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January 8, 1994 | REBECCA BRYANT
For the native Chumash people, the Santa Monica Mountains held food, shelter and medicine. For today's youngsters, those same wooded hills hold wonder and mystery. The Cold Creek Docents, a group that helps children grasp the large lessons of history and nature the mountains offer, is looking for volunteers to help guide children through those lessons.
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November 26, 2011 | By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
As various California power players develop an array of tax initiatives to propose for next year's ballot, they are reading the political tea leaves, hoping to discern how receptive voters might be in a sluggish economy. While the proposals are still in their embryonic stages, deep-pocketed interest groups that could pay for ballot-measure campaigns say they're heartened by recent public opinion poll findings and local elections. A bipartisan poll conducted for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times found that 64% of registered voters would be willing to pay higher taxes to boost funding for public schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1993 | PENELOPE MOFFET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 40 students gathered in a small, dimly lit nature center lined with glass cases of stuffed birds and mammals, eager for instruction in the ways of the wild. "Do you know any animal that, for a small twinkly thing on your finger, would slit your throat?" asked instructor Frank Hovore. "Our humanity is what sets us apart from nature, very truly, but it doesn't set us above it."
NEWS
March 8, 2011 | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
President Obama drew Bill and Melinda Gates into his campaign for education reform and investment on Tuesday, appearing at a technology-focused Boston public academy the Microsoft chairman and his wife helped to start and offering it as an example for the nation. At a time of scarce resources, Obama said, the U.S. should tighten its belt wherever possible but still put more money into advancing such a "21st century curriculum" across the country. "There is no better economic policy than one that produces more graduates with the skills they need to succeed," Obama said, speaking to students and teachers at the TechBoston Academy.
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December 2, 1989 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The politically influential California Teachers Assn. threatened Friday to mount a massive campaign to defeat proposals to modify the state spending limit and increase the gas tax unless schools are guaranteed a bigger share of tax revenues.
NEWS
January 7, 1994 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gov. Pete Wilson today will propose giving public schools enough money to keep pace with expanding enrollments next year while encouraging another round of fee increases for students in community colleges and the state's two university systems, Administration sources say. Wilson also intends to up the ante in his ongoing battle with the federal government over the cost of providing services to illegal immigrants in California, those sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District took the first step Wednesday to seek an annual tax on about 1 million properties in the county, under an obscure state law that bypasses the requirement that voters approve tax increases. After a heated debate, the Board of Trustees voted 4 to 2 to survey the district's voters on their opinion of an annual charge on virtually every property in the 882-square-mile district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The powerful California Teachers Assn. plans to put its financial muscle behind a drive to persuade voters to raise about $3 billion annually for public schools and universities by increasing the state's sales tax by a penny on the dollar. The CTA state council, the union's 660-member governing body, decided at a meeting in San Francisco last weekend to begin preparing for a campaign to place a sales tax increase on the 1998 ballot.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that critics protested as an attempt to evade Proposition 13 limits on tax increases, the Los Angeles Community College District is considering raising taxes on nearly 1 million properties under an obscure provision of state law that allows the tax increase without voters' approval. Relying on a statute intended to fund services such as landscaping and lighting, college officials are considering a plan to raise $8.
NEWS
March 19, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State university students do not appreciate the "courage" it took for the California State University Board of Trustees to approve a 40% fee increase for the next academic year, and Democratic lawmakers are trying to capitalize politically on the students' short-sightedness, Gov. Pete Wilson said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Sunday for the last 25 years, University High School in Irvine has echoed with the chatter of Orange County students learning Chinese. But now some parents wonder if the sound of their children carrying on this tradition will fall silent. Irvine Unified School District trustees voted this week to raise the rent for the 900-student Irvine Chinese School--by nearly 300%, according to Chinese School officials. But Irvine school officials put the increase at closer to 200%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999 | JAMES A. FLEMING, James A. Fleming is superintendent of Capistrano Unified School District
When California's new pro-education governor, Gray Davis, signed the state budget in June, he properly heralded a significant 6.1% increase in revenue for public education. Once the celebration had settled down and the smoke cleared, however, what was revealed was that this budget, despite its significant funding increase, could actually harm basic educational programs. The average Orange County citizen may wonder what's going on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Making up for a budget hit two years ago, Conejo Valley teachers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday night to accept a 6.2% salary increase this school year. By a margin of 188 to 4, members of the United Assn. of Conejo Teachers backed the one-year contract that calls for a 4.2% raise paired with a 2% one-time bonus and beefed-up benefits package. "Most teachers seem pretty happy" about the new contract, former union president John Uelmen said.
NEWS
January 4, 1996 | DAVE LESHER and RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gov. Pete Wilson sought to steal a major issue from the Democrats on Wednesday by pledging to provide money that would cancel a scheduled fee increase at California colleges and universities this fall. Wilson said his action to avert major fee increases scheduled for the 1996-97 school year was made possible by a cash surplus--estimated to be $1 billion--generated by an unexpected surge in the state's economy.
NEWS
November 8, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a politically volatile mix, trustees of the California State University system today are expected to approve pay hikes for the system's top executives and a 10% student fee increase for next fall. However, trustees said they hope to avoid enacting the fee increase--part of their preliminary budget proposal--by persuading the state to increase funding for higher education next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District took the first step Wednesday to seek an annual tax on about 1 million properties in the county, under an obscure state law that bypasses the requirement that voters approve tax increases. After a heated debate, the Board of Trustees voted 4 to 2 to survey the district's voters on their opinion of an annual charge on virtually every property in the 882-square-mile district.
NEWS
November 8, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a politically volatile mix, trustees of the California State University system today are expected to approve pay hikes for the system's top executives and a 10% student fee increase for next fall. However, trustees said they hope to avoid enacting the fee increase--part of their preliminary budget proposal--by persuading the state to increase funding for higher education next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four months after shelving one controversial tax plan, the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District will consider a new proposal this week to add about $8 a year to homeowner property tax bills to finance improvements at the system's nine campuses. District trustees are scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to begin the process to enact the tax, which would affect about 1 million properties, but would not require voter approval.
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