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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 10, 2012
Tennis plays a big role in the life of Ron Zambrano, the Fremont Tennis Center professional and coach at St. Francis and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Zambrano has looked to pass his passion for tennis over the past four summers down to a group of about 60 kids, age 6-16, by teaching them the fundamentals of the sport in a six-week camp, which is priced at a bargain of $10. "We volunteer to introduce the kids to tennis, which is great," said Zambrano, who saw the fourth annual camp end Thursday.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 20, 2012
Glendale Community College is outstripping statewide averages, as well as many of its regional peers, in key assessment categories, including student progress, achievement rates and vocational course completions, according to a statewide report. Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges, commonly known as ARCC, was first implemented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in 2007 and serves as a database by which officials can gauge performance. It consists of eight assessment categories, and ranks colleges within specific state-defined peer groups and geographic regions, as well as statewide.
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April 8, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Beefing up the basic skills of the local work force by improving literacy levels in Glendale, Burbank and La Canada Flintridge is a goal set out by the Verdugo Work Force Investment Board. To reach this goal, the board will circulate surveys to local groups with literacy programs to investigate the depth of the problem. "We feel there is a huge demand in the community for these kind of services," said Don Nakamoto, labor market specialist for Glendale and the board.
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By Zain Shauk | December 16, 2008
GLENDALE ? News that Republican legislators had proposed $22 billion in reductions to help close the state?s growing revenue shortfall, including a $1-billion cut to community colleges, was still too fresh to get much more than a passing mention at Monday?s meeting of the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees. President/Supt. Audre Levy had received the news only minutes before the start of a meeting where the main focus was on the college?s high performance marks on a statewide assessment of student progress in community colleges.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | June 23, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Glendale Community College officials plan to forge new partnerships and focus on more basic skills like English literacy through the next decade as they try to address a changing workforce. In a preliminary draft presented to the college's Board of Trustees this week, administrators said the college's 2020 Educational Master Plan would guide curriculum, instruction and programs in the coming years. The planning guide represents months of work by college committees and survey groups.
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By Chuck Sambar | March 8, 2006
A recent federal labor department study identified basic competencies, which students must have in order to be successful in their transition from school to careers or college. The report concluded that good, well-paying jobs require employees who can use basic skills, a creative mind, a disciplined personality and a willing attitude to be a lifelong learner. Basic skills in reading, writing, arithmetic, as well as speaking and listening are essential foundations. Thinking skills ?
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 13, 2010
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Nicholas Cho had the evidence in hand while leaving a sun-splashed court at Fremont Tennis Center on Thursday morning. Cho, 8, spent the past six weeks taking part in a tennis camp put on by the LA84 Foundation, in conjunction with the Southern California Tennis Assn. and the National Junior Tennis League. Cho went into the camp with an open mind, with the goal to become better in some of the sport's basic skills. "I wanted to become better all around at tennis and I think I'm better now," Cho, a Glendale resident, said after receiving his certificate of completion, cradling his multi-colored racquet.
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By Max Zimbert | June 2, 2010
GLENDALE — A bill that would tweak the way California community colleges are funded could change the number of math and English classes offered at Glendale Community College, officials said. The bill by state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) would adjust the roughly $5,500 per-student revenue that the state allocates for community colleges by requiring another snapshot of classroom attendance, which drives the bulk of state funding. In addition to college officials reporting attendance at the end of the course, they would also have to give a snapshot of enrollment one-fifth of the way through the semester, under the bill.
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December 13, 2000
Alex Coolman CIVIC AUDITORIUM -- About 250 city employees spent Tuesday puffing into the plastic mouths of mannequins and learning to jump-start an ailing heart as part of a clinic to ready Glendale's staff for CPR emergencies. The program, held in the Glendale Civic Auditorium, will be repeated in January and February. Eventually, said Fire Department Training Officer Chief Don Biggs, training will reach around 1,700 city employees. All of Glendale's police officers and firefighters and some of its utility workers receive regular CPR training, Biggs said.
