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November 5, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
A seminar for parents with children in day care will be offered Saturday at Mission College. Parents will get hands-on training from clinical psychologist Jeffrey Morrow in such subjects as establishing family rules, giving praise and practicing effective verbal confrontation, said Kerby T. Alvy, executive director of the Studio City-based Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, which is organizing the seminar. "Raising kids today is harder than it's ever been," Alvy said.
May 3, 1996
At the first public hearing since a nonprofit foundation was banned from conducting AIDS education seminars at Antelope Valley high schools, about 100 parents and students clashed with the local school board over the action. After the hearing Wednesday night, the board agreed to study the issue and discuss it again May 15.
June 16, 1998
Deputies from the Carson Sheriff's Station and local leaders are teaming up at a training seminar this week to learn how to police their streets more effectively. "We're trying to get everyone involved, from business leaders to street sweepers," said Deputy Jim Hellmold of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "We want to enhance cooperative efforts between public and private agencies."
January 28, 1993 | HELAINE OLEN
Most secretaries aren't expected to both type and cope with homeless people wandering into their office. But then, most administrative assistants don't function as aides to church leaders. In recognition of the special burdens church secretaries face daily, Chapman University is sponsoring its 10th annual Church Secretaries Seminar today.
September 1, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
A seminar to help low- and moderate-income families who have steady jobs but limited savings to purchase homes by making low cash down payments is scheduled for later this month. Buyers can purchase homes with values up to about $200,000 and with monthly payments of about $1,650 through the program, which is backed by the Federal National Mortgage Assn., or Fannie Mae. The special loan program provides mortgages with 5% down payments.
May 26, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
Two local teachers have won spots at a summer institute on U.S. Supreme Court law in Washington, D.C., organizers said. Street Law Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society, both Washington-based organizations, selected Carye Goodman, an advanced placement government teacher at Birmingham High School, and Ellen Brown, a social studies teacher at Grant High School, to attend the institute at the Georgetown University Law Center from June 25 to 30.
February 23, 1996 | TIM MAY
Cal State Northridge's new W.E.B. duBois-Fannie Lou Hamer Institute for African American Achievement is gearing up for its first major event, a two-day conference in April. The institute's director, Barbara Rhodes, is calling for input now from community leaders. "It's a call for any groups or organizations who have an interest in or are involved in programming that supports African American youths," said Rhodes, a CSUN professor of Pan-African studies. "We're seeking their participation."
October 13, 1998
Joseph Huggins, manager of the Gold Coast Small Business Development Center in Ventura, calls strategic planning one of the key elements to business success. Unfortunately, he says, it is also one of the elements lacking in the operation of most small businesses. Huggins will conduct a strategic planning seminar Nov. 6 to help local entrepreneurs chart a long-term course of operation.
November 14, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN
Leticia Esparza has never used a thermometer because she doesn't know how to read one. Instead, the mother of two relies on a touch to the forehead to gauge if her children are feverish. Twice, she's ended up in the emergency room, uncertain and worried. Monday, about 100 mothers like Esparza with children in schools throughout the northeast San Fernando Valley attended a free children's health care seminar at Vena Avenue Elementary School in Arleta.
January 2, 1998
Residents can begin the New Year by learning about water conservation at a community seminar and pick up a free low-flush toilet in the process. St. Peter and St. Paul Church and the Asian American Drug Abuse Program will host the event Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 515 W. Opp St. Low-flush toilets will be given to homeowners who can show a current Department of Water and Power bill and valid identification, drug abuse program director Del Sakamoto said.
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