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Jeffrey Shimizu named interim Santa Monica College president

SANTA MONICA (CNS) - Santa Monica College Executive Vice President Jeffrey Shimizu was appointed interim president of the university effective July 1, when President Chui Tsang retires, the college announced today. Shimizu joined the college’s counseling department in 1985 and has held a number of administrative posts, including dean of counseling, athletic director, dean of […]

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Undecided LAUSD seats slated for May 19 runoff election

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Unified School District board members Tamar Galatzan, Bennett Kayser and Richard Vladovic will have to compete in a May 19 runoff election as they fight to retain their seats, while incumbent George McKenna won re-election thanks to having no challengers. Kayser, 68, had the most tightly contested race in […]

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L.A. voters to decide on 4 LAUSD board seats

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Four seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District board are up for grabs in today’s election, although the bulk of attention is being paid to incumbent Bennett Kayser’s effort to hold onto his District 5 seat in the face of staunch opposition from charter-school supporters. Kayser, 68, is seeking his second […]

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Computers for LAUSD students is deemed unaffordable

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines said today he does not believe the district has the money to complete its goal of providing every student with a laptop or tablet computer. Cortines said he remains committed to providing students access to technology, but “there must be a balanced approach […]

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