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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1985
The Times article on mental health was offensive to the tremendous bipartisan numbers of effective mental health volunteers like me who lobbied hard, and happily successfully, to ensure the appointment of Roberto Quiroz by the Board of Supervisors. In suggesting that Marcia Nay was puling the strings that make our director jump, your writer appears to have purposely ignored Nay's knowledge, motivation and abilities. Like most deputies of our supervisors, she puts in about 150% more time than she's paid for, and fully understands the total mental health system to which she is completely devoted.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Mental Health Director Roberto Quiroz is leaving his post June 1 with a sense of "frustration" over efforts to save a system stricken by inadequate state funding, he said Wednesday. In a letter of resignation to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Quiroz, 53, expressed disappointment at the lack of state funds for meeting an ever-increasing local demand for mental health services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Mental Health Director Roberto Quiroz is leaving his post June 1 with a sense of "frustration" over efforts to save a system stricken by inadequate state funding, he said Wednesday. In a letter of resignation to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Quiroz, 53, expressed disappointment at the lack of state funds for meeting an ever-increasing local demand for mental health services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1989 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to shut down three mental health outpatient clinics despite lingering uncertainty over whether the county can legally close them. The supervisors, on a 4-1 vote, backed mental health director Roberto Quiroz in his bid to curtail outpatient programs at the Coastal Community Mental Health Center in Carson, the East San Fernando Valley Mental Health Services in North Hollywood and the Wilmington Mental Health Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1988 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
As officials at St. John's Hospital and Health Center were reviewing some of their Los Angeles County contracts last year, they made a startling discovery: The Department of Mental Health had overpaid the Santa Monica hospital by $1.1 million to run county mental health programs. And when hospital officials contacted the department to repay the money, they got another surprise--county mental health officials were unaware that they had paid too much. "It clearly was a clerical error.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
The state's Little Hoover Commission on Wednesday criticized Los Angeles County's director of mental health for his failure to spend $3 million of a $5-million state grant to combat the growing problem of mentally ill homeless people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1989 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to shut down three mental health outpatient clinics despite lingering uncertainty over whether the county can legally close them. The supervisors, on a 4-1 vote, backed mental health director Roberto Quiroz in his bid to curtail outpatient programs at the Coastal Community Mental Health Center in Carson, the East San Fernando Valley Mental Health Services in North Hollywood and the Wilmington Mental Health Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1988 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
With Los Angeles County on the verge of closing a third of its mental health outpatient clinics, community protesters and local officials alike have portrayed the state as the villain in a deepening mental health care crisis.
NEWS
October 30, 1985
Psychiatrists hired by Los Angeles County to treat the homeless and mentally ill have overwhelmingly voted for union representation, alleging poor working conditions and low pay, a union spokesman announced. The 120 psychiatrists employed by the Mental Health Services Department chose the Union of American Physicians and Dentists by an 86-8 vote.
NEWS
February 21, 1985
South Bay Free Clinic will dedicate its fourth and newest service site, a mental health center at 320 Knob Hill Ave., with an open house Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Participating will be Supervisor Deane Dana, acting county Mental Health Director Roberto Quiroz and artist James Paul Brown. Housed at the former Patterson Elementary School, the facility will provide free mental health services to the community, according to Gary Bess, executive director of the free clinic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1988 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
As officials at St. John's Hospital and Health Center were reviewing some of their Los Angeles County contracts last year, they made a startling discovery: The Department of Mental Health had overpaid the Santa Monica hospital by $1.1 million to run county mental health programs. And when hospital officials contacted the department to repay the money, they got another surprise--county mental health officials were unaware that they had paid too much. "It clearly was a clerical error.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
The state's Little Hoover Commission on Wednesday criticized Los Angeles County's director of mental health for his failure to spend $3 million of a $5-million state grant to combat the growing problem of mentally ill homeless people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1988 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
With Los Angeles County on the verge of closing a third of its mental health outpatient clinics, community protesters and local officials alike have portrayed the state as the villain in a deepening mental health care crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1985
I am concerned that The Times article (Aug. 26), "Mental Health Chief in Battle Over Spending of State Funds," does not properly present the facts regarding the planning for mental health services at the Olive View Medical Center Replacement Facility. The article implies that the planning for added mental health beds at Olive View has been based on politics, involving the current county director of mental health, Roberto Quiroz, and Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, rather than upon need.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1988
County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and other local officials Friday hailed proposed state legislation that would extend the time authorities can confine mentally ill patients as the "most decisive step in 20 years to aid the mentally ill homeless."
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