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October 9, 1998
First-term Democratic incumbent Jack Scott has a tough fight in trying to hang on to this former Republican stronghold. The GOP, having all but conceded the neighboring 43rd District when its candidate there got into trouble, has shifted its resources to Scott challenger Ken LaCorte, a medical supplies company manager. Democrats recently lost a court bid to have Green Party nominee Shawn Waddell, a registered Democrat, knocked off the ballot.
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March 7, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Jack Scott, a veteran and popular educator who has headed the state's community college system during a period of brutal budget cuts and was often a voice decrying the impact on students, announced Tuesday that he will retire as chancellor overseeing the 112 campuses. Scott, 78, became chancellor of the nation's largest community college system in January 2009 after a long career as a state legislator and college campus leader, giving him rare insights into both politics and academia.
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October 6, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a packed forum for candidates in the 21st Senate District, Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena) clashed Thursday with South Pasadena City Councilman Paul Zee over education reform and state finances. With the Nov. 7 election just a month away, the two contenders faced off at Glendale Community College in front of more than 100 people, mostly students and teachers.
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March 31, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Facing a state funding cut of up to 10%, California's community colleges will enroll 400,000 fewer students next fall and slash thousands of classes to contend with budget shortfalls that threaten to reshape their mission, officials said Wednesday. The dire prognosis was in response to the breakdown in budget talks in Sacramento and the likelihood that the state's 112 community colleges will be asked to absorb an $800-million funding reduction for the coming school year — double the amount suggested in Gov. Jerry Brown's current budget proposal.
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October 1, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first debate between first-term Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena) and Republican challenger Ken LaCorte on Wednesday, both men touched on personal tragedies involving the loss of family members to gun violence. At a meeting of the Rotary Club of Pasadena, LaCorte described how his sister and her boyfriend were gunned down by a stranger in the foothills above Arcadia. LaCorte has fought for years to keep his sister's killer from being paroled.
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October 18, 1998 | BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is op-ed page editor for the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County editions
Jack Scott in 1996 became the first Democrat elected to office in the 44th Assembly District, which covers an area stretching from Pasadena through parts of La Canada Flintridge, Glendale and into the northeastern San Fernando Valley. But the 65-year-old former president of Pasadena City College may have trouble duplicating his victory in November. The GOP is throwing its resources behind Ken LaCorte, a La Crescenta medical supply company manager.
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January 30, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may come down to a matter of style in the race between Democratic Assemblymen Jack Scott and Scott Wildman, who are vying for Adam Schiff's state Senate seat. Do voters want Scott, a genteel former college president with a soft Texas twang, or do they want Wildman, a hyperkinetic, attention-grabbing former fourth-grade teacher? The winner of the March 7 Democratic primary for the 21st State Senate district will likely face a tough fight against well-funded Republican Paul Zee.
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February 8, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Scott--the radical author and sports guru who in 1974 helped kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst and other Symbionese Liberation Army members elude one of the largest police searches in history--died Sunday of cancer in Eugene, Ore. He was 57. Scott's death came just two days after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge turned down a request by lawyers for SLA radical-turned- housewife Sara Jane Olson to videotape his testimony for her upcoming trial.
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October 1, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first debate between first-term Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena) and Republican challenger Ken LaCorte on Wednesday, both men touched on personal tragedies involving the loss of family members to gun violence. At a meeting of the Rotary Club of Pasadena, LaCorte described how his sister and her boyfriend were gunned down by a stranger in the foothills above Arcadia. LaCorte has fought for years to keep the killer from being paroled.
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December 9, 1996 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jack Scott took the oath of office last week in the ornate splendor of the state Assembly chamber, he began a week of intense study unlike any he had experienced during his 34 years in higher education. At the side of the former Pasadena City College president was his wife, and watching in the packed gallery were other members of his family, celebrating his transformation from citizen to legislator. The easygoing, gray-haired Scott, though, is anything but a typical freshman.
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February 25, 2010 | By Carla Rivera
Reversing a five-year growth trend, enrollment at California's community colleges dipped 1%, or about 21,000 students, this school year as campuses pared courses because of state budget cuts, Chancellor Jack Scott said Wednesday. The downward trend is likely to continue next year unless state funding increases, Scott said in a telephone news briefing that projected a challenging future for the nation's largest system of public higher education. California's 112 community colleges educate about 2.9 million students annually.
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May 10, 2008 | Larry Gordon and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
State Sen. Jack Scott, an education reformer who served as president of two colleges, has been named the next statewide chancellor of the California community college system. The Altadena Democrat, 74, will be forced by term limits to leave the Senate when his term expires in December and will take over the chancellor's job Jan. 1.
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November 8, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Fernando Valley can expect to wield even more political muscle in Sacramento in the next two years as voters returned several veteran lawmakers to the capital. Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) was breezing to an easy win in his central Valley district. In fact, most Democrats dominated. "There will be a lot of power from the Valley," said U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) from Democratic headquarters in Encino. "Especially with Speaker Hertzberg."
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November 3, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost every day, democracy is crammed anew into Jean Webster's mailbox in Glendale. It tumbles out when she unlocks the tiny metal door--handfuls of political mail clamoring for her vote. The tally on a recent day: four mailers from James Rogan, the Republican congressman fighting to hang on to his seat; two from his opponent, Democratic state Sen.
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October 6, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a packed forum for candidates in the 21st Senate District, Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena) clashed Thursday with South Pasadena City Councilman Paul Zee over education reform and state finances. With the Nov. 7 election just a month away, the two contenders faced off at Glendale Community College in front of more than 100 people, mostly students and teachers.
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June 18, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Jim Rogan (R-Glendale) sends voters a letter typed in the Armenian alphabet to trumpet his record as a "true friend and staunch ally" of anyone who can read it. Not to be outdone, his challenger, state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), stammers through a banquet speech in Armenian, one syllable at a time. Perhaps most daring of all is Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena), who is contending for state Senate.
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November 21, 1993 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, Adam. It was a Saturday morning. Jack Scott, president of Pasadena City College, was getting dressed for the school's homecoming festivities when he got the news that he says will haunt him forever. On Oct. 23, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy arrived at the educator's Altadena home and said that his son, Adam, a promising 27-year-old attorney, had been shot to death, allegedly by a friend, during a dinner party in the Wilshire district earlier that morning.
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May 30, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena have become California's most fiercely contested political battleground this year, strategists say, with candidates for Congress and the Legislature raising more than $10 million. Feeding the flood of cash are the districts' pivotal roles in power struggles in Sacramento and Washington. State and national party leaders have said they will spend whatever it takes to capture the swing districts where the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys meet.
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