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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986
Visually impaired voters can obtain a tape-recorded version of the November ballot pamphlet from libraries as well as from county clerks and registrars, the California secretary of state's office announced Monday. The cassettes, which should be available by Sept. 23, may be obtained by contacting county election officials, any public library affiliated with the state library distribution system, or the elections division of the secretary of state's office in Sacramento, a spokesman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1997
The Braille Institute is offering a free 12-week series of seminars on how to live with sight loss. Officials said the program, to begin April 23, will help people with fading vision learn new ways of performing daily tasks. It will also offer tips on maximizing remaining vision, special lighting techniques and colors that can improve eyesight. Visual aid consultations and information on how to receive audio books through the institute's library service will also be available.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Valero Energy Corp. said it would take three or four days before its Wilmington refinery was back at full production after an outage that cut power to most of Los Angeles, including the plant. Although one coker unit was restored to service after Monday's outage, another remains shut and may start again in three or four days, Valero said. One crude-oil processing unit also resumed operation. A fluid catalytic cracker is expected to resume operation as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
For many of the 150,000 hearing-impaired persons in Orange County, an activity as simple as going to a movie can be an emotionally trying experience. "There's still a stigma in being classified as deaf or hearing impaired," said Carolyn Griebe, public relations coordinator for the Providence Speech and Hearing Center in Orange. "So rather than use a hearing aid, a lot of people will sit in a regular movie theater and not know what's going on." For that reason the center at 1301 Providence Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
The Braille Institute will offer a new community outreach program in Santa Paula beginning Sept. 4 that will provide a wide range of free services for residents of the region who are visually impaired or legally blind. "We help people adapt to their vision loss and we provide independent living skills, counseling, mobility training, library services, low-vision consultations and field service," said Mary McGrath, an outreach coordinator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday decided to sue the state to delay the transfer of 75 forensic patients to Lanterman Developmental Center in Pomona. The plan has drawn cries of protest from neighbors, who fear that the patients--mentally disabled people who have been charged with crimes but deemed incompetent to stand trial--pose a safety threat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1996 | REGINA HONG
The Ventura County Transportation Commission, GTE and Pacific Bell are teaming up to provide a demonstration of emergency and telephone equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing during a public forum tonight. The forum will focus on "everything you always wanted to know about 9-1-1, but didn't know who to ask," organizers said in a news release.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Seven-year-old Jackie Lambert of Point Mugu plans to compete today in the 20th annual Braille Institute-Optimist Track and Field Olympics in Los Angeles. But if the second-grader at McKinna Elementary School in Oxnard takes home a medal, others will have to tell her if it is gold, silver or bronze. Jackie will be one of nine visually impaired children from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who will compete for the first time in the regional event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
Goodwill Industries has graduated its first class in a computer-training program aimed at helping the deaf and hard of hearing find jobs. The working world has been slow to hear the pleas of a segment of the population that is underemployed but motivated, said Ivan Strean, employment specialist with Goodwill Industries. Prospective trainees are first interviewed and screened by the state Department of Rehabilitation.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | JEFF DONN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Don't zone out, all you kens, herbs and chip heads. Get stoked for a cholo blizz of news writing. In other words, listen carefully, all you guys who like to cook or who are geeks and computer nerds. Get ready for some very macho, wanton news writing. Today's collegians are busy reforging--some would say twisting--the gold-tipped tongue of Chaucer and Shakespeare, according to Merriam-Webster.
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