June 6, 2011 |
It is a source of fierce shame and more than a little defensiveness in Compton that the area's lone bastion of higher education, Compton Community College, lost its accreditation in 2005 after officials absconded with public money and the district came up short on its payroll. Six years later, however, there are signs of hope at the college, where a battle-scarred crop of leaders is fighting through threats of violence and howls of community protest but is at last confronting the truth.
March 5, 2000 |
Genethia Hudley Hayes, by her own admission, is either loved or hated. Don't call her a diplomat. She's not. Nor is she a politician. She claims no higher ambition than her current hot seat as president of the L.A. School Board. Impatient for change, Hayes angered many black elected officials when Mayor Richard Riordan appeared to handpick her as part of his slate of school-board reformers. With financial backing from Riordan and his friends, she beat the incumbent, Barbara M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2002 |
Caprice Young was reelected Tuesday to the presidency of the Los Angeles Board of Education, a post she has held for a year. The 4-2 vote, with one abstention, shows the board is divided in advance of a campaign for a $3.3-billion construction bond measure and labor negotiations this fall. Marlene Canter, David Tokofsky and Jose Huizar backed Young for the presidency--the same group that voted for her one year ago.
March 4, 2003
Here are The Times' recommendations for Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education and Los Angeles Board of Trustees Community College District elections today. To find your polling place, call (800) 815-2666.
March 22, 2012
Sweetener lawsuit: A March 20 article in Section A about a legal battle between the producers of sugar and high fructose corn syrup said that the average American consumes 888 calories per day from sweeteners. In fact, the average intake is 387 calories per day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The article also said that the Corn Refiners Assn. represents growers, processors and distributors. Most growers are represented by the National Corn Growers Assn. LAFD response times: In the March 21 Section A, a column about Los Angeles Fire Department response times misspelled the last name of the president of the city Fire Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2002 |
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution this week requiring Supt. Roy Romer to create a plan within six months to close the academic achievement gap separating African American and Latino students from their Asian and white peers. "If you measure it with standardized tests, more African American and Latino students are failing reading and math," board member Jose Huizar said.