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June 20, 1996 | CARLA RIVERA and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A program that offers kids cash and scholarships to stay in high school averted five times as many serious crimes, dollar for dollar, as California's "three strikes" law, according to an analysis that for the first time attempts to measure the cost-effectiveness of social programs aimed at reducing youth crime.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1996 | CARLA RIVERA and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A program that offers kids cash and scholarships to stay in high school averted five times as many serious crimes, dollar for dollar, as California's "three strikes" law, according to an analysis that for the first time attempts to measure the cost-effectiveness of social programs aimed at reducing youth crime.
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January 2, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she was offered a job at the RAND Corp., economist Julia Lowell made one thing clear: "No bombs or bullets" research for her. In associating the international think tank with military hardware, Lowell had fallen prey to a common stereotype, one she soon found was inaccurate. "My perception of what RAND does, even in security areas, was incorrect," said Lowell, 32, whose research concerns international monetary policy. "They study really important national security things . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she was offered a job at the RAND Corp., economist Julia Lowell made one thing clear: "No bombs or bullets" research for her. In associating the international think tank with military hardware, Lowell had fallen prey to a common stereotype, one she soon found was inaccurate. "My perception of what RAND does, even in security areas, was incorrect," said Lowell, 32, whose research concerns international monetary policy. "They study really important national security things . . .
NEWS
April 24, 1994
A professor at Santa Monica-based Rand Corporation has been selected to oversee one of six centers nationwide that will research how to promote health in older minority populations. Walter Allen will direct researchers from Rand and Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, as well as community organizations, looking into health standards in South-Central Los Angeles' older black population.
NEWS
October 24, 1985
Portable classrooms were leased this month by the Norwalk-La Mirada School District after increased enrollment triggered the addition of five new classes at three schools this year, school officials said. The portables were brought in to accommodate the overflow while longterm solutions are studied. New River, Johnston and Moffitt elementary schools each got one of the trailers last weekend, said Howard Rainey, administrator of business services.
SCIENCE
June 6, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
The December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., reignited an urgent national conversation on stopping gun violence. But when lawmakers, activists, reporters and concerned citizens looked for research to guide them in what measures do and do not work, they noticed something curious: Although public health researchers were churning out an abundance of intriguing studies in the late 1980s and early 1990s, that research pretty much dried up around 1997....
NEWS
June 8, 2011 | By Tami Dennis, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
The recent prediction that healthcare reform might lead employers to drop insurance coverage does not sit well with everyone. That insurance forecast, based on a report by McKinsey Quarterly, has received a fair amount of media attention -- which is perhaps unsurprising. Many Americans, with agenda or without, are regarding the upcoming changes with either anxiety or anticipation, and no one has a crystal ball. From the Booster Shots post on the matter: "The Congressional Budget Office estimated that only 7% of employees would be forced into subsidized-exchange policies, the report said, but the survey of more than 1,300 employers suggests otherwise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | PAUL H. JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after the brutal killings of three youngsters as they left a Halloween party, Pasadena is holding a party to keep children off the streets on this night of ghosts, goblins and more realistic dangers. The second annual "Halloween Family Affair" party in front of Pasadena's City Hall includes a free candy-scouting expedition inside the Plaza Pasadena mall down the street from City Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2006 | Deborah Netburn, Times Staff Writer
It is generally accepted that doctors hate shows about doctors, lawyers hate shows about lawyers, and so on. So perhaps it's the order of things that many comedic writers appear to hate Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," the dramatic series about a "Saturday Night Live"-like comedy show. But is it natural for them to take such pleasure in it? Take Ken Levine, a seasoned writer who has worked on "Frasier," "Cheers" and "The Simpsons."
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November 5, 1998 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Their names are benign enough--Earl, Georges, Mitch--but to Red Cross worker H. Frank Chew, their mere mention sends him packing. Literally. As hurricane season rolled into the Southeast and the Caribbean in September, the 74-year-old psychologist dusted off his suitcase, anticipating a call for assistance in the storm-ravaged area.
WORLD
January 11, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
French troops have joined the Malian military in its fight to stop Islamist fighters from extending their reach into central Mali, President Francois Hollande said in a statement Friday. Mali pleaded for French help Thursday after the strategic city of Konna fell to Islamist extremists, dealing a serious blow to the military and threatening a nearby airport. Reports quickly emerged Friday that French muscle was aiding in the push to eject rebels from Konna. Hours after announcing that France “will be ready to stop the terrorists' advance, if it continues," Hollande confirmed to reporters that French troops were supporting Malian units and would do so "as long as is necessary," Agence France-Presse reported . A U.N. council has already approved plans to send thousands of West African troops to Mali, but officials cautioned last month that no action was likely before September.
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