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Commentary: School safety means physical, intellectual and emotional safety – How Jordan High School in Watts is transforming school culture  LA School Report

Six years ago when I became the principal of Jordan High School (part of the Partnership for LA Schools), in Watts, I walked onto a campus where 20 percent of ...



Miracle's Young Adult Entrepreneur Program Expands to Carson Community Center  Compton Herald

Following a successful 2017 roll-out as part of L.A. County Parks After Dark activities at Ted Watkins Park, the Entrepreneur Educational Center (EECI) will ...



Jordan High School’s 2018 graduation  Long Beach Press Telegram

604 David Starr Jordan High seniors celebrate their graduation in the school's 83rd commencement at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach on Tuesday, ...



Here's Why This Teacher Brought Arts Back to One Watts High School  Spectrum News 1

LOS ANGELES -- Between fitting in and trying to get good grades, teens also need to find a way to express themselves. That's why Cesar Flores, a 10th-grader ...



LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner marks 'Attendance Matters Day' with visits to students' homes  KABC-TV

The top educator in LAUSD, Superintendent Austin Beutner, went door-to-door Friday on "Attendance Matters Day," meeting with families who have children ...



LBUSD Roundup 2018  Gazette Newspapers

Another year has come and gone, leaving the Long Beach Unified School District with plenty of accomplishments to boast about, as well as some notable ...



US News Best High Schools 2019: 8 Long Beach Schools Make List  Long Beach, CA Patch

8 Long Beach Schools Make Elite US News List - Long Beach, CA - U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 17000 schools, an increase from 2700 last ...



Jordan Downs redevelopment: Construction finally starts on ‘beautiful new’ apartments  Curbed LA

Redevelopment of the public housing complex, where thousands of LA's poorest residents live, is finally underway. But concerns about soil contamination linger.



LA parent voice: Schools 'need to be sensitive to the differences' of children with dyslexia and partner with their parents  LA School Report

Every week, we sit down with Los Angeles parents to talk about their students, their schools, and what questions or suggestions they have for their school district.



Long Beach student arrested in second high school campus threat this week  Long Beach Press Telegram

Police arrested a student at a Long Beach high school Wednesday, Jan. 16, on suspicion of threatening to commit a shooting on campus. A verbal threat was ...



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Teachers at 8 of 10 schools Tuck oversaw rejected his leadership  San Francisco Chronicle

When choosing between Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond for California's next schools chief, it's worth remembering, “when the character of a man is not clear ...



Jordan High students in Long Beach prepare to run Los Angeles Marathon  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> After cheering her older brother on at the Los Angeles Marathon last March, Itzel Enriquez signed up to run 26.2 miles at the event this year.



21 black pastors call on UTLA to return to the table to end LAUSD teacher strike because 'the fortunes of African-American children do not improve on a picket line'  LA School Report

Updated Jan. 16 Nearly two dozen African-American pastors urged United Teachers Los Angeles to return to the negotiating table because “the fortunes of ...



Jordan High School Publicly Honors Graduates With Street Banners  Gazette Newspapers

Military- and college-bound graduates from Jordan High School are being honored once again for their academic achievements.



6 more schools in Long Beach Unified will have air conditioning in every classroom this year, but more than half to go  Long Beach Press Telegram

The first weeks of school in Long Beach draw excitement to the air. Students, in their first-day-of-school best with new pencil boxes and uniforms, eagerly catch ...



LAUSD students to board members: We need a superintendent who will make brave decisions in supporting all — not just some — of us!  LA School Report

An open letter by LAUSD students, to the Los Angeles Unified School Board members: We are a group of students that recognize our voices and experiences ...



A Look Back At The Long Beach Unified School District In 2017  Gazette Newspapers

Long Beach's Unified School District has been both challenged and rewarded in 2017. Here are a few of the highlights.



Guru and author Ace Metaphor stars at black tie gala Saturday gala at Anchorage Museum  Anchorage Press

Saturday night at the Anchorage Museum, BBAAD productions will be putting on its first Love Gala, a black tie/formal event to celebrate the Valentine's Day ...



PHOTOS: Veterans Day Parade 2018  Gazette Newspapers

Blue skies greeted marchers and spectators Saturday for the 22nd annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade in north Long Beach. Gazette photographer ...



