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May 7, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Just off the trendy Melrose strip, on the western edge of Hollywood, is a refuge of tree-lined streets where neighbors greet each other by name and young couples start families and stick around into their golden years. Lately, it has also become a battlefront in a broader clash of conflicting imperatives: how to balance a government push to keep the aging and disabled out of institutions against community desires to protect the character and value of residential neighborhoods, particularly in a shaky housing market.
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May 7, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Just off the trendy Melrose strip, on the western edge of Hollywood, is a refuge of tree-lined streets where neighbors greet each other by name and young couples start families and stick around into their golden years. Lately, it has also become a battlefront in a broader clash of conflicting imperatives: how to balance a government push to keep the aging and disabled out of institutions against community desires to protect the character and value of residential neighborhoods, particularly in a shaky housing market.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Two women have been accused of operating an illegal board-and-care facility in Pacoima, Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn said Wednesday. Named were Wanda Jean Grant, 36, of Palmdale and her grandmother, Amanda Lyle, 69. Lyle is the owner of the property at 12643 Garber St., where she lives, Hahn said. Each is charged with one violation of the state health and safety code.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2009 | David Kelly
Investigators looking into charges of abuse at a collection of San Bernardino-area group homes arrested the director of one of the homes after discovering he was on probation for elder abuse and had been ordered to stay away from such facilities, officials said Tuesday. Tony Dalton, 40, was taken into custody Friday for violating his probation after initially refusing entry to investigators checking on conditions at the house, said San Bernardino City Atty. James Penman. Dalton is the son of Pensri Sophar Dalton, 61, who was arrested Sept.
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May 11, 1987
Susan Bunker tearfully sifted through the soot, looking for her tiny daughter's stuffed animals. Family and friends also tried to salvage a few things from the blackened house in Orange that only hours earlier had been home to Bunker's family and six developmentally disabled men. Bunker's sister, Michelle La Bar, escaped from the blazing house after dragging a 42-year-old resident--who didn't know the fire was dangerous--out by a belt loop on his pants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1987 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
Muriel Greensaft has been in hundreds of residential homes for the elderly and knows they can run the gamut. She recalled visiting one board-and-care home in a well-kept neighborhood of Mission Viejo, with a manicured front yard and a beautiful view of the mountains. "And it was just as immaculate when you walked in," said Greensaft, formerly the head of an ombudsman service overseeing care of the elderly. "There were no odors. It was furnished beautifully, and everyone was well dressed."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1987
My 89-year-old mother had the good fortune to live in Linda Marchesini's board-and-care home on Welby Way in Canoga Park for 2 1/2 years. Can you imagine the horror the five little old ladies who lived at Linda's home felt at seeing her carted off in handcuffs by the police. I have stopped by the home unannounced on many occasions. I have always been greeted by the smell of good cooking and flowers--the ladies sunning themselves on the patio on nice days, an attendant always present.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1986 | ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writer
It was a mistake, admits Orange County Superior Court Judge Leonard H. McBride, for his wife, Betty, not to obtain a state license for their four East Tustin board-and-care homes for the elderly, which have been in operation about two years. But she is attempting to get that state Department of Social Services license and is going through the laborious application process, McBride said Sunday. "Now, I'm not saying (the procrastination) is a valid excuse," McBride said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
In response to opposition from residents, the City Council this week rejected a neighborhood board and care home's expansion plans. The Planning Commission had approved allowing up to eight people in the six-bedroom home on West Chalet Avenue. The home had been seeking up to 10 beds for clients, including those with mental or physical disabilities. But 22 neighbors appealed the decision to the council, citing concerns about parking, traffic congestion and other issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1997 | DADE HAYES
A Granada Hills woman who pleaded no contest in September to operating an unlicensed board-and-care facility must spend a year in jail, following a judge's finding that she violated the terms of her probation, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. Margaret McClay Garnett, 45, was sentenced Wednesday by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Keith Schwartz, who also presided at Garnett's Dec. 17 probation hearing, City Atty. Jim Hahn said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2009 | Richard Winton
A Los Angeles Fire Department inspector was arrested Monday for allegedly accepting a bribe during a sting operation, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Dennis Archie, 58, of Thousands Oaks was booked on suspicion of commercial bribery by detectives, said LAPD Officer Karen Smith. Police allege that Archie demanded and took a $500 bribe from a board and care facility operator to sign off on a compliance check to allow changes to be made to the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman who suffers from mild retardation is missing from a board-and-care facility after she reportedly got into a car Wednesday with a man she had met on the Internet, officials said. Karen Jeannette Caputo, 55, of Garden Grove was seen about noon getting into a gold Mitsubishi Diamante in front of the Target store at Brookhurst Street and Westminster Avenue, police said. She had told friends she had met a man in a chat room and was leaving with him.
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January 30, 2001 | DAN GORDON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the outside, the Four Seasons Home looks no different from any single-family residence in the quiet upper-middle class neighborhood. On the inside too, the board-and-care facility apparently lives up to its billing: "A place where you'll experience the comforts of home, but none of the work and worry." Behind the scenes, however, the six-bedroom, three-bath, 2,600-square-foot house on Hiawatha Street differs from other residences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL
The Los Angeles city attorney's office charged the operator of two troubled Tujunga board-and-care homes Tuesday with neglecting elderly residents and illegally operating the homes, officials said. Perla Nunez, 44, of Upland, was charged with five counts of elder abuse and two counts of operating a residential care facility without a license. Authorities expect to arraign Nunez on Aug. 30, Deputy City Atty. P. Greg Parham said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2000
The city attorney's office charged the operator of two troubled Tujunga board-and-care homes Tuesday with neglecting elderly residents and illegally operating the homes, officials said. Perla Nunez, 44, of Upland, was charged with five counts of elder abuse and two counts of operating a residential care facility without a license. Authorities expect to arraign Nunez on Aug. 30, Deputy City Atty. P. Greg Parham said. On several visits to Ambassador Care at 10159 and 10161 Hillhaven Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A psychiatric hospital shuttered in 1996 after several patients escaped will reopen as a county board-and-care home for the mentally ill under a $1.2-million conversion plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The new facility, which will have 34 beds, will combine with a 24-unit complex to open in the fall. The two facilities will give Ventura County 252 beds for the mentally ill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1999
The Ambassador Care board-and-care home, which was abruptly shut down by state officials Wednesday, had a history of health and safety violations, and was run by an operator who was ordered to close three other facilities this year, according to records and interviews Thursday. One of those facilities was the Acacia Inn in Pasadena, which the state Department of Social Services shut down in January on grounds that it was inadequately staffed and residents weren't given enough food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1999 | DAVID COLKER and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Ambassador Care board-and-care home, which was abruptly shut down by state officials Wednesday, had a history of health and safety violations and was run by a woman banned from operating board-and-care homes, state officials said Thursday.
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