November 27, 2003
A panel of judges upheld the conviction of a former basketball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a Glendale girl who played on his team. Paul Calvin Clark, 36, was convicted June 19, 2002, of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor younger than 16, penetration with a foreign object, and two counts of oral copulation. Clark, a former Ribet Academy coach, had asked for probation, but a judge had sentenced him to three years in prison and required him to register as a sex offender when freed.
October 3, 2003
From Staff Reports La Canada vs. Crescenta Valley at Moyse Field, 7 p.m.: Last season, the Falcons needed a victory against La Canada to avoid a 0-4 start, and responded with a 39-6 beating of the Spartans. CV enters tonight's game facing a similar scenario, as far as needing to get its team back on track. The Falcons (1-2) will try to snap a two-game losing streak when they face their heated intercity rival. La Canada (1-2) notched its first victory of the season Sept.
June 19, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman The jury that heard the case against a man accused of having sex with a Glendale girl he coached at Ribet Academy in Los Angeles was scheduled to continue its deliberations today. The girl testified that she was 15 when her friendship with 33-year-old Paul Calvin Clark became sexual. Clark, of Duarte, faces 16 felony counts for various alleged sexual acts with a minor. "This was a case about betrayal of trust," Deputy Dist. Atty.
January 31, 2002
Mirjam Swanson SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- When three-sport Glendale High athlete Riley Van Patten dislocated his right pinky finger -- twice -- during a football game against Arcadia last season, Kerrie Smith was there to realign it. Twice. And when Van Patten failed to properly treat an injured right wrist during the summer, Smith was around to give him an instructional packet and elastic strengthening device to help him improve it when the school year began.
December 18, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan In case you haven't noticed, girls are playing basketball this time of year, too. With this holiday boys' basketball tournament here, and some fancy schmansy soccer tournament there, girls' basketball hasn't received much play in recent News-Press issues. Unless you've had your magnifying glass handy to check the agate-font Sports Roundup, you're probably missing out on a lot of exciting action. For one, you might not know too much about the hottest team in the area right now. And no, I'm not talking about Bruce Breeden's Crescenta Valley squad.
December 7, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- A former high school coach has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he had sex with a Glendale teen, based in part on the testimony of the girl. Paul Calvin Clark III is accused of having sex with the girl, who was 15 at the time the relationship started, at his Duarte home. The two also allegedly had sex at Ribet Academy, the private school where Clark was her basketball coach. The school is in the Glassell Park area of Los Angeles, just south of Glendale along the Glendale (2)
December 14, 2000
Erik Boal FLINTRIDGE PREP -- The fact that the Flintridge Prep boys' basketball team was outrebounded, 43-22, in Wednesday night's nonleague game against Ribet Academy was only one of Coach Garrett Ohara's concerns. Other pressing issues such as being able to consistently inbounds the ball, not turning the ball over in the half-court offense and making free throws were also foremost in Ohara's mind following the Rebels 68-44 loss to the Frogs in the Rebel gym. Flintridge Prep (3-2)
April 24, 2000
Peter Samore GLENDALE--Five players in both boys' and girls' basketball didn't stop in being honored as all-league teams members. Three local boys' basketball players and two girls' basketball players were named to All-CIF teams in their respective divisions. One is Crescenta Valley High center James Jenkins. The 6-6 junior was named to the Division I-AA First Team. This honor is added to his Pacific League MVP award. Jenkins averaged 18.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per league game.