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October 8, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The California State Library awarded the El Modena Branch Library a $5,000 Youth Services Grant to purchase magazines and books that will appeal to teenagers. In the spring, some of the library's office space will be converted into a young-adult reading room where teenagers can find materials for their age group. The library is also planning to provide various programs for teenagers, including a youth club, workshops, a book discussion group and a chess club.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2006 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
When then-state Sen. Dede Alpert tried to place a state library bond on the ballot two years ago, she was forced to make a bargain: The governor would support the bond if she agreed to wait until 2006 for it to go before voters. Alpert, a San Diego Democrat who was about to be termed out of office in 2004, agreed. So she has waited. And so have the libraries. On June 6, California voters will finally decide whether to invest $600 million to modernize aging public libraries around the state.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | NANCY FORREST
A sixth-grader at Cabrillo Middle School in Ventura is one of two public school students to win a statewide essay contest sponsored by the California State Library in Sacramento and the National Center for the Book. Dallas Nicole Woodburn will receive a $500 award from the California State Library Foundation. The statewide contest is part of the national Letters About Literature 99 competition in which students write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2003 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
A dozen years ago, in the midst of another budget crisis for California, the state Legislature created a research bureau to provide lawmakers and the governor with independent analysis. Today, with the state facing an even more difficult budget dilemma, the California Research Bureau has again come to the attention of the Legislature -- but not as the bureau's analysts and researchers would like.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The California State Library has awarded the Orange County Public Library system a $200,000 grant to beef up reference materials. The new materials, comprising 897 titles, will cover business and employment, student aid, social services and Spanish language areas. The grant also will pay for the New York Times and Washington Post on microfiche, Ethnic Newsweek and other reference materials on compact disc, 14 Spanish language periodicals and some materials on CD-ROM.
NEWS
January 28, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
As one of its earliest acts, the California Legislature created a library on Jan. 24, 1850. It started as a bookcase in the state Senate. Today, with more than 8 million books, manuscripts, documents and other historical material, the California State Library is one of the West's leading libraries, though many Californians may not know anything about it. The library is to the Legislature and state offices what the Library of Congress is to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1996 | FRED ALVAREZ
Seven of Ventura County's library branches, slated to close at the end of next month, are expected to win a reprieve Tuesday when county leaders vote on accepting a $115,000 state grant. If county officials accept the money as expected, it would be used to keep the neighborhood branches open and employees working until June 30, the end of the fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1990
Cheryl Duran of Camarillo has received a $41,457 grant from the California State Library to study how American Indians, Latinos and Asian-Americans use the library as a resource. Duran, assistant dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, said the grant will be used for a yearlong study examining whether members of those ethnic groups throughout Southern California use the library as a primary resource or instead go first to authority figures within their communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1994 | From a Times staff writer
Kevin Starr, the historian and pundit whose essays have lauded "that special refreshment of mind that a great public library offers," was appointed Tuesday to the post of state librarian by Gov. Pete Wilson. Starr, 53, a professor of urban and regional planning at USC, is perhaps best known for his work as a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times and his series of books chronicling the social and cultural history of California.
OPINION
November 30, 1997
"It is not usually our ideas that make us optimists or pessimists, but it is our optimism or pessimism . . . that make our ideas." Although the playwright and novelist Miguel de Unamuno wrote these words in Spain at the beginning of this century, they apply as aptly to California now and in the past. So unbounded was the optimism that propelled California's entry to the Union in 1850 that it bubbled over into our "Golden State" claim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2003 | Veronique de Turenne, Special to The Times
If they would just flip a coin. Then picking the top five designs for the California quarter would be painless, a matter of fate and physics. The question of grizzlies versus the Gold Rush, Queen Califia or a cornucopia would be over in an instant. Instead, a poll on the state's Web site at www.caquarter.ca. gov offers a dizzying array of icons among the 20 finalists.
NEWS
October 20, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demographic change in California is occurring so fast that by next year, no single ethnic group will comprise a majority of the state's population, according to forecasts in a new state report. Previous estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau predicted California would become a "majority minority" state by the year 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The California State Library awarded the El Modena Branch Library a $5,000 Youth Services Grant to purchase magazines and books that will appeal to teenagers. In the spring, some of the library's office space will be converted into a young-adult reading room where teenagers can find materials for their age group. The library is also planning to provide various programs for teenagers, including a youth club, workshops, a book discussion group and a chess club.
NEWS
April 25, 1999 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a family photo album, but as sprawling as the state. In beguiling black and white are the faces of California, personal photographs of a century's worth of just plain folks. There is the young couple at a Riverside prom circa 1960, she in white dress, he with an arm around her waist. There is the Depression era family outfitted in Sunday best, posed mischievously in a mining car on a rocky slope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | NANCY FORREST
A sixth-grader at Cabrillo Middle School in Ventura is one of two public school students to win a statewide essay contest sponsored by the California State Library in Sacramento and the National Center for the Book. Dallas Nicole Woodburn will receive a $500 award from the California State Library Foundation. The statewide contest is part of the national Letters About Literature 99 competition in which students write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead.
OPINION
November 30, 1997
"It is not usually our ideas that make us optimists or pessimists, but it is our optimism or pessimism . . . that make our ideas." Although the playwright and novelist Miguel de Unamuno wrote these words in Spain at the beginning of this century, they apply as aptly to California now and in the past. So unbounded was the optimism that propelled California's entry to the Union in 1850 that it bubbled over into our "Golden State" claim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2003 | Veronique de Turenne, Special to The Times
If they would just flip a coin. Then picking the top five designs for the California quarter would be painless, a matter of fate and physics. The question of grizzlies versus the Gold Rush, Queen Califia or a cornucopia would be over in an instant. Instead, a poll on the state's Web site at www.caquarter.ca. gov offers a dizzying array of icons among the 20 finalists.
NEWS
October 20, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demographic change in California is occurring so fast that by next year, no single ethnic group will comprise a majority of the state's population, according to forecasts in a new state report. Previous estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau predicted California would become a "majority minority" state by the year 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1996 | FRED ALVAREZ
Seven of Ventura County's library branches, slated to close at the end of next month, are expected to win a reprieve Tuesday when county leaders vote on accepting a $115,000 state grant. If county officials accept the money as expected, it would be used to keep the neighborhood branches open and employees working until June 30, the end of the fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1994 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The California State Library has awarded the Orange County Public Library system a $200,000 grant to beef up reference materials. The new materials, comprising 897 titles, will cover business and employment, student aid, social services and Spanish language areas. The grant also will pay for the New York Times and Washington Post on microfiche, Ethnic Newsweek and other reference materials on compact disc, 14 Spanish language periodicals and some materials on CD-ROM.
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