January 19, 2006 |
One recent afternoon in Los Alamitos, I watched Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, M.D., pick her way through a government website designed to help elderly patients select the right Medicare drug plan, based on their prescription needs and hometown. The website, created for the launch of Medicare's new prescription drug benefit, identified 48 individual plans available for Southern California residents.
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October 19, 1986 |
The INS has begun deportation proceedings against Joeri DeBeer, the Dana Point youth convicted of killing his legal guardian, who had sexually abused him. DeBeer was arrested earlier this month because he had committed a crime of "moral turpitude," said Harold W. Ezell, western regional commissioner for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Because DeBeer was convicted of manslaughter, he is in violation of his non-immigrant student status, Ezell said Saturday.
December 24, 2000 |
Only rarely does a judge in a criminal case overturn the verdict reached by jurors in her own courtroom. Still rarer is the judge who admits to committing an error so serious it taints a verdict. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor did both Friday night in an extraordinary ruling that overturned the convictions of three Rampart Division police officers, impressing legal scholars with both her tightly reasoned legal arguments and her unusual candor.
October 21, 1990 |
The Seine rarely dances in Paris. Surrounded by city, unconnected to nature, it's a sullen, dark river, industrially trafficked and plowed to an incessant tourist highway. A green river; sometimes, a gray-blue shade like steel, along a high corridor of stone. Only as the Seine approaches suburban precincts does the river's lively brasher color, the silver of sunlight played on water, return.
October 11, 1990 |
In the Armenian community, putting parents in an old-age home is tantamount to abandoning them. Yet a Southland Armenian organization, Ararat Home of Los Angeles Inc., is running a convalescent hospital that ranks among the best in the nation. What's going on here? In general, Armenians and many other ethnic groups feel it is the responsibility of the parents to care for their children until old age incapacitates them; then the roles reverse, and the children do the parenting.
January 24, 1991
Air quality effects must be a major consideration for all future developments in the city from housing complexes to traffic signals, under an amendment to the city's General Plan approved Monday by the City Council. The amendment was approved 4 to 0, with Councilman Anthony Naranjo absent. It is the first time air quality concerns have been written into the General Plan, which governs all of the city's future development, said Dan Watrous, senior city planner.
March 5, 2001 |
Michael Holton, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for UCLA, is a leading candidate to become the next head basketball coach at the University of Portland, according to sources close to the situation. Portland fired coach Rob Chavez over the weekend and is taking a hard look at Holton, who was an assistant coach at the school during the 1993-94 season and also played two seasons for the Portland Trail Blazers.
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February 1, 1998
The California Coastal Commission will decide during the first week of February whether to approve a modest expansion of Soka University's Calabasas campus. The debate over the university's future has been ongoing since 1990, and the commission's approval is the last step in a regulatory process that has largely incorporated the concerns of local residents. The current proposal is supported by a range of groups that include the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
October 15, 2005 |
It has become common practice for teams to simulate crowd noise during practice to prepare for road games. UCLA did it this week for today's game at Washington State. Center Mike McCloskey, who will be playing for the first time at Martin Stadium, says UCLA is ready for anything. "It's going to be like any crazy away games where it's going to get so loud that you can't hear the guy next to you," McCloskey said.
May 5, 2004 |
Moving to address infield concerns, the Dodgers are among the clubs strongly considering signing free-agent Aaron Boone. General Manager Paul DePodesta said Tuesday he has had talks with agent Adam Katz about Boone, whom the New York Yankees released after he injured his left knee playing basketball Jan. 16. Although DePodesta downplayed his interest in the versatile Boone, others in the organization said DePodesta believes the right-handed batter would be a good fit at second base this season.