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February 4, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
It's been, on one level, a standard neighborhood development dispute--angry homeowners in Lake View Terrace trying to block an outside organization's project in their area. From the start, however, the nature of the project has made emotions more intense than usual. At issue is a proposal for a drug treatment center, raising residents' fears that addicts will be running loose near their homes. And then there's the kicker.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
It's been, on one level, a standard neighborhood development dispute--angry homeowners in Lake View Terrace trying to block an outside organization's project in their area. From the start, however, the nature of the project has made emotions more intense than usual. At issue is a proposal for a drug treatment center, raising residents' fears that addicts will be running loose near their homes. And then there's the kicker.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Nancy Reagan has formally withdrawn her support of a proposed Los Angeles drug treatment center to be operated by Phoenix House and asked that 200 donors who pledged $5 million to the project be given the opportunity to transfer their donations to her own Nancy Reagan Foundation, The Times has learned. "This is a major disappointment to us," said Chris Policano, spokesman for Phoenix House in New York, a private foundation that operates a variety of drug programs across the country.
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December 16, 1996 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For seven years, Scott Stokes conducted his own reckless inquiries into the physiological effects of pot. "I woke up to get high, and I got high to go to bed," recalled the 19-year-old from El Toro, who broke his marijuana habit only after he was arrested two years ago for burglarizing a head shop. "If I didn't have it, I would . . . start sweating, and when I'd breathe deep I'd get into these weird breathing patterns. "People say that marijuana is not addictive, but it's extremely addictive."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1988
The Nancy Reagan Drug Treatment Center could be housed at a Long Beach nursing home or an Antelope Valley rehabilitation center instead of at a Lake View Terrace hospital, according to members of a county-anointed committee. The 18-member panel of northeast San Fernando Valley residents was formed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich after area residents complained that politicians were ignoring their opposition to the drug treatment center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1988
Ten students from Phoenix House of Orange County, a residential drug treatment program for teen-agers, will be the guests of honor when Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) speaks at their graduation ceremony today. The eight senior high and two junior high school students who are being honored were once truants and failing in school but now should be considered "role models for their counterparts in public schools," said Larraine Mohr, vice president of Phoenix Houses of California.
NEWS
February 1, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Thursday proposed boosting federal spending by 11% next year on programs to combat narcotics. And, although he said there are indications that "drug use is on the way down," he declared that the nation cannot afford to let up in its war on drugs. The proposed $11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1988 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
A citizens panel appointed by a Los Angeles County supervisor came up empty-handed in its first month of searching for an alternative site for the Nancy Reagan Center for drug abuse treatment. But panel members vowed Monday to approach the challenge with renewed vigor, bolstered by the knowledge that the operator of the proposed center has not yet filed for a conditional use permit to locate it in the bankrupt Lake View Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
A salesman who helped lead an unsuccessful fight against Phoenix House in his New York community warned Lake View Terrace residents Tuesday that it will be difficult to stop the firm's Nancy Reagan Center for drug-abuse treatment. Richard Tramonti said the Phoenix House drug center, which opened in 1981 near his house in Shrub Oak, N.Y., has caused few problems.
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October 4, 1998 | HEATHER STEWART JORDEN
Robin Williams was among the 1,500 celebrities and amateur and professional athletes to participate in the 12th annual "Nautica Malibu Triathlon" on Sept. 20. The event raised $50,000 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and entailed a half-mile swim, an 18-mile bike ride along Pacific Coast Highway and a four-mile run along Zuma Beach to Point Dume and back.
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March 13, 1986 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Supporters of a financially troubled drug-abuse center that has been a fixture on Venice's Ocean Front Walk for more than a decade have been given 30 days to find solutions for the institution's problems. The board of directors of Tuum Est, a nonprofit drug rehabilitation program at 503 Ocean Front Walk, this week unanimously voted to postpone a decision on the center's future. Board members said the program needs an additional $15,000 a month to remain afloat.
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