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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 27, 2014
Barbara Junious would tell her grandchildren stories of what it was like growing up as a young African American girl in Tennessee and as an adult in Chicago during the civil rights movement, but she realized that aside from her stories, they didn't know much about black history. She decided she would take it upon herself to not only education them on the subject but teach anyone else who was interested as well. For the past five months, Junious, 78, has organized free "Learning Black History" lectures at her home in Huntington Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | May 22, 2013
Cheska Zaide takes her homework everywhere. And that's not in a manner of speaking - it's a fact. Cheska, 15, is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of teenage pop band A+ Dropouts. But the Huntington Beach resident is also a full-time student and the daughter of parents who place a high value on good grades. Exposed to the need for time management at a young age, she has since pored over assignments in airplanes and on the road. "I love math and I love the band, so I'm making it work," Cheska said.
NEWS
February 20, 2003
The Independent went to Village View Elementary School in Huntington Beach to ask students, 'What do you usually do on a rainy day?' "Usually, I kind of like watch TV, play games, watch TV, play games, for, like, 24 hours." TIN TRAN, 8 Huntington Beach "Mostly, after school, I do my homework, and after that I play Playstation, play 'Transformers Armada' and other games." JASON WILKERSON, 8 Huntington Beach "I go home and do my homework, and after, I go outside and play in the rain.
NEWS
May 2, 2002
o7 The Independent went to the Huntington Beach Boys and Girls Club to ask children, "What are you most proud of and why?" f7 "I'm most proud of the time I helped my younger sister with her homework. Sometimes I can be mean but one day she started crying because she didn't have anyone to help her. I stopped what I was doing so I could help." Tia Sinclair, 11 "I helped someone who was new in PE. I showed her around and now we're friends."
NEWS
March 6, 2003
The Independent went to Marine View Middle School in Huntington Beach to ask students, 'What is the difference between elementary school and middle school?' "Elementary school is the basics, teachers make it fun for you to learn and here they get to the point right away. There is also a bigger maturity level. Sixth-graders are kind of squirrelly and eighth-graders are more mature and have more freedom." MARILENA GUADAGNINI, 13 Huntington Beach "I went to Harbour View and it was a lot easier but it wasn't as fun. The best part is you don't have to get stuck with the same teacher the whole day. And don't mess around in class because it is a lot more serious."
NEWS
April 15, 2004
Andrew Edwards If you're feeling troubled, overburdened or just plain confused, there are people out there who are willing to help. Less expensive than therapy and more accurate than those psychics who advertise during daytime talk shows, there are third-graders at Oak View Elementary who have tons of helpful advice. The children are not ghost writing for any well-known advice columnists, but teacher Lori Ross enlisted students' aid in solving some fictional problems similar to those faced by everyday elementary school students.
NEWS
September 5, 2002
Suzie Harrison The sun was shining, illuminating the end of a season and keeping the last days of summer bright before school started. During her last days of summer, Madeleine Gumbrecht was full of energy. She was playing with one of her cats, Lucky, and had all the energy and exuberance that comes with being a 6-year-old. She chatted excitedly as she showed off the pictures of her family's recent summer camping excursion to Big Sur. "We went camping and saw a deer.
NEWS
By CHRIS EPTING | April 16, 2008
She looks reasonably relaxed and calm. She speaks in measured thoughtful sentences, pausing from time to time to make sure she finds just the right word. A couple of her adopted pups trot in, two tiny hardship cases named Carl and Chad (the latter, missing a leg — he was extra needy, and that’s why he’s here). She smiles a bit nervously as she says she’ll be chaperoning her 15-year-old son’s date later that afternoon. Just another day for a mom who has just helped get her 29 kids ready for school.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | February 27, 2014
Barbara Junious would tell her grandchildren stories of what it was like growing up as a young African American girl in Tennessee and as an adult in Chicago during the civil rights movement, but she realized that aside from her stories, they didn't know much about black history. She decided she would take it upon herself to not only education them on the subject but teach anyone else who was interested as well. For the past five months, Junious, 78, has organized free "Learning Black History" lectures at her home in Huntington Beach.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | May 22, 2013
Cheska Zaide takes her homework everywhere. And that's not in a manner of speaking - it's a fact. Cheska, 15, is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of teenage pop band A+ Dropouts. But the Huntington Beach resident is also a full-time student and the daughter of parents who place a high value on good grades. Exposed to the need for time management at a young age, she has since pored over assignments in airplanes and on the road. "I love math and I love the band, so I'm making it work," Cheska said.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | May 30, 2012
Jesus Lara came to study at the Homework Club after it literally answered his cry. The Huntington Beach resident found himself floundering in the third grade, and not just because of his difficulty grasping math and science. At home after school, he tried to make his room a quiet sanctuary, but he found his studies constantly interrupted - by his younger brother pounding on the door, by the bustle in the kitchen and other clatter around the house. Finally, Jesus' frustration boiled over, and not inside the bedroom.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | December 15, 2010
At the beginning of the academic year, Ocean View High School added 20 extra minutes of potential learning time after each class. Three months in, students are seeing significant changes. The embedded tutorial program gives students more time for learning, tutoring or homework, and rewards high-achieving students with an extra break. School officials say the program has increased attendance, curbed bad behavior and reduced the number of students who are failing or in danger of failing.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | October 13, 2010
A new alternative private school is coming to town that will give students the flexibility to work on their own schedules — whether that's the crack of dawn or the middle of the afternoon. Huntington Beach is expected to be the newest home come December to Fushion Academy and Learning Center, an alternative private school for students in sixth to 12th grade. The school offers one-on-one classes Monday to Thursday with a wide variety of electives, and a music and arts program.
NEWS
May 27, 2010
Huntington Beach moms and daughters raised $10,000 for a local homework club. Pacific Coast, the Huntington Beach chapter of the National Charity League, made a donation May 12 to the Oak View Branch Library's Homework Club Program. Pacific Coast has been supporting the club since 2006 through volunteer work and financial assistance. The homework club provides students with tutoring and homework help after school. The program assists about 60 students a day and has about 275 enrolled in the program.
NEWS
By Barbara Epstein | October 1, 2008
Elections matter! In these most troubling times, we voters need to understand the candidates and issues as part of our responsibilities as citizens. A few years ago I learned my local congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, would be holding a town hall meeting. Being that I am a public school educator who daily teaches the principles of citizenship to my young students, I thought it only right that I should give up a rare free afternoon to attend. After I rushed to arrive on time, I was asked to stand outside until the congressman finished with another clearly more important meeting.
NEWS
By CHRIS EPTING | April 17, 2008
She looks reasonably relaxed and calm. She speaks in measured thoughtful sentences, pausing from time to time to make sure she finds just the right word. A couple of her adopted pups trot in, two tiny hardship cases named Carl and Chad (the latter, missing a leg ? he was extra needy, and that?s why he?s here). She smiles a bit nervously as she says she?ll be chaperoning her 15-year-old son?s date later that afternoon. Just another day for a mom who has just helped get her 29 kids ready for school.
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