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February 7, 1993
An armful of roses to Times reporter Jodi Wilgoren for her amazingly perceptive coverage of the travails of retiring Newport-Mesa School Supt. John Nicoll ("Schools Chief Ends Era on Low Note," Jan. 10). Her powerful story prompts me to stand up and be counted as a parent whose four sons with their 10 degrees owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for the excellence of their educational foundation at Newport-Mesa schools. For every rotten crook Dr. Nicoll has mentored (one), he should take pride in the thousands of lives his educational leadership has touched.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1993
An armful of roses to Times reporter Jodi Wilgoren for her amazingly perceptive coverage of the travails of retiring Newport-Mesa School Supt. John Nicoll ("Schools Chief Ends Era on Low Note," Jan. 10). Her powerful story prompts me to stand up and be counted as a parent whose four sons with their 10 degrees owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for the excellence of their educational foundation at Newport-Mesa schools. For every rotten crook Dr. Nicoll has mentored (one), he should take pride in the thousands of lives his educational leadership has touched.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1986 | Bill Billiter
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board has postponed until March 11 a vote on the proposed merger of Davis Intermediate School into Costa Mesa High School. The proposal was prompted by declining enrollment in both schools. Supt. John Nicoll recommended closing Davis Intermediate and sending its students to Costa Mesa High, which has also shown declining enrollment. Nicoll noted that board members have said they are committed to preserving each high school in the district.
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February 1, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John W. Nicoll first became superintendent of a unified school district in 1959, he was California's youngest. Today, he is about to retire as the state's oldest. Nicoll has been at the helm of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 22 years, during which it became known as one of California's most innovative and financially sound school districts. Now the Newport-Mesa district is known across the state for another financial reason. The district has suffered what is considered to be the largest school system embezzlement in California history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1989
As the parents of three sons who have attended Corona del Mar High School and have been in Michael Marino's psychology class, we believe that John Nicoll and the school board need to reconsider the decision to ban homosexual speakers from the classroom. We feel strongly that, in addition to the home, the classroom is an important place for this subject to be addressed. By providing a structured environment in which students can ask questions about both the feelings and the experiences of the gay speakers, the school creates a forum that is not available elsewhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1986
I feel deceived. I was under the impression that we had real people on our school board. I was led to believe that they were concerned, caring individuals with minds of their own who could vote with conscience. What I found was a panel of superintendent puppets. When the issue of closing the Bear Street School was brought before the Newport-Mesa Unified school board again this year, the parents in our community were willing to compromise. We know that the economy has not allowed us extra luxuries in our school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1989
On behalf of conservative parents and others in our district, we would like to express sincere thanks for Supt. John Nicoll's wise decision to ban homosexual speakers in the classroom. We realize that he has been getting some bad press of late, but we would like to assure him that hundreds of parents and community members applaud his decision. The criticisms leveled against Nicoll and those who support his action reflect a basic misunderstanding of the issues at stake in this matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The mother of Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against her son-in-law, Al Joyner, in what she said is part of an escalating family dispute over control of the famed runner's legacy. The four-page complaint includes few specific allegations other than the charge that Joyner failed to "exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risk of harm" to his wife and that "harmful or offensive touching" caused her death.
NEWS
February 1, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John W. Nicoll first became superintendent of a unified school district in 1959, he was California's youngest. Today, he is about to retire as the state's oldest. Nicoll has been at the helm of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 22 years, during which it became known as one of California's most innovative and financially sound school districts. Now the Newport-Mesa district is known across the state for another financial reason. The district has suffered what is considered to be the largest school system embezzlement in California history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John W. Nicoll became superintendent of a unified school district for the first time in 1959, he was California's youngest. Now he is the oldest. Since 1971, Nicoll has stood at the helm of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, a place once famous statewide for its innovative programming and the financial means to make it work. Now, the Newport-Mesa district is infamous across the state for another financial matter--the largest school-system embezzlement in California history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John W. Nicoll became superintendent of a unified school district for the first time in 1959, he was California's youngest. Now he is the oldest. Since 1971, Nicoll has stood at the helm of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, a place once famous statewide for its innovative programming and the financial means to make it work. Now, the Newport-Mesa district is infamous across the state for another financial matter--the largest school-system embezzlement in California history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents and teachers who have been demanding new leadership in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District said they are pleased by Supt. John W. Nicoll's decision to retire this spring, but that deeper changes are essential to restoring public confidence in the troubled district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1989
As the parents of three sons who have attended Corona del Mar High School and have been in Michael Marino's psychology class, we believe that John Nicoll and the school board need to reconsider the decision to ban homosexual speakers from the classroom. We feel strongly that, in addition to the home, the classroom is an important place for this subject to be addressed. By providing a structured environment in which students can ask questions about both the feelings and the experiences of the gay speakers, the school creates a forum that is not available elsewhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1989
On behalf of conservative parents and others in our district, we would like to express sincere thanks for Supt. John Nicoll's wise decision to ban homosexual speakers in the classroom. We realize that he has been getting some bad press of late, but we would like to assure him that hundreds of parents and community members applaud his decision. The criticisms leveled against Nicoll and those who support his action reflect a basic misunderstanding of the issues at stake in this matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1986
I feel deceived. I was under the impression that we had real people on our school board. I was led to believe that they were concerned, caring individuals with minds of their own who could vote with conscience. What I found was a panel of superintendent puppets. When the issue of closing the Bear Street School was brought before the Newport-Mesa Unified school board again this year, the parents in our community were willing to compromise. We know that the economy has not allowed us extra luxuries in our school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1986 | Bill Billiter
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board has postponed until March 11 a vote on the proposed merger of Davis Intermediate School into Costa Mesa High School. The proposal was prompted by declining enrollment in both schools. Supt. John Nicoll recommended closing Davis Intermediate and sending its students to Costa Mesa High, which has also shown declining enrollment. Nicoll noted that board members have said they are committed to preserving each high school in the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents and teachers who have been demanding new leadership in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District said they are pleased by Supt. John W. Nicoll's decision to retire this spring, but that deeper changes are essential to restoring public confidence in the troubled district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1991
A program that could provide as much as $23 million in city funds for youth-oriented programs over the next 25 years was approved Wednesday by the Burbank City Council. The program was proposed by Mayor Tom Flavin as part of the council's "Focus On Youth" policy to provide funding for youth activities through the city's Redevelopment Agency.
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