CIF Southern Section
The California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section is the governing body for high school athletics in most of Southern California and is the largest of the ten sections that comprise the California Interscholastic Federation. Its membership includes most public and private high schools in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Inyo counties, as well as a small portion of Kern County. Teams from the Los Angeles Unified School District and surrounding areas have competed in the CIF Los Angeles City Section since 1935. Needles High School, at the far eastern edge of San Bernardino County, Coleville High School, in the far north of Mono County, are members of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. CIFSS's offices are located in Los Alamitos. Founded in 1913, the CIF Southern Section includes over 585 member public and private high schools and is by far the largest CIF section. Three of the ten CIF sections are individual former public school districts.
The Southern Section's membership includes all private schools located within the service area of the LAUSD, which includes all of the city of Los Angeles plus some adjacent areas outside the city limits. If the CIF Southern Section were a state association, it would be the 10th largest in the United States; as of the 2018-19 school year, all San Luis Obispo County schools and 4 northern Santa Barbara County schools will be moving to the CIF Central Section. For its first year of operation, the organization was called the Southern California Interscholastic Athletic Council; that acronym was taken over by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1915 after the Southern Section name was established. CIF was formed in 1914 and became statewide in 1917; the service area was larger, encompassing what is now the CIF Los Angeles City Section, which broke off in 1935, the CIF San Diego Section which broke off in 1960. Imperial County was once part of the section as well, but broke off in 2000 to join the San Diego Section.
At various points in time, schools in Arizona and Tijuana, Baja California, were part of the section. Seth F. Van Patten William W. Russell J. Kenneth Fagans Thomas E. Byrnes Ray J. Plutko Stan Thomas Dean Crowley James Staunton, Ed. D. Rob Wigod The Southern Section was the outgrowth of a track and field meet; the Southern Section was founded on March 29, 1913, when a group of high school officials joined forces to conduct a track championship meet. Seth F. Van Patten, who served as Track Manager for the Southern Section in 1913 and is recognized as the founding father of the CIF-SS, served in that post until 1928 when he was named Secretary of the organization, he served as Commissioner until his retirement in 1951. On March 28, 1914, the Southern Section came under the administrative wing of the newly founded California Interscholastic Federation, has since grown into one of the most progressive and respected organizations of its kind in the world. CIF-SS archives date back over 100 years! Despite its lengthy history, the Southern Section lists just nine Commissioners with William Russell holding the post from 1951–54, J. Kenneth Fagans being the administrative head from 1954 until his retirement in early 1975, Thomas E. Byrnes accepting the Commissioner's post in 1975, while Ray Plutko served from 1980 to 1986.
Stan Thomas served as Commissioner from July, 1986 to October, 1993 when Dean Crowley was appointed Acting Commissioner and was Commissioner of Athletics from July, 1994 until his retirement in September, 1999. James Staunton Ed. D. Served as Commissioner from September 1, 1999, until his retirement on July 31, 2011. Rob Wigod, the current Commissioner, began his service as Commissioner on August 1, 2011 after having served as Assistant Commissioner for 11 years; the “home” of the Southern Section has a varied history. At the outset, surplus school rooms and the homes of secretaries served as the official office. South Pasadena High School graciously permitted the use of one of its rooms during the 1930s, with Oneonta School and South Pasadena High School serving as the home office from 1942 until 1949. There was a period of time. Still without an official office, the Southern Section moved its supplies to Helms Hall, a bakery in Culver City in 1949 and remained at the Venice Blvd. Site until 1959.
It was in February of that year that the Southern Section built its first administration office, located on the corners of Carmona and West Washington in Los Angeles. As membership grew and the Sections’ population center moved, so did the CIF-SS office. In 1965, the Section office built and moved into its third home and second devoted to the CIF-SS day-to-day operations; that space was located next to Gahr High School on Artesia Blvd. in the city of Cerritos. That remained the home base of the section until October 2002 when the ever-expanding membership required a larger facility. Thus, the new and current administrative home became the Pine Street location in Los Alamitos; the California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section, is a non-profit corporation organized to direct and control both boys and girls athletics in the secondary schools within the Section. The Southern Section is administered on a day-to-day basis by the Commissioner, five Assistant Commissioners, a chief Financial Officer, a Marketing Manager and a staff of eight support personnel.
