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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A residential care facility for the elderly and disabled in Littlerock was closed this week after state investigators determined that operators failed to supervise their clients. One client died of exposure in the desert two days after leaving the facility this month. The Sunshine Home was served with a temporary suspension order Wednesday, and a dozen clients staying there were transferred to other facilities, said Liz Brady, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Social Services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four San Fernando Valley homes for the mentally disabled will be on probation for three years, an action prompted by the closure of a sister facility in the Antelope Valley where a mentally disabled patient wandered away and died last August. The state Department of Social Services revoked the license of the Sunshine Home in Littlerock, which had been closed under a temporary order since Aug. 19 following the death of the patient.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four San Fernando Valley homes for the mentally disabled will be on probation for three years, an action prompted by the closure of a sister facility in the Antelope Valley where a mentally disabled patient wandered away and died last August. The state Department of Social Services revoked the license of the Sunshine Home in Littlerock, which had been closed under a temporary order since Aug. 19 following the death of the patient.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A residential care facility for the elderly and disabled in Littlerock was closed this week after state investigators determined that operators failed to supervise their clients. One client died of exposure in the desert two days after leaving the facility this month. The Sunshine Home was served with a temporary suspension order Wednesday, and a dozen clients staying there were transferred to other facilities, said Liz Brady, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Social Services.
TRAVEL
June 8, 1997 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In summer, the billfish come to the Sea of Cortez under the heat of the sun. We knew about the sun; we learned about the billfish. We also learned about the quite satisfactory state of affairs these days at the one-horse resort of Loreto on the eastern Baja California Sur waterfront halfway between the U.S. border and La Paz. As sometimes occurs with spontaneous travel, we had to take a chance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan blamed it on the clouds and a faulty compass. That's how he wound up in Ireland on his way to California, he insisted. Never mind that he'd sought permission for a transatlantic flight and twice been denied. Aviation authorities said his rickety craft would never make it across the ocean. Despite a cockpit door "latched" with wire and extra fuel tanks obscuring his vision, he landed safely near Dublin.
NATIONAL
December 2, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - A speeding passenger train barreled into a sharp curve about 82 mph when it should have been traveling 30 mph, and there was no attempt to slow down until "very late in the game," investigators said Monday. Four passengers were killed in Sunday's derailment, the worst in the 30-year history of the Metro-North Railroad, and more than 60 people were injured. All the wounded were expected to survive. About two dozen remained hospitalized Monday as the first details of the National Transportation Safety Board's inquiry brought calls for stricter safety standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | SCOTT HARRIS
Matters of life and death and dentistry have been on the minds of readers lately. Consider a defiant tobacco user by the name of Annice Reskin. She was left smokin' mad by a column about Congressman Henry Waxman's crusade against nicotine dealers. "I am 77, have been smoking since I was 16 and am in very good health," she declared. But more about that later. Then came a communique from capital punishment fan Roland McGhie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hazel Nichols, 96, took on the state of California and won. Orange County Superior Court Judge David C. Velasquez on Friday issued an order prohibiting the state from removing Nichols from the board-and-care home in Buena Park where she now lives with her 91-year-old sister, Mildred Sarff. State officials had earlier this year ruled that Nichols was technically "bedridden," as defined by a new state law.
REAL ESTATE
August 5, 1990
QUESTION: We just built a new home and are now in the process of landscaping. I've heard there are designs to help conserve water and energy. Please tell me more. ANSWER: Your timing is perfect because you're just beginning. Landscaping can be designed to use water efficiently and to provide protection from wind and strong summer sun. Water- and energy-efficient landscaping involves selection of plants/trees, preparation and maintenance of soil and planting in zones.
NEWS
November 19, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE and BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writers
An Orange County teacher with AIDS, barred from his classroom by school officials, will be returning to work immediately under an order issued Wednesday by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. After learning about the court's ruling, Orange County Supt. of Schools Robert Peterson said Vincent Chalk may resume his teaching duties as soon as he can. "We want him back," Peterson said. "We certainly had no animosity or lack of compassion for Mr. Chalk. He is a fine teacher."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sodden diapers and moldy bread of Rancho Cucamonga are a long way from home. When garbage from this San Bernardino County suburb finally sinks into a landfill, it's at a dump about 25 miles away in Orange County. In Los Angeles County, meanwhile, one of the biggest landfills in Southern California takes in trash from dozens of surrounding cities--except for L.A., whose residential refuse has long been banned from the gargantuan Puente Hills Landfill near Whittier.
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