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September 25, 1986
Bruce Carlisle, saying he was frustrated with the lack of facilities at Whitney High School, has resigned as that school's basketball coach. "I've taken this program as far as I can under the circumstances." said Carlisle, who coached Whitney to the Southern Section Small Schools championship last season.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001
Cities and communities across Los Angeles County will host marching bands, barbecues, fireworks displays and other traditional entertainment in celebration of Independence Day. All events will be held Wednesday and will be open to the public without charge unless otherwise noted. Alhambra--Almansor Park, 800 S. Almansor St. The city's 15th annual Fourth of July celebration begins at 3 p.m. with a carnival, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, food, games and contests.
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NEWS
July 14, 1988
According to The Times, to achieve academic excellence is to be a "nerd." What else can one assume from the headlines on the story (Southeast/Long Beach sections, June 23) concerning the achievement of Whitney High School in its ranking of No. 1 academically in the state? One headline reads "Whitney High Seniors Rank No. 1 in State, Nerds of All They Survey" and the other states, "Whitney: It Has State's No. 1 Nerds." I feel The Times has done a disservice, not only to the students presently at Whitney and those who will be entering next fall, but to all students who strive to excel academically.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1996 | Cecelia Rasmussen.
Officially approved Fourth of July fireworks with a star-spangled bang will be in the air Thursday throughout Los Angeles County. Communities below with asterisks outlaw personal fireworks displays, including sparklers. The penalty for using fireworks in these areas ranges from $500 to $1,000 and/or one year in the County Jail. Los Angeles* Hollywood Bowl-2301 N. Hiland Ave., Hollywood, dusk. Fee. Woodland Hills-Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., dusk.
NEWS
October 15, 1987
U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian has told the ABC Unified School District to allow the Parents Teachers Students Assn. to use the computer at Whitney High School to publish the association's newsletter. The district administration and the PTSA agreed to abide by the judge's suggestion that the association be allowed to use the school computer at least four hours a week to put out the newsletter and other needed business, said Jim Baca, attorney for the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994
Like so many other people, I too was dismayed at the lack of publicity given to the 25th anniversary of Apollo II's landing on the moon. I was even more surprised at the lack of attention given to the students who were so involved with all the "space" festivities that week. The Times did not even realize that my school, Whitney High School of Cerritos, took first place in the National Space Design competition. Fifteen students worked for months to complete a design for a proposed 15,000-person orbiting space colony.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | GREG MILLER
A new sheriff's substation and a gymnasium at Whitney High School are among the projects included in an $84.4-million city budget expected to be adopted at tonight's City Council meeting. The proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1 contains $32.3 million for redevelopment projects, including the substation and gymnasium, and $3.8 million for capital improvements. The spending plan includes a $48.1-million operating budget, up 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990
Tiny Avalon Junior and Senior High School, which serves mostly low-income students on Santa Catalina Island, has received one of the state's top educational awards. The school, which has an enrollment of 175, was named a distinguished school by the state Department of Education for its academic improvement.
NEWS
April 23, 1987
Former Whitney High School boys basketball Coach Bruce Carlisle has been named coach at La Serna High School in Whittier. Carlisle, 33, was twice selected by The Times as its All-Southeast Coach of the Year. He led Whitney of Cerritos to back-to-back CIF Southern Section Small Schools Division titles. He replaces John Fien, who was fired from La Serna in March. Carlisle was offered the La Serna post two weeks ago, but asked for time to make the decision.
NEWS
June 4, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Petitions with more than 300 teachers' signatures were turned into the ABC Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday, requesting that a fact-finding committee be formed to investigate concerns raised over Whitney High School, the district's college preparatory school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994
Like so many other people, I too was dismayed at the lack of publicity given to the 25th anniversary of Apollo II's landing on the moon. I was even more surprised at the lack of attention given to the students who were so involved with all the "space" festivities that week. The Times did not even realize that my school, Whitney High School of Cerritos, took first place in the National Space Design competition. Fifteen students worked for months to complete a design for a proposed 15,000-person orbiting space colony.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | GREG MILLER
A new sheriff's substation and a gymnasium at Whitney High School are among the projects included in an $84.4-million city budget expected to be adopted at tonight's City Council meeting. The proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1 contains $32.3 million for redevelopment projects, including the substation and gymnasium, and $3.8 million for capital improvements. The spending plan includes a $48.1-million operating budget, up 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1994
In response to "An E for Excellence or Elitism?" March 23: Every school district should be fortunate enough to have a Whitney High School! It allows the students that want to learn the opportunity to be educated by teachers who want to teach without being burdened by the disruptive and rude young people that waste so much valuable classroom time. Attitude is everything. Hooray for Whitney High! DONNA STREFLING San Pedro With regard to your article on Whitney High, we think there are some items that need to be examined.
NEWS
March 23, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Gretchen Whitney High School might well be the best public school in Los Angeles County. Bolstered by a string of state and national awards, its record is stunning: The Cerritos school scored a virtual clean sweep of No. 1 rankings in the region and was among the best in the state in the recent public school achievement tests. Last year, its seniors scored more than 180 points above the national average on the SAT and 100% of its students attend college.
NEWS
July 4, 1993 | PHILLIP GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ABC Unified School District and an Orange County developer plan to build 70 houses on 13 acres of district property next to Whitney High School. The school board voted 4 to 3 Tuesday to enter into a limited partnership with Costa Mesa-based Warmington Homes. District officials said the school system expects to receive $7.7 million from the deal, which will include payment for the land and a 35% share of the profit as the houses are sold.
NEWS
April 23, 1992
The Cerritos Redevelopment Agency will provide $2 million for expansion of the Cerritos High School gymnasium under an agreement with the ABC Unified School District that calls for joint city and district use of the facility. The project, expected to be completed in 16 months, will double the size of the gym by providing a second regulation-size basketball court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1989
An explosive device that could have caused injury if it had been detonated while school was in session was found in a large meeting room at Whitney High School in Cerritos, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday. A janitor discovered the homemade bomb, which was made of an unidentified chemical compound, around midnight Tuesday. It was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a multipurpose room at the college preparatory magnet school, deputies said. The janitor removed the device from the room, and members of the sheriff's bomb squad detonated it. "The device could have caused several thousand dollars in damage and injuries to anyone standing near it," Deputy Ron Ablott said.
NEWS
April 23, 1992
The Cerritos Redevelopment Agency will provide $2 million for expansion of the Cerritos High School gymnasium under an agreement with the ABC Unified School District that calls for joint city and district use of the facility. The project, expected to be completed in 16 months, will double the size of the gym by providing a second regulation-size basketball court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990
Tiny Avalon Junior and Senior High School, which serves mostly low-income students on Santa Catalina Island, has received one of the state's top educational awards. The school, which has an enrollment of 175, was named a distinguished school by the state Department of Education for its academic improvement.
NEWS
April 19, 1990 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiny Avalon Junior and Senior High School, which serves mostly low-income students on Santa Catalina Island, has received one of the state's top educational awards. The school, which has an enrollment of 175, was named a distinguished school by the state Department of Education for its academic improvement.
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