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March 17, 1994
If you think you might want to attend a different high school next fall, now is the time to act. Under a new state law, students can attend a school other than their neighborhood school. The open-enrollment policy stipulates that transfer students be selected on a random, or lottery-type, basis. Most districts have put together brochures or flyers to explain the new policy.
June 13, 1997
Some colleges and universities have made their athletic programs for men and women roughly equal without a lot of fuss. Many have not. Cal State Northridge, firmly in the second group, this week axed four men's sports--the school's respected baseball program, volleyball, soccer and swimming. Many will no doubt blame the laws that mandate equal participation opportunities for men and women, such as the landmark Title IX.
November 30, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The Gary Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by offering more services to families in need. On Fridays, 100 to 200 families stop by the center, at 341 Hillcrest St., to buy a bag of groceries for $1. Center officials said the food giveaway is growing as the number of poor in the city increases.
Leftist parties that include former guerrillas and political prisoners celebrated dramatic election gains Monday and claimed to have broken Uruguay's traditional two-party system. The National Party, the perennial underdog of the two main centrist parties, won the presidency from the long-dominant Colorado Party in Sunday's elections. The Colorados also suffered serious setbacks in congressional and mayoral races around the country.
February 25, 1988 | STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writer
Former Glendale Bar Assn. president Eugene M. Giometti, charged with stealing more than $250,000 from a dozen clients, pleaded no contest Tuesday to 11 counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. In a plea bargain, the court will dismiss 16 other counts of grand theft and forgery committed against the same clients, Deputy Dist. Atty. Walter H. Lewis said. Sentencing is scheduled in June. Giometti faces up to four years in state prison, Lewis said.
December 25, 2005 | Eva Vergara, Associated Press Writer
This old mining town high in the Andes has no streets. It has stairs. Its houses and shops spread across two mountain slopes at an elevation of 7,250 feet, too steep for vehicles. Seen from a distance, the town looks like a huge pyramid of steps flanked by buildings painted in vivid colors of green, yellow, red and blue. There is little life in the "Town of Stairs" these days, though.
February 3, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Artie Samish never ran for public office, but for decades he was one of the most powerful -- and colorful -- players in California politics. Before California had a full-time Legislature and when special interests could quietly give unlimited amounts of money to elect favored candidates, he was a consummate string-puller, a hired gun working for the highest pay.
September 30, 2006 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
With all the patience of an archeologist excavating an ancient site, writer Norma Lorre Goodrich spent years unearthing the story of King Arthur. For centuries the story was thought to be a fable, with British roots and a powerful appeal to generations. But beneath the legend of Camelot and Queen Guinevere, the Knights of the Round Table and Lancelot, Goodrich discovered what she called the true story: King Arthur was not a myth but an actual person, born to a royal family.
February 5, 1989 | KAREN EVANS, Karen Evans is a San Francisco writer.
PHUNG THI LE LY OF KY LA, Vietnam, is now Le Ly Hayslip of Escondido. The one-time teen-age Viet Cong collaborator is now an American citizen living in a ranch-style house, high atop a hill, surrounded by palm trees and the dry, rolling California landscape. She is worlds away from the rice paddies of war-torn Ky La. The memories, however, are never far away.
George Allen, the steely personification of the victory-obsessed football coach, who motivated underachieving Los Angeles Rams and over-the-hill Washington Redskins teams into perennial powerhouses and came back this year to post one last winning season as coach of the Cal State Long Beach 49ers, died Monday. Allen, a physical fitness buff who never fulfilled his elusive dream of building a national fitness academy, died of natural causes at his Palos Verdes Estates home. He was 72.
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