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January 31, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Face it, teaching the tricks of the trade isn't easy. Not even if you are the queen of TV cosmetics commercials and you are surrounded by a captive audience. That is where mail-order makeup maven Victoria Jackson found herself Thursday when she visited a Los Angeles County women's jail to teach eyeliner and cheek blush techniques to inmates. The idea for the visit was to build self-esteem among prisoners.
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December 15, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical services at Los Angeles County's two principal jails have improved in the last three years, but some measures still should be taken, particularly those to identify prisoners with tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, according to a doctor who inspected the facilities for the American Civil Liberties Union. Dr. Kim M. Thorburn, in charge of Hawaii's prison medical services, told the Sheriff's Department in a 12-page report that she was encouraged that many of her recommendations had been implemented from 1992 inspections of the Men's Central Jail and Sybil Brand women's jail.
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November 5, 1995 | PETER H. KING
We were thrown together at the tail end of one of the longest lines in Los Angeles. I had come to the Sybil Brand Institute for Women, a.k.a. the county jail, seeking an interview with one of the city's more infamous fallen angels, a celebrity prostitute. This woman just ahead of me in line had come to see a fallen angel of her own. "They tell me," she said softly, shyly, "that I shouldn't come here so much. But what can I do? She's my daughter. I'm her mother."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical services at Los Angeles County's two principal jails have improved in the last three years, but some measures still should be taken, particularly those to identify prisoners with tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, according to a doctor who inspected the facilities for the American Civil Liberties Union. Dr. Kim M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical services at Los Angeles County's two principal jails have improved in the last three years, but some measures still should be taken, particularly those to identify prisoners with tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, according to a doctor who inspected the facilities for the American Civil Liberties Union. Dr. Kim M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical services at Los Angeles County's two principal jails have improved in the last three years, but some measures still should be taken, particularly those to identify prisoners with tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, according to a doctor who inspected the facilities for the American Civil Liberties Union. Dr. Kim M. Thorburn, in charge of Hawaii's prison medical services, told the Sheriff's Department in a 12-page report that she was encouraged that many of her recommendations had been implemented from 1992 inspections of the Men's Central Jail and Sybil Brand women's jail.
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August 29, 1988 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
After her best friend, Michele Avila, was murdered in October, 1985, Karen Severson moved in with Avila's family in Arleta to console them. "She was there to comfort me," said Michele's mother, Irene Avila. The body of 17-year-old "Missy," as she was known to friends and family, was found in a creek in Angeles National Forest on Oct. 4, 1985. Her long, brown hair had been cut off and her head held under a few inches of water until she drowned, authorities said.
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May 7, 1989
A Santa Monica man was shot by sheriff's deputies Saturday after he allegedly tried to ram their patrol car near the Sybil Brand Institute for Women in East Los Angeles, the Sheriff's Department said. John Sipp, 27, was treated for a minor gunshot wound to the foot and then booked for assault with a deadly weapon after a short pursuit that began when deputies saw Sipp using narcotics in a car in the jail parking lot, Deputy Detta Roberts said. Sipp drove his car into a dead end, then made a U-turn toward the patrol car, prompting deputies to open fire, she said.
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January 21, 1985
A 61-year-old man collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack after a 58-year-old companion slugged him with her pocketbook. Los Angeles police arrested the woman for investigation of murder. Joseph Gonia, 61, collapsed on a Hollywood street after being hit as the two were out walking. Gonia, who had a history of heart problems, died at the scene, said Detective Russell Kuster of the Hollywood Division.
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July 28, 1988
Two women were arrested Wednesday in the 1985 slaying of a 17-year-old Arleta teen-ager, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Karen Severson, 20, and Laura Doyle, 21, were arrested on suspicion of killing Michel Avila, Deputy Eric Smith said. Avila's body was discovered by hikers in Angeles National Forest Oct. 4, 1985, two days after her family reported her missing, Smith said. The two suspects and Avila were acquaintances, Smith said.
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November 5, 1995 | PETER H. KING
We were thrown together at the tail end of one of the longest lines in Los Angeles. I had come to the Sybil Brand Institute for Women, a.k.a. the county jail, seeking an interview with one of the city's more infamous fallen angels, a celebrity prostitute. This woman just ahead of me in line had come to see a fallen angel of her own. "They tell me," she said softly, shyly, "that I shouldn't come here so much. But what can I do? She's my daughter. I'm her mother."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Face it, teaching the tricks of the trade isn't easy. Not even if you are the queen of TV cosmetics commercials and you are surrounded by a captive audience. That is where mail-order makeup maven Victoria Jackson found herself Thursday when she visited a Los Angeles County women's jail to teach eyeliner and cheek blush techniques to inmates. The idea for the visit was to build self-esteem among prisoners.
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May 8, 1992
Sybil Brand, namesake of the Eastside women's jail, was honored on her 90th birthday this week for 50 years of service to Los Angeles County. The guest list to the buffet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion included the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Sherman Block and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony. Brand spearheaded an effort to pass a bond issue that underwrote construction of more jails and juvenile halls, which were needed to help ease crowding in the county system.
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June 14, 1994
An Orange County high school teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of attempted murder in the June 1 shooting of her ex-lover and another woman. Janet Ruth Greene entered the pleas at her arraignment in Citrus Municipal Court in West Covina. Greene, 51, a physical education teacher and former Teacher of the Year at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, is accused of shooting her ex-lover, Loretta Coller, 62, of Glendora and Coller's companion, Martha Pereida, 49, of Alhambra.
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