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November 4, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
At Gault Street Elementary, waves of parents flow through the campus daily. Sometimes the tide is stronger, said parent center director Rosalva Waterford, but they are always there. Volunteers make copies for the teachers using one of the center's three copy machines - including the one they call la viejita (the old woman) a decades-old, yellowing behemoth that frequently gets passed over for the newer models. Parents sometimes help move classroom furniture for an activity or clean up afterward.
September 16, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
He's only 11. Still, BJ Bae blended in with the thousands of people of Korean heritage who swarmed an Orange County college fair this weekend. He stopped to sign up for a concentration test so "I can know what job might be good for me. " Angela Kim, 10, headed straight for the Stanford University table, then UC Berkeley, then Columbia University. "We have lots of choices," she said confidently. The mothers of both children tagged along, stuffing handbooks into their bags, promising to review them together when they get home.
July 31, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The debacle of New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer, who resigned from his job with the magazine this week after conceding that he had invented quotes attributed to Bob Dylan in his bestselling book “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” leaves one glaring lesson: Do better homework. In addition to Lehrer losing his job, his book is being yanked out of stores and has already disappeared from e-book sellers including Barnes & Noble and A crucial part of Lehrer's thesis was that Dylan couldn't, or didin't want to, explain his creative process.
July 25, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
At the center of the Jackson family feud, amid the television statements and police allegations and murky gossip, Michael's only daughter speaks uncensored. everyones taking control of me , it seems that the worlds got a role for me .. im so confused will u show to me you'll be there for me - Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) July 25, 2012 "Everyones taking control of me , it seems that the worlds got a role for me .. im so confused will u show to me you'll be there for me," Paris tweeted Wednesday morning.
July 13, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette, Los Angeles Times
Christian Jaimes has read precisely 363 books. He exclaims the figure with dead-serious fervor, rocking back and forth in a blue child-size library chair at the Toberman Neighborhood Center in San Pedro. At summer day camp, the 9-year-old can flip through "The Adventures of Captain Underpants," his favorite series, as much as he wants — as long as he finishes his math homework first. Today, it's a three-digit multiplication worksheet. "After I'm done with my work I always, always like to read," says Christian, chocolate brown eyes wide.
March 24, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
You've cruised Valley Boulevard through Alhambra and Monterey Park, hitting all the culinary hot spots: 101 Noodle Express for the Shandong-style beef roll, Savoy Kitchen for Hainanese chicken rice or Taste of Chong Qing for Sichuan baked fish in pickled peppers. A few miles east might lie less-explored territory, Rowland Heights. The neighborhood's a trove of Taiwanese and other delights, including its bakeries, noodle shops and theme restaurants (cave women and elementary school among them)
March 19, 2012
After extensive study, the Los Angeles Unified School District last year unveiled a new draft homework policy that looked like the product of some very badly done homework indeed. Flexible in the wrong ways, inflexible in the wrong ways, self-contradictory and at times simply muddled, it would have mandated that homework count for no more than 10% of a student's grade - meaning that it would make very little difference even if a student blew off half of it. At the same time, it failed to set appropriate amounts of homework based on students' ages and grade levels.
March 14, 2012 | By Alex Pham
With daily headlines about online bullying, unsafe apps and Internet addiction, what's a harried parent to do?  The last thing they want to do is read a book. But that's just what Scott Steinberg hopes they will do. The technology consultant and founder of TechSavvy Global in Seattle on Wednesday came out with "The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games," the first in a series of books. Why read Steinberg's book when there are 712 titles on Amazon under "technology parenting"?
March 6, 2012 | By David Lazarus
Consumers are getting better at consuming. Or so the latest numbers from the Better Business Bureau suggest. Consumers checked out the BBB's statistics on millions of companies a record 103 million times last year, up 18% from 2010. Meanwhile, complaints lodged with the bureau fell about 7%, to 927,000. That tells us that more people are doing their homework before making decisions that affect their money. And as a result of such due diligence, they're finding less to gripe about.
November 17, 2011 | By Janet Kinosian, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Dressing an actress to play a global icon is tough. However, watching Michelle Williams channel Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn," you're seeing not the sex-kitten public film star but the private woman. It was this public versus private persona that helped costume designer Jill Taylor overcome any trepidation about tackling such a singular figure for this film, which recounts the tumultuous days of a young assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," which costarred Laurence Olivier.
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