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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990 | ANDREA FORD and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with an $11-million budget shortfall, Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman has ordered a fire station in the San Fernando Valley closed, instituted a hiring freeze and plans to eliminate 60 non-firefighter jobs.
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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.
NEWS
January 6, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 91-year-old San Gabriel man had slipped into his pool and drowned. He lay on a gurney in his yard, a county worker a few feet away waiting to wheel him to a van. Los Angeles County Coroner Investigator Joyce Kato gently unwrapped his face for his daughter. "Daddy . . . I'm so sorry . . . I didn't want you to go this way," the daughter sobbed as she stroked his cheek.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1999 | BRAD BERTON
Los Angeles County's Department of Children's Services has agreed to relocate about 250 employees from two sites near downtown L.A. into the Wateridge Park complex in the Fox Hills district near Culver City. The $13-million transaction is one of the biggest office leases in the vicinity since before the recession.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
The case of the homeless, drug-abusing prostitute with syphilis was a confounding one, even for a veteran investigator like Pat Dumalski. For nearly a month, Dumalski and her colleagues had scoured the shabby streets and back alleys of Wilmington, unable to find the woman. The grizzled-looking guys who lived near the dumpster hadn't seen her. Neither had anyone else that Dumalski encountered on her rounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chief financial officer for the $2-billion Alameda Corridor project was replaced recently after $3 million in government funds was found in her personal bank account, according to sources familiar with an internal investigation into the matter. The affair has raised concerns about inadequate financial management and possible illegality within the huge rail project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An employee of the district attorney's Bureau of Family Support left racially insulting messages on the voicemail of a parent billed for child support, demonstrating deeper problems in the powerful agency, a claim against the county alleged Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early in the evening, Los Angeles County adoptions worker Joyce Alignay is sitting in the bedroom of a cheerful 4-year-boy she placed with an adoptive family in Pomona, nearing the end of what she describes as a relatively slow day. Alignay started plowing through paperwork in her downtown office at 7:30 a.m. By midafternoon, she'd written up a report for a court hearing on terminating the custody rights of parents of an 8-year-old boy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1999
A woman accused of making up to $120,000 in calls to psychic hotlines on county telephone lines was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in county jail and five years of probation. Cheryl Burnham, 39, who worked for the Mental Health Department, was also ordered to pay $97,972 in restitution to the county. Burnham pleaded guilty to making 2,500 calls to various psychic hotlines between June 1997 and November 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the life of her, Johnnie Smith has never quite been able to fathom how people who ride buses around the Southland can be so darned forgetful. Maybe those teeth-rattling potholes are shaking loose a few brain screws.
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