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May 18, 1993 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton arrived here Monday pledging again to make special efforts to help Californians with their economic problems but asking that they in turn agree to the sacrifices demanded in his pending budget plan. Clinton, beginning a two-day campaign-style swing through the West to gather support for his agenda, reminded a crowd of several hundred that greeted him at the North Island Naval Air Station that he had vowed his help for California's problems during his campaign.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Weylin Etra had spent more than two years at a private school in Santa Monica when his teacher and parents spotted some serious physical and learning problems. His parents had him assessed at their local Los Angeles Unified School District campus, and within months Weylin began receiving weekly occupational therapy and special education classes--all courtesy of the district and even as he continued happily to attend private school.
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NEWS
October 2, 1986 | United Press International
Two dozen special task forces are needed to combat a cocaine crack crisis of "epidemic proportions" in Los Angeles and other major American cities, Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III told Congress today. A government report called the deadly cocaine derivative, better known as rock cocaine on the West Coast, a "user's nightmare" that can lead to addiction in just six to 10 weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A smoldering compost heap that forced health warnings, fueled a labor dispute and had county fire crews working nonstop for 60 hours was finally extinguished Sunday morning, as officials began taking steps to prevent similar mishaps in the future. The 3.2-acre fire apparently self-ignited March 11 in a pile of straw and horse manure at the PictSweet Mushroom Farm near Ventura. It spewed acrid smoke over much of western Ventura County for seven days.
NEWS
June 2, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday reported "very special efforts" by the Vietnamese to help the United States resolve the fate of more than 2,000 servicemen listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War. After a two-day trip by Congress members and veterans to assess the process of accounting for U.S. servicemen, Kerry (D-Mass.) said he will report privately to President Clinton on the degree of Vietnamese cooperation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1989 | LOUIS AGUILAR, Times Staff Writer
Walking the 10 yards from his seat to the podium where he was about to address his fellow students at Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center in San Pedro, James Holderbaum stopped to gaze at the crowd and then became unsure of which direction to go. After a little prompting from his teachers, the 22-year-old arrived at the microphone.
NEWS
December 26, 1986 | From United Press International
The magic of Christmas 1986 brought respite from the misery of the everyday world for rich and poor alike. From the streets of Burlington, Vt., to the Bowery in New York City, the Christmas spirit prevailed Thursday, bringing a message of hope and love. For Michael Huddleston, it was a Christmas in unfamiliar surroundings--he was home. The 15-month-old boy has been hospitalized for all but 16 days of his life with an underdeveloped respiratory system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1995 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando Valley is the home of a little-known, elite group of Super Men and Wonder Women, all civilians, who are ready on a moment's notice to jump into their jumpsuits and respond to almost any emergency. When an off-duty police officer was fatally shot recently while trying to apprehend a robber in Canoga Park, the California Emergency Mobile Patrol was there with its truck and powerful lights to illuminate the crime scene for Los Angeles Police Department detectives.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | JOYCELYN WINNECKE, SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE
The Census Bureau is setting aside one night--March 20--for counting the homeless population. The effort on Street and Shelter Night, dubbed S-Night, will produce the first real nationwide estimate of the number of Americans of no fixed address. Demographers say that any information will be more accurate than what is available now, but critics say that the plan can't possibly work well enough to draw a true picture of the situation.
NEWS
February 19, 1989 | From the Washington Post
Police Chief Maurice T. Turner Jr. plans to declare a crime emergency Tuesday that would allow him to immediately redeploy hundreds of officers to fight the city's escalating violence, officials said Saturday. The crime emergency does not give police officials any additional powers, such as those conferred in a state of emergency, said corporation counsel Frederick D. Cooke Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
It's a sweltering August afternoon at Loyola Marymount University, and 12-year-old Edwin Elias is plowing through a series of high-powered math questions. He's sitting in the front row of a stuffy, cramped classroom with a dozen other exceptionally bright youngsters who are devouring advanced lessons of their own. For the first time in his life, the seventh-grader is not the smartest kid in class. "It's an awkward sensation," he concedes. "But it's also a relief."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State higher education leaders have signed an agreement to boost the number of students transferring from California community colleges to California state universities by 5% per year, or 2,500 students, through 2003. Cal State schools already accept 50,000 community college transfer students yearly--far more than the University of California or California private universities. But the new agreement between Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed and community colleges Chancellor Thomas J.
SPORTS
October 15, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no way to understand the grief linebacker Jordan Lampos of Westlake High has felt over the past five months. On the morning of June 12, while driving home from a health club, Lampos got distracted and his car struck five bicyclists. One died and three others were seriously injured. Only Wednesday did a juvenile court judge decide Lampos would not have to go to jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1995 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando Valley is the home of a little-known, elite group of Super Men and Wonder Women, all civilians, who are ready on a moment's notice to jump into their jumpsuits and respond to almost any emergency. When an off-duty police officer was fatally shot recently while trying to apprehend a robber in Canoga Park, the California Emergency Mobile Patrol was there with its truck and powerful lights to illuminate the crime scene for Los Angeles Police Department detectives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
The California Highway Patrol wrapped up a high-profile enforcement program Wednesday designed mainly to snare motorists driving too fast between San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. CHP spokesman Bruce Lian said that about 350 citations were expected to be written over a two-day period. The exact number of tickets issued has not been tallied, officials said. During the special enforcement on Nov.
NEWS
June 2, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday reported "very special efforts" by the Vietnamese to help the United States resolve the fate of more than 2,000 servicemen listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War. After a two-day trip by Congress members and veterans to assess the process of accounting for U.S. servicemen, Kerry (D-Mass.) said he will report privately to President Clinton on the degree of Vietnamese cooperation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
The California Highway Patrol wrapped up a high-profile enforcement program Wednesday designed mainly to snare motorists driving too fast between San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. CHP spokesman Bruce Lian said that about 350 citations were expected to be written over a two-day period. The exact number of tickets issued has not been tallied, officials said. During the special enforcement on Nov.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | SANDRA K. SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just the thought of taking young children to a restaurant is enough to give some people indigestion. But that need not be. Several Ventura County restaurants are courting the kid crowd--and we don't just mean Chuck E Cheese's. The three eateries listed below, all in Ventura, have good reputations for being "kid-friendly" while serving tasty fare that adults can also enjoy.
NEWS
May 18, 1993 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton arrived here Monday pledging again to make special efforts to help Californians with their economic problems but asking that they in turn agree to the sacrifices demanded in his pending budget plan. Clinton, beginning a two-day campaign-style swing through the West to gather support for his agenda, reminded a crowd of several hundred that greeted him at the North Island Naval Air Station that he had vowed his help for California's problems during his campaign.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | SANDRA K. SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just the thought of taking young children to a restaurant is enough to give some people indigestion. But that need not be. Several Ventura County restaurants are courting the kid crowd--and we don't just mean Chuck E Cheese's. The three eateries listed below, all in Ventura, have good reputations for being "kid-friendly" while serving tasty fare that adults can also enjoy.
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