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March 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's athletic department received a $5-million gift to endow its community service program and fund a coordinator's position that will be named in honor of former quarterback Matt Barkley, the school announced. The gift from the Otis Booth Foundation "will provide long-term funding for the program, which supports Trojan student-athletes' volunteer efforts to engage and inspire elementary age children in the neighborhoods surrounding USC," the school said in a release. Barkley, who will participate in a Pro Day workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday at USC, has been involved in local community service projects and also has traveled internationally on humanitarian trips.
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March 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's athletic department received a $5-million gift to endow its community service program and fund a coordinator's position that will be named in honor of former quarterback Matt Barkley, the school announced. The gift from the Otis Booth Foundation "will provide long-term funding for the program, which supports Trojan student-athletes' volunteer efforts to engage and inspire elementary age children in the neighborhoods surrounding USC," the school said in a release. Barkley, who will participate in a Pro Day workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday at USC, has been involved in local community service projects and also has traveled internationally on humanitarian trips.
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November 3, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Special Investigations Division of the district attorney's office confirmed Monday it is investigating two city of Los Angeles employees suspected of taking bribes from convicted offenders ordered to perform community service in city parks.
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March 16, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain , who was arrested last month on suspicion of selling prescription narcotics, will not face misdemeanor charges if he completes a pre-file diversion program, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office said Wednesday. Mustain, 23, must complete a drug-education program, perform 100 hours of community service and not be involved in another instance with police over the course of one year, city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said.
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September 4, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
Citing a low level of student participation last year, Simi Valley Unified School District officials plan to launch a new effort to draw students into a program that awards academic credit for community service. The school board decided Tuesday to promote the community service program primarily to 10th- and 11th-grade students, with an emphasis on students who are not high achievers in academics and who do not traditionally participate in extracurricular activities.
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December 16, 1992
The only solution proposed by Joseph Bessette's Commentary piece ("Crime, Maybe a Little Punishment," Nov. 24) is that we need more jails to give longer sentences to more offenders. Jails are already terribly overcrowded and money for more jails is hard to come by. If we only jailed those convicted of serious or violent felonies, there would be more room for those offenders who should be jailed and are not now. Bessette makes no mention of alternative sentences, such as home detention, electronic surveillance, and community service, which can be administered at a far lower cost and can be an effective form of punishment for many now getting off with little or no sanction for their offense.
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May 6, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High schools are increasingly mandating that students perform social service. But now young people may have the opportunity to learn as much about pluralism as about rebuilding their communities. While advocates argue about the role, numbers and efficacy of a school-based volunteer corps, one California group is questioning a school's right to require young people to be involved in the effort.
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March 10, 1989 | Compiled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer
Bill Introductions: Renters: AB 1560 by Assemblyman Rusty Areias (D-Los Banos) would require landlords to pay interest to tenants on rental security deposits. Ride Sharing: AB 1514 by Assemblyman Nolan Frizzelle (R-Huntington Beach) would provide state income tax deductions for car-pool expenses. Gambling: AB 1610 by Assemblyman Richard E.
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July 31, 1999
Gov. Gray Davis' request earlier this month that California colleges make community service a graduation requirement is unassailable in principle. What could be wrong with teaching students, as the governor puts it, that "a service ethic . . . [has] lasting value in California"?
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June 25, 2005 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Elena Valencia, who founded community service programs for homeless senior citizens, disabled athletes and single mothers, has died. She was 73. Valencia was hospitalized with pulmonary fibrosis at Marlinda Convalescent Hospital in Pasadena. She died there June 18, according to Corrine Cardiel, a close friend. In East Los Angeles, she was as well known for being Cha-Cha the Clown as she was for her volunteer work.
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July 31, 1999
Gov. Gray Davis' request earlier this month that California colleges make community service a graduation requirement is unassailable in principle. What could be wrong with teaching students, as the governor puts it, that "a service ethic . . . [has] lasting value in California"?
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April 6, 1999 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you see Josie Montoya coming, you can bet she wants something. Canned food for the poor. Money to bury a poor woman's child. Someone to listen when she complains that the police or local government is stepping on her neighbors' civil rights. For most of her 58 years, Montoya has taken it upon herself to help people who live in poor neighborhoods of Anaheim and Santa Ana.
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May 18, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whatever the benefits students receive by performing community service, schools have no business making it mandatory, say members of one California group. The Ayn Rand Institute, a self-styled watchdog of individual liberties headquartered in Marina del Rey, is offering anti-service internships--ones that will allow students to fulfill a school service requirement while undermining the notion at the same time, the group says.
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May 6, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High schools are increasingly mandating that students perform social service. But now young people may have the opportunity to learn as much about pluralism as about rebuilding their communities. While advocates argue about the role, numbers and efficacy of a school-based volunteer corps, one California group is questioning a school's right to require young people to be involved in the effort.
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June 1, 1997 | PAUL TOLME, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When she saw the wonder on the faces of the deaf children, Rebecca Dunphey knew she had made the right choice when she switched her college major to community service. "It's so amazing to watch the kids and see how much they learn from you," said Dunphey, who used sign language skills to design an AIDS education course. "It's very exciting."
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April 23, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
Covered with paint from head to toe, 15-year-old Helen Berger stood among her classmates Wednesday and explained why they volunteered two days of their spring break to spruce up the house of a 77-year-old widow. Sure, the 150-student, all-girl Catholic high school requires its students to perform 80 hours of community service before graduation. But there is more to it than that.
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April 26, 1992 | SUZAN SCHILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirteen area students who organized food drives, umpired baseball games for low-income children, volunteered at convalescent homes or otherwise helped their communities were honored recently with Congressional Gold Awards in Washington.
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October 26, 1996
AmeriCorps, President Clinton's national service program, kicked off its third year in Los Angeles on Friday with a ceremony swearing in nearly 100 newly enlisted members in Pershing Square. The 20,000 AmeriCorps members nationwide work for a array of nonprofit organizations, doing jobs ranging from teaching children and adults how to read to coaching sports teams.
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July 22, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Students who play hooky this fall will run the risk of being picked up by police and delivered to the Orange Unified School District's new Truancy Learning Center. After a ride to the center at Richland High School, the teen-agers will be greeted by counselors ready to investigate the cause of their truancy. "The TLC program is not punitive," said Frank Boehler, an administrator in the district's child welfare and attendance department.
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