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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
After a three-month search that drew nearly 30 applicants, a Huntington Beach administrator has been named to the top job in the Hermosa Beach City School District. Alan Rasmussen, assistant superintendent of personnel and educational services in the Huntington Beach City School District, has been appointed superintendent of the 900-student district. He replaces Gwen Gross, who left earlier this month to head Ventura County's Ojai Unified School District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000
An assistant superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District will take the helm of the 1,000-student Hermosa Beach City School District next month, officials announced Thursday. M. Robert "Duffy" Clark, 52, of Orange will become superintendent of the two-campus, kindergarten-through-eighth-grade district on July 1. He will earn $118,000 a year, plus benefits, under the terms of his three-year contract.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
After a three-month search that drew nearly 30 applicants, the Hermosa Beach City School District has named a Huntington Beach administrator to the top job in the two-campus district. Alan Rasmussen, assistant superintendent of personnel and educational services in the Huntington Beach City School District, has been appointed superintendent of the 900-student district. He replaces Gwen Gross, who left to become head of the Ojai Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
After a three-month search that drew nearly 30 applicants, a Huntington Beach administrator has been named to the top job in the Hermosa Beach City School District. Alan Rasmussen, assistant superintendent of personnel and educational services in the Huntington Beach City School District, has been appointed superintendent of the 900-student district. He replaces Gwen Gross, who left earlier this month to head Ventura County's Ojai Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2000
An assistant superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District will take the helm of the 1,000-student Hermosa Beach City School District next month, officials announced Thursday. M. Robert "Duffy" Clark, 52, of Orange will become superintendent of the two-campus, kindergarten-through-eighth-grade district on July 1. He will earn $118,000 a year, plus benefits, under the terms of his three-year contract.
NEWS
May 30, 1985
The Hermosa Beach City Council voted this week to deny a school board request to rezone a portion of the former Prospect Heights School for residential development. Instead, the council left the five 25-by-100-foot parcels zoned "open space" and offered to pay the Hermosa Beach City School District $7.50 a square foot--about $94,000--for the land. The council acknowledged that if the parcels had been zoned residential, they could have been sold to private developers for about $90,000 each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county committee this week approved two plans to reorganize four school districts in the South Bay's beach cities, and it is now up to the State Board of Education to decide whether the plans will go before voters for final approval. The reorganization is supported by officials of the four districts as a way to deal with sagging enrollments and funding shortfalls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents and police in two beach cities were on alert Wednesday and Hermosa Beach school officials prepared to close a campus to outsiders after four schoolchildren were the targets of apparent kidnaping attempts in the last week. The four children, in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, reported on separate occasions that a man had approached them and asked them to take a ride in his pickup truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hermosa Beach school trustees, who have held out for months against a plan to reorganize the beach cities' schools, said Wednesday that they have abandoned hopes of holding onto their little one-school district and are willing to merge with Manhattan Beach. In a non-binding straw vote, four of the five Hermosa Beach City School District trustees said that, as a first choice, they would like Hermosa Valley School to join a single consolidated district that covers the three beach cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
The Hermosa Beach City School District was dealt a severe setback this week in its 1 1/2-year-old lawsuit against the city when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that voters have the right to maintain control over the zoning of the district's properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
After a three-month search that drew nearly 30 applicants, the Hermosa Beach City School District has named a Huntington Beach administrator to the top job in the two-campus district. Alan Rasmussen, assistant superintendent of personnel and educational services in the Huntington Beach City School District, has been appointed superintendent of the 900-student district. He replaces Gwen Gross, who left to become head of the Ojai Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1992 | KIM KOWSKY and KENNETH J. GARCIA, With Staff Reports
SMUT SWEEPER: Dozens of Hermosa Beach parents will be relieved to note that those X-rated news racks that lined the crosswalk near Hermosa Valley School, the city's public elementary school, have already been excised. The parents had been complaining about the news racks for weeks, but city officials were afraid freedom of speech provisions prohibited them from removing them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county committee this week approved two plans to reorganize four school districts in the South Bay's beach cities, and it is now up to the State Board of Education to decide whether the plans will go before voters for final approval. The reorganization is supported by officials of the four districts as a way to deal with sagging enrollments and funding shortfalls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their schools consistently rank among the state's best in test scores. They have avoided the massive layoffs and budget trauma of other districts. And in many other areas of education, from campus safety to overcrowding, they have so far avoided tumult. Still, there is plenty for school board candidates in local beach cities to debate as Tuesday's election nears. Heading the list: the very existence of the districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hermosa Beach school trustees, who have held out for months against a plan to reorganize the beach cities' schools, said Wednesday that they have abandoned hopes of holding onto their little one-school district and are willing to merge with Manhattan Beach. In a non-binding straw vote, four of the five Hermosa Beach City School District trustees said that, as a first choice, they would like Hermosa Valley School to join a single consolidated district that covers the three beach cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School trustees in the South Bay's three beach cities Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to reorganize into two kindergarten-through-12th-grade school districts, after officials of tiny Hermosa Beach said they would propose a new tax rather than lose local control of their classrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1990 | SHAWN HUBLER, SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School trustees in the South Bay's three beach cities Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to reorganize into two kindergarten-through-12th-grade school districts, after officials of tiny Hermosa Beach said they would propose a new tax rather than lose local control of their classrooms.
NEWS
April 11, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
When Betty Schweisthal wrote to the Redondo Beach Planning Department last month about her application to move her Hermosa Beach preschool to a vacant church in Redondo, she closed with the words, "We are not a destructive force." This week, when Redondo Beach City Councilman Archie Snow learned that Schweisthal intended to relocate the preschool today, he criticized city officials for not exerting greater control over preschools and threatened to delay or block the move.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents and police in two beach cities were on alert Wednesday and Hermosa Beach school officials prepared to close a campus to outsiders after four schoolchildren were the targets of apparent kidnaping attempts in the last week. The four children, in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, reported on separate occasions that a man had approached them and asked them to take a ride in his pickup truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988 | KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writer
The Hermosa Beach City School District was dealt a severe setback this week in its 1 1/2-year-old lawsuit against the city when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that voters have the right to maintain control over the zoning of the district's properties.
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