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November 29, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Reacting to a move by the San Diego County Health Department to destroy a large camp for migrant workers near the trendy La Costa resort, city housing officials Monday began processing low-cost housing applications from camp residents. Valle Verde is one of several migrant camps in San Diego's North County that have come under increased scrutiny as development has moved closer to the once-isolated encampments.
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NEWS
April 23, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a step toward returning Rwanda to normalcy. But suspicious, fearful and revenge-minded Rwandans were not ready for that, and the result has been a fresh outburst of bloodshed in the tormented country. By late Saturday in the southwestern part of Rwanda, a death toll as high as several hundred was reported after 48 hours of chaos at a refugee camp inside the country's borders.
HEALTH
July 15, 2002 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fitness class gathered on the playground of a Sierra Madre elementary school, an eclectic group of men and women whose ages ranged from teens to mid-50s. Mingling among them were three men and a woman wearing camouflage pants and black T-shirts with the words "Boot Camp" emblazoned on them. I had heard about similar throwbacks to the past for more than a year--physical fitness programs spun off from the purgatory that comes with the first weeks of military basic training.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2001 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Shadur walks along the dusty trail at Camp Max Strauss--a summer camp for at-risk boys and girls that is tucked into the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale. "It's nothing like what the kids would see at 120th and Broadway," said Shadur, 69, referring to a South Los Angeles neighborhood. "It's so rustic [here]. Listen. You can hear the quiet."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Homeless people are being allowed to return to what Ontario city officials say is a safer, more sanitary "tent city." Brent Schultz, Ontario's housing director, said 32 people moved in to the renovated site near Ontario International Airport Tuesday and dozens more will move in over the next several days. Hundreds were evicted last month and moved to a nearby alternative site while city officials graded the land, installed a gate and portable toilets. Some homeless activists however, aren't happy with the new situation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990 | ERIK HAMILTON
Oscar Rodriguez has the same hopes and aspirations many 13-year-olds have--to one day go to college, get a meaningful job and live a happy life. But in Rodriguez's case, the realities of the barrio can sometimes pose a formidable obstacle. Not one to stand still and brood, Rodriguez and 46 other youngsters hope to chip away at that barrier with the help of Camp Escalera. The five-day camp, which began Tuesday and ends today, was the brainchild of Stephanie Lopez, Ray Navarro and Sam Mendoza.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1996
Aaron Young, 17, was at a Santa Monica beach watching five people trying to combat the heat under one small umbrella when a business venture hit him: umbrella rentals. "I figure if I find a heavily populated beach I could make some pretty good money," Young said. With some help from a business camp in Santa Monica, Young prepared a marketing plan that he hopes will launch him in the business world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
When the organizers of Camp Chesed/Camp Dora Hauser handed out an award for best camper this week, they realized they had a 31-way tie. All the campers were found to be the best-liked and best-behaved, which oddly enough, has also happened the past two years at the weeklong day camp. Camp Chesed, which is Hebrew for loving-kindness, plans activities for mentally and physically challenged Jewish students from Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1996 | DAVID REYES
Erosion of a steep bluff above a pristine state campground has forced the area's closure because of the threat of a landslide, officials said Wednesday. The 26-campsite Echo Arch campground, near the San Onofre nuclear power plant, is part of San Onofre State Beach west of Interstate 5 near the immigration checkpoint. It is regarded by campers and rangers as a jewel among state campsites.
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