Pioneer High School (Whittier, California)
Pioneer High School is a public school in West Whittier-Los Nietos, a census-designated place in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California. Pioneer High School encourages the taking of AP courses in order to challenge and prepare for college. Pioneer High School offers a wide variety of AP courses, which include: AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Chemistry AP English Language and Composition AP English Literature and Composition AP Environmental Science AP French Language AP Human Geography AP Physics C AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature AP United States Government and Politics AP United States History AP World History Pioneer High School, home of the Titans, is located in unincorporated community of West Whittier-Los Nietos, neighboring the city of Pico Rivera; the school serves students from the Los Nietos, South Whittier, Whittier City school districts. PHS is one of the 5 comprehensive high schools in the Whittier Union High School District.. The student body at pioneer is 95.7% Hispanic, 2.2% White, less than 1% each Asian, Native American and Pacific Islander.
Cross Country - 1959 Surburban League Champs. 4x400m relay Tony Silva, Pedro Esquivel and Pablo Lopez. 3 consecutive years undefeated in the Del Rio League for the 4x400m relays. Volleyball Wrestling Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Soccer Tennis Volleyball Water Polo Lauren Tewes. Pioneer High School Titan Tribune, 1959-1960
Norwalk station (Los Angeles Metro)
Norwalk is a Los Angeles County Metro Rail station on the Green Line. Located in Norwalk, California, it is the eastern terminus of the Green Line; the station uses the surname I-605/I-105 because of its location at the interchange of the San Gabriel River Freeway and the Century Freeway. This station serves as a major transfer point for the Metro Express Line 460 with service to theme parks Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland in Anaheim. Green Line service hours are from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily. Metro Local: 111, 115, 120, 125 Metro Express: 460, 577X Norwalk Transit: 2, 4*, 5, 7 Long Beach Transit: 172, 173*Norwalk Transit Line 4 connects to Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs; the theme for this station is bee hive. There is a freestanding sculpture of a bee at the entrance to the station, the station is lined with hexagonal tiles. Media related to Norwalk at Wikimedia Commons Metro website
La Serna High School
La Serna High School is a public high school in Whittier, California, founded in 1961 and is part of the Whittier Union High School District. The school's colors are crimson and white. La Serna High School was founded in 1961; the school has been a California Distinguished School four times, in 1990, 1996, 2003, 2009. LAsterisks denote classes. At La Serna High School, every senior is required to complete the Senior Project in order to graduate high school. Link Crew was a system implemented in 2005, aimed at helping incoming freshman students acclimate to the high school environment by having junior and senior peer mentors help them through their first year at La Serna. Model United Nations was founded in the 2015-2016 school year; the Model United Nation's team attends an annual average of six conferences and one travel conference. In 2016, La Serna's MUN team competed at the UC Berkeley MUN conference; the Freelancer is the name of La Serna High School's newspaper, which releases one issue each month during the regular school year.
The Freelancer is created and written by the students, who allow feedback mail to which they respond. One teacher oversees the production of each newspaper per year. In 2006, English teacher Holly Vance was demoted from her position as the adviser of the newspaper's production, due to the controversial penultimate issue on May 10, 2006, entitled "The'S' Word", which discussed sex amongst teenagers. Due to this, the final edition of the year, for the month of June, was banned; the student body was unsuccessful in overturning this decision. The Freelancer was revived during the 2014-15 school year under the supervision of English teacher Gina Alexander. La Serna High School's yearbook is called The Pennon, like The Freelancer, is created by the student body and a teacher adviser. La Serna High has a large athletics program, their sports include football and field, cross country, volleyball, softball, wrestling and basketball. Boys' football, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' water polo, girls' volleyball are held in the autumn.
The 1967 La Serna Lancer Football team were CIF AAA Champions led by Coach Harry Robinson, beating the favored Temple City Rams 33-7 in the CIF Championship game. The varsity football program were the 2013 CIF Southern Division champions in the southern section, with Frankie Palmer's winning touchdown in a double overtime against Norwalk High School; the Boys' Water Polo program were CIF Division V Southern Section champions in 2010 and Division III champions in 2017. Dave Dalby, 1968 – former center for the Oakland Raiders from 1972 until 1985 Royce "The Voice" Reynolds, 1984 – a member of the doo-wop group The Alley Cats Gary Allan Herzberg, 1986 - country music artist Jeff Davis, 1991 - actor most notable for his appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Matt Gourley, 1991 - comedian known for the Superego podcast and his appearances on Drunk History. Ara Babajian, 1990 - drummer for the Slackers and the McMartin Choir Boys Andrea Barber, 1994 - actress most notable for her role as Kimmy Gibbler on Full House Tupe Peko, 1996 - former offensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 until 2004 Adam Snyder, 2000 - former NFL offensive guard.
