Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStar View Adolescent Center
IN THE NEWS

Star View Adolescent Center

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1998 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A state investigator who is responsible for protecting minors in group homes has been charged with molesting a 17-year-old boy in a locked counseling room at a Torrance center for emotionally disturbed teenagers. Efrain Villarreal III, who oversaw child-care facilities for a decade, was arrested late last month and charged with annoying and molesting a minor at the Star View Adolescent Center.
ARTICLES BY DATE
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two teenagers admitted beating to death a 12-year-old boy with whom they lived at a Calabasas group home because he was "a wise guy," authorities said Thursday. The victim, whose body was left in a trash bin behind a strip mall Tuesday night, was identified Thursday as Rodney Haynes.
NEWS
April 17, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Star View Adolescent Center in Torrance has racked up a lengthy and troubling record in its five short months as a home for emotionally and mentally disturbed teenagers. Among the problems cited by state officials, police and child advocates: Some children were punished with injections of a powerful tranquilizer after they ran away. A boy's collarbone was broken during a "takedown" by youth counselors. A girl was reportedly groped in a "time-out room" by the facility's maintenance man.
NEWS
May 5, 1997 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group home for troubled teenagers is being forced off the grounds of UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and castigated by government regulators after the alleged sexual assault of one boy and a series of other disturbing incidents.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|