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January 21, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura County Community College District officials said they will lobby local legislators Friday to make funding state community colleges a priority for the Legislature this year. The presidents of Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges will meet with Assemblyman Jack O'Connell (D-Carpinteria), state Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblyman Nao Takasugi (R-Oxnard), state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) and Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) or their representatives.
October 16, 1993
With efforts to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District seemingly on hold, State Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) assembled a group of San Fernando Valley legislators Friday for a strategy session aimed at getting the issue moving again. Roberti said the group of state and local legislators, including state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) and Assemblywomen Barbara Friedman (D-North Hollywood) and Paula L.
May 14, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE
State Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) on Thursday announced that he has revised his bill to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District to ensure compliance with two major court cases on desegregation and equal school funding. Roberti's measure, which has been approved by the Senate Education Committee, would establish a commission to draft a plan to divide the huge district into smaller districts. The plan would be submitted to the voters.
December 15, 1994
Taking advantage of the new political landscape in Sacramento, two legislators from opposite sides of the aisle have joined forces to propose a legislative plan to dismantle the Los Angeles Unified School District. Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) and state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) will both sponsor legislation early next year to dissolve the 636,400-student district and replace it with several smaller school systems. "Sen.
October 25, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Two community forums will be held this week on the proposal to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District. The first will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Riverside Drive School, 13061 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. Sponsored by the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, the panel discussion will feature Los Angeles school board members Jeff Horton, Julie Korenstein and David Tokofsky.
A state Senate Government Committee hearing on a bill that if approved could boost a Valley secession movement was postponed because of the committee chairman's illness. The hearing was set for today, but Assemblywoman Paula L. Boland (R-Granada Hills) decided to delay it for a week or two, depending on the committee schedule. She made the decision hours after learning that Sen. William Craven (R-Oceanside) was suffering from a respiratory infection and would not be able to attend.
October 12, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Two Democratic candidates have entered the race for a state Assembly seat representing portions of eastern Ventura County. Jon Lauritzen, a Canoga Park High School teacher, and John Birke, a San Fernando Valley attorney, have joined the race in the Republican-leaning 38th District. The candidates are vying for a seat now held by Assemblywoman Paula L. Boland (R-Granada Hills), who is stepping down next year because of legislative term limits.
November 21, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura County supervisors are considering backing federal legislation that would help communities such as Oak Park establish their own ZIP codes. Supervisor Frank Schillo, who represents Oak Park, said he is seeking the board's help in lobbying for the legislation because the east county community has had continuing problems with its request for a ZIP code change.
March 10, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS
Ventura County Republican Party Chairman Bob Larkin said Thursday he plans to announce his candidacy next week for an Assembly seat representing Simi Valley, Fillmore and northwestern portions of the San Fernando Valley. Larkin is one of a number of Republican candidates jockeying for the seat that must be abandoned next year by Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) because of term limits on state legislators. "The primary is early next year, it's in March," Larkin said.
April 6, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A former director of a health and social service center for the poor has joined several other Republicans in the race for a state Assembly seat representing Simi Valley and Fillmore. Peggy Freeman, 55, of Castaic, has entered the race for the 38th Assembly District seat that is being vacated by Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) next year. The district also covers parts of the northwestern San Fernando Valley.
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