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September 5, 1996
William B. Jackson, 39, president of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. Named for the famed unit of African American combat pilots in World War II, the organization is active in community work and keeping the memory of the war heroes alive. Jackson helped establish the Summer Flight Academy, which provides flight lessons to at-risk youths. Certified to fly gliders, Jackson was also a member of the Bay Area Black Pilots Assn.
May 8, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
In a Glendale public school classroom, the immigrant's daughter uses no English as she conjugates verbs and writes sentences about cats. More than a decade after California voters eliminated most bilingual programs, first-grader Sofia Checchi is taught in Italian nearly all day — as she and her 20 classmates at Franklin Elementary School have been since kindergarten. Yet in just a year, Sofia has jumped a grade level in reading English. In the view of her mother — an Italian immigrant — Sofia's achievement validates a growing body of research indicating that learning to read in students' primary languages helps them become more fluent in English.
October 10, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Joseph Serna
An order for students and faculty in a building at San Jose State University to shelter in place has been lifted after officials determined reports of a man with a gun were unfounded. A dispatcher with university police said the order was lifted at about 11 a.m. Students and faculty in a building at San Jose State University were told to shelter in place after reports of a man with a handgun inside. The university sent out two messages from its   Twitter account   shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday about the incident.
September 6, 2005 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
The new millennium hasn't been kind to the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon. In recent years, the nationwide Asian fraternity has been linked to a fatal stabbing in San Jose, a drug raid in Riverside and gunplay in Texas. With the death Aug. 30 of a 19-year-old pledge after a football game in Irvine -- a rough, no-pads, no helmets tackle contest for pledges -- the fraternity again finds itself in an unflattering spotlight.
September 12, 1988
Jay Michelis, NBC's West Coast vice president for corporate and media relations, died Saturday of unknown causes. He was 50. A resident of Pasadena, Michelis worked for NBC for 30 years. The executive, who began as a page in 1959 at the NBC Studios at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, was in charge of all corporate communications on the West Coast, other than advertising and promotion. A native of Livermore, he was an honors graduate of San Jose State University.
December 28, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A man who allegedly paid a college student to kill him by running him down with a subcompact car in a strange murder for hire had made similar requests before, police said today. Officers were unsure why Graham Glickfeld, 31, a supermarket worker, wanted to die. Michael K. Doeschot, 27, a student at San Jose State University, was arraigned Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge and was held without bail.
October 1, 2006 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
California universities lead the list of high-rent student-housing markets, according to a National Multi Housing Council study of 64 college towns. Stanford University and San Jose State University posted the highest rents for six of the eight unit types studied during the college calendar years of 2004 to 2006. UC Irvine topped the high-rent list for five unit types. Among types of rental units included in the story were: studio, one-bedroom and one-bathroom, three-bedroom and two-bathroom.
July 16, 1986
Susan M. Coleman, a home economics professor at Orange Coast College since 1975, has been named acting dean for the college's consumer health sciences division, which offers two dozen different academic and vocational programs and enrolls nearly 5,000 students.
January 8, 2002
Bay Area rail and bus systems carry 1.3 million weekday passengers, making them vital economic arteries--and an inviting target for terrorists. "Terrorists clearly have identified public transportation ... as a killing field," said Brian Michael Jenkins, a security expert who co-wrote a new international study to glean the best counterterrorism tactics from Bay Area, London and Tokyo transit systems.
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