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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997
A map of the world began taking shape on the pavement in front of Raymond Avenue Elementary School on Wednesday, the first phase of a partnership between the Pep Boys auto parts store and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. The program is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Facility Enhancement Program that Pep Boys is funding in three neighborhoods. In addition to South-Central Los Angeles, schools in Venice and Canoga Park will get an artistic overhaul.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1999
Responding to complaints about an unfinished school that has become an eyesore, school district officials said they are trying to improve security and eliminate graffiti on the structure. The $9.7-million Jefferson Elementary School has remained unfinished for nearly three years because of a dispute between the contractor and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1994
A school beautification campaign got under way in South-Central Los Angeles Thursday with the planting of trees and flowering plants and removal of graffiti at Carver Middle School. A $10,000 grant from GTE to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps will provide the funding for planting and anti-graffiti and mural projects at five other schools in City Councilwoman Rita Walters' district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
About 100 students demonstrated at Los Angeles school district headquarters Wednesday, charging that their South-Central-area campuses are being shortchanged in school bond repair plans. Members South Central Youth Empowered thru Action said schools in the Westside and San Fernando Valley are receiving substantially more funds than older and more crowded campuses in their community. "Our schools are in the poorest sections and we're getting the least amount of money," said protester Wendy Diaz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1999
Responding to complaints about an unfinished school that has become an eyesore, school district officials said they are trying to improve security and eliminate graffiti on the structure. The $9.7-million Jefferson Elementary School has remained unfinished for nearly three years because of a dispute between the contractor and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
About 100 students demonstrated at Los Angeles school district headquarters Wednesday, charging that their South-Central-area campuses are being shortchanged in school bond repair plans. Members South Central Youth Empowered thru Action said schools in the Westside and San Fernando Valley are receiving substantially more funds than older and more crowded campuses in their community. "Our schools are in the poorest sections and we're getting the least amount of money," said protester Wendy Diaz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Dissatisfied with test results of a toxic cleansing system at a new middle school, state toxics officials are asking for additional information, a potential obstacle to opening the South-Central Los Angeles campus in September, according to documents obtained Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997
Back-to-school traffic safety was the theme of an event hosted by the nonprofit Safe Moves organization Thursday at 49th Street Elementary School. "Traffic and bicycle accidents are among the leading cause of death and injury to school-aged children, and education is the key to preventing these needless tragedies," said Nanette Terrenal, a spokeswoman for the Safe Moves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG and PAUL JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Teacher Alfredo Perez remained comatose in his hospital bed Friday as police arrested two men accused in the shooting that nearly killed Perez as he sat among his fifth-grade pupils. Meanwhile, President Clinton telephoned words of encouragement to students and staff at the Figueroa Street Elementary School in south Los Angeles, who proceeded with classes amid a throng of news crews and public officials. "I'm thinking about you and we should all be thinking about Mr.
NEWS
February 23, 1996 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the worst campus assault on a teacher in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District, an errant bullet struck a fifth-grade teacher in the head Thursday as he and his students studied in the school library. Another bullet flew into a second-floor classroom full of students at Figueroa Street Elementary School in South-Central Los Angeles but landed harmlessly in a wall. Authorities said the shots were fired from across the street during an apparent gang-related dispute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997
A map of the world began taking shape on the pavement in front of Raymond Avenue Elementary School on Wednesday, the first phase of a partnership between the Pep Boys auto parts store and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. The program is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Facility Enhancement Program that Pep Boys is funding in three neighborhoods. In addition to South-Central Los Angeles, schools in Venice and Canoga Park will get an artistic overhaul.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997
Back-to-school traffic safety was the theme of an event hosted by the nonprofit Safe Moves organization Thursday at 49th Street Elementary School. "Traffic and bicycle accidents are among the leading cause of death and injury to school-aged children, and education is the key to preventing these needless tragedies," said Nanette Terrenal, a spokeswoman for the Safe Moves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Dissatisfied with test results of a toxic cleansing system at a new middle school, state toxics officials are asking for additional information, a potential obstacle to opening the South-Central Los Angeles campus in September, according to documents obtained Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1996 | PETER Y. HONG and PAUL JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Teacher Alfredo Perez remained comatose in his hospital bed Friday as police arrested two men accused in the shooting that nearly killed Perez as he sat among his fifth-grade pupils. Meanwhile, President Clinton telephoned words of encouragement to students and staff at the Figueroa Street Elementary School in south Los Angeles, who proceeded with classes amid a throng of news crews and public officials. "I'm thinking about you and we should all be thinking about Mr.
NEWS
February 23, 1996 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the worst campus assault on a teacher in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District, an errant bullet struck a fifth-grade teacher in the head Thursday as he and his students studied in the school library. Another bullet flew into a second-floor classroom full of students at Figueroa Street Elementary School in South-Central Los Angeles but landed harmlessly in a wall. Authorities said the shots were fired from across the street during an apparent gang-related dispute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1994
A school beautification campaign got under way in South-Central Los Angeles Thursday with the planting of trees and flowering plants and removal of graffiti at Carver Middle School. A $10,000 grant from GTE to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps will provide the funding for planting and anti-graffiti and mural projects at five other schools in City Councilwoman Rita Walters' district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1994 | DARA AKIKO TOM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
OAKLAND--They are older, grayer. They no longer seek power in the barrel of a gun, and most left the organization long ago. But one thing has not changed in the nearly 30 years since they arose from the mean streets of Oakland: The men and women who once led the Black Panthers still believe in bringing "All Power to All People." And though many former Panther leaders aren't interested in reviving the militant party of the past--the Panthers are now just a service organization in Oakland--they lament that the social work they began remains unfinished.
NEWS
May 19, 1998
UNCREDENTIALED TEACHERS: More than 31,000 teachers in California are learning on the job, lacking the training needed for state certification. * UNFOCUSED TRAINING: Most of the state's teachers come from the Cal State University system, often completing an undemanding "liberal studies" major. * STILL POPULAR: Despite the poor performance of the state's students, a Times poll found that few Californians blame teachers. More than a third credit teachers for schools' successes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1994 | DARA AKIKO TOM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
OAKLAND--They are older, grayer. They no longer seek power in the barrel of a gun, and most left the organization long ago. But one thing has not changed in the nearly 30 years since they arose from the mean streets of Oakland: The men and women who once led the Black Panthers still believe in bringing "All Power to All People." And though many former Panther leaders aren't interested in reviving the militant party of the past--the Panthers are now just a service organization in Oakland--they lament that the social work they began remains unfinished.
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