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December 9, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
This year, the Kiwanis Club of Reseda will reach out to a new group of needy--public schools. The service club, which is part of an international organization serving the poor, the disabled and the victims of disaster, has added two local schools to its list of downtrodden. The club has "adopted" Reseda Elementary School and Shirley Avenue Elementary School. The two will be singled out for special attention by the club, including donations and volunteer work.
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January 9, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Firefighters extinguished flames in the auditorium attic at Melvin Avenue Elementary School on Monday afternoon, Los Angeles city fire officials said. No one was hurt or evacuated during the 12:30 p.m. fire at the school at 7700 Melvin Ave., said department spokesman Brian Humphrey. It took 70 firefighters about an hour to put out the flames, he said. The fire caused about $85,000 in damage, and the cause was being investigated, Humphrey said.
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February 7, 1997 | DADE HAYES
The recess bell has rung, but 10-year-old Anahit Kasparian is in no hurry to leave the classroom. With a barely contained smile, she approaches Maggi Robson, her fifth-grade teacher, and tells her proudly about taking second place in an area dance contest, demonstrating the leg-stretching ballet move that won the prize. "Wonderful! Let's see if I know that one," says the 63-year-old Robson, herself an avid dancer. She grabs one leg and twists it at a crazy angle.
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November 11, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU
Preaching God's love through dance and song, a quartet of teenagers--the latest generation of the noted gospel-singing Winans family to hit the professional music scene--entertained more than 2,000 students at Reseda High School on Wednesday. As Winans Phase 2, brothers Carvin III and Juan and cousins Marvin Jr. and Michael Jr. have been performing at schools and churches across the country the last few months. "We're so happy to be here," Carvin III told the cheering audience.
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May 9, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Officially, Arbor Day fell on April 26 this year, but for the students and staff of Lokrantz Special Education Center in Reseda, the occasion arrived on Wednesday morning in the form of 22 crape myrtle trees. Aided by 35 members of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, faculty and students at the school for disabled children spent the morning planting the trees outside the campus along Shirley Avenue.
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June 30, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
Like any good restaurateur, Reseda Elementary School's cafeteria manager Jeannette Painter knows that a customer can become loyal through those subtle excesses that make an ordinary meal an experience. Care for some fresh strawberries with your cereal? Or perhaps a sheet of troll stickers attached, as a gift, to the bottom of your tray?
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May 31, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Thanks to donations from people moved by its plight, a Reseda special education school will be able to replace a batch of toys stolen several weeks ago, a school official said Tuesday. According to Vicki Ortega, office manager for the Lokrantz Special Education Center, donations to the school have nearly reached the $2,500 needed to replace the items. Faculty members discovered the theft March 20, Ortega said.
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May 21, 1994 | ERIC SLATER
The awards ceremony was held during National Adult Education Week, but the real purpose of the event was to recognize older students who not only juggled jobs, marriages and families along with school this year, but also survived a massive earthquake. "It's been a very difficult year for many of our students," said Martin Conroy, principal of the Reseda Community Adult School. A ceremony was held Thursday night to honor all those who kept coming despite hardships caused by the Jan.
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October 10, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Learning has been back in session since September at Garden Grove Avenue Elementary School, but what would its reopening after 13 years mean without a group flag salute and a few choruses of "It's a Small World"? A ceremony Thursday marking the school's rebirth included those staples, plus students' musical tributes and speeches from school officials and political representatives. "We've waited so long for this. Your school is beautiful!"
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December 8, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
At first an experimental matchup of first-graders with elderly nursing home residents in Reseda Tuesday seemed likely to be doomed by social awkwardness--at least by the kids. After singing holiday songs, the children stood uncomfortably before the seated seniors, tongue-tied and shifting their weight. But the moment was mercifully brief. Soon, a murmur of voices filled the room. Residents leaned forward in their chairs to clasp a small hand or pinch a cheek. Tension lifted like a curtain.
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May 24, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smell of tar excites residents in the quiet, modest neighborhood surrounding Newcastle Elementary School, where workers are busily laying down pavement for a playground, installing carpeting and tiles in empty classrooms, and planting sod of crayon-green grass around the campus. "All their hard work means they're closer to being finished," said Laura Flores, 41, a mother of two young daughters who lives nearby.
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June 5, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
A skunk, a bobcat and an owl were among animals seen by a group of 15 students at Reseda Elementary School on Thursday morning as they entered the Earthmobile, a reconstruction of a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains built inside a 48-foot tractor-trailer. The sight of the animals frightened some of the children.
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December 19, 1997 | EDWARD M. YOON
The music was loud. Very loud. And that's just the way the students of Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies liked it. The school's auditorium Thursday was rockin' during "JAM '97," a concert honoring students who have shown academic improvement in the fall semester at the Reseda magnet school. A crowd of 420 students danced and cheered to the soulful tunes performed by two musical groups--By Change and U4Ea (pronounced euphoria)--at the first of two shows Thursday.
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October 10, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Learning has been back in session since September at Garden Grove Avenue Elementary School, but what would its reopening after 13 years mean without a group flag salute and a few choruses of "It's a Small World"? A ceremony Thursday marking the school's rebirth included those staples, plus students' musical tributes and speeches from school officials and political representatives. "We've waited so long for this. Your school is beautiful!"
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February 7, 1997 | DADE HAYES
The recess bell has rung, but 10-year-old Anahit Kasparian is in no hurry to leave the classroom. With a barely contained smile, she approaches Maggi Robson, her fifth-grade teacher, and tells her proudly about taking second place in an area dance contest, demonstrating the leg-stretching ballet move that won the prize. "Wonderful! Let's see if I know that one," says the 63-year-old Robson, herself an avid dancer. She grabs one leg and twists it at a crazy angle.
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June 28, 1996
How do you make a pizza shaped like a foot? Or an elbow? What about a hand? Tough questions, but not for a group of preschoolers at Vanalden Avenue Children's Center in Reseda, where "Miss Priscilla" has been a kind of artist-in-residence for the past seven weeks. Using nothing more than elastic bands and her limbs, she challenged the 20 children to stretch the straps into a variety of make-believe foods during a noisy, playful session Thursday morning. Afterward, it was time to say goodbye.
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July 6, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A Reseda-based group of several hundred business leaders, teachers and parents lobbying for secession from the Los Angeles Unified School District are riding a crest of victory following the upheavals at City Hall.
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March 8, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
The rain-delayed Arbor Day celebration at Cleveland High School in Reseda will be held Saturday. Student volunteers in a group called the Interact Club received $5,000 worth of plants, trees and gardening equipment to beautify their campus. The event marking the annual spring tree-planting day--observed today throughout California--was originally scheduled for last weekend. The planting will begin at 11 a.m. The plants will replace those that died on campus as a result of broken sprinklers.
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June 28, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
How do you make a foot pizza? Or an elbow pizza? What about a hand pizza? Tough questions, but not for a group of preschoolers at Vanalden Avenue Children's Center in Reseda, where "Miss Priscilla" has been a kind of artist-in-residence for the last seven weeks. Using nothing more than elastic bands and her limbs, she challenged the 20 children to stretch the straps into a variety of make-believe foods during a noisy, playful session Thursday morning. Afterward, it was time to say goodbye.
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June 15, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Standing before students, teachers and parents at Cantara Street Elementary School on Friday morning, Betsy Ross explained that although she was surprised when Gen. George Washington asked her to sew the country's first flag it was something she'd done many times before. "I sewed flags for the Pennsylvania navy," the Philadelphia seamstress told the audience, "so you see, making flags was not unusual for me."
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