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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2000 | SYLVIA PAGAN WESTPHAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When 17-year-old Mary Albanese decided to organize a book drive for underprivileged children in inner-city schools, never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would end up with a pile of 5,600 volumes. But as soon as Mary told classmates and friends in Simi Valley of her plan, the books started to pour in, from schools, libraries and personal collections. In the hundreds, eventually thousands. "I'm overwhelmed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2003 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Social class has had more effect on whether a student will attend the University of California system than any other factor, including race, according to a new study of California high schools by UC Berkeley sociologists. One of five students admitted to the UC system in 1999 came from 100 elite private and public schools, the study of California high schools found.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
A regulation banning the establishment of new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles is unlikely to curb obesity rates, according to a study by researchers at Santa Monica think tank Rand Corp. Concerned about high levels of obesity, the lack of traditional grocery stores and a proliferation of fast-food eateries, the Los Angeles City Council approved a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of the city last year. It has extended the ban through March of next year.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2005 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Shamrock Capital Advisors, a Burbank-based investment arm of the Roy E. Disney family, announced Thursday that it had raised $104 million for a new fund to invest in depressed areas of Southern California. Genesis Real Estate Fund II, like the initial Genesis Fund launched in 2000, will seek to stimulate economic development in low- and moderate-income communities in Los Angeles County, Shamrock said. The new fund will include Kern County and all counties to the south.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1999 | KURT STREETER
Thousands of low-income pet owners will receive coupons for free spaying and neutering, part of a new animal-population control pilot program approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday. The action was a rejection of a recommendation from the Animal Regulation Commission that the city require checks on income levels to ensure vouchers go to needy people. Dan C.
NEWS
July 9, 1999 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre, and a parade of aspiring black stars is getting ready to face one of the toughest crowds in show business. Apollo audiences have seen it all over the years: Jazz divas like Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, a kid named Stevie Wonder, a mystery group called the Jackson 5. But tonight there's something different on stage: a white teenager who leaps out of the crowd to join in a hip-hop dance contest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Catholic Education Foundation has awarded $4.7 million to 5,021 students from low-income families to help them attend Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, officials said Wednesday. About 93% of the scholarship recipients for the coming school year are Catholic, 74% are Latino and 45% live in homes with single mothers, said Hugh Ralston, executive director of the foundation.
NEWS
May 2, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to move forward with its work on a major education bill as negotiators neared a deal to boost federal aid to schools serving impoverished children while demanding better academic results. The 96-3 vote cleared the way for the Senate to begin debate as early as today on a bill to reauthorize federal programs and funding for elementary and secondary schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich attacked Mayor Richard Riordan on Tuesday for making what he called reckless charges that county officials had neglected poor neighborhoods. Antonovich said it was Riordan, a fellow Republican, who had ignored the needs of the poor. "Mayor Riordan can serve his city better by bicycling in downtown Los Angeles--instead of the south of France--so he could see firsthand the horrible conditions," Antonovich said.
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