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August 9, 2003
GLENDALE -- For the first time in her life, Mariam TerOganesyan has a job, and she's thrilled. TerOganesyan was one of six students to graduate Friday from the 2003 Foothill Area Community Transition Services program. The Glendale Unified School District funds and coordinates the program, which prepares developmentally disabled adults 18 to 22 for the transition from the classroom to life in the community. Five of the graduates, along with family, friends and educators, attended a graduation ceremony Friday at Glendale First United Methodist Church.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 10, 2012
Tennis plays a big role in the life of Ron Zambrano, the Fremont Tennis Center professional and coach at St. Francis and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Zambrano has looked to pass his passion for tennis over the past four summers down to a group of about 60 kids, age 6-16, by teaching them the fundamentals of the sport in a six-week camp, which is priced at a bargain of $10. "We volunteer to introduce the kids to tennis, which is great," said Zambrano, who saw the fourth annual camp end Thursday.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | January 20, 2012
Glendale Community College is outstripping statewide averages, as well as many of its regional peers, in key assessment categories, including student progress, achievement rates and vocational course completions, according to a statewide report. Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges, commonly known as ARCC, was first implemented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in 2007 and serves as a database by which officials can gauge performance. It consists of eight assessment categories, and ranks colleges within specific state-defined peer groups and geographic regions, as well as statewide.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | August 13, 2010
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Nicholas Cho had the evidence in hand while leaving a sun-splashed court at Fremont Tennis Center on Thursday morning. Cho, 8, spent the past six weeks taking part in a tennis camp put on by the LA84 Foundation, in conjunction with the Southern California Tennis Assn. and the National Junior Tennis League. Cho went into the camp with an open mind, with the goal to become better in some of the sport's basic skills. "I wanted to become better all around at tennis and I think I'm better now," Cho, a Glendale resident, said after receiving his certificate of completion, cradling his multi-colored racquet.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | June 23, 2010
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Glendale Community College officials plan to forge new partnerships and focus on more basic skills like English literacy through the next decade as they try to address a changing workforce. In a preliminary draft presented to the college's Board of Trustees this week, administrators said the college's 2020 Educational Master Plan would guide curriculum, instruction and programs in the coming years. The planning guide represents months of work by college committees and survey groups.
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By Max Zimbert | June 2, 2010
GLENDALE — A bill that would tweak the way California community colleges are funded could change the number of math and English classes offered at Glendale Community College, officials said. The bill by state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) would adjust the roughly $5,500 per-student revenue that the state allocates for community colleges by requiring another snapshot of classroom attendance, which drives the bulk of state funding. In addition to college officials reporting attendance at the end of the course, they would also have to give a snapshot of enrollment one-fifth of the way through the semester, under the bill.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 16, 2008
GLENDALE ? News that Republican legislators had proposed $22 billion in reductions to help close the state?s growing revenue shortfall, including a $1-billion cut to community colleges, was still too fresh to get much more than a passing mention at Monday?s meeting of the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees. President/Supt. Audre Levy had received the news only minutes before the start of a meeting where the main focus was on the college?s high performance marks on a statewide assessment of student progress in community colleges.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | February 11, 2008
It didn’t take long for Melissa Rosen to learn how to fight off a would-be mugger who approached and tried to assault her. Rosen yelled “no,” kicked the assailant in the groin and fought him off during a basic self-defense workshop Sunday at the Glendale YMCA. “The idea of knowing how to defend yourself . . . it’s a good skill to have,” said Rosen, a Hollywood resident. “It’s definitely useful for any woman. We are taught to be submissive.
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By Charles Rich | January 24, 2007
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Its lone victory so far this season came in the Flintridge Prep pool. That came on Nov. 29, when the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy water polo team posted a nonleague win against Flintridge Prep. Since then, the Tologs have endured a long season. Inexperience and youth have been the main reasons why the Tologs have struggled. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy figured it might pick up another victory when it returned to Flintridge Prep on Tuesday, but it instead suffered an 11-4 Mission League loss to Marymount.
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By Chuck Sambar | March 8, 2006
A recent federal labor department study identified basic competencies, which students must have in order to be successful in their transition from school to careers or college. The report concluded that good, well-paying jobs require employees who can use basic skills, a creative mind, a disciplined personality and a willing attitude to be a lifelong learner. Basic skills in reading, writing, arithmetic, as well as speaking and listening are essential foundations. Thinking skills ?
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