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September 22, 1988
The principal of Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys has been named the state's Principal of the Year by the National Assn. of Secondary Schools Principals. Robert J. Collins, 46, was nominated for the award by a committee of administrators based on the school's impressive academic achievements and community involvement, a spokesman for the national association said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1988
The principal of Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys has been named the state's Principal of the Year by the National Assn. of Secondary Schools Principals. Robert J. Collins, 46, was nominated for the award by a committee of administrators based on the school's impressive academic achievements and community involvement, a spokesman for the national association said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1990
An 18-year-old Grant High School senior was arrested Friday on suspicion of sending racially derogatory letters that threatened two school administrators, a teacher and a student at Grant, police said. Police arrested Robert Snyder after searching his Van Nuys residence and finding evidence allegedly related to letters mailed in the past week to Principal Robert J. Collins, Assistant Principal Joseph Walker, an unidentified black student and a black teacher, Los Angeles Police Lt.
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November 30, 1990 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police said Thursday they are investigating white supremacy groups in the San Fernando Valley in connection with three racially derogatory letters received this week by two school administrators and a student at Grant High School in Van Nuys. Police reported the letters also were directed at the families of Principal Robert J. Collins, who is white and has a black wife, and Assistant Principal Joseph Walker, who is black.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of thousands of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District begin the 2000-01 school year today as administrators and teachers grapple with sweeping changes and surging enrollment in the nation's second-largest school system. Officially, the school year--and the changes--started in July for students at 220 of the area's most crowded campuses, including 50 in the San Fernando Valley, operating on multitrack year-round schedules.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of San Fernando Valley students start the 2000-01 school year today as administrators and teachers scurry to adapt to a new superintendent and a reorganization of the Los Angeles Unified School District that took effect only four days ago. In the Valley, 50 schools in the 711,000-student LAUSD operate on multitrack, year-round calendars. Districtwide, 220 schools do.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1990 | CLAYTON NAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A minor executive of an immensely powerful Japanese bank invites you for a nightcap at "his bar," where pretty young women in leather miniskirts snuggle your shoulder and pour whiskey. Three hours later, the banker takes care of the $620 tab by handing the cashier a business card. As you walk into the neon glare of Tokyo's Ginza, you wonder how the home office will react when you try to return the hospitality. Welcome to the moderate end of business entertainment in Japan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1988 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
As the school day ended Wednesday at U.S. Grant High School, Principal Robert J. Collins took his usual spot on the front sidewalk of the Van Nuys campus, directing buses, questioning visitors and greeting students and parents. Collins, who earlier this week was named the state's principal of the year by the National Assn. of Secondary School Principals, paced back and forth, walkie-talkie in hand, as he asked student after student: "Where are your books? How much homework do you have?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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September 18, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mark Elinson's history students at Monroe High School spent Thursday afternoon arguing about adultery, lies, and one man's fall from grace. The Bill and Monica story? No. The students were reenacting the Salem witch trials of 1692 after having read the classic Arthur Miller play "The Crucible," in which an adulterous affair between a young woman and a married man ultimately plays a role in his demise. The parallels to the current Washington controversy did not escape the students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2001 | MAUREEN FOSTER, Maureen Foster, a resident of Sherman Oaks, is a Los Angeles Unified School District substitute teacher. She is the parent of one child attending Sepulveda Middle School and another attending Van Nuys High School
One year ago, I and other parents of students at Sepulveda Middle School begged the Los Angeles Unified School District not to place our school on a year-round calendar. The board gave us a brief extension to find other solutions to overcrowding, but ultimately our suggestions were rejected. The year-round schedule was adopted. This year, I find the situation repeated as my son's school, Van Nuys High. On Jan.
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