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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A housing project that for the first time would allow non-senior citizens to live in Laguna Woods, the nation's only city of senior citizens, was approved Tuesday by Orange County supervisors. The action allows 23 lots for single-family homes to be carved into a 10.6-acre parcel of unincorporated land surrounded by city property. The city expects next week to annex the parcel, near its southern boundary with Laguna Beach.
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NEWS
January 1, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While scientists and entrepreneurs work to unravel the mystery of aging, some older folks think less about birthdays and more about squeezing as much activity as possible into their days. Here, four Southern Californians who don't "act their age." * The air is chilly and it's dark, but Vince Malizia and Chick Dahlsten aren't complaining. They're doing push-ups and stretching alongside people half their age, warming up for a 2 1/2-hour workout with the San Fernando Valley Track Club.
NEWS
March 28, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of mobile home parks in California to limit their occupants to older residents, saying such restrictions do not violate state law. The justices in a 5-2 decision said the age-based restrictions in mobile home parks are permissible under state civil rights statutes and another law that specifically allows parks to limit residency by age.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rae Brykman, 82, is one of the most sought-after voters in Los Angeles. Big-name politicians repeatedly visit her home. After all, her home can deliver 800 votes. Tucked into a tree-lined Reseda neighborhood, the two sprawling campuses of the Jewish Home for the Aging are voting precincts in and of themselves. All the residents of the facilities--located about 1 1/2 miles apart and covering about 15 acres--are registered voters and nearly all of them cast ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1992 | Dana Parsons
"How long you been on the sheet?" David Sokol asks. "Uh, almost five years," I answer, temporarily stumped by the colloquialism for newspaper that I don't think I've ever heard anyone say aloud. "Have you been with other sheets?" he followed up. I felt like I was talking to Bogart. Sokol walks with a cane, needs a hearing aid and, besides that, says his eyes are going. But what the hell, retiring might be worse. "It's inactivity that kills you," he says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's newly appointed head of the Area Agency on Aging wants to create a three-digit hotline similar to 411 where senior citizens can immediately gain access to a variety of services like housing, food and transportation. Pamela Mokler took over the county agency after working for years as president of a company that developed programs for retirement housing. She said she will focus efforts on helping poor seniors in Orange County, who she says are not being adequately served.
NEWS
August 5, 1989 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
The voice on the other end of the line was a cry for help--from a desperate, frightened, 75-year-old man trapped in a financial and bureaucratic maze. He and his wife had lived for years in their comfortably middle-class Orange County home. Now he was alone. He had put his wife, incapacitated by illness, into a nursing home. Then another disaster struck: The $1,800-a-month cost of the long-term care wasn't covered by their Medicare or private insurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2000 | JAIMEE ROSE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senior citizens will soon be the largest age group in Orange County, jumping to nearly a quarter of the population by 2020, a study released Wednesday shows. As the baby boomers who spurred the county's growth over the last decades reach retirement age, they will require health care, social services and housing that the county is not prepared to provide, the Chapman University report says. People 60 and older now make up about 14% of the county's population.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | HERMAN WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since he began driving as a 16-year-old farm youth in Minnesota, Eric Johnson's life has been deeply rooted in the American motoring ethos. He has always been on the road, on business trips or vacation jaunts, from Minnesota to Maine and Oregon to Florida, a man who relishes the freewheeling sense of mobility granted by the automobile.
NEWS
July 16, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
"Oh, my God," blurted 80-year-old Teresa Segura from her wheelchair, "I can't walk, I can't see, and now I've won a beauty contest. Unbelievable. Babalu! Bombs away!" Almost as excited was runner-up Maude Burton, 100, who said she had so much fun that she might "give it another shot next year."
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