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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Verizon Wireless is donating 45 cellular phones to the county for use by domestic abuse victims who may need to reach authorities quickly. The phones are programmed to speed-dial 911 as well as the district attorney's office, said officials with the county's Crime Victims' Assistance Program. They will replace aging units that have been used since the county began handing out the cell phones to abuse victims in 1998.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1995
It's probably true that latent tensions from the 1994 Northridge earthquake are partly responsible for what appears to be a troubling increase in felony domestic assaults in the San Fernando Valley last year. The Valley showed a considerably bigger increase in such reports than any other part of the city last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
About 25 community agencies, including the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation and Laura's House, are sponsoring a free fair Saturday to educate families about domestic abuse. "It's a chance for people to network with key agencies in the community," said Linda Lee, a spokeswoman for Laura's House, which provides counseling and a shelter for battered women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1996
The husband of a former member of the Pointer Sisters was sentenced today to three years' probation, eight months' community service and a year of domestic abuse counseling for a Christmas Eve fight with his wife. Jeffrey Bownes, 43, of Pacoima also was ordered by Hollywood Municipal Judge Michael Mink to attend two Narcotics Anonymous meetings a week for 13 weeks, and to pay $2,000 in fines and penalty assessments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1995
Saying that Nicole Brown Simpson's tape-recorded cries for help continue to ring in his ears, Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs on Monday proposed establishing a Police Department trust fund devoted to domestic violence that would bear her name. Wachs said he would offer a formal motion this week to devote an additional $250,000 a year to fighting the problem of domestic abuse.
NEWS
March 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala decried domestic violence Friday as "terrorism in the home" and called upon Americans to wake up to the problem. She promised that the Clinton Administration would do its part, including establishing a national telephone hot line for victims of domestic abuse that is awaiting congressional approval.
NEWS
May 18, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Years of stepped-up efforts by law enforcement, social services and women's advocates to reduce the toll of domestic violence appear to be paying off: Far fewer women are being beaten by their husbands and boyfriends, according to new data released Wednesday. "We're giving women escape routes that didn't exist 20 years ago," said Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, who assisted in a new U.S.
NEWS
May 11, 2008 | Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
Emine Yaman lies in bed, her legs rigid, her feet prone to sores and swelling. Paralyzed by a bullet that her husband fired into her chest, she is the face of domestic violence in a country struggling to discard long-held cultural practices that denigrate women. She wears diapers and reaches for a knotted sheet hanging from an overhead bar to shift her upper body. The weak bones in her 40-year-old hips, knees and left arm have broken since the shooting in 1999. Infections induce fevers; she takes antibiotics.
NEWS
February 27, 1995 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Escalating reports of domestic assaults in San Fernando Valley households--obscured by a citywide drop in crime last year--have mobilized police and victims' advocates in a battle against a troubling but largely hidden trend. The Valley last year showed the greatest jump in the number of felony domestic assaults among the city's four police bureaus, Los Angeles Police Department records show.
SPORTS
January 21, 1998
Vancouver Canuck goalie Sean Burke must complete an educational program on domestic abuse within six months as part of his punishment for assaulting his wife in November. Burke also was fined $200 and sentenced to 18 months' probation after pleading guilty last week to the Nov. 2 incident. He could have been sentenced to 150 days in jail. Burke was traded to Vancouver by the Carolina Hurricanes on Jan. 2. The Canucks did not return phone calls to their office Tuesday.
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