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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Nancy Reagan has formally withdrawn her support of a proposed Los Angeles drug treatment center to be operated by Phoenix House and asked that 200 donors who pledged $5 million to the project be given the opportunity to transfer their donations to her own Nancy Reagan Foundation, The Times has learned. "This is a major disappointment to us," said Chris Policano, spokesman for Phoenix House in New York, a private foundation that operates a variety of drug programs across the country.
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April 4, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Chad Billingsley will pitch Sunday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, the first of his five scheduled starts on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment. Billingsley, who is recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery, last pitched in the major leagues on April 15 of last year. Standing in the Dodgers clubhouse Friday before the team's home opener, Billingsley said, “It felt like a year since I'd last been at the stadium. You almost forget how beautiful the stadium is.” When the Dodgers departed spring training for their season-opening series in Australia, Billingsley remained in Arizona.
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October 4, 1992 | BRAD BONHALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was 9:15 on the night of May 27, and Cara Vanni was chatting with a friend on the phone, just like any number of San Clemente teen-agers. Suddenly the line went dead. A minute later, strangers appeared in her bedroom doorway. "My parents brought these three people into my room," Cara, 16, recalled. "At first I thought they were old friends of the family who were about to say they knew me when I was 4. They weren't."
SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Matt Kemp didn't run particularly fast or long Saturday, but that didn't matter to him. For the first time since he underwent an ankle operation four months ago, Kemp ran on something other than the anti-gravity treadmill. "I never thought running would be so fun," he said with a smile. The former All-Star was cleared to enter the next phase of his rehabilitation by his surgeon, who reviewed the results of a routine MRI exam Kemp underwent two days earlier. Kemp is hopeful he can play in the Cactus League, but in reality still has no idea when he'll be in a competitive game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 | KENDALL S. POWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Have you ever tried to read a newspaper with one hand?" asked Leslie McClellan. The 68-year-old man from Gainesville, Fla., knows that it's truly an exercise in frustration. Reading a newspaper is just one of life's daily activities that is a challenge for the two-thirds of the 4 million American stroke survivors who are left physically impaired. (Former President Gerald R. Ford suffered what was called a small stroke Wednesday, but doctors said he does not seem to be significantly impaired).
OPINION
June 20, 2011
You don't have to be soft on crime to believe in the rehabilitation of criminals. But a federal judge who tried to ensure that a convicted defendant would participate in a drug rehabilitation program had his wrist slapped last week by the Supreme Court. The ruling was a faithful application of federal law, but it should motivate Congress to rethink its approach to incarceration. After a federal jury convicted Alejandra Tapia of smuggling illegal immigrants across the U.S-Mexico border, U.S. District Judge Barry T. Moskowitz sentenced her to more years in prison than called for under federal sentencing guidelines.
SPORTS
September 1, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Matt Kemp, who is hitless in the first three games of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, will not return to the Dodgers on Monday. "He doesn't feel good yet at the plate," Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. "He's not pushing us to say, 'I want to be there tomorrow.'" Kemp is 0 for 11 at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, including five strikeouts. He has hit one ball out of the infield. He is expected to play with the Quakes again on Sunday. Mattingly did not say whether Kemp would remain with Rancho Cucamonga into the California League playoffs -- the Quakes' magic number is 1; the playoffs start Wednesday -- or would report to the Dodgers' Arizona training complex.
SPORTS
October 24, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp's goals for the upcoming season are far more modest than they were for 2012, when the All-Star outfielder said he wanted to hit 50 home runs and steal 50 bases. “Be healthy,” Kemp said. “That's the main goal. Be healthy. If I'm healthy, good things should happen.” Kemp spoke to reporters on a conference call Wednesday. He was scheduled to start his rehabilitation program later in the day in Arizona. Kemp underwent an hourlong shoulder operation on Oct. 5. He was hoping the procedure would be minor, but the damage to the labrum in his left shoulder was worse than expected and required repair.
SPORTS
July 2, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
When Matt Kemp starts his minor league rehabilitation assignment for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, he will be met by a capacity crowd at the Epicenter. The first game of Kemp's rehabilitation assignment is sold out, a spokesman for the minor league club said. Kemp confirmed he plans to be Rancho Cucamonga's designated hitter Tuesday. Sidelined since May 31 with a strained left hamstring, Kemp will play in minor league games right up to the All-Star break, during which he will compete in the Home Run Derby.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Chad Billingsley will pitch Sunday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, the first of his five scheduled starts on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment. Billingsley, who is recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery, last pitched in the major leagues on April 15 of last year. Standing in the Dodgers clubhouse Friday before the team's home opener, Billingsley said, “It felt like a year since I'd last been at the stadium. You almost forget how beautiful the stadium is.” When the Dodgers departed spring training for their season-opening series in Australia, Billingsley remained in Arizona.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp said Saturday he might not be ready to play on opening day, insisting he didn't want to repeat the mistake he made last year of rushing back from injuries. The Dodgers are starting their season about a week earlier than usual, with a two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22-23. They will play their domestic opener April 1 in San Diego. Kemp is recovering from a major operation on his left ankle, as well as a minor procedure on his previously repaired left shoulder.
