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September 19, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis told a conference of 6,000 teachers and other educators Saturday that the state will provide $150 bonuses per student to every public school in California that improves its scores five percentile points on next spring's Stanford 9 test. The state will also offer cash awards of $5,000 to 400 elementary and middle schools that win a reading contest, based not on performance but on the number of pages their students read, he added.
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November 13, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For anyone who's wondered what the sound of love is, it's something like 20,000 roaring motorcycles and rock 'n' roll from 1969. At least that's how Jim and Jennifer Tencza hear it. That was the soundtrack Sunday for the 17th annual Love Ride, the nation's biggest motorcycle fund-raiser. Wearing acres of black leather, droves of bikers revved up to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy and illiteracy. The Love Ride has raised more than $10 million for various charities in its 17 years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to focus additional public attention on boosting the reading skills of struggling schoolchildren, Gov. Gray Davis joined business and academic leaders Monday to promote twin literacy initiatives. Davis announced the opening of summer institutes at college campuses statewide designed to train 6,000 primary grade teachers in techniques of early reading instruction--the result of legislation Davis pushed earlier this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For anyone who's wondered what the sound of love is, it's something like 20,000 roaring motorcycles and rock 'n' roll from 1969. At least, that's how Jim and Jennifer Tencza hear it. That was the soundtrack Sunday for the 17th annual Love Ride, billed as the nation's biggest motorcycle fund-raiser. Wearing acres of black leather, droves of bikers revved up to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy and illiteracy.
NEWS
October 18, 1998 | MARK H. WILLES, Publisher and MICHAEL PARKS, Editor
Each generation has a duty to teach the next the skills it will need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that it will face. We are failing to do so because we are failing to teach our children how to read. Tragically, almost two-thirds of young children in the Los Angeles area are not able to read adequately. In Los Angeles County, more than 150,000 second- and third-grade pupils are poor readers. In Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, there are 100,000 more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For anyone who's wondered what the sound of love is, it's something like 20,000 roaring motorcycles and rock 'n' roll from 1969. At least that's how Jim and Jennifer Tencza hear it. That was the soundtrack Sunday for the 17th annual Love Ride, the nation's biggest motorcycle fund-raiser. Wearing acres of black leather, droves of bikers revved up to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy and illiteracy. The Love Ride has raised more than $10 million for various charities in its 17 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For anyone who's wondered what the sound of love is, it's something like 20,000 roaring motorcycles and rock 'n' roll from 1969. At least, that's how Jim and Jennifer Tencza hear it. That was the soundtrack Sunday for the 17th annual Love Ride, billed as the nation's biggest motorcycle fund-raiser. Wearing acres of black leather, droves of bikers revved up to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy and illiteracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
The Buena Park Library will host the Franklin Haynes Marionettes at 7 p.m. Thursday in its downstairs auditorium. The free event will end a summer reading series sponsored by Friends of the Buena Park Public Library and the Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 Program. The library is at 7150 La Palma Ave. Information: (714) 826-4100, Ext. 126.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1999
As a high school English teacher, I used to wince every time I saw a Times article about reading. I knew I would be facing another misguided attack on whole language coupled with a shameless plug for phonics. These days are no more. Now that The Times has decided to be part of the reading solution with its "Reading by 9" program, I am delighted to find wave after wave of articles like those on your Feb. 14 Reading page: the benefits of reading aloud, reading for pleasure, reading partners, children's book recommendations and cheery announcements of reading events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis told a conference of 6,000 teachers and other educators Saturday that the state will provide $150 bonuses per student to every public school in California that improves its scores five percentile points on next spring's Stanford 9 test. The state will also offer cash awards of $5,000 to 400 elementary and middle schools that win a reading contest, based not on performance but on the number of pages their students read, he added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to focus additional public attention on boosting the reading skills of struggling schoolchildren, Gov. Gray Davis joined business and academic leaders Monday to promote twin literacy initiatives. Davis announced the opening of summer institutes at college campuses statewide designed to train 6,000 primary grade teachers in techniques of early reading instruction--the result of legislation Davis pushed earlier this year.
NEWS
October 18, 1998 | MARK H. WILLES, Publisher and MICHAEL PARKS, Editor
Each generation has a duty to teach the next the skills it will need to deal with the challenges and opportunities that it will face. We are failing to do so because we are failing to teach our children how to read. Tragically, almost two-thirds of young children in the Los Angeles area are not able to read adequately. In Los Angeles County, more than 150,000 second- and third-grade pupils are poor readers. In Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, there are 100,000 more.
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