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January 26, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tired, grubby and smelling faintly of last night's mesquite campfire, a group of sixth-graders trundled into the San Gabriel Mission on covered wagons Monday, hitting the home stretch of a unique history lesson re-enacting the 900-mile journey of a California gold prospector. The 12 students, their teacher and various outriders have spent 20 days cooking and sleeping on the road as they follow the path taken 140 years ago by William P.
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May 28, 1995 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Dave Gordon, an education administrator with a limited athletic background, has been hired as the new executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation, The Times has learned. Gordon, 48, will be introduced at a news conference next Saturday in conjunction with the state track and field finals at Cerritos College.
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April 26, 1991 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Schools in the debt-ridden Richmond Unified School District will be closed next week--six weeks before the scheduled start of summer vacation--because the district has run out of money to pay employees, officials said Thursday. Facing a $29-million deficit, the 31,300-student district in Northern California last week became the second in state history to file for bankruptcy protection, contending it has only enough money to meet its April 30 payroll.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tired, grubby and smelling faintly of last night's mesquite campfire, a group of sixth-graders trundled into the San Gabriel Mission on covered wagons Monday, hitting the home stretch of a unique history lesson re-enacting the 900-mile journey of a California gold prospector. The 12 students, their teacher and various outriders have spent 20 days cooking and sleeping on the road as they follow the path taken 140 years ago by William P.
SPORTS
May 28, 1995 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Dave Gordon, an education administrator with a limited athletic background, has been hired as the new executive director of the California Interscholastic Federation, The Times has learned. Gordon, 48, will be introduced at a news conference next Saturday in conjunction with the state track and field finals at Cerritos College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1995 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing up in Ventura County really can make a difference. Parental involvement and other factors being equal, authorities on child development say places such as Ventura County--with built-in advantages of good schools, safe cities and relative affluence--are more likely to produce good kids who know the difference between right and wrong and who have a positive sense of self-worth. "It makes a big difference what kind of place a kid is raised in," said Barbara T.
NEWS
April 26, 1991 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Schools in the debt-ridden Richmond Unified School District will be closed next week--six weeks before the scheduled start of summer vacation--because the district has run out of money to pay employees, officials said Thursday. Facing a $29-million deficit, the 31,300-student district in Northern California last week became the second in state history to file for bankruptcy protection, contending it has only enough money to meet its April 30 payroll.
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