January 20, 1994
Westside Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) has announced 16 local recipients of the Community Architect Awards, an honor her office gives every three years to residents and organizations who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to bettering their community. Among those from Baldwin Hills and Crenshaw who will be honored at a reception Sunday are: * James Burk, director of the William Grant Still Arts Center. * Gary Jones, director of Blackstreet U.S.A. Puppet Theater. * St.
January 16, 1994 |
Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-47th District) has announced 16 local recipients of the Community Architect Awards, an honor her office gives every three years to residents and organizations that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their community. Among those from Baldwin Hills and Crenshaw who will be honored at a Jan. 23 reception are: * James Burk, director of the William Grant Still Arts Center; * Gary Jones, director of Blackstreet U.S.A. Puppet Theater; * St.
October 12, 1996
Re "The Beat Gets Heat for 'House Party' Skit," (Oct. 10). Unfortunately, those who have the loudest voices are not always the ones with the correct information. KKBT's "House Party" has several skits that might be considered controversial. "Little Crackhead" is, first and foremost, hilariously funny. If any thinking person takes the time to listen, he or she might see the irony and fun in the skits. I am a single, black female with three adult children: Two of whom are college graduates (Morehouse and Tuskegee)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1997 |
Maria Quintanilla, former director of the Hispanic Family Institute, has a different take on what it means to be adopted. For years Quintanilla and a handful of social workers scoured the city as part of a successful program encouraging Latino families to adopt and take in Latino foster children. But then last year disaster struck. The institute--the state's first private Latino adoption and foster care agency--was forced to close its doors in East Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1991 |
Following the recent arrests of two Los Angeles County foster mothers--one of whom allegedly killed the toddler she cared for--the head of the county's child welfare agency is proposing that all potential foster parents undergo psychological testing and receive mandatory training in child care.
May 21, 1989 |
Nobody seemed to want her. Not even her mother, a cocaine addict who gave birth to the baby girl at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center and then left her there, struggling for life in the neonatal ward alongside a dozen other drug babies. Dr. Xylina Bean, a pediatrics professor at the hospital, said she tried for weeks to find an "ideal" family that would consider taking in the infant, who spent her first days of life quivering from drug withdrawal. But after five months of caring for the baby, who never seemed to stop crying, Bean was losing hope.