SPORTS
January 6, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
It took Chris Paul two days to finally get out of his funk after he learned he had a Grade 3 AC joint separation of his right shoulder that will sideline him up to six weeks. Paul was injured Friday night in Dallas but doesn't need surgery. The Clippers All-Star point guard learned that the AC joint separation is an injury to the area connecting the collarbone with the front part of the shoulder blade, and a Grade 3 is considered the worst of the three grades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Jack Leonard
A woman whose father repeatedly raped her as a child is expected to leave jail within days after a Los Angeles County judge sentenced her Friday to two years and eight months for helping gang members burglarize homes in Tujunga, authorities said. Tatiana Thibes, 33, was given credits of nearly three years for the time she spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentencing, clearing the way for her release. She faced a maximum prison term of more than 12 years. Thibes' case posed a thorny challenge for prosecutors and judges, who had to decide an appropriate sentence for someone who had committed serious crimes but who had also endured a horrific childhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
NEW YORK - The mess at ground zero has been a collaborative production. The delays, backbiting, design compromises and massive cost overruns that have marked the rebuilding process at the World Trade Center site are the sorry collective work of politicians angling for higher office, architects turning Sept. 11 cynically to their advantage and city, state and federal bureaucrats working at cross purposes for years on end. But if you had to pick a leading villain in this decade-long black comedy, it would probably be developer Larry Silverstein.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Two longtime rivals, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Health System, are teaming up to open a 138-bed rehabilitation hospital in Century City, reflecting both the growing need for this specialty care and the pressure on hospitals to control costs. The unprecedented deal between two of the biggest names in Southern California healthcare is expected to be formally announced Tuesday. The two healthcare giants in West Los Angeles will jointly own the new hospital along with Select Medical Holdings Corp., a Pennsylvania healthcare company that runs rehabilitation facilities across the country.
SPORTS
November 23, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers were unanimous Saturday in offering their sympathy to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose , who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee and will require surgery. Rose lives in Los Angeles and spent time here during his rehabilitation from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. The Bulls, who announced the nature of Rose's injury Saturday, will face the Clippers at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. "To know how hard he worked to get back, it's the saddest thing ever," Chris Paul said after the Clippers' 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
SPORTS
September 26, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Michael Beasley said that an off-season stay in a rehabilitation facility was his "lowest hour," denied that he has a substance-abuse problem and apologized Friday to the Miami Heat organization. Beasley would not reveal any details of the treatment he received in Houston, other than acknowledging that he became "pretty upset" upon learning his stay would be considerably longer than first planned. That anger, he said, sparked a wave of troubling messages posted on his now-closed Twitter feed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1990
Federal funding for the $27.4-million rehabilitation of the historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena has been restored. The Federal Highway Administration notified city officials Tuesday that the $20.2 million withheld because of concern over cost increases would be restored. The project had been estimated to cost $15.8 million, but hand-cast concrete work caused the budget to skyrocket. The money was freed after Pasadena-area members of Congress and Gov.
OPINION
November 20, 2013 | By Charles E. Berger
  This week, the Senate takes up a White House-backed defense authorization bill that would reduce the restrictions on repatriating Yemeni nationals held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. These changes are long overdue. Many of these detainees are eligible for transfer, which would be a significant step in closing Gitmo. However, to minimize the significant risk of them joining Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, and engaging in terrorism, the U.S. should first establish a rehabilitation center for them in Yemen, based on a Saudi Arabia model, with a rigorous post-release monitoring program.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Martin Tsai
The documentary "Not Yet Begun to Fight" follows war veterans on the mend from different physical and psychological traumas as they take up fly fishing. Retired Marine Col. Eric Hastings, a Vietnam vet, co-founded the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, a Bozeman, Mont., retreat that provides a six-day recreational program that supplements the rehabilitation regimens for wounded service personnel. Along for the ride are Marine Capt. Blake Smith, who survived a helicopter collision that left him paraplegic; retired Navy SEAL Elliott Miller, who was shot and lost his ability to speak; Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Hupp, wrestling with post-traumatic stress disorder; Marine Cpl. Erik Goodge, who lost his right eye in a blast; and Army Sgt. Erin Schaefer, also paraplegic.
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