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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1995
Regarding "A Real Nanny Dilemma" (Community Essay, March 6), it is not clear whether the author questions the level of education and the legal status of these "Spanish-speaking nannies whose English skills are severely limited or sometimes nonexistent," or the fact that their primary language is Spanish. Would the same concern have been expressed if these nannies spoke French or German? GRACIELA P. RODRIGUEZ Torrance Years of linguistic research show that children will learn any language to which they are exposed before puberty, and that learning or being exposed to a second or third or fourth language will not negatively effect the acquisition of any one of them.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Ilo Ilo" is writer-director Anthony Chen's first film, but breathtaking intimacy in storytelling is already second nature to him. Winner of Cannes' prestigious Camera d'Or for best debut feature, it quietly demonstrates that in the right hands even the familiar stuff of everyday life can move us deeply. "Ilo Ilo" is inspired, like the similarly affecting "The Maid" from Chile's Sebastian Silva, by the filmmaker's experience being raised by a maid in his native Singapore because his middle-class parents had to work.
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BUSINESS
April 23, 2008 | DAVID LAZARUS
It's perhaps the touchiest decision parents can make: whether to invite a total stranger into their home to look after the kids. Thousands of Southern California families -- those with the financial means, that is -- routinely entrust nannies with this unique responsibility. But finding someone trustworthy is much easier said than done. You could take your chances with websites like Craigslist, where listings for nannies proliferate.
OPINION
March 30, 2014 | By Emily Koss
"Emily, would you please put a bowl of water on the floor so I can drink like a dog?" It was a sweet and funny request, and I was happy to do it. But it was also a reminder, once again, that I work for a 4-year-old. You've probably heard about the vast array of problems facing my generation as we graduate and attempt to enter the job market. As a 24-year-old recent college grad, I can tell you that what you've been hearing is true. I graduated last May with unpaid internships waiting for me in Mexico, Spain and Nicaragua.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will start serving Los Angeles next summer with some high-end services rarely offered on a plane. The daily nonstop service from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles International Airport will include a gourmet chef to prepare the meals requested by first-class passengers. In addition, nannies, trained at Norland College in England, will be on call to entertain, feed and pamper children during long flights. "It's our endeavor to give mom and dad a break, as well as the people around them on the plane," James Hogan, chief executive of Etihad, said in announcing the start of the service.
WORLD
April 11, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood
A 4-year-old girl goes missing from her bedroom, and her well-to-do parents and two nannies fall under suspicion. Then, nine days later, the girl's decomposing body is discovered in her own bed, even though the home supposedly has been sealed off by police. The state prosecutor first declares the death a homicide, but stokes confusion by saying that the child, who suffered developmental disabilities, may have asphyxiated by accident. After he releases the suspects, political opponents clamor for his ouster.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Heidi Klum saved her son and two nannies from drowning in a riptide over the weekend. Add "lifeguard" to the 39-year-old's long list of jobs, which includes supermodel, "Project Runway" host and now "America's Got Talent" judge. While the family was vacationing on Oahu, Hawaii, over the weekend, the German supermodel's son Henry, 7, and two nannies were swept away by a riptide, according to Us Weekly. But Klum and bodyguard-boyfriend Martin Kristen spotted their distress and helped save them from drowning.
NEWS
December 16, 1997 | Associated Press
A nanny was convicted of murder Monday for suffocating a 6-month-old in her care as the boy's parents slept in another room. Donna Gist, 35, was accused of shaking, beating and suffocating Matthew Hendrickson in January 1996. She faces a maximum penalty of life in prison at her Jan. 22 sentencing. Gist was a licensed practical nurse working for a home health service when she was hired to care for Matthew at his Winfield home. The boy had a chronic digestive problem and vomited frequently.
NEWS
August 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
New York Gov. George Pataki signed "Kieran's Law," allowing parents to check a potential nanny's criminal record--if the person consents. The law is named for Kieran Dunne, a baby who was killed in 1993 by a caregiver who had hidden her criminal past. Pataki, in White Plains, N.Y., for the signing, said potential nannies would not be required to submit to fingerprinting if asked by parents, but refusing to do so would "send a very clear message." Under the law, which goes into effect Nov.
