November 3, 1988
The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District adult education department is offering additional classes for amnesty applicants who need to fulfill the educational requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Under the law, applicants must pass a citizenship test given in English or must enroll in a class covering U.S. history, government and English.
April 19, 1990
Joe V. Alderete, elected to the La Puente City Council in 1988, has been named to a one-year term as mayor. He had been the junior member on a council of longtime veterans until last week's election, when three incumbents were swept from office. "Now, I'm a veteran," Alderete, 62, said. Alderete, who was born and raised in the city, retired last year after 22 years as supervisor of operations for the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. He replaces Max E.
November 6, 1988
Max Ragland, 69, of La Puente has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education. Ragland, who retired as assistant superintendent of business after 31 years with the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, was appointed to the 7-member board by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He was installed last month. A graduate of La Puente High School, Ragland was a member of the La Puente City Council for 21 years and served as mayor of the community.
January 27, 1991
The recent shooting across the street from Nelson School (Times, Jan. 15) requires that the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District increase security measures. Schools are no different from any other valuable property; just as banks, factories, shopping malls and government buildings require security services, every one of our campuses must have a 24-hour security surveillance! The money saved from the prevention of theft, graffiti, fires, vandalism, lawsuits and increasing deductible insurance payments would eventually pay for the cost of security expenses.
November 25, 1993
A local high school teacher will fill the school board seat left vacant by the death of a longtime trustee for the Lowell Joint School District. Board members selected Gayle K. Rogers from among eight applicants to serve out a four-year term that expires Dec. 2, 1994. Rogers, 44, who teaches in the nearby Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, is scheduled to take office Dec. 13. She will replace Joyce Canfield, a 20-year board veteran, who died July 6 after a 10-year battle with cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1996
La Puente Mayor Louis Perez is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 22 on charges of misdemeanor spousal abuse, but prosecutors said Tuesday that they will not pursue a previously filed child battery charge. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Swartz set the date for the jury trial at a preliminary hearing Monday. Perez has pleaded not guilty. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1988
Davis is right on target regarding the glut of school administrators at the expense of overcrowded classrooms. We recently organized a parents community group in La Puente because the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District cut teaching positions and other instructional services, leaving intact a district office top-heavy with non-teaching administrative personnel. We have also learned that district administrators receive, in addition to high salaries, fringe benefits such as cars, car insurance, gasoline, car maintenance and repairs, a tax-shelter stipend, travel and conference expenses, as well as a $25,000 life insurance policy, all paid by our hard-earned tax dollars.
February 11, 1993
The city will spend the majority of its 1993-94 federal block grant funds on development of a new senior citizens center and subsidies for housing rehabilitation under a plan approved by the City Council on Tuesday. City officials anticipate receiving $463,000 in federal funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, a 6% increase over the current year's block grant funding.