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October 22, 2006 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Watts old-timers say the bramble of trees next to the police station at Locke High School used to be a garden. Indeed, when students started clearing out the trash and underbrush, they found a stone path built by the Future Farmers of America, dated 1983. They dug up the soil and mixed in many bags of compost. And Saturday, the garden rose again. Hundreds of students with trowels and gloves knelt in the dirt to plant 5,000 seedlings: leaf lettuce, cauliflower, onions, artichokes, cilantro.
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September 12, 2007 | Joel Rubin and Howard Blume, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles Board of Education voted Tuesday to turn over one of the city's most troubled high schools to a charter school organization, marking the first time an outside group will run a traditional public school in Los Angeles. Leaders of the teachers union said they would file a grievance to block the transfer on grounds that the decision violates the teachers' labor agreement and state law.
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May 24, 1990 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Locke High girls' track and field team will attempt to win its seventh consecutive title today in the City championships at Birmingham High in Van Nuys. Field events begin at 3 p.m., and the first running event is scheduled for 4:30. The first four finishers in each event will qualify for the State meet, June 2-3, at Cerritos College.
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August 29, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education signaled its intent Tuesday to enter an agreement that would make Locke High School the first Los Angeles campus managed by an outside charter-school organization. The decision is especially controversial since numerous teachers withdrew their signatures from a petition calling for the conversion. The board action, by a 5-2 vote, calls for the Locke petition to come before the school board for an up-or-down vote in two weeks.
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September 12, 2007 | Joel Rubin and Howard Blume, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles Board of Education voted Tuesday to turn over one of the city's most troubled high schools to a charter school organization, marking the first time an outside group will run a traditional public school in Los Angeles. Leaders of the teachers union said they would file a grievance to block the transfer on grounds that the decision violates the teachers' labor agreement and state law.
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January 11, 1994
Special "transportation academies" to prepare students to pursue careers as architects, engineers or urban planners will open soon at three Los Angeles high schools under a federal and local grant of nearly $900,000. The academies will be at Locke, North Hollywood and Wilson high schools. Each will function as a school within a school and will enroll between 150 and 200 students.
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March 14, 1997
A Junior ROTC instructor's attempt to disperse students lingering after an awards ceremony Thursday at Locke High School resulted in 48 students being exposed to pepper spray, six of whom were treated at hospitals, school officials said. Although authorities said no one was seriously injured, paramedics sent six youngsters to three hospitals after the lunchtime incident.
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November 16, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her voice was quiet. But even the most boisterous students in the Locke High School auditorium fell silent to hear Pauline Owens. "You are about to learn an important lesson," she began. It was a 25th anniversary commemoration of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Owens, whose larynx was removed due to complications of her smoking habit, was speaking with the aid of a little machine known as a voice box.
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May 15, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In response to a surprise plan launched by a leading charter school organization to take control of one of Los Angeles' most troubled high schools, school district and teacher union officials are hurriedly trying to counter with reform plans of their own.
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April 11, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
After rejecting plans last month by a leading charter organization to reform one of the city's worst high schools, a bitterly divided Los Angeles Board of Education reversed itself Tuesday at a chaotic and heated meeting. Board member Jon Lauritzen had joined two other board members to vote down a proposal by Green Dot Public Schools to open several new charter campuses near Locke High in South Los Angeles.
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May 26, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Retired Principal Neal B. Kleiner, a losing candidate in this month's school board race, was asked to be interim principal at troubled Locke High School, but the offer was rescinded when he showed up for work, district officials confirmed. Kleiner said regional Supt. Carol Truscott apologized and told him that her superiors had nixed the arrangement. Filling in instead will be retired Principal Travis Kiel. Truscott did not return calls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In response to a surprise plan launched by a leading charter school organization to take control of one of Los Angeles' most troubled high schools, school district and teacher union officials are hurriedly trying to counter with reform plans of their own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
After rejecting plans last month by a leading charter organization to reform one of the city's worst high schools, a bitterly divided Los Angeles Board of Education reversed itself Tuesday at a chaotic and heated meeting. Board member Jon Lauritzen had joined two other board members to vote down a proposal by Green Dot Public Schools to open several new charter campuses near Locke High in South Los Angeles.
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October 22, 2006 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Watts old-timers say the bramble of trees next to the police station at Locke High School used to be a garden. Indeed, when students started clearing out the trash and underbrush, they found a stone path built by the Future Farmers of America, dated 1983. They dug up the soil and mixed in many bags of compost. And Saturday, the garden rose again. Hundreds of students with trowels and gloves knelt in the dirt to plant 5,000 seedlings: leaf lettuce, cauliflower, onions, artichokes, cilantro.
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March 19, 2005 | Erika Hayasaki and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
As word spread through Locke High School on Friday that police had arrested a gang member for allegedly shooting a 15-year-old girl in the head outside the campus, some cried and others prayed that she would wake from a coma. Police said Deliesh Allen remained close to death at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after a gunman, apparently aiming at a member of a rival gang, shot her Thursday as she waited for her aunt to pick her up near the school gates in South Los Angeles.
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November 16, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her voice was quiet. But even the most boisterous students in the Locke High School auditorium fell silent to hear Pauline Owens. "You are about to learn an important lesson," she began. It was a 25th anniversary commemoration of the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Owens, whose larynx was removed due to complications of her smoking habit, was speaking with the aid of a little machine known as a voice box.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2005 | Erika Hayasaki and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
As word spread through Locke High School on Friday that police had arrested a gang member for allegedly shooting a 15-year-old girl in the head outside the campus, some cried and others prayed that she would wake from a coma. Police said Deliesh Allen remained close to death at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after a gunman, apparently aiming at a member of a rival gang, shot her Thursday as she waited for her aunt to pick her up near the school gates in South Los Angeles.
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May 26, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Retired Principal Neal B. Kleiner, a losing candidate in this month's school board race, was asked to be interim principal at troubled Locke High School, but the offer was rescinded when he showed up for work, district officials confirmed. Kleiner said regional Supt. Carol Truscott apologized and told him that her superiors had nixed the arrangement. Filling in instead will be retired Principal Travis Kiel. Truscott did not return calls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1997
A Junior ROTC instructor's attempt to disperse students lingering after an awards ceremony Thursday at Locke High School resulted in 48 students being exposed to pepper spray, six of whom were treated at hospitals, school officials said. Although authorities said no one was seriously injured, paramedics sent six youngsters to three hospitals after the lunchtime incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1994
Special "transportation academies" to prepare students to pursue careers as architects, engineers or urban planners will open soon at three Los Angeles high schools under a federal and local grant of nearly $900,000. The academies will be at Locke, North Hollywood and Wilson high schools. Each will function as a school within a school and will enroll between 150 and 200 students.
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