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August 22, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after a management shake-up at the troubled Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services, a rift has developed between new interim manager Elwood Lui and the commission that oversees the department, with commissioners complaining that Lui is trying to shut them out of county decision-making.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after a management shake-up at the troubled Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services, a rift has developed between new interim manager Elwood Lui and the commission that oversees the department, with commissioners complaining that Lui is trying to shut them out of county decision-making.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1988 | JOHN JOHNSON and GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writers
When Judith Barsi prepared to leave Los Angeles for the Bahamas to film "Jaws The Revenge" last year, her father pulled a knife and bade her goodby. "If you decide not to come back, I will cut your throat," he said, according to a relative.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Do we really care about our children? Tune in Sunday to KTLA's stunning dissection of the foster care crisis in Southern California before you answer. "What Are We Doing to Our Children?," hosted by Susan Dey ("L.A. Law") at 8 p.m. on Channel 5, offers a stunning indictment of a grossly unwieldy bureaucratic system that often victimizes victims, joining the abuse cycle. Viewers go with police officers in investigations of child abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1985 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
Surprise visits to MacLaren's Children's Center turned up several incidents of improper behavior by employees at the county facility for abused and neglected children, the center's oversight committee reported Monday. The incidents, occurring as the center seeks to overcome its reputation as an overcrowded, impersonal warehouse for children, indicated "that the orientation and philosophy has not changed at the facility," the report said. Lola J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1985 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Stung by a continuing torrent of reports of abuse at Los Angeles County's emergency children's shelter, including a recent television news story alleging that a prostitution ring may be operating out of the facility, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday called for a grand jury investigation of possible criminal activity by staff members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elwood G. Lui, a retired appellate judge who once presided over the county's Dependency Court system, has been tapped by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to temporarily head the county Department for Children's Services in the wake of the resignation of Robert L. Chaffee as director of the troubled department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1988 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
An advisory panel told a top Los Angeles County child-welfare official Monday to look for ways to lighten social workers' caseloads in the wake of the killing of a child actress last summer in West Hills by her father. The Commission for Children's Services is reviewing the county's handling of the case of Judith Barsi, who was 10 when she died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1988 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
An overburdened Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services prematurely dropped its investigation into threats of violence in the family of Judith Barsi, a 10-year-old actress later slain by her father, a county advisory panel said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when Los Angeles County is being criticized for failing to deal with violence against children, state officials have slashed an additional $6.5 million from the county's child welfare budget and have stopped paying for social workers to respond to certain emergency child abuse reports. Under new rules, counties across the state are no longer required to send social workers to investigate every child abuse report they receive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Davis, a veteran Los Angeles County social worker arrested last week for allegedly molesting children, had argued publicly in the past year that his agency was too quick to condemn sexual acts involving youngsters, according to letters released Monday by the County Commission for Children's Services.
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