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May 11, 2002
Re "Schools' Use of Students as Clerks Draws Criticism," May 5: As anyone who has ever gone to school knows, you learn very little in the classroom. Class is generally something we wait for to end. Most learning comes from independent reading, doing homework and working through the conflicts inherent in all relationships--the ones with ourselves and the ones with others. Students engaged in clerical tasks at school are lucky. They are working alongside teachers and administrators, learning about responsibility and about themselves from their contact with adults.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A clerk at a Long Beach mini-mart was in critical condition after being shot during a robbery, police said Tuesday.  The shooting was reported around 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of East 7th Street near Cerritos Avenue, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.  Officers discovered a store clerk had been shot in the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was in critical condition. His condition prompted the involvement of homicide investigators, who want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting.
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NEWS
April 28, 1998 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will announce today recommendations intended to improve the safety of retail clerks, who are gunned down in such numbers that their job ranks among the most dangerous in America. The action follows a lengthy political controversy in which the retail industry has strenuously objected to federal efforts to create basic protections for night clerks of convenience stores and other retail outlets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Adolfo Flores
Police on Wednesday announced that a $50,000 reward was being offered for information in the November slaying of a 39-year-old discount store clerk in Pico-Union. Atilio Benavides-Amaya , who worked at a 99-cent store, had just gotten off a bus and was on his way home about 8:15 p.m. when he was approached by two men on foot and shot multiple times at close range off South Union Avenue near West 14th Street, said LAPD Det. Reynaldo Martinez. The two men ran east on West 14th Street and may have gotten into a dark SUV. Witnesses described the two as in their early 20s or 30s, with average heights and medium builds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1985 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Ralphs Grocery Co. and the union representing many of its employees have settled their dispute over the company's use of lower-paid clerks to do the work of veteran food clerks, both sides announced Friday. Ralphs agreed to rehire 200 laid-off food clerks and restore the hours of a number of clerks who had their hours reduced, according to spokesmen for both sides.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Television should be about diversity. And here are its two takes on New Jersey: HBO's "The Sopranos" and the working-class butt-heads of ABC's "Clerks." The latter is a free-wheeling and sometimes clever--but miles over the top--animated version of Kevin Smith's tiny 1994 feature of the same name that became a profitable cult sensation. Smith, Brian Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes voice the roles they played in the film.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1985 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ask three judges in the Southeast District of the Municipal Court to rescind a hotly disputed rule requiring Latino clerks to speak only English while on the job. The supervisors, who have no direct jurisdiction over the court, strongly criticized Judges John Bunnett, Porter deDubovay and Russell Schooling for imposing their "discriminatory practice" on court employees in March, 1984.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1988
There is something wrong with a society that (over)pays the brightest law students $1,100 a week as summer clerks while equally talented Ph.D. candidates from the same major universities must work for peanuts. Can't these firms use some of their public service funds to hire the brightest doctoral candidates in non-legal fields to do a variety of technical research and writing assignments that inevitably arise at large law offices? Wouldn't that show a commitment to education that is now absent in the legal profession?
BUSINESS
July 24, 1988
How do you reconcile your story about the high-paid law clerks ("The $1,100 a Week Summer Job: L.A. Law Clerks Even Get a Free Lunch," June 11) with the American Bar Assn.'s 1987 salary survey showing that the median income for lawyers is $68,922? The ABA concluded that most lawyers earn only upper middle-class incomes, contrary to the implications of your story. It would seem that a good portion of those high-priced clerks will be in for a disappointment when they get out in the real world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1986 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Teofilo (Junior) Medina, sitting in court in leg chains and handcuffs under heavy security guard, was convicted Friday on all counts sought by prosecutors in connection with the murders of three convenience store clerks in 1984. The three first-degree murder convictions plus seven special circumstance findings (multiple murder, robbery and burglary) mean that the 43-year-old Arizona prison parolee could get the death penalty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Jill Cowan
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and Clerk is preparing for the biggest smooch day of the year as couples line up to marry on Valentine's Day. Since Feb. 3, the department has been accepting appointments for Valentine's Day weddings. "It's one of the busiest days for ceremonies in the office," said Portia Sanders,  division manager at the county clerk's Norwalk headquarters.  “It's one of those great days to be here in the office.”  Six of the branch offices  will have two chapels available for marriage services, with at least one devoted to walk-in appointments, Sanders said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Prosecutors have filed murder and other charges against a 19-year-old Compton man accused of killing a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk during a series of armed robberies while on probation for two prior convictions. Rasheen Childs has been charged with one count of special circumstance murder during a robbery, 11 counts of second-degree robbery, one count of attempted second-degree robbery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of false imprisonment by violence, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police were seeking the public's help Monday night in finding two men who killed a 7-Eleven store clerk in Highland Park. Gonzalo Perez, 38, was gunned down Sunday night at the store in the 5100 block of North Figueroa Street during a robbery attempt, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Friends of Perez told KTLA-TV Channel 5  that he had saved enough money to take his daughter to Disneyland for Christmas. Perez was "just doing his job," Lt. Patricia Sandoval told reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park that may have been the result of a botched robbery, according to police. LAPD Officer Bruce Borihahn said the fatal shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Figueroa Street. He said two men entered the store and fired multiple shots at the victim, described only as a man 35 to 40 years old.  The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2013 | By Andrea Chang and Tiffany Hsu
It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year. With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been significantly beefed up and retailers have been training sales clerks on how to deal with crowds and protect not only customers but also employees and merchandise. "There's going to be double the security in stores on Black Friday morning," said Britt Beemer, chairman of consumer behavior firm America's Research Group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
Police arrested two men suspected of robbing a check-cashing firm in Chino and fatally shooting a 24-year-old female clerk. The first arrest was made Saturday morning, about 13 hours after the robbery. Jorge Esteban Cisneros, 43, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. in Ontario and is suspected of being the shooter, Chino police said in a statement. Police later arrested a second man, David Mendez, 29, of Pomona, who allegedly accompanied Cisneros into the Check N Go at 12083 Central Ave. Both men were booked on suspicion of robbery and murder at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A man accused of gunning down a 39-year-old mother of five as she worked alone in a South Los Angeles store in September pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge. Eric William Atkinson is due back in court Nov. 25, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. The murder charge carries special circumstance allegations of robbery and personal use of a firearm. Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the killing of store clerk Martha Sanchez on Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
The 31-year-old man suspected of killing a mother of five while she worked at an L.A. discount store Sept. 17 is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday. Eric William Atkinson faces one count of murder tied to robbery and personal use of a firearm in the slaying of 39-year-old Martha Sanchez . Atkinson was arrested Oct. 9 on a parole violation. Prosecutors could ask for the death penalty. The married mother was working at Happy Bargain discount store when the shooting occurred in the 7400 block of South Broadway.
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