Construction Still Underway In Long Beach School District  Gazette Newspapers

Parts of the Long Beach Unified School District are still under construction, thanks to a bond called Measure K. Approved in 2008, Measure K has allotted $1.2 ...



2 Arrests Made In Shooting At June Jordan High School  Hoodline

Two people have been arrested in connection with Tuesday afternoon's shooting at the Excelsior's June Jordan School for Equity, SFPD has confirmed.



School notebook: Jordan High School academy receives certification  Long Beach Press Telegram

Jordan High School academy receives certification. Jordan High School's Business and Entertainment School of Travel, Trade and Tourism has received ...



Watts: Another Flint?  WhoWhatWhy

The whole world knows the story of Flint by now. The famously depressed city in Michigan, where the majority of residents are African American, shifted its ...



The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools adds Grape Street Elementary to its network  LA School Report

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and LA Unified announced today that Grape Street Elementary in Watts will be added into the organization's network of ...



As first day of school in Long Beach looms, here’s your back-to-school checklist  Long Beach Press Telegram

A new school year is almost here, and it's time to double check that everything is ready to go in time for the first day of class in the Long Beach Unified School ...



4 Teens Injured In Shooting Outside June Jordan High School; Suspects At Large [Updated]  Hoodline

The Excelsior's June Jordan School For Equity (325 La Grande Ave.) went into lockdown around 3:15pm today, following a shooting in the area that injured ...



Here’s how you can honor Martin Luther King Jr. on National Day of Service in Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

More than 400 Long Beach-area volunteers are expected to give back to the community to mark the national MLK Day of *Service* in honor of Dr. Martin Luther ...



Nothing certain in Tuesday special election for Long Beach state Senate seat  Long Beach Press Telegram

With many candidates on the ballot and few voters expected to turn out — and not much in the way of reliable polling — a special election for the California state ...



Week 5: Scores from Friday’s CIF-SS high school football games  Long Beach Press Telegram

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20-year-old woman is killed in Compton hit-and-run, suspect at large  Long Beach Press Telegram

COMPTON — Authorities identified the young woman killed in a crash in Compton involving a hit-and-run driver who remains at large. Deputies responded to ...



$135.6-million construction project aims to revitalize Long Beach’s Jordan High School  Long Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH >> Instead of a central quad, an L-shaped pathway separates most buildings at Jordan High School, leaving students to scatter around the ...



Jordan High School’s Class of 2014 celebrates Graduation  Long Beach Press-Telegram

Students from David Starr Jordan High School in Long Beach celebrate after graduating on Wednesday. Having trouble viewing this on a mobile device?



MLK Day in LA: 2019 Observance Features Parade, Mass  NBC Southern California

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday with the 34th "Kingdom Day Parade" in South Los Angeles, multiple *service* projects, a Mass at the ...



CSULB will begin process for naming Prospector Pete replacement next week, officials say  Long Beach Press Telegram

Cal State Long Beach will begin accepting ideas for a new mascot next week, months after Prospector Pete was officially dethroned as the public face of the ...



Expanding higher education benefits Long Beach residents and LBCC  Long Beach Press Telegram

This Tuesday, November 13th, both the Long Beach City Council and Community College Board of Trustees will take part in dialogues, focused on expanding ...



Could Long Beach have a charter school dedicated to student activism? Its founders think so, but LBUSD says not enough kids  Long Beach Press Telegram

A group of local educators, parents and students is rallying to bring a charter school to Long Beach that would revolve its curriculum around student activism, but ...



Long Beach area high school football top 10: Where do schools stand going into quarterfinals?  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Press-Telegram's Long Beach area high school football top 10: 1. St. John Bosco (11-0): The Braves looked like the top-ranked team in the country with a ...



How Senate Bill 50 — the bill that aims to address California’s housing crisis — would impact Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Metro Blue Line — when it's running — is an artery pulsing through Long Beach's western side. It thrums its way through downtown, carrying people along ...



California's baffling new approach to evaluating public schools  Los Angeles Times

It's not easy to measure the performance of a school, because there are so many things that go into providing a good education. But neither should it be as hard.



Parade Steps Off Sunday In Celebration Of Long Beach Pride  Gazettes.com

It's Pride weekend in Long Beach. That means the city is raising up a few more rainbow flags and celebrating all things LGBTQ for the 36th year in a row.



