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November 27, 1986
The first of a series of public forums on drug abuse has been scheduled for Dec. 4 by Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, who has asked five cities to provide panelists and testimony. The forum will be held from 7 to p.m. in the Glendale Central Library auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., and will include participants from Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Burbank and Glendale. The forums are designed to provide information on drug abuse problems and to produce a report on plans to combat them.
July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
President Bush signed legislation Friday that revamps programs dealing with mental health and alcohol and drug abuse and continues a ban on using federal money for free needles for drug users. "Distributing free needles to drug users only encourages more drug use," Bush said in a statement at the start of a three-day holiday in Maine. The legislation reorganizes the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services.
April 22, 1987
Jerold Weinger, chief executive of Brooks, Weinger, Robbins & Leeds Inc., said that the firm was not aware of the use of illegal drugs in any of its business offices. He also denied that cocaine was exchanged for stock tips. His Wall Street brokerage firm was hit last week by a raid that resulted in drug charges against a senior partner and eight employees.
Independent television producer Keith Wintermute set out last year to document the extent and cost to taxpayers of alcohol and drug abuse in Ventura County. At 7 p.m. today, KEYT-TV Channel 3 will air "Addictions . . . Solutions, One County's Story," an hourlong documentary that chronicles the human, social and financial cost of alcohol and drug addiction.
July 4, 1989
The city's new mayor, Eileen Krause, said improved citizen communication and heightened awareness about drug abuse will be her two key civic interests during her one-year term. "I want to start some sort of open-forum, town-hall-type meeting, where public concerns could be presented, but not in such a formal format as they are at council meetings," Krause said.
May 23, 1985 | BETTY CUNIBERTI, Times Staff Writer
Enlisting in the war against drugs, a colorful cross-section of entertainment stars, athletes and politicians will throw on their tennis togs and go to battle on the White House tennis court Saturday in an effort to raise $450,000 for the Nancy Reagan Drug Abuse Fund.
October 23, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Standing in the hot sun outside Capistrano Valley High School, the white makeup on Joann Villanueva's face had already begun to melt and Eddie Snyder sweltered underneath his grim reaper costume. But the reason for these disguises wasn't Halloween; it was the dangers of drug abuse that are being publicized throughout Orange County and the nation as part of Red Ribbon Week. Schools and communities are holding various events this week to discourage drug use, from pep rallies to parades.
The public part was noisy and fun. There were speeches, free food, balloons, mariachis and even a modest theatrical production--all designed to draw attention to the programs of the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the opening of a substance-abuse center at the Aliso Village housing project in Boyle Heights. The private part was quiet and grim.
August 17, 1991
In the wake of a federal indictment accusing a West Los Angeles doctor of the illegal distribution of steroids, the Los Angeles Police Department disclosed Friday that it is investigating abuse of the drug within its ranks. Police officials would not elaborate on how many officers are under investigation. But Police Commission President Stanley Sheinbaum said as many as 12 officers may have been among the clientele of Dr. Walter F.
December 31, 1997 | EDWARD M. YOON
A $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help Cal State Northridge implement more educational programs targeting drug abuse in 1998, university officials said recently. The federal education department announced in September that CSUN would receive the grant over a two-year period to fund programs to assist troubled students at the university. Beginning Jan. 8, monthly meetings will be held to address ways to use the funds.
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