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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
After drugs fell short in helping their patient cope with emotional and mental problems, the three doctors prescribed another therapy for the woman. They suggested she get a dog. So the 52-year-old woman brought Lady, a poodle, into her Anaheim apartment building, which had a ban on dogs. When the landlord complained about Lady, the woman reluctantly took her to a kennel. And then, the woman carved the dog's name into her arm and attempted suicide. While at the kennel, the ailing Lady died.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The county Fair Housing Council was awarded a $125,000 federal grant to expand its enforcement program relating to predatory mortgage lending practices. The money is part of $14.2 million given to groups in 73 cities to help fight housing discrimination. The council will expand its existing program to focus on Fair Housing Act violations.
NEWS
June 2, 1996 | Associated Press
The Justice Department acted Friday to force a prosperous St. Louis suburb to allow a home for eight Alzheimer's patients to open there. Last November, Creve Coeur, one of St. Louis' western suburbs, ordered Dolan Residential Care Centers, a nonprofit group, to stop construction of the home, the department said in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.
NEWS
February 5, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Justice Department sued the city of Milwaukee for blocking construction of a senior citizen facility, allegedly because it would mainly serve American Indians. In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, the government alleged the city violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to grant a permit for nonprofit groups to build a facility to house and serve elderly Native Americans.
NEWS
August 14, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Justice Department sued Waukegan, Ill., to block a housing ordinance the government alleged was enacted and enforced to limit the number of Latino families who could live there. The government alleged that Waukegan, which is 35 miles north of Chicago, violated the Fair Housing Act with an ordinance that sought to restrict the number of people related by blood or marriage who could live together. In a complaint filed in U.S.
NEWS
April 30, 1988 | United Press International
Housing discrimination remains "a significant problem" despite 20 years of federal effort to root out bias in the real estate and mortgage industries, Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds said Friday at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Reynolds said the agency's campaign to fight discriminatory housing practices has been "impressive," but critics of the Administration disagreed.
NEWS
December 17, 1991
Max Mont, 74, a lifelong union activist who at his death was executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee. Mont helped organize the Emergency Committee to Aid Farm Workers in the early 1950s and subsequently worked with Cesar Chavez in the formation of the United Farm Workers of America.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | From United Press International
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the federal Fair Housing Act can be used to protect an Idaho adoption agency director whose attempts to find homes for black and Asian children in western Idaho were met with racially motivated threats of violence. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
The residential matchmakers at Roommates.com aren't engaged in housing discrimination when they heed their clients' preferences for whom they are willing to share their inner sanctum with, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. "There's no place like home," the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stated in defending the home as the most private of places and beyond the government's power to regulate. The ruling overturned a federal judge's decision two years ago that Roommates.com was facilitating discrimination and ordered the service to cease asking clients to state their gender, sexual orientation and whether or not children were among the prospective tenants.
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