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May 27, 1990 | MARY MAUSHARD, THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
When school dismissal bells ring, working parents hear the sound miles away. No matter that these adults are in stores, offices and factories, waiting on customers, answering telephones, assembling automobiles. Working parents begin to let their minds wander, taking mental note of their children's whereabouts, tracing their routes home or to after-school activities, gauging the time it should take them, checking the clock, waiting for the phone to ring. And when it doesn't, calling home.
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February 1, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Leaders of the Los Angeles teachers union withdrew their backing of two school board candidates Monday, leaving their political strategy in disarray while boosting the efforts of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to maintain an allied majority on the Board of Education. Under the union pressure, one candidate abandoned the race while the other vowed to continue. Jesus Escandon signed a letter dated Saturday saying that he was dropping out effective immediately. John Fernandez has refused to step aside in the only contest without an incumbent, resulting in a union rebuke.
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February 1, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Leaders of the Los Angeles teachers union withdrew their backing of two school board candidates Monday, leaving their political strategy in disarray while boosting the efforts of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to maintain an allied majority on the Board of Education. Under the union pressure, one candidate abandoned the race while the other vowed to continue. Jesus Escandon signed a letter dated Saturday saying that he was dropping out effective immediately. John Fernandez has refused to step aside in the only contest without an incumbent, resulting in a union rebuke.
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May 27, 1990 | MARY MAUSHARD, THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
When school dismissal bells ring, working parents hear the sound miles away. No matter that these adults are in stores, offices and factories, waiting on customers, answering telephones, assembling automobiles. Working parents begin to let their minds wander, taking mental note of their children's whereabouts, tracing their routes home or to after-school activities, gauging the time it should take them, checking the clock, waiting for the phone to ring. And when it doesn't, calling home.
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March 2, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A ton of cocaine hidden in a fruit shipment and more than $500,000 were seized from a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., residence, and six Colombians were arrested on drug charges, federal agents said. The cocaine was seized as it was delivered by rental truck to the home in the affluent Weston subdivision, said John Fernandez, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman in Miami.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
With a hard-hitting speech that branded the city's teachers union as an unyielding obstruction to education reforms, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa set the stage this week for a new battle over control of the troubled Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest. In a Sacramento address to state leaders , Villaraigosa ? himself a longtime teachers union employee before launching a career in public office ? declared that education in Los Angeles stands at "a critical crossroads," and he assailed United Teachers Los Angeles for resisting change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1995
Authorities on Wednesday identified two men suspected of the shotgun slaying of a 28-year-old Lancaster man outside his home last week. Bryan Curtis Doucette, 24, of Lancaster, also known as "Buckshot," and James Luis Garcia Jr., 26, of Lancaster, known as "Spider" or "Weasel," shot John Fernandez Beatty Jr. outside his house during an argument on July 6, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Jones.
SPORTS
June 1, 1988 | TIM BROWN, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps it is best that Marshall High will not be invited to Dodger Stadium on Thursday. If agoraphobia--the fear of open spaces--can strike a team at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium, as it did the Barristers on Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to University, Dodger Stadium might have put them over the edge.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1997
After many years' contact with abnormally aggressive, violent, narcissistic students, I cringed at the solution for their amoral, antisocial, self-destructive behavior offered by John Fernandez and Tara Yosso (" '187' Demonizes Latino, African American Students," Counterpunch, Aug. 18). The remedy these writers create in this regard would be humorous parody, were it not so ironically pathetic. The minority-group students whom teachers commonly call their dangerous, unapproachable ones will be deterred from acting out their antisocial impulses, these writers advise, if given opportunities "to deconstruct films and other popular culture media forms that polarize, alienate and scapegoat" them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1995
A 28-year-old man was killed by two shotgun blasts during an argument early Thursday in a yard outside a house, sheriff's deputies said. The dead man was identified as John Fernandez Beatty Jr. Details were sketchy--deputies neither knew the nature of the argument, nor if Beatty lived at the house on the 44700 block of Gadsden Avenue, where the shooting took place at 2:10 a.m., Deputy Gabe Ramirez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1998
A group of about 25 Latino activists held a news conference Wednesday at UCLA to demand the expansion of the school's Cesar Chavez Center for Chicana and Chicano Studies. The group wants departmental status for the 5-year-old center and for master's and PhD programs. The center was established in 1993 after students staged a hunger strike demanding a department of Chicano studies.
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March 21, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
As a search committee sifts through resumes for the region's top education post, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Thursday extended the deadline for making a final choice. At the committee's request, the Los Angeles Unified School District board postponed its decision from April 14 to "a date to be determined" in May.
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