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April 27, 2007 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Gonzales, superintendent of the Compton Unified School District since 2001, has told the board and administrators that he will step down July 31. Gonzales, 70, led the district when it emerged from state control and enjoyed improved student test scores. But he also had strained relations with some board members over the district's troubled school renovation and construction program. Gonzales could not be reached for comment Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2007 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Gonzales, superintendent of the Compton Unified School District since 2001, has told the board and administrators that he will step down July 31. Gonzales, 70, led the district when it emerged from state control and enjoyed improved student test scores. But he also had strained relations with some board members over the district's troubled school renovation and construction program. Gonzales could not be reached for comment Thursday.
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March 12, 1987
A Walnut man and his partner have been awarded more than $5.8 million in damages for the illegal union interference that led to the closing of their Chino grocery store. Peter Vargas of Walnut and Kenneth Henderson of Chino, former owners of Chino Farms Market, were driven out of business as a result of a 1975-76 strike by the Retail Clerk's Union Local 1428, a Pomona Superior Court jury found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2002 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New Mexico attorney general Thursday charged current and former school board members in Las Cruces with illegally granting raises and benefits to Compton Superintendent Jesse Gonzales when he headed the schools there. Gonzales, who was not charged with anything, was superintendent in Las Cruces for nearly 12 years before leaving late last year to assume the top job in Compton. Through a spokesman, he declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the school district headquarters here, the road winds southwest out of town, crosses the Rio Grande and disappears in the pecan groves that extend as far as the border. It took Jesse Gonzales half a century to travel this 10-mile stretch of highway, to go from son of migrant farm workers to superintendent of the community's schools. He spent another dozen years transforming the district into what many consider a desert island of excellence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2002 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New Mexico attorney general Thursday charged current and former school board members in Las Cruces with illegally granting raises and benefits to Compton Superintendent Jesse Gonzales when he headed the schools there. Gonzales, who was not charged with anything, was superintendent in Las Cruces for nearly 12 years before leaving late last year to assume the top job in Compton. Through a spokesman, he declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran New Mexico educator Jesse L. Gonzales on Wednesday was formally named superintendent of the state-managed Compton Unified School District, and immediately urged the complete return of authority to the locally elected school board. After signing a three-year, $165,000-per-year contract, Gonzales, the 63-year-old superintendent in Las Cruces, N.M., suggested he might ask the state Legislature to remove the Department of Education from overseeing the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Jesse Gonzales, a longtime school superintendent in New Mexico, has emerged as a leading candidate to become the first locally appointed superintendent of the state-run Compton schools in eight years, according to three people familiar with the search. Gonzales was one of four finalists interviewed by members of Compton's elected school board Friday and Saturday. All come from outside the district, and two, including Gonzales, are from out of state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Compton school board is expected tonight to pass a resolution in support of its new superintendent, who is being investigated for extra benefits he received at his previous job in New Mexico. Jesse Gonzales received $390,000 in bonuses and life insurance policies over his 12 years as superintendent in Las Cruces, N.M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The New Mexico attorney general Thursday charged current and former school board members in Las Cruces with illegally granting raises and benefits to Compton Supt. Jesse Gonzales when he headed the schools there. Gonzales, who was not charged with anything, was superintendent in Las Cruces for nearly 12 years before leaving late last year to assume the top job in Compton. Through a spokesman, he declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the school district headquarters here, the road winds southwest out of town, crosses the Rio Grande and disappears in the pecan groves that extend as far as the border. It took Jesse Gonzales half a century to travel this 10-mile stretch of highway, to go from son of migrant farm workers to superintendent of the community's schools. He spent another dozen years transforming the district into what many consider a desert island of excellence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran New Mexico educator Jesse L. Gonzales on Wednesday was formally named superintendent of the state-managed Compton Unified School District, and immediately urged the complete return of authority to the locally elected school board. After signing a three-year, $165,000-per-year contract, Gonzales, the 63-year-old superintendent in Las Cruces, N.M., suggested he might ask the state Legislature to remove the Department of Education from overseeing the district.
NEWS
March 12, 1987
A Walnut man and his partner have been awarded more than $5.8 million in damages for the illegal union interference that led to the closing of their Chino grocery store. Peter Vargas of Walnut and Kenneth Henderson of Chino, former owners of Chino Farms Market, were driven out of business as a result of a 1975-76 strike by the Retail Clerk's Union Local 1428, a Pomona Superior Court jury found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2001 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state handed back to Compton Unified School District the reins to 38 local campuses Tuesday, ending an eight-year takeover of the school system, the longest in California history. With a new superintendent, new school board trustees and improved test scores, the 37,000-student district is rebounding from the financial and academic dysfunction that led the state to strip it of power in 1993, officials said. But they stressed that more work remains.
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