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October 25, 1987
Known for their bitter in-fighting, members of the San Francisco Board of Education have decided to bring in a consultant to teach them how to get along better. Board President Sodonia Wilson announced Friday that she and other board members will ask the Danforth Foundation of St. Louis to give them tips on how to work more effectively together.
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October 25, 1987
Known for their bitter in-fighting, members of the San Francisco Board of Education have decided to bring in a consultant to teach them how to get along better. Board President Sodonia Wilson announced Friday that she and other board members will ask the Danforth Foundation of St. Louis to give them tips on how to work more effectively together.
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BUSINESS
February 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Big Customers Protest B of A Moves: Bank of America, the nation's second-biggest bank, suffered a double blow when two high-profile customers said they were transferring accounts to protest the bank's policies. The California Labor Federation said it closed an account containing more than $90,000 in union funds to protest the bank's plans to reduce tellers' hours. The federation urged its 2 million members to do the same.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The San Francisco Board of Education has revoked the charter of an alternative high school whose curriculum included an outdoors wilderness program in which two students died. The vote Tuesday to shut down Urban Pioneer Experiential Academy came one week before its 175 students were due to start class. Supt. Arlene Ackerman asked the board to revoke the charter because of financial problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2000 | From Times staff and wire reports
The San Francisco Board of Education has dropped tough graduation requirements for the class of 2001 after learning that 30% of the city's high school seniors would fail to meet the standards. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday, saying it had failed to provide students with enough tutors or extra classes to meet the requirements. In 1997, the board voted to require more math, English, science, arts and foreign language courses.
NEWS
December 4, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
John Maher, the founder of a San Francisco-based drug-rehabilitation program called the Delancey Street Foundation, died Saturday at his mother's home in New York City, according to friends. He was 48. A former New York street hoodlum and child heroin addict, Maher had turned his own life around after coming to Los Angeles in the late 1960s and becoming a member of Synanon, one of the nation's pioneering recovery programs for drug addicts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Lee Romney, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from a political-corruption and organized-crime probe, according to multiple local news outlets. Yee, 65, who has been suspended with pay, was arrested last month with two dozen others in connection with a broad sweep targeting alleged organized crime and political corruption in San Francisco. A grand jury released indictments against the men last week. Yee faces a gun-trafficking charge and multiple counts of depriving the public of honest services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998
Barring a successful legal challenge, Proposition 227--the English Language in Public Schools Initiative, overwhelmingly approved in Tuesday's election--has become the law governing the education of every limited-English student in California. The Los Angeles Unified School District and others in the state must have one-year English immersion programs ready to implement in 60 days. There are a lot of questions to answer. What will be the curriculum? The teaching methods?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
After backing off from filing a suit to exclude bilingual students from statewide testing in English, Los Angeles school administrators have aroused the ire of state officials with a letter to parents advising them that they can refuse to have their children tested. A spokesman for Gov. Pete Wilson, who pushed for the testing of all students in English for the first time this year, lambasted the letter Thursday as an attempt to circumvent the state's first comprehensive test.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Board of Education voted Thursday in Sacramento to allow a controversial charter school run here by the for-profit Edison Schools Inc. to reopen under state control after summer vacation. After three years of acrimony, the San Francisco Board of Education voted two weeks ago to sever most of its ties with the Edison Charter Academy, which operated in the city's upscale Noe Valley neighborhood.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1985 | SAUL RUBIN, Times Staff Writer
With Superior Court Judge Ira A. Brown Jr. seated where a stage and orchestra pit once stood, and scores of attorneys gathered at a semicircle of long wooden tables, one of the biggest trials in the state's history began Monday in a makeshift courtroom here. The trial's aim is to resolve which insurance companies are liable for hundreds of millions of dollars sought in more than 24,000 asbestos injury claims pending against five asbestos manufacturing companies.
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