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February 19, 2013 | By Shan Li
Congress is investigating a nearly $100-million dollar budget shortfall in the Job Corps program, aimed at giving job training to low-income youths, after the Labor Department said it was forced to halt enrollment at job centers nationwide. The move could keep as many as 30,000 disadvantaged youths from getting job training this year, according to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).  "If there are mistakes made that led to this problem, the ones losing out here are going to be young people at risk," Casey told the Associated Press.
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October 25, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a Job Corps student accused of stabbing his advisor to death, after a jury deliberated for nearly four days. The jury deadlocked over whether Freddy Leyva, 24, had committed murder or voluntary manslaughter in the March 2012 slaying of Dwayne Alexander, a respected and well-liked former entertainment industry executive . Prosecutors had argued that Leyva was racist and homophobic, and brutally stabbed a man he disliked.
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March 16, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
As R&B singer Millie Jackson performed at Hollywood Park Casino on Sunday night, Dwayne Alexander sat at the VIP table. So did singer Norwood Young, whom Jackson had also invited. Alexander had directed a concert documentary for Jackson in 2007. As an executive for Capitol/EMI in the 1980s, he had signed Young to his first record contract, but the men hadn't seen each other for a good while. "We acted like schoolboys all night," said Young in a telephone interview Thursday.
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October 25, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
No one disputed that Freddy Leyva stabbed his Job Corps advisor to death. The question was why. Prosecutors said the March 2012 slaying of Dwayne Alexander, a respected former entertainment industry executive described as a gentle soul , was first-degree murder - the act of a racist, homophobic deviant capable of slashing a man almost 30 times. But Leyva's attorney, Tomas Requejo, contended that his client was a troubled young man who had suffered sexual abuse by Alexander, 49. The crime, Requejo said, was voluntary manslaughter, not murder.
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July 12, 2001
Imagine the flurry of correspondence set off by Wednesday's headline: "Holden Hires 2 Casualties of Limits: Termed-out Mike Hernandez and Rudy Svorinich Jr. land jobs. The news comes as a surprise to Svorinich." To: Nate From: Rudy RE: You shouldn't have You could have knocked me over with a trowel the other day when that reporter from The Times called and told me I was back on the city payroll. I'm tickled that you want to pay me to advise you on transportation.
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August 16, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Tammy Polanco, 17, of Piru is the first in her family to graduate from high school. In a few years, with the help of a federal program, she hopes to be the first to graduate from college as well. Tammy is one of a handful of Ventura County students selected for an educational and vocational training program that she hopes will change her life. The Job Corps will pay her educational and living expenses for six months to two years so that Tammy can learn some business and clerical skills.
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July 29, 1989 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
A second Job Corps center will open in San Diego County, federal officials announced Friday. The facility to train economically disadvantaged youth will be at a former Air Force communications station on Mt. Laguna in the Cleveland National Forest. U. S. Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole announced the Mt. Laguna site selection along with other new centers for Gadsden, Ala.; Minot, N.D., and Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Rep.
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November 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine people were injured when a car ran into a Job Corps bus carrying youths home from a basketball game, sending the bus careening up an embankment on Interstate 5. Five youths on the bus and two staff members were taken to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries after the collision Wednesday night, authorities said. The driver of the car suffered serious internal injuries and a passenger was less seriously injured, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Santillan.
NEWS
August 18, 1988
Women in Community Service will have a free job corps rally from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at Virginia Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., to celebrate the opening of a new office at 2050 Colorado Ave. Information on the service's job corps program will be available at the rally, along with games, food, entertainment and prizes, including hotel accommodations, and tickets to movies, theme parks and events.