Environmental Issues Surround $1B Watts Redevelopment Project  CBS Los Angeles

WATTS (CBSLA.com) – Amid growing environmental concerns, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon for the first phase of a $1 billion ...



Candidate Announces Run For Long Beach Second District Council Seat  Gazettes.com

Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce will face a challenger for her seat when her first term draws to a close next year.



Graduation photos: Jordan High School’s Class of 2015 celebrates  Long Beach Press Telegram

A graduate throws her cap up in the air as the celebration begins at Jordan High School graduation class of 2015 which graduated 780 students the biggest ...



No Endorsement From Democratic Caucus, But Long Beach's Gonzalez Gets Most Votes  Gazettes.com

A meeting Sunday of 33rd State Senate District representatives in the Democratic State Central Committee failed to reach an endorsement in that special ...



Woman dies in Compton drive-by shooting  Long Beach Press Telegram

COMPTON — Sheriff's detectives searched Wednesday for whoever killed a woman in a drive-by shooting in Compton. Deputies responded about 10:10 p.m. ...



Long Beach City Council to vote on tenant protections at April 2 meeting  Long Beach Press Telegram

How can Long Beach protect its renters amid the statewide housing crunch? That question will come to the City Council April 2, when the body will decide ...



Long Beach man is victim found in burning South LA trash can  Long Beach Press Telegram

LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Long Beach man found dead in a burning trash can in South Los Angeles. The discovery was made at ...



Jordan AIMS Student Back In Long Beach To Practice Medicine  Gazette Newspapers

One of Jordan High School's AIMS Academy graduates, when she starts her residency this summer, will be the first doctor to come out of AIMS and work in Long ...



State Senate Candidates Gather For Beer And Politics  Gazette Newspapers

Nine of the 12 candidates on the ballot in the state Senate District 33 special election will appear in a forum next week at Liberation Brewing Co. in Bixby Knolls.



Jan. 18, 2018 Miracle Treasure McGowan, 15  Los Angeles Times

Miracle Treasure McGowan, a 15-year-old black girl, died Thursday, Jan. 11, after being shot in the 9300 block of South Hooper Avenue in the ...



Long Beach Pride Festival Celebrates LGBTQ People Of All Ages  Gazette Newspapers

Long Beach Pride weekend is bringing the greater Los Angeles area together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.



Long Beach Voters In A Yes Mood For Local Measures  Gazette Newspapers

All five of the Long Beach measures on Tuesday's ballot were passing easily with all precincts reporting.



Why some LAUSD teachers are balking at a new approach to discipline problems  Los Angeles Times

In a South Los Angeles classroom, a boy hassles a girl. The teacher moves him to the back of the room, where he scowls, makes a paper airplane and ...



Disaster Simulation At Jordan  Gazette Newspapers

Police officers will converge on Jordan High School to simulate something they hope never to see during official duty — a major security issue.



Retired Long Beach Police Officer Shoots Himself Outside East Division Substation  Gazette Newspapers

A retired Long Beach police sergeant took his life outside the department's East Division station house Wednesday morning, police said.



Long Beach bus sideswipes parked cars on Pacific Avenue  Long Beach Press Telegram

LONG BEACH — A Long Beach Transit bus sideswiped an unknown number of parked cars early Monday, authorities said. It happened around midnight on ...



Downey police release surveillance video, ask for help identifying homicide suspect  Long Beach Press Telegram

Downey police released surveillance video and were asking the public for help identifying the man responsible for the shooting death of a liquor store co-owner ...



Shipping container explodes at container yard under Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro  Long Beach Press Telegram

A shipping container loaded with scrap metal exploded at a container yard under the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Tuesday evening, officials said.



8 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

I am not Irish. But I grew up in an Irish neighborhood, in an Irish city, wishing I was. For awhile, I suggested my last name was O'Shindler, in the hope that I would ...



Watts 'Parks in the Dark' program adds entrepreneur training  Compton Herald

“Miracle's Young Adult Entrepreneur Program” gives students building blocks of entrepreneurial success. LOS ANGELES — Young adults ages 16-26 with a ...