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Santa Fe High School (California)
Santa Fe High School is a public high school located in Santa Fe Springs, California. The school has an enrollment of 3,000 students and was founded in 1954 as a part of the Whittier Union High School District, it serves students in grades 9–12 in the cities of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk and Whittier. Santa Fe was named a California Distinguished School in 2007. For the 2009-2010 school year, Santa Fe met its Federal AYP. Santa Fe's API Score for the 2010-2011 school year was 803, placing the school within the proficient range starting at 800. Santa Fe high school's mascot is the Chief, the school colors are Black and Gold. Sports offered include wrestling, basketball, track, tennis, water polo, softball, cross-country and golf. Santa Fe High School offers many clubs and sports and activities. One of the many clubs available is FBLA which students from Santa Fe High school have partaken in and placed nationally in business competitions. Another club is Santa Fe's ASB which has won the California Student Activities Best Activities Program award for ten consecutive years.
The Chieftain Tribe marching band participates in marching band competitions, competing against other high schools in California. Smaller subsets of the marching band are the wind ensemble, concert band, jazz band, winter drumline, winter guard; these groups are active during the Winter/Spring semesters after the marching band/football season has ended. Joey Davis - former amateur wrestler and current mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA Joe Gibbs - former head coach of the Washington Redskins Steve Folsom - former NFL tight end for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles Tammy Jernigan - U. S. astronaut Mark Kotsay - former MLB outfielder who last played for the San Diego Padres Laura Berg - Olympic softball player and Head Coach for the Oregon State University Softball Team Rod Barajas - former MLB catcher who last played for the Pittsburgh Pirates Wayne Rainey - World Champion motorcycle racer Xavier Gutierrez - Upcoming Producer Official Website
Whittier is a city in Southern California located within Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 85,331, reflecting an increase of 1,631 from the 83,680 counted in the 2000 Census, encompasses 14.7 square miles. Like nearby Montebello, the city constitutes part of the Gateway Cities. Whittier was incorporated in February 1898 and became a charter city in 1955; the city is home to Whittier College. Whittier's roots can be traced to Spanish soldier Manuel Nieto. In 1784, Nieto received a Spanish land grant of 300,000 acres, Rancho Los Nietos, as a reward for his military service and to encourage settlement in California; the area of Nieto's land grant was reduced in 1790 as the result of a dispute with Mission San Gabriel. Nonetheless, Nieto still had claim to 167,000 acres stretching from the hills north of Whittier and Brea, south to the Pacific Ocean, from what is known today as the Los Angeles River east to the Santa Ana River. Nieto built a rancho for his family near Whittier, purchased cattle and horses for his ranch and planted cornfields.
When Nieto died in 1804, his children inherited their father's property. At the time of the Mexican–American War, much of the land that would become Whittier was owned by Pio Pico, a rancher and the last Mexican governor of Alta California. Pio Pico built a hacienda here on the San Gabriel River, known today as Pio Pico State Historic Park. Following the Mexican–American War, German immigrant Jacob F. Gerkens paid $234 to the U. S. government to acquire 160 acres of land under the Homestead Act and built the cabin known today as the Jonathan Bailey House. Gerkens would become the first chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department. Gerkens' land was owned by several others before a group of Quakers purchased it and expanded it to 1,259 acres, with the intent of founding a Quaker community; the area soon became known as a thriving citrus ranching region, with "Quaker Brand" fruit being shipped all over the United States. Walnut trees were planted, Whittier became the largest walnut grower in the United States.
In addition to walnuts and citrus, Whittier was a major producer of pampas grass. For many years, the sole means of transport from this area to Los Angeles was on foot, or via horse and wagon over rough dirt roads, impeding settlement and the export of agriculture, thus in 1887 "enterprising and aggressive businessmen" contracted with the Southern Pacific Railroad to build the first railroad spur to Whittier, including a depot. The businessmen covered the $43,000 construction cost for the six-mile spur, which branched off from the Southern Pacific mainline at a junction near what is now Studebaker Road between Firestone Boulevard and Imperial Highway. By 1906, 650 carloads of oranges and 250 carloads of lemons were shipped annually by rail. In 1904, the Pacific Electric opened the trolley line known as "Big Red Cars" from Los Angeles to Whittier. In the first two decades, over a million passengers a year rode to and from Los Angeles on the Whittier line. Groves of walnuts were planted in 1887 and Whittier was known as the primary walnut growing town in the United States.
