- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Cape Chinese restaurant purchases old Ponderosa property in Perryville (10/10/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Ships to stay docked in Cape a week longer (10/10/17)
- Janet Koenig creates painted quilts to add flair to local barns (10/13/17)
Prior sex abuse claims made against L.A. teacher
LOS ANGELES -- The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District said a principal failed on two occasions to let officials know about sexual abuse claims against a veteran teacher arrested this week on similar allegations.
Superintendent John Deasy on Thursday said the former principal at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School didn't notify district officials of claims against 57-year-old Robert Pimentel. Deasy said the first report was four years ago at the school; the other was eight years ago at another elementary school at which the principal and Pimentel worked.
Deasy sought to have the principal and Pimentel fired, but both retired after the allegations surfaced last March.
Pimentel faces 15 felony counts and was expected to appear Thursday in a Long Beach courtroom. He's being held on $12 million bail.