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June 18, 1988
Officials of a Los Angeles County community organization, which since June 1 has been dispatching outreach workers to talk to drug addicts about AIDS, say their program is jeopardized by the impending loss of county funding.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1988
Officials of a Los Angeles County community organization, which since June 1 has been dispatching outreach workers to talk to drug addicts about AIDS, say their program is jeopardized by the impending loss of county funding.
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NEWS
February 12, 1989
An AIDS outreach team has been added to the counseling services offered by Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in this community. The team's goal is to provide AIDS education and prevention services to the center's clients. The AIDS service complements existing services at the center such as outpatient counseling, drug-diversion sessions, drunk-driving classes and youth services.
NEWS
March 27, 1986
Despite some uncertainty about its funding from Los Angeles County, a Santa Fe Springs-based organization is moving forward with plans to distribute information about AIDS to the Latino community through three conferences and a poster contest. John Brown, executive director of Rio Hondo Community Action Network, formerly known as Rio Hondo Drug Counseling Services Inc.
NEWS
December 7, 1986 | CARMEN VALENCIA, Times Staff Writer
Squeezed by reduced federal funds, the City Council is considering apportioning the loss among social service agencies that serve more than 3,000 Norwalk residents. The council will consider Monday various budget-cutting options for the organizations, which provide services ranging from child care to drug abuse counseling. In some cases, the cuts could force the agencies to close or end services in Norwalk.
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
A private agency whose street-wise program warning San Gabriel Valley and Southeast-area drug users about AIDS once prompted both praise and controversy has been awarded $170,000 by the County Board of Supervisors. With the grant, the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse will become the most far-reaching of four county-sponsored programs aimed at reducing the spread of AIDS among intravenous drug users and their families.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
First, Los Angeles County Health Department officials withdrew funding for an AIDS prevention poster targeted to Latinos, saying its design was too disturbing. Then the county took more than a year to return artwork for the poster--three white skulls with skeletal hands over the eyes, ears and mouth to illustrate the adage: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
NEWS
June 12, 1986 | CARMEN VALENCIA, Times Staff Writer
Shortly after county health officials came across a disease called AIDS five years ago, Eunice Diaz found herself at the forefront of an effort to educate the Latino community about the fatal affliction. At the time, she worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, which was investigating deaths striking a large number of mainly white gay men as well as a small number of Latinos.
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