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NEWS
June 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Los Angeles headed for a new low in the turnout of voters Tuesday as only a fraction of the electorate trickled to polls to cast ballots in races for the City Council, Board of Education and Community Colleges Board. As of 5 p.m., with just three hours till poll closing, an estimated 5.4% of the city's 1.8 million registered voters had cast their ballots, compared to 12.9% by that time in 1985 and 18.2% in 1981. The voter turnout varied from precinct to precinct. The only issue on the ballot citywide was the election of two new members to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1997 | PETER Y. HONG and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Federal officials have signaled that they may support the Long Beach Freeway extension, but to proceed, the project will have to plow through the opposition of South Pasadena, the small city positioned within the last gap in the Los Angeles freeway system. The affluent community called a news conference Wednesday to vow that it will not budge in its three-decade fight against the freeway extension.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Stunned supporters of a proposed parcel tax to aid the city's schools were picking through the wreckage of their failed campaign Wednesday, trying to explain the "silent opposition" that defeated them at the polls. Despite virtual across-the-board support from the city's Establishment, Proposition A, which would have imposed a $98-a-year parcel tax for five years, fell more than four percentage points short of the two-thirds majority it needed in Tuesday's special election. The final count was 2,851 for the tax and 1,728 against it, or 62.3% to 37.7%.
NEWS
March 16, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Dade County Public Schools in Florida, the nation's fourth-largest school district, on Wednesday joined a growing list of school systems across the nation that have banished apples and related products from lunch menus because of fear of daminozide, a chemical used to treat some apple crops. It follows New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and scores of smaller districts that have removed apples, apple juice and apple sauce from school cafeterias and vending machines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1994 | VICKI TORRES and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A woman, her ex-husband, their 12-year-old son and her boyfriend were found shot to death Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide on a peaceful, tree-lined street in South Pasadena. The bodies of Jane Larsen, 49; Gene Larsen, 64; Ben Larsen, 12, and Michael O'Brien, 44, were discovered in a tiny beige house in the 1000 block of Foothill Street shortly before 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
Spurred by fear that predicting a low voter turnout would only increase the apathy level at the polls today, the Los Angeles city clerk's office decided to forgo its traditional election eve projection, a spokesman said Monday. But consultants to candidates in the handful of contests to be decided and other political experts said they would not be surprised if the Los Angeles runoff election sets a record for low turnout. With just one City Council contest, two school board seats and two Community College board offices on the ballot, turnout could drop below the 8.63% record low set in 1983, the experts said.
NEWS
October 31, 1985 | ALAN MALTUN, Times Staff Writer
Maintaining a sound academic program with limited funding is the focus of the Nov. 5 election in the South Pasadena Unified School District. Two incumbents and three other candidates are seeking three seats on the five-member Board of Education. The district traditionally has rated above average on state test scores, even though it receives less money per student than state and county-wide averages.
SPORTS
October 26, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
All sports competition scheduled for this weekend involving Orange County public high schools has been postponed or canceled because of health and air quality issues resulting from the ongoing wildfires, county education Supt. Bill Habermehl announced Thursday. Habermehl, in a conference call with 15 Orange County unified and high school district superintendents, made the "collective decision" to postpone indoor and outdoor sports and extracurricular activities through Sunday.
REAL ESTATE
April 11, 2004 | Susan Carrier, Special to The Times
South Pasadena, a small town of 25,000 next door to the larger cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena, has striven to remain a distinct and distinctive community for more than a century. Since 1888, scrappy residents have fought everything from saloons and tree removal to the long-contested 710 Freeway extension and noise pollution from the Gold Line. * Beginnings In the late 1880s, Pasadena enforced "anti-saloon" laws, but that didn't stop bars from creeping into the southern part of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2002 | NERISSA PACIO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An odd mixture of smells--formaldehyde, cookies and coffee--filled the air as Phillip DeFina held up a gray, fist-sized lump in front of his class. "Our arousal states emanate from the pons and the brain stem," the school psychologist said, motioning his students to examine similar lumps--sheep's brains--in the metal trays in front of them. The students poked at the rubbery masses with intense curiosity, some carefully peeling away the outer, cellophane-like membranes with forceps.
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