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November 19, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
On the menu at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex cafeteria on a recent Friday was petite beef patties on whole wheat buns, a cup of roasted potato wedges, an apple and a carton of 1% milk. Together, the carefully portioned and paired foods amounted to about 730 calories - safely below a recently implemented 850-calorie cap for high school lunches. But walk out of the cafeteria, through the circle of giggling cheerleaders and the huddle of boys eyeing them, to the long line of students snaking around a corner and you'll find another option: the student store.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
On the menu at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex cafeteria on a recent Friday was petite beef patties on whole wheat buns, a cup of roasted potato wedges, an apple and a carton of 1% milk. Together, the carefully portioned and paired foods amounted to about 730 calories - safely below a recently implemented 850-calorie cap for high school lunches. But walk out of the cafeteria, through the circle of giggling cheerleaders and the huddle of boys eyeing them, to the long line of students snaking around a corner and you'll find another option: the student store.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1986
I am writing in response to your article appearing in the Dec. 21 Book Review, entitled Economics 1A , regarding the price of college textbooks. To begin, as a sophomore in chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara, I average well over $300 a year purchasing textbooks. Last year I spent $33.70 for a worn copy of my required Math 3ABC textook; a good deal, considering the new copies were $45. I treated the book with all the care a student should, although the pages were well wrinkled and marred when I bought the book.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A fistfight between two Narbonne High School girls that drew a crowd of onlookers Thursday ended abruptly when a school police officer shot a burst of pepper spray into the air, forcing 47 students to seek help with respiratory and eye irritation, officials said. Students described a frenetic scene at the Harbor City school as the last of the fire engines and ambulances left the campus. Those stung by the pepper spray rinsed their eyes, some briefly accepted oxygen from paramedics and others said they were feeling nauseated as they made their way to a nurse's office that quickly became overcrowded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
A UC Irvine professor accused of setting a series of fires following his son's suicide wrote in emails that he planned to get a dozen machine guns and shoot at least 200 students at his son's high school and then kill himself. Rainer Reinscheid in April sent two emails to his wife and another to himself, threatening to kill the assistant principal of University High School, shoot hundreds of students and burn the school to the ground in a "firestorm that destroys every single building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1987
Regarding the letter from Jonathan Cohen (Dec. 30), who was complaining about the price of used textbooks at the UC Santa Barbara student store: I am happy to read he is not a business major. The junior college I went to while pursuing a history degree had the same sort of deal where it paid about half of the price to the students selling used texts back to the store and then charged two-thirds the new price for used books. I solved this problem for myself and some fellow students by selling my used texts to them for some figure in between the half-price buyback price and the used-book price.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1995
I applaud President Clinton's putting his foot down on Joe Camel (Aug. 26 and 21). But more needs to be done. The fact that Clinton is doing it shows that the matter has been too greatly neglected by others. Parents could do more by keeping cigarettes locked up instead of leaving cartons around. Better yet, parents should quit smoking and discuss the importance of not smoking with their children. The schools could do more by spending more hours on health issues related to smoking so that kids would build a firmer connection between smoking and its effects, such as subsequent addiction and increased risk of illness, disability and life-threatening disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | HELEN KIM
KEY YOUNG KIM 15, junior, Van Nuys High School; lives in Panorama City I never understood exactly why students from my school are not allowed to wear hats that don't have a Van Nuys High logo. If a student wants to wear a hat, it has to be a team hat or one purchased from the student store for $11. I prefer regular hats to our school hats because the regular ones are more fashionable and comfortable. Hats with logos from Nike, Adidas, etc. are only allowed when there is bad weather.
