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June 10, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marked by shelters and soup kitchens, the blocks around 5th and San Pedro streets usually are among the most desperate in the city. But for a few hours Wednesday, a three-block area here was transformed into a spirited festival of sorts, with live music, balloons festooning San Julian Park, and lines of people at canopied booths for the fourth annual Health Fair for the Homeless. More than 1,000 people received health screenings, referrals and information about other services for the poor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marked by shelters and soup kitchens, the blocks around 5th and San Pedro streets usually are among the most desperate in the city. But for a few hours Wednesday, a three-block area here was transformed into a spirited festival of sorts, with live music, balloons festooning San Julian Park, and lines of people at canopied booths for the fourth annual Health Fair for the Homeless. More than 1,000 people received health screenings, referrals and information about other services for the poor.
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BUSINESS
February 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Burroughs Wellcome to Cut Prices: The pharmaceutical firm said it will reduce prices for its prescription medicines, including AZT, to certain federally funded public health clinics. The new Burroughs Wellcome prices are effective March 1. Centers and clinics that qualify are those for AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, community and migrant health, homeless, public housing, mental health, tuberculosis and family planning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The Food Distribution Center's annual Corporate Challenge Food Drive collected nearly 70,000 pounds of food, officials said. More than 50 companies and 42,800 employees contributed dry and canned foods to the drive, which ended last month. The food was inspected and sorted by center officials and will be distributed to more than 260 charities in Orange County, including the Salvation Army, Mental Health Assn., homeless services groups and homes for unwed mothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2007
To make a happy hour truly happy, the Glutton wants (from most to least important) hearty, inexpensive bar food; strong drinks and no postproduction industry bores, muscled-out health freaks, homeless people or bros in baseball caps. It's a lot to ask, especially on the Westside. And yet, nobody needs happy hour more than Westsiders: Soul-crushing traffic means commutes shouldn't even begin until after 8 p.m.
OPINION
February 16, 2003
Re "Players at Indian Slots Have No Clue on Payout," Feb. 10: I am appalled! Experts say that $60 is the average daily loss for California casino patrons. What a waste. Those same patrons would scream bloody murder if their taxes were increased by that amount. Even $60 a month would be a big help to aid schools, health care, homeless people and many other needy causes. But, no, it's more fun to play the slots and lose it all. Stupid! Maxine Trevethen Torrance I find it amazing that The Times takes issue with the casino ownership of a Women's National Basketball Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2013 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Recognizing the high cost of treating homeless patients, Los Angeles County plans to open a health clinic inside a skid row apartment building. Residents of the 102-unit building, scheduled to open this summer on 6th Street, will be carefully chosen based on their health needs and their regular use of the emergency healthcare system. "We're looking at our folks who are at risk of further deterioration and death and who are seen frequently in our expensive emergency rooms," said Marc Tortz, who directs the Housing for Health office for the county's Department of Health Services.
NEWS
August 28, 1992 | BETH ANN KRIER
UNDERNEATH IT ALL: Sneakers have been pumped up, rainbow-laced and decorated with everything from Cracker Jack charms to gangland graffiti. Cherokee, however, has turned things upside down, by providing an utterly plain tennis shoe with a surprise on the bottom. Underneath the shoe's sole of tough, see-through plastic is striped fabric reminiscent of a stylish Navajo rug. The canvas sneakers, $30 at the May Co., come in black, white, hot pink, purple, turquoise and orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, Times Staff Writer
A counseling team aboard the Homeless Service Center Mobile Unit cruises the San Fernando Valley every day offering a hand to the needy and homeless. The converted mobile home is a wealth of resources. Computers spit out social service referral information. Cabinets contain medical supplies, toiletries, blankets and food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1989 | KATHERINE MARTINEZ
Mike, 24, could be the guy next door. Blond and blue-eyed, he recently spent 14 months working as an extra on "General Hospital." Now, Mike is homeless. "My life just took a real quick drop," he said. "I really got burned out on the L.A. crowd." But Mike, who along with the rest of the shelter residents quoted asked that his last name be omitted, recently found a job as a security guard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
Sitting atop a three-foot pile of sneakers, boots and sandals, five Madera Elementary School students sorted through 712 pairs of shoes Tuesday, carefully matching soles to soles. They were not being punished. Instead, the Simi Valley students were packing up the results of a weeklong project in which area families donated shoes for homeless men, women and children in greater Los Angeles.
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