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October 24, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last of the wards of the Riverside County court who were hospitalized over the weekend after taking a strong prescription drug at an Orange County camp were released Monday in good condition, authorities said. Paul Rout, assistant director for the Department of Social Services in Riverside County, said the seven campers ingested prescription tranquilizers that one had smuggled into the Lazy W Ranch on Hot Springs Road, where they spent the weekend.
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October 24, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last of the wards of the Riverside County court who were hospitalized over the weekend after taking a strong prescription drug at an Orange County camp were released Monday in good condition, authorities said. Paul Rout, assistant director for the Department of Social Services in Riverside County, said the seven campers ingested prescription tranquilizers that one had smuggled into the Lazy W Ranch on Hot Springs Road, where they spent the weekend.
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June 7, 2007 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
A court hearing to determine whether a 2-year-old Riverside County foster child should be united with her father -- a convicted sex offender -- or become eligible for adoption was postponed Wednesday. The adoption of the special-needs girl, named Heaven, had been recommended by her county social worker when a Riverside County Juvenile Court commissioner halted the process last month to consider uniting the girl with her father.
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March 23, 1985 | KRISTINA LINDGREN and BARRY S. SURMAN, Times Staff Writers
By the time Corona housewife Connie Wax received her 12-month-old foster daughter from the Albert Sitton Home on Friday afternoon, the number of children at Orange County's overcrowded emergency shelter dropped from a record high of 146 to a comfortable 105. Sitton director William Steiner said the weeklong crisis in housing for infants and toddlers was subsiding because of the support from foster parents like the Riverside County mother, who read about the shelter's dilemma.
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June 9, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no tears. That was the first indication that something was very wrong. When 7-month-old, 12-pound Kara Sheppard was finally taken to a hospital in March, she had a rash under her nose and a dark infection that ran the length of her left thigh. She should have been in excruciating pain, but she was silent, "just lying there, not moving," according to an affidavit filed by Riverside County Sheriff's Det. David A. Fernandez. That's because doctors hadn't discovered the half of it.
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February 15, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Just over a week ago, Auiwon Hicks was living under Interstate 215 in San Bernardino after her Ford Taurus was impounded. But the 20-year-old single mother ended up in an unlikely place: March Air Reserve Base near Riverside. The base is home to Amelia's Light, a transitional shelter for women and children run by Lutheran Social Services. Now, another one of the downsized base's vacant barracks is poised to open for some of Riverside County's most vulnerable residents.
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September 10, 1999 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of an emaciated 6-year-old Norco girl thought to have been chained to her bed for most of her life said Thursday that he has not seen her in five years and will talk to his lawyer before deciding whether to seek custody. "I'm upset," said Melvin Rochlin, 56. "I had no idea this was going on."
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May 12, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the final round of layoffs at the county's Social Services Agency, about 300 people were told Thursday they would be jobless by May 25, bringing the total number of employees to lose their jobs in that department to about 500. As with the previous layoffs in the agency, the vast majority of employees let go were workers who determined clients' eligibility for Aid to Families with Dependent Children. "People are still in shock over it," said Nikki Niznik, president of the Assn.
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April 2, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Rothfeld
California food stamp recipients will receive 13.6% more benefits thanks to the federal economic stimulus package, the state Department of Social Services announced Wednesday. The increase, effective immediately, was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, approved by Congress and signed by President Obama in February.
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July 4, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Valerie Slimp survived life-threatening toxic shock that ravaged her body and disfigured her nose, so this outing to Mervyn's was a critical and symbolic step on her road to recovery. Still, she had to ask her husband afterward, "Do you think anyone noticed my nose?" "Sweetheart," answered Randy Slimp with the kind of levity that has marked the couple's steadfast relationship, "you don't have any hands or legs. I don't think anyone noticed your nose."
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June 6, 2007 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
As the would-be adoptive parents of a 2-year-old foster child, Glenda and Roger S. thought they had prepared for everything. They decorated a pink-walled room with Disney princesses, checked their paperwork and lined up medical specialists to see the special-needs child for checkups as soon as the girl, Heaven, was to arrive.
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