The Southern Secti
Anna Hélène Paquin is a New Zealand-Canadian actress. She was born in Manitoba and brought up in Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Los Angeles during her youth, she completed a year before leaving to focus on her acting career. As a child, she played the role of Flora McGrath in Jane Campion's romantic drama film The Piano, despite having had little acting experience. For her performance, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history. Paquin was a successful child actress, receiving multiple Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in Fly Away Home, The Member of the Wedding, A Walk on the Moon, was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for appearing in Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama film Almost Famous, she played mutant superheroine Rogue in multiple films of the X-Men franchise and was nominated for a Saturn Award for her performance in the first installment.
Paquin played the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO vampire drama television series True Blood. For her performance in the series, Paquin won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 2009, was nominated for an additional Golden Globe Award in 2010, as well as three Saturn Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010. Among other accolades, Paquin has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the 2007 television film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and a Golden Globe Award for her work on the 2009 television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Canada, the daughter of Mary Paquin, an English teacher and native of Wellington, New Zealand, Brian Paquin, a high school Physical Education teacher from Canada. Paquin has two older siblings: Andrew, a director, Katya, whose partner is the Green Party of New Zealand's former co-leader Russel Norman.
Paquin is of Dutch and Irish descent. Paquin's family moved to New Zealand, her musical childhood hobbies in New Zealand included playing the viola and piano. She participated in gymnastics, ballet and downhill skiing, though she did not have any hobbies related to acting. While in New Zealand, Paquin attended Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Lower Hutt until she was 9 years old Hutt Intermediate School. Having begun her secondary education in Wellington at Wellington Girls' College, she completed her high school diploma at Windward School in Los Angeles, after moving to the U. S. with her mother following her parents' divorce. She graduated from Windward School in June 2000 and completed the school's Community Service requirement by working in a soup kitchen and at a Special Education Centre, she studied at Columbia University for one year but has since been on a leave of absence to continue her acting career. Director Jane Campion was looking for a little girl to play a main role in The Piano, set to film in New Zealand, a newspaper advertisement was run announcing an open audition.
Paquin's sister went to try out with a friend. When Campion met Paquin—whose only acting experience had been as a skunk in a school play—she was impressed with the nine-year-old's performance of the monologue about Flora's father, she was chosen from among the 5000 candidates; when The Piano was released in 1993 it was lauded by critics, won prizes at a number of film festivals, became a popular film among a wide audience. Paquin's debut performance in the film earned her the 1993 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11, making her the second-youngest Oscar winner in history, behind Tatum O'Neal; the Piano was made as a small independent film and wasn't expected to be known, Paquin and her family did not plan to continue to pursue acting. However, she was invited to the William Morris Agency, she kept receiving offers for new roles, she systematically rejected them, but she did appear in three commercials for the phone company MCI in 1994. She made a series of television commercials for Manitoba Telecom Systems in her birth city of Winnipeg.
She appeared as a voice in an audiobook entitled The Magnificent Nose in 1994. In 1996, she appeared in two films; the first role was as young Jane in Jane Eyre. The other was a lead part in Fly Away Home playing a young girl who, after her mother dies, moves in with her father and finds solace in taking care of orphaned goslings; as a teenager, she had roles in films, including A Walk on the Moon, Hurlyburly, She's All That and Almost Famous as well as the English dub of Castle in the Sky. Paquin played the mutant superheroine Rogue in the Marvel Comics movie X-Men in 2000, its sequel X2 in 2003, its third installment, X-Men: The Last Stand, in 2006. Between 2006 and 2007, she starred in, as well as executive-produced Blue State; the film is made by a production company formed by her and her brother, Andrew Paquin. In November 2006, she completed the film Margaret, released in 2011, she played Elaine Goodale in HBO's made-for-TV film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, based on Dee Brown's best-seller.
In 2007, she played the role of Laurie in the horror film Trick'r Treat, released in 2009. Paquin was cast as waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood in 2008, her first role in a TV series; the show is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. While working on
Mar Vista, Los Angeles
Mar Vista is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of two private schools, a branch public library and a city park. According to the Mapping L. A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Mar Vista is adjoined on the northeast by Palms, on the east and south by Culver City, on the west by Venice and on the northwest by Santa Monica. Mar Vista's street and other boundaries are: the San Diego Freeway to the Culver City boundary at Venice Boulevard on the northeast, the Culver City line on the southeast, Walgrove Avenue on the southwest and the Santa Monica city boundary on the northwest; the northern apex of the Mar Vista neighborhood is at the San Diego Freeway and National Boulevard and the southern is at Washington Boulevard and Tivoli Avenue. The Zip Code for Mar Vista California is 90066. Relation of Mar Vista to nearby places, not contiguous: The 2000 U. S. census counted 35,492 residents in the 2.9-square-mile Mar Vista neighborhood—an average of 12,259 people per square mile, about the norm for Los Angeles.
