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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.
August 11, 2005 | By Valerie Reitman and Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writers
The divisions are still there, 40 years later. To many, the events that began in Watts on Aug. 11, 1965, remain a riot, pure and simple - a social breakdown into mob rule and criminality. To others, they were a revolt, a rebellion, an uprising - a violent but justified leap into a future of black self-empowerment. To mark the 40th anniversary of the riots, The Times asked nine people, all of whom witnessed the events firsthand, to recount their memories of six days that changed their lives and the course of the city.
July 10, 2011
The name Antelope Valley evokes a picturesque desert-scape where pronghorns once roamed and people now live quietly in rambling homes on spacious lots. But a recent lawsuit suggests a less peaceful image of the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale in the northern reaches of Los Angeles County. According to the suit, county housing investigators, sometimes accompanied by posses of armed sheriff's deputies, regularly roust residents on public housing assistance — known as Section 8 vouchers — to see if they are in compliance with the strict rules of the federal housing assistance program.
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.
December 9, 2010 | By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
The federal government said it was investigating 22 mortgage providers after a national housing group accused them of engaging in unfair lending practices toward borrowers with poor credit scores. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition said Wednesday that the lenders had implemented policies that require borrowers to have scores higher than the minimum established for certain loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees the FHA, said it would investigate the allegations.
January 29, 2012 | By Martin Eichner
Question: For several years I have been undergoing psychotherapy for a nervous illness, which has now been diagnosed as a general anxiety disorder. I live at an apartment complex that does not allow pets, but my psychiatrist has recently urged me to get a companion animal, which she thinks would give me a positive relationship that would alleviate my anxiety. A friend helped me find a very nice cocker spaniel puppy that was up for adoption. I asked my community manager to allow me to adopt this dog and bring him to live with me. The manager refused, telling me that he was only obligated to allow a service animal such as a guide dog. He said he did not have to accommodate a pet that merely kept me company.
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.
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.
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.
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