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October 15, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
It sounds odd--a school that aims to get students out of the classroom and onto the streets. But at the Community-Based Instruction Program at Leichman High School in Reseda, that's precisely the goal. As part of the special education program, which teaches developmentally disabled teen-agers to function in the community, about 25 students decorated the yard outside Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick's office Thursday for Halloween, kicking off what will be a monthly ritual.
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October 15, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
It sounds odd--a school that aims to get students out of the classroom and onto the streets. But at the Community-Based Instruction Program at Leichman High School in Reseda, that's precisely the goal. As part of the special education program, which teaches developmentally disabled teen-agers to function in the community, about 25 students decorated the yard outside Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick's office Thursday for Halloween, kicking off what will be a monthly ritual.
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August 28, 1995
Re "House of Healing," Aug. 21: Your article about the work of Ann Belles in Huntington Beach was rich with inspiring stories, and anyone involved with a person who is severely challenged can relate to it. However, when your writer excuses most of the natural parents as persons "who want nothing to do with [the children]," she is doing our society a great disservice. The fact is that the support Belles is receiving to care for her children is far greater than most parents receive when they keep their children at home.
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June 30, 1992
If the father of 3-year-old Zachary Kline (June 16) had contacted the education department at the Los Angeles Zoo, he would have learned that docents provide many hands-on outreach programs for exceptional children. Earlier in June, Braille Institute participants made their yearly visit to see what new bio-facts and animals the zoo had for them to touch and learn about. The zoo's volunteers and GLAZA docents make yearly visits to the Braille Institute with our outreach program.
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May 18, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education gave the go-ahead Monday for 37 schools--17 of them in the San Fernando Valley--to become pioneers in what is hoped will be a major reform movement in the district. Thirty elementary schools, three junior high schools, two special education schools, a primary school and a children's center were selected for the first phase of the LEARN plan after principals, parents and an overwhelming majority of teachers agreed to participate. Supt.
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March 30, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police said they have identified two teenagers suspected of causing an estimated $30,000 in damage to a Pacoima elementary school that has recently suffered a series of break-ins. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan voiced outrage Thursday over the vandalism and plans to visit the school today to survey the damage and praise a local company for stepping in to repair the classrooms.
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March 30, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police said they have identified two teenagers suspected of causing an estimated $30,000 in damage to a Pacoima elementary school that has recently suffered a series of break-ins. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan voiced outrage Thursday over the vandalism. He plans to visit the school today to survey the damage and praise a local company for stepping in to repair the classrooms.
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April 26, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan urged federal legislators and the Bush administration Wednesday to provide more school money to Los Angeles--a mission that yielded no immediate results, but reflected Riordan's determination to campaign for education right to the end of his mayoral term. Riordan, who leaves office July 1, joined the mayors of Detroit, Chicago, St. Paul, Minn.
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June 6, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laughlin E. Waters, U.S. District Court senior judge based in Los Angeles and a Republican stalwart who served as an assemblyman and once ran briefly for governor, has died. He was 87. Waters died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of natural causes, court officials said Tuesday. Known for issuing tough sentences in violent and drug-related crimes, Waters more regularly decided civil trademark infringement cases or entertainers' contract disputes.
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August 25, 1990 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The leaders of United Teachers-Los Angeles voted 7 to 0 Friday to approve the proposals of 27 schools seeking to operate autonomously, giving them the go-ahead to become the first to restructure under the Los Angeles Unified School District's school-based management program. The teachers union's decision follows a 6-1 school board vote of approval on Monday, and gives the schools two weeks to change schedules, set up additional classes and introduce new programs by the start of school on Sept.
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August 8, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Responding to protests by parents with children enrolled in special education classes, Los Angeles County education officials have decided that a 3-year-old AIDS victim should be tutored for a language disability at home rather than attend a public school in Redondo Beach.
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