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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1988
The trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District on Wednesday unanimously approved plans to start a high school on the campus of Southwest Community College to encourage minority students to go to college. The idea needs a green light from the proposed co-sponsor, the Los Angeles Unified School District. If all goes as planned, the South Los Angeles school will open in September with 100 students and grow to no more than 480 within three years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southwest College, born of the Watts riots in the 1960s, is believed to have the largest percentage of black students of any college or university on the West Coast despite being surrounded by increasingly Latino high schools and neighborhoods. The 6,700-student community college has maintained its 78% African American enrollment largely because of its location in South-Central Los Angeles, between Watts and Inglewood, and its relationship with local predominantly black high schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southwest College, born of the Watts riots in the 1960s, is believed to have the largest percentage of black students of any college or university on the West Coast despite being surrounded by increasingly Latino high schools and neighborhoods. The 6,700-student community college has maintained its 78% African American enrollment largely because of its location in South-Central Los Angeles, between Watts and Inglewood, and its relationship with local predominantly black high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995
SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Minority students at Los Angeles Southwest College and Cal State L.A. received scholarships from the Donald Jones Memorial Fund, named after the 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The fund was set up by Jones' widow, Johnetta Jones, who gave a total of $3,000 to four students, two of whom are studying the administration of justice at Southwest and the other two who are in the independent living program at Cal State L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995
SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Minority students at Los Angeles Southwest College and Cal State L.A. received scholarships from the Donald Jones Memorial Fund, named after the 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The fund was set up by Jones' widow, Johnetta Jones, who gave a total of $3,000 to four students, two of whom are studying the administration of justice at Southwest and the other two who are in the independent living program at Cal State L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1992
After a nationwide search, officials of the Los Angeles Community College District picked one insider and one outsider as presidents for two of the district's nine campuses. Jose Robledo, an eight-year veteran of the district, last week was named president of Los Angeles City College. He had been acting president there since the retirement last year of Edmund Young. Carolyn G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | JANE HULSE
Thomas Lakin, the new chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, will be paid $112,500 a year under the terms of a contract released Tuesday night. Lakin, 47, president of Los Angeles Southwest Community College, was appointed last month by the district's board of trustees to replace retiring Chancellor Barbara Derryberry. At that time, the trustees and Lakin had not worked out the details of his contract.
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Steve Peace (D-Chula Vista) has apparently beaten Republican businessman Joseph Ghougassian for a vacant state Senate seat from southern San Diego County. In unofficial returns from Tuesday's election, Peace had 30,487 votes and Ghougassian 28,186 in a race to fill the final year of Democrat Wadie Deddeh's third term in the 40th Senate District. Deddeh retired to return to teaching at Southwest Community College in Chula Vista.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1990 | DOC ROBERTSON
Vernell Brown Jr. sat in at the piano one day last year for an absent friend during a Hamilton High School assembly called "Grammys in the Schools." Brown played so well that his talents were immediately recognized by the president and CEO of A & M Records, Jerry Moss, who was in the audience. And now Brown has an album quickly making its way up the jazz charts. Talk about your fairy tales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Thirteen Oxnard College students are among 50 Southern California high school and community college students selected for a summer health-care education program that is part of a nationwide launch of President Clinton's national service program. The students were chosen from colleges whose enrollment includes a high percentage of minorities underrepresented in the health care profession, including Latinos and African-Americans, said Gwen van Servellen, a professor in the UCLA School of Nursing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1992
After a nationwide search, officials of the Los Angeles Community College District picked one insider and one outsider as presidents for two of the district's nine campuses. Jose Robledo, an eight-year veteran of the district, last week was named president of Los Angeles City College. He had been acting president there since the retirement last year of Edmund Young. Carolyn G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1988
The trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District on Wednesday unanimously approved plans to start a high school on the campus of Southwest Community College to encourage minority students to go to college. The idea needs a green light from the proposed co-sponsor, the Los Angeles Unified School District. If all goes as planned, the South Los Angeles school will open in September with 100 students and grow to no more than 480 within three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County Community College District trustees Monday picked a new chancellor, a man credited with reviving a dying junior college in one of Los Angeles' poorer areas. Thomas Lakin, 47, president of Los Angeles Southwest Community College, emerged the winner in a seven-month search by the district to replace retiring Chancellor Barbara Derryberry. He will take the reins of the three-campus, 30,000-student district on July 1.
SPORTS
March 29, 1990
Promoter Lou Falcigno announced Wednesday he will be presenting a boxing card featuring five fighters from the Soviet Union on April 17 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Former North American Boxing Federation champion Tony "Bazooka" DeLuca, will also fight on the card. The five Soviet fighters began their tour Tuesday night in Reno, Nev. with five victories. Super heavyweight Yuri Vaulin, 26, is considered to be the most talented of the Soviet fighters on tour.
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