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January 31, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a Laguna Hills teen who was severely beaten at a party in December 1999 have teamed up with a local counseling service to advise families how to keep youth get-togethers from running out of control. "It's not like we're trying to wipe out every teen party," said Greg Lerum, who in the year since his son Kris was assaulted has spoken to small parent groups and PTAs.
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October 23, 1994 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
For the third consecutive year, South-Central-based Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has contributed $25,000 to nonprofit educational and community service programs in the area. Third-time recipients Hoover Intergenerational Center and the United Neighborhood Council, as well as Hope in Youth, Girls Inc., Central Recovery and Development Ministry and the National Conference of Christians and Jews benefited from the college's gifts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1995 | JEFF BEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cristina Valadez went away to UC Berkeley in 1989 with plans of becoming a civil rights attorney. Along the way, something changed her career path. * Her oldest brother, then 15, was dressing like the gang members who frequented Lemon Park in Valadez's hometown of Fullerton. At the request of their parents, the young woman intervened. The brother, who didn't join the gang, is now enrolled in community college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1992 | BOB ELSTON
When her pager jolts her out of sleep during the night, Pat Bell of Huntington Beach, grandmother of 11, feels "a little tingle of excitement." Within minutes, Bell, a volunteer for the Crisis Response Team in Irvine, is out of bed and traveling to the scene of a violent crime, steeled only by her sincerity and compassion.
NEWS
February 26, 1995 | STEPHEN GREGORY
For most youths paying the often stern piper of the juvenile justice system, court-ordered community service can mean long Saturdays painting over graffiti-blighted walls or collecting garbage along streets. But a local youth center now offers an alternative for young men and women obliged to further the public good as penance for wrongdoing: They can fix bicycles.
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January 25, 1987 | SUSAN KROHN, United Press International
A man warned by a friend to plug his parking meter said he wasn't worried about receiving a ticket because a citation was just like a theater ticket. He said the last time he went before a judge for parking fines he was sentenced to community service work, which turned out to be ushering at a community theater during a play.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1993 | ED BOND
In 1953, when Evelyn Briggs founded the Family Service Agency in Burbank, she had a hard time convincing city officials there was a need for a publicly funded agency to handle domestic problems. Back then, Burbank was a booming suburb with numerous defense-related factories founded during World War II. The city had the image of a vibrant, prosperous part of the Southern California dream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
Giving up on the political system doesn't mean giving up. I got that lesson in persistence this week at Avalon Gardens, a housing project in the poorest part of South Los Angeles. The predominantly black residents--faced with gangs, drugs, poor schools, dropouts and unemployment--have plenty to gripe about. As they see it, they have been failed by the police, the courts, the social welfare bureaucracy and all the traditional instruments of government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1991 | LANIE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The small aqua notebook looks like a miniature baby book, with a special place for baby's first photograph and a tiny footprint. But along with a brief text on problems and questions about pregnancy, there are spaces inside for detailed medical information, such as the mother's blood type, her weight, her baby's gestational age and mother and baby's condition at each prenatal visit.
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