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July 28, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed an active member of a national advocacy organization, Little People of America, to serve on an advisory panel on disabilities. Marilyn Artran, 48, who lives in Simi Valley and works in a Chatsworth print shop she owns with her husband, will join the 17-member Commission on Disabilities, which advises the board on issues concerning people with disabilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed an active member of a national advocacy organization, Little People of America, to serve on an advisory panel on disabilities. Marilyn Artran, 48, who lives in Simi Valley and works in a Chatsworth print shop she owns with her husband, will join the 17-member Commission on Disabilities, which advises the board on issues concerning people with disabilities.
NEWS
June 26, 1994
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has confirmed Robert M. Abell, 69, a Brentwood resident and president of the A.N. Abell Auction Co., as a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities. Abell, appointed by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, will advise the board on the needs of disabled residents. He serves on Loyola Marymount University's Board of Regents and on the board of the Southern California Arthritis Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS
West Hills resident Sheila D. Wright was appointed this week to the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities by 3rd District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Yaroslavsky said Wright's experience includes service as past president of the board of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, project director for nonprofit community health provider Northeast Valley Health Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000
Robert M. Abell, 76, president of the A.N. Abell Auction Co., and former president and treasurer of the Southern California Auctioneers Assn. Born in Los Angeles, Abell graduated from USC with a degree in business in 1949 after serving in the U.S. Army medical corps. While running the family business started by his father in 1916, Abell donated his time to more than 1,000 charity auctions, raising millions of dollars for worthy causes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
People with disabilities are having a particularly hard time finding replacement housing in the wake of the earthquake, according to an advocate for the disabled. Norma Vescovo, director of the Van Nuys-based Independent Living Center of Southern California, said Monday that low-income apartments were particularly hit hard by the earthquake, disproportionately hurting the disabled, many of whom live on fixed incomes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1995
Many people don't feel quite comfortable when they encounter someone in a wheelchair. What's courteous and what's intrusive? Here is some advice gathered from a variety of wheelchair users. * Respect a person's independence. Don't assume that just because people are in wheelchairs that they're helpless, deaf or mentally disabled. If you're a waiter, don't ask the wheelchair user's dinner partner, "What would she like?" * Don't be afraid to hold doors open.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Unlike many of her peers, Keren Ness of Los Angeles won't be heading off to college this fall. Instead, she will be studying the world's ecology problems first hand. Ness is one of 30 students in the International Honors Program, a nine-month tour that will focus on global ecology and the integration of nature and society. She'll visit the United Kingdom, India, Thailand, Malaysia, United States, New Zealand and Colombia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2008 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Nadia Powers, a longtime community activist who served as chairwoman of the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities and the county's Commission on Aging in the 1990s, died April 13 of liver cancer. She was 74. Powers, who had impaired vision for most of her life and was completely blind for the last 10 years, died at her home in Los Angeles, according to her husband, James Powers.
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