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June 4, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
As the recess bell sounds, the playground at Golden View Elementary School fills with children laughing, bouncing balls and skipping rope. One boy, however, clings to a chain-link fence, peering out. His gaze is fixed on a group of chickens trotting aimlessly about a school farm. He stares unflinchingly for several minutes. "He's one of our Down's syndrome kids," Principal Mike Merz said. "Those kids have a particular affinity for this place."
March 30, 2014 | By Gale Holland
An elementary school in Brea will be closed Monday for further safety inspections after last week's earthquake, but otherwise damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 shaker appears to have been modest and clustered in northern Orange County, according to reports Sunday. Light fixtures and ceiling tiles tumbled down at Fanning Elementary School, said Principal Susan Metcalf, who sent an email Sunday afternoon informing the families of 460 students about the school closure. "We're still trying to determine if it's safe to open due to earthquake damage," Metcalf said Sunday night.
September 19, 1991
A special committee working on long-range plans for school buildings is studying whether to close one of the four high schools in the Torrance Unified School District, according to an interim report released this week. But school officials downplayed the possibility of a school closing, calling it only one of many options being explored by the ad hoc committee. The report does not single out a specific high school for closure.
February 13, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
As the snowflakes pile up from Kentucky and North Carolina up into New England, children everywhere are wishing and hoping for that magical announcement: School is canceled for the day. Can that announcement ever get old? For James Detwiler, an elementary school principal in Burlington, Ky., it did: “I was getting bored with saying the same thing over and over again.” Detwiler, principal at Stephens Elementary, told the Los Angeles Times that his Kentucky school district was on its 10th or 11th snow day. So he took as his inspiration a Broadway musical -- and then '80s rock.
February 26, 1989
Re: Your article headlined, "A Laughing Matter--UCLA Extension Offers Training in the Art, Craft and Therapy of Comedy" (Times, Feb. 16.). It was . . . three years ago . . . that UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young announced his intention to close the Fernald School, which for the prior 60 years had helped children and young adults with learning disabilities overcome their handicaps. Chancellor Young and the University of California administration justified the closing of Fernald on the ground that it was not part of the University of California's "mission" to teach people with learning disabilities.
December 11, 1985
Five school districts in the Antelope Valley dismissed classes today because ice and snow conditions made roads too hazardous for school buses, sheriff's deputies reported. Three inches of icy snow closed Interstate 14 and California 138 to all vehicles except those with tire chains from 11 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. today, the California Highway Patrol reported.
September 24, 2000
Re "Cool Supplies," Sept. 15. It seems to me that something is wrong when I read that our children must go to school in extremely hot weather without air-conditioning in the schools and they are expected to excel. The libraries are closed four nights a week at 5:30 p.m. and two mornings they open at noon. Wouldn't you think the library should be open in the evening for parents to take their children after work and, of course, in the morning for seniors? It seems something is wrong when large corporations like Nike are paying millions to athletes and our schools lack air-conditioning and libraries are unable to stay open.
May 28, 2000
Re "No More Menus: Culinary Institute Closes, Shocking Student Chefs," May 23. I am 45 years old and have always had a dream to become a chef. For the last 26 years I worked as an accountant. I decided to change careers and join the Los Angeles Culinary Institute last May. I paid the $2,500 admission fee and $500 a month, not an easy thing for me to do. It took all of my savings. I noticed early on that things just weren't what they were supposed to be. Within the first two weeks of class we went through three different teachers, all of varying skills.
April 21, 2005 | Dan Arritt; Lauren Peterson; Martin Henderson
BASEBALL THOMAS MILONE Senior, Saugus Then: Was named most valuable player on the freshman team before earning a starting spot on the varsity as a sophomore right fielder and part-time pitcher. He emerged as one of the best two-way players in the Foothill League last season, when he batted .438 with seven home runs and a league-high 36 runs batted in, which was also a school record. On the mound, he went 7-1 with a 1.92 earned-run average.
