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August 25, 1996
My job as a mentor and positive influence for first-graders at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando remains one of the more significant roles I assume. But I am not Hispanic, and the article "On the Lookout for Mentors" (Aug. 13) made it seem impossible for a non-Latino teacher to motivate students. There are always exceptions, and even though I am Caucasian, I like to think that my goal of becoming a teacher at a predominantly Hispanic school is still worthy of pursuing. If we want to help these students, teachers should be sought not for their ethnicity or common background, but because they care about the students.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Eight fifth-graders from O'Melveny Elementary School will pledge hard work for the opportunity of a lifetime tonight as they are honored as the latest recipients of the O'Melveny Scholastic Encouragement Awards. The students will each receive $12,000 college scholarships when they graduate from high school on the condition that they remain in good standing and earn grades that guarantee them entry into the California State University system.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Eight fifth-graders from O'Melveny Elementary School will pledge hard work for the opportunity of a lifetime tonight as they are honored as the latest recipients of the O'Melveny Scholastic Encouragement Awards. The students will each receive $12,000 college scholarships when they graduate from high school on the condition that they remain in good standing and earn grades that guarantee them entry into the California State University system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began in 1990 with a challenge from the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers to sixth-graders at the school that bears the O'Melveny family name: Graduate from high school with good grades, and we'll guarantee you $12,000 for college. Like any other kid at O'Melveny Elementary School, Jenny Jimenez could barely picture high school, much less begin making college plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
Ever since Humberto Cuentas was a baby, his mother tried to instill the idea that he should go to college. Now, the O'Melveny & Myers law firm is going to make sure that can happen. Cuentas and seven other sixth-graders at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando were each awarded $12,000 scholarships toward their college tuition. "I am so proud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Fifty students and four teachers at a San Fernando Valley elementary school were treated at hospitals for minor injuries Monday after they inhaled fumes from gasoline that was illegally dumped in a nearby sewer line, authorities said. San Fernando police and Los Angeles Fire Department emergency crews were called to O'Melveny Elementary School, in the 700 block of Woodworth Street, about 10 a.m. after several students and teachers became ill from exposure to the fumes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1990 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lurline (Lucky) Hemphill closed the deal of her life over lunch this summer, winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for her "clients" from the head of one of the city's largest law firms. "It almost brought tears to my eyes to hear Lucky talk about her school," said Warren Christopher, chairman of the law firm O'Melveny & Myers. "I said, 'How can we help?'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began in 1990 with a challenge from the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers to sixth-graders at the school that bears the O'Melveny family name: Graduate from high school with good grades, and we'll guarantee you $12,000 for college. Like any other kid at O'Melveny Elementary School, Jenny Jimenez could barely picture high school, much less begin making college plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1991 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry Ortega figured that it would take a dollar from each of the 25,000 or so graduating seniors in the Los Angeles school district to pay for his freshman year at Brown University. Either that or a miracle. But the 17-year-old San Fernando High School senior, the son of a machine operator, won't have to beg for his Ivy League education. His angel showed up in a three-piece suit.
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October 12, 1996 | David Wharton
Winners and Losers Winners: By maintaining a C average through high school, students from O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando are guaranteed $12,000 for college thanks to a program funded by the O'Melveny & Myers law firm. . . . Losers: Fireworks fans, left in the dark after Pierce College canceled its annual July 4 show. The Week Ahead CSUN President Blenda Wilson will testify about her school's affirmative action policies before a state Assembly committee Wednesday. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1996
My job as a mentor and positive influence for first-graders at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando remains one of the more significant roles I assume. But I am not Hispanic, and the article "On the Lookout for Mentors" (Aug. 13) made it seem impossible for a non-Latino teacher to motivate students. There are always exceptions, and even though I am Caucasian, I like to think that my goal of becoming a teacher at a predominantly Hispanic school is still worthy of pursuing. If we want to help these students, teachers should be sought not for their ethnicity or common background, but because they care about the students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
Ever since Humberto Cuentas was a baby, his mother tried to instill the idea that he should go to college. Now, the O'Melveny & Myers law firm is going to make sure that can happen. Cuentas and seven other sixth-graders at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando were each awarded $12,000 scholarships toward their college tuition. "I am so proud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1991 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry Ortega figured that it would take a dollar from each of the 25,000 or so graduating seniors in the Los Angeles school district to pay for his freshman year at Brown University. Either that or a miracle. But the 17-year-old San Fernando High School senior, the son of a machine operator, won't have to beg for his Ivy League education. His angel showed up in a three-piece suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1990 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lurline (Lucky) Hemphill closed the deal of her life over lunch this summer, winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for her "clients" from the head of one of the city's largest law firms. "It almost brought tears to my eyes to hear Lucky talk about her school," said Warren Christopher, chairman of the law firm O'Melveny & Myers. "I said, 'How can we help?'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Fifty students and four teachers at a San Fernando Valley elementary school were treated at hospitals for minor injuries Monday after they inhaled fumes from gasoline that was illegally dumped in a nearby sewer line, authorities said. San Fernando police and Los Angeles Fire Department emergency crews were called to O'Melveny Elementary School, in the 700 block of Woodworth Street, about 10 a.m. after several students and teachers became ill from exposure to the fumes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1991
Mildred G. Wilcox, a teacher in the San Fernando Valley for 24 years, has died at an El Toro nursing home. She was 86. A former Van Nuys resident, Mrs. Wilcox died Tuesday of complications of a stroke, said her daughter, Kathryn Roy. Born in Ukiah, Calif., she came to Los Angeles as a child and graduated from Van Nuys High School. Mrs. Wilcox taught at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando from 1926 to 1933. She took time off to raise her family and returned to O'Melveny in 1943.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1996
The City of San Fernando plans a town hall meeting to discuss city services and proposed improvements, and to air concerns that residents may have about their communities. Several items have been placed on the agenda for the Jan. 24 meeting, including discussion of the Four Corners Pipeline, a crude-oil conduit that runs beneath the city. The line has been shut since the 1994 Northridge earthquake, when it ruptured in several places, including near O'Melveny elementary school.
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