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June 28, 1996
A South-Central Los Angeles woman who left her children alone in a filthy apartment was sentenced Thursday to a year in County Jail. Patricia Quiroz, 26, who had pleaded guilty to child abuse charges, also was placed by Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O'Connor on three years probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine and take parenting classes.
August 31, 2011
Sybil Jason, 83, a former child actress signed by the Warner Brothers Studio to rival Twentieth Century Fox star Shirley Temple, died Aug. 23 at her home in Northridge, her family announced. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on Nov. 23, 1927, Jason began singing and dancing as a toddler. Her uncle Harry Jacobson, a pianist who accompanied stage performers in London, found her parts in British vaudeville productions, where she was discovered by studio head Jack Warner.
January 2, 1994
I would like to respond to the letter regarding the release of female prisoners from the Sybil Brand Institute for Women (Dec. 21). Sybil Brand Institute does care about the women in its custody; and this concern continues when those women are released from confinement, whether it is pursuant to a court order or at the completion of their sentence. Those inmates who are released by order of the court are released in the afternoon or evening, and always before midnight. Those who are released at the completion of their sentence are released each morning after breakfast.
May 11, 1993 | AL MARTINEZ
It was an L.A. kind of night, with Nick Edenetti, the town's quintessential saloon singer, serenading Sybil Brand, the town's quintessential social reformer, in an Italian restaurant on Sunset Boulevard. He was singing Sinatra's old favorite, "The Summer Wind," leaning into the mike toward Sybil and moving one hand in a sort of wavy motion, the way saloon singers do.
December 21, 1993
One evening recently, I was at Sybil Brand to observe a lineup. I was disturbed to find that women are being released from custody at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. and with no apparent assistance to reach home, relatives or a safe place. The jail is in East Los Angeles, some distance from any main thoroughfare. Taxis stand waiting to pick up passengers, and I think there is a bus stop in the vicinity--both of which are helpful if the woman has money for transportation. A young girl from Bakersfield was released, far from home, with no one to meet her and was obviously distressed.
April 20, 1986
The Jeffrey Foundation will honor Sybil Brand at a birthday luncheon at 11 a.m. May 8 at the Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. "This Is Your Life, Sybil Brand" will be filmed with Debbie Maffett and Bob Seagren of television's "P.M. Magazine" as hosts. Several celebrities are expected to attend. A silent auction and fashion show will feature celebrity models. Tickets are $50 each. Reservations can be made by calling (213) 479-0929.
March 14, 2013 | By David Ng
Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and later, ex-wife, of actor Richard Burton, Christopher would still have occupied an important seat in New York high society and culture. "She was very hands on -- as hands on a mother as she was a producer. " said Kate Burton, her eldest daughter.
February 19, 2004 | Dennis McLellan and Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writers
Sybil Brand, the philanthropist and civic leader for whom the new Los Angeles County jail for women was named in the early 1960s in recognition of her extensive efforts to improve conditions for imprisoned women, has died. She was believed to have been 104. Brand, who once was characterized in The Times as "a curious mix of soft-hearted generosity and stubborn determination," died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Beverly Hills.
December 5, 1993
A Lancaster woman held on theft-related charges at Sybil Brand Institute escaped from jail and was discovered missing early Saturday. Sherrie Pike, 35, apparently fled the four-story county prison for women sometime before midnight Friday. Pike, who was being held in lieu of $58,000 bail since her arrest Nov. 21 by Antelope Valley deputies, was due in court for a hearing Tuesday. Authorities said Saturday they had not determined how Pike escaped the 1,900-prisoner Eastside Los Angeles facility.
November 23, 1986
Jim McMahon, scheduled to start today for the Chicago Bears, admits he's had his differences with Coach Mike Ditka but says they haven't been serious. "Mike's been Sybilizing a lot lately with a lot of guys, not just me," McMahon told Bob Verdi in The Sporting News. Sybilizing? "You know, going through all different personality stages--like Sybil, the girl in the movie," McMahon said. He said this has contributed to some turmoil, but he also said the Bears thrive on it.
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