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June 9, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Santa Monica College officials are offering counseling and an opportunity for students  and staff to retrieve belongings left behind as they rushed to escape Friday's shooting rampage. On the college website officials invited staff and students to attend a gathering from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on campus. Therapists will be available all day, and local restaurants are donating food. Belongings left in the library, which the gunman entered, causing many to drop possessions as the they fled, have been tagged and moved to a staging area at 1510 Pico Blvd.  They can be claimed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. after identification and proof of ownership is provided.  Belongings left elsewhere may be retrieved from the building in which they were left.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
A Los Angeles County sheriff's candidate who is currently one of the department's highest-ranking officials was chastised for using a mock ethnic accent during a joke phone call played at a retirement party, internal sheriff's records show. In the 2010 incident, a recording of which was obtained by The Times, Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold calls a station watch commander, and appears to imitate a vaguely South Asian accent. He criticizes the watch commander while mispronouncing words in a sing-songy rambling rant, according to the recording.
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November 15, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Weight-loss programs offering support via telephone and the Web work about as well as in-person counseling to help obese people lose weight, a study has found. Two intervention programs were compared with a control group in the two-year study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine , in which 415 obese men and women participated. They were randomly placed in a weight-loss program that offered support remotely, via the Web, telephone and email; in a two-year program that included in-person support in addition to the remote support; or in a control group that encouraged independent weight loss.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
NEW YORK - Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney. In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel. Many immigrants represent themselves. But on this cold February morning, Cadet was greeted by a public defender who took on his case for free. The Haitian immigrant is a client in a yearlong pilot program, believed to be the first of its kind, that provides free legal counsel to low-income people facing deportation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1993 | TINA DAUNT
Ventura County officials want to expand a program to help employees deal with feelings of loss and anger in the face of up to 400 layoffs by county government. On Tuesday, Personnel Director Ronald Komers will ask county supervisors to beef up the county's counseling services, a move that will cost $20,000 to $30,000. So far, he said, 100 county employees have been notified or targeted for layoff. Another 204 Fire Department employees have been told they could lose their jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Increasing free small business counseling services in the San Fernando Valley is the goal of the newly appointed president of the Small Business Development Center of North Los Angeles County. Lance Stevenson, who took over as president last month, said Tuesday that he will seek more funding to increase outreach services by the organization, which is funded by the state and U. S. Small Business Administration.
NEWS
September 23, 2010
The last time you saw your doctor, were you conseled about diet and exercise? If not, it could be because he or she didn't think they had sufficient training to do so. In a study published online in the journal Preventive Cardiology , trainee physicians and more experienced attending physicians were asked about their lifestyle habits and also whether they thought they had received adequate training in counseling patients about diet and exercise....
NEWS
May 4, 1993
People upset by Sunday's fatal crash during the El Toro Air Show can attend any of several group counseling sessions being offered this week by the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross. Red Cross spokeswoman Judy Iannacone said the agency received as many as a dozen calls per hour on Monday from people who had witnessed the crash or seen footage of the fire on television. "Anybody that's had anybody that they lost . . . in a plane crash, this brings that up again," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
An intervention program for troubled youngsters and their families should be up and running by early next year, officials said. The City Council recently approved a plan that will allow the county Probation Department to operate the Youth and Family Resource Center at 1401 S. Anaheim Blvd. The facility was opened in September by the Orange County Department of Education and Anaheim Union School District. The center now offers academic classes only.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A coalition that provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is seeking volunteers. The Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence will hold its 72-hour training session between Jan. 23 and March 6. Volunteers will meet three days a week at the coalition's Oxnard office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education costs to students - without increasing tuition. Campuses in Fullerton, Dominguez Hills, Fresno and San Diego all are considering these charges, ranging from $200 to $500 per semester. If approved, those Cal State campuses will join others in the East Bay, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Jose, San Luis Obispo and San Marcos, which already are charging such fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo
Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine if they are working and are not supported by science, a new report commissioned by the Defense Department says. "A lot of their programs don't have any good data behind them," said Kenneth Warner, a professor of public health at the University of Michigan who led the Institute of Medicine committee that produced the report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate's ethics panel was briefed behind closed doors Monday by an independent counsel on his investigation into misconduct allegations involving Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D- Montebello ). The briefing was called by Sen. Richard Roth (D-Riverside), chairman of the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics, who said afterward that the review by independent counsel Charles J. Stevens was not yet complete. "We met to begin the conversation with the outside counsel," Roth said afterward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Catholic school attended by two children who died with their parents in a Sylmar fire informed students of the tragedy Monday and sent letters home offering grief counseling, officials said. The four family members were found unresponsive by firefighters in the 4:37 a.m. blaze in the 13700 block of Eldridge Avenue. The father -- identified by family and friends as Uriel Estrada, 41 -- was found just a few feet from the front door, and his children and wife were huddled nearby, Los Angeles Fire Capt.
NATIONAL
December 19, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
Nearly a week after a gunman opened fire on campus, some Arapahoe High School students returned to school Thursday to retrieve belongings left behind in the emergency and to seek counseling.  On Dec. 13, student Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, arrived on campus in Centennial, Colo., with a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, three Molotov cocktails and a machete. He shot student Claire Esther Davis in the head and then turned the gun on himself. Davis remains hospitalized in critical condition.
NATIONAL
December 16, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post. The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote, succeeding Janet Napolitano, who left in September to become president of the University of California system. An array of former officials from Democratic and Republican administrations, including all three former department secretaries, endorsed Johnson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that allows him to continue working as a veterinarian, a Reseda man accused of unethical and unsanitary practices agreed Tuesday to undergo psychiatric treatment and promised not to operate his own clinic for five years.
NEWS
June 19, 1992 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
Now that the scrim has been pulled back to reveal the sordid reality of Britain's royal fairy tale, it seems the time is ripe to talk about the problems of the rich. Certainly, we are reminded from the tribulations of the lovelorn Windsor women that money can buy neither love nor happiness. Myra Salzer, a 40-year-old Boulder, Colo., financial consultant, contends it cannot even buy a sense of well-being. Especially if it has been handed to you on a silver platter, as it were.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - In what could be the final act in a long-running drama, ex-Mayor Bob Filner is set to appear in court Monday to be sentenced on three counts of mistreating women, the kind of accusations that drove him to resign. The judge is widely expected to approve a plea bargain that includes no jail time, three months of home confinement, a reduction in his city pension, mandatory mental health counseling and a bar against seeking public office. A probation report will describe Filner as a hard-driving perfectionist with an abrasive manner and a patronizing, retrograde attitude toward women who, under the pressure of being a "strong mayor" and after giving up on his mood-stabilizing medication, engaged in boorish, assaultive behavior for which he is now deeply apologetic and admits he needs therapy.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years. Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now, the 66-year-old will have to remain behind bars. Simpson, who will be 70 before he is eligible for parole, had sought a new trial, claiming incompetent legal counsel. "We're obviously very disappointed in the judge's decision," said Osvaldo Fumo, one of Simpson's attorneys.
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