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March 4, 2007
Ten candidates are running for four seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is supporting several candidates in hopes of influencing the direction of the Los Angeles Unified School District. DISTRICT 1 Johnathan Williams 40 Co-founder/co-director of Accelerated charter school in South Los Angeles; an appointee to the state Board of Education; former Los Angeles Unified teacher Supporters: State Sen.
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November 12, 2006 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
The real battle for control of the Los Angeles schools began Saturday -- almost unnoticed -- as the one-week filing period closed for candidates to enter next year's school board elections. And the biggest news isn't who signed up, but a possible rift between two powerhouse allies that could affect the path of future reforms. If Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the teachers union -- steadfast fellow travelers for years -- endorsed all the same candidates, their slate would be seemingly unbeatable.
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June 16, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles school officials chose school district administrators to lead nine of the 11 subdistricts created by a sweeping reorganization. The other two appointees worked most recently in the Compton and Santa Rosa school districts. Under the reorganization plan developed by interim Supt. Ramon C. Cortines, which takes effect July 1, the leaders will have substantial control over resources in their districts and the autonomy to make most decisions about budgeting, procurement and personnel.
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December 14, 2006 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise move, the Los Angeles teachers union Wednesday night voted to endorse incumbent San Fernando Valley school board member Jon M. Lauritzen for reelection, setting up a potential confrontation with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the union's putative ally. In another race, the news was better for Villaraigosa, who is trying to cement an influential role in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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June 16, 2000 | Profiles by Times staff writers Duke Helfand, Jill Leovy, Louis Sahagun and Kristina Sauerwein
DISTRICT A Schools: 68 Students: 68,266 % Credentialed teachers*: 68.5 % Free/reduced-price lunches**: 51.8 Deborah L. Leidner A Los Angeles Unified School District administrator for 20 years, Deborah L. Leidner has spent the last six years as head of the school cluster in Van Nuys and Reseda, which has experienced gains in standardized test scores and student attendance during her tenure.
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May 16, 2007 | Howard Blume and Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writers
Partial returns from Tuesday's low-turnout, but free-spending, election appeared nearly certain to give Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a majority of allies on the school board. If they hold, the mayor will enjoy increased influence over the Los Angeles Unified School District. Both of the mayor's endorsed candidates had been favored to win, but faced spirited challenges. The most-watched contest was in District 3 in the San Fernando Valley, where the mayor's pick, Deputy City Atty.
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March 3, 2007 | Howard Blume and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
You could call it Plan C. First, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pushed to take over the Los Angeles Unified School District outright. Then, he crafted a bid for power-sharing. Now, he's trying to get his way by proxy -- by winning a school board majority Tuesday that, at last, would give him a powerful voice in the direction of local school reform. But this is no sure thing either. Standing in the way is United Teachers Los Angeles, the erstwhile ally of the mayor.
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May 17, 2007 | Howard Blume and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa accomplished a key goal in this week's election -- winning a majority of allies on the Los Angeles Board of Education. It's not the outright control of local schools he once sought, but it's the kick that could open the door to his grand ambitions. Villaraigosa intends to raise student achievement sharply, even more than mayors elsewhere who've had full authority over their schools. The formula?
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March 8, 2007 | Joel Rubin and Howard Blume, Times Staff Writers
Having failed to gain a clear verdict from voters, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles teachers union braced Wednesday for a costly and divisive runoff election that will determine whether Villaraigosa gains a friendly majority on the Board of Education -- and a long-sought measure of control over the sprawling, troubled school system.
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March 8, 2007
*--* Artesia City Council (2 Elected) *--* *--* 100% precincts reporting Votes % Antonio Lima 670 29 Larry R. Nelson* 640 28 Charles J. Oliver 570 25 Soledad Gutierrez 432 19 *--* *--* Partial Term *--* *--* Victor Manalo 769 62 William H. Zylstra 462 38 *--* *--* Azusa Mayor *--* *--* 100% precincts reporting Votes % Joseph R. Rocha 1,843 54 Diane M. Chagnon* 1,601 46 *--* *--* City Council *--* *--* (2 Elected) *--* *--* Uriel E. MacIas 1,771 29 Angel A.
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