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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
The Gang Victims Services program will receive $56,000 this summer to continue providing counseling and crisis intervention to victims of gang-related crimes. The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a resolution accepting the federal grant money, which will be forwarded to the program's four employees as soon as the state criminal justice office in Sacramento releases it.
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SPORTS
August 23, 1994 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Williams is hitting tennis balls high into the air with a 9-year-old boy when he sees a player on another court hit a shot into the net. "Hey, Hamburger," Williams hollers. "Didn't I just get done telling you not to hit the ball so flat? Hit the ball into the air--then give me 20 hoppers." To Williams, all young tennis players are "hamburgers." He says the nickname fits. If Williams thinks one of his players didn't give enough effort, the player is made to do jumping jacks, or "hoppers."
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | SIMON ROMERO
Three weeks ago when she decided to end her association with the King Cobra gang, 17-year-old Christine Figueroa said she received a welcome slap in the face. The hard slap delivered by a fellow gang member signified that Christine--mother of an 8-month-old boy and pregnant with another child--was officially free to leave the feared King Cobras gang, her surrogate family for nearly five years.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
Three comedians, including local-boys-made-good Jerry Miner and Chris Verwiel, perform tonight at 8 at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center in a benefit for the Irvine-based Community Service Programs. Tom McGillen, an Improvisation favorite, headlines the event, which is to raise money for programs targeting child abuse, drug abuse, homeless youths and victims of crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
The City Council began work this week deciding which youth, family and senior programs should have top priority when the budget is drawn up for the next fiscal year. "We're in an information-gathering mode only," said Al King Jr., community services director. "It's not a cutting process yet. We're taking a look at issues like costs, participation levels and whether the programs are meeting the needs of residents."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The City Council has approved $50,000 in Community Development Block grants to a number of social service agencies. The annual awards account for 15% of the total block grant money the city received from the federal Housing and Urban Development this year. The council approved $5,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley; $4,200 to Community Service Programs Inc. for youth diversion and restitution programs; $2,500 to California Elwyn Inc.
NEWS
October 4, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joy Snow, a Laguna Beach High School sophomore, helps disabled children learn to ride horses. Junior Matt Shea takes care of toddlers during church. Two seniors last year spent their Saturday mornings collecting recyclables at a retirement home, and a third filled her spring vacation helping a not-so-well-off acquaintance move from one apartment to the other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990 | PENELOPE MC MILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former supervisor of a Los Angeles County animal shelter in Baldwin Park pleaded no contest Monday to a felony charge that he prepared false documents concealing the fact that court-ordered community service work assigned at the shelter was not being performed. Jaime Meraz, 44, a Chino resident who is a 20-year employee of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, entered his plea before Municipal Court Judge Rand Schrader, who set sentencing for July 2 in Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1996
A proposal to require students to perform community service has been softened by the Las Virgenes Unified School District, which decided instead to urge educators to encourage the idea. Proponents such as Assistant Supt. Leo J. Lowe said "service learning," as some like to call it, would help impart moral values and make students better citizens. Opponents say requiring such service would defeat the purpose because community service works best when it comes from the heart.
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