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November 1, 1997 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California in 1996 registered the largest single-year drop in the rate of teenage pregnancies in 25 years, and the decline was spread among all regions of the state and all ethnic groups, the state Department of Health Services reported Friday. Statewide, the birth rate of mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 fell 9% in 1996 from 1995. There were 63,118 births to girls in this category in 1996, down from 66,644 the year before, and from more than 70,000 in 1991.
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November 1, 1997 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California in 1996 registered the largest single-year drop in the rate of teenage pregnancies in 25 years, and the decline was spread among all regions of the state and all ethnic groups, the state Department of Health Services reported Friday. Statewide, the birth rate of mothers between the ages of 15 and 19 fell 9% in 1996 from 1995. There were 63,118 births to girls in this category in 1996, down from 66,644 the year before, and from more than 70,000 in 1991.
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January 31, 1997 | PATT MORRISON
In the month of January, California has had three chief executives--and no elections. Republican Pete Wilson went to Asia, leaving Democrat Lt. Gov. Gray Davis in charge. When Davis went to Washington, for the presidential inauguration, Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer, also a Democrat, was acting governor. Sensing a trend, this column inquired of the secretary of state's office about the line of succession thereafter.
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December 11, 1994 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As experts lament a steep rise in youth suicides nationwide, and as U.S. suicide rates outside California edge upward, the numbers for this state--painstakingly charted by a UC Irvine graduate student--tell a brighter but less known story. From 1970 to 1990, while the U.S. suicide rate increased almost 19% outside California, this state's suicide rate plunged, even among young people, according to the recently published research by Mike Males, a doctoral student in social ecology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1999 | NANCY TREJOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nevada Dove can't go to work without her nephew. While talking to her co-workers, she stops mid-sentence and jumps from her seat when she hears the toddler crying. She simultaneously pores over reports for her job at Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles and watches the boy run around the office, wrapping his arms around people's legs and trying to get into a bag of Chee-tos. Dove may be the 18-month-old boy's aunt, but she feels more like his mother, she said.
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June 12, 1992 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like every other girl she knew growing up, Karen Logue always meant to get married and have a family--but the right man never came along. By the age of 33, Logue decided to forgo what she could not control, marriage, and pursue what she could, motherhood. Now, after $18,000 in fees for failed artificial inseminations and at least $12,500 invested in an adoption, the Rancho Santa Margarita assembly worker finally has what she wants: a baby. And if the finances work out, she'll have another.
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December 1, 1990 | JANNY SCOTT, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Objectivity is paramount, the scientist was saying. At least, that's what she had been taught. Speak to the moral implications of your work and you risk leaving the impression that you are no longer neutral. But then there is the notion of a Good German, she went on. They knew what was happening but kept silent--either out of fear of the consequences of speaking out, or out of misguided patriotism. "I just didn't want to be a Good German," the scientist concluded simply.
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