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July 22, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
The Santa Clarita Valley Small Business Development Center is offering a free seminar on how to survive the impact of the area's first regional mall, which is scheduled to open Sept. 3. The Valencia Town Center, which will contain three department stores and dozens of retail shops, will compete with other local businesses, many of which are concerned about its effects, center manager Margaret Kruglov said. The Aug. 17 program will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
June 5, 1996
To attract more Asian-Pacific Americans to the police force, especially those who are bilingual, the Los Angeles Police Department is holding a career seminar Saturday at the Police Academy in Elysian Park. Only 5.2% of the officers in the department are Asian Americans or Pacific Islander, barely half as much as the overall population, said Officer John Wong, one of the conference organizers. The department's goal is to raise that number to at least 7%, Wong said.
November 6, 1993
A seminar on child safety will be held Nov. 16 at Alamitos Intermediate School. Titled "A Safe Environment for Your Child," the free seminar will feature a panel discussion with school counselor Susan Real, Garden Grove police Officer Pat Julian, Alamitos Principal Kent Baird and parent Maria Acosta. The panel and small groups will discuss keeping children safe at school, at home and in the community. Translators in Spanish and Vietnamese will be available. The program, which begins at 7 p.m.
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.
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.
January 1, 1995
Seasoned marathoners and those simply thinking about running their first race are invited to a series of free seminars this month at the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. All seminars are designed for runners preparing for the Los Angeles Marathon, to be held March 5. The meetings will be held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Crowe Seminar Room at the hospital, 2400 S. Flower St.
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.
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.
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.
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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