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June 9, 1990 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The nation's first attempt to count its homeless people missed 60% to 70% of the transient population of downtown Los Angeles, according to a report released Friday. The findings appeared to underscore the contention of city officials nationally that the census has undercounted the urban poor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1990 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The nation's first attempt to count its homeless people missed 60% to 70% of the transient population of downtown Los Angeles, according to a report released Friday. The findings appeared to underscore the contention of city officials nationally that the census has undercounted the urban poor.
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NEWS
March 20, 1986
In the March 20 Westside section, an incorrect telephone number was given for the Los Angeles Homeless/Health Care Project, which assists applicants for reduced-cost medical care under the county's "Ability to Pay" plan. The correct number is (213) 746-7677.
NEWS
October 27, 1988
The UCLA Class of 1978, Comic Relief and Home Box Office Inc. will present "Comic Relief-L.A.," featuring performances by Bob (Bobcat) Goldthwait, Paul Rodriguez, Colin Quinn and Dweezil Zappa at 8 p.m. Friday in UCLA's Royce Hall. Proceeds from the show, which will not be taped for television, will benefit the homeless through the UCLA School of Nursing's Union Rescue Mission Clinic and the Los Angeles Homeless Health Care Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1989
A quartet of comics presented Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley with a $150,000 check Tuesday representing some of the proceeds from the Comic Relief concerts to benefit the homeless. The donation, presented by Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Bobcat Goldthwait and Richard Lewis, was a slice of the $5.1 million raised in the two Comic Relief benefits to date. The check was designated for the Los Angeles Homeless Health Care Project, which provides medical care for 20,000 homeless people.
NEWS
October 28, 1990
Two people and a shelter for battered women and children were to be honored for outstanding contributions to intergroup relations at a reception Thursday given by Pasadena's Human Relations Commission. Those receiving the awards included the Rev. George Van Alstine, pastor of Altadena Baptist Church and chairman of the city's Commission on Children and Youth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1986 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Comedian Robin Williams demanded two pieces of identification before he presented Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley with a $77,000 check Tuesday from Comic Relief, a cable television special that was broadcast in March to raise money to aid the homeless. Laughing, Bradley accepted the contribution on behalf of the Los Angeles Homeless Health Care Project to buy medicine and supplies for the Venice Family Clinic, where the check was presented, and the downtown Union Rescue Mission.
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March 16, 1986 | NANCY GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
Free transportation from Santa Monica and Venice to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is now available for qualified low-income patients, according to Emily Abel of the Santa Monica Health Action Coalition, a volunteer organization of health-care activists. Dr. Rick Brown, a coalition board member, said the county provided a van to take patients to Harbor twice daily after coalition members met repeatedly with representatives of the county Department of Health Services.
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March 22, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bonfires were visible a block away, silhouetting a dozen or so figures. Two women wearing tight shorts huddled with a man at the first fire. They laughed and talked as we approached. "You guys don't look familiar," one of the women said, standing. "I don't remember seeing you around here before." They hadn't. Chuck, Ted and I were among 79 official census monitors, hired for $100 for the night to take a look at just what kind of job census takers were doing in finding the homeless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alleging that pregnant women and newborn children are waiting as long as 14 months for their Medi-Cal applications to be processed, two public-interest law firms filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against Los Angeles County and the state Department of Health Services. As a result of the delays, many poor women in Los Angeles County are going without prenatal care and are giving birth to sickly, underweight babies, the suit alleges.
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April 24, 1987 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Hands Across America on Thursday gave grants ranging from $2,000 to $172,000 to 51 California charities, including two in Orange County, that aid the homeless and hungry. With the announcement of the $1.2 million in California grants, about $9 million of the $15 million that organizers say the May, 1986, event netted last year has now been distributed. The remainder of the money, raised from donations when an estimated 5.
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