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December 22, 1999 | ANN L. KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen-year-old Edward Mitchell has a new goal: He wants to own a horse. How will he afford it? "I'm going to be rich," he said. "First I'm going to be a doctor, then I'm going to own a store that sells toys, like yo-yos and candy." The eighth-grader is one of 12 youths from Watts who are getting five days of free riding lessons at Middle Ranch in Lake View Terrace.
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December 22, 1999 | ANN L. KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen-year-old Edward Mitchell has a new goal: He wants to own a horse. How will he afford it? "I'm going to be rich," he said. "First I'm going to be a doctor, then I'm going to own a store that sells toys, like yo-yos and candy." The eighth-grader is one of 12 youths from Watts who are getting five days of free riding lessons at Middle Ranch in Lake View Terrace.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997
Bhula Spencer stood on the platform of the auditorium at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee and addressed the other 117 students who, like her, received their high school diplomas Friday after graduating from the Maxine Waters Employment Education Center. The students and about 250 guests cheered loudly as Spencer announced that she was planning to go to college. They laughed and cheered when she told of the fun she had at the prom. After all, Spencer is 67.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997
In the wake of the University of California Regents' elimination of affirmative action, officials from UC Santa Barbara will be in Watts today to offer advice and encouragement to students from three area high schools on the best ways to get admitted to the UC system. More than 250 high school seniors from Jordan, Locke and Verbum Dei high schools will be on hand for the event at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1997
Most of the children in the special education program at Markham Middle School in Watts have never seen a tiger or an elephant. Most of them have never been to the circus. Many of them have never even left Watts. But on Thursday, 75 of those students will get a chance to see some of those animals at the Shrine Auditorium courtesy of the Shriners, who will provide the tickets, and TRW, which will provide transportation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997
In the wake of the University of California Regents' elimination of affirmative action, officials from UC Santa Barbara will be in Watts today to offer advice and encouragement to students from three area high schools on the best ways to get admitted to the UC system. More than 250 high school seniors from Jordan, Locke and Verbum Dei high schools will be on hand for the event at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997
The sun was beating down on the students sitting on the hot pavement of the 112th Street Elementary School playground in Watts, but for most of them, the view was just fine. Their wide eyes were fixed on the bags of new toys piled at the edge of the asphalt, waiting to be distributed. More than 700 toys were donated to the school by the Bonsai Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by the makers of the Might Morphin Power Rangers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1996
The City Council on Tuesday approved a plan that will give Watts its first movie theater since 1967. Although it will feature first-run movies, the Watts Cinema Entertainment Center won't be your typical theater: The movies will be shown at the auditorium of Markham Middle School on 104th Street. Tuesday's council action allocated $1.4 million of city Community Redevelopment Agency funds to expand the school auditorium.
NEWS
June 24, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday approved an educational foundation's proposal to create a charter school in Watts that will use public funds to teach public school students on a private campus. The unique Watts Learning Center is scheduled to open this fall with 120 kindergarten students. It will enjoy unusual autonomy under a state law that permits school districts to create schools with their own charters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1997
An animation program for Watts' Grape Street Elementary School was unveiled Monday as the multimedia giant DreamWorks SKG and LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) teamed up to show students how they can make their own low-tech cartoons. DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg was at the school when dozens of LA's BEST students watched in fascination as specialists gave a behind-the-scenes look at the world of animation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1997
An animation program for Watts' Grape Street Elementary School was unveiled Monday as the multimedia giant DreamWorks SKG and LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) teamed up to show students how they can make their own low-tech cartoons. DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg was at the school when dozens of LA's BEST students watched in fascination as specialists gave a behind-the-scenes look at the world of animation.
NEWS
June 24, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday approved an educational foundation's proposal to create a charter school in Watts that will use public funds to teach public school students on a private campus. The unique Watts Learning Center is scheduled to open this fall with 120 kindergarten students. It will enjoy unusual autonomy under a state law that permits school districts to create schools with their own charters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997
Bhula Spencer stood on the platform of the auditorium at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee and addressed the other 117 students who, like her, received their high school diplomas Friday after graduating from the Maxine Waters Employment Education Center. The students and about 250 guests cheered loudly as Spencer announced that she was planning to go to college. They laughed and cheered when she told of the fun she had at the prom. After all, Spencer is 67.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1997 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An honest movie advertisement would read like this: Coming to a theater near you! (Unless you happen to live in Watts. In that case there is no theater near you. And to see this movie you must hop on a bus or get in your car and trek out to Hawthorne or over to University Village or farther.) No ad or trailer would ever say it, but theatergoers who live in Watts know: Near is actually quite far, and it has been for 30 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997
The sun was beating down on the students sitting on the hot pavement of the 112th Street Elementary School playground in Watts, but for most of them, the view was just fine. Their wide eyes were fixed on the bags of new toys piled at the edge of the asphalt, waiting to be distributed. More than 700 toys were donated to the school by the Bonsai Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by the makers of the Might Morphin Power Rangers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1997
Most of the children in the special education program at Markham Middle School in Watts have never seen a tiger or an elephant. Most of them have never been to the circus. Many of them have never even left Watts. But on Thursday, 75 of those students will get a chance to see some of those animals at the Shrine Auditorium courtesy of the Shriners, who will provide the tickets, and TRW, which will provide transportation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1997 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An honest movie advertisement would read like this: Coming to a theater near you! (Unless you happen to live in Watts. In that case there is no theater near you. And to see this movie you must hop on a bus or get in your car and trek out to Hawthorne or over to University Village or farther.) No ad or trailer would ever say it, but theatergoers who live in Watts know: Near is actually quite far, and it has been for 30 years.
NEWS
March 6, 1994
A commitment to community service is the theme behind Drew Economic Development Corp.'s newly established scholarship for students at King/Drew Medical Magnet High School. The nonprofit development corporation is sponsoring three $500 scholarships to 1994 graduates. Recipients will be selected based on community service and academic performance by the school's faculty and reviewed by Beverly T. Davis, the founding chairwoman of the corporation's board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1996
The City Council on Tuesday approved a plan that will give Watts its first movie theater since 1967. Although it will feature first-run movies, the Watts Cinema Entertainment Center won't be your typical theater: The movies will be shown at the auditorium of Markham Middle School on 104th Street. Tuesday's council action allocated $1.4 million of city Community Redevelopment Agency funds to expand the school auditorium.
NEWS
March 6, 1994
A commitment to community service is the theme behind Drew Economic Development Corp.'s newly established scholarship for students at King/Drew Medical Magnet High School. The nonprofit development corporation is sponsoring three $500 scholarships to 1994 graduates. Recipients will be selected based on community service and academic performance by the school's faculty and reviewed by Beverly T. Davis, the founding chairwoman of the corporation's board of directors.
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