The median age for residents was 35, considered the average for Los Angeles. The neighborhood was diverse ethnically, but the percentage of Asian people was high for the county; the breakdown was whites, 51.3%. Mexico and Korea were the most common places of birth for the 33.5% of the residents who were born abroad—considered an average figure for Los Angeles. The median yearly household income in 2008 dollars was an average figure for Los Angeles; the average household size of 2.3 people was low for the county. Renters occupied 60.6% of the housing stock and house- or apartment owners held 39.4%. The percentages of never-married men, divorced men and divorced women were among the county's highest; the percentages of veterans who served during World War II or the Korean War were among the county's highest. Cameron Mcnall - Architect and maker of Surveillance Art Neil Denari - Architect Jennifer Steinkamp - Installation artist. Jimmy Fallon - host of Tonight show Belita Moreno- Actress, played Benita Lopez on the George Lopez show.
John Frusciante- musician, most notable for being the guitarist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, who produced several solo albums, collaborated with other artists. Kevin Tenglin - writer William Basinski - avant-garde composer best known for his work The Disintegration Loops; the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Mar Vista. The Mar Vista Recreation Center has an auditorium, barbecue pits, an unlighted baseball diamond, lighted indoor basketball courts, lighted outdoor basketball courts, a children's play area, an indoor gymnasium without weights, an outdoor roller hockey rink, an outdoor AstroTurf soccer field, picnic tables, a lighted tennis court, an outdoor pool and a lighted volleyball court; the Los Angeles Fire Department operates Station 62. Los Angeles Police Department operates the Pacific Division Police Station, serving the neighborhood; the Mar Vista Community Council is the city-sanctioned neighborhood council for Mar Vista and other small neighborhoods including Hilltop, North Westdale, others.
Forty-two percent of Mar Vista residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high figure for both the city and the county. The percentages of residents of that age with a bachelor's degree or a master's degree were considered high for the county; the schools within Mar Vista are as follows: Windward School, private high school, 11350 Palms Boulevard. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Windward was founded by writer/teacher Shirley Windward in 1971; the school enrolls 540 students in grades 7 through 12 Mar Vista Elementary School, LAUSD, 3330 Granville Avenue Walgrove Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD, 1630 Walgrove Avenue Beethoven Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 3711 Beethoven Street Mark Twain Middle School, LAUSD, 2224 Walgrove Avenue James J. McBride Special Education Center, LAUSD, 3960 Centinela Avenue Venice Senior High School, LAUSD, 13000 Venice Boulevard, established in 1910 when classes were held in an old lagoon bathhouse two blocks from the beach.
It moved to a new neo-romanesque structure at its present location a decade later. Venice Community Adult School, LAUSD, 13000 Venice Boulevard Phoenix Continuation School, LAUSD, 12971 Zanja Street Grand View Boulevard Elementary School, LAUSD, Summit View / Westside, private, 12101 Washington Boulevard Wildwood School, private K-12, 12201 Washington Boulevard. At the elementary school, Wildwood incorporates multi-age primary classes. For kindergarten and first grade, students learn together in "Pods". There are four pods, each pod contains children mixed together in small class size; the reasoning behind this is that the older children can influence and lead the younger children, starting at a young age. As of 2014 the Wiseburn School District allows parents in Mar Vista to send their children to Wiseburn schools on inter-district transfers. Los Angeles Public Library operates the Mar Vista Branch. Mapping L. A. - Mar Vista
Women's National Basketball Association
The Women's National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in the United States. It is composed of twelve teams; the league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association, league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals at the end of September until the beginning of October. Five WNBA teams have direct NBA counterparts and play in the same arena: the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Washington Mystics; the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, Las Vegas Aces, New York Liberty, Seattle Storm do not share an arena with a direct NBA counterpart, although four of the seven share a market with an NBA counterpart, the Storm shared an arena and market with an NBA team at the time of its founding. The Dream, the Sky, the Sun, the Wings, the Aces, the Sparks, the Storm are all independently owned.
