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December 26, 2010 | By Alexander Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Until a week ago, Veronica Long was wondering how she was going to explain to her four children that Santa might not make it this year. Her husband, Jonathan, used to make a good living as a music engineer and producer. But when the economy tanked two years ago, work dried up and he was forced to pawn his equipment. For a while, the family rented a room from a friend in Corona. But when the friend was evicted earlier this year, they suddenly were homeless. They are now staying in a room at the Union Rescue Mission on downtown Los Angeles' skid row. Last week, the shelter converted its chapel into a Christmas store where parents could pick out free toys and books for their kids.
March 17, 1988
The Inglewood school district plans to open a pilot school-based clinic serving students with drug problems next month. The school board approved this week the hiring of a drug "intervention specialist" at the Morningside High School clinic to provide substance abuse counseling, education and referral to outside agencies. Another full-time counselor will be hired shortly, officials said.
April 23, 1996 | GALI KRONENBERG
Care to spend the summer in the company of Sigmund Freud instead of Steven Spielberg, Walt Whitman instead of Judith Krantz? If so, registration has begun for the summer session at Cal State Northridge's Ventura campus.
February 16, 2000 | ALEX FIELD
Teen Challenge will hold a graduation service and banquet Saturday at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The goal of Teen Challenge is to assist people having problems with drugs, alcohol and families by providing a sanctuary through classes, counseling, education, job-skill training and preparation for family responsibilities.
February 24, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in two parts of the San Fernando Valley. Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two police patrols, step up enforcement of the people who commit and arrange the crimes, and set up a program to divert prostitutes as young as 12 from a life on the streets. The added patrols, at a cost of up to $300,000, will target portions of Lankershim and Sepulveda boulevards, Martinez said.
November 5, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Children of divorced parents will be honored Nov. 15 at the Back and Forth Child Family Fun Day at Hillcrest Park. Family Assessment, Counseling and Education Services, or FACES, a nonprofit group, is sponsoring the event, from noon to 5 p.m. The gathering, featuring free entertainment and games, aims to let children affected by divorce know that they are not alone. The park is at Lemon Street and Valley View Drive. Information: (714) 879-9616.
March 20, 1991
The Visiting Nurse Foundation will hold its "Star Night Party" Monday in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. preceding big screen TV viewing of the Academy Awards. Actress Morgan Brittany will receive the "Star Humanitarian Award" for her work with the March of Dimes.
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