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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is not your forsaken pocket of inner-city decay. Brightwood Elementary School is the top performing school in a suburban, middle-class district with highly involved parents. It is both a California Distinguished School and a National Blue Ribbon School that has scored far above average on the state's new Academic Performance Index.
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NEWS
May 18, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
The state denies tens of thousands of minority students an equal educational opportunity by allowing them to attend substandard schools that lack textbooks, trained teachers and clean, modern facilities, the American Civil Liberties Union alleged in a lawsuit Wednesday.
NEWS
May 4, 2000 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
U.S. Ecology, the firm that hoped to operate the Ward Valley nuclear waste dump, is seeking $162 million in damages in a lawsuit stemming from the Davis administration's abandonment of the project. The suit, filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court, would also require the governor to resume efforts to acquire the site of the proposed dump near Needles in the eastern Mojave Desert. Championed by former Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Citing long-awaited improvements in Compton schools, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are expected to announce today the settlement of a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to fix deteriorating campuses and improve student learning. Settlement of the suit is seen as a step toward returning control of the troubled district to the Compton school board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday charging that she was molested repeatedly by a male instructor and a guard while in custody at the California Youth Authority's Ventura School in Camarillo. The woman, who has since been transferred to Humboldt County, charged that she was coerced into posing in pornographic videos made by former instructor Bradley Gardner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2000 | MEG JAMES and MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Caltrans Director Jose Medina, under fire for his handling of an Orange County toll road deal, on Tuesday for the first time defended his decision to quietly settle a lawsuit that postponed improvements to the notoriously snarled Riverside Freeway.
NEWS
February 2, 2000 | MEG JAMES and MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Caltrans director Jose Medina, under fire over his handling of an Orange County toll road deal, defended for the first time Tuesday his decision to quietly settle a lawsuit that postponed improvements to the notoriously snarled Riverside Freeway.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2000 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush plans to sue one of France's richest men over his role in the purchase of the assets of ill-fated Executive Life Insurance Co.
SPORTS
December 25, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
After spending four days at the four-star, $300-a-night Loews Hotel in Santa Monica and practicing at Santa Monica College, Stanford has moved to the four-star, $289-a-night Beverly Hilton and begun closed practices at USC. The Cardinal decided to come to Southern California a week early because their campus was closed for the holidays and they would have been living out of a hotel anyway.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for California immigrants who allege they were charged steep hidden fees to wire money to Mexico filed a new class-action lawsuit against Western Union, MoneyGram and Orlandi Valuta in an effort to circumvent a federal injunction that had blocked their original cases from moving forward.
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