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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.
April 25, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
SEOUL -- President Obama conceded Friday that sanctions on Russia may not force President Vladimir Putin to alter his decisions on Ukraine, but he then offered a spirited defense of how they might still influence a leader he said is “not a stupid man.” Putin surely realizes that sanctions have hurt the Russian economy, Obama said, and knows there is much more pain ahead if he doesn't live up to his pledge to ease tensions in Ukraine, where Russian-speaking...
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.
April 22, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have promoted Jim Perzik from general counsel to senior vice president of legal affairs/secretary, while hiring Dan Grigsby to fill Perzik's former position. Grigsby previously was partner and chairman of the National Sports Law Group with the law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. "Having worked with Dan as our outside legal representative for over 30 years, we're very familiar and comfortable with him, and have the highest regard for him as both an attorney and person,” said Jeanie Buss in a statement Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
April 21, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is turning to Neil Eggleston, a veteran of the Whitewater and Iran-Contra confrontations between Capitol Hill and the White House, to help guide his administration through what could be stormy years ahead with Congress. Obama on Monday named Eggleston, a Washington lawyer who specializes in representing high-profile public figures in government investigations, as the next White House counsel. He replaces Kathryn Ruemmler, who has been seeking to vacate the White House hot seat for months.
April 18, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment - figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it, explain it and make sure it does not happen again. After three years in the Office of White House Counsel, one as its deputy, the Chicago-area native has left the job of damage prevention and control to others, and moved on to private practice with a firm in the nation's capital.
April 14, 2014
Julie K. Xanders is the assistant general counsel/West Coast media of Tribune Co. and serves as senior vice president, legal for the Los Angeles Times. Xanders joined Times Mirror in 1993 as corporate counsel for Times Mirror Cable. She was promoted to assistant general counsel in 1995 for Times Mirror, associate general counsel in 1997, deputy general counsel in 1998, and senior vice president and general counsel for the Los Angeles Times in August 1998.  Prior to joining Times Mirror, Xanders worked for four years in private practice with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as an associate attorney.  Born in San Francisco, Xanders earned a doctor of jurisprudence from Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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