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September 15, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year struggle to preserve the architectural integrity of a sleek local landmark, the last Los Angeles Unified school in the San Fernando Valley without air conditioning will finally get some relief--in another nine months. Kester Avenue Elementary School was designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra.
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January 15, 2007 | Adrian Uribarri, Times Staff Writer
Her junior year in high school had just begun when Jasmine Bedell's telephone rang with the news she had been waiting for years to hear: A donor kidney had been located. The transplant ended five long years of dialysis treatments. It also ended her dream of attending her senior prom. After the operation, a draining regimen of medications to stop her body from rejecting the new organ forced Bedell to drop out of school.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year struggle to preserve the architectural integrity of a Sherman Oaks landmark, the last Los Angeles Unified school in the San Fernando Valley without air conditioning will finally get relief by next summer. Kester Avenue Elementary School was designed 50 years ago by architect Richard Neutra, and was copied by schools around the world. Neutra created a school with single-story buildings and long, covered walkways under wood-paneled ceilings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year struggle to preserve the architectural integrity of a Sherman Oaks landmark, the last Los Angeles Unified school in the San Fernando Valley without air conditioning will finally get relief by next summer. Kester Avenue Elementary School was designed 50 years ago by architect Richard Neutra, and was copied by schools around the world. Neutra created a school with single-story buildings and long, covered walkways under wood-paneled ceilings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
The future of Los Angeles schools is in new LEARN reforms, which will decentralize control while providing greater accountability, according to Los Angeles Unified School District board member Mark Slavkin. Slavkin, a board member from the Westside who will represent the West Valley beginning July 1, also criticized a proposal to break up the district and called the defeat of a voucher initiative critical.
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July 18, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A group of parents at Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks is lobbying school district officials to promote an assistant principal they believe has been overlooked during his 11-year tenure at the school. Supporters say Norm Isaacs should be named principal of the 1,500-student campus, which has had four principals during the last six years and is currently in need of another. They have launched a petition drive to show their support.
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December 18, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Frustrated by frequent administrative changes over the last four years that they believe are damaging morale, teachers, parents and staff at Robert A. Millikan Middle School are lobbying district officials to promote one of the school's assistant principals to replace outgoing Principal David Almada. Jill McNulty, co-president of the school's Parent-Teacher Assn.
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March 4, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Classmates of an 11-year-old girl killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting participated in a fund-raising drive this week to help pay for the girl's funeral Friday, school officials said. Students, parents and faculty at Riverside Drive Elementary School in Sherman Oaks contributed $2,400 toward the funeral of Jasmine Guevara, gunned down Saturday as she and two family members walked along a street in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles.
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April 9, 1986 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen years ago, Shirley and Eddie Hart achieved a longtime dream by purchasing an eight-room house shaded by jacaranda trees on Stansbury Avenue in Sherman Oaks. But now, they say, their piece of paradise has become a parking lot for students attending a private school for the affluent that sits in a cul-de-sac at the end of the avenue.
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March 11, 1993
Three 15-year-old students who were caught last week carrying weapons--two handguns, a replica pistol and a knife--have been expelled from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, officials at the private Catholic campus said. Los Angeles police detectives are now investigating to determine if the three teen-agers--all sophomores--should be arrested. "It's against the law to possess a firearm on campus, regardless of whether it's a private or public school," Police Lt. Richard Blankenship said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year struggle to preserve the architectural integrity of a sleek local landmark, the last Los Angeles Unified school in the San Fernando Valley without air conditioning will finally get some relief--in another nine months. Kester Avenue Elementary School was designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A group of parents at Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks is lobbying school district officials to promote an assistant principal they believe has been overlooked during his 11-year tenure at the school. Supporters say Norm Isaacs should be named principal of the 1,500-student campus, which has had four principals during the last six years and is currently in need of another. They have launched a petition drive to show their support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1994 | JANET BERNSON, Janet Bernson is a free-lance writer who lives in Sherman Oaks
Just this once, I thought, money might grow on trees. It didn't and I'm still not sure why. The defeat of our school's bold fund-raising plan may have been related to teacher bitterness, or ambient cussedness, or unreasoning sensitivity to anything connected with religion, or the dark side of so-called school-based management. Those are my choices. To be fair, I suppose, there may have been honest disagreement over fundamental principles among people of goodwill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
Frustrated by frequent administrative changes over the last four years that they believe are damaging morale, teachers, parents and staff at Robert A. Millikan Middle School are lobbying district officials to promote one of the school's assistant principals to replace outgoing Principal David Almada. Jill McNulty, co-president of the school's Parent-Teacher Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
The future of Los Angeles schools is in new LEARN reforms, which will decentralize control while providing greater accountability, according to Los Angeles Unified School District board member Mark Slavkin. Slavkin, a board member from the Westside who will represent the West Valley beginning July 1, also criticized a proposal to break up the district and called the defeat of a voucher initiative critical.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993
Three 15-year-old students who were caught last week carrying weapons--two handguns, a replica pistol and a knife--have been expelled from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, officials at the private Catholic campus said. Los Angeles police detectives are now investigating to determine if the three teen-agers--all sophomores--should be arrested. "It's against the law to possess a firearm on campus, regardless of whether it's a private or public school," Police Lt. Richard Blankenship said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2007 | Adrian Uribarri, Times Staff Writer
Her junior year in high school had just begun when Jasmine Bedell's telephone rang with the news she had been waiting for years to hear: A donor kidney had been located. The transplant ended five long years of dialysis treatments. It also ended her dream of attending her senior prom. After the operation, a draining regimen of medications to stop her body from rejecting the new organ forced Bedell to drop out of school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1994 | JANET BERNSON, Janet Bernson is a free-lance writer who lives in Sherman Oaks
Just this once, I thought, money might grow on trees. It didn't and I'm still not sure why. The defeat of our school's bold fund-raising plan may have been related to teacher bitterness, or ambient cussedness, or unreasoning sensitivity to anything connected with religion, or the dark side of so-called school-based management. Those are my choices. To be fair, I suppose, there may have been honest disagreement over fundamental principles among people of goodwill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Classmates of an 11-year-old girl killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting participated in a fund-raising drive this week to help pay for the girl's funeral Friday, school officials said. Students, parents and faculty at Riverside Drive Elementary School in Sherman Oaks contributed $2,400 toward the funeral of Jasmine Guevara, gunned down Saturday as she and two family members walked along a street in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1986 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen years ago, Shirley and Eddie Hart achieved a longtime dream by purchasing an eight-room house shaded by jacaranda trees on Stansbury Avenue in Sherman Oaks. But now, they say, their piece of paradise has become a parking lot for students attending a private school for the affluent that sits in a cul-de-sac at the end of the avenue.
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