CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2000
It was long time in the works, but Walnut High School finally has a performing arts center. Opened last week, the 459-seat theater features a 2,605-square-foot hardwood stage, an orchestra pit and a drama classroom. The $4.8-million project was the last to be built with a $50-million local bond measure approved by voters in 1991, said Principal Ken Gunn. The theater is set into what was an empty hillside and has been widely anticipated by students and parents, he said.
August 25, 1999 |
If you want to time-travel to a future American suburb, turn off your television and walk through this year's Walnut High School prom. Thai American junior Sara Vichit, luminous in a shimmering gown, is slow-dancing with a black senior, Chris Matthews, whose tuxedoed elegance hints at the adult world he is graduating into. There's Jesse Waites, who is white, moving in sync to a hip-hop beat with his African American date, Tiffany Palmer, and a Latino friend, Steven Casado.
December 10, 1992
City officials are working with school administrators and sheriff's deputies on a gang suppression program at Walnut High School. The city will spend $8,200 from assets seized in narcotics raids on a video camera, two instant cameras and a pocket-size cellular phone. Walnut High School administrators will use the equipment for surveillance on the school grounds. Any suspicious activity will be photographed or videotaped, and sheriff's deputies will be notified immediately, officials said.
July 12, 1992
A residential street next to Walnut High School will be effectively closed to student parking under an ordinance tentatively approved by the City Council on Wednesday. The council voted 4 to 0 to set a one-hour parking limit along a 675-foot stretch of Abogado Avenue south of Vejar Road. The restriction would be effective from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days only.