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There were big steps and tiny ones taken Saturday as volunteers across Los Angeles tried for the second time in seven months to wire schools so students can connect classroom computers to the Internet. In the Laurel Canyon area above Hollywood, all 15 classrooms at Wonderland Avenue School were hooked up and 10 donated computers plugged in. In addition to installing computer cables, about 150 volunteers painted and landscaped the campus.
March 5, 2004 | Joy Buchanan and Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writers
Lauren Cruz and her teammates on the Alhambra High School girls' softball team field grounders, catch pop flies and avoid potholes. Cruz, who plays shortstop, said she doesn't understand why her team has to play on a school field that is bumpy and cluttered with trash, weeds, holes and gym equipment, while the boys' baseball teams play on a new off-campus field that cost $900,000. "It's not fair," Cruz, 15, said. "I want the best opportunities so I can play in college."
September 18, 1985 | HERBERT A. SAMPLE, Times Staff Writer
Camarillo's Pleasant Valley School District and its teachers began negotiations Tuesday on a new contract. But, with the memory of drawn-out disputes in the last two contract years, they decided to try something new. Called "Win-Win," the process is aimed at decreasing animosity and mistrust and building a familylike atmosphere, said sociologist Irving Goldaber, who formulated Win-Win. He said the program is set up to last a month, much shorter than many traditional negotiations.
April 9, 1987 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Two students, two worlds. The boy, 15, had attended one of the best Hong Kong prep schools. He had already studied physics and chemistry, and he knew a moderate amount of English--enough to ask directions to the library and how to enroll in a computer class. Modishly dressed and carrying a sleek backpack well stocked with paper and pencils, he seemed to blend right into the crowd at Alhambra High School, where he enrolled last spring.
July 1, 1998
Dora Padilla, a school board member for two decades, has decided to not seek a sixth term in November. For much of her time on the board, Padilla has been one of the school district's chief cheerleaders. "It has been very rewarding and very special," she said. Padilla said that with her husband's recent retirement she wants to slow down a little and practice her golf game. "I've got to get better so I can beat him," she said.
August 7, 1999
The Alhambra school board has announced the appointment of a Long Beach school administrator as the district's new superintendent. Myrna Rivera, who will assume her duties in the century-old district Aug. 16, replaces Richard Keilhacker, who retired last month. Rivera has been deputy superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District. "Her abilities, her track record [are] just incredible. She's visionary and has a lot of good ideas," said school board member Barbara Messina.
February 17, 1999
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused Tuesday to invalidate the election of an Alhambra school board member who was accused of living outside the district where he won office in November. Judge David Yaffe, after a four-day trial, ruled there was not "clear and convincing evidence" that school board member Robert Miranda does not reside in the 5th District, which covers portions of South San Gabriel and Rosemead.
December 5, 1998
A resident has filed legal papers contesting the November election of Robert Miranda to the Alhambra school board, repeating an accusation made weeks before the election that Miranda does not live in the district and is therefore ineligible for the seat. Miranda received 55% of the vote for the 5th District of the Alhambra city and high schools district in the Nov. 3 election.
February 4, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather, This post has been updated. See the note within for details
A former teacher arrested and charged with multiple counts of sex abuse after one of her accusers went public in a YouTube video confessed to detectives that she molested the former student, court records show. Riverside police Det. Roberta Hopewell, in seeking an arrest warrant for Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, stated that the former Alhambra assistant principal "admitted to having a sexual relationship" with the teenager when she taught in Riverside County. The detective said Cardosa initially stated the girl was 15 or 16 but later acknowledged she may have been as young as 14, according to a copy of the arrest warrant obtained by The Times.
February 3, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Frank Shyong, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Riverside County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against a former teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students, one of whom made her accusations public in a video posted on YouTube. A $5-million warrant has been issued for the arrest of 40-year-old Andrea Michelle Cardosa, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. Cardosa has been charged with 16 counts related to aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, officials said.
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