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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
I am writing to voice my disagreement with the decision of the Los Angeles Unified School District to discontinue the honor service organizations in middle schools. Students with excellent records of academic achievement and who demonstrate support for school activities will no longer have the opportunity of being recognized. Students will also be denied an opportunity to further contribute to their school by being engaged in charitable activities. For example, in the past the Paul Revere Town Criers have organized canned-food collections for the homeless, raised money for charities and organized school clean-up activities.
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WHEN did the coupon clipping club start? Well, let's see. Erma Bronn, 87, joined after she saw it listed in the Beverly Hills Community Services Department newsletter two years ago. So at least since then. Nancy Perry, 83, the self-proclaimed "messiest" coupon clipper, has been coming to Room 101 at Roxbury Park every Monday morning for something like ... is it five years? Who can remember? Time goes by quickly here.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A California affiliate of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group, held a 30-person protest Wednesday outside the Saddleback Valley Unified School District headquarters, decrying the district's decision to ban service clubs to avoid recognizing a Christian group. Earlier this month, the district announced that it would no longer recognize 29 service clubs at four high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2004 | Dana Parsons, Dana Parsons can be reached at (714) 966-7821 or at dana.parsons@latimes.com. An archive of his recent columns is at www.latimes.com/parsons.
Way back in my younger days, one of my least favorite reporting assignments was covering the occasional luncheon meeting at any of the service clubs. We showed up only when they had a newsworthy guest speaker, but I thought of it as hazard duty because before Mr. Speaker finished his chicken and asparagus and took to the microphone, there was the matter of sitting through the meeting. I quickly realized I was not service-club material.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
In a dramatic reversal as a new academic year starts, a south Orange County school board will allow extracurricular clubs--including religious and gay groups--to meet on high school campuses. The decision comes three months after Saddleback Unified School District officials decided to ban more than 25 service clubs from high school campuses rather than officially recognize a Christian club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1997 | JERRY HICKS
A men's or women's service club might not appeal to some, who would find their exclusionary nature less than politically correct. But in Orange County, such groups are not only thriving, they're doing a lot of good for the rest of us. Today I'd like to mention two of the county's most entrenched clubs, both of which have upcoming fund-raisers. Their money goes toward high school students, youth groups and those who work with abused children or spouses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California affiliate of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group, held a protest Wednesday outside the Saddleback Valley Unified School District headquarters, decrying the district's decision to ban service clubs in order to avoid recognizing a Christian group. "It's outrageous," said state Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside), who called on school board members to reverse the decision or step down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To avoid having to recognize a Christian club at Mission Viejo High School, the Saddleback Unified School District this week said it will no longer endorse social and public service clubs. The new policy affects four south Orange County high schools and 29 student organizations, from the Girl's League to Students for Environmental Action.
NEWS
September 18, 1988 | SYBIL BAKER, Times Staff Writer
For decades, upstanding men who made good have found ways to do good through service clubs. They became Lions, Optimists, Moose, Elks and Shriners. They joined the Kiwanis, the Rotary Club, the Jaycees. There were charity raffles and pancake breakfasts, baseball teams to sponsor and youth homes to support. The clubs were called to order at coffee shops and restaurants, civic buildings, Grange halls and hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1991
According to law enforcement agencies and the media, the "gangs" are identifiable along with their members and the areas they have invaded. These outlaws should be recognized as terrorists instead of service clubs practicing their constitutional rights of association and assembly. They are criminals and when a person or group has been victimized by terrorist attack, the terror is as real in this country as in Iraq. CAROLINE G. INGRAM Arcadia
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
In a dramatic reversal as a new academic year starts, a south Orange County school board will allow extracurricular clubs--including religious and gay groups--to meet on high school campuses. The decision comes three months after Saddleback Unified School District officials decided to ban more than 25 service clubs from high school campuses rather than officially recognize a Christian club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic reversal just as the school year was beginning, a south Orange County school board has decided to allow extracurricular clubs--including religious and gay groups--to meet on high school campuses. The move comes just three months after Saddleback Valley Unified School District officials decided to ban more than 25 service clubs from high school campuses rather than officially recognize a Christian club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reversing an 11-year ban, officials in the Capistrano Unified School District have decided to allow religious and gay student clubs, as well as other extracurricular clubs, to form on high schools campuses. The move comes even as other school districts are taking drastic steps to keep religious and gay clubs off campus. Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A California affiliate of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group, held a 30-person protest Wednesday outside the Saddleback Valley Unified School District headquarters, decrying the district's decision to ban service clubs to avoid recognizing a Christian group. Earlier this month, the district announced that it would no longer recognize 29 service clubs at four high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California affiliate of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group, held a protest Wednesday outside the Saddleback Valley Unified School District headquarters, decrying the district's decision to ban service clubs in order to avoid recognizing a Christian group. "It's outrageous," said state Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside), who called on school board members to reverse the decision or step down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To avoid having to recognize a Christian club at Mission Viejo High School, the Saddleback Unified School District this week said it will no longer endorse social and public service clubs. The new policy affects four south Orange County high schools and 29 student organizations, from the Girl's League to Students for Environmental Action.
NEWS
April 2, 1987
The City Council has agreed to spend $60,000 to renovate the service clubhouse at Barnes Park and $250,000 to acquire the historic El Encanto building at 700 El Mercado Ave. The clubhouse, which is used by service clubs as a meeting place, will be painted, and its roof, electrical wiring, air conditioning and furnishings will be repaired or replaced. The city has taken over operation of the clubhouse from a nonprofit corporation and will rent it to service clubs and other groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
I am writing to voice my disagreement with the decision of the Los Angeles Unified School District to discontinue the honor service organizations in middle schools. Students with excellent records of academic achievement and who demonstrate support for school activities will no longer have the opportunity of being recognized. Students will also be denied an opportunity to further contribute to their school by being engaged in charitable activities. For example, in the past the Paul Revere Town Criers have organized canned-food collections for the homeless, raised money for charities and organized school clean-up activities.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1999 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's 7:16 a.m., and the 30 eager, earnest people gathered in a conference room at Glendale's Red Lion Inn are ready for business. Between sips of coffee and forkfuls of eggs, the participants--a dentist, a salesman and an accountant among them--will spend the next 75 minutes trying to rustle up customers for one another. Make no mistake: This is not your father's Rotary Club. There are no reports on community service projects, no guest speakers talking about California's water system.
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