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July 25, 1991 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arnold has made it. You can tell from the blue shirt he wears that sets him apart from most of his colleagues at the Joplin Youth Center. The 18-year-old knows that some of his peers call it the "smack shirt," meaning that he kisses up to authority. But that doesn't bother him. The color of his shirt means that in his eight months at the center, where he was sent after he stabbed a man with a broken beer bottle in a fight, Arnold has learned a new sense of responsibility.
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September 1, 2002
Re "Where Gang Members Must Behave--and Do," Aug. 19: The title gave me the belief that there might be some great things happening at the Joplin youth detention facility. But alas, the story let me down when there was absolutely no evidence that this claim is even remotely true. My second comment is, what motivated this story? Is it a coincidence that it comes immediately after Orange County lost a critical lawsuit brought against them for ignoring the law in order to develop the Rancho Potrero Leadership Academy right next door to Joplin?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the objections of two dozen residents, the Orange County Planning Commission on Friday approved a plan to more than double the size of a Trabuco Canyon youth detention facility. Joplin Youth Center's mission is to give teens who have been in trouble a second chance by providing a haven away from gangs and other negative influences.
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August 19, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, nothing seems out of the ordinary with the lunchroom or its diners. There's quiet conversation at standard-issue tables, an orderly clatter of silverware. And when the meal is over, the diners stand up almost in unison and march off for naptime on their bunk beds. What makes the scene extraordinary is that the diners are rival gang members. Under real-world circumstances, most agree, they would never break bread together.
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February 9, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $2.9 million to design a low-security camp for troubled kids that would be built next to the Joplin Youth Center in Trabuco Canyon. Area residents vow to continue fighting the proposed camp. They say the county retreated from promises that detention facilities in the canyon would not be expanded. They've also had to put up with juveniles occasionally escaping from the Joplin Youth Center.
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December 26, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of plans to more than double the size of a youth detention camp in the rugged foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains now are adding environmental dangers to their list of objections. A group of residents calling themselves the Rose Canyon Conservancy are battling the proposed Rancho Potrero Leadership Academy, a non-enclosed camp for teen offenders that would operate separately from the Joplin Youth Center there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year delay, a new 90-bed detention facility for boys and girls in Orange County's rural Trabuco Canyon won approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors, though some residents said they may sue to block it. The board voted unanimously for the county Probation Department's $17-million expansion of Joplin Youth Center, saying the need for more juvenile beds outweighs residents' objections that the project is poorly planned, would damage the environment and is too costly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year delay, a new 90-bed detention facility for boys and girls in Orange County's rural Trabuco Canyon won approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors, though some residents said they will sue to block it. The board voted unanimously for the county Probation Department's $17-million expansion at Joplin Youth Center, saying the need for more juvenile beds outweighs residents' objections that the project is poorly planned, will damage the environment and is too costly.
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November 11, 1991 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies captured a 15-year-old boy and searched for his 18-year-old companion after the pair escaped Sunday morning from the Joplin Youth Center. Joplin officials refused to discuss the records of the two youths, and their names were not released because of their ages. The pair escaped on foot from the facility, located on a former ranch on a rural hill in Trabuco Canyon. The captured youth was taken to Juvenile Hall in Orange, Sheriff's Lt. William Francis said.
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January 11, 2002 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Trabuco Canyon environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday against the county's proposed 90-bed expansion at Joplin Youth Center, saying it violates state laws. "We agree that something needs to be done to help with more beds for juveniles," said Richard Gomez, a spokesman for the Saddleback Canyons Conservancy. "But the law says to avoid significant effects where feasible."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2002 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Folks around Trabuco Canyon insist they're not rebellious by nature. It's just that the stakes are high in their fight against a neighbor who bulldozed four acres of oaks and coastal sage scrub without state and federal permits. To assess the extent of the grading, they hired a biologist to videotape the work. After all, the residents said, the area was possible habitat for endangered or threatened species. But the biologist was shooed off the property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Trabuco Canyon environmental group filed a lawsuit Thursday against the county's proposed 90-bed expansion at Joplin Youth Center, saying it violates state laws. "We agree that something needs to be done to help with more beds for juveniles," said Richard Gomez, a spokesman for the Saddleback Canyons Conservancy. "But the law says to avoid significant effects where feasible."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year delay, a new 90-bed detention facility for boys and girls in Orange County's rural Trabuco Canyon won approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors, though some residents said they may sue to block it. The board voted unanimously for the county Probation Department's $17-million expansion of Joplin Youth Center, saying the need for more juvenile beds outweighs residents' objections that the project is poorly planned, would damage the environment and is too costly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-year delay, a new 90-bed detention facility for boys and girls in Orange County's rural Trabuco Canyon won approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors, though some residents said they will sue to block it. The board voted unanimously for the county Probation Department's $17-million expansion at Joplin Youth Center, saying the need for more juvenile beds outweighs residents' objections that the project is poorly planned, will damage the environment and is too costly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the objections of two dozen residents, the Orange County Planning Commission on Friday approved a plan to more than double the size of a Trabuco Canyon youth detention facility. Joplin Youth Center's mission is to give teens who have been in trouble a second chance by providing a haven away from gangs and other negative influences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the objections of Trabuco Canyon residents, county supervisors Tuesday began the process that may lead to a new access road into Joplin Youth Center and the possibility that a much-debated second youth facility known as Potrero Leadership Academy will be built. Residents have fought the proposed academy, saying its construction and the traffic it would bring could endanger hikers, horseback riders and children who play along narrow Rose Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Threatened by a massive cutback in state funds, the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday adopted a stopgap spending plan that would mean the closure of an area juvenile camp and a range of other alternative treatment programs in the fall unless $2.9 million can be found. While prospects for restoring state monies now appear brighter, board Chairman Thomas F. Riley said the county faces an "acute" danger of having to scale back dramatically its efforts to turn around troubled youths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the objections of Trabuco Canyon residents, county supervisors Tuesday began the process that may lead to a new access road into Joplin Youth Center and the possibility that a much-debated second youth facility known as Potrero Leadership Academy will be built. Residents have fought the proposed academy, saying its construction and the traffic it would bring could endanger hikers, horseback riders and children who play along narrow Rose Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of plans to more than double the size of a youth detention camp in the rugged foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains now are adding environmental dangers to their list of objections. A group of residents calling themselves the Rose Canyon Conservancy are battling the proposed Rancho Potrero Leadership Academy, a non-enclosed camp for teen offenders that would operate separately from the Joplin Youth Center there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $2.9 million to design a low-security camp for troubled kids that would be built next to the Joplin Youth Center in Trabuco Canyon. Area residents vow to continue fighting the proposed camp. They say the county retreated from promises that detention facilities in the canyon would not be expanded. They've also had to put up with juveniles occasionally escaping from the Joplin Youth Center.
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