April 25, 1993 |
Wielding a toy flashlight, the white-coated doctor peered into the eyes of her patient. She then gave the boy a shot--on his wrist, of all places--and barked, "Get up!" Another doctor cornered a reporter. "Lie down," she commanded, before administering a blood test, tuberculosis test and a shot smack in the middle of the chest. "Gotta get another one Monday. Check and come back and call me," the doctor ordered. Then she scribbled something illegible and handed the reporter a slip of red paper.
June 13, 1997 |
Marjorie Simpson Morris, a kindergarten teacher who became an advocate for quality child care and early childhood education, has died. She was 69. Morris, who lived in Encino, died June 5 in Los Angeles of complications following open heart surgery. She had been serving on the city of Los Angeles' Commission on Children, Youth and Their Families, and was a board member of the Head Start organization called Foundation for Early Childhood Education.
May 4, 1995 |
Azteca Head Start, a federally funded program that provides free meals, medical exams and other services to about 200 underprivileged preschool children in Alhambra and 490 preschoolers in nearby cities, will close on June 30. Vickie Castro, an Azteca board member, said that the board of directors of the Alhambra-based agency decided not to seek the $3 million in annual funding that the program receives from the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
June 20, 1993 |
The hollow ring of a school bell interrupted the children's performance of the spirited la raspa dance. But the preschoolers in the Head Start program at Manfred E. Evans Community Adult School continued on with the Mexican dance, accustomed to the sound and to the adults who streamed out of classrooms nearby.
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June 26, 2002 |
The director of Los Angeles County's Head Start program, America's largest, will be removed from his position and reassigned against his wishes--a move that has upset parents and employees. Andrew Kennedy, 52, took over Head Start 10 years ago, at a time when the county's management and oversight were so slipshod that the federal government, which provides all the funding, threatened to strip the county of control.
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October 15, 1998 |
Richard Cloke, one of the last surviving members of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the U.S. element of an international alliance that fought with Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War, has died. He was 82. Cloke died Tuesday morning of a heart attack at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, according to his son Kenneth Cloke of Santa Monica. Born Jan. 23, 1916, in Fort Flagler, Wash., Cloke briefly attended the University of Virginia before transferring to UC Berkeley.