NEWS
October 24, 1997 | Reuters
Choking back tears on the witness stand, a young British au pair Thursday denied hurting a 9-month-old infant in her charge, saying instead that she tried to revive the baby after finding him gasping in his crib. A few hours after the infant, Mathew Eappen, was taken to a hospital Feb. 4, police questioned whether Louise Woodward, 19, had been rough with the child because he had been crying all day. "I said maybe I was not as gentle with him as I could have been," she said in a soft voice.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Prince George has a new nanny: Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, according to Kensington Palace, which identified the little royal's caretaker on Thursday and asked that her privacy be respected. Borrallo, reportedly in her 30s and described as a "Spanish super-nanny," hails from Spain and has been employed by Prince William and Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, for a few weeks, according to the Daily Mail. "As an employee of the Royal Household we would ask, please, that Maria's privacy, and that of her family and friends, be respected," a palace spokesman said ( via the BBC)
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Karin Klein
Soda consumption is down nationwide, to per capita levels last seen in 1987. It's even down among kids. As word gets out about the empty calories in soft drinks, people have been getting the message. Such changes come slowly, but they happen. But other things are happening as well. Teenagers have been replacing their sodas with coffee. And we're not talking double shots of espresso. They go for the milky, sweetened coffees that, per ounce, contain twice the calories of a Coca-Cola.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer, This post has been updated as indicated below.
Prosecutors in Summit County, Utah, have charged the chief executive of Entropic Communications Inc., a San Diego semiconductor company, with assaulting a model who appeared on the reality television show "Beverly Hills Nannies. " The criminal complaint, filed in Summit County Justice Court, alleges that Patrick Henry assaulted the woman Jan. 23 at a home near Park City, Utah. The case was investigated by the Summit County Sheriff's Department. [Updated at 12:46 p.m. Feb. 12: Summit County Attorney David Brickey said his office filed three misdemeanor charges against Henry: assault, damaging a communication device and criminal mischief.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will start serving Los Angeles next summer with some high-end services rarely offered on a plane. The daily nonstop service from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles International Airport will include a gourmet chef to prepare the meals requested by first-class passengers. In addition, nannies, trained at Norland College in England, will be on call to entertain, feed and pamper children during long flights. "It's our endeavor to give mom and dad a break, as well as the people around them on the plane," James Hogan, chief executive of Etihad, said in announcing the start of the service.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
The darkish comedy "Afternoon Delight" gives the talented Kathryn Hahn her first movie lead, and for a while it looks like an opportunity to dig in deep. Hahn's vanity-free performance as a bored Los Angeles housewife who befriends a stripper goes a considerable way to humanize a film of occasional insight and underdeveloped provocations. Ultimately, though, her character is as thinly conceived and hard to root for as everyone else in filmmaker Jill Soloway's erratic blend of not-quite satire and halfhearted soul searching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Michael Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson was on the witness stand Thursday afternoon when a defense attorney inquired about Grace Rawaramba, the onetime nanny for the pop star's three children who was eventually fired. Was Rawaramba truthful, asked Kathryn Cahan, an attorney representing AEG Live, a defendant in the Jackson family's wrongful-death suit. Yes, she was, Taj Jackson said. Cahan then handed him a piece of paper, saying it might help refresh his memory. Taj Jackson read it, looked at Cahan and announced, “That's Nancy Grace,” as in the HLN network's prosecutor-turned-host.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
A nanny caught on videotape abusing her charge was recently sentenced to 90 days in jail by Orange County Superior Court Judge Frank Fasel after she pleaded guilty to a single felony charge of corporal punishment. "I am not thrilled with this at all," said Robert Cruz of La Habra, the father of the 8-month-old victim. Cruz said he had hoped Elva Ochoa Zaragoza, 37, would spend time in state prison for abusing his daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
At the Wildwood School science fair, second-graders Kate and Nell Greenberg were joined by all three people who care for them--their mother, their father and their au pair . Although parents Lisa Rich and Robbie Greenberg are actively involved in raising the twins, their Swedish-born au pair, 25-year-old Karl Linde, most often deals with their Santa Monica school. Wildwood, like an apparently growing number of schools nationwide, welcomes the participation of nannies, au pairs, housekeepers and other child-care workers in the school lives of their charges.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu and Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
Proposed legislation to remove junk food and sugar-loaded drinks from vending machines at California state office buildings and on government property is intensifying debate about when the battle against obesity becomes a gateway to "nanny state" tactics. Backers of the Assembly bill, AB 459, said California shouldn't condone the sale of fatty snacks and sodas in the workplace when taxpayers are already shelling out vast amounts to cover the healthcare costs of overweight government employees.
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