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August 5, 1998
When it was proven the Capistrano Unified School District failed to provide an appropriate education to a deaf student, failed to meet her audiological needs, failed to provide peers, failed her in every way--the district rejoiced. ("State Officials Say District Failed to Meet the Needs of Deaf Student," July 17.) According to Doreen Lohnes, assistant superintendent of student services, "the district won the central issue. We don't have to fund Rancho Viejo." At the Rancho Viejo School, we put the best interest of our students first.
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August 18, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
The parents of a 4-year-old deaf girl, who have been fighting Capistrano Unified School District for two years to fund her private education, declared victory last week after the state certified Rancho Viejo School in Rancho Santa Margarita.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
The parents of a 4-year-old deaf girl, who have been fighting Capistrano Unified School District for two years to fund her private education, declared victory last week after the state certified Rancho Viejo School in Rancho Santa Margarita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1998
When it was proven the Capistrano Unified School District failed to provide an appropriate education to a deaf student, failed to meet her audiological needs, failed to provide peers, failed her in every way--the district rejoiced. ("State Officials Say District Failed to Meet the Needs of Deaf Student," July 17.) According to Doreen Lohnes, assistant superintendent of student services, "the district won the central issue. We don't have to fund Rancho Viejo." At the Rancho Viejo School, we put the best interest of our students first.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2004 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Richard Biggs, a television actor known for his featured roles in such series as "Babylon 5" and "Days of Our Lives," died Saturday after collapsing suddenly at his San Fernando Valley home. He was 44. He was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he died, said Caren Day, a family spokeswoman. The cause was a tear in his aorta. Biggs, a graduate of the USC School of Theatre, portrayed Dr.
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March 27, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Biggs, in his role as Dr. Stephen Franklin on "Babylon 5," is a master healer--a workaholic who can cure a human cold or bring ailing aliens back to life from inside a massive space station. Off-camera, he knows healing is not so simple. He also knows that being a celebrity gives him powers of another sort: the ability to attract attention to others.
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November 24, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was hard enough for Carlos Olamendi to learn that his daughter is deaf. But when Maria Christina turned 3, Olamendi discovered that he would have to fight for the education he says she needs. Unsatisfied with the choices offered by public schools, Olamendi and other frustrated south Orange County parents of deaf and hearing-impaired children took matters into their own hands. They raised money and built Rancho Viejo School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
State education officials have found that the Capistrano Unified School District failed to provide appropriate education to a deaf student whose parents challenged the district and helped open a private school for deaf children. The California Special Education Hearing Office last week ordered the school district to come up with a plan to meet Maria Christina Olamendi's needs this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was hard enough for Carlos Olamendi to learn his daughter is deaf. But when Maria Christina turned 3, Olamendi also discovered he would have to fight for the education he says she needs. Unsatisfied with the choices offered by public schools, Olamendi and other frustrated South County parents of deaf and hearing-impaired children have taken matters into their own hands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | AGUSTIN GURZA
During the past decade, Carlos Olamendi had more to worry about than the bulging bags under his eyes. He was busy mapping the growth of his family's South County chain of seven restaurants, which recently expanded to Arizona. He also battled his local school district over services for his deaf daughter, eventually helping to found and fund Orange County's first private school for those with hearing problems.
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March 15, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steven and Janice Walker feel they are facing one of the most important decisions of their lives. For nearly two years, their children, Joshua, 3, and Jessica, 5, have attended a private school where they learned sign language together. Joshua, who is deaf, is able to communicate with his sister, who has normal hearing.
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