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February 6, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
It's one thing to moan and groan. Another thing to hew and do. So you count all the bodies that fell in just one year in Los Angeles and you could mourn until sunset: the multicultural Theatre Center, the Joffrey Ballet's western home, the hilltop Dance Gallery, the youthful Philharmonic Institute orchestra, the audience-building Philharmonic Style concerts, the dismantled school music and arts programs, the exodus of downtown artists, dispersed as modern rent refugees.
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February 6, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
It's one thing to moan and groan. Another thing to hew and do. So you count all the bodies that fell in just one year in Los Angeles and you could mourn until sunset: the multicultural Theatre Center, the Joffrey Ballet's western home, the hilltop Dance Gallery, the youthful Philharmonic Institute orchestra, the audience-building Philharmonic Style concerts, the dismantled school music and arts programs, the exodus of downtown artists, dispersed as modern rent refugees.
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NEWS
February 6, 1985
Two Los Angeles Unified School District teachers were named Bravo Award winners Monday night at a dinner held in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center. Chosen from 67 nominees and 10 finalists from Los Angeles area schools, the winners were Lynn Hickey of Sepulveda Junior High, an arts specialist, and Ida Rodich, a sixth-grade teacher at Carthay Center Elementary School. Bronze sculptures were presented to the winners by Nancy Olson Livingston and Garry Marshall.
NEWS
December 24, 1989
Four San Gabriel Valley teachers are among 11 finalists for BRAVO awards, given by the Music Center of Los Angeles for outstanding achievement in arts and general education. One prize is awarded in each category. Dave Master of John A. Rowland High School in the Rowland Unified School District was selected as a finalist in the arts specialist category. In the general education category, three San Gabriel Valley teachers qualified. They are Amelia J.
NEWS
February 4, 1987 | Marylouise Oates
PEOPLE WILL TALK--In D.C., people are talking about former Reagan political director Ed Rollins and Mondale veteran, D.C. attorney John Reilly, going into business together. That sounds like a male version of the successful firm that joined the GOP's Nancy Reynolds with the Democrats' Anne Wexler. . . . Former Carter White House aide Midge Costanza will reportedly link up with Shirley MacLaine to coordinate the actress-author's spirituality seminars across the United States. . . .
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March 10, 1989 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Three Southland teachers shared the 1988 Bravo award, given annually by the Music Center for outstanding achievement in arts education. At a ceremony Monday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Music Center honored Barrie Becker, who teaches dance at a juvenile court school in Los Angeles, Taffy Patton, who incorporates the arts into her sixth-grade curriculum at Vena Magnet School in Pacoima, and Phila McDaniel, who teaches art at Gardena High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN and PATRICIA WARD and BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writers
The day after winning a Bravo Award for excellence in teaching the arts, Gardena High School teacher Phila McDaniel was elated but already looking ahead to other goals. After more than three decades as a teacher, the award "is a shot in the arm," McDaniel said. "You go along so far and you feel you've given your all. After 33 years, you need something like this."
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Three Southland teachers shared the 1988 Bravo award, given annually by the Music Center for outstanding achievement in arts education. At a ceremony Monday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Music Center honored Barrie Becker, who teaches dance at a juvenile court school in Los Angeles, Taffy Patton, who incorporates the arts into her sixth-grade curriculum at Vena Magnet School in Pacoima, and Phila McDaniel, who teaches art at Gardena High School.
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Three Southland teachers shared the 1988 Bravo award, given annually by the Music Center for outstanding achievement in arts education. At a ceremony Monday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Music Center honored Taffy Patton, who incorporates the arts into her sixth-grade curriculum at Vena Magnet School in Pacoima, Barrie Becker, who teaches dance at a juvenile court school in Los Angeles, and Phila McDaniel, who teaches art at Gardena High School.
NEWS
December 3, 1987
A 22-year veteran of the Lynwood Fire Department, Gerald L. Wallace, has been selected as the new fire chief. Wallace, 44, who had risen through the ranks to captain, Tuesday was unanimously appointed chief by the five-member City Council. Wallace replaces Ronald W. Lathrope, who retired in June after 27 years on the 35-person Fire Department. Assistant Fire Chief Fred Ripley had been serving as acting chief.
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