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Superior Grocers Donates Computers to Burglarized Local School

(October 21, 2010)

Santa Fe Springs, CA, October 21, 2010 --( Superior Grocers, one of Southern California’s largest independent supermarket chains, announces the donation of laptops to Watts Learning Center.

Superior Grocers is committed to supporting the communities it serves. Over the years, Superior Grocers has partnered up with the local communities by supporting local churches, schools, and non-profit organizations by donating millions of dollars in support. Superior Grocers recognizes and values the importance of the community's vitality and educational programs, and is therefore devoted to being active partners to enriching educational foundations, like the Watts Learning Center.

After learning that electronic equipment, including numerous computers used by the students, was stolen from the Watts Learning Center, Superior Grocers demonstrated its commitment by jumping into action. Phil Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer of Superior Grocers, quickly made a company decision to donate computers to the school. Superior Grocers firmly believes that institutions like the Watts Learning Center are vital to the community.

Superior Grocers donated Twenty (20) Mac Book 13” widescreen notebooks at a presentation on October 15, 2010, at 11:00 am. Ms. Nelson, the Director of Watts Learning Center, along with Superior Grocers representatives, Phil Lawrence, COO; Valarie Bailey, District Manager; and Chris Gonzales, Store Manager, were present and spoke at the presentation.

Presentation Date: October 15, 2010
Presentation Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Watts Learning Center
310 West 95th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003, Ph: 323-754-9900.

From the Los Angeles Times
Electronic equipment stolen at Watts Learning Center [Updated]
September 23, 2010 | 4:17 pm

One of the city’s highly regarded schools, the Watts Learning Center, was the target of a break-in and the theft of most of its electronic equipment from a new classroom building, a school official said.

The losses included 20 laptop computers, half a dozen desktop computers, projectors and cellphones -- basically everything electronic from six of nine classrooms in the building, said Gene Fisher, the school’s founder and chief executive.

Watts Learning Center is an independently operated, free public charter school in the 300 block of West 95th Street in the Broadway-Manchester area.

Anyone with information should contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) 527-3247 or provide an anonymous tip by calling (800) 222-8477. -- Howard Blume


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