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May 7, 1997 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed to have all the makings of a feel-good event: a visit Tuesday by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to a family planning center supported by U.S. funds in a hardscrabble Mexican neighborhood. The only hitch: The United States has decided to ax funds for the center--something that has left its director incredulous. "We don't understand the U.S.
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April 29, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who had an appointment at a Fort Wayne center for families in crisis shot two counselors to death, then killed himself. Seven other employees of Family and Children's Services Inc. and another client ran out of the building and were not hurt. The man had called to make an appointment with the counselors, and the shooting started half an hour after he arrived, police said. The man's identity was not immediately released. Police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With names like Do Not Resuscitate, Fat Boy Five and Run-A-Muck, it was clear that winning wasn't the main thing on the minds of many of the teams competing in the 16th annual Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon in Griffith Park. "Most of us are just here to have fun," said Diane Marshall, an accountant for Universal Studios, running on the team Unaccountables. "It's great to come together and to support a good cause."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1996 | MARILYN MARTINEZ
There is nothing like the appearance of Batman to divert the attention of 100 fidgeting children waiting for a meal, which is what happened when actor Michael Keaton walked through the doors of the Mar Vista Family Center earlier this week. Keaton--minus the Batman costume--and actress Rhea Perlman served children a hot turkey meal for the launch of Kids Cafe, a new project that offers poor children free dinners during the week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996 | JOHN POPE and MIMI KO CRUZ
After two sessions at which members debated possible names for the city's planned youth and family center, the City Council has opted for simplicity: "Tustin Youth and Family Center." The council had rejected several names proposed by the city's recreation staff, including Newport-Sycamore Neighborhood Center and South Tustin Neighborhood Center, saying that they sounded like shopping center names. Construction began earlier this month on the 6,000-square-foot facility at 14722 Newport Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1996 | JASON TERADA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Growing demand has spurred the Thousand Oaks Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to move its family history center to a larger facility. The Thousand Oaks Family History Center at 3645 N. Moorpark Road provides public access to a vast library of genealogical records kept by the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City through a computerized database and microfilm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT
Educators and health officials have dedicated a center at Sheridan Way Elementary School in Ventura that provides free and low-cost medical care, counseling and other social services. The Family Center at Sheridan Way offers an array of nonacademic services to students and their families, said Principal Trudy Tuttle-Arriaga.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One youngster arrived at the clinic's front doors with vision so blurred she could only read the big E on the eye chart. Another showed up wheezing from asthma that hadn't been treated in months. At the "family center" next door, a parent sought advice about broaching the subject of drugs with her children. Another mother simply came to learn English, in hopes of helping her daughter with homework.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1995 | MARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Filling out an application for part-time work, 18-year-old Tony Chacon of Culver City talked about the many jobs he had sought--and failed to get. But this time, he was applying to the Mar Vista Family Center, a nonprofit social services organization near the Mar Vista Gardens housing project. The center was hiring 30 "at-risk" youths to help build a $103,000 addition to the facility. Chacon got the job.
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