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January 10, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Dress codes aren't a black-and-white issue at Camellia Avenue Elementary School. They're a blue-and-white issue. The school of about 825 students began a uniform dress code last week, becoming only the second Los Angeles Unified School District elementary school to require uniforms. Charter school Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima became the first in July. But the uniform requirement is not a punishment, said Assistant Principal Ysafi Diamond. Nor is it inflexible.
November 25, 1993
About 30 students at Sierra Intermediate School staged a protest against the school's dress code Wednesday, and half of them were sent home with their parents after refusing to return to class, administrators said. The students dispersed when told to stop the protest, said Joe Tafoya, assistant superintendent for the secondary division of the Santa Ana Unified School District.
May 1, 1996
The Inglewood Unified School District has approved a mandatory school uniform policy that makes the troubled district the first in the South Bay to impose a dress code. In September, students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade will be required to wear a uniform. Skorts, skirts, shorts, pants, sweaters and shirts will be available in blue and white ensembles.
February 1, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Trustees of the Fullerton School District have given preliminary approval to a revision in a policy that would allow schools to impose mandatory dress codes. A final decision is expected at a school board meeting later this month. One of the district's elementary school principals has already been asked by several parents to implement a mandatory dress code.
December 9, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ
Although students in Simi Valley have long been forbidden to wear clothes advertising cigarettes or tobacco products, the school board will vote tonight whether to make that policy official in the district handbook. The Simi Valley Unified School District is smoke-free, said Assistant Supt. Kathryn Scroggin, author of the dress code proposal.
August 7, 1991 | Reuters
Police have outlawed peepholes in the front doors of private offices and vowed to shut down any foreign company whose female staff flout Iran's strict Islamic dress code. Peepholes presumably give women who do not comply with the code at work the chance to cover up before strangers are allowed to enter. The law requires women to cover their head and body with loose garments, showing no more than their face and hands. Violators may receive up to 74 lashes, be fined or imprisoned.
March 11, 1994 | TERRY SPENCER
The Anaheim City School District Board of Education gave tentative approval to a dress code this week, although one member questioned whether it gives too much authority to school officials. Board member Jeanne Blackwell said at this week's meeting that she favors banning offensive or obscene clothing, but wondered how that would be defined and whether the penalties for violating the code were too strict.
March 17, 1988
Beards and mustaches are being banished among the 1,600 employees of the Disneyland Hotel, but the new dress code has not yet been extended to workers at the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose complex in Long Beach. Walt Disney Co. and Industrial Equity (Pacific) Ltd. of Hong Kong, which bought both the hotel and Queen Mary from Wrather Corp. last January, is still deciding issues over management of the historic ship and plane.
April 12, 1990 | MAJA RADEVICH
The Oxnard Elementary School District took the first step Wednesday toward adopting a dress code that would prohibit children in kindergarten through eighth grade from wearing clothing or accessories that symbolize gang membership or affiliation. There have been no recent incidents of gang activity in the schools, said Richard Duarte, director of pupil services for the district. But because of Oxnard's proximity to Los Angeles, the district wants the code in place in case it is needed, he said.
October 21, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Charles Barkley might not want to be your kids' role model, but he could be a role model for NBA players. And not just because he supports the league's new dress code. Barkley was in Los Angeles on Wednesday for an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno." Years ago, Barkley said that parents, not athletes, should be role models for their kids. But he now at least acknowledges that athletes do influence kids. "Young black kids dress like NBA players," he said.
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