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In mystery circles, Maxine O'Callaghan is best known for her Santa Ana-based female private eye, Delilah West. But there's a new character in the Mission Viejo author's life. She's Anne Menlo, a Phoenix child psychologist who works as a police consultant on crimes involving children. In "Only in the Ashes" (Jove Books; $5.99), Menlo is hired by the distraught mother of a 6-year-old girl who died in a house fire.
The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring will received a $300,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Proposition 10 Commission to expand education programs for parents and child-care professionals. Proposition 10, approved by state voters in 1998, levies a 50-cent tax on cigarettes to be used for early childhood development programs. "The new grant enables us to bring the best parenting education programs and materials into child-care and family day-care centers," said Kerby T.
June 9, 1987 | From Reuters
Nancy Reagan talked today about the 1981 assassination attempt against her husband with the widow of Sweden's slain Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was never invited to the White House. "I offered her my personal condolences," Mrs. Reagan told reporters after a 30-minute meeting with Lisbet Palme at the office of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson. The Palmes were walking home unguarded through central Stockholm on Feb.
January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
November 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
The FBI joined a police search Tuesday for a child psychologist suspected of killing his 25-year-old girlfriend in his suburban townhouse, then abandoning their 18-month-old son in an industrial area 90 miles away. Folsom police said there was a history of domestic violence between James Dewayne Nivette, 54, and Gina Barnett, whose bullet-ridden body was found at Nivette's home in a quiet, wooded cul-de-sac about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.
June 3, 1998
La Habra High 801 Highlander Ave. La Habra 90631 (562) 905-0906 * Enrollment: 1,700 * Established: 1954 * Team name: The Highlanders * Newspaper: Scotch Tape * Principal: Jim Robinson * Student president: Eilene Cruz * Valedictorian: Chris Oronico * Famous alumni: "Mad About You" actress Ann Ramsay; opera singer Jeannine Altmeyer * Winning moments: Heritage of the Americas Program received California Golden Bell award from California School Board Assn.
July 24, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
"I do it for me I have the right to say no I live for now Life is not a movie . " --Rebecca Schaeffer Untitled Poem, July, 1989 Slain actress Rebecca Schaeffer was eulogized here Sunday as "a precious gift--a gift that was snatched back, but one that will give us extraordinary memories." Rabbi Joshua Stampfer told the 200 mourners at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery's small chapel that Schaeffer "brought in her short life more joy to more people than most of us achieve in a lifetime."
March 22, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A psychologist testified Monday at Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial that it was common for sexually abused children to get details of their abuse wrong and to conceal it, sometimes for decades. Prosecutors put Dr. Anthony Urquiza, a child psychologist from Sacramento, on the stand as they sought to explain to the jury why Jackson's young accuser had given different accounts of the alleged molestation at different times.
October 20, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
The photo taken by a Libyan resistance fighter of what is purportedly a dead Moammar Kadafi is horrific: a bloodied face frozen in a grotesque death mask. And for several hours on Thursday, it aired steadily on television broadcasts as news organizations scrambled to confirm early reports of Kadafi's death. To children young and old who are likely to have seen the image - or to find it while surfing the Web in the coming days, what's a parent to say? The answer, say experts, depends on the child's age, of course, and his or her level of anxiety about the graphic and extremely bloody image . But especially for younger children, the message should focus on reassurance: This can't happen to you or to our family.
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