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October 1, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State social service officials have expressed concern that many clients in the controversial adolescent drug treatment program Straight Inc.--denied an operating license at its Yorba Linda facility after allegations of physical and mental abuse--have transferred out of state to continue treatment. "We are reviewing the circumstances" of the moves, said Sergio Ramirez, an investigator in the Santa Ana district office of the Department of Social Services.
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November 2, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Steve Ogle the facts are starkly clear: more and more children in California are being sucked into the nightmare of drug and alcohol abuse and more and more will never awaken from its deathly grip. But the 41-year-old San Dimas father's anger now is aimed not just at drug pushers and the culture that supports them but at state officials who he believes failed California's children by ordering closed the controversial drug treatment program Straight, Inc.
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July 29, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State social service officials, citing numerous allegations of physical and mental abuse, have denied an operating license to Straight Inc., a nationally known adolescent drug treatment program that has come under fire for its confrontational methods. The Florida-based organization, one of the largest live-in drug programs for youth in the nation, had opened its first California treatment center a year ago in Yorba Linda and had applied for a license as a foster family agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State social service officials have expressed concern that many clients in the controversial adolescent drug treatment program Straight Inc.--denied an operating license at its Yorba Linda facility after allegations of physical and mental abuse--have transferred out of state to continue treatment. "We are reviewing the circumstances" of the moves, said Sergio Ramirez, an investigator in the Santa Ana district office of the Department of Social Services.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Straight Inc. opened its drug treatment center for adolescents in Orange County last summer at the request of frantic parents whose children had been stranded in mid-treatment when another rehabilitation program went out of business. KIDS of Southern California ran its program out of the same Yorba Linda warehouse now used by Straight and employed similar confrontational treatment methods, according to former clients.
NEWS
July 29, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State social service officials, citing allegations of physical and mental abuse, have denied an operating license to Straight Inc., a nationally known adolescent drug treatment program that has come under fire for its confrontational methods. The Florida-based organization, one of the largest live-in drug programs for youth in the nation, had opened its first California treatment center a year ago in Yorba Linda and had applied for a license as a foster-family agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Steve Ogle the facts are starkly clear: more and more children in California are being sucked into the nightmare of drug and alcohol abuse and more and more will never awaken from its deathly grip. But the 41-year-old San Dimas father's anger now is aimed not just at drug pushers and the culture that supports them but at state officials who he believes failed California's children by ordering closed the controversial drug treatment program Straight, Inc.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teen-age girl's lips tremble and her eyes brim with tears as she looks at her father across a large, windowless room in an Orange County warehouse. She stands among several dozen adolescents who sit rigidly in rows of blue plastic chairs. Parents sit in similar rows of chairs facing the youngsters. The girl's father is standing. He speaks to his daughter through a microphone. "I get the feeling you're hopeless," he says in a flat, angry tone. "I love you." "I love you, Dad."
NEWS
November 14, 1991
Charter Oak Hospital in Covina has provided a $12,500 grant to match funds allocated by the Charter Oak Unified School District for drug, alcohol and tobacco education. The hospital coordinates its grant-giving program with Straight Talk Inc., a nonprofit agency that brings psychology interns into the schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1996
Straight Talk Inc., a nonprofit counseling center, has opened an office in the city's new community center. The agency offers counseling services for anyone who lives, works or attends school in Brea. Payment is based on a sliding scale according to income. The center's hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 9 p.m. Straight Talk counselors offer help in couple and family relationships, personal growth and development, childhood and adolescent problems, depression and anxiety.
NEWS
July 29, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State social service officials, citing numerous allegations of physical and mental abuse, have denied an operating license to Straight Inc., a nationally known adolescent drug treatment program that has come under fire for its confrontational methods. The Florida-based organization, one of the largest live-in drug programs for youth in the nation, had opened its first California treatment center a year ago in Yorba Linda and had applied for a license as a foster family agency.
NEWS
July 29, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State social service officials, citing allegations of physical and mental abuse, have denied an operating license to Straight Inc., a nationally known adolescent drug treatment program that has come under fire for its confrontational methods. The Florida-based organization, one of the largest live-in drug programs for youth in the nation, had opened its first California treatment center a year ago in Yorba Linda and had applied for a license as a foster-family agency.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teen-age girl's lips tremble and her eyes brim with tears as she looks at her father across a large, windowless room in an Orange County warehouse. She stands among several dozen adolescents who sit rigidly in rows of blue plastic chairs. Parents sit in similar rows of chairs facing the youngsters. The girl's father is standing. He speaks to his daughter through a microphone. "I get the feeling you're hopeless," he says in a flat, angry tone. "I love you." "I love you, Dad."
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Straight Inc. opened its drug treatment center for adolescents in Orange County last summer at the request of frantic parents whose children had been stranded in mid-treatment when another rehabilitation program went out of business. KIDS of Southern California ran its program out of the same Yorba Linda warehouse now used by Straight and employed similar confrontational treatment methods, according to former clients.
NEWS
November 23, 1998
BOOK SALE Browse the aisles for a variety of books on sale today at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. (714) 842-4481. TEENS Teen boys can get help in dealing with anger tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Straight Talk Inc., 5712 Camp St., Cypress. $5 a session. (714) 828-2000. FASHION PLATE Fashion show and luncheon for Camino Health Center,11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point. $65. (949) 364-7783. FOR KIDS Preschool story time at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 11 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
A flea market will open Sunday at Fullerton College, with profits to be split between the college and Straight Talk Inc., which also operates the Cypress Swap Meet. The Fullerton Flea Mart will run every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offer new and used goods, antiques, non-perishable groceries and household goods. The market will be set up at the student parking lots at the northeast corner of the campus, off Berkeley Avenue. Admission and parking are free.
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