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OPINION
May 18, 1986
Superior Court Judge Norman A. Dowds has ordered the state of California to provide emergency services to homeless children living with their parents. He has accepted the argument of public interest lawyers that these children come under the protection of the already-established law covering the abused, the neglected and the endangered. Indeed they do.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A state appeals court has struck down a San Diego County program that offers free healthcare to those who make $1,078 a month or less but provides no subsidies for those who make more. The decision Wednesday by a three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court's decision in favor of the county's all-or-nothing plan. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Wednesday's decision could bring lifesaving care for thousands.
NEWS
July 18, 1985 | JULIO MORAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite a recently graduated law student's plea for compassion for the city's homeless and a warning that the laws may be unconstitutional, the City Council adopted two emergency ordinances this week that restrict living in parked vehicles. The new ordinances will prohibit habitation in vehicles parked on public property, except for 12 hours in emergencies. It also will limit habitation in vehicles parked on private property to 14 consecutive days.
NEWS
January 14, 1998 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In response to booming enrollments and decaying school buildings throughout the country, President Clinton has decided to push a large-scale federal effort to build and modernize local schools. The plan, which will be included in the fiscal 1999 budget Clinton will submit early next month, is expected to provide $5 billion over five years to help school districts pay the interest on $20 billion in construction loans taken out by districts, administration sources said.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a presidential conference on volunteering closed Tuesday in Philadelphia, corporate participants and grass-roots activists headed home filled with optimism that the high-profile event will attract new recruits and additional funds to their causes. The participants, who spent three days sharing ideas and plotting strategy to expand services for children, predicted that the call to arms sounded by President Clinton and retired Gen. Colin L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | DARRYL FEARS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County has one of the nation's highest rates of high-income households, but donations to charities are much more modest, the United Way reported Tuesday. The Southland ranks fifth among major metropolitan areas in donations to charities in general, according to tax records analyzed by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The area ranks near the bottom when it comes to United Way donations alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990 | MADELEINE R. STONER, Madeleine R. Stoner is an associate professor at the USC School of Social Work.
As city planners and architects across the United States focus on how to provide more low-income housing, they repeatedly confront the specter of large public housing projects that never fulfilled their purpose or promise. All too often, what seemed like perfectly good buildings on the outside had become walled ghettos for gangs, drugs and poverty. Los Angeles is about to implement some pioneering measures to remedy that sort of thing and, perhaps, to see that it is not repeated here anymore.
NEWS
May 13, 1986 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
In a ruling that will affect homeless families throughout California, a Los Angeles judge Monday ordered the state to provide emergency services to homeless children who live with their parents. The preliminary injunction by Superior Court Judge Norman A. Dowds means that welfare agencies will be required to offer shelter to homeless families previously denied aid unless the parents are willing to place their children in foster homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2009 | Teresa Watanabe
With sprawling enclaves of immigrants, crowded housing conditions and pockets of deep poverty, Los Angeles is regarded as the nation's most difficult county for census-takers to count. But as they gear up for the decennial census beginning in April, officials are beefing up efforts to reach the region's far-flung polyglot communities with more community outreach staff and language assistance, including a first-ever bilingual English-Spanish census form. At a meeting last week in downtown Los Angeles, U.S. census officials met with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dozens of community activists, nonprofit leaders and state and local government representatives to craft strategies on how to reach the 4.4 million people who live in "hard-to-count" neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
The U.S. simply isn't keeping up with the rest of the developed world in life expectancy, new research revealed this week. And women in particular are backsliding, a trend attributed in part to obesity and smoking. But the devil is in the details. Some counties are keeping pace, while others have life expectancies similar to those of Honduras and El Salvador (i.e., not great). Between 2000 and 2007, more than 80% of U.S. counties have slipped in standing against what researchers term the international frontier: the life expectancy of the 10 nations with the lowest mortality.
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