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California's Camp Fire destroys thousands of buildings, kills many  Los Angeles Times

In Butte County, Ca., a dangerous fire spread. The Camp Fire got its name from beginning along Camp Creek Road at 6:33 a.m. on Nov. 8. Since then, the fire ...



Recent Bill will ban plastic straws in some restaurants  Los Angeles Times

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that will ban sit-down restaurants from giving their customers plastic straws. The law will take effect on Jan.



LA River High School hosts its Environmental Summit  Los Angeles Times

For the first time, students and staff welcomed an informative and important event on the school grounds of Sotomayor Center For Arts and Science on Saturday, ...



Rich Archbold column: It all started in Long Beach’s ‘projects’ for Dee Andrews, lifelong friend Willie Brown  Long Beach Press Telegram

It all started at the end of World War II when Willie Brown and Dee Andrews, destined to become local football heroes and lifelong friends, first met at the Cabrillo ...



Thousand Oaks faces sorrow: the Borderline Bar shooting  Los Angeles Times

Prior to November 7, Thousand Oaks held the reputation of being a safe and quiet community in the state of California. On November 7 at approximately 11:20 ...



Students Protest Gun Violence in U.S. Schools in a #NationalSchoolWalkout  Los Angeles Times

Students nationwide are demanding an end to gun violence in U.S. schools by walking out of classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes on Wednesday, March 14 — one ...



Environmental Summit comes to LA River School  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles River students celebrated Earth Day by having their First Annual Environmental Summit on the Sotomayor campus. On April 28, Los Angeles River ...



When will it stop? — Inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting  Los Angeles Times

My condolences are with the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their families. On February 14, the sounds of gunshots were heard all ...



Pasadena Schools » What Makes High Point Special: The Students Speak  Pasadena Now

If you were to ask me, “What Makes High Point So Special?” I could certainly go on for hours, extolling a unique and nurturing culture that awakens the joy of ...



Sotomayor Wolves Soccer Team Win Semi Finals and Advance to the CIF Championship  Los Angeles Times

Sotomayor Wolves Soccer team played Fremont High School for the semi-finals in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championship on February 27.



'Performing with the Pros' with David Burnham at CSArts-SGV  Los Angeles Times

For California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley's (CSArts-SGV)'s first “Performing with the Pros” event, students in grades seven to 11 from the Musical ...



With Election Day looming, these LA 18-year-olds just voted in person early. All voters will have their chance next two weekends  LA Daily News

Busloads of teens made their way to the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk Wednesday for what was more than just a field trip and civics lesson.



Dodgers' Chase Utley, citing family, says he'll retire at end of 2018  KABC-TV

Dodgers infielder Chase Utley, a six-time All-Star over 16 seasons, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the 2018 season, citing a desire to spend ...



Here Are The Best Public Schools In California For 2017  Patch.com

Best Public Schools In California For 2017 - Beverly Hills, CA - The rankings were released this week. See how your child's school performed.



Angela Bassett to Host the Music Centers 30th Annual Spotlight Grand Finale Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall  Broadway World

Oscar-award nominated actress Angela Bassett will host The Music Center's 30th Annual Spotlight Grand Finale Performance at The Music Center's Walt Disney ...



The Music Center Announces 2018 Spotlight Program Grand Prize Finalists  Broadway World

The Music Center named 14 outstanding Southern California high school students as Grand Prize Finalists in the 30th annual The Music Center's Spotlight ...



Girls' Volleyball Round Up | Sports  Gazette Newspapers

The St. Anthony girls' volleyball team went undefeated to win the Polytechnic High School of Pasadena Tournament and only dropped one set along the way.



Huntington Hospital Hosts Open House for Local Students | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com  Pasadena Now

On Saturday, January 23, Huntington Hospital hosted an open house for local high school students. The event, led by Armen H. Dikranian, MD, urologic surgeon ...



Secretary of State Alex Padilla involves school districts in pre-registration initiative with online toolkit  Los Angeles Times

In an effort to better reinforce the concept of pre-registering to vote, the secretary of state has launched an online Back-to-School Pre-Registration Toolkit, ...



2016 Top 100 Public High Schools in California  Patch.com

Redlands-Loma Linda, CA - The rankings were released this week. See how your child's school performed.



Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Jennifer Lee and Mindy Kaling at the “A Wrinkle in Time” Press Conference  Los Angeles Times

"A Wrinkle in Time" is the latest film adaption of the book by the same name by Madeleine L'Engle, which was first published in 1962. On Feb. 25, a press ...



Anthony Gharib  Los Angeles Times

Anthony Gharib is a Student Journalist at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. He is currently a junior, and sports editor and first junior Editor In Chief in ...



Erika Martinez  Los Angeles Times

Erika Martinez is a filmmaker and activist at Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. She serves as News Director of her school's broadcast program and founded ...



Former San Fernando Valley Wrestling Coach Faces 61 Counts for Alleged Sexual Assaults of Teen Athletes  KTLA

A 56-year-old man was hit with 31 additional counts on Thursday in a sexual assault case involving minors he met through his position as a coach in the San ...



Student at Long Beach's Wilson High fatally shot after homecoming game  Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Long Beach Ben Bolch and Los Angeles -- The "Supergirl" Halloween costume that 16-year-old Melody Ross wore to the Wilson High School ...



Ethan Hirschberg  Los Angeles Times

Ethan Hirschberg is a teenager living in San Diego, CA. Ethan was diagnosed with high functioning Autism at age two and he is the founder/blogger of The ...



California will legally recognize a third gender on IDs  Los Angeles Times

The Gender Recognition Act was signed into law on Oct. 15 by Governor Jerry Brown. The Gender Recognition Act will “make it easier for people to change their ...



47 school districts in state of uncertainty  Los Angeles Times

Segregation into a chaotic special education classroom environment was not what they had been looking for. “[The school from our district of residence] never ...



Journal 2017 Women of Achievement  Pasadena Journal

CHARLOTTE (Char) BLAND. Charlotte Bland is Chairperson for the Commission on the Status of Women for Pasadena. She and her husband, Reggie, are ...



Immigration & racial stereotypes  Los Angeles Times

What comes to mind when you hear the word 'immigrant'? For most people, it is a Mexican individual. Rarely do people think of the Dutch that come from the ...



Interview with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla  Los Angeles Times

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla talks with Richard Coca on his pre-registration initiative and High School Voter Education Week.



Message to my next president  Los Angeles Times

While most students aren't eligible to vote this election, the issues affecting them are important and here to stay. What is the first issue students want the next ...



Join Us on a Journey of Discovery During CSArts-SGV's Debut of “Pippin”  Los Angeles Times

Even amidst the excitement of the holiday season and winter break, students of California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) are eager to ...



Ed Moses, 'Cool School' painter who helped forge L.A.'s art scene, dies at 91  Los Angeles Times

When he was 90 years old, preparing for a 2016 exhibition of new work, Ed Moses zipped across the courtyard of his Los Angeles art studio in a paint-spattered ...



Q&A with UC school expert: How to get into University of California  Los Angeles Times

The competition to get into University of California (UC) Schools is tougher than ever. UC Berkeley is the world's top public university according to the ARWU ...



My first time at Couch-ella  Los Angeles Times

A surprise guest is welcomed to the stage. As the sounds of screams and cheers fill my ears, I wait expectantly to see the mystery star's face. Through a bouncing ...



Riverside Co., SoCal Victims Of Las Vegas Massacre: Heartbreaking List  Patch.com

Heartbreak: Riverside Co. Victims Vegas Massacre - Banning-Beaumont, CA - A Navy vet, a Disney cast member, a "sunshine" mom, the "best dad," a former ...



Electric scooters: Part of the transportation solution or public nuisance?  Los Angeles Times

In Santa Monica's multi-modal community, city planners are interested in getting people out of their cars and onto bicycles and walking. But where do electric ...



Male rape culture is our problem  Los Angeles Times

My favorite TV show is "Law & Order: SVU," and I've watched nearly all 18 seasons and come to realize that there are rarely any episodes that feature male ...



Ontario boys soccer defeat Knight High School, 2-0, advance to second round of CIF SS Division III playoffs  Los Angeles Times

The Ontario High School Jaguars defeated the visiting Knight High School Hawks of Palmdale, Calif., in Wednesday's CIF Southern Section Division III playoff ...



