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August 12, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
For 40-year-old Joseph Hunter, it's been a week of firsts. Hunter, an ex-convict and recovering cocaine and heroin addict, said he had never seen even the inside of a high school before. But this week, he went for the first time to register for classes at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. And on Wednesday, he joined a group of fellow residents of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Acton Rehabilitation Center during a tour of the Cal State Northridge campus.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
For 40-year-old Joseph Hunter, it's been a week of firsts. Hunter, an ex-convict and recovering cocaine and heroin addict, said he had never seen even the inside of a high school before. But this week, he went for the first time to register for classes at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. And on Wednesday, he joined a group of fellow residents of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Acton Rehabilitation Center during a tour of the Cal State Northridge campus.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been tough for a social service administrator, working practically by herself, to help Orange County's 2,500 Amerasians and their family members adjust to life in the United States practically by herself. But Mary Nguyen--Amerasian Services coordinator at St. Anselm's Immigrant and Refugee Community Center in Garden Grove since 1990--is finally getting some assistance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By government standards, the tiny community service project ending today in Los Angeles is certainly a professional triumph. For one thing, it was launched in record time: President Clinton proposed it in March, and it was under way by June. For another, its accomplishments are actually measurable: nearly 200 illiterate adults are learning to read and hundreds of inner-city children are being taught such practical skills as cooking, gardening and sewing.
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March 27, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN and JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When he graduated from Northwestern University and fulfilled his Navy ROTC obligation, Marty Siewert did not anticipate that he would spend seven months unemployed, soberly pondering the real-world value of his college degree and military experience. Discouraged and "just about to get panicky" over his job search, Siewert finally landed with a federal poverty-fighting program in Hollywood where, paradoxically, he tries to help others find employment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By government standards, the tiny community service project ending today in Los Angeles is certainly a professional triumph. For one thing, it was launched in record time: President Clinton proposed it in March, and it was under way by June. For another, its accomplishments are actually measurable: nearly 200 illiterate adults are learning to read and hundreds of inner-city children are being taught such practical skills as cooking, gardening and sewing.
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November 8, 1988 | United Press International
Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV said Monday that, even if George Bush is elected President, he will resign his post at the end of the Reagan Administration and return to his law practice. Burnley, who succeeded Elizabeth Hanford Dole in October, 1987, has campaigned for Bush during recent months but said he would not stay in his Cabinet post if Bush offered the job. "I have a son going to college, and I have to pay the tuition," he told United Press International in an interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1997
William Herbert Crook, 72, former director of the national program Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and a U.S. ambassador to Australia. A minister and educator, Crook was appointed in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to open an Austin, Texas, branch of the Office of Economic Opportunity to oversee national service programs in five states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN
Mayor Richard Riordan and a Clinton Administration representative announced Monday the release of $2.8 million in federal grants for local volunteer organizations to provide services and assistance to victims of the Northridge quake. The grants will be distributed to 13 volunteer organizations to provide quake cleanup in low-income neighborhoods and parks, tutoring for students whose schools were closed and day-care services, among other programs.
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March 27, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN and JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When he graduated from Northwestern University and fulfilled his Navy ROTC obligation, Marty Siewert did not anticipate that he would spend seven months unemployed, soberly pondering the real-world value of his college degree and military experience. Discouraged and "just about to get panicky" over his job search, Siewert finally landed with a federal poverty-fighting program in Hollywood where, paradoxically, he tries to help others find employment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been tough for a social service administrator, working practically by herself, to help Orange County's 2,500 Amerasians and their family members adjust to life in the United States practically by herself. But Mary Nguyen--Amerasian Services coordinator at St. Anselm's Immigrant and Refugee Community Center in Garden Grove since 1990--is finally getting some assistance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1990
A 53-year-old Fullerton man has been selected to head the West Coast branch of ACTION, the federal agency that oversees several national volunteer groups. Fernando Zepeda, a Fullerton resident for six years, is now the associate administrator of operations for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He will take over management of the San Francisco office of ACTION at the end of December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1990
El Segundo Unified School District Supt. Richard Bertain will leave the district July 31 for Washington, where he will become associate director of ACTION, the federal agency that coordinates national volunteer programs, including Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Bertain, 59, came to El Segundo as an assistant superintendent in 1978, becoming superintendent three years later.
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