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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1998
I disagree with Jere Robings' letter published March 15. I fully support the $97-million bond initiative to help Conejo Valley schools. Our school buildings are in need of repair and there is no money left in the budget to cover these costs. Every year it is put off. Well, it can't be ignored any longer. Children are our future. There is no better group to spend taxes on. Yes, people don't enjoy paying taxes but there is a purpose for taxes and this is a prime example of putting the good of the whole first.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2008 | Howard Blume and Jason Song, Blume and Song are Times staff writers.
It wasn't Los Angeles County's 23 school bonds that drove people to the polls Tuesday, but voters willingly added all of them to the Barack Obama victory parade. Despite a long ballot, national economic duress and competing tax measures, most of the bonds easily cruised to victory, including the largest ever for a California school district: the $7-billion Measure Q for Los Angeles Unified. It won support from 68.9% of voters. (The bonds needed 55% to pass.) Similar good fortune befell the $3.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1992 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
Parents, community members and staff of the Oxnard Union High School District will meet Tuesday to discuss a $45-million bond measure that will be on the city's April 14 ballot. Under the measure, which needs a two-thirds majority to pass, Oxnard homeowners would be taxed $7.75 per $100,000 of the assessed value of their homes each year for 25 years, district business manager Bob Brown said.
OPINION
December 3, 2003
The speedy repeal of the bill granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants shows that state lawmakers have gotten the message of Gray Davis' recall and of successor Arnold Schwarzenegger's immense popularity and political clout. Now, encouragingly, the new governor is responding with a promise to consider compromises in his complex economic recovery program, which includes a $15-billion bond issue and a state budget spending cap.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1997
A recent article in your paper stated that the school district would like taxpayers to vote again on a $90-million school bond. Before voting to approve this measure, I would like some questions answered. Why did the superintendent, Jerry Gross, go before the City Council and urge that the Woodridge project be approved and that the $1.3 million offered by the developer would take care of all school placement for the children in that development? More than 250 homes were approved plus an additional 70 homes are being developed at the end of Sunset Hills Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1997
The Times' policy is to endorse selectively, on a case-by-case basis. These are our recommendations in some contested races, on charter amendments and on other ballot measures including a school bond issue in today's Los Angeles city election. Municipal Offices * Mayor: Richard J. Riordan. * City Controller: Rick Tuttle. * City Council District 11: Cindy Miscikowski. Board of Education %District 4: Kenneth Sackman. * District 6: Julie Korenstein.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2000
For the second time in less than a year, voters in the Alhambra school district have rejected a high school bond issue that would have raised $43 million for new classrooms and other facilities. Measure HS failed to muster the more than two-thirds approval required for such taxes. Only 57.8% of those voting approved the measure Tuesday. Although a few walk-in absentee ballots are still to be counted, school officials said they do not expect the results to change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1993 | ED BOND
The Burbank Unified School District favors a ballot measure that would make it easier to win bond issues but is against giving students vouchers to attend private schools. The board vote was unanimous on each issue Thursday night. Although the positions were not surprising, the stand on Proposition 170 is a critical one for the district, which is searching for ways to fund about $100 million in renovations to school buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles school board voted unanimously Tuesday to place a $3.8-billion school construction bond issue on the March ballot. The bond measure -- the Los Angeles Unified School District's third in seven years -- would fund the next phase of new-school construction as well as repairs to existing facilities. Its goal, officials said, is to add space for about 49,000 students, aiding efforts to return overcrowded schools from multitrack, year-round calendars to a traditional school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2002 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in five years, the Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking voter approval for a massive school construction bond issue to relieve campus overcrowding. But the district's plan to place a $3.3-billion measure on the November ballot is facing a much tougher political climate than prevailed the last time voters passed a school bond issue, officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2001 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest bid to help California's overcrowded and deteriorating schools, leading lawmakers rushed Thursday to complete a plan for a record $22 billion in school construction bonds. They scrambled, as the Legislature headed toward adjournment, to fashion a bond issue proposal that would eclipse the record $9.2 billion voters approved just three years ago for school facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2001
Re "Grappling with the Segerstroms, Costa Mesa and the Land of the Fee," Aug. 29: Dana Parsons quoted a citizen: "Funny, the Segerstroms have never been known to be big donors to the schools before." My experience teaches otherwise. As a private citizen, I have been involved with a 22-year-old program that has recognized outstanding students at three Costa Mesa secondary schools and two institutions of higher education. Over that period, C.J. Segerstrom and Sons has contributed money to help that effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As school officials in Laguna Beach basked in the glow of their $39-million school bond victory in Tuesday's special election, school district officials in Huntington Beach were left pondering the failure of their $25-million bond measure and considering what their next steps will be to fund the repair and upgrading of the city's aging schools. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's bond proposal earned 80.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON and JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Principal Linda Cordero of Grandview School in La Puente knows when too many boys on her campus are using the bathrooms--because the girls cannot flush at the same time. The culprit: Inadequate plumbing at the 40-year-old campus. Now Cordero and school officials in seven districts throughout Los Angeles County are hoping voters will solve such problems by approving bond issues Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2000
Two of the most important matters before California voters on March 7 are proposed parks and water bond issues totaling $4 billion. Proposition 12 would provide $2.1 billion for state and urban parks, recreation facilities, wild lands and wildlife projects. Proposition 13 would finance water development and flood control projects totaling $1.97 billion. The combined total is big but well below the $9 billion of the school bond issue approved two years ago.
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