CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1997 |
Were it not for one of the wildest Los Angeles gunfights since the West was won, Georgia Mayo might still be trapped in a room with no windows, an open bucket for a toilet and a padlock securing the door. The rundown Pasadena house in which she was kept belongs to Valerie Nicolescu-Matasareanu, former operator of a home for the disabled and the mother of one of the robbers killed in the North Hollywood bank shooting in February.
HOME & GARDEN
April 9, 2011 |
The afternoon phone call jolted Laird Jackson: Her 82-year-old father had just been evicted from the Huntington Beach board-and-care home where he had lived for several years. "I couldn't believe it," she said. "There was no notice until a marshal showed up at the door with a foreclosure notice. " Jackson's experience in January, unfortunately, is becoming commonplace in California, with incidents reported at board-and-care homes in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, Napa, Yolo and Placer counties.