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Palisades Charter High School

Sassy 94-Year-Old Teacher Is Finally Calling It Quits

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Rose Gilbert wanted to be a schoolteacher since she was in the first grade and was inspired by the teacher who taught her to read and w...

Sunset Blvd: The Bus Not Taken

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.

A Murder of Crows

Dennis Danziger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

Recently I attended a college graduation party for a former student I taught at Palisades Charter High School. When a fellow guest learned that I left PCHS to teach at Venice High School, he blanched.

It's Elementary: You Will Profit From an Investment in Your Local Public School

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education
Lisa Kaas Boyle

My first year has been more fulfilling than I could ever have imagined, and I want to share some highlights with the hope that I might encourage you to go to your local public school and find out how you can help.

'Mama G' Gilbert, 92, Inspires Generations As L.A.'s Oldest Teacher

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

Update: In the original version of this story, we wrote that Rose Gilbert became a teacher when the "Berlin Wall still stood strong." In fact, Gilbert...

Mayor Villaraigosa and the War on Those Old, Inept, Do-Nothing Public School Teachers

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

On June 15, 2010, on this very site, Mayor Villaraigosa called upon the Board of Education, the ACLU, Public Counsel, the State Board of Education an...

Educating Congress About Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

There's nothing better than when a good idea catches on. Especially when the idea concerns Los Angeles and mass transit.

LAPD Source: Infiniti Involved In Hit-And-Run Is In Custody, Driver Has Been Identified...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: The LAPD has ruled the incident to be an accident, and no charges have been filed against the drivers involved. The LA Times reports today: Tw...