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October 3, 1985
John Bayless has been appointed assistant superintendent of the South Pasadena Unified School District, filling the vacancy created when Warren Newman was promoted to superintendent. Bayless, 34, will assume his new post Oct. 1. He has been an elementary school principal in Turlock, Calif., since 1980, Newman said. Newman replaced Thomas K. Brierly, who resigned to take a position with another school system.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996
A derelict house in South Pasadena's Valley View Heights neighborhood was demolished Monday. But rather than leave an empty lot, the demolition made way for a Craftsman home that will be moved to the site tonight. The house on Berkshire Avenue has been vacant for eight years after it was acquired by the state nearly three decades ago for completion of the Long Beach Freeway extension. Its site is no longer on the proposed freeway route.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995
South Pasadena's school board has placed on the Nov. 7 ballot a $28.7-million bond issue that would pay for campus repairs. The measure would require at least two-thirds voter approval. If it passes, property owners would pay an extra $62 a year in property taxes for every $100,000 in assessed value. The money would go to dozens of repairs in the South Pasadena Unified School District that were recommended by a task force in November, including maintenance to meet earthquake and building codes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995
South Pasadena's school board has placed on the Nov. 7 ballot a $28.7-million bond issue that would pay for campus repairs. The measure would require at least two-thirds voter approval. If it passes, property owners would pay an extra $62 a year in property taxes for every $100,000 in assessed value. The money would go to dozens of repairs in the South Pasadena Unified School District that were recommended by a task force in November, including maintenance to meet earthquake and building codes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1985
Forest Fouts, who has been superintendent of the 5,500-student Escondido High School District for seven years, has announced that he will retire Aug. 31. Fouts, 62 and an educator for 38 years, came to Escondido after serving as superintendent of the South Pasadena Unified School District. School board president Bruce Studebaker said: "He's been wanting to retire for the past three years and we've been able to talk him into staying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996
A derelict house in South Pasadena's Valley View Heights neighborhood was demolished Monday. But rather than leave an empty lot, the demolition made way for a Craftsman home that will be moved to the site tonight. The house on Berkshire Avenue has been vacant for eight years after it was acquired by the state nearly three decades ago for completion of the Long Beach Freeway extension. Its site is no longer on the proposed freeway route.
NEWS
March 20, 1986
Parents angered that two longtime elementary school principals will not be returning to their posts next fall because of a shake-up in the South Pasadena Unified School District have organized People for Reinstatement of Our Principles (sic), known as PROP, to persuade the Board of Education to retain the administrators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1986 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
In an emotional coming-together of an ethnically diverse community, 350 mourners attended the funeral Saturday of Phoebe Ho, a 7-year-old South Pasadena girl found strangled to death on Dec. 18. "The incident of Phoebe's death has brought a lot of sorrow to many, many people," said the Rev. Felix Liu, a minister of the Evangelical Formosan Church of which the Ho family are members.
NEWS
October 20, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
South Pasadena teachers staged a 1-day walk-out Wednesday for higher wages and a binding arbitration clause on disciplinary and policy matters. It was the first strike in the history of the century-old district, said representatives of the Teachers Assn. of South Pasadena, whose members have been without a contract for more than a year. The five schools in the South Pasadena Unified School District remained open all day, though there were many absences among the district's 3,500 students.
NEWS
October 20, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
South Pasadena teachers staged a 1-day walk-out Wednesday for higher wages and a binding arbitration clause on disciplinary and policy matters. It was the first strike in the history of the century-old district, said representatives of the Teachers Assn. of South Pasadena, whose members have been without a contract for more than a year. The five schools in the South Pasadena Unified School District remained open all day, though there were many absences among the district's 3,500 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1986 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
In an emotional coming-together of an ethnically diverse community, 350 mourners attended the funeral Saturday of Phoebe Ho, a 7-year-old South Pasadena girl found strangled to death on Dec. 18. "The incident of Phoebe's death has brought a lot of sorrow to many, many people," said the Rev. Felix Liu, a minister of the Evangelical Formosan Church of which the Ho family are members.
NEWS
March 20, 1986
Parents angered that two longtime elementary school principals will not be returning to their posts next fall because of a shake-up in the South Pasadena Unified School District have organized People for Reinstatement of Our Principles (sic), known as PROP, to persuade the Board of Education to retain the administrators.
NEWS
October 3, 1985
John Bayless has been appointed assistant superintendent of the South Pasadena Unified School District, filling the vacancy created when Warren Newman was promoted to superintendent. Bayless, 34, will assume his new post Oct. 1. He has been an elementary school principal in Turlock, Calif., since 1980, Newman said. Newman replaced Thomas K. Brierly, who resigned to take a position with another school system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1985
Forest Fouts, who has been superintendent of the 5,500-student Escondido High School District for seven years, has announced that he will retire Aug. 31. Fouts, 62 and an educator for 38 years, came to Escondido after serving as superintendent of the South Pasadena Unified School District. School board president Bruce Studebaker said: "He's been wanting to retire for the past three years and we've been able to talk him into staying.
NEWS
July 30, 1992
Bernie Tooksberry, general manager of Durham Transportation's terminal in Rosemead, which provides student transportation to school districts in the San Gabriel Valley, has received the Golden Merit Award from the National School Transportation Assn. for dedication to the safe transportation of schoolchildren. Tooksberry was honored for his excellence in service, safety programs and community responsibility.
NEWS
October 19, 1988
Most of South Pasadena's 158 public school teachers staged a one-day walkout today, charging that they are near the bottom in pay among Los Angeles County teachers while staffing one of the county's most successful school systems. The South Pasadena Unified School District's five schools were kept open with the help of substitute teachers, but there were widespread absences among the district's 3,500 students. The Teachers Assn.
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