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August 16, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The Centralia School District will begin a two-week "Kindergarten Jump Start" program Tuesday that aims to introduce incoming kindergartners and their parents to the classroom setting, schedules, procedures and curriculum. Its purpose is to prepare children for learning, said Bobbi Mahler, assistant superintendent of instruction. The district invited more than 200 children and their parents from Buena Park, Anaheim and La Palma to join the program, which lasts two hours per day.
October 15, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
San Fernando High School Math and Science Magnet students are hitting the books at Mission College, hoping to get a jump-start on the academic rigors of college. The Los Angeles Unified School District, Laidlaw Transit Inc. and Mission have teamed up to create Jump Start, a program that gives district students a chance to take college-level courses and provides transportation for them to get to and from campus.
September 26, 1993 | Janey Milstead
Mel Brooks wasn't all wrong when he made a movie about homelessness and called it "Life Stinks." But next Sunday, the Los Angeles Community Festival will help make it stink less for some people. Like many of us who live indoors, Michael and Valerie Wyman (he's a musician, she's a banker) care about the plight of those who don't. They wanted to do something big, something that would raise money in the spirit of fun, not guilt.
June 30, 1995
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan worked on the assembly line at a 7-Up bottling plant; RLA Chairwoman Linda Griego wrapped bread in a bakery, and Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Hernandez delivered newspapers. L.A. Youth at Work, a new jobs program for Los Angeles teen-agers, points out the humble first jobs of prominent Angelenos in a brochure designed to make area businesses consider the benefits of providing jobs for area youth.
September 8, 1993
1992 RECORDS OVERALL: 1-9 DIVISION: 1-4 COACH: Gene Murphy RECORD AT COLLEGE: 0-0 *RETURNING STARTERS: OFF: 5 DEF: 3 TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Eric Buzzone, 6-1, 230 -- LB So. Gyasi Coles, 6-4, 275 -- DL So. Clinton Davis, 6-2, 265 -- DL So. Matt Finch, 6-2, 209 -- LB So. Ian Hall, 6-1, 235 -- LB So. Jermaine Hill, 5-8, 187 RB -- So. Chris Johnson, 5-11, 165 WR -- So. Jason Long, 6-1, 205 -- DB So. Ishmael Lopez, 5-11, 230 -- DL So. Curtis Morris, 5-10, 180 RB -- So.
Gubernatorial candidates Dianne Feinstein and Pete Wilson should "spell out in specifics" what they would do to improve California public schools, state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig said Monday. Delivering his annual "back-to-school" message at a Capitol news conference, Honig tried to play down his current school funding dispute with Gov. George Deukmejian and focus instead on what he hoped would be "a more cooperative relationship" with the next governor.
March 13, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
At a recent job interview session, students enrolled in a mentoring and educational program at Garfield Community Adult School asked banking executives what it would take to secure jobs such as theirs. One asked how the bank would view a potential employee with a prison record, and how he could put it behind him.
June 25, 1995
Mayor Richard Riordan worked on a 7-Up factory assembly line. Los Angeles Councilman Mike Hernandez delivered newspapers. Linda Griego, business owner and chairwoman of RLA, wrapped bread in a bakery. The listing of the first jobs of these prominent people can be found in a brochure from L.A. Youth At Work, a new program that encourages private businesses to hire youths for the summer.
June 18, 2009 | Ben Bolch
If the Colorado Rockies think the pressure of negotiating a signing bonus might rattle Tyler Matzek, then they obviously didn't watch him compete in the Southern Section baseball playoffs. The senior left-hander from Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley High was unflappable during the Cougars' run to the Division I title, pitching 18 1/3 scoreless innings and, in the final two games, driving in his team's only runs. "He's a one-man show," Huntington Beach Edison Coach Steve Lambright said.
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