Day of deja vu for 300 parents

first_imgSTEVENSON RANCH – First period for Moji Azamian on Thursday was P.E., where she dodged the teacher at first to avoid changing into a gym uniform. And when she heard that a game of volleyball was in store, she gasped. “I hope they don’t make me play,” she said teasingly as she glanced at her sandals and blue-painted toenails. The 42-year-old Azamian was one of about 300 parents sitting in algebra, Spanish, art and other classes along with their freshman and sophomore teens at West Ranch High School. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week During Parent Shadow Day, mom and dad experienced a few hours in the life of their kids, following their daily schedules, taking math quizzes, writing English essays. It was the premiere of such a day at the school where doors first opened this fall. For 58-year-old Edwin Biggs, it meant stepping onto a soggy playing field at 8:30 a.m. with son Adon, 14, for marching band practice – usually a two-hour feat, but because it was a minimum day, class was 70 minutes. Trombone, saxophone and flute-playing students darted around the grass in choreographed moves, avoiding collisions with parents trying to keep up. As hard as they tried, though, parents were told to hustle and to move with their kids. Taking a breather from practice, Biggs said he’s watching his son mature from the boy he was just two years ago. “It’s fun to see him be disciplined and show us what to do,” Biggs said. “He’s correcting us: ‘No, Mom; no Dad, that’s not the way you do it.”‘ Standing on the sidelines, K.J. Biggs watched her ninth-grade son, who plays with the same trumpet that his father used for his high school marching band. She was enticed to come to school that day, in part to learn more about the school’s block schedule. With the schedule, students attend three 95-minute classes with courses alternating each day. So students could have math on Monday, Wednesday and Friday one week, then on Tuesday and Thursday the following week. The schedule allows for in-depth learning that doesn’t happen in the usual class period of about 55 minutes, said Debra Warren, assistant principal. West Ranch High School and Golden Valley High School are the only facilities using the block schedule in the William S. Hart Union High School District. For some parents, the day brought back memories from their teenage years. Many compared differences between high school then and now, such as the armed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy strolling around on campus. Others asked why the school has no lockers. And what about the smoking area? Monica Schmidt, 40, recalled that an area by the bleachers at her former high school was where smokers hung out. Her parents didn’t know about her habit at the time. Because of her secret, the Castaic woman said she never would have wanted her parents to come to school for a day like this. “My daughter asked me if I’d bring my mother if I was in high school,” Schmidt said. “I said, ‘No way.”‘ Schmidt realized how times have changed when she asked her freshman daughter Taylor-Rae if West Ranch had a smoking area. The 13-year-old told her that if one ever existed, she’d petition to get rid of it. Sitting with friends during brunch, Christy Grajeda, 14, had mixed feelings about bringing her mom and dad to class this year. But next year, she’ll probably invite them. “They think that school is really easy, and it’s not that easy,” she said. “I want them to see that.” West Ranch started last year with only a freshman class. Students were taught inside portable classrooms on the Rancho Pico Junior High campus until construction for the new high school finished. Doors officially opened to the new building on Valencia Boulevard this school year, and a new freshman class was added to the campus. Sue Doyle,(661) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Realme X, Realme 3i launched in India: Price, specifications and first sale date

first_imgRealme X and Realme 3i are now official in India. The company launched the two phones at an event in New Delhi where it also revealed the pricing and availability details. The Realme X comes to India after making its debut in China. It is a feature-packed premium mid-range smartphone that highlights an AMOLED display, Snapdragon 710 chipset and 48MP dual camera, among other things. The Realme 3i is a budget phone that offers a smudge-free diamond-cut design, Helio P60 chipset and a large 4,230mAh battery.Realme X has been priced starting at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant and Rs19,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. The Realme X will be offered in Polar White and Space Blue gradient colours. The Realme X will go on sale for the first time on July 24 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. Realme will hold a special sale on July 18 at 8pm for those who pre-ordered the device last week. The Realme X will also go on sale via offline stores soon.Realme has also announced the Realme X Master Edition which comes in Onion and Garlic-inspired finishes priced at Rs 19,999. Additionally, the Realme X Spider-Man: Far From Home edition that comes in a special box that includes a Spider-Man-themed case and icon pack. This edition is priced at Rs 20,999. Both the special edition phones will go on sale in August.The budget Realme 3i starts at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB + 64GB version. The first sale date will be on July 23, 2019 at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. The Realme 3i will be available in three colours – Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red.advertisementRealme X specificationsRealme X highlights a premium body as it gets a tall, bezel-less display on the front and a curved glasstic rear panel in gradient finishes along with a metal frame. The Realme X is the company’s first phone to offer a notchless Super AMOLED display to bring a pure full-screen experience. The smartphone sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, over 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.Powering the Realme X is a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 710 octa-core chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Realme X does not support storage expandability. It houses a 3,765mAh battery and support VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top. The Realme X also supports Dolby Atmos for an immersive sound experience via headphones.Realme X comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock as well. The phone offers a pop-up selfie camera that houses a 16-megapixel f/2.0 sensor. The pop-up camera is said to rise in just 0.74 seconds and will automatically retract when detecting fall. On the back of the Realme X, you get a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.6 micron pixel and 6P lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The Realme X offers features like Nightscape and Chroma Boost.Realme 3i specificationsRealme 3i is the first smartphone in the company’s new Realme “i” series. The Realme 3i is largely similar to the Realme 3 that was launched earlier this year. It gets a similar 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The rear panel is different here as it sports a diamond-cut design with a matt finish much like the Realme C2. It will be offered in three colours – Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red. The handset measures 156.1×75.6×8.3mm and weighs 175 grams.The smartphone is powered by a 2.0Ghz Helio P60 octa-core chipset with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB. The phone offers a triple card slot with two Nano SIM cards (Dual VoLTE) and a microSD card support. It comes with fingerprint sensor and face unlock.Realme 3i offers a 13-megapixel main camera with PDAF and f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the phone features a 13-megapixel selfie sensor. The Realme 3i also runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie and houses a 4,230mAh battery.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi A3 set to launch on July 25, will be more powerful than Mi A2: When will it come to India?ALSO READ | Apple iPhone 6 of a 11 year old catches fires and explodesALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi Super Bass Wireless headphones launched in India for Rs 1,799: What’s special, availability detailslast_img read more

Woman tries to sneak revolver into metro station arrested

first_imgNoida: A 22-year-old woman travelling via the Delhi metro’s blue line was found to be in possession of a licensed revolver in her bag at sector 62 metro station of Noida. Police have arrested the woman who has claimed that the pistol belongs to her husband and she forgot to take it out from her purse. According to police, the woman has been identified as Payal Chaudhary, a resident of Sector 49 in Gurgaon. Payal works with a private TV news channel. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShahvez Khan, Station House officer of sector 58 police station said that the woman was arrested on Tuesday night while she was trying to board metro at the Sector 62 metro station. “The woman was arrested by CISF personnel around 10 pm and was handed over to police. A license pistol has been recovered from her purse and she told police that it belonged to her husband who has its license. She said that he had put it in her purse but she forgot to remove it before leaving the house. The woman could not produce her license for the revolver on the spot,” said Khan. The officer further said that an FIR has been registered into the matter while the woman has been sent for judicial custody. “The woman was produced in a local court on Wednesday which has remanded her in judicial custody. Such a possession of firearm in metro train is illegal while the pistol also didn’t belong to her,” added Khan.last_img read more