February 16, 1988
Audiotronics said it lost $301,000, or 26 cents a share, in the second quarter ended Dec. 31, reflecting higher costs for materials caused by the weakening dollar, delays in shipment of parts from suppliers and a soft audio-visual market. The North Hollywood company, which makes audio-visual equipment used mostly in classrooms, said its sales fell 17% to $1.1 million in the quarter. In the year-earlier period, Audiotronics lost $12,000, or 1 cents a share, on sales of $1.4 million.
May 15, 1986
The Downey Unified School District last week approved raises for classified employees and maintenance workers from its expected share of California Lottery funds over the coming school year. Classified workers, which include secretaries and clerks, and employees represented by Local 99 of the Los Angeles City and County School Employees Union, such as custodians and gardeners, will receive a 4.32% cost-of-living raise effective June 1, 1986.
August 25, 1988
Los Angeles City College will refine its English-language programs this fall and establish an orientation center for foreign-born students with a $2.5-million federal Department of Education grant awarded to the college this month. The grant also provides funding for the Los Feliz-area community college to purchase a mainframe computer to make records of its 15,000 students available to faculty throughout the campus. Five staff members to operate the computer will be hired using grant funds.
December 23, 1986 |
The General Accounting Office said Monday that some Drug Enforcement Administration officials had become overly zealous in furnishing their offices with items seized from drug dealers. Congress' investigative arm said its findings have caused the DEA to end the practice, but not before some officials had the use of quality furniture, art work and high-tech audio and video equipment. The GAO focused its attention on the DEA's Dallas office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1993 |
The school district here will sell more than 300 obsolete items including books, office furniture and audio-visual equipment next month, a spokeswoman said. The surplus equipment, collected from the district's 18 schools, will be available for inspection on Dec. 1 and 2 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Midway City Elementary School, 8521 Hazard St. Bids on sale items may be submitted to the district administration office, 14121 Cedarwood Ave., until 10 a.m. Dec. 7, said spokeswoman Audrey Brown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1991
We can all feel justified in our anger about the impending disaster for Los Angeles education caused by the layoff of 800 teachers. On a personal level, my outrage grows even larger when I realize that my wife, a LAUSD teacher for 23 years, has had to provide her own supplies for the classroom. These include basic necessities such as paper, books, teaching aids, drawing materials, audio-visual equipment, etc. at a cost of $3,000-$4,000 per year! Adding insult to injury is the fact that more than 80 administrators are provided personal automobiles.
April 25, 1985
A 20-year-old Malibu man is free on $5,000 bail and a 17-year-old Santa Monica High School student has been released to parental custody after both were arrested last week on suspicion of breaking into Santa Monica High School and causing about $30,000 damage, police said. Evan Michael Shanks and the juvenile, whose name was withheld, are accused of breaking into 11 classrooms April 14, smashing audio-visual equipment and throwing chemicals from the chemistry laboratory on floors and walls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994 |
For Cal State Fullerton students, finals are a time to dread entering the university library. Only 649 out of 25,000 students can use cubicles with terminals and computerized library catalogues at any one time. Many students sit on the floor. No outside light penetrates the tiny windows of the two-story building. "It was awful," said Patricia Bril, acting associate university librarian. "Within the CSU system, ours was the most deficient in library space."