Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCommunity Service Programs
IN THE NEWS

Community Service Programs

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2000
USC will receive a $400,000 federal grant for use in augmenting its outreach programs in Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, university officials said Monday. The funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are part of $7.5 million in Community Outreach Partnership Centers grants.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One thing about a place that looks like a saloon: It can bring out the ornery in people. But the arguing this week inside a long-shuttered restaurant heralds a new beginning for Integrity House. By the end of the month, the Fullerton nonprofit organization for people with brain trauma and developmental disabilities will move into the former Viva Mexico, ending a desperate, months-long search for a few thousand square feet of real estate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As patriotic tunes blared over a loudspeaker, veterans filed onto the Ventura College football field Friday, wearing tattered tennis shoes and layers of shabby clothes. They arrived by bus and by foot, their faces were unshaven and their gait weary. Within an hour, however, they had taken showers, donned clean clothes and new shoes and received haircuts. And the vets were assigned to their homes for the next three days--military cots under olive-colored tents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gabriela Carballo stood inside the Monroe Self-Help Legal Access Center on Thursday, waiting impatiently for the first patron to step in. "It's almost like being a real lawyer," she said. The 17-year-old James Monroe High School senior and a group of about 50 students, teachers, volunteer lawyers and others celebrated the opening of what is being billed as a first-of-its-kind self-help legal center at the high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
The Valley Youth Initiative, a five-year, $9-million job training program for youths, will soon be based in the same building as an informal juvenile court and an existing gang intervention program, officials said Wednesday. Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla introduced a motion Wednesday seeking final approval of the leases to house the three agencies in the same building.
NEWS
July 15, 2000 | Reuters
Call them the prisoners of the opera. Twenty-one jail inmates were sent into service as extras for Friday night's performance of Verdi's "Aida" on orders from Hamilton County Judge Norbert Nadel, an opera fan, who volunteered them. Nadel said the time the inmates spent rehearsing and performing for the Cincinnati Opera Assn. production would be credited toward the community service hours their sentences require. All are in jail for nonviolent crimes connected with drug or alcohol abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At two meetings called Monday to quell the recent spike in violent crime in Los Angeles, gang experts, community leaders, parents and clergy demanded more jobs, recreation activities and conflict resolution programs for inner-city youths to prevent further bloodshed. The causes of the recent 7.5% increase in violent crime were debated at a morning meeting at First AME Church in South Los Angeles and at an afternoon gathering sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|