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August 12, 1994 | From Times wire services
A federal judge ordered Rodney G. King on Thursday to pay $237,958 in legal fees for frivolously naming the Los Angeles Unified School District in the civil suit over his beating by police. Before the trial, U.S. District Judge John G. Davies had dropped the country's second-largest school district from the complaint, which King brought against the city and police officers present during the 1991 videotaped beating.
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September 8, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Pacific Palisades high school teacher who was falsely described as a porn star in a student publication filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Los Angeles Unified School District. Janis Adams, who did not return to Pacific Palisades Charter High School after students circulated the newspaper on the campus last spring, alleges in the suit that the district failed to protect her from sexual harassment by students.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A civil rights group filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday, demanding that it reconsider its decision to abandon the polluted Belmont Learning Complex. The Board of Education voted in January to kill the Belmont project because of concern about methane and hydrogen sulfide at the site.
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July 20, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A civil rights group filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday, demanding that it reconsider its decision to abandon the polluted Belmont Learning Complex. The Board of Education voted in January to kill the Belmont project because of concern about methane and hydrogen sulfide at the site.
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March 29, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A $9.7-million elementary school intended to ease overcrowding in South-Central Los Angeles has remained unfinished for nearly three years because of a dispute between the contractor and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since construction was halted in June 1996, the half-completed school at East 42nd Street and McKinley Avenue has become a haven for transients and vandals, who have covered the bare frame with graffiti. Thieves have cut the fence surrounding the site to steal lumber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday postponed a hearing on an agreement that could settle a landmark lawsuit charging the Los Angeles school district with an unequal distribution of school resources among the middle class and poor. The district and plaintiffs in Rodriguez et al vs.
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June 19, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've heard about her for years, starting with the Chanda Smith lawsuit and the Chanda Smith federal court order and the classroom reforms now slowly coming from the Los Angeles school system's Chanda Smith Consent Decree Office. On Thursday, her classmates heard from Chanda Smith herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Pacific Palisades high school teacher who was falsely described as a porn star in a student publication filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Los Angeles Unified School District. Janis Adams, who did not return to Pacific Palisades Charter High School after students circulated the newspaper on the campus last spring, alleges in the suit that the district failed to protect her from sexual harassment by students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A $9.7-million elementary school intended to ease overcrowding in South-Central Los Angeles has remained unfinished for nearly three years because of a dispute between the contractor and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since construction was halted in June 1996, the half-completed school at East 42nd Street and McKinley Avenue has become a haven for transients and vandals, who have covered the bare frame with graffiti. Thieves have cut the fence surrounding the site to steal lumber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've heard about her for years, starting with the Chanda Smith lawsuit and the Chanda Smith federal court order and the classroom reforms now slowly coming from the Los Angeles school system's Chanda Smith Consent Decree Office. On Thursday, her classmates heard from Chanda Smith herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1994 | From Times wire services
A federal judge ordered Rodney G. King on Thursday to pay $237,958 in legal fees for frivolously naming the Los Angeles Unified School District in the civil suit over his beating by police. Before the trial, U.S. District Judge John G. Davies had dropped the country's second-largest school district from the complaint, which King brought against the city and police officers present during the 1991 videotaped beating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday postponed a hearing on an agreement that could settle a landmark lawsuit charging the Los Angeles school district with an unequal distribution of school resources among the middle class and poor. The district and plaintiffs in Rodriguez et al vs.
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