CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2008 |
Ahmad Ali Lewis made a deal with his mother back when he was a student at Palisades High School: He would go to college unless he got a recording contract for his upbeat rap music. It was a big if. But Lewis, 17, an honors student and top football player, skipped the college entrance exams and signed with Giant Records. "I said, 'S.A.T. -- whatever. I want to R.A.P.,' " he recalls. His 1994 album, immodestly called "Ahmad," included a hit single, "Back in the Day," a nostalgic riff on his South Los Angeles childhood.
June 24, 2012 |
GIFU, Japan - Hidden away in the backroom of a modest apartment in this central Japanese city, one of Japan's last remaining hand-tattoo masters is preparing his tools. Over the last four decades Oguri Kazuo has tattooed notable geisha and countless yakuza , members of Japan's notorious mafia. Today, the 79-year-old artist, known professionally as Horihide (derived from " hori ," meaning "to carve"), is working on a client who is a little more subdued. Motoyama Tetsuro has spent hundreds of dollars, traveled thousands of miles and waited more than three decades for a session with Horihide.
September 29, 1996
A College Board study released last week found that four-year colleges and universities boosted undergraduate tuition this year an average 6%--much less than the double-digit increases between 1991 and 1993. Room and board also went up 6% to $4,152 at four-year public colleges and 4% to $5,361 at private schools. In-state tuition and fees now average $2,811 at public colleges and $12,823 at private ones.
December 5, 1991
Vista Del Mar Child & Family Service is seeking foster homes for teen-agers. The agency will pay for the youngsters' room and board and take care of clothing, medical and dental needs. "These teen-agers need a caring home to provide structure in their lives," said Joan Apt, foster home recruiter for the agency. "They feel very alone, isolated and abandoned." Homes are needed for both boys and girls, and single people will be considered as foster parents, Apt said.
March 4, 2003 |
Picket lines were set up across the Yale University campus as unions representing about 5,000 service workers kicked off a five-day strike to protest deadlocked contract talks. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and New Haven clergy marched with a few thousand workers, community leaders and students through New Haven's streets to a rally just outside the Yale campus. All but one campus dining hall was closed because of the walkout.
May 19, 1994
Vista del Mar Child & Family Services of West Los Angeles is looking for foster homes for children 5 and younger. The agency pays for foster children's room and board, clothing and health care. If interested, call Joan Apt at (310) 836-1223, Ext. 280. "Foster parents can be single or married, with or without children of their own," said Elias Lefferman of Vista del Mar. "Love for kids and room in the home for a child is what we look for."
March 31, 1985
The Atlantic Richfield Foundation has given a $25,000 grant to the Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Companion Program, which pairs senior citizens who need care with developmentally disabled people needing work experience to become more independent. The senior citizen usually provides room and board or meals for the companion in exchange for up to 20 hours of service per week.
October 23, 2007 |
In-state tuition at four-year public colleges for the 2007-08 school year was up 6.6%, a faster increase than last year, according to the College Board's annual survey of higher-education expenses released Monday. Average total in-state charges -- including tuition, room and board and other costs -- for public colleges rose to $13,589 a year. At private colleges, they rose to $32,307, said the board, a nonprofit research group.
May 1, 1994 |
The state attorney general's office is trying to bar a woman and her grandson from operating a room-and-board center, alleging the two are operating an adult day-care center without a license. For nearly five months, State Deputy Atty. Tammy Chung has been seeking a preliminary injunction against Geneva Church and Mark Gory, arguing the clients at Ephesians Haven require supervised care.