A woman who failed to comply with an order to close her day-care center after it was cited for a long list of violations has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $3,000 in costs associated with her prosecution, the city attorney said.
Bernadette Levstik, 49, was also given two years of probation by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Harold Crowder Wednesday after she pleaded no contest to one count of operating a day-care center without a license.
In December 1995, Levstik's license to operate a day-care center on Merridy Street in Chatsworth was revoked by the state Department of Social Services, said Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn in a written statement.
Violations cited by investigators then included infants being left unsupervised, exceeding capacity, failure to furnish proof of criminal background checks or tuberculosis checks of employees, and failure to provide proof that employees of the facility were trained in pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, Hahn said.