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July 11, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
First, some housekeeping duties were in order for the youthful Clippers before they mobilized for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, and their first game Monday against the Lakers. There was the matter of gathering for their first practice Friday, at the team's facility in Playa Vista, a chance for a full session under the direction of Coach Mike Dunleavy and summer league head coach Kim Hughes. Not that prized No. 1 overall draft pick Blake Griffin needed to get acquainted.
February 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It happened so fast that Paramount's Joe Brown must have jet lag. Last week, Paramount Coach Matt Howard emailed more than 50 colleges letting them to know that the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown had improved his SAT score and was now NCAA eligible. He included links to Hudl, grades and a transcript. On Wednesday, UTEP made an offer. In the afternoon, right before he was heading home, Howard got a call from Miami. The school wanted Brown to come to Miami on a flight the next morning.
June 20, 2011 | By Carla Rivera
It is a summer of discontent on many California college campuses. Some, including West Los Angeles College and the three campuses in the San Diego Community College District, have canceled the regular summer session because of budget cutbacks, only offering some non-credit classes and a few specialized courses. Others have severely curtailed course offerings, frustrating students like William Diaz, who found that the few chemistry classes being offered in the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District were all full by the time he was scheduled to register.
August 8, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe
California students scored slightly lower in math and English on standardized tests this year, the first dip since 2004, in what education officials Thursday blamed in part on brutal budget cuts over the last several years. But Los Angeles Unified School District students posted small gains in math, the best performance among the state's 10 largest school districts, and had a smaller dip in English than their peers statewide. Overall, 48% of students were at grade level in English and 45% in math.
May 29, 2009 | Seema Mehta and Jason Song
The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Thursday it is canceling the bulk of its summer school programs, the latest in a statewide wave of cutbacks expected to leave hundreds of thousands of students struggling for classes. The reductions, which will force many parents to scramble for child care, are the most tangible effect of the multibillion-dollar state financial cuts to education. Community colleges also have announced summer program cancellations.
January 14, 2000 | CHRIS G. DENINA
The Oak Park Unified School District plans to extend its elementary summer school program from four to six weeks, district officials said. The program will be lengthened, officials said, to give students at risk of being held back a grade more time to catch up. Summer school, scheduled from June 19 to July 28 for middle and high school students, already is six weeks on those campuses.
May 30, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Summer school registration is underway for Saddleback Valley Unified School District. The elementary summer school program will run from June 30 to July 25 and will be offered at Valencia, Montevideo, Gates and Trabuco Mesa elementary schools. Lomarena will also be used as a site for English Language Development classes. Beginning June 23, the intermediate summer program will run through Aug. 1 and will be available at all four Saddleback Valley intermediate campuses.
May 15, 2009 | Tony Barboza
So much for dreading summer school. At Santa Ana College, the students are buying it back, one class at a time. Budget cuts at the community college have been severe, eliminating an extra session in January and forcing more than 100 summer courses to be cut, leaving some students panicked that they won't have the classes needed to be able to transfer to a four-year school this fall or next spring.
June 25, 2004 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
The NCAA has not received his reinstatement application, but USC wide receiver Mike Williams will take another step toward regaining his amateur eligibility when he begins summer school next week. USC officials said Williams was enrolled in two classes. "This is part of the process that I have to take care of," Williams said in a radio interview Thursday with KMPC. He has been working out in Florida in the hope of playing football in the fall.
June 19, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Thousands of students descended on East Los Angeles College on Monday for the first day of summer session, but many of them walked away disappointed. Classroom spots were a hot commodity, and many students didn't get one. State funding cuts have forced many of California's public colleges to severely reduce or cancel summer programs. Nowhere is the pressure felt more than in the state's 112 community colleges, where overall enrollment and course offerings have plummeted to their lowest level in 15 years.
August 4, 2013 | By Jason Song
Lindsay Garcia was teaching a roomful of Gage Middle School students about the science behind a runner's high last week when someone raised her hand from the back of the class. "How do you know personally that [exercise] relaxes you?" asked Joele Hodgson, 36, a veteran instructor who co-teaches the class. Garcia, 23, barely skipped a beat, saying that she goes jogging every day, and it helps her clear her mind and work off stress; then she moved on to the next slide in her presentation.
July 9, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
It is has become almost a summer ritual keeping track of the many players switching schools in a variety of sports . Last school year, there were 14,918 sports-related transfers statewide. If this summer is any indication, there should be even more in 2013-14. As usual, basketball leads the way in impact transfers. Just last week, Kendall Small, a junior point guard at Huntington Beach Ocean View who averaged 20.8 points as a sophomore and has scholarship offers to several Pac-12 schools, transferred to Lakewood Mayfair.
July 5, 2013 | Dalina Castellanos
Mylene Guzman walked her three daughters through the gate at Hollingworth Elementary School in West Covina straight to the cafeteria. The girls weren't late to summer school classes, nor were they participating in any of the Rowland Unified School District's theater or art programs. The trio were there for lunch -- pizza and cherry-flavored applesauce. Rowland Unified is participating in the federal Summer Food Service Program, which allows Guzman, who lives within the district's boundaries, to feed her daughters for free.
May 28, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Probably the most important school debate in decades is unfolding in Sacramento, and for once it has nothing to do with fill-in-the-bubble tests or the phonics versus whole language reading battle. It's about the money: How much cash goes to which public schools and for what reasons? Gov. Jerry Brown is cutting through years of legislative torpor with his proposal to simplify the unwieldy and often unfair formula that determines how schools get funded and to provide extra funds to those students who need it most.
April 11, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Budget cuts have plagued summer programs at area school districts for years, but the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Thursday that it will offer limited classes for credit recovery this year. Summer school will be limited to 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students who have failed a course required for graduation. Ninth-grade students, who have failed an entire year of Algebra 1, may also enroll. Summer school will be provided at 16 high schools throughout the district from July 8, 2013, to Aug. 2, 2013, for students now enrolled in L.A. Unified schools, said Javier Sandoval, an intervention administrator for Beyond the Bell.
January 2, 2013 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown will push this year to upend the way schools are funded in California, hoping to shift more money to poorer districts and end requirements that billions of dollars be spent on particular programs. Brown said he wants more of the state's dollars to benefit low-income and non-English-speaking students, who typically are more expensive to educate. "The reality is, in some places students don't enjoy the same opportunities that people have in other places," the governor said in an interview.
May 24, 1991
Summer school classes will be offered by the Tustin Unified School District at A.G. Currie Middle School beginning June 26. The classes, which run through Aug. 7, had been conducted at Foothill and Tustin high schools in previous years, but both facilities are scheduled for air-conditioning installation this summer. For more information, call the district student services office at (714) 730-7325.
February 11, 1997 | REGINA HONG
The Oxnard Union High School District's 13,398 students will have to stay in their classrooms seven more days than usual this year, but district officials are trying to give their summer school students time to bask in the sun. In an attempt to boost academic performance, the district extended school instruction from 180 to 187 days this year with $1.75 million in state funds.
November 10, 2012 | By Tito Morales
"The moment. " In matters of love, it's that spontaneous, euphoric instant when two lives intersect. Some refer to it as a spark. Others reference the alignment of the planets. But for me, the split second that launches all the other seconds, days, months and years in a relationship will always be, simply, the moment. It was the summer of 1981, and we were both outlanders, of sorts, in Southern California. I had moved here from a small town in Northern California to study and pursue a career in film; I'd just graduated from UCLA.
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