March 8, 2003
Ben Godar State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) and several area school superintendents gathered outside an elementary school Friday to call attention to proposed education cuts they called catastrophic. Each speaker blasted the Republican budget plan released last week, which would cut 7% more from public schools in addition to the 3% already proposed by Gov. Gray Davis. Cutting the proposed $1.8 billion would be equivalent to eliminating 378 schools, laying off more than 29,000 teachers or shortening the school year by 13 days, Scott said.
July 3, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- Hot weather has helped pack Pacific Park Pool, but the same can't be said for the two high school pools used by the public for the first time. The pools opened Monday and attendance at Pacific Park has been high, said Robb Courtney, the city's recreation and community services administrator. On Thursday, 275 people were swimming there. That is well above the approximately 80 people swimming at Glendale and Hoover High schools on Thursday.
March 4, 2004
Robert Chacon Students at La Canada Elementary School had a chance to rub elbows with local celebrities Wednesday during the school's eighth annual Community Read-In. Local personalities streamed in all day to read popular children's books to students in classrooms, including Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke, all five City Council members, members of the La Canada Unified School District board and others who work in La Canada Flintridge.
August 8, 2001
John Muir Elementary School is providing a valuable service through its Parent Resource Center. What would be ideal is if the Glendale Unified School District could find more funding to broaden the programs already in place at other elementary schools and create similar programs on the middle and high school levels. The purpose of Muir's program, which is funded by the federal government, is to help parents, particularly immigrant parents, feel more connected to the school and community.
December 1, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- As Alice Petrossian sat across the table from several high school students and debated ethics in society, she couldn't help but think that the students in the room with her would be tomorrow's leaders. Petrossian, assistant superintendent of schools for the Glendale Unified School District, was one of about 70 business and community leaders from Burbank, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge who met with about 80 students at the 17th annual Youth, Leadership & the Future Conference at the Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel Wednesday.
April 15, 2000
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Stanford 9 testing is underway throughout the Glendale Unified School District, and the stakes are higher than ever now that state public schools will be ranked annually by how well their students perform on the standardized exams. "I think the teachers take it very seriously," said Mary McKee, school district director of instructional support services. "It's a fine line that you want to walk so you don't put any undue pressure on anyone, but at the same time this is very serious."
January 17, 2004
Robert Chacon The fizz is being phased out at La Canada High School. In anticipation of a July 1 statewide deadline to stop selling unhealthy beverages at some public schools, the school district recently replaced all soda drinks with water, milk, fruit juices and sports drinks in its 10 vending machines. The school will continue to sell Pepsi Co. products in its cafeteria until the deadline takes effect. The move is in response to SB 677, signed by then-Gov.
November 3, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Still glowing with the success of the Edison Elementary School-Pacific Park joint-use project, the city and the Glendale Unified School District will discuss the development of several more projects built on the same philosophy. At a special meeting Tuesday, school district and city officials will discuss the progress on the Cerritos School Project, the second joint-use facility to be approved by the agencies. The City Council recently approved $1.5 million for the development of the Cerritos School Park, which will connect the south end of the Cerritos Elementary School campus with a property at 3690 San Fernando Road.
July 10, 2003
Josh Kleinbaum Just 10 days into its emergency fund-raising drive, the La Canada Unified School District's governing board has raised enough money to give basketball phenom LeBron James a three-day shoe deal. Or buy a Hummer H2. Or take every student in the district to a Dodgers game. The district will use the money raised in its HELP464 campaign for something a little more important -- education. So far, the school board has raised $106,000, exceeding its own expectations.
March 15, 2003
Gary Moskowitz If you ask Lina Harper about her role as a school board member in Glendale, she'll tell you she's just getting warmed up. Harper, a board member since 1995, is one of four individuals running for three open seats on the school board of the Glendale Unified School District in the April 1 election. Two of the seats are four-year terms and the third seat is a two-year term. "I'm actually part of a pretty fresh board," Harper said. "This board has traditionally had members that serve 12, 16 or 20 years, and that has been a strong point for this district.