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October 24, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A corrections officer at a San Bernardino juvenile hall accused of sexual misconduct with a minor was released on bail Wednesday evening, jail records show. Latavia Davis, 30, was arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor held at the center, authorities said. Davis' arrest came a day after probation officials began investigating the allegations made by the male minor, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department.
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April 16, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 17-year-old student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making threats against a charter-school teacher in Point Loma and a middle school in Clairemont via social media. The boy was taken to Juvenile Hall on a possible charge of making a terrorist threat after the postings were discovered by authorities. A search of his family's home found no weapons, the San Diego Police Department said. The nature of the threats was not disclosed. ALSO: Rizzo gets 12 years in prison, must pay $8.8 million in Bell scandal Jay Z, Mayor Eric Garcetti expected to announce music festival Top Centinela official says FBI probing superintendent's high salary tony.perry@latimes.com Twitter: @LATsandiego
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August 8, 2013 | By Lee Romney
BERKELEY - Advocacy groups filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Contra Costa County and its juvenile hall, alleging that youths with disabilities had been denied educational and other services and held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day - in some cases for months. Los Angeles-based Public Counsel and Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates teamed with a private law firm to bring the suit, contending that although one-third of students at the juvenile hall were deemed by authorities to have disabilities requiring special education, many did not receive those services or related services.
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January 18, 2014 | By Angel Jennings
Five people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an altercation at the Santa Monica Pier early Saturday morning turned violent and two people were stabbed. Witnesses said the five suspects began arguing with two people on the far west end of the pier around 1:20 a.m., and the altercation then turned physical, according to a news release issued by Santa Monica Police Sgt. Jay Moroso. The group of five then attacked the other two with a knife, stabbing both victims multiple times in their torsos and arms, police said.  The victims were taken to a hospital where one underwent immediate surgery.
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October 5, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County's planned new juvenile hall took a step forward this week with the state's authorization to create a capital funds account for construction. Ventura County government can now take out the estimated $24 million in bonds it needs to finance its portion of the $64-million Juvenile Justice Center slated for El Rio. The state has already kicked in $40 million toward construction costs.
OPINION
January 19, 2003
A trio of teenagers, two of them murderers awaiting sentencing, used a smuggled gun to bust out of Los Angeles County's Central Juvenile Hall last year. One, police say, later stabbed a woman in a carjacking. Since then, seven more teenagers have escaped from the custody of the county's Probation Department.
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May 31, 1998 | PATT MORRISON
It's Sunday again. No clock, no shoes, no brainer. A dog, a book, a pot of tea. Silence--or better than silence: Bach or Satie. Minimalist, lassitudinous Sunday. The last thing I want is a Sunday populated as Lorraine O'Connell's Sundays have been for going on 35 years: with teenagers weighted down by woe and rage and criminal records, the tough-guy tenants at Juvenile Hall.
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September 11, 1998 | DANIEL YI
A teenage escapee from Juvenile Hall, who was awaiting arraignmentin connection with a gang shooting, is being sought by authorities. Reynaldo Chavez Goicachea, 17, is Latino, 5 feet 8 and 130 pounds. He has short-to medium-length hair and green eyes. Officials said he could be armed and should be considered dangerous. Goicachea escaped from the youth facility Wednesday morning with two accomplices who were later recaptured, authorities said.
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August 23, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier's final budget proposal contains more than $1 million in additional funds to reduce overcrowding at Orange County Juvenile Hall and another $4 million to meet other "critical" service needs. Officials will outline the changes during three days of public hearings next week on the county's $3.6-billion budget, which the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on in September.
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May 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
To comply with federal Justice Department requirements, the county Probation Department will hire an independent investigator to review possible incidents of child abuse in juvenile halls, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday. Robert Spierer, a retired head of the Sheriff's Department's Internal Affairs Division, will contract with the county for at least one year starting June 1 at a salary of $150,000.
