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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1995 | LISA BOWMAN
Consider it a portable school: 31 portable classrooms placed side by side in two distinct pods. Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park, the newest school in Ventura County's fastest-growing district, can be easily disassembled and moved to another location. But these are not the cave-like trailers commonly thought of at the mention of the word portables .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Like lovers in Paris, San Joaquin kit foxes will always have Bakersfield. The rare little foxes come out mostly at night. They find fabulous food everywhere: chunks of cheeseburger from dumpsters, shreds of taco on windblown wrappers. And the accommodations: What can beat a cozy den in the student quarter — specifically, beneath portable classrooms in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District? The 17,000-student district isn't crazy about the foxes, especially when about one-third of its 23 elementary and junior high schools have to deal with them on a regular basis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1996 | DAVID R. BAKER
Squeezed by efforts to reduce class sizes, the Moorpark Unified School District will add 31 portable classrooms in January. The classrooms should be in place at Arroyo West, Campus Canyon, Mountain Meadows and Peach Hill schools by the start of the spring semester, said school board member David Pollock. The extra space will allow administrators to carry out plans to put no more than 20 students in each class in the primary grades, part of a state initiative to improve education.
OPINION
July 31, 2004
The article on the extremely dubious relationship between asthma and the civil injunction against an Oxnard gang ("Ban Could Make Breathing Easier" (July 26) is based on idle speculation and does not even rise to the level of junk science. It does, however, devote four gratuitous paragraphs to a defense of the injunction by Police Chief Art Lopez without one word concerning how members of the community, along with the public defender's office, have challenged the injunction in the courts as a gross violation of civil rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999 | MILO PEINEMANN
A committee charged with advising the school board on how to handle 750 additional students expected in the fall suggests using more portable classrooms to ensure students and teachers are inconvenienced as little as possible. And only as a last resort should the district relocate students from the schools they now attend, says the district's Facilities Master Plan Committee.
NEWS
May 22, 1988 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education has agreed to purchase 50 portable classrooms, several of which are earmarked for the endangered Bell High School program at Harbor College. While most of the portables will be used to relieve crowded conditions in schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, several are destined for Harbor College so that Bell High School can continue to send some ninth-graders to study on the Wilmington campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
The Oak Park school board has approved placing portable classrooms at Oak Hills Elementary School in an effort to temporarily ease crowding. Under the plan approved 3 to 2 by the Oak Park Unified School District board this week, Oak Hills will get two to four more portable classrooms by fall, said Harriett Ramsey, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997
A dozen Compton schools will receive new portable classrooms to replace buildings up to 50 years old, the head of the city's school district announced Thursday. A state grant of $5 million will buy 90 new bungalows to be divided among Emerson, Foster, Kelly, King, Laurel, Mayo, McKinley, McNair, Roosevelt and Rosecrans elementary schools within the next six months, said Randolph E. Ward, state administrator for the troubled school district.
OPINION
December 8, 2002
Re "In Florida, Limit Class Size Now, Pay Later," Nov. 27: We read with interest the article about school crowding in Florida. We were especially impressed by the mention of portable classrooms. We drive by our local high school, Dana Hills, on the Stonehill side almost every day. We cannot believe the ugly portable classrooms. Some of them are close to a busy intersection. With the district talking of spending $9 million on new district offices, perhaps priorities should be reexamined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Ventura religious school has lost its bid for a court order to lift city restrictions on its use of portable classroom buildings. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder came in response to a request for a temporary injunction from Ventura County Christian High School. The school contended the city illegally had kept it from using the modular buildings it had placed on the campus of the old Washington School, which it leases from the Ventura school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2002 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anticipating a flood of new students, Garden Grove school officials have voted to reopen campuses, change attendance boundaries and add portable classrooms. "Our district is bursting at the seams, so it was an easy issue to open those schools," said Terri Pitsenberger, a parent who served on the committee that came up with the plan for the 50,000-student Garden Grove Unified School District. "We tried to make it as least-disruptive as possible," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moorpark's nine schools have more than 100 portable classrooms. The high school gym is not big enough to hold an assembly of all students. And in five years, enrollment in the 7,800-student district is expected to swell by 21%--a demand that cannot be met at the already crowded campuses. These are the realities Moorpark Unified School District officials face as they work to win community support for a $33-million school bond measure on the March 5 ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing flip-flops and shorts, low-income families who live at the Evergreen Royale Motel slipped out of their cramped rooms on a recent weekday and hopped on a state-of-the-art trailer. They aren't leaving town. They are poised to learn basic computer skills. Just in front of Room 715, behind the dull beige stucco buildings and beyond the unkempt lawn of the Anaheim motel, the Orange County Rescue Mission's computer-equipped trailer hums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE
Palmdale sheriff's detectives were searching Monday for two boys who may have vandalized a Littlerock elementary school. About 3:20 p.m. Sunday, a teacher at Daisy Gibson Elementary School on East Palmdale Boulevard saw two boys--believed to be between 8 and 12 years old--in a portable classroom next to the school, said Deputy David Miklos of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The boys ran off when they saw the teacher, who called authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Ana Unified School District board will review a plan tonight to replace hundreds of portable classrooms throughout the city with multistory permanent buildings. About 900 portable classrooms are in use at schools throughout the city, school board President John Palacio said. The bungalow-like classrooms house students in what has become one of the most crowded school districts in the state, district officials said.
NEWS
August 3, 2000 | STEVE TICE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The studio is set up to tape an interview show, "Pass the Mic," as in microphone. The familiar tools of television production are in place. Thin metal beams overhead support spotlights, and dark, sound-muffling curtains encircle an audience of 40 or so people seated on wooden bleachers. Two cameras are pointed at cushy chairs on the tiny stage for the host and interviewee. The members of the filming crew are in position, some wear headsets, some carry clipboards, all wear black T-shirts with white lettering reading "BBC."
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