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July 27, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
Every week for five years, Helen Oldfield, 81, has put in her two hours at the Tustin Police Department come rain, shine or heavy smog. "I'm faithful. I never missed a day or anything," said Oldfield, who is as spry as a woman half her age. "It's better to go out and do instead of sit and mope." Senior citizens such as Oldfield are helping to fill in the gaps left by budget cuts at more than a dozen police departments in the county by taking part in volunteer programs.
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July 27, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
Every week for five years, Helen Oldfield, 81, has put in her two hours at the Tustin Police Department come rain, shine or heavy smog. "I'm faithful. I never missed a day or anything," said Oldfield, who is as spry as a woman half her age. "It's better to go out and do instead of sit and mope." Senior citizens such as Oldfield are helping to fill in the gaps left by budget cuts at more than a dozen police departments in the county by taking part in volunteer programs.
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July 18, 1985
The Beverlywood Senior Citizen Center, 75 S. La Cienega Blvd., has been refurbished at a cost of $294,247 and is open to the community. The center has about 1,300 members who have participated in such activities as Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, citywide mural program, senior nutrition program and educational programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1995 | ED BOND
Farmer's Place, a new open-air weekly market that will raise money for a volunteer agency, opens Saturday with a traditional "carrot-breaking" ceremony. "It's an idea I've had since I saw my first farmers market at Adams and Vermont 18 years ago," said Marie Tolbert, associate director of fund development at the Volunteer Center of San Fernando Valley. "We see it as a way to bring farm-fresh produce into the city."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
These are the candidates seeking three seats on the Stanton City Council in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbent Martha V. Weishaupt did not file for reelection. Another seat has been vacant since July, when Councilman Charles Babler resigned for health reasons. Edward L. Allen Age: 70 Occupation: Incumbent mayor; retired Stanton police chief.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
Neither rain nor heavy smog has kept 81-year-old Helen Oldfield from working two hours each day for the past five years at the Tustin Police Department. "I'm faithful. I never missed a day or anything," Oldfield said. "It's better to go out and do instead of sitting and moping."
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November 8, 1994 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The "folks" at Tierra del Sol, like Leandra Muntean, have been feeling pretty proud of themselves for the last year or so. "I like the outdoors better. I like to rake," said Muntean. The woman, born with a mental impairment, has been one of the folks, a term used by the Tierra del Sol staff for their clients, for 14 years--"since the nuns were here," Muntean said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993 | REBECCA BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Annie Campbell and Sam Soon Lee are sitting face to face over a long table. "Cabbage," Campbell says. "Cab-ooge," Lee responds. They bat the word back and forth like a Ping-Pong ball. "Cabbage." "Cabooge," says the small gray-haired woman. "Cabbage." "Cabbage." Lee sits back and smiles. "Yeah. Understand." Campbell is satisfied. The 71-year-old Campbell has been teaching English to a group of Korean women for about six months at the Retired Senior Volunteer Center in Panorama City.
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November 15, 1994 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sometimes, people ask Kathy Schack, volunteer coordinator for the Catalyst Foundation For AIDS Awareness and Care, how she can continue to do the work she does, after seeing so many people die whom she has helped. "I look at it as helping them live while they are here, trying to make sure their basic needs are met," said Schack, who started in May, 1993, as a volunteer with the group that serves people with AIDS in the Antelope Valley.
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July 5, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With celebrations on land and sea, helicopters and fireworks in the air, Orange County observed Independence Day with old-fashioned parades, barbecues and a star-spangled flotilla in Newport Beach's Lido Channel. Under sunshine and blue skies, people remembered old warriors, and young children learned lessons about their country's history.
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November 13, 1996 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is a story about a good deed that took place three decades ago but could not be admitted until years later. Huntington Beach resident Stan Cohen's description of his unusual action has won first place in the 1996 Legacies Contest, an essay competition for people 60 and older, created in 1991 by the late New York philanthropist Maury Leibovitz. Cohen wrote about an act of compassion he had performed on the job years earlier.
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