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December 30, 2000 | GENA PASILLAS
The Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church will ring in the new year at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with a Communion service led by the Rev. Karen Stoyanoff, with assistance from the youth group. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (949) 646-4652. Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Braier will lead "That Was the Jewish Year That Was: 2000" at 8 p.m. Friday at the University Synagogue.
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June 24, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a global spy mystery. Snowden had been expected to be on board the flight to Havana, from where he was expected to make his way to Ecuador. But journalists on board reported that no one on  the flight resembled the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | GENA PASILLAS
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Irvine, will offer a number of special services for the High Holy Days, which begin at sundown Friday and usher in the Hebrew calendar year of 5761. To prepare for the Days of Awe during the Hebrew month of Elul, penitential prayers will be offered during the outdoor Selichot Service at 11 p.m. today. The 10-day period of self-examination begins with Rosh Hashanah service at 8 p.m. Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Two popular Los Angeles charter schools have allowed some families to bypass a lottery for admission in exchange for providing special services or a substantial volunteer commitment. The practices of Larchmont Charter School and Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts have raised concerns that such preference policies, if allowed, could open the door to well-connected friends or wealthier families who promise to contribute. In effect, critics say, charters could end up functioning more like private schools than campuses almost entirely supported with tax dollars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1997
Catholic and Protestant churches held special services throughout Orange County to mark Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. Palm Sunday, or Passion Sunday, which celebrates the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem when the multitude proclaiming him king of Israel laid palm branches before him, falls on the Sunday before Easter. Several local congregations scheduled special services, music and theater performances to commemorate the event.
WORLD
September 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian special services freed all 15 hostages who were being held by inmates at a Moscow pre-trial detention center, Russia's prison service said. Three inmates had seized the hostages, including the chief warden, his deputy and other prison workers, after an afternoon walk at the prison. The inmates attacked guards during the walk and dressed themselves in the guards' uniforms before gaining entry to a prison building and barricading themselves in a room.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | Clipboard researched by Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Russ Arasmith and Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Burglary % of Estimated % of Arrests Arrests Population GENDER Male 4,553 82 49 Female 973 18 51 AGE 17 and younger 1,692 30 24 18-24 years 1,917 35 12 25 and older 1,917 35 64 RACE White 2,932 53 74 Latino 1,795 33 19 Black 409 7 1 Other 390 7 6 Source: California Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services
REAL ESTATE
February 1, 1998
Paul Brownfield's story about condos in the Wilshire Corridor ("The High Life," Jan. 18) was very informative. However, it seemed one crucial piece of information was missing. I understand the monthly service charges in these condos, for all those special services that a condo staff provides, run from $500 to $1,000 a month--which is quite a monthly kicker. Maybe when you're paying $600,000 to $3 million for a condo, the monthly service fee is considered small potatoes. But I doubt it. IVOR DAVIS Ventura
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1988
After a monthlong investigation, state officials have concluded that the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is still not providing all the special services needed by a severely handicapped girl who is attending a regular kindergarten classroom.
WORLD
June 24, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a global spy mystery. Snowden had been expected to be on board the flight to Havana, from where he was expected to make his way to Ecuador. But journalists on board reported that no one on  the flight resembled the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2009 | By Louis Sahagun
It's chilly and hard to see at 4 a.m. as Martin Maher throttles up his turbocharged work boat against the swells. He is set to rendezvous with a Chinese container ship three miles beyond the Port of Los Angeles breakwater. His mission: Deliver a port pilot to guide the incoming container ship through the labyrinth of narrow channels and turn basins in the nation's busiest harbor complex. Scanning the horizon with an unblinking squint, Maher spins the Stephen M. White's 36-inch chrome wheel to swing around to the side of the Chinese ship, longer than three football fields.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2009 | By Joel Rubin
Less than a week after taking over the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck announced a shake-up in the department's command staff, including the demotion of two of the LAPD's highest-ranking officials and promotion of several others. Beck, who was confirmed as chief by the City Council last Tuesday, promoted Deputy Chief Michel Moore to become one of the LAPD's three assistant chiefs and assigned him to a newly created post in charge of Special Services, according to an announcement released Monday.
NEWS
November 18, 2007 | Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
A few decades ago, people probably would have said kids like Ryan Massey and Eddie Scheuplein were just odd. Or difficult. Both boys are bright. But Ryan, 11, is hyper and prone to angry outbursts, sometimes trying to strangle a classmate who annoys him. Eddie, 7, has a strange habit of sticking his shirt in his mouth and sucking on it. Both were diagnosed with a form of autism.
WORLD
September 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian special services freed all 15 hostages who were being held by inmates at a Moscow pre-trial detention center, Russia's prison service said. Three inmates had seized the hostages, including the chief warden, his deputy and other prison workers, after an afternoon walk at the prison. The inmates attacked guards during the walk and dressed themselves in the guards' uniforms before gaining entry to a prison building and barricading themselves in a room.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2005 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
Remember when booking a vacation meant visiting a travel agency that overflowed with brochures of exotic places? Please. That's so 1990. Deserted by Internet-savvy shoppers and starved by the loss of airline commissions in the last decade, many bricks-and-mortar travel sellers have closed up shop. But more than 100,000 people in the U.S. still work as travel agents, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A growing number have left the office and gone home -- often to cyberspace.
OPINION
September 21, 2002
"Parents Fight Changes in Special Ed" (Sept. 16) discusses how many parents of children needing special education services are balking at the efforts of the L.A. Unified School District to offer such services at public schools rather than paying for expensive private schools. Parents in West L.A. and the West Valley, in particular, are pursuing litigation because they can afford to and have private schools available to them. I realize that this process of subsidized private education can be abused by the rich and greedy.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1996 | CHARLES LOCKWOOD
First-class airline travel has always meant better food and wider seats, but competition among airlines as well as improvements in business class have encouraged further enhancements recently. Here is a look at special services, some only on certain airlines or on international flights. * A few days before the flight, the airline calls to confirm, wish you a pleasant journey and inquire about any special meal requirements. * A chauffeur-driven car takes you to the airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2002
Construction executive Edward Illig and retired nurse Vivian Burgess are among five people being honored tonight by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony for lifetimes of service to the Roman Catholic Church and the community. Illig, of St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Canada Flintridge, has been active in many educational and church organizations. Burgess, of Transfiguration Church in Los Angeles, was head nurse at Queen of Angels Hospital. Also to be honored are Thomas E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2002
Construction executive Edward Illig and retired nurse Vivian Burgess are among five people being honored tonight by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony for lifetimes of service to the Roman Catholic Church and the community. Illig, of St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Canada Flintridge, has been active in many educational and church organizations. Burgess, of Transfiguration Church in Los Angeles, was head nurse at Queen of Angels Hospital. Also to be honored are Thomas E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Moreno is a single dad. A lunchtime quarterback. A father figure and street-wise counselor. In between, he cleans the toilets, hauls the trash, wipes the tables and scrubs the floors at Lincoln Elementary School. Next week he will take a break to pick up a prestigious national education award at a conference in New Orleans. The 14-year janitor and Principal Valerie Chrisman will accept the Title I Distinguished Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of the school.
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