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August 2, 1990 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her first reaction was to walk out of the Al-Anon meeting. But Juana Mora, the only Latina in a roomful of Anglo women in tennis outfits, needed help that she simply couldn't find in her own community. So Mora attended meetings of the support group for the friends and families of alcoholics for two years with the hope of solving a family member's drinking problem. And she resolved to help other Latinas facing similar crises--or drinking problems of their own.
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August 2, 1990 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her first reaction was to walk out of the Al-Anon meeting. But Juana Mora, the only Latina in a roomful of Anglo women in tennis outfits, needed help that she simply couldn't find in her own community. So Mora attended meetings of the support group for the friends and families of alcoholics for two years with the hope of solving a family member's drinking problem. And she resolved to help other Latinas facing similar crises--or drinking problems of their own.
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December 11, 1994
Donations of food, new unwrapped toys and clothing are being sought for a food and toy giveaway to take place next Sunday in Shatto Park, 3191 West 4th St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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July 16, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dressed like one of them, talking like one of them, San Fernando Valley Youth Organization director Albert Melena, 31, stood before a group of high school students and posed a question: "If you went to a ditching party, and there wasn't any beer, would it be a ditching party?" "Naaahhh," the students said. Next he flashed up a slide of a Budweiser billboard with two sexy women dancing next to a giant beer can and asked them why they link parties and alcohol.
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October 1, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Publicly subsidized drug treatment programs in Los Angeles County are failing to promptly respond to indigent addicts asking for help, according to a new study in which researchers posed as drug abusers. The researchers placed 100 telephone calls to the county's drug hot line and various treatment programs, failing 40% of the time to get either an appointment or a place on the programs' waiting lists.
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November 17, 1997 | SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In a two-story apartment building in the core of Compton, something magical is happening. Children are playing. Moms are cooking. Souls are healing. "We're like the damn Brady Bunch," says Beatrice McClendon--amazing words from a woman who not so long ago was spending more time with her crack pipe than with her children.
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