July 12, 1915 - Owensmouth High School became a part of the L.A. City Board of Education
When the High School first opened, it was a part of the newly formed Owensmouth Union High School District. By July 1915, however, the Los Angeles City Board of Education annexed the High School and its feeder grammar schools. For this reason, 1915 is sometimes referred to as the year Canoga was established, because that was the first year it fell under the authority of what today is the LAUSD. The picture to the right is Owensmouth Grammar School where the high school met for the first 2 years.
July 01, 1931 - Owensmouth High School changed name to Canoga Park High
On March 1, 1931, the town of Owensmouth changed its name to Canoga Park. Despite protests from alumni, the school made the same change four months later. It was felt that the new name would avoid confusion and "more closely identify the school with the community." Go CPHS !
July 11, 1978 - Former Canoga catcher appeared in 1978 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Biff Pocoroba (class of 1971) played for 10 years with the Atlanta Braves (1975-1984). He appeared in the 1978 All-Star game where he caught in the 9th inning for his Braves teammate, the legendary knuckleball pitcher, Phil Niekro. The National League defeated the American League, 7-3. Back in high school at Canoga, Biff was named the West Valley Player of the Year in 1971, and represented Canoga on the All-City Baseball Team.
July 21, 2007 - Joe Ozaki received high school diploma after 62 years.
Joe Ozaki was a student at Canoga during WW2. As an American of Japanese descent, Joe was forced to live in the Internment Camp called Manzanar. He never graduated from Canoga with his class in 1945. Sixty-two years later, his classmates held a reunion at Canoga Park High School and arranged for the principal, Pam Hamashita, to present Joe with his diploma.