CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2009 |
Nelle Becker Slaton, a longtime educator and co-founder of groups promoting science education for minority students and advanced degrees for African Americans, died of natural causes Dec. 1 at her Los Angeles home. She was 88. The death was confirmed by her daughter, Shell Amega. Slaton, who taught elementary school in Los Angeles for 35 years, founded Community Science Workshops Inc. in 1961 with her chemist husband, William. The program began in their living room and eventually served 200 students a year in small classes that provided hands-on lessons in physics, rocketry, chemistry, electronics and other subjects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2008 |
Los Angeles Southwest College has been placed on probation by the regional accrediting agency, an action local college officials call unwarranted. Mark Drummond, chancellor of the nine-college Los Angeles Community College District, said Friday that the move by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges "was an overreaction. We think this is a strong institution."
March 3, 2001 |
Harbor City Narbonne 85, Jordan 53--Reggie Simms scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half and Narbonne (22-7) made 12 of 19 three-point shots in the boys' City Invitational final at Los Angeles Southwest College. El Camino Real 73, Granada Hills 59--Karen Shun scored 22 points as the Conquistadors (18-7) won the girls' Invitational final at Southwest College.
May 14, 1999 |
Orlando Woolridge, hoping to be the first Los Angeles Spark coach to survive an entire season, leads a vastly improved group of players to training camp today. Vastly improved, of course, is a WNBA redundancy. Every team is vastly improved, since the league's draft May 4 brought in 35 players from the defunct American Basketball League.
April 29, 1999
* Scholastic Hoops Jam all-star games, Saturday, Los Angeles Southwest College--Top boys' and girls' basketball players from the City Section--including James Wright of Manual Arts and Leilani Estavan of Palisades--will play Southern Section counterparts in games for senior girls (4 p.m.), boys' underclassmen (5:30 p.m.) and senior boys (7 p.m.).
January 28, 1999
SoCal Classic, Saturday, Los Angeles Southwest College--Lakewood Artesia plays Compton and Long Beach Poly plays Compton Dominguez in the featured games of this four-game event that also includes Santa Ana Mater Dei vs. Anaheim Canyon and Verbum Dei vs. Pasadena.