He 'saved my life and lost his:' Victims killed in the Las Vegas shooting  WJLA

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 ...



The ultimate ghost town  Los Angeles Times

The City of Redlands is deemed to be one of the most haunted towns in America. From apparitions of a boy swinging on a swing at Mariposa Elementary School, ...



Hey California teens! It's almost time to vote, here's what you need to know  Los Angeles Times

The youth vote matters now more than ever and plays a crucial role in the upcoming presidential election.



From Teen Mom Drop-Out to Superintendent of Schools, Countys New Leader Has Remarkable Story  Patch.com

Echo Park-Silver Lake, CA - County Supervisors named Debra Duardo superintendent of schools for the county Office of Education, capping an unlikely success ...



Murder flashbacks: Wineville Chicken Coop Murders  Los Angeles Times

The year is 1928, Southern California is growing due to agriculture and the rise of Hollywood. Wineville, Calif. was once known exclusively for its grapes, until a ...



Over A Dozen Victims In Las Vegas Shooting Hailed From Southern California  KPBS

More than a dozen victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas hailed from Southern California, including at least one from San Diego County, and the number ...



Southern California victims in Las Vegas mass shooting  KABC-TV

Dozens of Southern California residents were injured and killed in the deadly mass shooting at a concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las ...



Student Spotlight: Ernie Figueroa  Los Angeles Times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkQf6gTWq6w Senior Ernest (Ernie) Figueroa was the male September Monarch of the Month. Figueroa is heavily involved in ...



Murder flashbacks: The 'Night Stalker'  Los Angeles Times

Not too far from home and not too long ago, the “Night Stalker” committed several crimes in Southern California. Ricardo Leyva Munoz Ramirez, or Richard ...



They're back! Girl Scout Cookies  Los Angeles Times

Girl Scout cookies are back! Go get your box of cookies!



Teen Dies Trying to Save Friend After Jumping Off 50-Foot Hermit Falls; 2 Others Injured  KTLA

An 18-year-old high school student from Signal Hill died Wednesday while trying to save a friend who couldn't swim after the pair jumped from the top of Hermit ...



What Metro and LA can learn from Singapore  Los Angeles Times

My mother and I, exhausted from a day full of plane rides, order a shuttle bus to our hotel in Little India. It's night; we step outside, we feel the 80-degree humid ...



Candy Cane Lane opens in El Segundo  Los Angeles Times

One of the highlights of living in El Segundo is the annual, 65-year-old tradition of Candy Cane Lane! So, get your gloves and hot chocolate ready, you're going ...



Grand Central Market: Showcasing LA's rich culinary culture  Los Angeles Times

On the Saturday that I was able to visit the Grand Central Market, its open air arcade was packed with people in search of a unique culinary experience: boy, did ...



Post-9/11 world: What caused the rise of superhero movies  Los Angeles Times

Superheroes have been household names since the birth of comic books in the 1930's. Entrenched in the Great Depression and on the cusp of another World ...



Prostitution in Ventura: not just in big cities and movies  Los Angeles Times

A few years ago, Ventura Police Department (VPD) received a call from a hotel in Ventura. The voice on the other line was a 17-year-old girl who was being ...



“Eddie the Eagle” Q&A with Taron Egerton and Director Dexter Fletcher  Los Angeles Times

Moderator Scott Mantz, Taron Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher seen at Twentieth Century Fox Special Screening of “Eddie The Eagle” on Thursday, Jan.



“Adrenaline takes over” for Supermoto competitor Austin Pecoraro  Los Angeles Times

Since the age of five, senior Austin Pecoraro has been addicted to the thrill of riding motorcycles. During the summer of 2007, Pecoraro and his father discovered ...



Remembering the Victims of the Las Vegas Massacre: a Newlywed, a Special-Ed Teacher, a Single Mother of Four  The Daily Beast

At least 58 people were killed Monday morning at a Las Vegas music festival, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. These are their stories.



Annual Solar-Powered Boat Races Set for Saturday, Sunday  Patch.com

Photos courtesy of Metropolitan Water District. By City News *Service*. Students from 43 Southern California high schools will be low-speed racing on the waters ...



Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures - Reality Base : Reality Base  Discover Magazine

Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a ...



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