Neighbors: Bellflower barbershop owner, originally from Long Beach, gives free haircuts to kids  Long Beach Press Telegram

By Kat Schuster. Contributing writer. Some of Gilbert Jr. Villalobos' earliest memories include always sporting a buzz cut while growing up in Long Beach.



Press-Telegram’s Send-a-Kid-to-Camp Fund launches its 20th anniversary campaign  Long Beach Press Telegram

Summer camp in Southern California's mountains may be only two hours away by car, but they might as well be a thousand miles away to underserved children ...



Long Beach Leads In Movement To Change Intersection Of Law Enforcement, Mental Illness Sufferers  Gazette Newspapers

One of the top issues facing law enforcement agencies today is how to deal with Americans with mental health needs.



Man’s body found floating near Alamitos Bay in Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

A man's body was found floating in the waters off Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Thursday, authorities said. The body was spotted just before noon near a jetty ...



17-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in Long Beach is ID’d  Long Beach Press Telegram

Authorities on Monday identified a boy killed in a drive-by shooting in Long Beach that left woman wounded as Landis Lim, 17. The Long Beach teen died at a ...



Longtime North Long Beach advocate Martha Thuente dies at 81, leaving a legacy of frank activism  Long Beach Press Telegram

North Long Beach wouldn't be the community it is today if it weren't for Martha Thuente. Thuente, a champion for improving North Long Beach during the six ...



Water main break closes Studebaker Road in Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

A water main break closed Studebaker Road at the 405 freeway, in Long Beach, Wednesday morning, Feb. 13. The break was reported just after 11 p.m. ...



Tree lighting will illuminate the holiday season in Downtown Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Christmas season is lighting up with a festive bang downtown Tuesday. It's the fourth annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on the Terrace Theatre Plaza at ...



Community reflects on the fallen at Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica in Bellflower  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., made its way to Bellflower this week, the only stop in ...



Long Beach's McDonnell Concedes To Villanueva In Sheriff's Race  Gazette Newspapers

Culminating a remarkable upset victory by his challenger, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell conceded the sheriff's race Monday to Alex Villanueva ...



Long Beach is taking residents to court over what it calls “false” and “misleading” ballot arguments  Long Beach Press Telegram

Long Beach is taking a group of its residents to court over ballot arguments they wrote against two of the city's proposed charter amendments, which will be on ...



Long Beach's Lena Gonzalez Ahead Of Crowded Pack Running For State Senate  Gazettes.com

Long Beach First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez was the first to qualify as a candidate for the 33rd District State Senate seat, but she is far from the only ...



Marshall Tuck cites need for change, action plan in 2nd run for California schools chief  EdSource

Marshall Tuck is back with the intensity that took him tantalizingly close in 2014 to upending Tom Torlakson's bid for a second and final term as state ...



Long Beach Transit, Metro Offer Free Rides To Polls Election Day  Gazettes.com

Last week, the Metro board of directors approved a plan to offer free rides on all its buses and trains on election day next Tuesday.



Long Beach: Where to find sandbags ahead of rainfall  Long Beach Press Telegram

Rain is coming to Long Beach, and the heaviest portion is expected to come during Thursday morning's commute, city officials said. To prepare, Long Beach is ...



Man killed while walking across 91 Freeway in Bellflower  Long Beach Press Telegram

BELLFLOWER — A man was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of the Artesia (91) Freeway in Bellflower, authorities said ...



For these LA students, a ‘pop-up’ boutique turned this year’s prom night from long shot into reality  LA Daily News

Grey, raining skies on Wednesday, March 21, couldn't dampen the smiles of a hundred homeless high school seniors on a field trip like no other to a pop-up ...



Coastal Commission staff puts significant conditions on Long Beach’s Marina Drive approval recommendation  Long Beach Press Telegram

When the state Coastal Commission conducts its hearing Wednesday on a Marina Drive improvement project in Long Beach, state staff will recommend ...



State Coastal Commission Praises, Approves Open Channel For Colorado Lagoon  Gazette Newspapers

With comments including "innovative" and "creative," the state Coastal Commission unanimously approved a $26 million open channel to improve quality of ...



2 arrested after gun goes off while, police say, they pistol-whipped neighbors in West Long Beach  Long Beach Press Telegram

Two men were arrested in West Long Beach over the weekend after a gun went off while they pistol-whipped their neighbors during a verbal dispute, police said ...



