Many years ago when I was living in Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to teach English as a Second Language classes to the many groups of recently arrived immigrants from Central America. These students came to class with little formal education — many of them unable to read or write their native language.
The following are local land-use proposals. The county or city may rate them in three categories: nonsignificant, no environmental impact study needed; nonsignificant, provided proponents meet certain conditions; and significant, requiring an environmental impact study.
Before graduating from Hazel Dell Elementary School, Sarah Payne wanted to do something positive for her school. She came up with Sarah’s Give Back Campaign, where friends, family and classmates would sponsor her while she completed laps running, swimming and horseback riding, three of her favorite activities.
Last year, Lara Alford’s fourth-grade class at Fircrest Elementary School started collecting bottle caps for an Earth Day project, since in Clark County plastic bottle caps can’t be recycled in the regular containers because they are a different grade of plastic, Alford wrote in an email.
Environmental Awareness Programs has formed a partnership with Tilikum, a local nonprofit that is a resource for the deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and hearing-loss individuals and works with the Southwest Washington Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The North County Community Food Bank hosted an Alice in Wonderland Spring Tea and Fundraiser, bringing in $28,000 to assist in providing educational programming and the distribution of emergency food supplies to those living in poverty.