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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The application period for the Pierce College summer session begins today, marked by a 50% increase in course offerings, as well as more flexibility in scheduling. In a continuing quest to increase enrollment at the Woodland Hills campus, Pierce administrators have instituted scattered starting dates for summer classes, scheduling them into three sessions, each starting in June.
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SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA is still awaiting word on the eligibility status of two basketball transfers, forward Wanaah Bail and guard Isaac Hamilton. Bail signed with Texas Tech and was to play for the Red Raiders a year ago but did not return to the school after summer session in 2012. Hamilton signed with Texas El Paso as a senior at Bellflower St. John Bosco last year. He tried to gain his release this summer and enrolled at UCLA. Both players are appealing to the NCAA to be eligible for the 2013-14 season.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1996 | GALI KRONENBERG
Care to spend the summer in the company of Sigmund Freud instead of Steven Spielberg, Walt Whitman instead of Judith Krantz? If so, registration has begun for the summer session at Cal State Northridge's Ventura campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Students who took online classes in a summer program at San Jose State University performed better than those who took the same online classes in the spring, a result that is likely to provide a boost to a highly touted but problem-plagued collaboration between the campus and an online provider. In new results released Wednesday, 83% of summer students in elementary statistics earned a C or better compared with 50.5% of those in the spring; and 72.6% of summer college algebra students made the grade compared with 25.4% of those in the spring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | LISA ADDISON
Enrollment for the summer session at Irvine Valley College is up 19% from last year, according to initial figures from college officials. The college enrolled 5,682 students for the summer session as of Monday, compared to 4,719 students last June 1. Officials attribute the enrollment increase to more class offerings. This summer, Irvine Valley College is offering 391 class sections, up from 289 last summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2009 | Howard Blume
A San Bernardino County school district has canceled the remainder of a special summer session that it scheduled to make up for regular school days that were too short. Chino Valley Unified hoped the extra 34-day session would satisfy state officials, who could impose a penalty of $5 million, based on the number of missed days and affected students at two elementary schools. On Thursday, the state Board of Education, by a 9-0 vote, rejected the extra session as inadequate. -- Howard Blume
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's three community colleges will hold two summer sessions this year in an attempt to boost dwindling enrollment. Generally, the Ventura County Community College District holds one six-week summer session, running from the middle of June into early August. But with enrollment dropping by more than 8% this school year compared to last, district officials said they wanted to double the summer sessions to offer students as many opportunities as possible to register.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2002 | REBECCA TROUNSON and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Enrollments in college summer sessions are up markedly at many California campuses this year, the apparent result of a weak seasonal job market, lower fees and a greater array of classes on campus. Higher enrollments from UC Berkeley to San Diego State are part of a growing national trend toward greater summer session attendance, several college officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
The number of courses for the summer session offered at Mission College will be reduced by one-third as a result of budget cuts, officials said. After offering 66 classes last summer, Mission will have about 44 in the upcoming six-week summer session, said Bill Norlund, president of the community college. "Funding is the main reason we're cutting back, and we're trying to keep within our budget," Norlund said. "But we're going to be offering the classes that were the most popular last summer."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
Los Angeles Pierce College summer school will start two weeks ahead of schedule to accommodate repairs to the school library caused by the Northridge earthquake. Summer session will start on June 13, instead of June 27, and end on July 22. The construction, which is scheduled to take four weeks, will begin as soon as summer session is over, and be completed by the beginning of the fall semester.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2013 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
For the first time in three summers, Los Angeles Harbor College bustled last week with the activity of students on the go. Community college students hoping to speed transfer to four-year schools; UC and Cal State students looking to fulfill lower-division science and math requirements on the cheap; recent high school graduates seeking to jump-start their college education. An algebra class was packed, and Harbor student Angie Velasquez said she was lucky to get in. Taking the summer class may shave an entire semester from the time it takes for the biology major to transfer to UC or Cal State.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
The last time local government took a close interest in electronic dance music around downtown L.A., the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission banned raves at the facility after a teenage girl's drug death at Electric Daisy Carnival in 2010. The ban was eventually lifted, yet the incident was a dark cloud over dance music's future on public property in the heart of L.A. But that tune will soon change. Starting Sunday, a new monthly series produced by the owners of the Fashion District's Pattern Bar will bring sophisticated underground dance artists to Grand Park, one of the city's most significant and idyllic new public spaces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Buoyed by an infusion of new state funds, many California community colleges will offer more classes this summer after years of cutbacks, according to a new survey released Thursday. In the informal survey of the state's 112 community colleges, 67% of respondents said they would expand course offerings, 23% said they would offer about the same number of classes as last year and 10% said they planned to decrease offerings. The survey was conducted by the office of statewide Chancellor Brice W. Harris.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2009 | Howard Blume
A San Bernardino County school district has canceled the remainder of a special summer session that it scheduled to make up for regular school days that were too short. Chino Valley Unified hoped the extra 34-day session would satisfy state officials, who could impose a penalty of $5 million, based on the number of missed days and affected students at two elementary schools. On Thursday, the state Board of Education, by a 9-0 vote, rejected the extra session as inadequate. -- Howard Blume
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2006 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
A trustee committee for the Cal State system declined Wednesday to suspend an overseas study program on conflict resolution held on the divided island of Cyprus. Representatives of the Cyprus government had pushed for the suspension because the course, sponsored by San Diego State University, is offered on the Turkish-run portion of the island.
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September 7, 2003 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
During the 1990s, TV viewers knew an election was approaching when ads urged them to call Candidate X and tell him Y. In 1996, for example, Montana viewers were told to "call Bill Yellowtail and tell him to support family values." This was the tag line for an ad that said Yellowtail, an environmentalist and a Democratic candidate for Congress, had taken "a swing at his wife," failed to pay child support and had been convicted of a felony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr.
Pierce College will begin accepting applications for both the summer and fall sessions beginning Tuesday. "For the best choice of classes, it is important to apply early, because registration appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis," said Shelley Gerstl, associate dean of admissions and records. Applications for the six-week summer session and the fall semester can be picked up at the school's admissions office between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Due to budget cuts, the number of courses offered in the summer session at Valley-area community colleges will be reduced by as much as one-third or more, officials said. Pierce College in Woodland Hills will offer 99 classes over two six-week sessions this summer, compared with 151 courses given last summer over three sessions, a reduction of 34.4%, according to the school's academic affairs office. Mission College, which has scheduled one summer session from June 22 through Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2003 | Dana Parsons
You see them everywhere. Kids on their way to school. The poor things. Lugging backpacks full of homework and wearing worried looks not because of a rapidly approaching storm but because of a rapidly approaching quiz, these youngsters are growing up far too fast. Remember June, July and August? The ancients referred to them as "the summer months." If you were a kid, they had a specific purpose: You were supposed to spend them goofing around.
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