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February 16, 2009 | Christine Hanley
Police and state corrections officials searched Sunday for an inmate who walked away from a Pomona social services facility with her newborn baby boy while attending a mandated parenting program. Daphne Delorah Miner, 35, might have been headed to Los Angeles or Long Beach with her son, Sean Garner, who is less than 2 weeks old, according to the California Department of Corrections. Miner does not have parental rights to her child and is considered a fugitive, corrections officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2008 | Jennifer Oldham
As part of an effort to get the city's homeless into permanent residences, Los Angeles officials announced Monday that the first loan from a special housing fund will go to help a San Fernando Valley nonprofit developer buy property for a 60-unit complex dubbed Glenoaks Gardens. L.A. Family Housing plans to put the $3 million toward development of studio apartments for single, chronically homeless adults. The site is currently occupied by a carwash. Many of the development's residents will have mental illnesses and require services that will be provided on site, such as employment counseling, life skills training and recovery programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
No sooner had Marshall High School senior Kyu Lee ducked out of an ethics and career course a few minutes early than his classmates began hollering for justice. "They wanted consequences," said Maggie Lapre, who instructs the experimental "Life Skills for the 21st Century" course designed to teach students right from wrong. "So I asked Lee for an apology, an hour of detention and for him to meet with a counselor." At first, Lee protested: "What did I do wrong? I didn't hurt anybody."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2011 | By Sophia Lee, Los Angeles Times
There isn't an inch of space between 11-year-old Jennifer Suarez and her mother, Jenny, as they cuddle on the couch at the Woodcraft Ranger Afterschool Club of San Miguel Elementary School. Sitting hip to hip, their hands clasp naturally at times; other times Jennifer will cling to her mother's arm. They are always bantering, with warm smiles and laughter. Although proud of the strong mother-and-daughter tie, Mrs. Suarez worries that Jennifer might be too attached to her. So she decided to send both Jennifer and her 8-year-old sister, Solangie, to the Woodcraft Rangers summer camp at Big Bear last summer.
SPORTS
May 21, 2004 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Patricia Miranda's father threatened to sue officials at Concord, Calif., High if they allowed his daughter to wrestle on the boys' team. Not if they excluded her, but if they permitted her to compete in the sport she values as "such an opportunity to look into myself" and he considers a distraction. Jose Miranda, a social activist in his native Brazil, moved his family to California in 1978 for a better life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2004 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
Ryan thought he was all set. He'd enrolled in college, applied for financial aid, done his grocery shopping and got a restaurant job. But, as often happens in life, things didn't go exactly as planned. Instead of getting his waiter uniform free, he found out he would have to pay for it. And then his prospective roommate was in trouble with both the law and his landlord. It's just a typical, albeit fictional, day in "U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1990 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the teen-age graduates crowded into their classroom Tuesday, the girls whispered and giggled at the sight of the achievement certificates awaiting them. And as soon as they had dropped off their babies in the day-care room, the ceremony began.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2002 | MARJORIE HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonathan Lopez never thought he would have the courage to dance on stage. The aspiring death metal vocalist didn't have his band mask to hide behind while performing in front of his peers. But after two weeks of intense training in theatrical arts, the 17-year-old from Anaheim fit right in with the dozen or so other boys swiveling hips in grass skirts and wigs Friday on stage at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. "I'm really shy," Lopez explained before his performance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighteen students haven't just studied vectors and compression and tension forces in their experimental physics text at Patrick Henry High this year. They've also learned the corresponding mathematics and now--equipped with the abstract understanding--the group is busy with the drafting teacher, designing model bridges to build out of wood in their new fabrication class.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While youths exchanged volleys in the sand nearby, Gabrielle Brooks, 17, explained why she got involved in a program meant to keep her out of trouble. "Why go out into the woods and drink schnapps with friends?" Gabrielle asked. "It's a lot more fun to go to the beach." Indeed, it may look like just another volleyball tournament at San Buenaventura State Beach. But the youths participating in the two-day clinic that got underway Tuesday are honing more than their volleyball skills.
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