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October 21, 1994
The widow of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in baseball's major leagues, on Thursday urged students at a Long Beach school named for her husband to make the most of their chances in life. Rachel Robinson attended the dedication of the Jackie Robinson Academy, a 550-student, state-of-the-art school that officials called the first of its kind in the district.
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February 25, 1996 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, coming down squarely on the side of those who favor requiring uniforms in public schools, said Saturday he sees it as a way to reduce peer pressure and school violence. Clinton visited the Jackie Robinson Academy in Long Beach to demonstrate support for the Long Beach Unified School District's uniform policy, the first in the nation for a public school district.
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October 13, 1994 | EMELYN CRUZ LAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Morin stands in front of a hazy chalkboard filled with scribbling as he surveys two lines of blue-and-white-clad fifth- and sixth-graders entering his classroom. Fresh air wafts through an open doorway as the students burst into the sparsely decorated room, filling it with chatter. "Kiritsu!" he says with voice raised, demanding their attention. "Kyotsuke!" he commands. The students, accustomed to daily ritual, quickly come to order.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1994
The widow of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in baseball's major leagues, on Thursday urged students at a Long Beach school named for her husband to make the most of their chances in life. Rachel Robinson attended the dedication of the Jackie Robinson Academy, a 550-student, state-of-the-art school that officials called the first of its kind in the district.
NEWS
February 25, 1996 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, coming down squarely on the side of those who favor requiring uniforms in public schools, said Saturday he sees it as a way to reduce peer pressure and school violence. Clinton visited the Jackie Robinson Academy in Long Beach to demonstrate support for the Long Beach Unified School District's uniform policy, the first in the nation for a public school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1996 | PATT MORRISON
The President--or rather, the Presidency, with all its attendant bells and whistles--whirled with a starred-and-striped whoosh through Long Beach, leaving the place a little breathless, as one is apt to be after the touchdown of a major celebrity. Or a tornado. The commander-in-chief who had to learn his salute on the job had come in praise of the wearing of uniforms in public schools. Bill Clinton already said as much in his State of the Union address. He had dispatched Atty. Gen.
SPORTS
February 1, 2008 | Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
So influential was Jackie Robinson that a single phone call from him to Tommy Davis changed the course of Davis' life. Davis, who won batting titles with the Dodgers in 1962 and '63, was among the guest speakers Thursday at the club's first Jackie Robinson Legacy Day, which fell on what would've been the late Robinson's 89th birthday and the eve of Black History Month. Davis shared his stories about Robinson at Dodger Stadium with more than 200 local elementary and middle school students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Army Sgt. Israel Garcia and his wife, Lesly, were strolling through his base in Vicenza, Italy, one afternoon when he noticed a community bulletin board with a small advertisement for a souped-up, red and silver 1996 Volkswagen with images of checkered racing flags on the doors. The graduate of Long Beach Polytechnic High School thought it looked cool and he loved its specs: a powerful engine, black and red interior and a price of $3,500.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2001 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sun has given a sweaty brow to fourth-grader Victor Hernandez as he proudly marches into his part of paradise at the Jackie Robinson Academy in west Long Beach. "These," the 9-year-old says with a regal sweep of arm, "are the Spanish gardens. There is sweet corn, chilies and our redwood tree. It's an actual redwood tree. There are three headmasters of the Spanish garden: Raymond, Erick and me. The headmasters are the protectors of the garden," he adds solemnly. "Come with me."
NEWS
February 16, 1995 | EMELYN CRUZ LAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Norwalk-La Mirada school board member Pat Ruiz--fed up with students who swore in class, ignored teachers' instructions and interrupted lessons--last fall proposed that all district students be taught values and ethics. Her board colleagues agreed, giving preliminary approval to a plan to introduce the 20,000 students throughout the district to such principles as respect for others, honesty and compassion.
NEWS
October 13, 1994 | EMELYN CRUZ LAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Morin stands in front of a hazy chalkboard filled with scribbling as he surveys two lines of blue-and-white-clad fifth- and sixth-graders entering his classroom. Fresh air wafts through an open doorway as the students burst into the sparsely decorated room, filling it with chatter. "Kiritsu!" he says with voice raised, demanding their attention. "Kyotsuke!" he commands. The students, accustomed to daily ritual, quickly come to order.
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