Woman killed in hit-and-run in Norwalk  Long Beach Press Telegram

A pedestrian in her 70s was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Norwalk on Wednesday night. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the ...



Victim identified in deadly shooting outside house party in Bellflower  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office on Monday publicly identified a man shot and killed outside a Bellflower house party over the weekend as Oscar Ruiz, ...



Man flees gunfire in Wrigley area only to realize he is shot, police say  Long Beach Press Telegram

A man ran away from gunfire in Long Beach's Wrigley neighborhood Thursday night only to realize he had been shot, police said. The victim was walking near ...



Police investigating shooting in Long Beach’s Wrigley neighborhood  Long Beach Press Telegram

Police were investigating the circumstances around a shooting in which a man was shot in the torso in Long Beach and went to the hospital without the help of ...



Long Beach breaks ground on Vistas del Puerto, a 48-unit affordable housing complex  Long Beach Press Telegram

Just one week after Long Beach officials broke ground on a 95-unit affordable housing complex in Central Long Beach, they returned to the neighborhood to ...



Deputies seek suspect in stabbing of man near Lakewood mall  Long Beach Press Telegram

A man in his 70s was slashed in the neck during an argument in his Infiniti near the Lakewood Center mall Tuesday afternoon, and deputies were searching for ...



Workers march through central Long Beach in honor of May Day  Long Beach Press Telegram

A crowd of nearly 200 walked through Long Beach streets, with varying passions but one common goal: unity. The march streamed through central Long Beach ...



Long Beach consideration of project that would demolish Poly Burgers, other staples postponed at the last minute  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Long Beach Planning Commission abruptly postponed discussions, scheduled for Thursday evening, Dec. 6, on the potential demolition of Poly Burgers, ...



YOUR WEEK AHEAD: Things To Do In Long Beach May 13- May 19  Gazettes.com

Long Beach Weather. The skies will be partly cloudy with highs expected in the mid 70s. Rain is expected on Thursday, so bring an umbrella. Nighttime ...



Supervisor Hahn Lauds Long Beach Efforts On Homelessness; Says More Must Be Done  Gazette Newspapers

As far as L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn is concerned, Long Beach is a model for solving the county's homeless crisis.



When and where Long Beach students will be moved during construction for Measure E projects  Long Beach Press Telegram

Students at Rogers Middle School and others in the city will be out of their school buildings this fall so they can eventually learn in air conditioned classrooms.



Double homicide suspect was on Cal State Long Beach campus hours before Compton shooting, officials say  Long Beach Press Telegram

Cal State Long Beach police said Monday that a man who was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a teenage girl and a man and wounding a woman in ...



Grace Brethren pushed by Paramount, but moves on to Division 6 semifinals  Long Beach Press Telegram

PARAMOUNT – Paramount found success running the ball early in its CIF Southern Section playoff clash Friday night with Grace Brethren, kept things close into ...



Notebook: Long Beach Poly girls basketball keeps same CIF goals despite questions; Downey boys off to strong start  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Long Beach Poly girls basketball team will begin the 2018-19 season on Monday against Etiwanda at the Troy Classic Shootout with more questions than ...



Long Beach’s only VFW post loses its charter, will soon shut down  Long Beach Press Telegram

Long Beach will soon lose its only post for Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post 8615, known as the Lakewood Memorial Post located at 2805 E. South St. in Long ...



Jordan High graduation was an impossible dream come true for Joanna Lopez of Long Beach  Long Beach Press-Telegram

LONG BEACH >> When she was starting high school, Joanna Lopez wanted to be cool and popular “like the rest of the kids.” Unfortunately, in wanting to be cool ...



Long Beach names Fire Department veteran Xavier Espino as new chief  Long Beach Press Telegram

A 32-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department has been named the city's next chief. Xavier Espino, a second-generation firefighter who has served as ...



Carl Calkins, former Long Beach police chief, dies at 84  Long Beach Press Telegram

Carl J. Calkins, the first Long Beach police chief to be hired from outside the department, died Thursday, Aug. 30, at his home in Naples. He was 84. Calkins ...



Long Beach Airport Manager Jess Romo Announces Retirement  Gazette Newspapers

Long Beach Airport Director Jess Romo will retire in January, the city announced Thursday, Dec. 6.



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