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November 8, 1990
Santa Monica College will celebrate the official opening of its new student center Nov. 13. The 12,000-square-foot facility, called the Cayton Associated Students Center, houses student government and other offices, a computer laboratory, a lounge, and a reading room. The center, which has been in use since the beginning of the school year, is named for James and Lucille Cayton of Pacific Palisades, who donated $100,000 to the $1.5-million project.
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April 21, 2014 | Sandy Banks
Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns. The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012. He wounded four people - including his target - but seems to think he ought to get leniency because nobody died. Spencer threw a tantrum in the courtroom when the judge announced his sentence, crying and banging his head on a table, like a 2-year-old sentenced to time-out.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1990
At a time when one hears nothing good about our educational system, it is indeed heartening to note that the wise burghers of the Saddleback College District have their priorities in order ("Saddleback College Has Student Center at Last," Sept. 3). I shudder to think how horrible it must have been for the last 22 years for those poor wretched students to have had to go to different locations to "eat," "lounge," "see the school doctor" and "seek financial aid." Now, of course, they are able to do all of these things plus watch a big-screen television set and play pool, Ping-Pong, and video games without having to "trudge up or down a hill."
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Karin Klein
A new University of California survey finds that nearly a quarter of students feel comfortable or even very comfortable at their schools. Only 7% feel uncomfortable. Is the message here that these are happy campusers? Not in the viewpoint of university officials, who fret over another statistic: About a quarter of students and staff say that they had experienced exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations at the universities. This, authorities indicated, cannot be tolerated.
NEWS
June 11, 1992
J. Stanley and Mary W. Johnson of Altadena recently donated $5 million to Occidental College to help convert the Robert Freeman College Union into a modernized student center. The project is estimated to cost $10 million. Stanley Johnson, an Occidental trustee since 1962, was elected an honorary life trustee in 1980. Now retired, Johnson was the founder and president of Holly Manufacturing in Pasadena.
REAL ESTATE
October 6, 1985
Construction has started on the $9-million student center at the University of San Diego. Designed by Architects Mosher/Drew/Watson/Ferguson, the project will be completed in October, 1986. Trepte Construction Co. is general contractor. The two-story building will provide 74,000 square feet of space for student services and recreation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
Student activists at UC Irvine staged a boycott of the partially completed student center Thursday in an effort to show university officials that students want more power over their own affairs. The activists say they know more about the needs of students than the administration. For example, the students say the $24.5-million building includes such unnecessary features as lavish conference rooms, boutiques and other amenities they say students don't need.
NEWS
October 5, 1989
After more than 20 years of struggle, students at Cerritos College will get a student center under an innovative plan recently approved by the Board of Trustees. Under the plan, three administrative offices will be renovated and converted to a student center for the 20,000-student campus. A new administration building will then be constructed to house the displaced administrative offices. Construction will take about 18 months.
