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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997
Proponents of a new school district in Lakewood hope to find out soon whether they have enough supporters to move ahead with their plan to take over the city's 22 schools. County officials have until Monday to rule on the validity of more than 16,000 signatures gathered over the last year. The petitions were handed in earlier this month to the county Office of Education, which turned them over to the county registrar for counting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1997
The ABC Unified School District will hold a town hall meeting tonight to discuss its opposition to the creation of a proposed district in Lakewood. ABC Unified stands to lose five of its 29 schools if the Lakewood district is created. ABC board President Craig McCormick said Hawaiian Gardens would be divided into geographically separate areas, cut off from the majority of the district in Cerritos, Artesia and Norwalk in what he called a violation of state law.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997
Activists hoping to form a new school district in Lakewood are again waiting to learn whether they have collected enough signatures to force county officials to consider the proposal. Petitioners led by Sheriff's Deputy Todd Rogers recently turned in 183 new signatures after county workers ruled last month that the group had fallen 86 signatures short in a part of Lakewood served by the ABC Unified School District headquartered in Cerritos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997
Activists hoping to form a new school district in Lakewood are again waiting to learn whether they have collected enough signatures to force county officials to consider the proposal. Petitioners led by Sheriff's Deputy Todd Rogers recently turned in 183 new signatures after county workers ruled last month that the group had fallen 86 signatures short in a part of Lakewood served by the ABC Unified School District headquartered in Cerritos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1997
The ABC Unified School District will hold a town hall meeting tonight to discuss its opposition to the creation of a proposed district in Lakewood. ABC Unified stands to lose five of its 29 schools if the Lakewood district is created. ABC board President Craig McCormick said Hawaiian Gardens would be divided into geographically separate areas, cut off from the majority of the district in Cerritos, Artesia and Norwalk in what he called a violation of state law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1996
Echoing nationwide concerns about the quality of public education, a group of Lakewood residents has proposed forming its own school district. Home rule and higher standards were the rallying calls at a recent community meeting where hundreds of residents voiced support for a plan to create a district to oversee 22 Lakewood schools that are now controlled by four outside districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1995
BOVINE BINGO: Three cows are expected do their duty for a quirky fund-raiser Saturday morning at Mayfair High School in Lakewood. Organizers plan to rope off the school's football field and divide it into 3,000 plots, each of which can be claimed for $3. Then all eyes will turn to a calf and two full-grown cows. The first person whose plot is sullied by a cow pie will win $250. The next two plots to be soiled will earn their ticket-holders even more cash, depending on how many tickets are sold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1996
The Bellflower City Council Wednesday night agreed to put an advisory measure on the March ballot to survey city voters on whether they would support or oppose a proposed new school district in neighboring Lakewood. A 3-to-2 majority of council members backed the measure as an inexpensive way to warn residents about the potential side effects of creating a new district. They said an independent school district in Lakewood would mean overcrowding and school construction expenses in Bellflower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997
Organizers of the drive in Lakewood to form the city's own school district predict that they will have enough signatures by this weekend to file a formal petition. More than 12,000 valid signatures of registered voters are required to begin the process. Just about that many have been collected, but organizers are planning a kickoff drive Saturday to gather as many as 3,000 additional names as insurance against the possibility that large numbers of signatures will be invalidated by the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997
Proponents of a new school district in Lakewood hope to find out soon whether they have enough supporters to move ahead with their plan to take over the city's 22 schools. County officials have until Monday to rule on the validity of more than 16,000 signatures gathered over the last year. The petitions were handed in earlier this month to the county Office of Education, which turned them over to the county registrar for counting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997
Organizers of the drive in Lakewood to form the city's own school district predict that they will have enough signatures by this weekend to file a formal petition. More than 12,000 valid signatures of registered voters are required to begin the process. Just about that many have been collected, but organizers are planning a kickoff drive Saturday to gather as many as 3,000 additional names as insurance against the possibility that large numbers of signatures will be invalidated by the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1996
The Bellflower City Council Wednesday night agreed to put an advisory measure on the March ballot to survey city voters on whether they would support or oppose a proposed new school district in neighboring Lakewood. A 3-to-2 majority of council members backed the measure as an inexpensive way to warn residents about the potential side effects of creating a new district. They said an independent school district in Lakewood would mean overcrowding and school construction expenses in Bellflower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1996
Echoing nationwide concerns about the quality of public education, a group of Lakewood residents has proposed forming its own school district. Home rule and higher standards were the rallying calls at a recent community meeting where hundreds of residents voiced support for a plan to create a district to oversee 22 Lakewood schools that are now controlled by four outside districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1995
BOVINE BINGO: Three cows are expected do their duty for a quirky fund-raiser Saturday morning at Mayfair High School in Lakewood. Organizers plan to rope off the school's football field and divide it into 3,000 plots, each of which can be claimed for $3. Then all eyes will turn to a calf and two full-grown cows. The first person whose plot is sullied by a cow pie will win $250. The next two plots to be soiled will earn their ticket-holders even more cash, depending on how many tickets are sold.
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