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July 1, 1991 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A health corporation serving the San Fernando Valley's poor could lose thousands of dollars in aid because its racially diverse board of directors is not representative of the largely Latino community it serves, according to federal officials. The federal Department of Health and Human Services is also criticizing Northeast Valley Health Corp. in Pacoima for allocating a "totally unreasonable" amount of money for travel--as much as $40,000 in one year--by the 18-member board of directors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1991 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A health corporation serving the San Fernando Valley's poor could lose thousands of dollars in aid because its racially diverse board of directors is not representative of the largely Latino community it serves, according to federal officials. The federal Department of Health and Human Services is also criticizing Northeast Valley Health Corp. in Pacoima for allocating a "totally unreasonable" amount of money for travel--as much as $40,000 in one year--by the 18-member board of directors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1986
The San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services board of directors has elected Edward L. Kussman, a longtime Valley civil rights leader, its president. Kussman is a past president of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People and the San Fernando Valley Fair Housing Council. He is vice chairman of the Metropolitan Water District board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1986
The San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services board of directors has elected Edward L. Kussman, a longtime Valley civil rights leader, its president. Kussman is a past president of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People and the San Fernando Valley Fair Housing Council. He is vice chairman of the Metropolitan Water District board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
It is no secret that many of the small businesses that line this neighborhood's commercial corridors struggle to survive. In an effort to remedy hardships often experienced by local merchants, the Pacoima Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting today with John Rooney, president of the Van Nuys-based Valley Economic Development Center, which provides entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to small businesses in the Valley and Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
Despite the hopes of local business leaders, Minnesota Atty. Gen. Hubert Humphrey III will not visit the Valley to help rededicate the park named for his father, Hubert H. Humphrey, who served as vice president under President Lyndon B. Johnson. A Humphrey spokeswoman on Monday said the attorney general's schedule was booked. "In addition to being attorney general, he's also running for governor," said Holly Ziemer. "Something could change, but I kind of doubt it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996 | TIM MAY
The Pacoima Chamber of Commerce, which moved from its offices at a city-owned recreation center in August because it could not afford to pay rent, is poised for a comeback, says newly elected interim President Edward Kussman. "Our No. 1 priority is letting people know we're alive and well, even though we haven't had an office for six months," said Kussman, who agreed in December to take over for former chamber President Joe Gray.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1986
Forty-nine percent of black youths are unemployed, compared to 19% of white youths. This is an unacceptable and appalling statistic, and should not be tolerated by a country that declares its policy to be justice and freedom for all. We must assume one cannot have justice unless there is continued vigilence and the willingness to fight and let everyone know your position. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, blacks are not given equal access to jobs, as the unemployment reports show, and they are not accepted as full citizens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
Local officials hope Minnesota Atty. Gen. Hubert Humphrey III will help rededicate a park named for his father, Hubert H. Humphrey, who served as vice president under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Officials said the ceremony would symbolize recent efforts to improve safety at Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Park, the site of a shooting Aug. 17 that killed ex-Kennedy High School football star Jaret Harris. Harris, 18, was riding through the park on a motor scooter at the time of his death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988
The rich and affluent seem to have the time and money to influence the public sufficiently to stop projects that would benefit the largest amount of people. The best two examples: --Occidental Oil's attempt to drill in the Pacific Palisades for oil, a potential of millions of barrels that would help reduce the need for importing oil and spending billions for foreign oil, increasing our deficit. --The defeat of any attempt to cut a thoroughfare through Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1998 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eighty-seven-year-old Edward Kussman is involved in so many community projects he has to look in the mirror to see which hat he's wearing. And the longtime activist, who helped instate fair housing policies in the San Fernando Valley, says he won't be hanging any of those hats up soon. "I try to accomplish something every day," the former San Fernando Valley NAACP president said. "People expect a lot of me. I want to stay active. I have to stay active."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proponents of a landfill at Elsmere Canyon testified Wednesday that they support opening the dump, which would be located just east of Santa Clarita, in the hope that landfills in their own neighborhoods would be shut down. The testimony came during the first in a series of public hearings before the Los Angeles County Planning Commission, which will make its feelings about the controversial project known before the County Board of Supervisors makes the ultimate decision.
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