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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Little Hoover Commission said California should expand drug treatment programs for those in need and make them available to more people. The commission, a public agency that recommends changes to improve efficiency in state programs, suggested that drug prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts be better coordinated. The panel said that people are routinely denied publicly funded treatment and that few programs are available to young people.
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November 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
A judge Friday told Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter she was "on track" with drug treatment two weeks after being released from jail. Noelle Bush, 25, made her first appearance before Circuit Judge Reginald Whitehead on Friday since serving a 10-day sentence for violating the terms of her treatment program. The judge told Bush that he had talked to her case manager and workers in her drug treatment program.
NEWS
February 10, 2002 | Associated Press
Noelle Bush, the governor's daughter who was accused of prescription drug fraud, has been admitted to a drug treatment program, her lawyer said. Bush, 24, a daughter of Gov. Jeb Bush and niece of President Bush, will spend whatever time is needed in the treatment program before returning to Tallahassee to face the charge, attorney Peter Antonacci said Friday. She waived her right to a speedy trial and probably will be sent to drug court after treatment, Leon County State Atty. Willie Meggs said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Santa Monica judge on Wednesday ordered comedian Paula Poundstone released from a Malibu drug rehabilitation center, where she spent six months receiving court-mandated treatment. Poundstone, 41, was sentenced to five years' probation and stripped of her right to be a foster parent after pleading no contest to endangering her foster and adopted children earlier this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teen counseling group is working to reopen Ventura County's only residential drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents. The Rainbow Recovery Youth Center for girls, which operated in a four-bedroom farmhouse on an avocado- and orange-tree orchard in Santa Paula, closed in August because of lack of funding. It had six beds. "Right now, these kids have nowhere to go," said Cary Quashen, president of Action Parent & Teen Support Program and Family Counseling Centers in Studio City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Studio City-based teen counseling group is working to reopen Ventura County's only residential drug and alcohol treatment center for adolescents, hoping to fill what many say is a glaring void in services for the area's troubled youth. The Rainbow Recovery Youth Center for girls, which operated in a four-bedroom farmhouse on an avocado- and orange-tree orchard in Santa Paula, shut its doors in August because of lack of funding. It had six beds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2001 | CARRI KARUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michelle Duron was an addict, and even impending motherhood couldn't stop the Oxnard woman's daily routine of marijuana and methamphetamines. Two days after her delivery last December, Duron, a drug user since age 14, had to face a Ventura County Superior Court judge because her son, Angel, was born with traces of illegal drugs in his system. The mother of three was given a choice: enter a rehab program for drug-addicted moms or have her children taken away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court unanimously ruled Wednesday that the drug treatment initiative Proposition 36 applies to nonviolent offenders convicted but not sentenced before the measure took effect July 1. Although other appeals courts in California are still reviewing the issue, the 3-0 decision by the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles is the first published opinion on the landmark initiative. As such, it is expected to be followed by lower courts throughout the state, legal experts say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Rodney G. King was sentenced Friday to one year in a drug treatment center after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges in three cases, prosecutors said. King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers captured international attention, entered the pleas in Pomona Superior Court to three counts of being under the influence of PCP and one count of indecent exposure. Judge Thomas Peterson sentenced King, 36, to one year at the American Recovery Center in Pomona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after being among the first drug offenders in the state sentenced to treatment rather than time behind bars under Proposition 36, four defendants were scheduled to return before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus this week to report their progress. The results were mixed. Two had enrolled in rehabilitation programs and seemed to be on the road to recovery.
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