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May 21, 1996 | ERIC SLATER and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
OK, here goes: In a surprise appearance at El Camino College on Monday, O.J. Simpson did not talk about the murder of his ex-wife. He did not discuss his glove size. He did not chat about his Bronco ride, his blood type, or the upcoming trial in civil court. And he did not repeat his forceful avowals that he could not, would not and did not kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. There. That ought to take care of the news. Or at least, the news that Simpson's supporters fully expect to see in this morning's paper.
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April 15, 2014 | By Jason Song
Jewel Wade remembers the tense atmosphere at Compton Community College in 2006, when it was rumored the school would close. "The whole school was kind of depressing because nobody knew what was going on," Wade recalled Tuesday. State officials did strip the school of its accreditation and turned the campus into a satellite of a nearby two-year college. The $25-million library, which had been set to open in 2007, was found to be plagued with code violations and sat unused for nearly seven years before finally opening late last month after undergoing extensive renovations that cost an additional $4 million.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990
Negotiators have reached an agreement in principle on a contract for faculty members at El Camino College, union and college officials said Thursday. The agreement will probably be voted on by union members and the college Board of Trustees in two weeks. It calls for a three-year contract, with a 5.5% salary increase for 1990 retroactive to January, and can be reopened for salary negotiations in the third year, said Lance Widman, president of the El Camino College Federation of Teachers.
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
New USC football Coach Steve Sarkisian is no stranger to the school. This is his fifth stint as a Trojan. Sarkisian was on USC's baseball team in the fall of 1992 before transferring to El Camino College. In 2001 he returned as an offensive football assistant on Pete Carroll's staff.  In January 2002, Sarkisian left USC to become quarterbacks coach at San Diego State, but he came back to USC in March as quarterbacks coach. PHOTOS: Steve Sarkisian through the years After the 2004 season, Sarkisian joined the Oakland Raiders staff as quarterbacks coach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1997
Classes at El Camino College in Torrance were back in session Monday after a power outage forced school officials to close the campus Friday and send thousands of students home. The electrical failure occurred early Friday morning after a squirrel apparently leaped across several power lines and caused a transformer to explode, said college spokeswoman Mary Ann Keating. Southern California Edison officials reported finding a dead squirrel under the power lines, she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1988 | CATHY CURTIS
Authentically Expressionist at its best, tiresomely pop-psychological at its worst, Sarah Elgart's new piece, "Maybe He Go," was the highlight of her company's program in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Saturday night.
SPORTS
May 26, 1991
El Camino College football player Jim Justice died Thursday night at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center after losing a long bout with cancer. He was 18. Justice, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound offensive lineman during his playing days at El Camino and Leuzinger High, underwent surgery in December to remove a malignant tumor from his brain. He was undergoing radiation treatments when, about a month ago, tests revealed the cancer had returned and spread to his back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989
A proposal to turn an El Camino College parking lot into a shopping center has been set aside indefinitely by college trustees. Trustees voted 4-0 not to proceed with any of three development proposals presented to them last month. Proposals had called for building a shopping center on the 1,100-space lot at Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards and using profits from the development to build 2,000 spaces in structures elsewhere.
NEWS
January 26, 1995 | MARY GUTHRIE
After 30 years at El Camino College--including the last seven as its top official--President Sam Schauerman has decided to retire at the end of June. As president, he has emphasized improving services for minority students and creating closer ties between industry and the school. Schauerman, 65, taught mathematics in his native Colorado before coming to El Camino as an administrative assistant in 1965. Before being appointed president, he served 10 years as vice president of instruction.
SPORTS
July 20, 1990 | JEFF RILEY
Some of Southern California's finest high school football and basketball players will compete in the Pepsi Grid-Hoops Festival beginning today at noon and concluding Saturday at El Camino College. Although Banning High will not return to defend its title in the football passing tournament, the 24-team field is highlighted by powers Carson and El Toro. Banning dropped out Wednesday because Coach Joe Dominguez felt he needed more time to develop his young quarterbacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
College students, faculty and administrators met Wednesday at Cal State Dominguez Hills to express their concerns about President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable. The forum is one of four public sessions held around the country - and the only one in California - for the Obama administration to gather input on the president's recently announced agenda to develop a college rating system.  Dozens attended the forum and spoke to the panel - headlined by U.S. Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter - expressing their concerns about the reliability and unintended consequences of such a system.  The rating score card, to be launched for the 2015 school year, would be based on such measures as the percentage of low-income students receiving federal Pell grants, average tuition and student debt, graduation and transfer rates.  Other proposals would award more financial aid to students at higher-rated colleges and create incentives for new cost-saving approaches, such as three-year bachelor's degrees and online programs.
SPORTS
June 20, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
John Wooden's first All-American at UCLA never played a minute in the NBA. He was neither a prized recruit nor a prolific scorer, and as a shooter, he wasn't much. George Stanich, however, ranked among the most versatile athletes to ever play for Wooden. An Olympic bronze medalist in the high jump before he met Wooden, Stanich later was a minor league pitcher. In between, he was a two-time All-Pacific Coast Conference guard who helped UCLA reach the NCAA tournament for the first time and Wooden to win the first two of his 19 conference championships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2008 | Alicia Lozano, Lozano is a Times staff writer.
Two years after Compton College was stripped of its accreditation, a multimillion-dollar effort is underway to reestablish the two-year school as an institution of higher learning. El Camino College, which has assumed management of Compton, has spent $41 million in local bond money to renovate facilities and recently hired three new deans to revamp a threadbare curriculum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
Two students from Glendale Community College have been expelled and nine from El Camino College have been suspended this week amid campus investigations into allegedly forged grade transcripts, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty other Glendale students remain under investigation for allegedly handing in forged transcripts of courses taken at other campuses such as Los Angeles Trade Tech College, said Ann Ransford, a Glendale College spokeswoman.
OPINION
April 17, 2004
Re "The California Dream's Great Explorer," Commentary, April 13: Kevin Starr is indeed California's living treasure -- from his masterful books on California and its people to the many magnificent libraries constructed under his tenure as state librarian to the thousands of lives and minds that he has stimulated in our state's classrooms and public forums. If that were not enough, Starr has always been there for us, his fellow California historians. His unyielding encouragement, support and advisement have enabled others, from a wide variety of walks of life and points of view, to share their views of what it means to be a Californian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2004 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Louise Marrone started her Easter morning at a sunrise service on Laguna Beach. By noon she stood at the edge of a large circle on the track field of El Camino College in Torrance admiring a maze of American Indian tribal dancers, many of them children, moving to a steady drum beat. "It's fabulous," said Marrone, a Laguna Beach resident and law firm employee. "Look at the children. Many children of today don't want to be bothered with the traditions of their fathers and grandfathers."
NEWS
February 13, 2003 | Reed Johnson
"Bus Stop": Director Sabin Epstein's faithful and tenderly nuanced production of William Inge's underperformed Corn Belt classic draws us into the fleeting warmth of this old-fashioned, solidly crafted work about four motley passengers stranded by a blizzard at a Kansas crossroads cafe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2002 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since declaring independence in 1991, Ukraine became a magnet for such enterprising Americans as Roger McMurrin, who founded a ministry (the Church of the Holy Trinity), a nonprofit organization (Music Mission Kiev) and the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, which he and a team of Ukrainians conducted Friday night at El Camino College's Marsee Auditorium.
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