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September 25, 2009 | Larry Gordon and Maria L. LaGanga
Protests, rallies and scattered class cancellations roiled University of California campuses across the state Thursday, on the first day of the fall quarter for many students. But predictions by some organizers that the 10 campuses could be shut down by demonstrations against fee increases and pay cuts did not materialize. The size and intensity of the protests and related activities varied significantly across the UC system. An estimated 5,000 people demonstrated at UC Berkeley, the oldest campus; just 20 or so took part at UC Merced, the newest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2006 | Joel Rubin and Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writers
As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pursues control of the Los Angeles school system, his advisors are considering wide-ranging changes that could gut the central bureaucracy, sell the district's headquarters, keep students in class until 5 p.m. and extend the academic year to 10 1/2 months. Those details and dozens of others are contained in a draft district takeover proposal, obtained by The Times, that Villaraigosa's office has circulated to interested parties outside City Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2005 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana school officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to strip a popular school of its charter, a move that could leave 1,300 students -- most of them Latino immigrants -- scrambling to find a new school next year. "It breaks my heart to have to vote this way, because I want to see our community educated," said School Boardmember Sal Tinajero. "But it has to be done correctly and it has to be done by the law."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2003 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering cutting its spending by an additional $78 million this academic year, reducing expenses on such things as computer technology, textbook purchases, teacher performance reviews, central administration and some adult and intersession programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2001 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many high school football players, Eddie Robinson and his Reseda High teammates engaged in trash talking and aggressive behavior on the field. But the profanity, shoving and rudeness tapered off last season after coaches introduced character education, the latest trend among teachers and principals fed up with obnoxious behavior and bad attitudes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A greater percentage of Ventura County high school students stayed in school during the academic year ended last June than they did the previous year, according to a state Department of Education report released Wednesday. The latest dropout rate also reflects improvement that most Ventura County districts have shown during the past five years. Last year's rate, 1.8%, is down from 1.9% in 1998-99 and 2.1% in 1997-98, the report shows. Statewide, 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2000 | MEGAN K. STACK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sometimes the kids are ashamed. They don't want to say where they've been. But guidance counselor Primitivo Gonzalez is hard to fool. He picks them out in the hallways by their sun-scorched ears, pinched faces, arms corded with muscle. "You can see a special tiredness in their faces," says Gonzalez, who counsels the almost 200 migrant students at Memorial High School. "You know that look? These kids have been through hell and back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of San Fernando Valley students start the 2000-01 school year today as administrators and teachers scurry to adapt to a new superintendent and a reorganization of the Los Angeles Unified School District that took effect only four days ago. In the Valley, 50 schools in the 711,000-student LAUSD operate on multitrack, year-round calendars. Districtwide, 220 schools do.
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May 10, 2000 | CHRIS JENKINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just before 1 a.m. on a Sunday in February, UC Santa Barbara freshman Adrian Breckel was close to passing out from a drinking binge. But the 18-year-old believed she had just been raped by an older student who escorted her from a fraternity party to her room in a palm-shaded apartment complex. Later that day, distraught and angry, Breckel filed a complaint with the sheriff's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999 | Susan McCormack, (714) 966-5879
The local chapter of the American Assn. of University Women will have its first meeting of the academic year Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. All women with a four-year college degree are invited to join the group to learn about upcoming programs and this year's priorities, said President Roz Mattson. The local chapter was chartered in 1969, and members work to raise money for musical instruments for children and participates in national AAUW projects.
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