July 3, 2010
Keeping hikers out Re "Landowner puts his foot down on hiking," June 27 I share Shull Bonsall Jr.'s worries about the land he owns near the falls and pools in the Los Padres National Forest. I don't think that the public has a right to any land that any group -- conservationists or otherwise -- has deemed open to the public. In fact, I would suggest that access to mountain or wilderness trails, pools and waterfalls across the state has in many cases led to their damage and demise through graffiti, trash and vandalism.
April 22, 2010 |
He's a young man in an ill-fitting suit standing in the principal's office beneath pictures of Afghan sages and Wile E. Coyote. There's no principal, but he says he'll hire one as soon as he finds investors. He could use a few more chairs and pencils too; just drop them off on the other side of the razor wire. "There's a need for private schools, and I'm doing this to benefit me and my countrymen," said Abdul Azim Rawi Almajid, owner of a new school named after himself. "They're not just for the rich anymore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2009 |
The Rowland Unified School District board on Tuesday approved a middle and high school that will exist almost entirely on the Internet. The virtual campus, a charter school that will be known as iQ Academy California-Los Angeles, will operate out of Rowland Heights and will be open to students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Full-time students will be given a laptop and access to wireless Internet and will be able to meet with their teachers via webcasts or in person.
July 6, 2008 |
Izzy Tihanyi rubs wax onto her surfboard, a very girly-looking longboard adorned with flowers and koi fish. Then she tucks it under her arm and tromps off toward the ocean, pausing briefly to toss a Surf Diva Surf School slogan back over her shoulder: "The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun." That would be either Izzy or her twin, Coco, co-owners of the La Jolla school and co-authors of the 2005 book "Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves."
March 17, 2007 |
Oprah Winfrey opened her second school for poor South African youth Friday, an innovative, environmentally friendly institution she hopes will be a model for public education. The Seven Fountains Primary School was funded by Oprah's Angel Network, a public charity that supports organizations and projects focused on education and literacy. It is located outside the remote town of Kokstad in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. The $1.
January 22, 2007 |
The Taliban said it would open its own schools in areas under its control in southern Afghanistan, in an apparent effort to win support among local residents and undermine the Western-backed government. The Taliban destroyed 200 schools and killed 20 teachers last year and has driven 200,000 children from the classroom, said the Afghan government, which called the announcement "putting salt in the wound."