After World War II Whittier grew and the sub-dividing of orange groves began, driven by housing shortages in southern California. In 1955 the new Civic Center complex was completed and the City Council met in new chambers for the first time on March 8, 1955; the city continued to grow as the City annexed portions of East Whittier. The 1961 annexation added over 28,000 people to the population, bringing the total to about 67,000. In the founding days of Whittier, when it was a small isolated town, Jonathan Bailey and his wife, were among the first residents, they followed the Quaker religious faith and practice, held religious meetings on their porch. Other early settlers, such as Aquila Pickering, espoused the Quaker faith; as the city grew, the citizens named it after John Greenleaf Whittier, a respected Quaker poet, deeded a lot to him. Whittier wrote a dedication poem, is honored today with statues and a small exhibit at the Whittier museum. Whittier never set foot there, but the city still bears his name and is rooted in the Quaker tradition.
The first Quaker meetings were held on the front porch of the Jonathan Bailey House. As more Quakers arrived, the need for an actual Meeting House arose and the first Quaker meeting house was built on the corner of Comstock Avenue and Wardman Street in 1887; the meeting soon outgrew this 100 seat meeting house and a new larger building was erected on the corner of Philadelphia Street and Washington Avenue in 1902. By 1912, membership had grown to 1,200 and a third building was dedicated on the same site in 1917. With a capacity of 1,700, the 1917 meeting house featured a balcony and was constructed of brick with mahogany paneling and pews; the present meeting house, dedicated in 1975, features many architectural elements and materials from the 1917 building including the stained glass windows and mahogany interior. The Quakers founded Whittier Academy, additional meetings met in East Whittier and at Whittier College's Mendenhall. Both the Mendenhall meeting and the East Whittier meeting kept the silent meeting longer than the main church.
In 1887 the Pickering Land and Water Company set aside a 20-acre parcel of land for the development of a college, but a collapse in the land boom stalled construction. Progress on developing a college was sporadi
Cerritos College is a public community college in Norwalk, California. It offers certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions; the college was founded in 1955. It was named after a local ranch in the 19th century. In turn the college was part of the inspiration for the renaming of the neighboring city of Dairy Valley to Cerritos; the district covers Artesia, Cerritos, Norwalk, La Mirada, Hawaiian Gardens. Classrooms were rented in the now defunct Excelsior High School in September 1956. On July 24, 1957, the Cerritos Junior College District won the case against Dairy Valley to use the undeveloped land as an educational site. On September 1959, the college moved from Excelsior High School to the current site; the founder was Ralph Burnight of Redlands and a resident of Bellflower and superintendent of the Excelsior School District. The current college president is Dr. Jose Fierro. Bob Apodaca – Colorado Rockies pitching coach Marcelo Balboa – US National Soccer Team captain Rod Barajas – Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Bret Barberie – Major League Baseball player Mike Benjamin – Major League Baseball infielder Rich Camarillo – former New England Patriots player John Corbett – actor T. J. Houshmandzadeh – former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Kareem Larrimore – former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jeff Tedford – Fresno State Bulldogs head coach Joe Gibbs – former Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn – former Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Washington Redskins head coach Han Ye-seul – Korean actress Mark Powell – drummer of The Get Set, Kosmos Express and The Kite-Eating Tree Ron Yary – former Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Ray Wersching – San Francisco 49ers player Herb Welch – former New York Giants player George Horton – University of Oregon baseball coach Tom Nieto – Major League Baseball catcher, coach Kirk Jellerson – college football coach Demetrin Veal – Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Brian Hunter – Major League Baseball outfielder, infielder Louie Medina – Major League Baseball Damacio Page state champion wrestler.
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Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs is a Metrolink rail station in the city of Norwalk, California. It is served by Metrolink's 91 Line from Los Angeles Union Station to Riverside and Metrolink's Orange County Line running from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside. On weekdays, this station is served by nine 91 Line trains. On weekends, eight Orange County Line trains and four 91 Line trains serve this station. Norwalk Transit operates a connector shuttle bus service between the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center and the Metro Green Line station in Norwalk; the rail feeder service implemented by Norwalk Transit provides direct interconnectivity between rail stations. There have been persistent proposals for a 2.8-mile eastward extension of the Los Angeles Metro Green Line from its current terminus at Norwalk Station to reach the Metrolink Station at Norwalk. This project carries a proposed cost of $321 million for an aerial bridge, a $360 million cost for a subway. Since an initial Environmental Impact Review in 1993, there has been no solid progress for this proposal.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan lists funding priorities to build through year 2040 – the Green Line east extension is not a funded project in the Metro's 2009 LRTP and is instead in the Tier 1 Strategic Unfunded Plan. Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs at the Metrolink website