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August 17, 2012 | Sandy Banks
The Mustangs will take to the field for the final time this fall. The sports program at the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center is being disbanded - "suspended," officials call it - so the 50-year-old facility in the Malibu Hills can be leveled and rebuilt. The remake has been in the works for years; it's one of the oldest, most decrepit of the county's 14 rural juvenile camps, with a gym yellow-tagged since the Northridge earthquake and a pitted, patchy playing field. But it is also the only camp with a sports program , one that made a national name for itself six years ago in the movie "Gridiron Gang.
July 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Lebanese infantry battled Islamic militants at close range deep inside a Palestinian refugee camp and hoisted Lebanon's flag atop buildings, security officials and witnesses said. Two soldiers were killed in the army's deepest push yet into the Nahr el Bared camp near the northern coastal city of Tripoli, bringing to 98 the number of troops who have died in the conflict that began May 20.
March 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
About 10,000 Bhutanese refugees were without shelter after a fire razed their camp in southeastern Nepal, an official said. Jaya Mukunda Khanal, chief government administrator in Jhapa district, said 1,300 makeshift bamboo homes were destroyed at the Goldhap refugee camp Saturday night. Local humanitarian agencies were distributing aid as police investigated.
July 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Eleven-year-old Spencer Lubitzwas all smiles Wednesday as team leader for an interactive space mission in search of a black hole. "That was a lot of fun," said Spencer, one of 96 youths participating in the first summer space adventure camp at Castlemont School in Woodland Hills. The four-week camp, which began June 22, consists of two parts--an imaginary trip to Mars followed by a mock journey into hyperspace, said Christy Reed, camp director.
July 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Anaheim Angels third baseman Troy Glaus will appear at a Sertoma fantasy baseball camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youths in August, event organizers said. The camp, from Aug. 8-10, will be at Boysen Park on State College Street in Anaheim. Sign language interpreters will help coaches with instruction. Included will be a day of practice at Edison International Field and tickets to an Angels game there. Sertoma is a national service organization.
July 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Usher, the 26-year-old R&B star who began singing at age 6, has opened a summer camp in his hometown of Atlanta to help some other prodigies-in-training. One hundred and fifty campers, ages 8 to 18, hole up at Clark Atlanta University for two weeks, honoring their specialties -- either singing, dancing or basketball -- and learning about the respective industries.
May 29, 2000 | EMILY DWASS
School is nearly over, and you can't wait to go to sleep-away camp. You've been looking forward to this new experience for months. So why is it when you finally arrive at camp, you feel sad and you actually miss your annoying little brother? Not to worry. Feeling homesick the first time you're away from your family is normal, according to Dr. David Feinberg, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UCLA. Most kids who go away to camp miss their families at first.
July 27, 1995
Many inner-city kids who hope someday to be like Michael J, Dr. J or Reggie J often end up with No J . . . as in J-O-B. One former Laker star has decided to do something about it. He's A. C. Green, and he's back on an L.A.-area basketball court this week--at Westchester High to be exact--mixing it up with 100 inner-city youths at his 1995 A. C. Green Leadership Camp.
August 29, 2012 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles park officials spent $2 million to operate two campgrounds that have been closed for more than 10 years, according to an audit released Wednesday by City Controller Wendy Greuel. Camp Valcrest in the Angeles National Forest and Camp Radford in the San Bernardino Mountains have been closed for the last 13 and 20 years, respectively, because necessary repairs were deferred. But the city Department of Recreation and Parks has paid $2 million for caretakers to live at the camps since they closed and nearly $100,000 for water to be trucked to Camp Valcrest, the audit states.
September 25, 2005
ONE of the wonderful things about traveling is that it tends to open up one's mind to change and new ideas. Too bad Charles Jones ["A WWII View of Internment Camps," Letters, Sept. 11] seems to be so stuck in a WWII time warp that he can't acknowledge the grievous harm done to Japanese Americans by the internment or acknowledge the heroism of the servicemen who proved that Americans of Japanese ancestry were just as loyal as any other Americans. DANIEL M. MAYEDA Culver City
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