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November 21, 1995 | KATE FOLMAR
Three new murals and about 50 flowering plants greeted students at the Erwin Street Elementary School on Monday--the result of a volunteer-driven weekend cleanup of the school's exterior. From raking to sweeping, planting to painting, about 60 volunteers from the community, Universal Studios and the school spruced up the campus to boost morale among the 1,000 students accustomed to seeing graffiti and patchy grass at school.
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November 17, 1995 | KATE FOLMAR
Painting murals, planting flowers, and clearing litter aren't exactly glamorous tasks, but Erwin Street Elementary School parents, students, faculty and community members will shun glitz Saturday as they tidy the school's exterior. Principal Marla Mondheim has dubbed the beautification event the "roll up your sleeves and pitch in to help" day. The school is often marred by graffiti and is surrounded by dying, patchy grass, which will be reseeded.
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November 10, 1995
Van Nuys Middle School student Ruchika Puri, 14, never knew that 10 veterans were in her midst. Frankly, neither did student body President Hannah Jung, 15. Standing in the dewy grass of the school's physical education field Thursday, Ruchika and Hannah saw their teachers and administrators in a new light--as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans that they are.
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November 10, 1995 | KATE FOLMAR
Van Nuys Middle School student Ruchika Puri, 14, never knew that 10 veterans were in her midst. Frankly, neither did Student Body President Hannah Jung, 15. Standing in the dew-drenched grass of the school's physical education field Thursday, Ruchika and Hannah saw their teachers and administrators in a new light--as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans that they are.
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July 29, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The Child Care Resource Center has announced the opening of two new Head Start preschool programs in Van Nuys. The schools, at 5944 Woodman Ave. and 7224 Woodley Ave., serve low-income families with children ages 3 and 4. The free, federally funded program also offers medical, dental, mental health, nutrition and other social services. Residents of Van Nuys, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks and Encino are eligible. Morning or afternoon classes are available. For information, call 755-1000.
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June 27, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
The prognosis is good for Van Nuys High School's popular medical magnet program that was threatened last month by cutbacks. School officials Monday toured a 10,000-square-feet facility on Sherman Way, one of two sites Northridge Hospital Medical Center has offered for use by the school. The medical center also has pledged a building on its Roscoe Boulevard property in Northridge. "We've always been committed to education," said Dr.
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June 16, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
Tables at the Hungry Wolf Cafe were no larger than a child's desk. Reservations had to be booked a week in advance. The menu was limited to sandwiches, and the help occasionally mixed up the orders. For all that, patrons unanimously praised the Van Nuys eatery Thursday. "It's great," said customer Anthony Aceves, despite being denied the bean burrito he first requested. "I might just go for seconds." "I'm completely amazed," agreed patron Sandra Juarez. "We're going to leave a good tip."
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June 9, 1995 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District administrators have chastised the principal of Van Nuys High School for trying to kill the school's popular medical magnet program and sharply curtail two others, efforts that triggered an angry outcry from parents and students. Principal Robert G.
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May 3, 1995 | MICHAEL ARKUSH
The two disasters had nothing in common--and everything in common. One was natural, the other man-made. One hit a whole county, the other one block. Yet, they both struck indiscriminately, and with an unforgiving fury that altered their nearby landscapes--both physical and emotional--forever. So when the bomb exploded in Oklahoma City two weeks ago, the fallout reached a school in Van Nuys. It immediately reminded students of last year's Northridge earthquake.
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May 3, 1995 | TIM MAY
As an aspiring lawyer and a student in the Youth and the Law class at Fulton Middle School in Van Nuys, Danish (Danny) Aftab, 15, watches a lot of televised court cases. But he never really thought about where the jury goes after closing arguments. "You know, the commercials come on, and all of a sudden, the jury's back with a verdict," Danny said.
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