January 28, 1993
President Clinton will be getting a letter from the board of education asking him to re-examine his family's decision to send his daughter, Chelsea, to a private school. The board Tuesday approved a plan to write a letter to the President asking his support of public education by placing his daughter in the Washington public schools. The letter will state that the family's decision to send Chelsea to a private school could be perceived as a vote of "no confidence" in public education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992
The Pasadena Unified Board of Education on Tuesday approved a recommendation to allow schools to begin using computerized voice-mail systems like those used by businesses. A voice-mail system at John Muir High School will be permanently extended free to its four feeder elementary schools--Longfellow, Cleveland, Willard and Jackson. The service will be donated by QuickNet, a Van Nuys telecommunications firm that hopes to get a contract for the whole district, said owner Jerry Chien.
May 2, 1991
I want to congratulate you on your story "Controversy Floods New Pasadena Pool" (Times, April 28). It is extraordinarily easy to be caught up in the emotion of one side or another in a story such as this one, especially when inflammatory accusations are being made. You managed to avoid the traps. As a former board member, I know that racism does not motivate any of the actions of the AAF-RBAC board. This is a board with a vision, a vision of building first-class water sport teams with kids who haven't had the privilege of growing up with a pool.
May 2, 1991
I appreciate the fact that the Pasadena All Saints Church has a service record that is the envy of this community and I in no way intend to detract from that reputation. (I want) to assure that their temporary day care center goes forward with all parties being fully advised of the facts (Times, March 21). It is the position of some members of the Pasadena Board of Directors that we should "let the day care center open and see what happens." While there is a good possibility that there will never be an incident that would jeopardize the safety of those children, the potential of armed violence in that area is always present and once a problem occurs it will be too late to protect them.
April 25, 1991
The matter may have been swept under the rug, and certainly nobody wants to talk about it; however, the fact remains that Pasadena Director-elect (Isaac) Richard effectively purchased his election margin of 191 votes--with 600 free dinners in exchange for ballot-stubs (Times, April 18). Such a practice would be illegal under federal statute, but local laxity in this instance prevailed. At the same time, if Mr. Richard believes that his election ploy will be forgotten in the future--as he sits on the Pasadena Board of Directors--he is wrong.
April 11, 1991 |
An April 16 runoff election for a seat on the Pasadena Unified School District board pits a three-time incumbent with 12 years of experience against a finance expert who says it is time to bring some fresh ideas to Pasadena's public schools. Vying for the four-year post in the at-large election are incumbent Elbie Hickambottom, 66, and E. Clark Coberly, 42. Hickambottom is a retired U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1991
Elbie J. Hickambottom, a 12-year veteran of the Pasadena school board, faces his first runoff election April 16, after a count Friday of 467 provisional and absentee ballots cast in Tuesday's election. Hickambottom will face attorney and businessman E. Clark Coberly, 42, the runner-up in a three-way race for Office 4 on the Pasadena Unified School District board. Friday's count gave Hickambottom 215 more votes, for a total of 6,557--49.5% of votes cast.
March 3, 1991 |
Voters in Pasadena, Pomona and Rosemead will elect city council members Tuesday, while San Gabriel residents will consider a utility tax and a small neighborhood between San Marino and Pasadena will decide whether to transfer from one school district to another. The Pomona election will be a milestone in the city's history, marking the first time council members are elected by district. Four council seats and the mayor's office are at stake.
December 6, 1990 |
Ruby McKnight Williams has 19 commendations on her living room wall, and a drawerful that she hasn't gotten around to framing yet. One was awarded to her in 1983 for 50 years of service to the Pasadena National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, of which she was president for 16 years, and where, at 90, she still works two afternoons a week.
November 1, 1990
City Directors voted Tuesday to upgrade their computer capabilities. Since 1987, some directors have struggled along with Hewlett-Packard personal computers models that are incompatible with much of the IBM software on the market. Others use IBM computers with small memory capacity. The board approved spending $19,770 for new computer terminals, printers and software, which will enable them, as Director Rick Cole put it, to "take full advantage of the power of personal computing in the 1990s."