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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica College's plan to offer some high-demand classes at a premium cost received a boost Thursday with the announcement of a $250,000 donation to support scholarships for students who qualify. The donors are businessman Daniel Greenberg and his wife, attorney and civic activist Susan Steinhauser, two longtime supporters whose previous giving has centered on the Broad Stage of the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. The two-year college approved a plan last week, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, that would offer core education classes such as English and math at a cost of about $200 per unit, alongside state-funded courses.
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WORLD
March 25, 2012 | By Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
The pair of college friends can't suppress a conspiratorial giggle when they talk about the passion that's consuming them. "It's an amazing feeling," says Nawal, as her close friend and fellow schemer, Lina, listens closely in a cafe here in the Syrian capital. "It's like you've broken all the injustice and fear. " Some college students gate-crash parties. These two young women ditch classes and roam the streets of Damascus and its suburbs, searching for protests calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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
March 30, 2013
Some meditation resources: Against the Stream: classes, retreats and practice sessions in East Hollywood and Santa Monica, including some for targeted groups including teenagers, people of color and others. http://www.againstthestream.org . Detroit Street Zen Center: a Zen Buddist temple with classes and retreats; and the home of the Great Patience Zen Stitchery, which sells meditation cushions and clothing. http://www.detroitstzencenter.com . Dharma Seed: talks, news and other resources.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Practically no suburb shall be left behind in thriving craft beer movement. The past two weeks alone have welcomed two new outfits to the ale-destination that is the Inland Empire. Joining a region already home to Hangar 24, Black Market, Dale Bros, and I&I Brewing, among others, are Ontario's Chino Valley Brewery (1630 E Francis St, Unit J) and, only about 10 miles away, Claremont's alliteration-friendly Claremont Craft Ales (1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 204C). The latter opens Saturday, and Chino Valley has been welcoming customers since the end of July.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
New business owner Emily Belanger was recently sawing a hole through an interior wall at her Agoura Hills fitness studio to make room for an air conditioner. The next morning she was taking apart the restroom sink faucet to fix a leak. That was after she taught her morning Pilates classes and before her afternoon clients showed up. It was just another day in the busy schedule Belanger keeps at the Strong Body Studio, which she started in January 2010 in a small industrial park.
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.
HEALTH
April 6, 2013 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
If you were trying to conjure up a perfect group cardio workout, it just might look like one of the classes at ElliptiFit. Classes at the boutique fitness studio in Los Angeles offer a low-impact, full-body workout. There's upbeat music. Individualized instruction. It's all over in a brisk 45 minutes. And, best of all, classes take place under low lights, so you don't have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb if you've never seen an elliptical machine before, much less danced with one. ElliptiFit is the brainchild of owner and head fitness instructor Annette Comerchero, who says her goal was "the best possible workout you can get, in the shortest amount of time possible, having the most fun. " Check, check and check.
NEWS
October 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Temple University and striking professors agreed Friday night on a new contract, ending a 19-day walkout that had canceled classes for 22,000 students, negotiators said. Classes were scheduled to resume Monday morning.
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