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August 1, 1997
A petition to recall a Bassett Unified School Board member that contains thousands of signatures has been reported stolen after a break-in at the La Puente campaign headquarters of the recall group, authorities said Thursday. Curt Hettinger, who is coordinating the recall drive against board member Brenda Johnson, told sheriff's deputies about the purported theft at the strip mall office of the group known as Bassett Parents for Our Children.
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March 2, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Students arriving at La Puente High School on Monday were confronted by the results of an overnight rampage by vandals who shattered the school's 36-year-old mosaic logo, gouged doors, overturned phone booths and splashed paint everywhere. The worst and most costly damage was done to the swimming pool, where so many gallons of paint had been poured that a golf cart pushed into the deep end was not visible.
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March 20, 1989 | From United Press International
Fire destroyed two classrooms at an elementary school near La Puente on Sunday, causing $450,000 in damage, authorities said. The blaze occurred at Bassett Elementary School at 1151 N. Van Wig Ave. in an unincorporated area near the northwest border of La Puente, county fire officials said. About 30 firefighters fought the blaze. Arson investigators were sent to the school but were unable to immediately determine the fire's cause, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1997
A petition to recall a Bassett Unified School Board member that contains thousands of signatures has been reported stolen after a break-in at the La Puente campaign headquarters of the recall group, authorities said Thursday. Curt Hettinger, who is coordinating the recall drive against board member Brenda Johnson, told sheriff's deputies about the purported theft at the strip mall office of the group known as Bassett Parents for Our Children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1991
More than 580 children were dismissed early Friday afternoon from Nelson Elementary School in La Puente after irritating vapors from a manufacturing plant in nearby City of Industry reached the school. The leak occurred at 12:50 p.m. at A & E Plastics on Proctor Avenue, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said. A machine for making plastic food containers malfunctioned and the chemicals polystyrene and ethyl benzene were released to relieve pressure, the official said.
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February 5, 1993 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On paper, the Bassett Unified School District looks like dozens of heavily Latino, lower-income districts in urban California, with achievement scores hovering a good distance below the state average. But the 5,150-student district in La Puente, Industry and unincorporated Bassett in the San Gabriel Valley is undergoing a home-grown revolution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Students arriving at La Puente High School on Monday were confronted by the results of an overnight rampage by vandals who shattered the school's 36-year-old mosaic logo, gouged doors, overturned phone booths and splashed paint everywhere. The worst and most costly damage was done to the swimming pool, where so many gallons of paint had been poured that a golf cart pushed into the deep end was not visible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poems about monsters that bite children's heads off and underwater pigs that eat excrement have raised concern among some parents in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District They say the selections--included in a series of Canadian reading books used throughout the district--are morbid and promote devil worship. Unless the books are removed from the curriculum, the parents are threatening to picket the school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1993 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On paper, the Bassett Unified School District looks like dozens of heavily Latino, lower-income districts in urban California, with achievement scores hovering a good distance below the state average. But the 5,150-student district in La Puente, Industry and unincorporated Bassett in the San Gabriel Valley is undergoing a home-grown revolution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1991
More than 580 children were dismissed early Friday afternoon from Nelson Elementary School in La Puente after irritating vapors from a manufacturing plant in nearby City of Industry reached the school. The leak occurred at 12:50 p.m. at A & E Plastics on Proctor Avenue, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said. A machine for making plastic food containers malfunctioned and the chemicals polystyrene and ethyl benzene were released to relieve pressure, the official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poems about monsters that bite children's heads off and underwater pigs that eat excrement have raised concern among some parents in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District They say the selections--included in a series of Canadian reading books used throughout the district--are morbid and promote devil worship. Unless the books are removed from the curriculum, the parents are threatening to picket the school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1989 | From United Press International
Fire destroyed two classrooms at an elementary school near La Puente on Sunday, causing $450,000 in damage, authorities said. The blaze occurred at Bassett Elementary School at 1151 N. Van Wig Ave. in an unincorporated area near the northwest border of La Puente, county fire officials said. About 30 firefighters fought the blaze. Arson investigators were sent to the school but were unable to immediately determine the fire's cause, authorities said.
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