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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1995
Santa Monica joined other Westside cities this week in approving money for a proposed 156-bed facility for homeless veterans on federal land in West Los Angeles. The Santa Monica City Council agreed Tuesday to contribute $400,000 toward the $5.2-million project. Beverly Hills, Culver City, Los Angeles and several federal agencies have pledged loans and grants for the regional facility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1995
Santa Monica joined other Westside cities this week in approving money for a proposed 156-bed facility for homeless veterans on federal land in West Los Angeles. The Santa Monica City Council agreed Tuesday to contribute $400,000 toward the $5.2-million project. Beverly Hills, Culver City, Los Angeles and several federal agencies have pledged loans and grants for the regional facility.
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September 16, 1990 | BEA MAXWELL
The Friends of the Los Angeles Free Clinic's Fantastica '90, held July 29, netted $101,210.28. The clinic offers free medical and dental services, psychological and legal counseling, a high-risk youth program and two help lines. Mimi West and Ellen Hoberman were co-chairs. * Shelter Partnership will benefit by $16,111 as a result of the Benson & Hedges Blues celebration at the Pacific Amphitheatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1989 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than $2 million in new grants to homeless shelters in Los Angeles County are being allocated to pay for 800 permanent emergency shelter beds in the region, state officials announced Tuesday. Senate Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) announced the awards as part of an overall $5.8 million distributed as a result of Proposition 84, the emergency shelter bond measure passed by voters in November, 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1988 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
When 16 mattresses were dropped off at the Upper Central Friendship House near downtown Los Angeles late last week, it meant that the newly expanded shelter for families with children could open sooner, director Mary Thompson said, "before the bad rains."
NEWS
January 18, 2000
Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, a leadership organization, seeks men and women ages 21 to 39 for community service and social events. Information: (562) 435-0340. * Hollywood Opera Ensemble needs opera singers for its production of Bizet's "Carmen" in French in April and May. Information: (323) 851-0271. * After School Learning Center in Los Angeles needs tutors for 7- to 11-year-olds at Windsor Hills Elementary School. Information: Lizl Peter (323) 299-8380.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Earlier this year, Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates came to the City Council with what he considered urgent business: Thousands of 911 emergency calls went unanswered each week, the chief said, and the only solution was to purchase for $235 million a new state-of-the-art system. Gates proposed taking the matter directly to voters with a bond measure. "I'm hoping to get it on in November," he said, "before they realize what's happening."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saturday mornings aren't just for cartoons anymore. Thanks to some North Hollywood High School students, 120 elementary schoolchildren with limited English skills are working overtime Saturday mornings to learn how to read. It's part of a new 10-week program called "I Can Read," developed by the Rotary Club of North Hollywood. Yolanda Amavizca, 17, a mentor in the program, said she doesn't mind giving up her Saturday mornings because she turned her struggle to learn English into a 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1989 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Homeless shelters in Los Angeles County are turning away 1,800 people each night and are dramatically reducing child-care, job referral and apartment placement programs designed to get families permanently off the street, according to a study released Wednesday by state Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti and a Los Angeles shelter organization. Pointing to vetoes this year by Gov.
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