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June 14, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Offering anecdotes from their own lives, seven San Fernando Valley students captured top honors in a citywide essay and art contest on living together in a multicultural metropolis. Sponsored by Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission and the Los Angeles Unified School District, the competition drew more than 500 entries from 44 elementary, middle and high school campuses. This year's theme was "Los Angeles: How to Make This Living Mosaic Work."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Offering anecdotes from their own lives, seven San Fernando Valley students captured top honors in a citywide essay and art contest on living together in a multicultural metropolis. Sponsored by Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission and the Los Angeles Unified School District, the competition drew more than 500 entries from 44 elementary, middle and high school campuses. This year's theme was "Los Angeles: How to Make This Living Mosaic Work."
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May 16, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
When 11-year-old Stephanie Garden watched television news reports about the devastation that occurred in Oklahoma City on April 19, she reacted in disgust. "We're all human beings," she said. "How can someone do that to another person?" Taking note of the American Red Cross relief number flashing over images of rescue teams frantically digging through the rubble, Stephanie turned to her mother and offered to donate the $50 she'd saved up from past birthdays to the relief effort.
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May 16, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
When 11-year-old Stephanie Garden watched television news reports about the devastation that occurred in Oklahoma City on April 19, she reacted in disgust. "We're all human beings," she said. "How can someone do that to another person?" Taking note of the American Red Cross relief number flashing over images of rescue teams frantically digging through the rubble, Stephanie turned to her mother and offered to donate the $50 she'd saved up from past birthdays to the relief effort.
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December 31, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
Two first-year students at San Fernando Valley colleges have been awarded scholarships by TransWorld Bank to help them pursue careers in teaching. Steve Martinez of Van Nuys, who is attending Valley College, and Clarisse Escobar from Thousand Oaks, who goes to Pierce College, will both receive $250 per semester for a maximum of four semesters from TransWorld's 1994 Future Teacher Scholarship program, according to the bank. Both students must maintain at least a 3.
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March 16, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Los Angeles police officers have taught safety in schools for years. But reserve officer Fred Baron couldn't help but wonder why students at San Fernando Valley's five special education schools weren't getting the same education on a more rudimentary level. On Friday, Baron and three police officers changed that by bringing the POSSE Project--which stands for Police Officers Supporting Special Education--to 150 or so students at Joaquin Miller High School in Reseda.
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June 11, 1996 | TIM MAY
Five students from San Fernando Valley elementary schools will compete in the final round of an upcoming science fair to win a trip to the U.S. Parent/Child Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. The students are among 22 finalists in the citywide Celebrate Science Fair competition sponsored annually by LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow).
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November 16, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
In recognition of their extraordinary academic achievement, 40 students from San Fernando Valley high schools have been named National Advanced Placement Scholars. The students were chosen because of their outstanding performance on eight or more college-level Advanced Placement exams, said Janice Gams, spokeswoman for the New York-based College Board, which administers the annual tests.
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May 21, 1994 | CHAU LAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Los Angeles firefighters who were trapped in Box Canyon during last year's wildfires were honored at a luncheon ceremony Friday for their courage. About 400 people attended the 13th annual Law Enforcement Awards at the Airtel Plaza Hotel. The firefighters were from Engine Company 98 in Pacoima, the only group of honorees to receive a standing ovation for exceptional public service.
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September 22, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a cost-cutting move, the Los Angeles city school district has stopped providing bus service for thousands of students who live two miles or less from their magnet school campus--angering parents who only learned of the change when fall classes started. Los Angeles Unified School District board members and officials have received a flood of protest letters and telephone calls in the past three weeks.
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September 27, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police officers with the Los Angeles Unified School District have started identifying students in San Fernando Valley schools who could benefit from Operation School Bell, a nonprofit agency that provides free clothing to children. Officers recently chose one elementary student each from Langdon Avenue in North Hills, Pinewood Avenue in Tujunga, Gridley Street in San Fernando and Sylvan Park in Van Nuys to refer to the Hollywood-based agency.
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September 10, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
An elementary school in Sepulveda that was closed five years ago because of declining enrollment will reopen Tuesday as Los Angeles school officials brace for an anticipated increase in the number of students attending San Fernando Valley schools. "The northeast Valley is extremely overcrowded and over the next few years will become more and more overcrowded," said Roberta Weintraub, Los Angeles Unified School District board member and East Valley representative.
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