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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999
The current flap over public prayer at high school football games in Texas is merely a new twist on the politicization of religion seen this year in demands to post the Ten Commandments in schools, most recently in Riverside County's Val Verde Unified School District. In the Texas dispute, the student-led public football prayers at a school near Galveston go beyond accommodating the religious rights of students.
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January 23, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
Authorities are investigating sexual abuse allegations against a former Alhambra vice principal made by a former student who secretly recorded what she presented as a telephone confrontation with the educator and posted the video on YouTube. The case has generated wide attention because the video went viral, racking up more than 1 million views since last Friday. Andrea Cardosa, 40, resigned from her post at Alhambra High School last Friday, a few hours after the video went live and someone forwarded it to school administrators.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1995
I am writing with regard to "The Long, Tortured Tale of Hughes' Project 776" (Dec. 10) on Hughes Aircraft Co.'s dealings in Egypt. My letter will not attempt to address all of the many allegations in the article, but rather to make three points. First, the article implies that former Hughes Chairman Albert Wheelon was "ousted" because he "pressed the issue" of Egypt before the GM board. As I informed your reporter during his preparation of this story, Mr. Wheelon's departure from Hughes involved matters having nothing to do with affairs in Egypt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Several members of the state panel that oversees funding for new schools said Wednesday that they wanted a full review to determine if Riverside County's Val Verde Unified School District misspent state funds. One member also expressed concern that the district's growing debt may put it in financial peril. "I think we have a train wreck coming financially," said State Allocation Board member Sen. Bob Margett (R-Arcadia).
BUSINESS
December 24, 1995
As the author of "Every Family's Guide to Computers," I've had the opportunity to review over 300 software-based educational products, and I must take great exception to the attempt by Michael A. Hiltzik ("Lesson No. 1 on Educational Software: It Does Not Work," Dec. 13) to disparage all learning software out of hand. For starters, no one I've met is techno-crazed enough to conclude that children's educational software should replace books. The written word is still No. 1, and the goal of every parent ought to be to raise children who are comfortable spending an afternoon reading a favorite novel or perusing a genuine hard-bound reference book or encyclopedia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
The financially strapped Val Verde Unified School District in Riverside County may be docked more than $53 million in state school construction money after it allegedly failed to disclose some of the special bonds it issued while the state was paying for the district's new schools, according to state officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Members of the panel that parcels out state funds for school construction grilled top officials of a Perris school district Wednesday about its mounting debt and questionable spending decisions, but delayed for a month a decision that could deliver a major financial blow to the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2004 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
This was not the fitting coda Chuck Wackerman had imagined. In the Los Alamitos Unified School District, Wackerman is revered as a jazz education legend, having led his middle and high school band programs to critical acclaim for nearly half a century. But in March, district officials told him that his contract would not be renewed. Wackerman, 73, teaches two jazz classes on a part-time basis, and school officials wanted one director to oversee the instrumental music department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Facing a possible investigation by the state, officials at the Val Verde Unified School District in Riverside County on Tuesday said they were within bounds when they used state bond money to build 5,000-square-foot weight rooms, stainless steel whirlpools in locker rooms and other accouterments even though the district declared it was a hardship case. Supt. C.
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