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June 18, 2009
Q. Last week’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., exposed the nation’s virulent strain of racism and racial hatred that continues decades after the civil rights movement. What role should religion play in the ongoing effort to stamp out racism? And how, if at all, have churches failed in that effort so far? Pastor Clifford L. "Skip" Lindeman: It is interesting that this week’s issue opens the door to the Blame Game; for example, virulent racism is back, so is the church somehow at fault?
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By Ralph Saenz | May 27, 2004
Much to the dismay of many students, the length of summer vacation has been getting shorter and shorter the past few years. The three-month period between the end of one school year and the start of the next one used to be three months. Not anymore, at least in the La Cañada Unified School District. The LCUSD Governing Board approved a first reading of the district's 2004-2005 school calendar at its meeting last week in Room 41 at the former Foothill Intermediate School.
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November 23, 2011
I am a graduate of La Cañada High School (1997) and a former student of Gabrielle Leko. A friend of mine sent me an article regarding Leko's inappropriate comments to students in her class. I read that her inappropriate comments were characterized as “banter.” I hesitate to publicly disparage any person's work, but it's a different story when kids are involved. LCHS is, and was, a great school with great teachers. Leko is an exception. I recall Leko's inappropriate behavior during pre-calculus.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | November 16, 2011
Upset with a process they called ineffective and shameful, community members Tuesday castigated the La Cañada Unified School District's handling of a teacher accused of making inappropriate remarks and racial slurs. Gabrielle Leko, a math teacher at La Cañada High, allegedly denigrated racial groups on a regular basis and referred to one of her geometry students as “Jew boy” during the 2010-11 school year. The complaint was filed by Cindy Wilcox, a current member of the board, last June.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 15, 2010
Author and syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager is one of the better conversationalists you'd ever meet, but he pulls no punches for political correctness' sake. "Ask me anything," he invites during an afternoon meal at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge — a favorite dining spot of his since moving here in 2007— handling chopsticks almost as deftly as he articulates deeply conservative politics and confident moral beliefs, relishing food and idea alike.
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January 25, 2007
Letters to the Editor Animal Regulations [To the members of the City Council]: Having gone through a summer in annoyance from chickens and roosters in our immediate neighborhood, we are concerned that a majority of this Council may be politically persuaded to relax current prohibitions against such. While there may be a sizeable number of petitioners supporting relaxing this zoning ordinance these activists do not represent a far more silent majority, 20,000 plus residents in our City.
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By Jeffrey Prang, Special Features Writer, LA Sheriffs Department | November 17, 2005
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca arrived in Moscow Monday to address an international conference, "Building Civil Society in Russia." The program is addressing the role of courts, law enforcement, prosecutors and citizens, in building a civil society and combating hate crimes in Russia. "This conference is a giant step toward uniting the world in the fight against ethnic and religious hatred," said Sheriff Baca. "Governments and people across the world must work together in a collaborative effort to defeat the spread of hatred and intolerance infecting our society.
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May 12, 2005
Bat Boy's story is a familiar one. An unusual stranger comes to town. The prejudice against him is immediate. Most fear him; only a few are kind. Many make him a scapegoat, not interested in knowing the truth. He remains on the fringes of society in spite of his efforts to fit in, to give to the community. Faith allows him to gain short-lived acceptance, but soon he is betrayed... Before you decide to attend, and whether to bring your family, ask yourself if you were alarmed at the sexual content of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the bloodlust in Little Shop of Horrors, the unwed, pregnant Gooch in Mame, or the suggestive Brains and Talent of Lola in Damn Yankees.
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August 4, 2010
Ronni Abergel, a Danish antiviolence campaigner, has begun what is being called the Living Library. Already in 12 countries, patrons "borrow" people who represent stereotypes that often are the target of prejudice or hatred. Examples of these would be a Muslim, an immigrant, a transgender individual, a witch or an atheist, as was the case in an east London library. What do you think about the Living Library? Do you think it would work in the United States and, to some extent, our local communities?
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June 18, 2009
Q. Last week’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., exposed the nation’s virulent strain of racism and racial hatred that continues decades after the civil rights movement. What role should religion play in the ongoing effort to stamp out racism? And how, if at all, have churches failed in that effort so far? Pastor Clifford L. "Skip" Lindeman: It is interesting that this week’s issue opens the door to the Blame Game; for example, virulent racism is back, so is the church somehow at fault?
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By Ralph Saenz | May 27, 2004
Much to the dismay of many students, the length of summer vacation has been getting shorter and shorter the past few years. The three-month period between the end of one school year and the start of the next one used to be three months. Not anymore, at least in the La Cañada Unified School District. The LCUSD Governing Board approved a first reading of the district's 2004-2005 school calendar at its meeting last week in Room 41 at the former Foothill Intermediate School.
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