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June 5, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On this day of redemption, the young graduates scanned the stands for those who cared enough to come and be proud. They had messed up somewhere along the way, and Sunday was a chance to show they were not lost causes. In a ceremony at Cal State Long Beach, about 400 young criminal offenders, wards of the county Probation Department, received their diplomas and GEDs. Among those looking for loved ones in the bleachers was an honor student named Angel Aguilar Jr.
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July 30, 2000 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They paced back and forth, buttoned and unbuttoned their collars, chatted in tight voices. It was a tense time for these kids who had been swept up in the madness of gangs and drugs before they were old enough to get driving permits. Most of them had been convicted of murder.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2000 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They paced back and forth, buttoned and unbuttoned their collars, chatted in tight voices. It was a tense time for these kids who had been swept up in the madness of gangs and drugs before they were old enough to get driving permits. Most of them had been convicted of murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On this day of redemption, the young graduates scanned the stands for those who cared enough to come and be proud. They had messed up somewhere along the way, and Sunday was a chance to show they were not lost causes. In a ceremony at Cal State Long Beach, about 400 young criminal offenders, wards of the county Probation Department, received their diplomas and GEDs. Among those looking for loved ones in the bleachers was an honor student named Angel Aguilar Jr.
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November 8, 1998 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Rudy Hendley Jr. started frying his brain with the hallucinogenic drug PCP at the age of 12. He figures that's one reason he's still learning to read at the age of 19, from inside a steel mesh cage. "It messed up my brain and stuff," said Hendley, a robber from Watts who is a ward at the California Youth Authority's Preston facility outside Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993
A crime-prevention program for juvenile probationers, which was to be dropped from 11 Los Angeles Unified School District high schools because of budget cutbacks, will continue indefinitely while grant money is sought to pay its costs, an official said. Nine officers assigned to probation's school-crime suppression program had been scheduled for reassignment this month for lack of $360,000 for the district's share of program costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1994 | BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of Chuck's closest friends was strangled in a gang fight. Two more of the 18-year-old's friends were poisoned with cyanide-laced speed. Another was shot and killed by a rival gang member. A fifth died of a drug overdose. And one died in a drunk-driving accident. But Chuck seemingly missed all those warnings.
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February 9, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Young drug dealers seeking admission to Washington's Business Enterprise Program--a unique project for probationers--fill out an application requiring an essay on a variety of emotions: fear, jealousy, shame and greed. The aim of the document, similar to a college entrance form, is to gain insights into an offender's thinking process and to help determine levels of interest and motivation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be Gilbert's last chance. "A, E, I, O, U, and Y," the 18-year-old says hesitantly, rewarded by an approving smile from a volunteer tutor. Gilbert leaves his county probation camp next week, and reformers believe that sending the gang member back to Los Angeles without a basic education is tantamount to handing him a ticket to County Jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
The Los Angeles City Council approved an agreement Tuesday that allows Los Angeles County schools to open a new campus in Canoga Park for juvenile offenders on probation. The agreement with the county Office of Education sets conditions for operating a 51-student Community Education Center in a commercial section of Sherman Way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
The Los Angeles City Council approved an agreement Tuesday that allows Los Angeles County schools to open a new campus in Canoga Park for juvenile offenders on probation. The agreement with the county Office of Education sets conditions for operating a 51-student Community Education Center in a commercial section of Sherman Way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be Gilbert's last chance. "A, E, I, O, U, and Y," the 18-year-old says hesitantly, rewarded by an approving smile from a volunteer tutor. Gilbert leaves his county probation camp next week, and reformers believe that sending the gang member back to Los Angeles without a basic education is tantamount to handing him a ticket to County Jail.
NEWS
November 8, 1998 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Rudy Hendley Jr. started frying his brain with the hallucinogenic drug PCP at the age of 12. He figures that's one reason he's still learning to read at the age of 19, from inside a steel mesh cage. "It messed up my brain and stuff," said Hendley, a robber from Watts who is a ward at the California Youth Authority's Preston facility outside Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1994 | BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of Chuck's closest friends was strangled in a gang fight. Two more of the 18-year-old's friends were poisoned with cyanide-laced speed. Another was shot and killed by a rival gang member. A fifth died of a drug overdose. And one died in a drunk-driving accident. But Chuck seemingly missed all those warnings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993
A crime-prevention program for juvenile probationers, which was to be dropped from 11 Los Angeles Unified School District high schools because of budget cutbacks, will continue indefinitely while grant money is sought to pay its costs, an official said. Nine officers assigned to probation's school-crime suppression program had been scheduled for reassignment this month for lack of $360,000 for the district's share of program costs.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Young drug dealers seeking admission to Washington's Business Enterprise Program--a unique project for probationers--fill out an application requiring an essay on a variety of emotions: fear, jealousy, shame and greed. The aim of the document, similar to a college entrance form, is to gain insights into an offender's thinking process and to help determine levels of interest and motivation.
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