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September 5, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Usually when the American Red Cross shows up at Belmont High School's gym, it's to care for people uprooted by a tragedy such as the fatal May 3 fire at a Burlington Avenue apartment building. But on a recent Saturday, volunteers from four local Red Cross chapters taught Spanish-speaking residents of Westlake and Pico-Union how to help themselves and their neighbors in an emergency. "Luckily I've never been in a fire, but we all need to know what to do just in case," said Sylvia R.
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May 5, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
First-time home buyers will have a chance to win $2,000 toward the purchase of a home through a program run by the San Fernando Valley Assn. of Realtors. To become eligible for one of 10 $2,000 grants being offered by the association, buyers must complete a free three-part informational seminar to be given on three Tuesday evenings in May.
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October 26, 1995
The West Covina Unified School District has rejected a proposal to send its middle school teachers to a Nov. 6 symposium because it will include a workshop on homosexuality. The board voted 3 to 2 Tuesday not to allow district teachers to attend a regional conference at the Riverside Convention Center, which will feature 36 seminars--including one on gay issues--saying they believe teachers should not dispense information about sexual orientation.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1994 | John O'Dell, Times staff writer
Real estate development has long been a key element of Orange County's economy, so much so that slumps in both the residential and commercial markets in 1989 and 1990 helped to send the area into a prolonged recession. Analysts and business executives are watching the industry closely now as an indicator of the region's health through the end of the decade. To present the latest projections, two real estate seminars have been scheduled for early January. On Jan. 9, the Building Industry Assn.
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November 8, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
Upset by a series of racial incidents, Saddleback College officials have organized discussions and seminars to combat the problem on campus. A forum open to students and the community will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway. Officials also have scheduled three hours of discussions about racial tolerance.
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September 22, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A daylong free seminar Saturday on divorce is expected to draw a large crowd to Cal State Northridge, reflecting increased interest in how to end a marriage and deal with its aftermath, organizers say. A similar seminar--conducted last year in the South Bay--drew more than 700 people, organizers said. "We may top the South Bay figure," said Gail Chase, a psychotherapist and member of the seminar planning committee. "There seems to be tremendous interest."
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November 7, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire raced through a building at the Universal Studios back lot Wednesday exactly one year after a wind-whipped blaze destroyed $25 million of the company's historic movie sets. But this time the fire was no more real than the New York street where smoke billowed from a movie-land facade. It was just the first act in a studio extravaganza. Universal Studios recreated the fire--and an explosion, an earthquake and a toxics spill--as part of a three-day seminar on how to deal with disasters.
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December 6, 1992
Based on the belief that lives--not just stores--must be rebuilt in post-riot Los Angeles, one of the nation's preeminent parent training organizations hosted a free seminar Saturday to teach 100 inner-city parents how to develop their children's self-worth. The all-day session, held at USC under a grant from Xerox, was devised by the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, a Studio City-based group that has been teaching the skills and strategies of good parenting since 1974.
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October 20, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Garden Grove Fire Chief Lon Cahill canceled a seminar on AIDS scheduled at City Hall last week out of fear that firefighters and police officers might put a political "spin" on the program. The free seminar--planned for several months--was sponsored by the city and its police and firefighters associations. It was aimed at city employees, their families and friends.
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July 15, 1995 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Japanese American anthropologist Kaoru Oguri was married to a Jewish man, she was struck by how much her in-laws talked at the dinner table. "I used to tell my mother, 'The Jews are the only ones who can hold three different conversations at the same time and still manage to eat dinner,' " said Oguri, curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, in whose culture dinner is eaten in silence.
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