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August 7, 2001 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn vowed Monday to expand the after-school program launched by his predecessors, promising to bring the arts, science, sports and tutoring classes that are part of LA's BEST to 23 more elementary schools by the end of the year. During a morning ceremony in front of City Hall, Hahn said that billionaire Eli Broad is donating $1.73 million over three years to help fund the program, which is currently at 78 schools around Los Angeles.
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December 14, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is steering money to the schools he seeks to control, announcing Wednesday that a major telecommunications company has pledged $1 million for after-school programs on those campuses. Under the terms of the agreement between Verizon and the nonprofit LA's BEST program, the money can be spent only on the clusters of schools the mayor seeks to control as part of a new law giving him increased authority in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2005 | Steve Hymon and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa announced Wednesday that billionaire Eli Broad's foundation has donated $3.6 million to the LA's BEST after-school program. With the $2 million that Villaraigosa expects to raise for the program at tonight's inaugural gala and $1.3 million from the city, LA's BEST will be able to add 10 schools to the 130 elementary schools it now serves. "I've exceeded even my own expectations," Villaraigosa said at 68th Street Elementary School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2005 | Steve Hymon and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa announced Wednesday that billionaire Eli Broad's foundation has donated $3.6 million to the LA's BEST after-school program. With the $2 million that Villaraigosa expects to raise for the program at tonight's inaugural gala and $1.3 million from the city, LA's BEST will be able to add 10 schools to the 130 elementary schools it now serves. "I've exceeded even my own expectations," Villaraigosa said at 68th Street Elementary School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is steering money to the schools he seeks to control, announcing Wednesday that a major telecommunications company has pledged $1 million for after-school programs on those campuses. Under the terms of the agreement between Verizon and the nonprofit LA's BEST program, the money can be spent only on the clusters of schools the mayor seeks to control as part of a new law giving him increased authority in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
While the children at Langdon Avenue Elementary School are not the only ones in the Los Angeles Unified School District to benefit from donated computer equipment, they may be the only ones who are actually taking the computers home. To date, 84 Langdon students have received surplus computers as part of a 3-year-old partnership between a local aerospace company and the school's LA's BEST after-school program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
For two budding scientists from the northeast Valley, the countdown has begun to May 15, the day they and their parents will take off on a free trip to U.S. Parent/Child Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. The students, Lorena Guzman of Langdon Avenue Elementary School in North Hills and Freddie Soliz of Sylmar Elementary School, earned the trips for creating two of the top projects in a science fair sponsored by the LA's BEST after-school enrichment program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Calling quality after-school activities essential for elementary schoolchildren, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Feuer on Tuesday asked for a comprehensive review of the city's current after-school programs. Feuer, chairman of the Arts, Health and Humanities Committee, also asked the city to bolster the acclaimed LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) program, which is facing a $300,000 shortfall in its $3.3-million budget this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1997
As a nonprofit youth organization, we are always pleased when The Times recognizes the significant contributions of one of our sister organizations. LA's BEST has a well-deserved history of service to youths in the at-risk communities of Los Angeles (editorial, Sept. 30). We should know. It was the Gwen Bolden Youth Foundation after-school tutorial program that then Mayor Tom Bradley used as a model when he created the LA's BEST program in 1987. We were the pioneers of school-based after-school tutorial programs, commencing in 1980.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1997
On behalf of inner-city children who desperately need quality after-school programs, thank you for your Sept. 30 editorial and Jean Merl's Sept. 28 article on the work of LA's BEST. We greatly appreciate your coverage of this critical issue that affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of our city's most vulnerable children. As a result of your coverage, we have received numerous calls from individuals and organizations interested in our future. This positive response has given us every confidence in the goodwill of Angelenos who are willing to join Mayor Richard Riordan's efforts to see that LA's BEST not only survives but expands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2004 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
A week before he is scheduled to unveil what is expected to be a city budget full of cuts, Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn announced plans Monday to preserve funding for a popular after-school program for elementary school students. "We want to continue to have a safer city," Hahn said of his plan, which would allow LA's BEST to expand services to an additional 500 students next year. "A big way to do that is to make sure our kids are safe."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2001 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn vowed Monday to expand the after-school program launched by his predecessors, promising to bring the arts, science, sports and tutoring classes that are part of LA's BEST to 23 more elementary schools by the end of the year. During a morning ceremony in front of City Hall, Hahn said that billionaire Eli Broad is donating $1.73 million over three years to help fund the program, which is currently at 78 schools around Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2000
Children enrolled in a nationally recognized after-school program have better school attendance, higher rates of enrollment in English-speaking classes and improved performance on standardized academic tests, according to a UCLA study released by Mayor Richard Riordan Tuesday. The study examined the effectiveness of L.A.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999
"County to Launch Major Child Care Effort in Schools" (May 12), while presenting a clear overview of the need for after-school programs in Los Angeles and other cities, neglects to mention one of the nation's model after-school enrichment programs which has been operating in our own backyard for years: LA's BEST. The statement that all existing after-school programs currently in the LAUSD are "solely recreational" is absolutely not true. LA's BEST--a partnership between the city of Los Angeles, LAUSD and the private sector--provides thousands of children ages 5-12 with safe enrichment and academic support activities every school day at no cost to parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Surplus funds from a federal Community Development Block Grant will most likely close a $300,000 budget gap in the LA's BEST after-school program this year, but future funding for the acclaimed program remains in doubt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Calling quality after-school activities essential for elementary schoolchildren, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Feuer on Tuesday asked for a comprehensive review of the city's current after-school programs. Feuer, chairman of the Arts, Health and Humanities Committee, also asked the city to bolster the acclaimed LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) program, which is facing a $300,000 shortfall in its $3.3-million budget this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1993
The Los Angeles Times recently published a letter by Robert E. Main headlined "Schools Should Not Be Day Care Centers." Main spoke of L.A.'s Best Program and the Metrolink child care center scheduled to be built in Chatsworth. L.A.'s Best has been nationally recognized as an outstanding educational/recreational after-school program. It is targeted to areas where gangs are a problem, and its purpose is to provide these elementary school children with a positive enriching alternative to gangs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Students at Langdon Avenue Elementary School are getting a taste of their own Olympic competition this week--complete with opening ceremonies and medal presentations--as part of an LA's BEST after-school enrichment program. And, while some of the events, like the bean-bag toss and soccer kick, may sound unfamiliar, the spirit of good-natured competition is as strong at Langdon as it was in Atlanta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1997
As a nonprofit youth organization, we are always pleased when The Times recognizes the significant contributions of one of our sister organizations. LA's BEST has a well-deserved history of service to youths in the at-risk communities of Los Angeles (editorial, Sept. 30). We should know. It was the Gwen Bolden Youth Foundation after-school tutorial program that then Mayor Tom Bradley used as a model when he created the LA's BEST program in 1987. We were the pioneers of school-based after-school tutorial programs, commencing in 1980.
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