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April 20, 1990
In honor of Earth Day, all 465 public schools in Orange County will be planting pine trees purchased with a grant from a private foundation. Students will plant Mondell pine trees, which are drought-tolerant, hardy and grow quickly, according to the Tree Society of Orange County, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Fullerton Arboretum.
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March 17, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
For Nick Arciniaga, the Asics L.A. Marathon on Sunday became the equivalent of one of those tougher days on the treadmill. "I don't know why, my legs just weren't there," Arciniaga said. "Some days, it just feels weird and you don't have it. " The 29-year-old product of Cal State Fullerton and Fountain Valley High produced a seventh-place finish in the race, completing the 26.2-mile course from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier in 2 hours 17 minutes and four seconds. Arciniaga, 29 - who had run a 2:11:30 in the 2011 Houston Marathon - plotted to run somewhere in the 2:09 range Sunday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County public schools once again proved to be safer than most schools statewide, according to crime statistics for the 1999-2000 school year released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The state is investigating whether Orange County political leaders will be breaking the law if they go forward with their plan to take $73.5 million in tax dollars that are supposed to go to local schools. County officials said they have no choice but to redirect the money in January and again in May to balance the county's budget and pay its bills. Without the tax dollars, the county might be forced to lay off hundreds of workers, close jails and cut care for indigent patients, said Bill Campbell, chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2000 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's in a name? About three months, 100 phone calls and letters, a few petitions and a lot of local history. At least that's what has gone into Santa Ana Unified School District's process for naming up to 14 campuses that will begin popping up over the next five years. The district launched the name campaign in July, calling on residents to offer suggestions. Officials were clear on the matter: They want to choose names that mean something to the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
Boys and girls will be segregated during sex education in junior high school next year under a trial plan approved by Irvine school officials. The Irvine Unified School District Board of Education, responding to a survey of parents, voted 5-0 late Tuesday to separate seventh- and eight-grade boys and girls for one week of a 12-week health education course.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 15
Huntington Beach City School District officials want the community to determine whether three closed school sites will be needed in the future. The district is accepting applications for a committee that will consist of at least seven and no more than 11 community members to review the Burke, Gisler and LeBard school sites and to make a recommendation to the school board. The advisory committee will be appointed in September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1999 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
Cerro Villa Middle School students raised $88,000 last month during their magazine drive, making it the largest fund-raising effort in the school's history. About 48% of the funds will pay for school improvements of the students' choice and for prizes to give students for their fund-raising efforts. The rest of the money stays with the magazine company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1999 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five years of obstacles and opposition, design challenges and community meetings, the final touches are being put on the county's first space-saver school--a three-story building in Santa Ana nestled in a shopping center. The state created the space-saver concept for urban areas, where large plots of vacant land are scarce. It was meant to minimize the need to take property from residents and businesspeople to make way for schools.
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January 19, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The promise of free technology sounds alluring to financially strapped educators, many of whom struggle to find a balance between their hardware needs and the cost of these tools. So it comes as no surprise that schools in Los Angeles and Orange counties flooded a New York firm with requests for help this week after it began offering free space on its servers to any K-12 school that wanted to put up a home page on the World Wide Web. The offer comes from Homework Heaven, a branch of Jumbo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2007 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Grappling with a budget shortfall caused by declining enrollment, trustees of Orange County's largest school district voted Tuesday to close two schools in June as part of a plan to cut $15.6 million in spending for the next school year. Closing Grant Elementary and Taft Intermediate schools will save the Santa Ana Unified School District $723,000 annually.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2002 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two separate investigations into allegations that Santa Ana school trustees played political favorites in awarding millions of dollars in school construction money have found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. The accusations, contained in an anonymous letter sent to Santa Ana school officials in March, were forwarded to the Orange County district attorney's office. Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Al Mijares also hired an outside attorney to conduct a separate probe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2002 | DAVE McKIBBEN and MIKE ANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vandals rampaged through two Orange County schools late Wednesday, causing the worst damage in Capistrano Unified School District history. The destruction began about 9:30 p.m. when someone broke into a tool shed at Capistrano Valley High School, stole two axes and other tools, and then went to work tearing up Del Obispo Elementary School and Marco Forster Middle School. Damage totaled more than $50,000, authorities said.
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May 9, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first thing Alex Tempel did after waking up Monday morning was to mark off the final day on the makeshift calendar he's kept next to his bed the last 300 days. Then he flew home. The calendar is actually a long sheet of construction paper on which his father had written rows of numbers, from 300 to 1. At 14, Alex is still learning the concept of weeks, months and years. But by marking off each number, he knew he would be another day closer to leaving Randolph, Mass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2001 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 15-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to shoot students at Aliso Niguel High School, prompting nearly 2,000 students to stay home, was charged Tuesday with one felony count of making a terrorist threat. Authorities declined to provide information on the student, saying that he had been charged as a juvenile. The youth, who was arrested at his home Saturday, had been an Aliso Niguel student until a month ago and faces a sentence of up to three years if convicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County public schools once again proved to be safer than most schools statewide, according to crime statistics for the 1999-2000 school year released Wednesday by the state Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Tustin Planning Commission weighed in Tuesday on the Santa Ana Unified School District's attempt to obtain a chunk of the former Tustin Marine base, saying there's no room on the property for three new schools. Tustin and the school district are engaged in an escalating feud over the land, a 75-acre parcel in the base's southwest corner that falls within the district's boundaries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2000 | Sharon Nagy, (714) 966-5832
The Laguna Beach Unified School District board postponed a decision Tuesday on forming two committees to work on proposals for general-obligation bonds to fix aging schools. The board will now decide on creating a citizens' oversight board and a site-based, project-review committee in December or January, said Darrin J. Reed, district administrative assistant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Halloween, principals at Orange County schools have to balance the interests of students eager to dress up and celebrate against strict rules that generally ban masks and anything resembling a weapon, including plastic swords and squirt guns. For preschoolers, Halloween observances are sometimes encouraged, sometimes not. Some, like the Kindercare in Costa Mesa, have pre-Halloween costume parties with treats and activities.
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