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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1987
Regarding your editorial: My mother, Consuelo Montoya of El Sereno, regularly finds it necessary to explain to her worried senior citizen friends that their Social Security and Medicare payments are not in jeopardy, despite the official-looking claims to the contrary that regularly arrive in their mailboxes from James Roosevelt's group. VELMA MONTOYA THOMPSON Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000
Regarding "Profile of the Golden State Delegation" (graphic, Aug. 16), how about equal time for the demographics of the California delegation to the Republican National Convention? Of the 162 Republican delegates from California, 7% were African American, 14% were Asian American, 17% were Latino, at least 4% were openly gay and 52% were women. All were selected without quotas, based solely on their support for George W. Bush for president. VELMA MONTOYA Delegate, 2000 Republican National Convention, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994
Gov. Pete Wilson has appointed Velma Montoya and Tom Sayles of Los Angeles and David S. Lee of Los Altos Hills to the University of California Board of Regents. Montoya, 56, is a former associate professor of finance at Cal Poly Pomona and adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Business. She is currently a member of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Sayles, 43, is vice president of public affairs for Southern California Gas Co.
OPINION
April 28, 2013
Re "Going for a spin of Cal State," April 24 Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White should augment his visits to all 23 campuses with a review and revision of their unconstitutional discrimination and harassment policies that violate the rights of students and faculty members. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, 14 Cal State campuses have harassment policies that ban substantial amounts of speech that do not constitute true harassment and are in fact protected by the 1st Amendment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1987
Ten county residents, a veterans' organization, two elementary schools and a professor at Chapman College were honored by the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge. Receiving awards for economic education were James Doti of Anaheim, a Chapman College dean, and G. Maxine Preston of Anaheim Hills, assistant director of the Chapman Enterprise Institute. James Silva of Huntington Beach received an award as outstanding educator in economics and civics.
NEWS
August 12, 1994 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Six months after a Senate rejection of his choice for the University of California Board of Regents, Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday nominated three new candidates--all of them ethnic minorities, including two from Los Angeles--to the powerful panel. The governor's choices are David S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2000
It was with mixed sadness and irony that I read (April 20) that UCLA was naming its new medical center in honor of Ronald Reagan, in exchange for a $150-million donation. Reagan was not only anti-University of California, he was also anti-intellectual. In my UCLA classes I regularly remind my students of his well-known public advocacy of biblical creationism in preference to scientific evolutionary theory. What won't university administrators do for money? What's next? A Rush Limbaugh Institute of Political Science?
NEWS
June 24, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
University of California Board of Regents Chairman Tirso del Junco pleaded with state senators Monday to confirm him for another term in spite of his Republican activism and his vote to scrap university affirmative action programs. At an emotional hearing of the Democratic-controlled Senate Rules Committee, Del Junco, a former chairman of the California GOP who was appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson, called on Democrats to sweep aside political issues and approve him on his merits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2001 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A long-simmering dispute between the University of California and the California State University is at an end: The two systems have agreed to offer joint education doctorates, beginning in August. The issue of the education doctorate--and Cal State's desire to offer the degree on its own--had threatened to develop into a nasty legislative struggle between the two public university systems.
NEWS
July 16, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis on Thursday formally asked California's state colleges and universities to make community service a graduation requirement, noting that it seems a modest request for students who benefit from a taxpayer-subsidized education to give something back to the community.
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