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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Liza Bercovici suspected something was up when a student at Gabriella Charter School approached her last week and said, "Happy birthday tomorrow, Miss Liza. " So it was not a surprise the next day when the school's 400-plus students sang "Happy Birthday" to her at morning assembly. Bercovici sighed in appreciation, and when urged to make a speech, she stood humbly before the small sea of students gathered on the playground of the Echo Park school she'd founded. "I think everybody here knows that this school was started out of my love for my daughter, whose name was Gabriella," Bercovici said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1989
There are special schools for children whose IQs are 40 points lower than average. We give these children small classes, special buses, special programs galore, and what do we do for the children whose IQs deviate in the other direction? Some kids who are blessed with IQs that much higher than average feel they are punished for it. They are made to "learn" and "relearn" something they knew before they sat down in class. When they get really bored, they start trouble just to see if they can get out of the dull school, and then their motivation for learning is down the tubes completely.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By David Ng
The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles will be partnering with the L.A. Dance Project to create a new program designed to train young dancers between the ages of 14 and 19. The newly announced Colburn Dance Academy, which is scheduled to launch this fall, will be a program offering dance instruction and education with an emphasis on ballet technique. Jenifer Ringer, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet who retired from the company earlier this month, will lead the new academy.
HEALTH
November 25, 2002
Guide to clubs, gyms BALLY TOTAL FITNESS (www.ballyfitness.com) The club allows nonmembers to work out for two weeks for free. Apply online for a guest pass. Also, the day after Thanksgiving, Bally opens up all of its clubs for a free workout on Feeling Fat Friday. Hollywood: 1628 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 461-0227. Pasadena: 45 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena; (626) 577-8588. West Los Angeles: 1914 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles; (310) 820-7571. North Hollywood: 13069 Victory Blvd.
NEWS
April 11, 1993
My son, Robert, is in the Pre-College Enrichment Academy. USC provides my son with tutoring and two classes every morning in English and College Study Skills. USC also helps me, the parent. They have the Family Development Institute and English and computer classes for me. ANTONIO ESCOBEDA
OPINION
January 13, 2007
Re "Phallus 101," Current, Jan. 7 Charlotte Allen's air of sanctimony about what may seem like absurd classes in academia provokes an easy mockery of these possibly ridiculous classes. But who are we to judge? The alternative -- outside intervention of academic freedom -- seems like a worse course. And who is to say that today's farcical subject isn't tomorrow's serious one? I think there is a lot to be learned in taking Karl Marx seriously. Why do I think that the Young America's Foundation has a radical, right-wing agenda?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2011
Lindy Groove at Pasadena Masonic Temple Where: 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena When: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Thursdays Price: $7 Info: http://www.lindygroove.com Swing and Lindy at Cicada Where: 617 S. Olive St., downtown L.A. When: Sundays, doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8:30 Price: $10, free with dinner Info: (213) 488-9488; http://www.cicadanightclub.com Big Band Friday at the Atomic Ballroom Where: Atomic Placentia, 733 Dunn Way, Placentia; Atomic Irvine, 17961 Sky Park Circle, Suite C, Irvine When: Fridays.
NEWS
December 9, 1987 | DAVID LARSEN, Times Staff Writer
The medical student peering into a microscope and scribbling notes about a tissue slide she had been studying paused long enough to admit "there are times when I am totally buried under piles of information, and I wonder why I am doing this." "Then I remember," she said, "that all along in my life, in the back of my mind was the thought that I very much wanted to be a doctor." Meet Jean Forman--at 46 a grandmother and a first-year student at the USC School of Medicine.
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