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September 24, 1988
Los Angeles Councilwoman Gloria Molina said Friday that she is cooperating with a criminal investigation into allegations that the bookkeeper of her 1986 reelection committee embezzled more than $9,800 of her campaign funds. Molina said she notified the district attorney's office soon after learning from state auditors late last year that nine checks totaling $9,811.50 were not disclosed in the committee's campaign statements.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1990
A woman whose account of Robert Kennedy's assassination continues to fuel conspiracy theories pleaded no contest Friday to grand theft for embezzling thousands of dollars from Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina. Sandra Serrano Sewell, 42, of Pasadena, was working as Molina's bookkeeper when she cashed nine unauthorized checks in the last four months of Molina's 1985 state Assembly campaign, prosecutors said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1990
A former bookkeeper for City Councilwoman Gloria Molina surrendered Friday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to face charges of embezzling about $9,800 in Molina campaign funds. Sandra Serrano Sewell, 42, of Pasadena, appeared before Judge Candace Beason according to a prearranged plan between prosecutors and her lawyer. She was released on a promise to return May 18 for arraignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1990
A former bookkeeper for City Councilwoman Gloria Molina surrendered Friday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to face charges of embezzling about $9,800 in Molina campaign funds. Sandra Serrano Sewell, 42, of Pasadena, appeared before Judge Candace Beason according to a prearranged plan between prosecutors and her lawyer. She was released on a promise to return May 18 for arraignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1990
A woman whose account of Robert Kennedy's assassination continues to fuel conspiracy theories pleaded no contest Friday to grand theft for embezzling thousands of dollars from Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina. Sandra Serrano Sewell, 42, of Pasadena, was working as Molina's bookkeeper when she cashed nine unauthorized checks in the last four months of Molina's 1985 state Assembly campaign, prosecutors said.
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January 10, 1994
Veteran news anchor Pat Harvey of KCAL-TV will be the keynote speaker Jan. 22 at a workshop titled "How to Get Your News in the Newspaper and on the Air" presented by United Media Access Panel (UMAP). Funded by the Ford Foundation, the free session, fifth in a series of nine workshops, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Watts Health Center, 10300 S. Compton Ave.
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February 7, 1987 | MARK GLADSTONE and JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writers
Larry Gonzalez, who lost to Assemblywoman Gloria Molina in the new 1st District Los Angeles City Council race Tuesday, is trying to drum up support to run for her Eastside Assembly seat. A Los Angeles school board member, Gonzalez is one of five potential Democratic candidates scrambling for support even before Molina, a Democrat, has resigned her 56th Assembly District office. The only officially announced candidate so far is City of Commerce Mayor James B. Dimas.
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February 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
About 150 black students abandoned their sit-in at Selma High School on Monday at the request of black school Supt. Norward Roussell, whose firing by the white-controlled school board sparked the demonstration. But the students, whose sit-in had closed public schools in the 70% black, 6,000-student system since Thursday, took their protest to City Hall with a call for Mayor Joe Smitherman's resignation.
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March 5, 1985 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
Surprise visits to MacLaren's Children's Center turned up several incidents of improper behavior by employees at the county facility for abused and neglected children, the center's oversight committee reported Monday. The incidents, occurring as the center seeks to overcome its reputation as an overcrowded, impersonal warehouse for children, indicated "that the orientation and philosophy has not changed at the facility," the report said. Lola J.
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April 20, 1985 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
The acting head of the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services put an experienced county child welfare administrator in charge of troubled MacLaren Children's Center on Friday in an effort to deal with what he said were continuing concerns about leadership there. The new director of the El Monte center for abused and neglected children is 48-year-old Albert J.
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September 24, 1988
Los Angeles Councilwoman Gloria Molina said Friday that she is cooperating with a criminal investigation into allegations that the bookkeeper of her 1986 reelection committee embezzled more than $9,800 of her campaign funds. Molina said she notified the district attorney's office soon after learning from state auditors late last year that nine checks totaling $9,811.50 were not disclosed in the committee's campaign statements.
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June 10, 1987 | LOIS TIMNICK, Staff Writer
Nearly one in three teen-agers at MacLaren Children Center, the county's sole shelter for abused and neglected children, are given tranquilizers or other psychotropic drugs instead of counseling and are "walking around like zombies," according to the author of a report that will be sent to the Board of Supervisors on Monday. Mental health officials immediately branded the allegations as inaccurate, misleading and in the words of one psychiatrist, "totally off the wall."
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February 20, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legendary feud between Eastside political powers Gloria Molina and Richard Alatorre spilled over into the San Fernando Valley on Friday when each endorsed competing candidates in the 7th District City Council race. Molina endorsed Corinne Sanchez and Alatorre endorsed Alex Padilla, both front-runners in the race.
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