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February 13, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County First 5 Commission on Thursday approved an ambitious plan that aims to enroll thousands of 4-year-olds in preschools in September and about 100,000 over the next decade. The commission, which distributes money dedicated to children's health and education from the Proposition 10 tobacco tax, previously committed $600 million over the next five years to begin the program.
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February 12, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
With more than $130 million in tobacco tax funds flowing into its coffers annually for children's health and education, the Los Angeles County First 5 Commission probably is the envy of most hard-pressed government agencies. The commission is scheduled today to approve a plan for one of the most ambitious programs in the nation to educate the county's children before they enroll in kindergarten. But its leaders concede that their pockets are not deep enough to do everything they want.
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March 30, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood producer Rob Reiner resigned Wednesday as chairman of a state commission he founded seven years ago to aid children, amid accusations that the commission used tax money to boost his new political campaign. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named Hector Ramirez to the unpaid post heading the First 5 California Children and Families Commission.
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July 3, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
A political fight has erupted over control of an ambitious new preschool program funded by $600 million in tobacco tax money, with some officials saying that the planned September launch date now is likely to be delayed. The Los Angeles County First 5 Commission, which plans to enroll 100,000 children in the county over the next decade, was scheduled in June to review candidates to serve on the board of directors for the nonprofit corporation that will run operations.
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