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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991
Two weeks after rejecting ads for nonalcoholic beer, Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to post signs on lifeguard towers urging beach-goers to stay sober. "Surf, Sun, Swim . . . Sober," the message will read. Supervisors two weeks ago turned down a proposed $30,000 contract for advertising an alcohol-free beer on lifeguard towers, fearing it would encourage youngsters to thirst for the real thing.
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BUSINESS
October 27, 2009 | Lisa Girion
A tactic used by insurance companies to deny expensive behavioral therapy to autistic children has been deemed illegal by a Los Angeles judge. In a preliminary ruling, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant found that Kaiser Permanente's refusal to pay for a child's autism treatment because the provider was not licensed by the state runs counter to California's Mental Health Parity Act. That act requires insurers to cover care...
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BUSINESS
October 27, 2009 | Lisa Girion
A tactic used by insurance companies to deny expensive behavioral therapy to autistic children has been deemed illegal by a Los Angeles judge. In a preliminary ruling, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant found that Kaiser Permanente's refusal to pay for a child's autism treatment because the provider was not licensed by the state runs counter to California's Mental Health Parity Act. That act requires insurers to cover care...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991
Two weeks after rejecting ads for nonalcoholic beer, Los Angeles County supervisors have voted to post signs on lifeguard towers urging beach-goers to stay sober. "Surf, Sun, Swim . . . Sober," the message will read. Supervisors two weeks ago turned down a proposed $30,000 contract for advertising an alcohol-free beer on lifeguard towers, fearing it would encourage youngsters to thirst for the real thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1999
County officials approved the environmental report for the immense Newhall Ranch development Tuesday, prompting Ventura County supervisors to vow to fight the plan in court. Ventura also voted to enlist the help of state and federal officials in ensuring that the 21,000-home project strictly adheres to all environmental laws. Los Angeles County supervisors, in a unanimous vote with little discussion, approved the project east of the Ventura County line along the Santa Clara River.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1988
Your article about leftover laws left me amazed and concerned. It's clear to me that the health laws in Los Angeles County were written for a "best of all possible worlds" situation. In a world filled with hunger they are no longer realistic. The simple truth is if your children haven't eaten in three days you don't give a damn if that bucket of chicken is two hours or three hours old. Common sense would tell us it takes no more time to get that food to a homeless shelter than it would to take it on a family picnic at the beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1987
Nice work if you can get it. The two largest firms in California that solicit signatures to qualify initiative petitions for the election ballot have been retained to not circulate petitions. The firms have been tied up by the Assn. of California Insurance Companies and the California Trial Lawyers Assn., which also have agreed not to field petition campaigns against each other in regard to insurance issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1987
We're astonished by your editorial ("Pornography and Police Power," Dec. 4) urging the county Board of Supervisors, the Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice not to "make (pornography) a priority" for law enforcement. Your editorial writer seems to be saying our elected officials should neglect their sworn duty to enforce democratically enacted laws--upheld by the courts--against a $9-billion illegal industry dominated by organized crime. Your writer also seems unaware that for years the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently upheld obscenity laws covering precisely the kind of obscenity represented by the 30 videos presented to the supervisors--videos depicting the sexual degradation of women and that are no more constitutionally protected speech than libel, inciting to riot or deceptive advertising.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1990
Regarding "Bill to Exempt County From Airport Growth Law Gains," (Times, June 21). Sen. (Robert G.) Beverly's (R-Manhattan Beach) proposal to weaken the airport zoning laws for Los Angeles County should not be approved. These zoning laws are needed to protect residents from airport noise and to preserve the airports which are important relievers to Los Angeles International, Long Beach and Burbank airports. When billionaire Howard Hughes built his aircraft factory, he bought the surrounding land so that no one would complain about the noise from the airport.
NEWS
September 15, 1985 | SIBYL JEFFERSON, Times Staff Writer
The Police Department says it will begin strictly enforcing the city's youth curfew law in an effort to discourage loitering. The change in policy is effective immediately, said Capt. Robert D. Bohan. Officers have the option of arresting violators or issuing a verbal warning. Gardena's municipal code prohibits people under 18 from loitering in public streets, parks and other public places between 10 p.m. and sunrise when not accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or spouse 21 or older.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the number of anti-Jewish acts decreased nationwide in 1997 for the third year in a row, the number of incidents on college campuses went up about 15%, the Anti-Defamation League said Wednesday. The ADL, which monitors hate crimes as well as noncriminal hateful behavior against Jews, said there were 104 reports of anti-Semitic acts on campuses in 1997, up from 90 the year before. Last year's college campus number, however, is still down from a high in 1994 of 143 anti-Jewish acts.
NEWS
June 14, 1995 | HILARY DOLE KLEIN
So what health risks are kids exposing themselves to from tattoos and body piercings? If parents have concerns, they should find out the facts, said Dr. Anthony Wolf. "When talking to kids, the better informed you are, the more effect you'll have." Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has never traced an AIDS case to a tattoo parlor, people getting tattoos and body piercings run the same kind of health risks of anyone sharing needles.
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