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October 24, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A corrections officer at a San Bernardino juvenile hall accused of sexual misconduct with a minor was released on bail Wednesday evening, jail records show. Latavia Davis, 30, was arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor held at the center, authorities said. Davis' arrest came a day after probation officials began investigating the allegations made by the male minor, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 | By Lee Romney
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Advocacy groups on Thursday filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Contra Costa County's juvenile hall, alleging that some youths with disabilities are being denied educational services and held in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day -- in some cases for months. The Los Angeles-based Public Counsel and Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates teamed with a private law firm to bring the lawsuit, contending that while one-third of students at the county juvenile hall are deemed by authorities to have disabilities requiring special education, many do not receive those or related services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 | By Lee Romney
BERKELEY - Advocacy groups filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Contra Costa County and its juvenile hall, alleging that youths with disabilities had been denied educational and other services and held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day - in some cases for months. Los Angeles-based Public Counsel and Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates teamed with a private law firm to bring the suit, contending that although one-third of students at the juvenile hall were deemed by authorities to have disabilities requiring special education, many did not receive those services or related services.
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April 23, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 15-year-old Ventura County boy has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and two counts of sexual battery, authorities said Tuesday night. The youth was arrested at his home after a woman reported that he exposed himself to her on a residential street in Fillmore on April 18, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said.  Afterward, detectives allegedly linked the youth to two sexual batteries that were reported in the same area as the indecent exposure incident, according to authorities.
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April 11, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Three teenage boys were arrested Thursday in Santa Clara County on suspicion that they sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide eight days after she was attacked last fall. The boys, all 16, were taken into custody at two different high schools and booked into juvenile hall in connection with the attack on Audrie Pott, who hanged herself, authorites told Northern California media organizations. Robert Allard, an attorney who represents the victim's family, said students shared photos of the attack on their cellphones.
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March 28, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
The young inmates in a Los Angeles County juvenile detention facility are an ocean apart from the most powerful man in the world's largest church. But this week, they were linked in an Easter Week rite of healing and humility 2 millennia old. Pope Francis chose to celebrate Holy Thursday by sinking to his knees to wash and kiss the feet of a dozen youth inmates in an Italian juvenile jail - breaking from the tradition of performing that ritual with priests in the ornate cathedrals of Rome.
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January 20, 1996 | PAUL ELIAS
A fired juvenile hall guard was acquitted of assaulting a 16-year-old inmate but she will not get her job back, officials said. Patricia Sharpe, 37, had been charged with felony abuse of authority in August after a 16-year-old inmate complained that Sharpe punched her in the nose while she was handcuffed two months earlier. The inmate did not need medical attention but was released from custody because of the incident.
OPINION
April 26, 2003
A kid doesn't land in juvenile hall by singing off-key in the church choir. Crack dealing or carjacking is more like it. Still, even the most solid of citizens should be concerned that investigators for the Department of Justice found so many problems at Los Angeles County's three juvies. Two years ago, Justice Department investigators turned up a catalog of lousy conditions at Central, Los Padrinos and Barry J. Nidorf juvenile halls.
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January 14, 2013 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Before sunrise, a troubled 10-year-old Riverside boy quietly crept downstairs with a loaded revolver, held it at his sleeping father's head and, using two fingers, squeezed the trigger. That's not in dispute. Neither is this: The youngster will be a free man before his 23rd birthday, if not sooner. A Riverside County judge will make the difficult decision Monday about whether the boy, now 12, possessed the mental capacity to know it was wrong to kill his father, an abusive neo-Nazi activist.
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August 21, 2012 | Sandy Banks
Three years ago, Claudia Jacqueline Benjamin was one of hundreds of Los Angeles County foster children who preferred the chaos of the streets to the security of a stranger's home. She'd gone into foster care at 15, after a fight at school revealed problems at the home where she lived with her grandmother. But when she stayed away from her foster home one night, she was moved to another in a neighborhood far away from her family in South Los Angeles. She went on the lam for three weeks and landed in juvenile hall.
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