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A letter from Arcadia High School Principal Brent Forsee to CIF lists recruiting and practice rule violations allegedly committed by fired Arcadia High School cross country coach James O'Brien. Forsee sent the undated letter to the Southern Section offices of the California Interscholastic Federation sometime after firing James O'Brien on June 17.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33583
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 9, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 9, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports--cross country
Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education
Forsee, Brent
O'Brien, James
Item ID
33778AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia High School reported CIF-SS rules violation before firing coach James O'Brien. CIF-SS spokesman Thom Simmons declined to elaborate on the notification. O'Brien's supporters have begun a recall campaign targeting Arcadia Unified School District board members Cung Nguyen, Lori Phillipi, and Kay Kinsler.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33563
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 7, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A6

In the wake of the firing of Arcadia High School cross country coach James O'Brien, twelve alumni, students and parents, have joined forces in an intensive effort to recall Arcadia Unified School District Board members Cung Nguyen, Kay Kinsler, and Lori Phillipi. The recall petition is headed by Esmond Wei. One issue is a list of O'Brien's alleged CIF violations that Arcadia High School formally sent to CIF officials. According to Wei, Arcadia High School's principal refused to let O'Brien see the letter. Wei said support for O'Brien is growing. See also p. 8 for related story.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33581
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 8, 2013
Pages
p. 1, 23

Arcadia High School coach James O'Brien, who has led the cross country team to two CIF State and three CIF-Southern Section championships, has been fired. He was told the reason was, "We want to go in a different direction." He will remain a teacher at Arcadia High School.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33525
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 20, 2013
Pages
p. B8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 20, 2013
Pages
p. B8
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports--coaches
Arcadia High School teachers
Cross-country
O'Brien, James
Item ID
33720AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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A message supporting embattled former Arcadia High School cross country coach James O'Brien, sent by a concerned parent named Michael Yamane, was forwarded to the police by a school board member. Yamane's email urged the district to reconsider its firing of O'Brien, accuses district officials of abusing employees, lying about a CIF-SS investigation into O'Brien's program, and suggested officials might be breaking state law. Yamane is concerned about his constitutional right to free speech, after his email was forwarded to police. Yamane is also a proponent of the "Recall Arcadia" campaign, which seeks to recall three school board members.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33564
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 8, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A4

Profile on Arcadia High School senior Ammar Moussa, a runner that has won CIF-Southern Section and CIF State Division I championships. Moussa may be the best distance runner in Apaches history and Coach Jim O'Brien says Moussa is the best he has coached in his 15 years at Arcadia High School.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32177
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 14, 2010
Pages
p. B1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 14, 2010
Pages
p. B1
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports
Arcadia High School students
Cross country runners
Moussa, Ammar
Item ID
32376AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia school board members shed light on the reasons for firing Arcadia High School cross country coach James O'Brien. They wrote an open letter to the Arcadia community that will be published Sunday in this paper as a paid campaign advertisement. The controversy continues.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33585
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 10, 2013
Pages
p. A1, A4

Fired Arcadia High School cross country coach James O'Brien questions reason for dismissal. The Arcadia Unified School District's Board of Education upholds its decision to not reappoint Mr. O'Brien as head coach for the 2013-2014 year. He will continue to teach at Arcadia High School.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33562
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 6, 2013
Pages
p. A3

Arcadia Unified School District's Board of Education took no action to reinstate fired coach James O'Brien as head cross country coach of Arcadia High School.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33559
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 1, 2013
Pages
p. A3

Arcadia High School juniors Catrina McAlister and Ammar Moussa are the Pasadena Star News girls and boys Runners of the Year, and Arcadia High School coach Jim O'Brien is the Boys Coach of the Year.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31852
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 23, 2009
Pages
p. B1 w/photos

Arcadia High School's cross country team is led by Renaud Poizat and Ammar Moussa. Coach Jim O'Brien said it is the best team he has ever coached.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31257
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
October 14, 2008
Pages
p. C2
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
October 14, 2008
Pages
p. C2
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports - cross country
Moussa, Ammar
O'Brien, Jim
Poizat, Renaud
Item ID
31452AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia Unified School District school board refuses to reinstate James O'Brien as the cross country coach. The school board expressed appreciation for all the individuals who shared their perspectives on the Arcadia High School cross country program at the Board of Education meetings. Mr. O'Brien continues to be employed as a teacher at Arcadia High School. Coaching assignments are made on a year-to-year basis.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33580
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 8, 2013
Pages
p. 8
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
August 8, 2013
Pages
p. 8
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports--cross country
Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education
O'Brien, James
Item ID
33775AN
Collection
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The ad (open letter to the Arcadia community) that was paid for by the three members of the Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education who are targeted for recall--Cung Nguyen, lori Phillipi, and Kay Kinsler--was printed in the Pasadena Star News August 11, 2013. Fired Arcadia High School cross country coach James O'Brien and his supporters say the letter was a public relations bid to derail the recall effort. See hard copy of the letter in VF "Arcadia High School." See also Arcadia Weekly, p. 1 and 27, August 15, 2013.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33586
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 13, 2013
Pages
p. A3

Backers praise fired Arcadia High School boys' cross country coach James O'Brien. See also Pasadena Star News, p. A6, July 24, 2013.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33555
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 25, 2013
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
July 25, 2013
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports--coaches
Arcadia High School teachers
Cross-country
O'Brien, James
Item ID
33750AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia High School boys baseball team is in CIF-Southern section playoff semi-finals for the first time since 1987. Nick Lemas is Arcadia's coach.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32411
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 31, 2011
Pages
p. B1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
May 31, 2011
Pages
p. B1
Subjects
Arcadia High School boys baseball
Lemas, Nick
Item ID
32609AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia High School boys Sergio Gonzalez (Runner of the Year), Ryan Vargas, Mitchell Pratt and Estevan DeLaRosa, have been named to 2011 All-Area Cross Country boys first team. James O'Brien of Arcadia High School, is named Coach of the Year. Francis Lee of Arcadia High School, is on the second team.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32759
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 5, 2012
Pages
p. B1

An article about the Arcadia High School girls volleyball game in the CIF-SS playoffs features a photo of Ashley Ethridge.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper31807
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
November 11, 2009
Pages
p. B1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
November 11, 2009
Pages
p. B1
Subjects
Arcadia High School sports - girls volleyball
DeBarge, Ashleigh
DeGraaf, Taylor
Ethridge, Ashley
Item ID
32004AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Robert Maxie, a successful offensive coordinator who helped Arcadia High School's football team play for a CIF Southern Section Division 8 championship in 2018, was named head coach for Baldwin Park's football team.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper36417
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 1, 2023
Pages
p. B2
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 1, 2023
Pages
p. B2
Subjects
Coaches
Maxie, Robert
Sports
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia High School boys cross country team's coach Jim O'Brien is profiled and is shown in photos with runners Esmond Wei, William Tsai, Ryan Vargas, Allen Leung, Francis Lee, Sergio Gonzalez and Eric Garibay.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32215
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
October 19, 2010
Pages
p. B2

Arcadia High School's cross country team, coached by Jim O'Brien, has received praise and accolades since qualifying for the CIF State Finals for the first time in school history. Arcadia's top runners are Paul Beckwith and Andrew Pilavjian.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper29803
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 2, 2005
Pages
p. B2
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 2, 2005
Pages
p. B2
Subjects
Arcadia High School -- sports
Cross country team
Beckwith, Paul
Pilavjian, Andrew
Item ID
29988AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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