January 1, 1995
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor donated a motor home to the East Los Angeles Health Task Force last month to improve programs for substance abuse and community outreach. The motor home sleeps six to eight people and has a fully equipped kitchen so patients can take it camping, said Jim Wood of the labor group. "I know most of the residents in the substance abuse and alcohol programs have never had an opportunity to go camping and just enjoy the benefits of getting away," Wood said.
May 30, 1993 |
Officials of the East Los Angeles Health Task Force last week filed a claim for damages against the county and Sheriff's Department stemming from a March 30 eviction attempt. Executive director Susan Arellano said the claim is the first step in filing a lawsuit against the county. In another development, the task force received an order two weeks ago from the county to vacate its 3,100-square-foot space at Centro Maravilla, 4716 E. Brooklyn Ave.
August 29, 1993 |
A trial is scheduled to begin Thursday to decide a civil lawsuit brought by the county in its effort to evict the East Los Angeles Health Task Force from its space at Centro Maravilla. The task force principally provides health screenings for senior citizens. The county wanted the clinic to share its 3,100-square-foot space with three other agencies, but clinic officials balked. In March, the county dispatched sheriff's deputies to evict the staff and change the locks on the building.
October 23, 1994 |
CITY COUNCIL * EXCESSIVE FORCE SUIT: Authorized the city attorney to pay $50,000 to Brian Keith Mays to settle an excessive force lawsuit stemming from an incident in South-Central on Jan. 18, 1991. Mays allegedly sold a PCP-laced cigarette to an undercover narcotics officer, and when other officers attempted to arrest him, he resisted and sustained injuries in the struggle. The city attorney was also authorized to pay Mays' lawyer the sum of $65,000.
September 12, 1993 |
A municipal judge ruled Friday that the county can evict the East Los Angeles Health Task Force from the space it has occupied at Centro Maravilla for 17 years. The ruling by Judge Henry Barela in East Los Angeles Municipal Court brings to a close a year-long fight by the county to force the clinic, which offers free health screenings to senior citizens, to make room for other nonprofit agencies in Centro Maravilla's 3,000 square feet of office space.
August 22, 1993 |
Officials of the East Los Angeles Health Task Force and its clients demonstrated at the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina last week to protest a move by the county to evict it from office space at Centro Maravilla, where it has served mostly senior citizens for 17 years. Attorney Antonio Rodriguez, who represents the task force, said the county agreed to allow the clinic to remain in its offices at Centro Maravilla, 4716 E. Brooklyn Ave.