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August 27, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jose Hernandez, a former basketball coach at Arleta, has been named head coach at North Hollywood. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014 | By Howard Blume
An embattled South Bay school district leader, under investigation for his high compensation, now has a new issue to deal with: insurance premiums that should have been counted as taxable income, but were not. The Centinela Valley Union High School District is being investigated by federal and state authorities for paying Supt. Jose Fernandez $674,559 last year - a figure derived from Fernandez's own calculations. Now, it turns out that he mistakenly understated his taxable earnings.
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SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even lent his name to a rock band called “Puig Destroyer” and a rap song called “Yasiel Puig,” which he promptly adopted as his walk-up music. Even with all that, he did not win the National League rookie of the year award. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez did, picking up 26 of 30 first-place votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A top Centinela schools official on Tuesday said the FBI has contacted the district regarding the high salary of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. The official, newly elevated school board President Hugo M. Rojas, said he is prepared to cooperate fully with both the FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Rojas did not clarify whether the district attorney had actually contacted him or the Centinela Valley Union High School District -- he left quickly after the conclusion of the six-hour board meeting Tuesday, which took place at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale.
SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even lent his name to a rock band called "Puig Destroyer" and a rap song called "Yasiel Puig," which he promptly adopted as his walk-up music. Even with all that, he did not win the National League rookie of the year award on Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Howard Blume
New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina oversees more than a million students, 1,700 schools and a budget the size of many states. Her pay: $412,193. Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy has half a million students, 1,000-plus schools, a $7-billion budget - and made $393,106 last year. Supt. Jose Fernandez's South Bay school district has just 6,600 students, five high schools and a $70-million budget. His earnings: $674,559 last year. "I don't know of anybody, in any major city, who makes anything close to that, even with extra bonuses or compensation," said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, based in Washington.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
MIAMI  - A few hours before Jose Fernandez faced Yasiel Puig on the mound at Marlins Park, the two rookie-of-the-year candidates met face to face behind the batting cage. And as the two brightest stars in an expanding universe of Cuban defectors in the major leagues, the Miami Marlins pitcher and the Dodgers outfielder had a lot to discuss. "It was amazing. We talked like we've been talking forever, like we've known each other forever," Fernandez said. "We talked about what we went through to get here and how we left over there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014 | By Howard Blume
An embattled South Bay school district leader, under investigation for his high compensation, now has a new issue to deal with: insurance premiums that should have been counted as taxable income, but were not. The Centinela Valley Union High School District is being investigated by federal and state authorities for paying Supt. Jose Fernandez $674,559 last year - a figure derived from Fernandez's own calculations. Now, it turns out that he mistakenly understated his taxable earnings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A South Bay schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for his $674,559 pay was placed on administrative leave this week, pending an internal investigation. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to suspend Supt. Jose Fernandez during an abruptly called, closed-door meeting at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale on Wednesday evening. Fernandez's earnings last year surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's largest school systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997
Councilman Jose Fernandez may not have succeeded in convincing his fellow council members to put their salary increases up for voter approval, but he won't stop trying. Last November, Inglewood voters approved quadrupling the salaries of City Council members, who now earn $47,250 a year. The mayor's salary went from about $20,000 a year to $94,500.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Centinela school district officials Tuesday appointed a veteran administrator as interim leader, pending an investigation of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. Fernandez was placed on paid leave last week. For now, the Centinela Valley Union High School District will be managed by Bob Cox, who had been serving as the assistant superintendent for human resources. The board announced its action after meeting nearly three hours in closed session. Fernandez's earnings last year to manage a school system of 6,600 students spread across three high schools and two small alternative programs surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's three largest school systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A local schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for receiving $674,559 in pay last year was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday by the Board of Education that had approved his compensation terms. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to place Supt. Jose Fernandez on leave during a hastily called evening meeting conducted behind closed doors at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts. Notice of the meeting was posted online 24 hours before it began, according to the head of the teachers union and others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A South Bay schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for his $674,559 pay was placed on administrative leave this week, pending an internal investigation. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to suspend Supt. Jose Fernandez during an abruptly called, closed-door meeting at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale on Wednesday evening. Fernandez's earnings last year surpassed the compensation of those leading the nation's largest school systems.
OPINION
April 3, 2014
Re "Pay for schools leader draws scrutiny," April 1 Supt. Jose Fernandez of the Centinela Valley Union High School District, which has just 6,600 students, earned about $675,000 last year. Hired in 2008 to direct a dysfunctional and demoralized district, Fernandez claims that his leadership took the district from worst to OK. The district still suffers from chronic absenteeism. Student achievement is shamefully low, bottoming out among the roughly 80 districts in Los Angeles County, yet it has more administrators per student than districts of a similar size.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Howard Blume
New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina oversees more than a million students, 1,700 schools and a budget the size of many states. Her pay: $412,193. Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy has half a million students, 1,000-plus schools, a $7-billion budget - and made $393,106 last year. Supt. Jose Fernandez's South Bay school district has just 6,600 students, five high schools and a $70-million budget. His earnings: $674,559 last year. "I don't know of anybody, in any major city, who makes anything close to that, even with extra bonuses or compensation," said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, based in Washington.
SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even lent his name to a rock band called “Puig Destroyer” and a rap song called “Yasiel Puig,” which he promptly adopted as his walk-up music. Even with all that, he did not win the National League rookie of the year award. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez did, picking up 26 of 30 first-place votes.
SPORTS
February 21, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
It wasn't long ago that Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was a top prospect trying to play his way into the majors. On Wednesday, Stanton was hit in the helmet by Miami's top pitching prospect, Jose Fernandez, during live batting practice (video above). When Stanton spotted a downtrodden Fernandez on Thursday in camp, he had good news for the hard-throwing 20-year-old. X-rays were negative, he had no symptoms of a concussion, and the outfielder who starred at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Calif., said his vision was normal after originally suffering from blurriness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A local schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for receiving $674,559 in pay last year was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday by the Board of Education that had approved his compensation terms. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to place Supt. Jose Fernandez on leave during a hastily called evening meeting conducted behind closed doors at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts. Notice of the meeting was posted online 24 hours before it began, according to the head of the teachers union and others.
SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even lent his name to a rock band called "Puig Destroyer" and a rap song called "Yasiel Puig," which he promptly adopted as his walk-up music. Even with all that, he did not win the National League rookie of the year award on Monday.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jose Hernandez, a former basketball coach at Arleta, has been named head coach at North Hollywood. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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