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June 4, 1995
Students graduating at the top of their class from 52 south Los Angeles schools will be lauded for their achievements Saturday at an honors luncheon. The event will honor 104 students--the top two from each school, many of whom graduated with 4.0 grade point averages--at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2012 | Steve Lopez
The cafeteria lunch offering at Santee Education Complex on Friday included a sad little hamburger on a bun the color of sawdust, cold sweet potato nuggets and a bag of sliced apples. I had lunch upstairs, in Bistro Mundo, a small cafe run by Santee's culinary arts students. Young chefs cooked and served a lovely French omelet, homemade muffins and a tasty salad that included fresh ingredients grown in their own garden near the athletic fields. The student cooks wore starched white chef jackets, and one of them, 17-year-old Ernesto Calixto, told me over a hot grill that he cooks only with olive oil, because it's healthier.
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NEWS
August 23, 1987 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
At the corner of 115th Street and Success Avenue, just inside one of the city's roughest housing projects, first-grade teacher Morris McFadden paused to consider the task that lay before him and his fellow teachers at 112th Street School. They had just spent an hour knocking on doors at Nickerson Gardens, a ramshackle mini-city of 5,000 people, notorious as a haven for gangs, drugs and crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2006 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure to bolster an institution that has trained thousands of minority doctors over 34 years, the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has begun seeking greater support from Latino community leaders.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2001 | James Flanigan
Sister Anne, a slight woman, goes out in a van three days a week to bring food, toiletries, blankets and first aid to homeless women in MacArthur Park, Pico-Union, Echo Park and other areas near downtown Los Angeles. If they want help, she brings them to the emergency center of the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women in Echo Park. Thirty women are cared for there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, 12-year-old Isabelle Garcia sat with her sixth-grade classmates in South Los Angeles and heard a guest speaker at graduation make them an offer that seemed too good to be true: If they did not drop out of school--and if they earned good grades--they need not worry about having to pay for a college education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to quell parents' growing concerns over toxic contamination at Jefferson Middle School in South Los Angeles, officials announced Friday that preliminary test data showed no evidence of hazardous exposure on the campus. "Jefferson students are not being harmed by toxic substances," said Barbara Boudreaux, the Board of Education member who represents the school. The announcement was based on analysis of soil and air samples taken over the weekend.
NEWS
May 28, 1995
The American Automobile Assn. has given Soledad Enrichment Action new computers for job skills training and computer courses at the agency's alternative school. The school, which serves 30 students at 1046 E. 34th St., is one of 18 that Soledad operates in Los Angeles County to give youths at risk of gang participation the opportunity to complete their high school education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 | Nicholas Shields, Times Staff Writer
After a tumultuous two months at Jefferson High School, Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced Tuesday that they had hired a new principal to begin July 1. Juan Flecha, currently principal of Eagle Rock High School, will replace Norm Morrow as head of the troubled campus in South Los Angeles. Flecha, who has held his current position since December 2002, has worked for the district since 1991. "He has a depth of experience in this district which should provide the asset to enable him to do a very good job as principal at Jefferson," said Stephanie Brady, district spokeswoman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Dolores Sheen stands on the faded, yellow-brick road that her students painted on the sidewalk outside her Sheenway School and Cultural Center at Broadway and 101st Street in South Los Angeles and laughs. "It must be God's will that we're still here," she said. Every few years, the obituary gong seems to sound for Sheenway. By all rights, the eclectic private school, which offers everything from a pig and a horse to violin and karate lessons, should not have survived to its age of 18 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 | Nicholas Shields, Times Staff Writer
After a tumultuous two months at Jefferson High School, Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced Tuesday that they had hired a new principal to begin July 1. Juan Flecha, currently principal of Eagle Rock High School, will replace Norm Morrow as head of the troubled campus in South Los Angeles. Flecha, who has held his current position since December 2002, has worked for the district since 1991. "He has a depth of experience in this district which should provide the asset to enable him to do a very good job as principal at Jefferson," said Stephanie Brady, district spokeswoman.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2001 | James Flanigan
Sister Anne, a slight woman, goes out in a van three days a week to bring food, toiletries, blankets and first aid to homeless women in MacArthur Park, Pico-Union, Echo Park and other areas near downtown Los Angeles. If they want help, she brings them to the emergency center of the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women in Echo Park. Thirty women are cared for there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to quell parents' growing concerns over toxic contamination at Jefferson Middle School in South Los Angeles, officials announced Friday that preliminary test data showed no evidence of hazardous exposure on the campus. "Jefferson students are not being harmed by toxic substances," said Barbara Boudreaux, the Board of Education member who represents the school. The announcement was based on analysis of soil and air samples taken over the weekend.
NEWS
June 4, 1995
Students graduating at the top of their class from 52 south Los Angeles schools will be lauded for their achievements Saturday at an honors luncheon. The event will honor 104 students--the top two from each school, many of whom graduated with 4.0 grade point averages--at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
NEWS
May 28, 1995
The American Automobile Assn. has given Soledad Enrichment Action new computers for job skills training and computer courses at the agency's alternative school. The school, which serves 30 students at 1046 E. 34th St., is one of 18 that Soledad operates in Los Angeles County to give youths at risk of gang participation the opportunity to complete their high school education.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2006 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure to bolster an institution that has trained thousands of minority doctors over 34 years, the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has begun seeking greater support from Latino community leaders.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago, 12-year-old Isabelle Garcia sat with her sixth-grade classmates in South Los Angeles and heard a guest speaker at graduation make them an offer that seemed too good to be true: If they did not drop out of school--and if they earned good grades--they need not worry about having to pay for a college education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Dolores Sheen stands on the faded, yellow-brick road that her students painted on the sidewalk outside her Sheenway School and Cultural Center at Broadway and 101st Street in South Los Angeles and laughs. "It must be God's will that we're still here," she said. Every few years, the obituary gong seems to sound for Sheenway. By all rights, the eclectic private school, which offers everything from a pig and a horse to violin and karate lessons, should not have survived to its age of 18 years.
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