The creation of the WNBA was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on April 24, 1996, announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. The new WNBA had to compete with the formed American Basketball League, another professional women's basketball league that began play in 1996; the WNBA began with eight teams: the Charlotte Sting, Cleveland Rockers, Houston Comets and New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference. While not the first major women's professional basketball league in the United States, the WNBA is the only league to receive full backing of the NBA; the WNBA logo, "Logo Woman", was selected out of 50 different designs. On the heels of a much-publicized gold medal run by the 1996 USA Basketball Women's National Team at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the WNBA began its first season on June 21, 1997 to little fanfare; the first WNBA game featured the New York Liberty facing the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. The game was televised nationally in the United States on the NBC television network.
At the start of the 1997 season, the WNBA had television deals in place with NBC, the Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation joint venture channels, ESPN and Lifetime Television Network, respectively. Penny Toler scored the league's first point; the WNBA centered its marketing campaign, dubbed "We Got Next", around stars Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes. In the league's first season, Leslie's Los Angeles Sparks underperformed and Swoopes sat out much of the season due to her pregnancy; the WNBA's true star in 1997 was Swoopes' teammate on the Houston Comets. The Comets defeated Lobo's New York Liberty in the first WNBA Championship game; the initial "We Got Next" advertisement ran before each WNBA season until it was replaced with the "We Got Game" campaign. Two teams were added in 1998 and two more in 1999, bringing the number of teams in the league up to twelve; the 1999 season began with a collective bargaining agreement between players and the league, marking the first collective bargaining agreement to be signed in the history of women's professional sports.
The WNBA announced in 1999 that it would add four more team for the 2000 season, bringing the league up to 16 teams, with WNBA President Val Ackerman discussing expansion: "This won't be the end of it. We expect to keep growing the league."In 1999, the league's chief competition, the American Basketball League, folded. Many of the ABL's star players, including several Olympic gold medalists and a number of standout college performers joined the rosters of WNBA teams and, in so doing, enhanced the overall quality of play in the league; when a lockout resulted in an abbreviated NBA season, the WNBA saw faltering TV viewership. On May 23, 2000, the Houston Comets became the first WNBA team to be invited to the White House Rose Garden. Before this invitation, only men's sports teams had traveled to the White House. At the end of the 2000 season, the Houston Comets won their fourth championship, capturing every title since the league's inception. Led by the "Big Three" of Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, four-time Finals MVP Cynthia Cooper, the Comets dominated every team in the league.
Under head coach Van Chancellor, the team posted a 98–24 record through their first four seasons. After 2000, Cooper retired from the league and the Comets dynasty came to an end; the top contender in the 2001 season was the Los Angeles Sparks. Led by Lisa Leslie, the Sparks posted a regular-season record of 28–4, they advanced to their first WNBA Finals and swept the Charlotte Sting. Looking to repeat in 2002, the Sparks again made a strong run toward the postseason, going 25–7 in the regular season under head coach Michael Cooper of the Los Angeles Lakers. Again, Leslie dominated opponents throughout the Playoffs, leading the Sparks to a perfect 6–0 record through all three rounds, beating the New York Liberty in the 2002 Finals. Teams and the league were collectively owned by the NBA until the end of 2002, when the NBA sold WNBA teams either to their NBA counterparts in the same city or to a third party, as a result of the dot-com bubble; this led to two teams moving: Utah moved to San Antonio, Orlando moved to Connecticut and became the first WNBA team to be
The Wallflowers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1989 by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan and guitarist Tobi Miller. The band has remained centered on Dylan. After releasing their eponymous debut album in 1992, the Wallflowers released what would become their best-known and highest-selling album, Bringing Down the Horse in 1996, which featured the songs "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache", they went on to release an additional three albums before going on hiatus. In 2012, the Wallflowers reunited to release their sixth studio album, Glad All Over; the Wallflowers have won two Grammy awards: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for "One Headlight" in 1998. "One Headlight" is listed at #58 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs. The Wallflowers' inception came in 1988/1989 when singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan called his childhood friend, Tobi Miller a guitarist, about starting a band. Dylan and Miller had been in several bands together in high school but went their separate ways upon graduation.
Dylan had moved to New York City to go to art school while Miller had started his own band called the 45's. After the 45's broke up in 1989, Miller regained contact with Dylan and they began forming a new band called the Apples. Barrie Maguire, in the 45's with Miller, joined the band as their bass player. In 1990, Peter Yanowitz was added as the drummer; the final member to join the group was keyboardist Rami Jaffee. Jaffee was an active member of the Los Angeles music scene and had been playing with multiple bands in the area, he met Dylan in 1990 in the Kibitz Room, a bar located in the back of a Jewish deli called Canter's on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. He had heard the Apples were looking for an organ player and after meeting and talking with Dylan in the Kibitz Room, the two headed for Dylan's car to listen to the band's demo tape. Jaffee was asked to join in on the band's next rehearsal. After a long rehearsal session, Jaffee joined the band on the spot; the Apples changed their name to the Wallflowers and began playing clubs around Los Angeles the Sunset Strip, such as the Whisky a Go Go, Gazzarri's and the Viper Room.
