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Reggie Morris recruited his first basketball team at Los Angeles City College in 1988 by showing prospective players the campus, the schedule of classes and just about everything related to the school except the gym. LACC was reviving its program after a budget-induced four-year hiatus that had left the facility in shambles. Morris, therefore, turned to other arenas of interest.
November 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College. The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment, musical instrument maintenance and two-year scholarships for students who, like Alpert in the old days, will have their own label - Herb Alpert Scholars (Alpert was the “A” in A&;M records, which he owned with Jerry Moss before selling out to the PolyGram conglomerate about 25 years ago)
With more than 19,000 Thai residents, Los Angeles County has the largest Thai population--and possibly the greatest concentration of Thai restaurants--outside of the Southeast Asian country. Yet, until now, the Thai language was not taught at any public college or university in the area, a fact that left a bad taste for Thai community leaders.
October 26, 2013
Re "Nobelist created economic models," Obituary, Oct. 22 Your recent obituary on Lawrence Klein, who won the Nobel Price in economics in 1980 for developing computer-based models that assist policymakers in forecasting economic fluctuations, failed to mention that he was a graduate of Los Angeles City College. As a one-time administrator at the college, about 10 years ago, I invited Klein to attend an alumni event to honor him for his achievements. He accepted and was very gracious, I remember, in recalling how the college's mathematics department and classes helped set him on his future road to success.
The Program. Not a made-for-Hollywood movie about the inner workings of a popular college football team, but the story of a Central City community college basketball team that has made a national impact the past two years: * Nine Division I scholarship players. * Two junior college All-Americans. * 60 wins, including a school-record 33 victories last season. * An .882 winning percentage.
March 3, 1987
Former Dodger Derrel Thomas has been added to the baseball coaching staff at Los Angeles City College.
December 3, 2008
Bradley obituary: The obituary on Ethel Bradley, widow of former Mayor Tom Bradley, in the Nov. 26 California section said she attended Los Angeles City College. When she was enrolled, the school was known as Los Angeles Junior College.
May 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles City College today will host a boys' basketball high school all-star doubleheader to benefit youth athletic programs in South-Central Los Angeles. The tournament begins at 7 p.m. when prep all-stars from San Fernando Valley meet a team from South-Central Los Angeles. South Bay all-stars play the Southeast at 9.
June 22, 2013 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire - based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants - often involved far more upscale automobiles. There was the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr that slid into the ocean in Marina del Rey minutes after his employees parked it and the Jaguar, with key left in the ignition, that was driven off the lot by a distinguished-looking man who, as it turned out, did not own it. And then there was the time a horrified Citrin watched as a car in his care miraculously rolled across busy La Cienega Boulevard, without a driver or a scratch.
May 18, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter
Two male suspects were shot and wounded by Los Angeles police officers in confrontations in the San Fernando Valley and in East Hollywood on Friday night, authorities said. The first shooting occured about 9:15 p.m. in Sylmar after police tried to stop two men who were walking on a residential street, according to Norma Eisenman, a police spokeswoman.  The men began running, Eisenman said, and as the officers gave chase, “one suspect stopped and pointed what appeared to be a gun at the officers, at which time there was an officer-involved shooting.” The wounded suspect, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital and is in serious condition.
May 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Two college presidents and an acting chancellor were named by the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Laurence B. Frank, who is deputy chief of staff for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will become the new president of Los Angeles Trade - Technical College effective July 1.  He will succeed current President Roland “Chip” Chapdelaine, who is retiring after seven years at the downtown Los Angeles campus....
April 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police have cordoned off an area at Los Angeles City College after a report of a suspicious package, authorities said Wednesday night. Officers with the bomb squad, joined by patrol cars, swooped down on the location near Melrose Avenue on the south end of the campus, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A caller reported that a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt left a "gray-black lunch box next to a gray pickup by the street," Officer Christopher No told The Times. Officers were still searching the area and had not recovered any device or object.
April 23, 2013 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
For William Wilson, the former Los Angeles Times art critic who died Saturday at the age of 78, art was a childhood refuge, a teenage survival mechanism, and, finally, a career that saw him chronicle the city's rise in art-world stature from his first byline in 1965 to his retirement in 1998. "He grew up under really rotten circumstances, and was just a self-made person," said Diane Leslie, a novelist who was a close friend. Another longtime friend, artist Don Lagerberg, said Wilson died in his sleep at a Los Angeles care facility from Alzheimer's disease, which had been diagnosed about four years ago. Wilson, born July 5, 1934,  never knew his father and often talked of hard times growing up in Los Angeles with a single mother who was given to radical mood swings and who fell to her death in an apparent suicide when he was 18. Among his boyhood memories, Leslie said, was eating a great deal of canned tuna - and noticing that sometimes the can had a picture of cats on it. He often spoke of how his mother took him to the library, where he would pore over picture books.
April 15, 2013 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Sal Castro, a veteran Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who played a central role in the 1968 "blowouts," when more than 1,000 students in predominantly Latino high schools walked out of their classrooms to protest inequalities in education, died in his sleep Monday after a long bout with cancer. He was 79. Castro died at his home in the Silver Lake district, seven months after he was found to have stage 4 thyroid cancer, said his wife, Charlotte Lerchenmuller. In March 1968, Castro was a social studies teacher at Lincoln High School near downtown when he helped instigate the protests that became a seminal event in the development of the Chicano movement.
July 6, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Duke Russell is in a familiar place. He's sitting at the back of a meeting room in his dark blue glen plaid suit. His gray hair is slicked back. His talking points are typed out. He's ready to make his case. When his turn comes, he voices the appeal he's made for years to local college leaders, politicians and others. "We have to save the field," he says. On this night, he's at a meeting of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council on the campus of Los Angeles City College. The field — or rather, the land he hopes to preserve for a sports field — is just outside.
March 4, 2011 | By Gale Holland and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
After years of delays and false starts, the project seemed to be nearing completion, finally. It was the spring of 2009, and construction crews at Los Angeles City College appeared to have accomplished the neat trick of building a track and athletic field on the roof of a new parking structure. Field boundaries had been marked in white on the artificial turf. Bleachers had been installed, and workers were laying the track. Billions to Spend: Complete Coverage It was easy to imagine that students would soon be playing soccer or running sprints against a backdrop of pencil-thin palms, chocolate-colored hills and the Hollywood sign.
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