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November 26, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high-profile school administrator hired to run an innovative dropout-prevention program has lost his job in a dispute over funding and management of the project. The school board has removed Van Christopher as director of alternative education for the Compton Unified School District. Christopher--who supervises a $1-million-a-year program for returned dropouts, problem students and teen-age parents--has been demoted to assistant principal at Roosevelt Middle School.
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November 26, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The high-profile school administrator hired to run an innovative dropout-prevention program has lost his job in a dispute over funding and management of the project. The school board has removed Van Christopher as director of alternative education for the Compton Unified School District. Christopher--who supervises a $1-million-a-year program for returned dropouts, problem students and teen-age parents--has been demoted to assistant principal at Roosevelt Middle School.
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BUSINESS
April 1, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Transamerica Investment Management, a Los Angeles-based unit of Dutch insurer Aegon, said Thursday that four portfolio managers had resigned from the firm's equity team. Jeffrey Van Harte, Christopher Bonavico, Kenneth Broad and Daniel Prislin had managed some of Transamerica's Premier Funds and separate and sub-advised accounts. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Grice said their departures were voluntary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1987
Three accidents in about an hour on the same stretch of Simi Valley road Saturday damaged six cars and injured five people, including three suspected of drunk driving, police said. The accidents, all involving Simi Valley residents, occurred on Erringer Road near Larch Street from 11:47 p.m. Friday to 12:51 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Jon Ainsworth said. In the first, a 17-year-old boy is suspected of being drunk when he drove his compact car off the road and into a tree, Ainsworth said.
NEWS
August 4, 1994
Bernie Jones, owner of Equity Brokers Inc. of Long Beach, has been named chairman of St. Mary Medical Center Foundation. Jones has also been president of many Long Beach-area community organizations and is a founding member of the American Cancer Society's Huntington Harbour Cancer League. * Compton school administrator Van M. Christopher has been appointed to the state Child Development Program Advisory Committee by Gov. Pete Wilson.
SPORTS
February 22, 1985
Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, and Fred Stolle will be among the players participating in the Foster's Lager Legends of Tennis benefit tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the Morley Field Tennis Stadium. Matches begin tonight at 6 o'clock and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This evening, Rosewall will face Mal Anderson in singles, followed by Rosewall-Gene Scott vs. Laver-Anderson in doubles. Laver will face Scott in singles Saturday afternoon, followed by Rosewall-Anderson vs. Laver-Scott.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 | Tony Perry
A large U.S. military map of Husaybah, a remote city on the Iraqi border with Syria, was spread across a table in the garage of a home outside the Marine Corps base here. The young men looking at the map know a great deal about Husaybah: They fought some of the bloodiest battles of the U.S.' long war in Iraq there. Remembrance of those days, unscripted and passionate, was at the heart of a reunion this past weekend of 75-plus Marines who served in Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.
MAGAZINE
November 15, 1992 | BOB BAKER, Bob Baker is a Times staff writer. His last piece for this magazine profiled the emerging rock 'n' espanol band Los Reos.
A FEW WEEKS AFTER SCHOOL BEGAN LAST YEAR, ETHEL MCCLINTON TOOK HER 17-grandson to see Van Christopher, the new director of alternative education for the Compton Unified School District. McClinton was worried. The teen-ager, Omar Saunders, wasn't enrolled. He was getting into fights. He insisted that no school was safe for him. He seemed on the verge of dropping out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1991 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Barbara Fults of Newport Beach, Becki Perez of Buena Park and Steve Fainbarg of Costa Mesa will be honored Thursday for five years of service with the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County. Each has worked as parent aides in homes were child abuse has been reported. They are dispatched to the homes by a county agency to help break the cycle of abuse. The visits usually last for a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police will seek criminal charges today against two alleged gang members, including an 18-year-old college-preparatory school student from Beverly Hills, as accomplices in the shooting of a rival outside the school in Van Nuys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Dyer had looked toward graduation as a rather carefree event--a nice ceremony, a big party, a chance to exchange kudos with his classmates as newly sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies. Instead, as Dyer's 101-member class graduated Friday from the rigorous, 21-week Sheriff's Academy, the party was put on hold. A time of snapshots and salutations became a time for bulletproof vests and riot gear. This class was marching straight into the mean streets of L.A. "I admit it, I'm nervous--a little scared," conceded Dyer, 23, a resident of Cerritos, as he left the traditional commencement in La Mirada and boarded a bus for South Los Angeles.
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