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November 17, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raymond A. Villa, the first Latino city councilman of Santa Ana and an advocate for the poor and Latino communities, has died. He was 74. Villa, a retired Santa Ana insurance agent, died Friday of complications of diabetes at Charter Community Hospital in Hawaiian Gardens, said his son, Steve Gomez of Anaheim. Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young adjourned Monday night's City Council meeting in memory of Villa, who served on that panel from 1969 to 1973.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raymond A. Villa, the first Latino city councilman of Santa Ana and an advocate for the poor and Latino communities, has died. He was 74. Villa, a retired Santa Ana insurance agent, died Friday of complications of diabetes at Charter Community Hospital in Hawaiian Gardens, said his son, Steve Gomez of Anaheim. Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young adjourned Monday night's City Council meeting in memory of Villa, who served on that panel from 1969 to 1973.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Rows of orange groves will be removed today to make way for an intermediate school. Raymond A. Villa Intermediate School is named for the first Latino elected to the Santa Ana City Council and the first Mexican American appointed to the Orange County Democratic Central Committee, according to the school district. Villa died in 1992 at age 75. Villa would become the Santa Ana Unified School District's eighth intermediate school, bringing the number of district schools to 45.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1998 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
The Santa Ana Unified School District held dedication ceremonies Thursday for its new intermediate campus, Raymond A. Villa Fundamental Intermediate School. About 150 people attended the dedication and ribbon-cutting at the school, including Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, school administrators and residents. The school, at 1441 E. Chestnut Ave., is named after a former Santa Ana councilman and community activist who died in 1992. The California native attended UCLA after serving in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | JON NALICK
The Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Trustees has decided to name a school in honor of Cesar Chavez, who organized the United Farm Workers union, and another after Raymond A. Villa, Santa Ana's first Latino city councilman and an advocate for the poor. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to honor the Latino leaders. A high school will be named for Chavez and an intermediate school will bear Villa's name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1994 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Board of Education has postponed a decision on whether to designate two new campuses as fundamental schools. The governing board of the Santa Ana Unified School District agreed last week to wait until after May 4 to consider what kind of curriculum to implement at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Raymond A. Villa Intermediate School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1997 | JEFF KASS
The school board, burdened with long waiting lists for its few so-called fundamental schools, may decide at tonight's meeting to designate two more sites as back-to-basics facilities. Board approval would turn the Jim Thorpe Elementary and the Raymond A. Villa Intermediate schools into fundamental operations, which emphasize parent involvement, dress codes and patriotism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1994 | JON NALICK
Hundreds of residents are expected to attend an informational meeting tonight to discuss the controversial $43-million "space saver" school proposed by the Santa Ana Unified School District. Supt. Rudy Castruita will make a presentation about the project, and the audience will be invited to ask questions. The meeting, sponsored by several neighborhood associations, will be held at First Christian Church, 1720 W. 17th St., from 7 to 9 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1994 | JON NALICK
Hundreds of residents are expected to attend a public hearing tonight to offer comments on a controversial plan to build a new fundamental intermediate school at a local shopping mall. The plan, proposed by the Santa Ana Unified School District, calls for a $43-million "space-saver" school to be built on a 11-acre site at the rear of Bristol Market Place, at 17th and Bristol streets. The district Board of Trustees will consider the plan at tonight's meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Citing a series of miscues and the high cost of the state's first proposed space-saver school, the school board has unanimously voted to cancel its contract with the project's lead law firm.
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