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March 18, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials Wednesday told a standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 parents and children that the county is prepared to take over the Head Start programs in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys if the agency running them cannot make up a more than $800,000 shortfall without hurting services.
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March 18, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials Wednesday told a standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 parents and children that the county is prepared to take over the Head Start programs in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys if the agency running them cannot make up a more than $800,000 shortfall without hurting services.
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April 18, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A petition asking the city of San Fernando to again make fireworks sales legal was thrown out Monday because the city clerk decided the two men who collected the signatures were not city residents. City Administrator and Clerk Donald E. Penman cited a letter to the city from Ralph Arriola, owner and resident of a San Fernando house the two petitioners listed as their residence. Arriola, executive director of the Latin American Civic Assn., wrote that the two men never spent time at his house at 618 Lazard St. "If they were to walk up to me on the street I would be unable to even recognize them," said Arriola, whose wife, Helen, is a San Fernando city planning commissioner.
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April 18, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A petition asking the city of San Fernando to again make fireworks sales legal was thrown out Monday because the city clerk decided the two men who collected the signatures were not city residents. City Administrator and Clerk Donald E. Penman cited a letter to the city from Ralph Arriola, owner and resident of a San Fernando house the two petitioners listed as their residence. Arriola, executive director of the Latin American Civic Assn., wrote that the two men never spent time at his house at 618 Lazard St. "If they were to walk up to me on the street I would be unable to even recognize them," said Arriola, whose wife, Helen, is a San Fernando city planning commissioner.
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October 20, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ
The director of the largest Head Start provider in Los Angeles County said Monday he was submitting evidence this week to counter allegations that his agency violated rules on the use of at least $200,000 in federal funds disbursed to operate the preschool program. Ralph Arriola of San Fernando, executive director of the Latin American Civic Assn., said the documents he is giving to the Los Angeles County Office of Education will show proper use of the funds.
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June 5, 1985
Arson is suspected in a fire that struck a Head Start preschool in North Hollywood before dawn Tuesday, fire officials said. The fire gutted one classroom and slightly damaged two other rooms, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage to Valley Plaza Head Start, 12331 Vanowen St., run by the Latin American Civic Assn., officials said. Arson investigators said they are still looking for the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.
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April 6, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
Two men who appear to be affiliated with a fireworks firm filed a petition Wednesday asking the San Fernando City Council to repeal an ordinance prohibiting fireworks sales or give the voters the chance to do so, city officials said. The law requires that such petitions be filed only by residents. The two used the home address of city Planning Commissioner Helen Arriola and her husband, Ralph, executive director of the Latin American Civic Assn. San Fernando City Administrator Donald E.
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September 26, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest Head Start provider in Los Angeles County has violated federal regulations governing the program for low-income preschoolers by engaging in nepotism, renting office space and vans from its own employees and over-enrolling children, according to a county report obtained by The Times. Prompted by complaints from parents and employees, an investigation conducted this summer by the county Office of Education turned up those and other alleged violations by the Latin American Civic Assn.
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November 13, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Less than five years after county officials threatened to take over its mismanaged Head Start program, a revitalized Latin American Civic Assn. will mark its 35th anniversary Saturday with an event that will double as an open house for its new administrative headquarters. The association provides meals, health care and instruction to more than 1,000 low-income children in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.
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March 26, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials Thursday rejected an appeal of their decision to cut back the funding of the community agency running Head Start programs in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. Officials said, however, that the decision was based on a written appeal filed by the Latin American Civic Assn. before its executive director resigned and a new board of directors was formed to oversee the San Fernando-based organization this week.
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September 19, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A fireworks company pleaded no contest Monday to a charge that two of its employees misrepresented themselves as San Fernando residents when they gathered petition signatures in an effort to lift the city's ban on fireworks sales, authorities said. Pyrodyne American of Fullerton was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $2,250 in court costs after entering its plea to the single misdemeanor charge in Los Angeles Municipal Court, said Deputy Dist. Atty. James R. Hickey.
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December 5, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest Head Start provider in Los Angeles County has been ordered to repay about $104,700 for violating federal regulations by engaging in nepotism, overpaying staff members and renting office space and vans from its employees. The order by the county Office of Education to return the government funds follows an eight-month investigation of the Latin American Civic Assn.
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