March 4, 1991 |
It is 5:45 a.m. on Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne and Christine is preparing for a grueling 12-hour day during which she will sort through trash, seeking to supplement a meager welfare check. As the headlights of her battered Ford Escort pick up the shapes along the curbside, her practiced eye catches sight of an odd-sized bulge in a trash bag and she jams on the brakes. Dashing to the curb, she peers into the bag and reaches deep inside.
June 3, 2008
Re "Sacred pots tie up taxes," column, May 29 I would like to offer a few points of clarification that went unsaid in George Skelton's column. Taking money away from First 5 would leave many of the families who are most vulnerable to the state's budget cuts without crucial resources. Last year alone, First 5 provided 2.7 million Californians with services that will benefit young children throughout their lifetimes, including health insurance, high-quality preschool, early health screenings and oral healthcare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1994 |
A girls soccer coach broke into the homes of teen-age players to steal their underwear, police said Tuesday. Luis Castellanos, 19, was ordered to appear June 8 in Pasadena Superior Court for arraignment on seven felony counts of residential burglary and 12 counts of receiving stolen property after a Tuesday hearing in Glendale Municipal Court. Castellanos, who has pleaded not guilty, is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
September 27, 1987
The Times on Monday launches a major expansion of the Business section. With two additional pages of space for news and features every day, the expansion will permit more complete coverage, particularly of business in Southern California, and allow greater use of graphics.
May 10, 1996 |
Dan Dorfman, the controversial business journalist whose reports appear on the CNBC cable network, has suffered a mild stroke, the business network said Thursday. CNBC said Dorfman was taken ill Tuesday afternoon and has been hospitalized but that his prognosis is excellent and he is expected to recover fully. In a statement, the network quoted the 64-year-old commentator as saying he is "alert, mobile and feeling very well." "He sounded fine.
February 3, 2008 |
When it comes to dealing with freeloading friends and deadbeat relatives, Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz suggest that you be what they call the three P's: prompt, polite and pointed. All too often, people get taken advantage of for no better reason than that cheapskates think they get away with it, according to the husband-and-wife writers, who pen a money and ethics column for Money magazine. "There's no indication that these are people who are down to their last dollar," Schwarz said.