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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996
The Belmont Learning Center and its academy theme will provide a much needed new educational facility for Los Angeles. We appreciate your coverage of this important joint venture development between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Temple Beaudry Partners (Aug. 6). One issue mentioned, however, demands an immediate response, because it was reported as a safety concern from a school board member. A 10-acre portion of the Belmont site (which will be used for athletic fields)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles school board member Victoria Castro announced Friday that she will not run for reelection in April because of the financial strain caused by the low-paying position. Castro has been the school board's most outspoken advocate for the half-finished Belmont Learning Complex, which is in her district. The onetime middle school principal who served two terms on the school board said she will continue to fight for Belmont.
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OPINION
March 2, 1997
I have three words for Bill Boyarsky ("District Should Have Stuck to ABCs on Project," The Spin, Feb. 23), who criticizes the endeavor to make the Belmont Learning Center a reality: Shame on you! Patronizing and uninformed, he puts forth what he thinks is best for the community that would benefit from this new school. Boyarsky excuses the need for a great school in this area, comforted by cliched notions of upward mobility for those who come from immigrant slums and the dramatic stuff of the heroic "American story."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The chronically bickering Los Angeles Board of Education elected Eastside member Victoria Castro its new president Wednesday, once again dismissing the incumbent before she could serve the customary second term. Castro, a former school principal and once a leader of Chicano student walkouts, quickly showed that she plans to rule with a firm hand, several times cutting other members off in mid-sentence in an attempt to keep her first meeting moving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are times when the radical past of Chicano student militant Vickie Castro collides with the establishment world of educator and Los Angeles school board member Victoria M. Castro. One such instance was when Castro, then a middle school principal in East L.A., had to suspend three students after 400 walked out of class because they couldn't get their grades during a teachers' work stoppage.
NEWS
April 21, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Two incumbents and a school principal won their races for the Los Angeles Board of Education, while two contests for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees were headed for runoffs, election returns indicated early today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The chronically bickering Los Angeles Board of Education elected Eastside member Victoria Castro its new president Wednesday, once again dismissing the incumbent before she could serve the customary second term. Castro, a former school principal and once a leader of Chicano student walkouts, quickly showed that she plans to rule with a firm hand, several times cutting other members off in mid-sentence in an attempt to keep her first meeting moving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles school board member Victoria Castro announced Friday that she will not run for reelection in April because of the financial strain caused by the low-paying position. Castro has been the school board's most outspoken advocate for the half-finished Belmont Learning Complex, which is in her district. The onetime middle school principal who served two terms on the school board said she will continue to fight for Belmont.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996
Los Angeles school board member Victoria Castro announced Wednesday that she will seek reelection this spring to the seat she first won in 1993. The former middle school principal, who currently is the Los Angeles Unified School District board's vice president, vowed to build more neighborhood schools to lessen the need to bus children. Castro has been a strong advocate for the Belmont Learning Center, where she made her reelection announcement.
NEWS
April 19, 1992
Victoria M. Castro of Alhambra has received the Cal State Los Angeles Alumni Award of Merit, which is presented to individuals who have given distinguished service to the university and have assisted it in achieving its goals. Castro, principal of Belvedere Junior High School in Los Angeles, is a 1973 graduate of Cal State Los Angeles. She is a past president of the Assn.
OPINION
March 2, 1997
I have three words for Bill Boyarsky ("District Should Have Stuck to ABCs on Project," The Spin, Feb. 23), who criticizes the endeavor to make the Belmont Learning Center a reality: Shame on you! Patronizing and uninformed, he puts forth what he thinks is best for the community that would benefit from this new school. Boyarsky excuses the need for a great school in this area, comforted by cliched notions of upward mobility for those who come from immigrant slums and the dramatic stuff of the heroic "American story."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996
Los Angeles school board member Victoria Castro announced Wednesday that she will seek reelection this spring to the seat she first won in 1993. The former middle school principal, who currently is the Los Angeles Unified School District board's vice president, vowed to build more neighborhood schools to lessen the need to bus children. Castro has been a strong advocate for the Belmont Learning Center, where she made her reelection announcement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996
The Belmont Learning Center and its academy theme will provide a much needed new educational facility for Los Angeles. We appreciate your coverage of this important joint venture development between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Temple Beaudry Partners (Aug. 6). One issue mentioned, however, demands an immediate response, because it was reported as a safety concern from a school board member. A 10-acre portion of the Belmont site (which will be used for athletic fields)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are times when the radical past of Chicano student militant Vickie Castro collides with the establishment world of educator and Los Angeles school board member Victoria M. Castro. One such instance was when Castro, then a middle school principal in East L.A., had to suspend three students after 400 walked out of class because they couldn't get their grades during a teachers' work stoppage.
NEWS
April 21, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Two incumbents and a school principal won their races for the Los Angeles Board of Education, while two contests for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees were headed for runoffs, election returns indicated early today.
NEWS
April 4, 1993
There will be a forum Tuesday for candidates seeking the new District 2 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. The candidates are Victoria M. Castro, principal of Belvedere Junior High School in Boyle Heights, Southeast-area schools activist Willene Cooper, and former Board of Education member Larry Gonzalez. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote in the April 20 election, the top two finishers will be in a runoff June 8. Tuesday's forum will begin at 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997
Despite years of independent review and oversight of the LAUSD's Belmont Learning Center proposal, erroneous news reports about the new high school at Temple/Beaudry have recklessly endangered a desperately needed campus. I'd like to set the record straight about the benefits of this school. Belmont will provide desks for 5,300 students on a year-round schedule. While many will come from the existing overcrowded Belmont campus, 1,700 students that would have been bused across town will return to their neighborhood school--reducing costly bus trips.
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