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December 21, 1998 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose's third-grade teacher noticed bruising up and down his arms and notified the county Department of Family and Children's Services. The diagnosis seemed obvious: child abuse. But after some cajoling, Jose revealed to a pediatrician and a social worker how it happened: His father had hit him with a broom when he tried to stop him from beating his mother.
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December 21, 1998 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose's third-grade teacher noticed bruising up and down his arms and notified the county Department of Family and Children's Services. The diagnosis seemed obvious: child abuse. But after some cajoling, Jose revealed to a pediatrician and a social worker how it happened: His father had hit him with a broom when he tried to stop him from beating his mother.
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January 24, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Children's Court and four of its commissioners were unfairly attacked last year for allegedly making decisions that endangered children, the county Bar Assn. concluded in a report released Thursday. The lawyers' group lashed out at the Los Angeles County counsel's office, saying that the office wrote a confidential memo last year "to mislead and inflame the reader" into believing the commissioners were careless about children's safety, when they were not.
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April 30, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took the Rev. Wayne Coombs less than two years to force two foreign governments and the U.S. State Department to allow him to arrange the adoption of 43 Romanian orphans by American couples. But it took Coombs and his wife seven years and more than $60,000 in legal expenses to adopt a single baby in his hometown, where he had to deal with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
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April 30, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took the Rev. Wayne Coombs less than two years to force two foreign governments and the U.S. State Department to allow him to arrange the adoption of 43 Romanian orphans by American couples. But it took Coombs and his wife seven years and more than $60,000 in legal expenses to adopt a single baby in his hometown, where he had to deal with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
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September 12, 1986
An Arleta couple, who filed a lawsuit complaining that county officials stopped sending foster children to their home because their son had been exposed to the AIDS virus, said Thursday that the county several months ago offered to resume placing foster children with them.
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October 14, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black health and community activists Wednesday protested the holding of a first-ever academic conference in Los Angeles linking drug abuse, mental disorders and ethnic groups. The critics said they believe the meeting, co-sponsored by the Drew University of Medicine and Science, is a veiled attempt to revive efforts among national health researchers to study possible genetic links to crime.
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January 24, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Children's Court and four of its commissioners were unfairly attacked last year for allegedly making decisions that endangered children, the county Bar Assn. concluded in a report released Thursday. The lawyers' group lashed out at the Los Angeles County counsel's office, saying that the office wrote a confidential memo last year "to mislead and inflame the reader" into believing the commissioners were careless about children's safety, when they were not.
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