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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1992
Five people are vying for two seats on the board of the Fountain Valley School District. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5. To register, pick up a form at any post office, library or city hall. For more information, call the county registrar of voters at (714) 567-7600. Mark Goldhamer Age: 38. Occupation: Aerospace software manager. Background: Fountain Valley resident and father of three; treasurer of Orange County Children's Theatre and Huntington Beach YMCA Indian Princesses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
In Texas, more than 10,000 people joined a recent rally to protest it. In Seattle, high school teachers launched a boycott over it. And in Los Angeles, school board candidates are arguing over it - a debate considered so crucial to the future of education reform that outside donors have poured millions into the campaigns. The growing use of standardized tests to assess students and teachers is sparking a push-back nationwide in what has become one of the greatest divides in educational policy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1994 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The governing board of the Santa Ana Unified School District has selected Audrey Yamagata-Noji to be board president for the next year. At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Board of Education elected Yamagata-Noji on a 3-2 vote. Trustees Robert W. Balen, Sal Mendoza and Yamagata-Noji supported the motion, and trustees Tom Chaffee and Rosemarie Avila opposed it. The board also unanimously named Balen vice president and Chaffee clerk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2004 | Robert Hollis, Marisa Lagos and Megan Garvey, Special to The Times
Testing state law for the second time this year, San Francisco city leaders approved a controversial ballot proposal Tuesday that could allow noncitizens to vote in school board elections. The proposal, the first in the state but not the nation, would permit any adult with a child in public school -- parent, guardian or caretaker -- to vote regardless of citizenship status. Backers of the measure acknowledged that it probably would face legal challenges since state law limits voting to citizens.
NEWS
December 4, 1986
Virginia Gutierrez was elected president of the Garvey School District Board of Education at its annual reorganization meeting. Bob Miranda was elected vice president and Gil Barron was elected clerk. The other board members are Judy Chu and Jim Smith. The board also voted to change its regular meeting dates from the first and third Tuesday of the month to the first and third Thursday. The district covers parts of Rosemead, San Gabriel and Monterey Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1994
Voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect trustees in 25 school districts and community college districts. Listed below are the candidates who filed campaign papers by the Friday deadline. * Indicates incumbents. ** Indicates the filing deadline has been extended to Wednesday because an incumbent is not seeking reelection. North Orange County Community College District Trustee Area 2 (1 seat) A. John Gironda * Otto J. Lacayo * Trustee Area 3 (1 seat) * Barry J. Wishart Michael P.
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November 3, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The murder conviction of Michael Demirdjian probably will not help build a case against other suspects whom authorities have tried to link to the bludgeoning deaths of two teenage boys on a La Crescenta playground, prosecutors say. "The only way it would make any difference is if Demirdjian decides to talk to us," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Steve Barshop, who called that prospect unlikely. A jury Thursday found Demirdjian, 16, guilty in the July 2000 killings of 13-year-old Christopher McCulloch and 14-year-old Blaine Talmo Jr. Four others were arrested, but were released for lack of evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2001 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Compton voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will encounter an unusually long ballot list: Twenty-eight candidates are running for five seats on the Compton Unified School District board. The board elected Tuesday will be the first to have full control over the district since it was taken over by the state eight years ago. The election has attracted an abundance of contenders, each hoping to reform the historically flawed district and play a role in its transition back to local control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten people filed papers Friday to run for four positions on the Orange Unified School District Board of Education in November, including two board members unseated in a bitter recall election in June. The recall changed the balance of power on the seven-member board, unseating three members of the conservative majority that had been governing the 30,000-student district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN
The Ventura County School Boards Assn. elected new officers to its executive board last week. Each of the officers will serve a one-year term. The new officers are: Moorpark board President David Pollock as president, Ventura trustee John Walker as first vice president, Conejo Valley trustee Timothy Stephens as second vice president, Ojai board President Tim Peddicord as treasurer, and Oxnard Elementary School District trustee Susan Alvarez as secretary.
OPINION
March 14, 1999
Caprice Young, District No. 3 1) Yes. I think the No. 1 reason why the district is in the mess that it's in is that, for the last 15 years, parents and businesses, then significant numbers of people who ought to be stakeholders in the district, have given up and not participated. I think that has meant that the unions and the people who are impacted every day--teachers, predominately, and the different employee unions--have really run the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1999
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused Tuesday to invalidate the election of an Alhambra school board member who was accused of living outside the district where he won office in November. Judge David Yaffe, after a four-day trial, ruled there was not "clear and convincing evidence" that school board member Robert Miranda does not reside in the 5th District, which covers portions of South San Gabriel and Rosemead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1998 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A handful of last-minute candidates scrambled to file for city and school board races by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The filing deadline for the November election was Friday. But by law the deadline is extended three days in races in which an incumbent has failed to seek reelection. Here's a rundown on the candidates who qualified for the ballot this week. In some races, last-minute filers who had not yet qualified by Wednesday may later join the list of candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998
Michael D. Briney won Tuesday's special election to fill a seat on the school board, according to the county registrar-recorder's office. With all four precincts reporting, Briney had 1,009 votes, or 68% of the votes. Challenger David W. Reeves had 476 votes, or 32% of the total. The vacancy on the four-member board was created when Margaret Echevarria resigned Jan. 16.
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