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  • Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools

    Bar set low for lifetime job in L.A. schools
    Altair Maine said he was so little supervised in his first few years of teaching at North Hollywood High School that he could "easily have shown a movie in class every day and earned tenure nonetheless." Before second-grade teacher Kimberly Patterson...
  • 'Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent' by Ernest Freeberg

    'Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent' by Ernest Freeberg
    Democracy's Prisoner Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent Ernest Freeberg Harvard University Press: 380 pp., $29.95 It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and...
  • Nearly 5,000 UCLA volunteers help out at schools, beaches, other sites

     
    Paintbrush in hand, UCLA junior Jacob Casteneda was putting a fresh coat of brown paint this morning on the exterior of one of the many bungalows at Samuel Gompers Middle School. He was among an army of about 4,600 UCLA......
  • Philadelphia Transit Strike Touches Off Riots

     
    The Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co. declared the strike over April 5, 1910. Feb. 21, 1910: Striking transit workers in Philadelphia dynamite a streetcar and burn or wreck two dozen more. Many strikebreakers brought in from New York are beaten by mobs,...
  • ACLU sues city school district and state over teacher layoffs

     
    The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of students at three of the city's worst-performing middle schools. The suit claims those students were denied their legal rights to an education and aims to......
  • Hearings continue in lawsuit against L.A. Unified

     
    A hearing in a civil lawsuit aimed at preventing the school district from laying off more teachers at three of the city's worst-performing middle schools was held Tuesday and is expected to continue Wednesday afternoon. The suit, filed on behalf......
  • L.A. Unified barred from budgetary teacher layoffs at 3 schools

     
    The Los Angeles Unified school district cannot for budgetary reasons lay off teachers at three of the city's worst-performing middle schools, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Several civil rights groups filed a class-action...
  • The Well-Informed Public, 1911

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo 1911: James B. McNamara’s defense team leaves the courthouse. At left, Samuel Gompers, famous head of the American Federation of Labor, is eating a snack and holding a cigar. The fellow on the right is defense attorney Joe...
  • The bombing of the L.A. Times

    On the morning of Oct. 1, 1910, shortly after 1 a.m., a series of explosions rocked the Los Angeles Times building. An entire six-floor wing of the stone structure was thrown free of its foundation. Then all at once the building's south wall, the Broadway...
  • Judge Blocks Teacher Layoffs at 3 Inner-City Schools

    Judge Blocks Teacher Layoffs at 3 Inner-City Schools
    LOS ANGELES -- A superior court judge has issued an injunction to block district-mandated layoffs at three Los Angeles Unified middle schools. The ruling specifically affects three low income schools: Samuel Gompers, John Liechty and Edwin Markham middle...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The beauty of pageants

    "There she is, Miss America." Well, sort of. It's actually Miss Newport Beach, who will be anointed and appointed in the third annual Newport Beach Pageant, which takes place Aug. 29 on the good ship Endeavor in Newport Harbor, which is nowhere near...