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July 24, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 10-year-old girl who became blind while undergoing treatment at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million by a Superior Court jury. Valerie Castro, the daughter of an oil field worker in Ventura County, will need special education and care for the rest of her life, according to her attorneys, who alleged that the child was negligently treated at the hospital in 1983.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 10-year-old girl who became blind while undergoing treatment at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million by a Superior Court jury. Valerie Castro, the daughter of an oil field worker in Ventura County, will need special education and care for the rest of her life, according to her attorneys, who alleged that the child was negligently treated at the hospital in 1983.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 10-year-old Santa Paula girl who became blind while undergoing treatment at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million by a Superior Court jury. Valerie Castro will need special education and care for the rest of her life, according to her attorneys, who alleged that the child was negligently treated at the hospital in 1983.
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December 31, 1992 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Fransen was clinically dead the moment he was born four years ago in a hospital near Amsterdam. His heart had stopped beating during his birth--the fault of the hospital, according to his parents--and even though he was revived, he suffered brain damage that prevents him from standing, sitting or even crawling. Terrible though Ron's tragedy was, the Dutch social security system helped his family make the best of it.
OPINION
March 8, 1998
In some governmental meetings, civility is checked at the door Coherence and civility are parts of good governance. That lesson needs to be learned by some members of the Los Angeles school board. What follows is verbatim from a recent school board discussion over whether school police should be armed with shotguns. Barbara Boudreaux: . . . I know guns. I know how deadly guns can be. I do not have guns around my children, my grandchildren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 3 1/2-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and nine other developmentally disabled children have been denied admission to a federally funded East Los Angeles preschool program because they wear diapers, attorneys charged in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, contends that the Azteca Head Start Center, which runs 11 federally funded preschools in eastern Los Angeles County, is violating federal law by refusing to admit children with disabilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles school board member Victoria Castro announced Friday that she will not run for reelection in April because of the financial strain caused by the low-paying position. Castro has been the school board's most outspoken advocate for the half-finished Belmont Learning Complex, which is in her district. The onetime middle school principal who served two terms on the school board said she will continue to fight for Belmont.
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