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November 3, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON and MARTHA GROVES and RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the Irvine Unified School District, students on sports teams who can afford it must pay $195 to cover transportation costs. Fifty miles away, nervous officials in the Bonita Unified School District are returning money that was collected for the busing of students to extracurricular events over the last eight years because of fears that the practice is illegal.
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October 18, 2000 | DENIENE HUSTED, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Woodbridge High students came to the defense Tuesday of the school's Warrior mascot, which some Native Americans say is offensive to them. Five students told trustees of Irvine Unified School District that the school has taught them to respect the image of the warrior and to hold it in high esteem. "I am a Warrior. I am a person who has strength, honor and pride in my community," student Stephanie Bennett said.
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September 10, 2000 | MATHIS WINKLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The small blast sounded to Rick Gale as if a firecracker had gone off in a nearby classroom. Walking to the administration building at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, the social science teacher turned to make sure that no one was hurt. All he saw was a substitute teacher chatting with students at the room's entrance, causing him to believe the situation was under control. Only later that day in 1993 did Gale find out that a student had fired a gun into the floor.
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September 7, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irvine Co. and the Donald Bren Foundation on Wednesday announced plans to give $25 million over the next several years to education, primarily for public schools attended by students who live on the Irvine Ranch. The Bren Foundation, through its Educational Enrichment Fund, aims to hand out $15 million in grants to bolster programs in the sciences, technology and the arts.
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