REAL ESTATE
July 14, 1985
Plans have been completed for a $9-million, two-story, 74,000-square-foot student center at the University of San Diego, to house administrative offices, lounges, meeting rooms, a 500-seat theater/multipurpose room, a 400-seat student dining room, a 124-seat faculty dining room and facilities for publication of the university's newspaper, yearbook and law school newspaper. The architect is Mosher/Drew/Watson/Ferguson of San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI
More than 100 golfers helped raised $55,000 recently for the renovation of Orange Coast College's Student Center. The golf tourney, which was held May 17 at the Cypress Golf Club, was sponsored by Presto Foodservice Products, which is headquartered in the City of Industry. Proceeds will be used to help pay for renovation of the center's instructional kitchens.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - Police arrested a former employee of a Jewish student center Monday after the man threatened to blow up the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at the University of Washington, authorities said. Police shut down streets surrounding the University District center after Hillel employees called to report that the man "threatened to mix toxic chemicals to cause an explosion in the building," according to the Seattle Police Department website. Rabbi Oren Hayon, the Hillel center's executive director, told the Los Angeles Times that "we're not concerned about any anti-Semitic overtones to the threat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Former President Bill Clinton, stumping for Wendy Greuel in Los Angeles on Saturday, castigated the voter turnout in the mayoral primary as "ridiculous. " "We can't tolerate … the kind of low turnout you all have in these mayors' races," Clinton said of the 20.8% of registered voters who cast ballots in the March primary. "It's ridiculous. There are too many people in Los Angeles, of all ages, that have a big stake in the future. " The former president, who endorsed Greuel in March, lauded her resume as he spoke to scores of her supporters at Langer's Deli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Andrew Blankstein and Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
The Halloween party was going strong at the heart of the USC campus. Inside the student center, about 400 people danced to a DJ under rave lighting while more than 100 milled around outside trying to get into the event, which boasted tight security. "Strict off-duty officers plus campus [police] = no worries," one online ad for the party said. But about 11:45 p.m., gunshots were fired in the crowd outside, not far from the university's Tommy Trojan statue. Students screamed and ran for safety.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2012 | By Shashank Bengali
NEW YORK -- A student activities center at New York University turned into a haven for storm  refugees Wednesday, as dozens of students huddled on stairs and sofas to charge their phones and computers and reconnect with their families. NYU has canceled classes until Monday and ordered students to evacuate about half a dozen high-rise dorms in Greenwich Village because of the blackout in Lower Manhattan. The university said it would relocate 6,000 students from dorms where power and water were out, and fire safety and other emergency systems were no longer working.
SPORTS
October 9, 2012 | T.J. Simers
It's a difficult admission, one that would trouble my poor mother if she were still alive. But on occasion, I can be critical here. I remember my mom once telling me, "If you can't find anything nice to write about someone, then go do a boxing, tennis or horse-racing column so no one will read it. " Obviously, that brings me to the mother of all challenges: Monday's assignment to write about UCLA after the Bruins were clobbered, 43-17, by...
SPORTS
August 29, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Found: Evidence that a current NBA player is not talking about packing away his talent and taking it overseas if the league-imposed lockout should continue. Jrue Holiday, pioneer. Kidding aside — yes, there have been others willing to wait it out and not add to their frequent flier accounts — Holiday said Monday at UCLA that he has no interest in going elsewhere. "I don't want to go overseas," he said. "I'm not going anywhere. That's pretty much it. I'm more of a homebody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire early Monday caused by an electrical malfunction caused heavy damage to the United States International University's student center, authorities reported. No one was hurt in the blaze, which broke out about 4:15 a.m. on the Scripps Ranch campus and caused $200,000 damage to the building itself and another $200,000 to items inside, fire officials said. "It survived," said Helen-Maria Erawan, a school spokeswoman.
NEWS
December 11, 1986 | BOB WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
California State University, Dominguez Hills, has accelerated fund-raising efforts for a new student center in hopes of starting the $8.9-million project on the Carson campus in the fall of 1988. Officials said about 80% of the center's cost has been raised or pledged so far, largely from student fees, earlier fund-raisers and private donations, leaving a gap of about $1.5 million that the university plans to fill through a new fund-raising campaign begun last week.
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July 29, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The state auditor Thursday called on the University of California to be more transparent about how it distributes money among its campuses and asked why four campuses with high proportions of black, Latino and Native American students receive lower per-capita funding than some other UC schools. The auditor's report also criticized UCLA for "wrongfully" using $5 million from a student activities fund to construct a student center and for plans, since abandoned, to tap the fund further to renovate the Pauley Pavilion basketball arena.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2011 | By Paul Meyer, Los Angeles Times
Konrad Sliwowski stood in the shadow of the University of Texas clock tower surrounded by the lunchtime clamor: the student election volunteers in handmade "Vote Big John" T-shirts, the Lego Club, and activists against human trafficking stationed near fliers advertising a screening of "Airplane!" "I don't like guns in any kind of situation," the 22-year-old senior said recently while passing out fliers for a lecture on Rwanda. "School is already an emotional battleground. To add on a physicality to it, you could really stir things up. " Sliwowski and his classmates ?
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