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September 17, 1998 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foster parents and relatives who care for more than 8,000 abused and neglected children did not get checks due them in June, apparently in an effort by the Los Angeles County child welfare agency to improve its financial standing. County auditors are investigating whether the Department of Children and Family Services improperly tried to improve its balance at the end of the fiscal year June 30 on the backs of thousands of foster parents and children.
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September 23, 1998
Saying the mission of the county Department of Children and Family Services is to "care for kids, not cook the books," the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked its in-house auditor to investigate reports that payments were withheld from thousands of foster parents to help balance the agency's books. Supervisor Mike Antonovich asked Tuesday for a report on the matter, after a story in The Times that said the children's agency delayed $4.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of a child's death last week at MacLaren Children's Center, advocates for foster children are urging an acceleration in plans to separate juvenile delinquents, the emotionally disturbed and victims of child abuse, who are now housed together at the county children's shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foster parents and relatives who care for more than 8,000 abused and neglected children did not get checks due them in June, apparently in an effort by the Los Angeles County child welfare agency to improve its financial standing. County auditors are investigating whether the Department of Children and Family Services improperly tried to improve its balance at the end of the fiscal year June 30 on the backs of thousands of foster parents and children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998
Saying the mission of the county Department of Children and Family Services is to "care for kids, not cook the books," the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked its in-house auditor to investigate reports that payments were withheld from thousands of foster parents to help balance the agency's books. Supervisor Mike Antonovich asked Tuesday for a report on the matter, after a story in The Times that said the children's agency delayed $4.
NEWS
January 6, 1986
Monterey Park City Councilwoman Lily Chen has been named to the state World Trade Commission by Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles). Chen, director of public affairs for the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services, is one of 15 commissioners who work on attracting foreign investment in the state.
NEWS
November 6, 1994
A walk-a-thon to benefit children served by the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services will be Nov. 19 at Exposition Park. The 3.5-mile "Walk for Our Children" starts at 8 a.m. at the California Afro-American Museum. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Parking is available for $3 at the park. To register, contact the One Church, One Child office at (213) 351-5778.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1990
The Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services has recommended that the licenses of 69 foster care families be revoked, a state official said Monday. Donna Mandelstam, Los Angeles regional manager of the state Department of Social Services, said the children were removed from the homes because they were allegedly abused sexually and physically over the past 3 to 5 years. The cases have been referred to the district attorney's office for possible legal action.
NEWS
March 20, 1988
Authorities are seeking the identity of a baby boy found wrapped in a white blanket and left on the steps of St. John of God Catholic church in Norwalk Saturday. Father Alberto Villalobos found the baby at 3:30 p.m. and called sheriff's deputies. The boy, who is believed to be 3 days to 1 week old, has black hair and brown eyes. The child is being cared for by the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services.
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May 30, 1997 | RICHARD WARCHOL
Ramaul Rush has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Ventura County Civil Service Commission's Board of Review and Appeals. Rush, a 16-year resident of Thousand Oaks, was appointed by Supervisor Kathy Long to serve on the five-member board, which oversees administration of the county's civil service merit system and mediates civil service employee grievances.
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October 14, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of a child's death last week at MacLaren Children's Center, advocates for foster children are urging an acceleration in plans to separate juvenile delinquents, the emotionally disturbed and victims of child abuse, who are now housed together at the county children's shelter.
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December 5, 1992
The Salvation Army on Friday announced that its 92-year-old shelter for pregnant teen-agers and unwed mothers in Lincoln Heights--which it had said would be shut down because of financial losses--will remain open. Citing a cooperative agreement with the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services, officials of Booth Memorial Center said that services will be expanded to include assistance for runaways and emotionally troubled teen-age girls.
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October 1, 1987
A Sherman Oaks man about to drive to work Wednesday found a newborn baby abandoned in the back of his pickup truck, Los Angeles police said. The brown-eyed boy, believed to be less than a day old, was in good condition and was turned over to the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services while detectives sought his parents. The parents could be charged with endangerment and abandonment, Lt. Dennis Dunn said. The baby was discovered about 6:30 a.m.
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