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July 16, 1993 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Benefit payments and services to Los Angeles County's poorest residents--who make up about 20% of the population--will have to be slashed if supervisors stick to their budget proposal for the Department of Public Social Services, its director said Thursday. Director Eddy Tanaka said the proposed $113-million cut in the agency's budget will be devastating.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Benefit payments and services to Los Angeles County's poorest residents--who make up about 20% of the population--will have to be slashed if supervisors stick to their budget proposal for the Department of Public Social Services, its director said Thursday. Director Eddy Tanaka said the proposed $113-million cut in the agency's budget will be devastating.
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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.
NEWS
August 9, 1987
A state welfare hearing board has ruled that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services did not give proper notice in stopping aid payments to "Welfare Queen" Dorothy Woods after, investigators said, she collected several weeks for a 14-year-old son who was not living with her. Woods, 45, said she had simply left the boy with an older brother temporarily while she looked for another place to live. She said she continued to pay for his food and other needs.
NEWS
September 24, 1986
Sheriff's deputies arrested two adults and took two children into protective custody after raiding a Rowland Heights motel where they said pornographic videotapes of children were being made. Thomas Williams, 39, of Walnut and Wilma Paulsen, 42, a transient, were arrested on suspicion of using a minor for obscene material and for performing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1999
There's nothing Danita Hobson would like more than to get off welfare. Just one problem: The county welfare department keeps losing her paperwork. The time lost as a result has cost her a job, she said, and now is causing the single mother of two children to miss classes that would help her find work.
OPINION
May 5, 1991
Recently, The Times reported that Los Angeles County paid attorneys very well for the service of fighting increases in General Relief benefits. And now, The Times reports that Gov. Wilson would like to transfer more health and welfare programs to the counties (April 25). How can we trust counties to administer these programs in a responsible manner when counties such as Los Angeles spend tax funds on combatting legitimate, fundamental improvements in programs that are already under the county's jurisdiction?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
As many as 20,000 people are expected to attend a job fair Saturday at the Fallbrook Mall, where more than 100 employers will be recruiting new workers. A variety of companies--including those with jobs in retail, wholesale, assembly line and the insurance industry--will attend, as well as representatives from government, law enforcement and public safety agencies. Free seminars on topics such as resume writing and conducting an Internet job search will be given throughout the day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1995 | TIM MAY
The Northeast Valley Health Corp. will celebrate the opening of its new administrative offices and health education and training center at an open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 13 at 1172 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. The corporation's former administrative offices on Brand Boulevard were devastated by last year's Northridge earthquake, forcing the relocation of about 50 employees to other sites around the Valley.
NEWS
November 4, 1991
After a weekend of unsuccessful bargaining, representatives of the county's largest employees union reiterated their threat to launch an indefinite strike by more than 5,000 social workers today, to be followed by a one-day general strike of all 41,000 union members Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
A former clerical worker accused of embezzling $700,000 from the Los Angeles County welfare system was sentenced to nearly seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to five felony counts, authorities said Monday. Jennifer Castillo, 41, who was assigned to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services office in Canoga Park, also must pay $77,000 in restitution under the sentence handed down Friday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William A. Fahey.
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