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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001
Good news for Ventura County's youngest residents: Mothers-to-be in this county receive the highest rate of early prenatal care in California, according to a report released last week by the state Department of Health Services. Countywide, 89% of expectant mothers received prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy. That compares with less than 86% in Orange County, 85% in Los Angeles County and 83% statewide.
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SPORTS
August 19, 2010 | By Gary Klein
USC center Kristofer O'Dowd has been named to several preseason All-America and All-Pacific 10 Conference teams. But the senior from Arizona is not paying much attention. "You can't get caught up in that hype because you really haven't done anything yet," O'Dowd said. "So I try to do my best to stay out of the papers and the websites and focus on the season. " O'Dowd, 6 feet 5 and 300 pounds, is hoping for a healthy start. In 2009, O'Dowd suffered a dislocated kneecap during training camp, sat out the season opener against San Jose State and then rushed back in time to play the next week at Ohio State.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
After debating the merits of a health program for indigent students and their families, Fullerton School District trustees have agreed to apply for a $400,000 state grant to implement it. The Healthy Start grant, if awarded, would be used over the next three years to open a center at Richman Elementary School and expand current health and social services.
SPORTS
January 10, 2010 | Mark Heisler
You still here? Dangled two years ago by owner Donald T. Sterling ("Do you think anybody loves their coach? They're just a necessity") . . . a punching bag for ESPN's Bill Simmons ("In the post-Isiah era, is Mike Dunleavy the single most destructive coach/executive in the NBA right now?") . . . on life support after this season's 3-9 start. Look who's still here, coaching something resembling a team after years of coaching something resembling a discontented MASH unit. All it took was enough people to get well, and, in some cases, to get over it, and a contract that kept Sterling from pulling the plug in the meantime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
City and school district officials are hoping to expand a program that provides recreation, health care and other services for children from low-income families. At last week's joint meeting of the City Council and the Tustin Unified School District Board of Trustees, Cyndi Glavas, student assistance coordinator for the school district, said Healthy Start will try to reach more school-age children in the next few years, if state funding becomes available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dalia Felix, a fifth-grade student at Oxnard's Cesar Chavez School, had been a B student for years. But last week, after receiving a semester's worth of tutoring in math, reading and writing, Dalia was thrilled to open a report card with straight A's. "Look what I got, look what I got!" Dalia shouted as she ran to her tutor with the pink piece of paper. Dalia is one of more than 200 students at three Oxnard schools who has received tutoring through a program dubbed the Healthy Start Initiative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN
Two elementary schools in the Ocean View School District are among 266 statewide to receive Healthy Start grants, the California Department of Education announced. The goal of Healthy Start is to improve children's academic readiness and success, family functioning, health, self-esteem and job status by providing a host of integrated services at or near schools. The services include health, mental health, social and educational programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
San Juan Elementary School has been awarded a $50,000 Healthy Start grant from the state to design a program that will link needy children with the health and social services they need to learn effectively. Principal Michael Hoy said the school hopes to have a Healthy Start program next school year that will offer referrals and support services to students and their parents on or near campus.
NEWS
October 30, 1994 | JENNIFER DIXON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Willie Ricks was a creature of Baltimore's rundown Harlem Park and Sandtown-Winchester neighborhoods. He did drugs among the boarded-up row houses and, as a teen-ager, fathered a little girl. But a federal program--and two more babies--taught Ricks the meaning of fatherhood and its connection to manhood, something the streets never did. Construction-worker tough with dark, piercing eyes, Ricks is now a part of the lives of his baby girls, 1-year-old Dorlene and 2-year-old Renee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1990 | PETE WILSON
By investing in human capital through child development and education we will, more than in any other way, shape California's future. It was an article of faith for generations of American parents and children that education was the prized vehicle of opportunity that promised to transport worthy sons and daughters of charwomen and Pullman porters past the bounds of artificial social-class lines to achieve their ambitions and full participation in the rewards of our society.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2009 | By Alex Pham
The video game industry last month saw its usual holiday bounty replaced with a lump of coal. Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone, according to figures released Thursday by NPD Group Inc. The game industry sold $2.7 billion of consoles and games in the U.S. last month, down...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard reopened its doors to patients Friday, after closing for 10 days for mold fumigation of the 265-bed facility. Hospital President T. Michael Murray credited careful planning and full cooperation in the county's healthcare community for the successful transition. "I've been so impressed, not only with our staff here and our sister hospital," St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Murray said, "but all the other hospitals in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001
Good news for Ventura County's youngest residents: Mothers-to-be in this county receive the highest rate of early prenatal care in California, according to a report released last week by the state Department of Health Services. Countywide, 89% of expectant mothers received prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy. That compares with less than 86% in Orange County, 85% in Los Angeles County and 83% statewide.
HEALTH
May 15, 2000 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
At 20 months, Eddy Duarte is a whirlwind of energy and opposition. His mother, 18-year-old Jessica Duarte, tries to busy him with crayons and paper during a recent afternoon in the cramped apartment Duarte shares with her child and mother on West 93rd Street. Eddy scribbles for a few seconds, then tosses the paper and crayons aside. Duarte sighs. So when Monica Nunez walks through the door, cheerful and carrying a bulging briefcase, Duarte appears grateful and a little relieved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
After debating the merits of a health program for indigent students and their families, Fullerton School District trustees have agreed to apply for a $400,000 state grant to implement it. The Healthy Start grant, if awarded, would be used over the next three years to open a center at Richman Elementary School and expand current health and social services.
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