While they were playing clubs the band was sending their demo tape to record companies and figures within the music industry. One of those tapes caught the attention of Andrew Slater, who would become the Wallflowers' manager. Slater brought the Wallflowers to Virgin Records; the Wallflowers set out to make their first album. However, finding a producer, willing to work with them proved to be difficult; the band was intent on recording few producers were willing to produce that way. Paul Fox stepped in and agreed to produce the album. By the time the Wallflowers got into the studio in 1991, they had a small catalog of songs they had been performing live which they wanted to record for their debut album. All of the songs were written by Dylan with the rest of the band members contributing input on the music; when in the studio, the band were intent on using as little recording equipment as possible. Dylan explained: "If I could have had it my way I would not have seen a microphone or a cable anywhere."
When it came to recording, the songs were drawn out past the 3 to 4 minute norm. The Wallflowers finished recording and released their debut album on August 25, 1992. After the release they began touring nationwide as an opening act for bands such as the Spin Doctors and 10,000 Maniacs; the Wallflowers continued to tour through the first half of 1993 but despite this sales of the album were slow. In total, 40,000 copies were sold. Reviews for the album, were positive. Rolling Stone gave the album 4 stars calling it, "one sweet debut" and describing Dylan's songwriting as "impressive." Great reviews notwithstanding, executives at Virgin Records were not pleased with the album's lack of commercial success. Around this time, the company was going through a shift in management which led to the removal of Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris, the two people who brought the Wallflowers to Virgin. After Ayeroff and Harris left the company the Wallflowers began to feel that they had no future with Virgin and asked to be released from their contract.
The split with Virgin has been regarded as mutual. By mid-1993 the Wallflowers were without a record label. After leaving Virgin, the Wallflowers went back to playing Los Angeles clubs in hopes of getting signed with another label; the band found it difficult to get label representatives to come to their shows. In the year it took to get another record deal the Wallflowers lost several band members. Bass player Barrie Maguire was asked to leave for undisclosed reasons in early 1993; the Wallflowers continued playing shows with replacement bass player Jimmie Snider until May 1993 when the band hired Greg Richling. Dylan and Richling went to high school together; the Wallflowers continued to play club shows in Los Angeles through early 1994 when drummer Peter Yanowitz left the band to join his girlfriend Natalie Merchant's band. Yanowitz brought in Barrie Maguire to help Tigerlily. Around the time of Yanowitz's departure the Wallflowers caught the attention of Jimmy Iovine and Tom Whalley of Interscope Records, who signed the band to their label in 1994.
After signing with Interscope Records, the Wallflowers began preparations for their second album, Bringing Down the Horse. They again had trouble finding a producer, willing to work with them; the Wallflowers began sending demo tapes to pro
Tyler Andrew Heineman is an American professional baseball catcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He played college baseball for the University of Los Angeles. Heineman attended the Windward School in Los Angeles, where he played for the school's baseball team. Recruited by college baseball programs, Heineman received no scholarship offers, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, made the UCLA Bruins baseball team as a walk-on. He played sparingly as a freshman and sophomore, receiving eight at-bats as a freshman, batting.261 in 23 games as a sophomore. Heineman became the Bruins' starting catcher in his junior year after starting catcher Steve Rodriguez and recruit Austin Hedges signed professional contracts, he was named All-Pac-12 Conference and a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to college baseball's best catcher. The Houston Astros selected Heineman in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB draft, he played for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League after signing, his.358 batting average led the league.
He played for the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2013, the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League in 2014. After the 2014 regular season, the Astros assigned Heineman to the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. Heineman began the 2015 season with Corpus Christi, received a midseason promotion to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, he finished 2015 with a. 285 batting average along with 30 RBI's. Heineman spent 2016 with Fresno as well, where he batted.259 with 14 RBI's. During spring training in 2017, the Astros traded Heineman to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named or cash considerations; the Brewers assigned him to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, where he spent all season, posting a.281 batting average with two home runs and 20 RBIs in 199 at bats. On November 13, 2018, Heineman signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Heineman's younger brother, Scott, is a baseball player, their father, served in the Santa Monica Police Department.
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