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September 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rebecca Isaacs was chosen Friday as executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a joint city and county unit. Isaacs, an attorney, is executive director of the Inner City Law Center, which advocates for low-income and homeless people throughout Los Angeles County. The authority, known as LAHSA, works with nonprofit groups to help fund and maintain programs for the homeless. Both the city and county appoint commissioners who oversee the agency.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rebecca Isaacs was chosen Friday as executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a joint city and county unit. Isaacs, an attorney, is executive director of the Inner City Law Center, which advocates for low-income and homeless people throughout Los Angeles County. The authority, known as LAHSA, works with nonprofit groups to help fund and maintain programs for the homeless. Both the city and county appoint commissioners who oversee the agency.
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OPINION
August 14, 2009
Re "Scenes of deference and defiance," Aug. 12 The Times writes that the Obama administration must go a long way to "bridge the divide" between healthcare reformers and the gangs of angry people disrupting town halls all over the country. Well, I was at Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-Burbank) town hall Tuesday in Alhambra, and I don't think it's worth bridging any divides between them and me. They're not for anything except insulting President Obama, Democrats and liberals. As for the need for reform, your photo of the Remote Area Medical Foundation working at the Inglewood Forum says it all. We can argue about what kind of reform, but there's no honorable argument that reform isn't needed quickly.
NATIONAL
January 23, 2003 | Vicki Kemper and Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writers
Jerry Thacker, a religious conservative who has described homosexuality as a "deathstyle," will be sworn in next week as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS, a Bush administration official confirmed Wednesday night. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, noted that Thacker and his family have the virus. Thacker was chosen to serve on the commission because of his record of reaching out to the conservative community on HIV and AIDS issues, the official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The queen of Swaziland and the country's minister of health visited Los Angeles County's largest AIDS center Wednesday as part of an unusual campaign to combat a disease that has devastated their country. Health experts at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center led Queen LaMagwaza and her entourage on a tour that proved to be partly a fact-finding mission and partly a rally seeking support for Swaziland's battle against AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2009 | Jia-Rui Chong
The number of homeless families in Los Angeles County seeking emergency shelter over the winter nearly doubled this year compared to last, according to figures from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. By the end of this year's winter shelter program, which wrapped up this month, 620 families had sought vouchers for motel or hotel stays. Last winter, there were 330 families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2007 | Cara Mia DiMassa and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles city attorney's office is investigating whether a Hollywood hospital violated multiple laws when it attempted to leave a paraplegic man on a gurney at the Midnight Mission -- hours before he was left in a skid row gutter, officials said Monday. A video, filmed by security cameras at the Midnight Mission early Thursday, shows two workers from Hollywood Presbyterian arriving by ambulance and trying to wheel the man, who is strapped down to the gurney, into the mission courtyard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein and Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writers
Four teenage boys were arrested for allegedly driving around Los Angeles and attacking homeless people while using a cellphone camera to capture some of the assaults, LAPD officials said Monday. The youths allegedly attacked at least eight homeless people either by throwing smoke bombs or firing plastic pellets from an air pistol at them and in one case throwing a bike into a homeless person's tent as he slept.
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May 4, 2002 | CHARLES ORNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doctors and laboratories for the first time will be required to report newly diagnosed cases of HIV to public health officials, California health officials said Friday. Under the new system, which takes effect July 1, medical providers would use numerical codes rather than names to correspond to HIV-positive patients. That approach, which is highly controversial, differs from the practices of 33 other states, which track patients by name confidentially.
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March 25, 2001 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bernie Cummings steadies 1-year-old Caelan as she kicks her feet forward with reckless abandon, attempting to take a few steps in the thick grass at West Hollywood Park. "You don't know how quickly and deeply you can fall in love until you become a parent," says Cummings, unable--or unwilling--to take his eyes off his little girl. Caelan and her parents are just one of the 90 or so families commuting from as far as Bakersfield to take part in this third Family Day in West Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2006 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission voted Monday to reaffirm its selection of Muslim leader Maher Hathout for a human relations award, ending a bitter, two-week battle that many lamented has seriously set back the region's Muslim-Jewish relations.
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