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OPINION
April 6, 2003
Re "Campus Free-Speech Tests," editorial, April 1: The Times is correct to be offended by professors who "force their opinions down a captive audience's throat," although it has cited no evidence that any Irvine Valley College professor does that. It fails to perceive, however, that Vice President Dennis White's recent memo is not directed specifically at such opining; rather, it is directed generally at classroom discussions of the current war. According to White's memo, an instructor may discuss the war only if he or she first "satisfies" White that the discussion is "directly related to the approved instructional requirements."
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OPINION
December 21, 2002
As a 38-year-old disabled person, I am appalled by "Speeding Wheelchair Users Are Put on Notice" (Dec. 14). For Los Angeles Valley College to put a speed limit on electric wheelchairs is utterly discriminatory. It is telling these students that they are not trusted by school officials to control their only mode of transportation. I use an electric wheelchair and consider myself to be a very safe driver. In fact, in my numerous visits to Staples Center and Dodger Stadium, I have yet to run into or cause bodily harm to anyone.
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December 14, 2002 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Concerned for the safety of pedestrians on campus, Valley College in Los Angeles is cracking down on speeders by setting a new speed limit of 4 mph. But the target isn't errant motorists. It's wheelchair users. "Are you speeding on campus?" asks a flier recently mailed to disabled students. "If so, you could get more than a speeding ticket." In fact, offenders face being cited or even expelled, according to the campus office of disabled services, which imposed the new regulations.
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December 5, 2002 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Despite early assertions that the case was solid, prosecutors this week dropped felony charges against four San Fernando Valley college students accused of drugging and gang-raping a former Simi Valley teen. The decision made Tuesday by the Ventura County district attorney's office means Brian Jafari, Yan Karim, Jeffrey Pineda], all 20, and Dejon Lee, 22, will not stand trial. Each had potentially faced a sentence of 40 years in prison.
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November 24, 2002 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
They could barely see from beneath the bulky helmets, and their jacket sleeves drooped over their wrists, but these teens were too serious to care how they looked. On command, they grabbed heavy hose lines and darted across the main quad of Valley College in Valley Glen to show they had the right stuff to be firefighters.
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October 10, 2002 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message coming out of a Wednesday teach-in discussion at Valley College on the possible use of U.S. military force against Iraq was unmistakably clear: War is not the answer. About 300 students and faculty members gathered on the Valley Glen campus for a wide-ranging discussion on the Bush administration's effort to win foreign and domestic support for its plan to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and to force the removal of suspected weapons of mass destruction.
SPORTS
August 15, 2002 | From staff reports
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday for Gino Merante of Newhall, who died Aug. 8 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Aug. 2. He was 17. The Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 23233 West Lyons Ave., Newhall. Burial will be at Mission Hills Catholic Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills. A rosary will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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August 13, 2002 | SUFIYA ABDUR-RAHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Woodbury University and Los Angeles Valley College, using a five-year, $3-million federal grant, have partnered to increase the number of students earning bachelor's degrees. The collaboration, called Cooperative Collegiate Connections, encourages students from Valley College, a community college in Valley Glen, to transfer to Woodbury, a private, four-year university in Burbank. Both are considered Hispanic Serving Institutions, a U.S.
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July 1, 2002 | RAY HERNDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glenn R. Roquemore, officially becomes president of Irvine Valley College today, following his appointment last week by trustees of the South Orange County Community College District. Roquemore, who had been vice president of instruction at the college for the past two years, was chosen to head the two-year college after a nationwide search, said officials for district, which includes IVC and Saddleback colleges. Raghu P.
NEWS
June 23, 2002
Re "College Proposes Soaring Venture," June 15: If administrators at Irvine Valley College do for the hotel and theater business what they've done for public education, count on poor service and bad reviews. Having nearly destroyed what once was the finest community college in the state, they plan to sell off what's left. Taxpayers have a right to be confused about the latest shenanigans at IVC. What's more alarming, a loose cannon dean who thinks he's Conrad Hilton or a board of trustees that doesn't seem to know a thing about his grandiose scheme?
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