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July 16, 2010 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
A regional accrediting agency has taken Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College off probation, removing a threat, however remote, to students being able to receive transferable course credits and financial help at the two-year campuses. The regional arm of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, at its June meeting, lifted the probationary status imposed a year ago on the East Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles campuses. The commission, in its official notification letters, said the colleges had complied with its recommendations, which included developing plans to improve student achievement.
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February 13, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The former executive director of a foundation set up to help needy students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzlement and public corruption. Jiah Rhea Chung, 43, was arrested by investigators with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and is suspected of embezzling nearly $140,000 while she served as the foundation's director between 2009 and 2011, authorities said. The Times reported on issues surrounding Chung's pay and benefits in early 2012.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989
Donald Phelps, a longtime Seattle educator and community leader, was inaugurated Thursday as the new chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest junior college system in the country. Phelps, 56, is the first black to lead the nine-college system, whose population of more than 100,000 students is more than 70% ethnic minorities. About 2,000 people, including Mayor Tom Bradley and some of the new chancellor's close friends from Seattle, filled the Grand Theater at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for the formal installation ceremony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
Just after 6 one recent morning, Los Angeles Trade Technical College appeared abandoned but for a light shining through an open door on the northwest side of the downtown campus. Inside, several dozen students, all men, leaned against their lockers and shot the breeze, welding helmets in hand. At 6:50 a.m. sharp, the door at the front of the room swung open, and Lisa Legohn appeared, hair tied back, thick plastic glasses over her eyes, her name stitched in gold across her jacket.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1996
Outraged by the Los Angeles Community College District's plan to raise $200 million for facilities improvements over 20 years through an annual $12-per-household property assessment, City Councilman Joel Wachs on Monday unveiled a hotline for taxpayers to complain and announced plans to storm the district trustees' meeting Wednesday. "The real issue is not so much what they're spending it on. The real issue is they're going behind the backs of the voters.
NEWS
July 6, 1990 | LIZ GARDNER
Exuberance was the order of the day at the graduate fashion shows for Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The shows encompassed everything from vampish voguing to the spirit of glasnost . Restaurateur and school alumni Mario Tamayo hosted the show at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD
Apolonia Andresantos of Tujunga and Leslie Bradley of Pacoima, students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, have won scholarships from the "Tools for Success" program. The program also selected Ralph Guthrie, a Trade-Tech sign graphics teacher and former Van Nuys resident, as its 1997 teacher of the year. Sponsored by the Miller Brewing Co., "Tools for Success" provides tools and equipment to top vocational school students in fields ranging from automotive mechanics to fashion design.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1996
Bruno Mesta, a former East Los Angeles gang member, will be receiving the wrenches, screwdrivers and safety glasses needed to launch him into an auto mechanics career as part of a nationwide scholarship program born at a vocational school in downtown Los Angeles. "I grew up in the barrios," said the tattooed 27-year-old. "I wanted to break away from the gangs I got involved in. I love fixing cars and developed those skills. I am rebuilding my life."
BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A survey of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College found that students headed for skilled trades are optimistic about their choices and earning power in an economy starved for qualified labor. They are also overwhelmingly minority, offering a glimpse at the demographic future of skilled trades. The survey, sponsored by Miller Brewing Co.
OPINION
August 13, 2000
Re "Young Chefs Find a Raw Deal at Trade-Tech," Aug. 7: The culinary arts program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College represents the hospitality industry of Los Angeles. Adult students from the inner city, East L.A., West L.A., South-Central and extended communities such as Lancaster come together, knives in hand, to earn a culinary certificate from the American Culinary Federation accredited college. Despite the lack of high-tech equipment, state-of-the-art appliances and respectable kitchen tools, the students representing LATTC at a culinary competition in Las Vegas took home more medals than any school in California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2010 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
A regional accrediting agency has taken Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College off probation, removing a threat, however remote, to students being able to receive transferable course credits and financial help at the two-year campuses. The regional arm of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, at its June meeting, lifted the probationary status imposed a year ago on the East Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles campuses. The commission, in its official notification letters, said the colleges had complied with its recommendations, which included developing plans to improve student achievement.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2008 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Barack Obama told a Los Angeles audience Thursday that he helped Mexican Americans as well as blacks and whites during his days as a community organizer, and that the nation must continue working to bridge its ongoing "black-brown divide." "Over the past few weeks, we've heard some cynical talk about how black folks, white folks and Latinos cannot come together," Obama told a town-hall meeting at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2007 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles officials, businesses and a community college are joining forces to address a skilled-worker shortage and high unemployment in some city neighborhoods. The Regional Economic Development Institute, to be announced today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, aims to train thousands of low-income students in the skills necessary for jobs with city agencies and private businesses.
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November 9, 2006
FRIDAY MOVIES About that voice inside his head In screenwriter Zach Helm and director Marc Forster's reality-twisting comedy "Stranger Than Fiction," the voice inside the head of tax man Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) belongs to a novelist named Karen "Kay" Eiffel (Emma Thompson). Harold finds it most alarming when Kay's narration informs him that he is about to come to a bad end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felecia Thompson's dream of becoming a hair designer was snatched away twice. But now she's finally ready to celebrate--and even dream. The 34-year-old cosmetology major was one of 19 graduates at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College awarded a scholarship Thursday as part of the Tools for Success program. Sponsored by Miller Brewing Co., the program gives high-achieving students the tools needed to jump-start their careers after college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third time in about a year, a Los Angeles community college campus has erupted in controversy because a president sought to reassign a popular administrator. The trouble at Trade-Technical College started when a group of students and faculty, many in Trade-Tech's fashion programs, raised concerns about the transfer of Dean Sharon Tate and plans for schedule changes at the college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1997
If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning, I'd hammer in the evening, all over this land. . . . --Pete Seeger and Lee Hays Since Maria Molina's father first showed her how to remove an engine from a car, the 21-year-old Los Angeles Trade-Technical College student says she has known she was destined to be an auto mechanic. The South-Central Los Angeles woman has excelled in her classes and already has a job lined up after she graduates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felecia Thompson's dream of becoming a hair designer was snatched away twice. But now she's finally ready to celebrate--and even dream. The 34-year-old cosmetology major was one of 19 graduates at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College awarded a scholarship Thursday as part of the Tools for Success program. Sponsored by Miller Brewing Co., the program gives high-achieving students the tools needed to jump-start their careers after college.
OPINION
August 13, 2000
Re "Young Chefs Find a Raw Deal at Trade-Tech," Aug. 7: The culinary arts program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College represents the hospitality industry of Los Angeles. Adult students from the inner city, East L.A., West L.A., South-Central and extended communities such as Lancaster come together, knives in hand, to earn a culinary certificate from the American Culinary Federation accredited college. Despite the lack of high-tech equipment, state-of-the-art appliances and respectable kitchen tools, the students representing LATTC at a culinary competition in Las Vegas took home more medals than any school in California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A survey of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College found that students headed for skilled trades are optimistic about their choices and earning power in an economy starved for qualified labor. They are also overwhelmingly minority, offering a glimpse at the demographic future of skilled trades. The survey, sponsored by Miller Brewing Co.
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