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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1987
The Save the Books Campaign has announced that the Milken Family Foundation will contribute $400,000 for the restoration and replacement of books on education and other education-related materials lost in two fires that destroyed the downtown Los Angeles Central Library in 1986. The campaign seeks to raise $10 million to replace about 400,000 books damaged and destroyed in the fires that ravaged the historic structure. Co-chairman Lodwrick M.
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October 15, 1997 | DEBRA CANO and KIMBERLY BROWER and J. J. POPE
During the last decade, Gwen Davis has had a high-tech vision for the Orange Unified School District: to promote technology as a learning tool. For her educational efforts, Davis recently received a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and $25,000, which she will use to pursue a doctorate in administration with an emphasis on technology. Davis is among 150 recipients nationwide of the 1997 award. "I was very shocked, but it's an honor and a privilege," she said.
NEWS
March 7, 1991
Coeur d'Alene Elementary School in Venice has received a $10,000 grant from the Milken Family Foundation for the Connection Project, a program to meet the special needs of homeless pupils, the school principal said. The program integrates the services of a child psychologist, social worker, remedial learning specialists and other support services for the grade-schoolers, some of whom attend up to nine schools a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1999
Sprawled at the top of the Sepulveda Pass with a spectacular view of the brushy hills and city below, Milken Community High School is among the nation's largest non-Orthodox Jewish high schools. At the college-like campus, ancient Jewish traditions share class time with such modern disciplines as robotics and biotechnology. The 10-acre campus cost nearly $40 million to build.
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June 16, 1988 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District has received a gift of more than $1 million to begin developing an educational park at the former Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro. On Monday the Los Angeles Board of Education accepted a gift of $1,050,000 from the charitable Milken Family Foundation to help build an outdoor education facility and operate a special-education training program on the ocean-view site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1995
Re "Jewish School Renamed for Milkens," Sept. 9: As an American I am shocked that $5 million can buy a convicted felon "respectability" by having a high school named after him. As a parent I am saddened that our sons and daughters have been presented with such a role model. As a Jew I am humiliated that the decision-makers of the Stephen S. Wise Temple have chosen to perpetuate a false stereotype that money can buy anything. Shame on Principal Bruce Powell for his convenient rationalization that Michael Milken was "tried and convicted in the press by innuendo."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
At a party thrown Tuesday in their honor, more than 400 students from the H.E.L.P. Group, who donated their time doing community service during the school year, celebrated with games, speeches and educational activities. "Instead of receiving services they are giving them," said Thomas Komp, director of admissions and program development for H.E.L.P. "It gives our students an understanding that they have something to give back." The H.E.L.P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1997
Much attention has been drawn lately to the question of whether computers in the classroom make smarter students. Whether they do or not, a new national poll is weighing into the debate with evidence that the American public strongly believes in their educational value and is willing to put money behind that belief. Conducted for the Santa Monica-based Milken Family Foundation by Peter D.
NEWS
March 21, 1993
Responding to the needs of the city's financially squeezed public schools, the Pasadena Educational Foundation has raised more than $1.2 million to support special programs. "It is very clear people care about the school system and want to help," said campaign Chairman John K. Van de Kamp, a former state attorney general who graduated from John Muir High School. "We are looking to the community to put us over our goal, the $1.5-million mark, by June 30," he said.
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