CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1985 |
The acting head of the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services put an experienced county child welfare administrator in charge of troubled MacLaren Children's Center on Friday in an effort to deal with what he said were continuing concerns about leadership there. The new director of the El Monte center for abused and neglected children is 48-year-old Albert J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1986 |
A crippled, mentally retarded boy abandoned this month near Saugus was placed Wednesday in a special-care center for children. The boy, who appears to be 8 to 10 years old, was found June 8 in front of a home for mentally disabled adults. Since then, he had been staying in a cottage with other children at Los Angeles County's MacLaren Children's Center in El Monte.
August 13, 2001 |
Last week's column was a blood extravaganza, but in the midst of the frenzy I neglected to write about the brave folks who actually take the blood out of us. Is there an art to blood-drawing? We asked Helen Maxwell, director of the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians and a big advocate of proper training. She proceeded to fax us page after page of blood-drawing do's and don'ts and to tell us the many ways blood-draws can go wrong.
August 27, 1992 |
It's hardly surprising that clients at Vera Brown's newest beauty spa in Thousand Oaks would expect her to exude a certain aura of elegance. After all, when the spa happens to be on the grounds of the very posh Sherwood Country Club--a rolling, modern-day Sherwood Forest owned by billionaire David Murdock and where full membership costs a paltry $150,000 to join and $6,000 a year--luxury comes with the territory.
October 22, 1996 |
Firestorms fueled by furious winds blasted capriciously across Southern California on Monday, destroying more than 30 homes in northern San Diego County and 10 more in Orange County, while firefighters and residents fought fiercely overnight to save homes as flames roared to the Pacific Ocean into Malibu. The widespread destruction conjured up the harrowing images of fires that ravaged the region just three years ago.