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November 2, 2000 | IRMA LEMUS
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the Glendale Unified School District of discriminating against a Bible study group by charging it fees to use school facilities while other organizations are allowed to use them for free. Virgina-based American Center for Law and Justice filed the suit on behalf of Glendale resident Dolores Ditty, a volunteer with Child Evangelism Fellowship, a local Christian group.
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October 5, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A La Crescenta elementary school could lose thousands of dollars in state reward money because a class of third-graders may have cheated on the Stanford 9 test with help from its teacher, state education officials said Wednesday.
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July 27, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prosecutors charged 15-year-old Michael Demirdjian as an adult Wednesday in the bludgeoning deaths of two La Crescenta boys, and police identified a second suspect as 19-year-old Adam Walker of La Crescenta. Demirdjian appeared weary as he stood in a Glendale municipal courtroom to face two counts of murder and two counts of robbery. His arraignment was postponed by court Commissioner Steve K. Lubell until Aug.
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April 7, 2000
Glendale Unified School District administrators say they are tightening supervision of after-school sports, revising athletic guidelines and tearing down a football locker room and rebuilding it after eight high school football players were suspended last month for an alleged pattern of hazing. The eight boys pinned younger players on the locker room floor and poked them in the buttocks with sawed-off broom handles and a mini-baseball bat, according to school and police officials.
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August 20, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The percentage of ninth-graders who go on to complete high school has dropped at four of six area school districts, bucking a statewide trend of improved high school attendance, according to state statistics released this week. Administrators at each of the districts called the decreases minor, saying their schools overall achieved high four-year completion rates. The Antelope Valley Union High School District posted the greatest decline locally--3.5%--between 1994 and 1996.
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August 11, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nature lovers, Mission College, the Skirball Center and political activists pushing to study the effect of secession from Los Angeles are among the biggest beneficiaries in the San Fernando Valley of the $76-billion state budget that appeared to be nearing a final form Monday night. The state spending plan, which stalled in its last phase in the Assembly, included $5 million for a major land purchase in the undeveloped Verdugo Mountains overlooking Burbank and Glendale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School administrators across the San Fernando and Antelope valleys began sending home standardized test scores this week that revealed promising results for several school districts, but raised concerns for others. A review of five of the region's largest school systems--those outside the Los Angeles Unified School District--showed that students in most performed at or above the national average in reading, math and language.
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October 26, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brandon Cranmer was once friends with a neighborhood kid who lives one house away on a cul-de-sac in Sagebrush, a sliver of a community on the western edge of La Canada Flintridge. "We used to see each other," said Brandon, who is 6 years old, as his face sagged into a frown. "But now I almost never see him."
NEWS
June 4, 1997 | JEAN MERL and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In local elections ignored by near-record numbers of voters Tuesday, a high-stakes bond measure to pay for Los Angeles County's fire and paramedic services appeared headed for approval by the required two-thirds of the electorate, while labor unions won a majority of seats on a commission to rewrite the City Charter.
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