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October 8, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County's plan to pay $7.8 million a year for an inexperienced Virginia firm to run the new state-mandated workfare program was called illegal Friday by the Deukmejian Administration and ridiculed by Democratic lawmakers. Los Angeles, like all other counties in the state, was supposed to have begun the Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) workfare program by Sept. 26.
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June 9, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of a 9-year-old boy who died after being taken from her and placed in a foster home filed suit against the county Monday, charging that inadequate county-supervised care led to the boy's death. The suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Debra Reid, 40, alleges that the county failed to properly monitor the condition of Jonathan Reid, failed to properly select and supervise the personnel taking care of him and failed to properly administer needed medication.
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July 17, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Davis, a veteran Los Angeles County social worker arrested last week for allegedly molesting children, had argued publicly in the past year that his agency was too quick to condemn sexual acts involving youngsters, according to letters released Monday by the County Commission for Children's Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County will pay at least $1.6 million in overtime to staff welfare offices six days a week in an effort to meet federal and state welfare-to-work deadlines, officials said Thursday. The expenses represent 62,000 hours of overtime expected to be logged in an eight-week period covering May and June. The costs will probably continue to spiral as the county tries to enroll 100,000 recipients into its welfare -to-work program, Greater Avenues for Independence before a Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of a 9-year-old boy who died after being taken from her and placed in a foster home filed suit against the county Monday, charging that inadequate county-supervised care led to the boy's death. The suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Debra Reid, 40, alleges that the county failed to properly monitor the condition of Jonathan Reid, failed to properly select and supervise the personnel taking care of him and failed to properly administer needed medication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989
Telephone hot lines aimed at curbing welfare fraud in Los Angeles County have helped lead to detection of more than $1 million in welfare overpayments in the first year in operation. Supervisor Mike Antonovich and Eddy Tanaka, director of the Department of Public Social Services, said that more than 148 welfare fraud cases were uncovered after citizen calls to 1-800-87-FRAUD and 213-749-4266. In all, 14,275 calls have been made to the county-run hot lines since they began last March, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1998 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County will pay at least $1.6 million in overtime to staff welfare offices six days a week in an effort to meet federal and state welfare-to-work deadlines, officials said Thursday. The expenses represent 62,000 hours of overtime expected to be logged in an eight-week period covering May and June. The costs will probably continue to spiral as the county tries to enroll 100,000 recipients into its welfare -to-work program, Greater Avenues for Independence before a Jan.
NEWS
February 24, 1989
A new child welfare program designed as an alternative to removing children from homes in crisis will be presented by Children's Home Society at a reception at 3:30 p.m. today at the agency's headquarters, 2727 W. 6th St. Society president and chief executive officer James T. Spradley Jr. will outline details of the In-Home Family Care Program.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Brentwood developer has started construction on a 200,000-square-foot office building in West Los Angeles that will be occupied by Los Angeles County's Department of Public Social Services. The $43-million project by Sonnenblick-Del Rio Development Corp. will include four floors of office space and subterranean parking at the corner of Pico and Sepulveda boulevards. The granite-clad building will serve as headquarters for the agency's Rancho Park Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Nineteen organizations and government agencies that responded to the Northridge temblor "beyond the call of duty" will be honored at a luncheon today by the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley and the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. The honorees are the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, The Gas Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gerald Davis, a veteran Los Angeles County social worker arrested last week for allegedly molesting children, had argued publicly in the past year that his agency was too quick to condemn sexual acts involving youngsters, according to letters released Monday by the County Commission for Children's Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989
Telephone hot lines aimed at curbing welfare fraud in Los Angeles County have helped lead to detection of more than $1 million in welfare overpayments in the first year in operation. Supervisor Mike Antonovich and Eddy Tanaka, director of the Department of Public Social Services, said that more than 148 welfare fraud cases were uncovered after citizen calls to 1-800-87-FRAUD and 213-749-4266. In all, 14,275 calls have been made to the county-run hot lines since they began last March, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County's plan to pay $7.8 million a year for an inexperienced Virginia firm to run the new state-mandated workfare program was called illegal Friday by the Deukmejian Administration and ridiculed by Democratic lawmakers. Los Angeles, like all other counties in the state, was supposed to have begun the Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) workfare program by Sept. 26.
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September 19, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
A 45-year-old Granada Hills woman was sentenced to 750 hours of community service Wednesday after pleading no contest to operating an unlicensed board-and-care facility in Los Angeles, City Atty. James K. Hahn's office announced. Margaret McClay Garnett, who sometimes uses the name Margaret Gutierrez, was also placed on three years summary probation.
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September 4, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
To increase awareness of diseases that disproportionately affect minorities, the New Christ Memorial Church of God in Christ on Saturday will offer free health screenings at its second annual health fair. Health-care experts from several organizations will provide immunizations, mammograms and pelvic examinations, among other services, at the daylong fair, said Sandra Crouch, the church's assistant pastor and event organizer.
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