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July 8, 1998
Job Corps, a federally funded service that offers job training and placement for disadvantaged youths age 16 to 24, recently opened its first Orange County office, at 114 E. 19th St. Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps has helped about 1.7 million people nationwide since it was established in 1964. Jobs Corps students can receive training, earn wages while they study and receive job placement assistance upon graduation. Information: (949) 515-8943, or
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Shan Li
Congress is investigating a nearly $100-million dollar budget shortfall in the Job Corps program, aimed at giving job training to low-income youths, after the Labor Department said it was forced to halt enrollment at job centers nationwide. The move could keep as many as 30,000 disadvantaged youths from getting job training this year, according to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).  "If there are mistakes made that led to this problem, the ones losing out here are going to be young people at risk," Casey told the Associated Press.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's proposal to create a Veterans Jobs Corps to stem high unemployment among recent military veterans was shelved Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate balked over the five-year $1-billion cost, giving both sides fresh ammunition for the November election. The measure had been on Obama's to-do list for Congress, a modest set of initiatives aimed at boosting the nation's sluggish economy that Republicans have largely rejected. The jobs bill would have hired veterans who served in the military since the terrorist attacks of Sept.
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September 11, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - The Senate overwhelmingly advanced President Obama's Veterans Jobs Corps legislation, which would provide $1 billion over the next five years to hire post-Sept. 11, 2001-era veterans for public works jobs and give them preference for police and firefighter positions. Veterans from the 9/11 era have a consistently higher unemployment rate -   10.9% for August - than the national rate of 8.1%. Tuesday's vote to bring the bill to the Senate floor was 95-1. Democrats led the effort, which came on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.  Republicans agreed to begin debate, but it is unclear whether they will support final passage this week.
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March 16, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
As R&B singer Millie Jackson performed at Hollywood Park Casino on Sunday night, Dwayne Alexander sat at the VIP table. So did singer Norwood Young, whom Jackson had also invited. Alexander had directed a concert documentary for Jackson in 2007. As an executive for Capitol/EMI in the 1980s, he had signed Young to his first record contract, but the men hadn't seen each other for a good while. "We acted like schoolboys all night," said Young in a telephone interview Thursday.
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January 19, 2011 | By Elizabeth Mehren, Special to the Los Angeles Times
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died Tuesday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., his family said in a statement. His health had been in decline since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003. His illness moved his daughter, California's then-First Lady Maria Shriver, to testify before Congress in 2009 about the disease's "terrifying" reality.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2006 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
One mural was a six-story portrait of an artist, painted on the side of a Job Corps training center in downtown Los Angeles. The other was a colorful explosion of faces and figures stripped around a one-story Silver Lake furniture store. What these two works by Los Angeles muralists have in common is that they are gone -- painted over recently within days of each other.
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August 3, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Job Corps, a federally funded job-training program for young people 16 to 24 years old, will open its first recruiting center in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday at the Pacoima Urban Village. The newest satellite office of the Department of Labor's Job Corps, which was established in 1964 and now operates more than 100 training centers nationwide, will be staffed two days a week by employees of the Corps' Southern California headquarters downtown, a Job Corps spokeswoman said.
NEWS
August 10, 1993
The Job Corps representative in Los Angeles County is targeting women to train for jobs. The Jobs Corps provides tuition-free training in 130 skills. Students can also receive high school equivalency diplomas, free medical and dental care, monthly spending allowances, savings accounts and job placement after graduation. This is a free program to qualified applicants. There are no loans to repay.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The YWCA is planning a $40-million development in downtown Los Angeles that would put the organization's Job Corps training program in a new facility after four decades in an old hotel. Executives of the Young Women's Christian Assn. expect to complete the $3.5-million purchase of one square block by the end of this month and break ground in the fall on a seven-story building with 150,000 square feet.
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November 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine people were injured when a car ran into a Job Corps bus carrying youths home from a basketball game, sending the bus careening up an embankment on Interstate 5. Five youths on the bus and two staff members were taken to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries after the collision Wednesday night, authorities said. The driver of the car suffered serious internal injuries and a passenger was less seriously injured, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Santillan.
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