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October 3, 2010 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Excited chatter filled the auditorium of Carson's Ralph Bunche Elementary School on Saturday as dozens of children flipped excitedly through piles of books before stamping and stacking them for catalog in the school's two small libraries. "I came to help the school, and other people ? and they said I can take a book I like home," said 8-year-old fourth-grader Carlyn Tanner of Compton, beaming as he and his brother Cayden, 7, sorted through a mountain of books in assembly-line fashion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2010 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Excited chatter filled the auditorium of Carson's Ralph Bunche Elementary School on Saturday as dozens of children flipped excitedly through piles of books before stamping and stacking them for catalog in the school's two small libraries. "I came to help the school, and other people ? and they said I can take a book I like home," said 8-year-old fourth-grader Carlyn Tanner of Compton, beaming as he and his brother Cayden, 7, sorted through a mountain of books in assembly-line fashion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2000
Re "The 'Kid Principals' of Compton," Oct. 2: Three cheers to Mikara Solomon, principal of the Ralph Bunche Elementary School in Compton, and her fellow "kid principals" Ron Stamper and Stephen Schatz. These fine young educational leaders exemplify what may be needed to turn around those schools that have been labeled "low-performing schools." Having young people undertake leadership positions is not new. Remember World War II--thousands of young men and women became "90-day wonders" and assumed leadership positions and performed meritoriously under the most trying conditions.
NEWS
September 29, 1994 | MARY GUTHRIE
A citizens committee has begun collecting signatures on a petition asking county authorities to allow the city to break away from the Los Angeles and Compton school systems and form its own district. Organizers of the Carson Unified School District Formation Committee say more than 100 volunteers are working to collect signatures.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1994 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine banker JoEtta Brown has often played the role of liaison between social causes and corporate America. The American Dream Coalition begins offering incentives this week to help Californians of modest means become homeowners, and Brown has been a leader of the effort. As community outreach coordinator and vice president of American Savings Bank, Brown, 53, chaired one of two key committees for the Coalition, an alliance formed by 30 banks, mortgage lenders and the California Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1988 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A dispute over a baseball cap bearing a street gang's "colors" was blamed Monday for triggering a drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old East Compton girl and wounded four members of her family as they watched television in their living room. First-grader Irma Saucedo died after being struck in the chest by one of at least 22 bullets fired Sunday night into the front of her family's small home, authorities said. Her mother, father, brother and cousin were wounded.
OPINION
September 16, 2007
The achievement gap between African American and Latino students and their white peers is stark and persistent. It has existed for decades, and it's growing more pronounced. The data refute what would be reassuring explanations. The gaps in reading and math test scores are not due to income disparities, nor are they attributable to parents' educational levels. The simple fact is that most black and brown children do not do as well in school as most whites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there were a Richter scale for local ballot measures, the question facing voters in the South Bay city of Carson would surely register at least a 9: Should they leave the mammoth Los Angeles Unified School District and create a system of their own? The answer, to come Nov. 6, will reverberate well beyond the boundaries of the melting pot city of 89,730.
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October 23, 1989 | KEVIN RODERICK and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The lucky ones spent Sunday at ease, walking in the park or watching the 49ers in the sunshine, but for many thousands in the Bay Area last week's earthquake strengthened its grip on their lives--and threatened new torments this morning as commuters try to return to work.
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May 6, 1993 | SUSAN PATERNO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nine boys--shoulders stiff, like mini-military recruits in jeans and sneakers--stood at attention on the wind-swept asphalt playground of Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School in Carson. "FO-WARD MARCH!" their teacher barked. The boys did their best to follow directions, but right and left feet marched at once and the younger boys unintentionally body-checked their buddies. "A-TEN-HUT!" Hands moved to foreheads in a salute. "I AM SOMEBODY!" they shouted. "I AM INTELLIGENT. I AM LOVING AND KIND.
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