values.
NEWS
May 21, 1987
Teacher Grace Chavis-Butler has received the 1987 Alumni Recognition Award from American University in Washington. A resident of View Park, Chavis-Butler was one of five alumni honored for professional achievement and service to the university and the community. Chavis-Butler financed her education by serving in the Women's Army Corps in the 1940s. She taught in the Washington and Oakland school systems for many years.
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March 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The City Section Division V in boys' and girls' basketball is all about View Park Prep, which won both titles on Saturday. Tramel Wilson scored 25 points to lead View Park past Douglass, 85-59, in boys' Division V. In the girls' final, Maresha Farmer scored 27 points in a 74-51 win over Douglass.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
If the City Section had done an Open Division in basketball and selected the best teams to participate, View Park Prep would have been included even though it's in Division V this season. Some people think View Park can compete with Westchester and El Camino Real. View Park is expected to wrap up the City Section Division V championship on Saturday against Douglass in a 10:45 a.m. game at Roybal. The girls' team plays Douglass at 9 a.m. View Park is 21-5 and has the City Section's best center in 6-foot-11 junior Chance Comanche, who's averaging 19 points.
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February 15, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
The City Section Division I boys' basketball pairings released Saturday produced no surprises. Defending champion Westchester (25-5) was seeded No. 1 and last season's runner-up, Woodland Hills El Camino Real (21-6), was seeded No. 2. Those two schools are heavily favored to reach the championship game set for March 8 at Los Angeles Southwest College. Westchester is bidding for its 13th City championship under Coach Ed Azzam. The Comets have been led by 6-foot-4 senior Elijah Stewart, a Loyola Marymount signee.
HEALTH
January 17, 2014 | Barbara Odanaka
Scott Hostert has heard it all: You're too old. You're nuts. You don't want to live the rest of your life being fed through a tube, do you? Hostert scoffs, then smiles. Too old to ride a skateboard? Just watch me. With that, the 51-year-old Brea tax consultant steps on his board and plunges down a wall of concrete, piloting his personal time machine through a series of moves some skaters half his age won't try. Two hours later, Hostert is sweat-soaked and oh-so stoked. "Nothing compares to how young skating makes me feel," says Hostert, who rediscovered skateboarding after a 35-year break.
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December 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
The rosters have been finalized for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bow l set for Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at the StubHub Center in Carson. Among the West players are receiver Erik Brown of Fontana Summit, defensive back Rodney Carr of L.A. Salesian, quarterback Brad Kaaya of Chaminade, linebacker Jamardre Carr of Salesian, lineman Kammy Delp of Diamond Ranch, receiver Jeffrey Farrar of Upland, receiver Shay Fields of St. John Bosco, linebacker Cameron...
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December 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 View Park Prep has named assistant coaches Dennis Latimore and Ken Henderson as interim coaches running the basketball program, Athletic Director Robert Ambers said. Ambers had no comment on the status of second-year Coach Harold Jones, who apparently ran into a parental revolt last week when View Park was playing in the Beverly Hills tournament. View Park leaves on Thursday for a tournament in Milwaukee. View Park is considered one of the top teams in Division V for state competition.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
FOOTBALL STATE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS Regional bowls, Friday Division I South Bakersfield 35, San Marcos Mission Hills 28 Division I North Loomis Del Oro 28, San Mateo Serra 20 Division IV South Bakersfield Christian 40, View Park 8 Division IV North Modesto Central Catholic 17, Oakland McClymonds 14
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