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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995
Plans to recycle former Navy land in Long Beach moved into the construction phase Tuesday as city officials broke ground for a federal job training center on the city's westside. The federal Department of Labor has pledged $25 million toward converting 17 acres of former Navy housing into a Job Corps center that will provide training and housing for nearly 300 unemployed people between the ages of 16 and 24.
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July 4, 2009 | Richard Simon and Kate Linthicum
The Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, a job-training facility in one of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, is threatened with receiving no federal money at a time of high unemployment -- simply because of its name. The center has become a victim of a move on Capitol Hill to block funding for projects that bear the monikers of sitting lawmakers. "It doesn't seem fair that rich private entities can get funded and this poor school cannot," said Rep.
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NEWS
December 13, 1992 | ELSTON CARR
The South Bay Service Center has received a $100,000 grant from the UPS Foundation to open a job training center in South-Central Los Angeles. Evelyn Holmboe, the center's executive director, said the UPS grant was the single largest grant the center has received during its four-year fund-raising effort to purchase a building for what will be called the South-Central Community Center. The UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of Atlanta-based United Parcel Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2002 | Zeke Minaya, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County auditors are searching for nearly $1 million that appears to be missing from the tangled records of a San Gabriel Valley employment agency that closed recently because of alleged mismanagement. County officials have hired an independent accounting firm to review the records of the Mid San Gabriel Valley Consortium and determine what happened to the money. A final report is not expected before February, officials said.
NEWS
October 10, 1993
Applications are being accepted at the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America's new training center at 11100 S. Western Ave. The $1.3-million center, which opened last month, will offer classes in retail sales, office and occupational training, and culinary training. Classes are free to those who qualify as low-income applicants and unemployed applicants.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Edison today will hand over a $6-million worker-training facility to the community of Compton. The Compton Regional Job Training Center, to be operated by a nonprofit board, will be staffed to train more than 1,000 out-of-work residents for jobs in everything from auto mechanics to supermarket cashiers. The Compton City Department of Employment and Training Services has already moved to the 38,000-square-foot facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1995
A corporate-backed school-to-work program born of the 1992 riots graduated its largest class Thursday, sending 160 South-Central Los Angeles high school students to college or the work force. The Youth Services Training Center, sponsored by the Shell Oil Products Co., offers students paid work experience with mentor companies ranging from Motown Records to Continental Cable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1987
A Southeast Asian job training organization recently was awarded $10,000 from the National Education Corp. as the "Most Unique Community Service Program." The money will be used to hire a Cambodian counselor to expand the outreach program of Community Resources Opportunity Project Inc., an information, counseling and job-training center in Garden Grove. The project, now in its fifth year, helps with resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Ventura County Superior Court jury Wednesday refused to award damages to an American-Indian woman who claimed she was ousted from the directorship of an Indian job-training center by a non-Indian. Jurors rejected the argument that Jessie Roybal, fired from the Candelaria American Indian Council in Ventura two years ago, was forced out by an assistant seeking to wrest control of the nonprofit organization from his boss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1989 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days before a contingent of city, school and private industry officials showed up at the opening of a new counseling and job-training center in the Ramona Gardens housing project on Tuesday, the desperate need for help was already being made dramatically clear. About 50 yards from the door to the recently renovated center in East Los Angeles, residents found the body of a man who had been brutally murdered in an apparent pay-back for a drug deal gone sour, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2002 | CHRISTINA L. ESPARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a Catch-22 that could lead to the collapse of an El Monte-based job-training center, the county and the center owe each other money, but neither is willing to be the first to write a check. The result: The Mid San Gabriel Valley Consortium could lose all county funding. The Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services said the consortium was given almost $1 million in "excessive revenue" that the training center has not accounted for.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It almost seems crazy that, for years, youth recreation in one of the most crowded sections of Boyle Heights was limited to a worn pool table and a few other games in an abandoned warehouse. At least now there's the new Salesian Family Youth Center on 4th Street, an air-conditioned gymnasium that looks like it was designed by NASA. Inside, there is a basketball court, a computer lab and a state-of-the-art game room.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. in Laguna Hills, Dewy Johnson lords over the mailroom in good humor and fine fashion, wearing navy pinstripe trousers, a white shirt, a yellow tie and shiny black half-boots, which, he announces proudly, cost $46. Johnson, 55, was hired a year ago after the branch contacted a job training center for people with developmental disabilities. Dean Witter needed temporary help during the tax crunch, operations manager Diane Burk said, but by the time the workload had lightened, Johnson had become part of the team.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1998
Lonnie Miramontes, executive director of the Oxnard division of the Center for Employment Training, is looking forward to having a little more elbow room at work. He will be getting it within a couple of months, when officials of the nonprofit vocational training institution pack their bags and move from their home of 20 years on Oxnard's A Street to the current GTE Phonemart location on South C Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The old Queen of Angels Hospital, a Los Angeles landmark that has loomed for decades high above its ramshackle Echo Park neighborhood, has been quietly taken over by the largest Assembly of God congregation in the nation and converted into a large-scale ministry for the urban poor. The 14-story building, now owned by a Phoenix megachurch, has become a church and a wide-ranging social service complex over the last two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Applications are being accepted for a federally funded program that pays qualified applicants while they earn GED credits and learn skills that will help them find jobs, officials at a job training center announced. The Job Training Partnership Act program (JTPA) was designed for economically disadvantaged citizens and places a strong emphasis on enrolling young people between the ages of 16 and 21, said Charlotte Forte-Taylor, case manager at the Pacoima Skills Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Civic and corporate leaders are expected to announce plans today for creating the largest job-training center of its kind in the West for residents of areas torn by the Los Angeles riots. The center, which planners hope will train 5,000 people in four years with the support of major corporations, will be run by Opportunities Industrialization Centers/America (OIC), a 28-year-old Philadelphia-based organization that has more than 70 facilities in the United States. Chevron Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA
The Assn. for Retarded Citizens of Ventura County next month will open its fourth job-training center in the county to serve disabled residents. Located at Vanguard Drive in Oxnard, the 12,000-square-foot center will offer job training and 90 jobs, said Kimberly Little, a spokeswoman for the association. Some of the jobs include assembling and packing products for local companies. ARC will hold an opening ceremony April 7 at the center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995
Plans to recycle former Navy land in Long Beach moved into the construction phase Tuesday as city officials broke ground for a federal job training center on the city's westside. The federal Department of Labor has pledged $25 million toward converting 17 acres of former Navy housing into a Job Corps center that will provide training and housing for nearly 300 unemployed people between the ages of 16 and 24.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1995
A corporate-backed school-to-work program born of the 1992 riots graduated its largest class Thursday, sending 160 South-Central Los Angeles high school students to college or the work force. The Youth Services Training Center, sponsored by the Shell Oil Products Co., offers students paid work experience with mentor companies ranging from Motown Records to Continental Cable.
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