OPINION
October 1, 2000
As a parent of two teenagers I am concerned but not surprised that "Eating Habits Put Teens at Risk, Study Says" (Sept. 26). The article points fingers at the usual suspects, television and fast food. Yet in all the hand-wringing about this growing problem, there is no mention of a far more insidious junk-food crusade, one that takes place daily in public schools. Schools make big bucks from pushing junk food. On a recent visit to an LAUSD middle school, I learned that the sale of junk food is the major source of the school's discretionary dollars, averaging about $1 per kid per day and supporting everything from the band to classroom equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
A fistfight between two Narbonne High School girls that drew a crowd of onlookers Thursday ended abruptly when a school police officer shot a burst of pepper spray into the air, forcing 47 students to seek help with respiratory and eye irritation, officials said. Students described a frenetic scene at the Harbor City school as the last of the fire engines and ambulances left the campus. Those stung by the pepper spray rinsed their eyes, some briefly accepted oxygen from paramedics and others said they were feeling nauseated as they made their way to a nurse's office that quickly became overcrowded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
A UC Irvine professor accused of setting a series of fires following his son's suicide wrote in emails that he planned to get a dozen machine guns and shoot at least 200 students at his son's high school and then kill himself. Rainer Reinscheid in April sent two emails to his wife and another to himself, threatening to kill the assistant principal of University High School, shoot hundreds of students and burn the school to the ground in a "firestorm that destroys every single building.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2010 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Tiger's Den, the student-run snack bar at South Pasadena High School, has watched its profit plummet by more than half this year after a law banned junk food sales in California public schools and forced it to yank its best-seller, AriZona ice teas. The shop is open 30 minutes a day during the school lunch break, and it has made about $6,000 in profit this year. That's compared with $14,000 at this point last year. The student managers blame the law's July 1, 2009, deadline, by which time high schools had to exorcise sodas, including diet varieties, and other sugary drinks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A fire was discovered shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday in the student store at Chatsworth High School. No one was injured, according to Principal Dan Wyatt, but the building sustained about $20,000 in damage and lost about $15,000 in equipment, including change machines. It was the second fire at the school, located at 10027 Lurline Ave., in less than two weeks. On Nov. 5, an early morning fire in the gym destroyed $40,000 in athletic equipment.
OPINION
October 1, 2000
As a parent of two teenagers I am concerned but not surprised that "Eating Habits Put Teens at Risk, Study Says" (Sept. 26). The article points fingers at the usual suspects, television and fast food. Yet in all the hand-wringing about this growing problem, there is no mention of a far more insidious junk-food crusade, one that takes place daily in public schools. Schools make big bucks from pushing junk food. On a recent visit to an LAUSD middle school, I learned that the sale of junk food is the major source of the school's discretionary dollars, averaging about $1 per kid per day and supporting everything from the band to classroom equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | HELEN KIM
KEY YOUNG KIM 15, junior, Van Nuys High School; lives in Panorama City I never understood exactly why students from my school are not allowed to wear hats that don't have a Van Nuys High logo. If a student wants to wear a hat, it has to be a team hat or one purchased from the student store for $11. I prefer regular hats to our school hats because the regular ones are more fashionable and comfortable. Hats with logos from Nike, Adidas, etc. are only allowed when there is bad weather.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It used to be a place where students could buy an econ textbook or maybe a new sweatshirt before the big game. Now, Clinique makeup or Calvin Klein jeans are the popular items for university shoppers. UCLA's newly remodeled and long-awaited student store--which boasts the country's highest sales for a university store--was officially open for business Monday, heralding a decidedly upscale era for university retail and a new way to keep student money on campus.
NEWS
March 8, 1990
Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA) has banned the sale of cigarettes and tobacco-related products at the ASUCLA Students' Store, effective this week. The nonprofit organization, which operates four student union buildings, four store locations and 12 restaurants on the UCLA campus, has also prohibited smoking in all its indoor facilities after March 24, the last day of spring quarter final exams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A fire was discovered shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday in the student store at Chatsworth High School. No one was injured, according to Principal Dan Wyatt, but the building sustained about $20,000 in damage and lost about $15,000 in equipment, including change machines. It was the second fire at the school, located at 10027 Lurline Ave., in less than two weeks. On Nov. 5, an early morning fire in the gym destroyed $40,000 in athletic equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1995
I applaud President Clinton's putting his foot down on Joe Camel (Aug. 26 and 21). But more needs to be done. The fact that Clinton is doing it shows that the matter has been too greatly neglected by others. Parents could do more by keeping cigarettes locked up instead of leaving cartons around. Better yet, parents should quit smoking and discuss the importance of not smoking with their children. The schools could do more by spending more hours on health issues related to smoking so that kids would build a firmer connection between smoking and its effects, such as subsequent addiction and increased risk of illness, disability and life-threatening disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Business was brisk at the student store Friday as youngsters lined up to buy hot chocolate and doughnuts. Home economics students were readying their daily cookie sale and, before the day was over, students expected to net at least $50. Outside the fifth-grade earth-science classroom, a student was selling necklaces fashioned out of stones. She grabbed the day's receipts from a box and happily flashed $56.
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