November 19, 1987
Rosemead High School has closed its auditorium because officials fear that asbestos shaken loose from the ceiling by the Oct. 1 earthquake might be hazardous to students. Principal John Rushing said the auditorium was inspected and deemed safe after the earthquake, but staff members were afraid that students might breathe loose asbestos blown through the air by heating or air conditioning.
December 23, 2013 | By Jed Wallace
Charter schools make a basic promise to students, parents, school districts and the state: They operate with greater autonomy and flexibility than regular public schools in exchange for increased accountability. In keeping with this covenant, the California Charter Schools Assn. has established an accountability framework and minimum criteria for charter renewal. As charters come up for renewal, this framework allows us to not only support high-performing schools but shine a light on schools that aren't doing their job. This month, the CCSA is calling for the closure of six schools across the state because of poor academic performance, including one in Los Angeles.
December 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Rumors about violence after the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, coupled with doomsday predictions associated with the Mayan calendar, have led officials to close more than 30 schools in Michigan two days early for the holidays. In a posting on the Lapeer school district website, Supt. Matt Wandrie said the false rumors of possible violence, coupled with the end-of-time furor surrounding the completion of the current Mayan calendar cycle, led the district to cancel Thursday and Friday's classes, along with sports events and other extracurricular activities.
October 6, 2011 | By Anthee Carassava, Los Angeles Times
For 24 hours Wednesday, Greece's public sector lay in a coma. Flights were grounded, state schools closed and government offices stopped services as tens of thousands of civil servants walked off their jobs to protest a fresh batch of brutal budget cuts and a debt crisis showing no signs of ending. Organized by the country's two biggest labor unions, the strike was the first since Greece's beleaguered socialist government last month unveiled new controversial austerity measures that include more pension cuts and property tax and plans to terminate 30,000 public sector jobs by the end of the year in a desperate bid to stave off a dangerous default.
March 30, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Portions of Rhode Island and Massachusetts went into survival mode Tuesday as homes were flooded, schools were closed and flights and trains were delayed because of record rainfall. Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri asked residents to get home by dinnertime to avoid the worst flooding in the state in more than 100 years. Thousands of basements were flooded across the state, the governor's office said. National Guard troops were activated in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
February 10, 2010 | By Bob Drogin and Richard Simon
Reporting from Silver Spring, Md., and Rockville, Md. -- The second fierce winter storm in less than a week walloped Washington and the mid-Atlantic region Wednesday, closing the federal government, airports and thousands of schools while bringing a mix of awe and dread to millions of snowbound families. Blizzard warnings were posted from Virginia to New York as heavy snow and gale-force winds toppled trees, brought down power lines and created white-out conditions that turned many roads treacherous to impassible.
December 10, 2009 | By P.J. Huffstutter
A fierce storm ripped across the Midwest on Wednesday, stranding travelers, closing hundreds of schools and cutting off power to thousands of people across the country's heartland. The National Weather Service warned residents in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan of "extremely dangerous blizzard conditions" with near whiteout driving conditions. "This is a very big and very fast-moving storm," said Jack Hales, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service's storm prediction center in Norman, Okla.
September 2, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter
Lawn signs and bumper stickers around town still rally support for Antioch College -- an academic icon of the '60s counterculture and the civil rights and antiwar movements that ran out of money and closed more than a year ago. The dream of bringing the college back has never wavered among the residents of this Ohio village of 3,800. The school and its owner, Antioch University, were among the largest employers in Yellow Springs, and many alumni have never left: At least one in five people attended the college or had family that did. "I haven't talked to anyone who doesn't want the college back," said Tom Gray, owner of Tom's Market, the village's grocery store.
August 31, 2009 | Corina Knoll
As the Station fire spread Sunday, lives were lost; homes and dense forests were destroyed. There were other consequences as well. Here is a look at three: Air quality The fire reduced air quality to hazardous levels in foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley and San Fernando Valley, officials said Sunday. The cities of Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta were directly affected by the smoke, as were the Los Angeles communities of Tujunga and Sunland.
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