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January 10, 1992 | GARY LIBMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was arrested for petty theft, David found that his family and friends wanted nothing to do with him. Sitting in jail, he felt alone. One day a stranger came to visit. "I got to the attorney's room," he recalls, "and there was this little old lady wearing this big hat. The deputy called my name, and she raised her hand. And the deputy pointed for me to go sit in front of her." "She had gotten my name by looking at the list of new bookings," says David.
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January 10, 1992 | GARY LIBMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was arrested for petty theft, David found that his family and friends wanted nothing to do with him. Sitting in jail, he felt alone. One day a stranger came to visit. "I got to the attorney's room," he recalls, "and there was this little old lady wearing this big hat. The deputy called my name, and she raised her hand. And the deputy pointed for me to go sit in front of her." "She had gotten my name by looking at the list of new bookings," says David.
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September 24, 1987
Bet-T'shuvah for Jews, a halfway house for Jewish ex-inmates making the transition to freedom, will be dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at 216 S. Lake St. in the Westlake district. The halfway house, a project of Gateways Hospital's Jewish Committee for Personal Service, will offer food, shelter, clothing, job placement and psychological referrals as well as activities emphasizing Jewish awareness. Information: (213) 413-3321.
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February 1, 1986
Harry Graham Balter, one of the youngest U.S. attorneys in California history and a leader of several municipal and religious organizations, died Tuesday at age 82 at UCLA Medical Center. A past president of the Los Angeles Psychiatric Board, the Metropolitan Housing Council and the Jewish Committee for Personal Service, Balter became an assistant attorney in 1928 at age 25, shortly after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley.
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March 24, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Louis Ziskind, a social worker whose concerns about the treatment of mentally ill patients in the 1950s led him to found an innovative mental-health facility in Los Angeles, died March 9 of natural causes in Los Angeles, his son, Gregg, said. He was 98. "He was ahead of his time in trying to help mentally ill people in a community setting," said Mara Pelsman, chief executive of Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center.
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December 10, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Pauline Weinstein Ledeen, who for decades visited Jewish inmates in jails and prisons, offering grandmotherly concern, wise advice and a connection to the Jewish community, has died. She was 97. Ledeen, whose work earned her the nickname "Bubbe Teresa," or Grandmother Teresa, died Nov. 27 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena from congestive heart failure caused by pneumonia, said her great-nephew Larry Tashman.
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April 19, 1993 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The scene in the lounge could pass for a study in grunge. The rabbi is in jeans and a sweater, his unkempt, long curls capped with a yarmulke that resembles an African kente cloth hat. It's the only colorful item in the room. The young men sprawled on the lumpy sofas and busted kitchen and office chairs of unidentifiable grimy colors are in shorts, jeans and sweats. Even the walls are dreary, well past the point where a coat of paint would help.
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August 31, 1986 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Sociz (Johnny) Junatanov says he could not run away from the father who he says chained, beat, threatened and humiliated him for 18 years. But there came a day when, finally, "it was too much. I felt I was going to explode," and he decided that killing his tormentor was the only way out. However, the father survived a stabbing and an injection of battery acid, and the son was arrested after trying to hire an undercover cop to finish the job with a rifle.
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