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August 24, 1991
Mayor Tom Bradley Friday named a 17-year member of his staff as executive director of the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. Paula Petrotta will assume the post Sept. 9, replacing Susan Rose, who resigned in April. During her tenure in Bradley's office, Petrotta has served as an appointment deputy for the selection of citizens to the city's 40 commissions and has helped develop city policies relating to sexual harassment and gender-neutral language.
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September 23, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Six hundred female Los Angeles city employees, about 17% of those surveyed, said they were sexually harassed in the last year, according to a report made public Thursday. The survey was conducted by the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. And Paula Petrotta, the panel's executive director, said the results have prompted her to ask Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to appoint an ombudsman to address the problem.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Six hundred female Los Angeles city employees, about 17% of those surveyed, said they were sexually harassed in the last year, according to a report made public Thursday. The survey was conducted by the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. And Paula Petrotta, the panel's executive director, said the results have prompted her to ask Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to appoint an ombudsman to address the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1991
Mayor Tom Bradley Friday named a 17-year member of his staff as executive director of the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. Paula Petrotta will assume the post Sept. 9, replacing Susan Rose, who resigned in April. During her tenure in Bradley's office, Petrotta has served as an appointment deputy for the selection of citizens to the city's 40 commissions and has helped develop city policies relating to sexual harassment and gender-neutral language.
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June 2, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
The San Pedro YWCA will hold its third annual conference for women on Saturday. Titled "Through the Looking Glass," the conference will feature keynote speaker Rep. Jane Harman (D-Marina del Rey). Past keynote speakers were the founder of the Mattel toy company, Ruth Handler, and Paula Petrotta of the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. Registration, which is required, is $35. For information, call Molly Henry at (310) 547-0831.
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April 29, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
A forum on domestic violence will be held Thursday at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills. Speakers include Betty Fisher, executive director of Haven Hills Inc., a domestic violence program serving the San Fernando Valley; Scott Gordon, a member of the Los Angeles County district attorney's domestic violence team who was involved in the prosecution of O.J. Simpson; and Marilyn Solomon, former president of the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1999
Hoping to raise the status of women and the visibility of issues that affect them, several hundred community and business leaders from across the state will gather for a three-day conference starting today. A special emphasis of the conference, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women, will be a call to action to put a woman on the next presidential ticket.
NEWS
March 24, 1985
The Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women seeks people who feel they have been injured--physically, emotionally, socially or financially--by pornography, according to commission president Diane Goodman. Written complaints may be submitted to the commission, 200 N. Main St., Room 550, City Hall East, Los Angeles 90012.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Commission President Deirdre Hill last week moved to shift new emphasis onto reports of sexism and sexual harassment detailed on the so-called Mark Fuhrman tapes, which have moved beyond the O.J. Simpson double murder trial and into a raging municipal furor. "The whole context of the tapes was Men Against Women," Hill on Friday told the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, referring to a clandestine organization of male LAPD officers.
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September 9, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA
Los Angeles Police Commission President Deirdre Hill on Friday moved to shift new emphasis onto reports of sexism and sexual harassment detailed on the so-called Mark Fuhrman tapes, which have moved beyond the O.J. Simpson double murder trial and into a raging municipal furor. "The whole context of the tapes was Men Against Women," Hill told the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, referring to a clandestine organization of male LAPD officers.
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November 20, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Norma Connolly, who portrayed the familiar Aunt Ruby on the television soap opera "General Hospital" for 20 years, has died. She was 71. Connolly died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from a stroke, said her son, Adam Rodman. In addition to the perennially popular soap, Connolly appeared in scores of television specials, movies and miniseries. The Boston-born performer studied acting at the Leland Powers School of Drama, the Actors Studio and the Cushing Academy.
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November 25, 1994 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was once a time when Vision Empowerment Inc.--a nonprofit rape and violence prevention agency--offered free seminars to the public, hosted rape-awareness rock concerts and provided free psychological help to the women enrolled in its programs. But with the advent of the current economic recession and the devastating Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake, the agency has had to cut some corners to stay afloat.
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