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July 23, 2002 | From Times staff and wire reports
The American Lung Assn. is seeking high school and college-age volunteers to help at Camp Wheeze, a day camp for asthmatic first- to sixth-graders. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 through 9 at Sacred Heart School, 10770 Henderson Road. Orientation for counselors will be held the week before. For more information, call the American Lung Assn. at 988-6023.
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March 8, 2008 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Curling up in front of a cozy wood fire on a nippy night will be banned in many parts of Southern California on bad air days under new regulations passed Friday by regional air regulators. Citing public health concerns in the heavily polluted Los Angeles Basin, the South Coast Air Quality Management District board voted unanimously to impose fines on homeowners who burn wood in fireplaces or at outdoor sites on high-pollution days during winter months -- about two dozen days in a typical year.
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May 22, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH
Elementary school-aged children with chronic asthma can attend a free weeklong summer day camp especially designed for their needs. Camp Wheez, sponsored annually by the American Lung Assn. of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, provides asthma education, physical development skills and arts and crafts projects. The staff, including medical professionals, is made up of volunteers from the community. The camp will be held July 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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January 21, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE
The American Lung Assn. is looking for Ventura County residents to volunteer for an education program to teach schoolchildren about asthma. Open Airways for Schools consists of six 45-minute sessions at elementary schools throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The volunteers will help children identify what causes an asthma attack, how to use medication appropriately, diagnose the severity of asthma symptoms and devise an emergency plan with parents and teachers.
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April 30, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
The American Lung Assn. of Ventura County is sponsoring a Clean Air Festival on Sunday at Oxnard State Beach. The event, which begins Clean Air Week, will feature speakers and displays on air pollution and its damaging effect on lung health, organizers said. "The association's goal is to empower each person to take personal responsibility for reducing the level of air pollution in their home and community," said Dr.
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June 21, 1991
The American Lung Assn. of Los Angeles County is celebrating July 3 as "NonDependence Day" to encourage smokers with a message that it's never too late to quit. The association created the annual event in 1988, in response to the surgeon general's report on nicotine addiction and to help fight respiratory diseases. The 1990 Report of the Surgeon General stated that more than 38 million Americans have quit smoking.
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May 8, 1998 | LISA ADDISON
The American Lung Assn. of Orange County is offering several scholarships for its weeklong asthma camp for children, planned for June 28 to July 3 in the mountains of Julian near San Diego. The Southern California Asthma Medical Program Camp is open to children ages 8 to 14 who have moderate to severe asthma. About 100 spaces are available. Scholarships are awarded to children whose families meet certain income requirements. Otherwise, the cost is $210 for each child.
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