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January 25, 1995 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ninety minutes after his principal told him that he needed to improve his attitude, 13-year-old John Sirola returned to his grade school, leveled a shotgun and without warning shot the principal in the face. Whether the eighth-grader then committed suicide or accidentally killed himself as he fled from the parochial school was one of several mysteries that police were wrestling with Tuesday.
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April 18, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A former Alhambra school administrator pleaded not guilty Friday to sexual abuse charges that were filed after a former student went public with her accusations and uploaded a recorded phone confrontation with the woman to YouTube. Andrea Michelle Cardosa, former vice principal at Alhambra High School, resigned in January after the video posted by former student Jamie Carillo went viral. Soon after, another woman came forth with her own sexual abuse allegations involving Cardosa.
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January 28, 1986
About 200 striking Oakland teachers were blocked by police from entering the school administration building where they intended to demonstrate support for their three-week strike. District officials said a noisy demonstration by 500 strikers inside the building on Friday resulted in acts of vandalism and prevented work by staff members.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Riverside King boys' basketball Coach Tim Sweeney Jr., one of the most successful in the Inland Empire, announced in a news release Friday he has been asked to step down by his school administration, and he cited issues involving the booster club as a key reason. Sweeney, the head coach for 14 years, won three Southern Section titles and a state title in 2002. His team won a Southern Section 1A title this last season, and he gave hints of issues at the winning news conference, saying he had been close to resigning.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Two games into the season, Napoleon Banks said Thursday he has resigned as football coach at West Adams, citing lack of support from the school administration. The program was 0-10 last season and is 0-2 this season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
October 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The suspension of Sylmar Coach Chris Richards has been changed to a firing. Richards said Principal James Lee informed him, "We are letting you go. Legally, we do not have to provide you with anything in writing. " Richards was suspended before the Spartans' game against Granada Hills Kennedy two weeks ago after a school investigation into an on-campus fight invoving assistant coaches and a player. He was in his second season as head coach. Assistant John Brazil has taken over running the team.
SPORTS
September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After Tustin suffered its fourth consecutive loss on Friday night, Coach Greg Gano informed the school administration he had decided to resign, Athletic Director Myron Miller said Monday. Gano was in his first season as Tustin coach. Winter Welz , who had been serving as an assistant coach at Trabuco Hills, will take over as head coach. He's a Tustin grad and former Tustin assistant. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR
The damage from last week's storm continues to pile up. Add to the list Laguna Beach's schools, some of which sit on hills that eroded during the heavy rain. Top of the World Elementary, where hillside erosion is a continuing concern, suffered the most damage, said Barbara Callard, interim superintendent. Erosion also occurred at Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School, but no damage was found at El Morro School, she said.
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July 2, 1995 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of simmering tensions between parents and administrators, St. Bernard's Roman Catholic High School in Playa del Rey has seen recent public confrontations sparked by the firing of two well-regarded instructors. More than 90 students and nearly a dozen parents staged a sit-in on campus to protest the dismissals last month of social science teacher Andre Nkrumah Hayes and economics instructor Al Minzenberg.
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August 25, 1987 | Associated Press
An anonymous bomb threat briefly emptied an elementary school today just as three brothers who have been exposed to the AIDS virus arrived for classes, officials said. Richard Ray, 10, Robert, 9, and Randy, 8, were attending school for the second day since their parents won a federal court fight to get them enrolled.
SPORTS
October 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The suspension of Sylmar Coach Chris Richards has been changed to a firing. Richards said Principal James Lee informed him, "We are letting you go. Legally, we do not have to provide you with anything in writing. " Richards was suspended before the Spartans' game against Granada Hills Kennedy two weeks ago after a school investigation into an on-campus fight invoving assistant coaches and a player. He was in his second season as head coach. Assistant John Brazil has taken over running the team.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Two games into the season, Napoleon Banks said Thursday he has resigned as football coach at West Adams, citing lack of support from the school administration. The program was 0-10 last season and is 0-2 this season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After Tustin suffered its fourth consecutive loss on Friday night, Coach Greg Gano informed the school administration he had decided to resign, Athletic Director Myron Miller said Monday. Gano was in his first season as Tustin coach. Winter Welz , who had been serving as an assistant coach at Trabuco Hills, will take over as head coach. He's a Tustin grad and former Tustin assistant. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Jason Felch and Jason Song
The president of Occidental College this week made an emotional plea for support to some 60 faculty members, saying his administration was "shell shocked" by criticism over its handling of student sexual assault allegations. Speaking for 20 minutes without taking questions, President Jonathan Veitch pleaded for reconciliation on campus, saying the controversy had taken a toll "on my health and my soul," according to several people who attended the meeting. He mentioned that his five-year contract was up for renewal, which suggested to some that he needed the faculty's backing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The Riverside City College student body president convicted of kidnapping and committing lewd acts with a child confirmed his status as a sex offender Thursday. But Doug Figueroa, 40, emphasized that he pleaded guilty, in part so that he “could immediately engage in … proactive change in my life.” In an email to The Times, Figueroa said he enrolled in school and became involved on campus to help foster that change. “My heart does go out to any victim of any kind of abuse,” he wrote in the email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - A group of Republican state lawmakers Wednesday proposed allowing school districts to spend education funds to train teachers, administrators and janitors in gun use. Responding to last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the lawmakers said arming school personnel would help protect campuses against violent intruders. "The idea is to create essentially an invisible line of defense around our kids," said Assemblyman and tea party adherent Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1985
Angered by vandals who have caused about $104,000 in damage in recent months to Calabasas High School, Las Virgenes Unified School District officials have decided to install a security system at the isolated campus. Board of Education members voted to install sophisticated infared detectors and special door-tamper sensors at the school at 22855 Mulholland Highway. Officials said the alarms will supplement a private security patrol hired after the most recent incident last fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1989
Los Angeles public-school administrators and the teachers' union should listen to the young people who usually must listen to them. The students, the very same ones who often would rather not get report cards, now are protesting because they can't get their grades. They've walked out of some of their classes because their schools are working in slow motion during a contract dispute between the school administration and the teachers' union. They're saying: Enough, settle this and teach us.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2012 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
When California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said "Ugh!" on Tuesday, the months-long rollout of a brand-spanking new University of California logo officially became a fiasco. Today the school announced it would suspend its use. Some students had been up in arms about the redesign for a while, but then students are supposed to complain about school administration and its inevitable idiocy. But when a progressive state politician -- and UC regent -- joins more than 54,000 petitioners and a torrent of brickbats in social media thrown at the design, attention will be paid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Kent Taylor, the administrator in charge of the financially troubled Inglewood school district, resigned Friday after the state Department of Education learned of tentative agreements he made with the teachers union without the authority to do so. Taylor's resignation comes two months after he was appointed by state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to lead the school system - which was taken over by the state in September when Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation granting $55 million in emergency loans to help the 14,000-student district.
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