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January 27, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Producers of a British TV documentary on "Cricket in the Americas" hardly expected to find themselves on location on an asphalt basketball court at a South-Central Los Angeles school. But there they were Wednesday, at Sheenway School and Culture Center, a tiny private institution where a small but devoted cadre of cricket enthusiasts has bloomed under the coaching of Leo Magnus.
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January 27, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Producers of a British TV documentary on "Cricket in the Americas" hardly expected to find themselves on location on an asphalt basketball court at a South-Central Los Angeles school. But there they were Wednesday, at Sheenway School and Culture Center, a tiny private institution where a small but devoted cadre of cricket enthusiasts has bloomed under the coaching of Leo Magnus.
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June 18, 1988 | Penelope McMillan, McMillan is a Times staff writer. and
The students at Sheenway School and Culture Center learned a hard lesson when they reached out to help a homeless family. Sheenway is a private school in Watts, started by a black doctor who believed that the resurrection of a ghetto community depends on what its people do for themselves and the quality of education afforded its children. Its 58 students are not rich, and their parents must struggle to come up with the $56 weekly tuition.
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August 19, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere over in Watts is a witch called Evamene and a gang of Flunky Munchkins, a tin man and a preacher wizard--all players in a musical that teaches inner-city audiences there is no place like home to start rebuilding their community. The production adapts the classic story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz to black Los Angeles, using music from the hit Broadway show "The Wiz" and other sources.
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August 19, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere over in Watts is a witch called Evamene and a gang of Flunky Munchkins, a tin man and a preacher wizard--all players in a musical that teaches inner-city audiences there is no place like home to start rebuilding their community. The production adapts the classic story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz to black Los Angeles, using music from the hit Broadway show "The Wiz" and other sources.
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December 14, 1985 | From Associated Press
A debt-ridden private school in Watts facing closure by the Internal Revenue Service received an early Christmas present from singer Lionel Richie, who donated $45,000 toward payment of overdue school taxes. Richie's check was presented this week to the Sheenway School and Culture Center, a Watts institution for 14 years. Carolyn Molloy, a member of the school's board of directors, said Richie's check will enable the school to keep operating.
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December 8, 1985
The Los Angeles Times recently printed an article regarding a proposal to build a Marva Collins school in Compton (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Nov. 7). At 10101 S. Broadway in Watts, a school similar to the proposed Marva Collins school in Compton already exists. In fact, it has been existing for 14 years. And when I say existing, I mean barely getting by; struggling, if you will, especially in the past four years. I'm talking about Sheenway School and Culture Center. Like the proposed Marva Collins school, Sheenway has always been independent and nonprofit--surviving solely on tuition and private donations.
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September 4, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lotus Weinstock, stand-up comedian and author of a popular book of anecdotes, "The Lotus Position," has died of a brain tumor. She was 54. She died Sunday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood. Born Marlene Weinstock to a wealthy Philadelphia family, she described her humor as the compromise of her California cosmic right brain and her "Philadelphia Jewish" left brain. "The Lotus in me wants to be totally free.
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August 22, 1987 | ROBERT S. WEISS, Times Staff Writer
Segura Williams started his day at Los Angeles' urban campground with a wide smile and new clothes. He wanted to look his best. Friday was his first day at school in a long time. A group of students at the Sheenway School and Culture Center in Watts decided to "adopt" Segura and his family of 14 after reading an article in The Times. The youngsters agreed to pay the tuition of each student in the Williams family and promised to help them find a permanent home. "I still can't believe I'm here.
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February 14, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Gramps, as he is known by at least one of his nine grandchildren, went to the Los Angeles Children's Museum this week, and the children clapped. Gramps, 82, is the retired-but-active financier and real estate developer S. Mark Taper--well-known as the philanthropist, too.
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June 18, 1988 | Penelope McMillan, McMillan is a Times staff writer. and
The students at Sheenway School and Culture Center learned a hard lesson when they reached out to help a homeless family. Sheenway is a private school in Watts, started by a black doctor who believed that the resurrection of a ghetto community depends on what its people do for themselves and the quality of education afforded its children. Its 58 students are not rich, and their parents must struggle to come up with the $56 weekly tuition.
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January 25, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The students at the Sheenway School in South-Central Los Angeles are well acquainted with the brutalities and language of war. Their school, at the corner of Broadway and 101st Street, sits behind a locked chain-link fence, guarded by a watchdog, on turf that one Crips faction is now trying to wrest from another. Their friends have, in some cases, been killed or wounded in drive-by shootings. Their principal wears a T-shirt that says "Ex-POW"--Ex-Prisoner of Watts.
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