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October 29, 1990 | From United Press International
Volunteers of America Sues State: Volunteers of America of Los Angeles Inc. sued the state for breach of contract, alleging that it botched a planned work furlough center by failing to award the contract in time. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges that the charitable organization leased a Chinatown building at $3,600 a month and renovated it at the urging of the Department of Corrections.
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February 13, 2011 | Steve Lopez
Greg Valentini's room in Hollywood is bigger than a jail cell, but not by much. It's a home, though, and better than lockup. "I'm sick of going to jail," he says, telling me he can't even remember how many times he's been arrested since his second tour with the Army ended in 2004. Valentini is a tall, bulky man of 33, a die-hard Clippers fan who's fidgety as a kid. While seated on a chair, his feet tap, his weight shifts. It's as if he might run, or as if there's something in him that can't be quieted.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1990
The Volunteers of America readmitted residents to its Women and Couples Shelter on Skid Row in Los Angeles Tuesday, ending a one-day lockout that was part of an effort to shut down its operations. According to an agreement between the nonprofit agency and the Inner City Law Center, representing about 20 residents who suddenly found themselves homeless on Monday, the residents will stay at the shelter at 611 E. 5th St. while VOA helps them find other housing.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1990 | From United Press International
Volunteers of America Sues State: Volunteers of America of Los Angeles Inc. sued the state for breach of contract, alleging that it botched a planned work furlough center by failing to award the contract in time. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges that the charitable organization leased a Chinatown building at $3,600 a month and renovated it at the urging of the Department of Corrections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of a Volunteers of America shelter for the homeless on Skid Row suddenly found themselves out on the street with no place to go Monday, when the facility locked its doors in the early afternoon. No VOA personnel would talk about the shutdown at the 83-bed Women and Couples Shelter. An attorney for several of the residents claimed the closure was related to the organization's intention to sell the building at 611 E. 5th St. to the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.
NEWS
July 17, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Brian, handsome, suave actor perhaps best remembered for his early television series, "Mr. District Attorney," and as the leading man in several Joan Crawford films, has died. He was 82. Brian died Thursday at his Sherman Oaks home of cancer and heart failure, his wife, actress Adrian Booth, said Friday. As crime-busting New York Dist. Atty. Paul Garrett, Brian starred in his own series in 1954 and 1955.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2011 | Steve Lopez
Greg Valentini's room in Hollywood is bigger than a jail cell, but not by much. It's a home, though, and better than lockup. "I'm sick of going to jail," he says, telling me he can't even remember how many times he's been arrested since his second tour with the Army ended in 2004. Valentini is a tall, bulky man of 33, a die-hard Clippers fan who's fidgety as a kid. While seated on a chair, his feet tap, his weight shifts. It's as if he might run, or as if there's something in him that can't be quieted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
Literacy Volunteers of America needs volunteers to teach adults how to read. Anyone interested in tutoring should call the Fullerton Public Library: (714) 738-6333.
NEWS
December 18, 1986
Official opening ceremonies of the Hollywood Homeless Shelter operated by the Los Angeles branch of the Volunteers of America will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the shelter, 1057 Vine St. Show business personality Ned Beatty will be master of ceremonies. Scheduled to speak at the ceremonies are Supervisor Edmund D. Edelman and Superior Court Judge Billy Mills, chairman of the Volunteers of America board of directors.
REAL ESTATE
August 27, 1989 | KEVIN POSTEMA, Kevin Postema is editor of Apartment Age magazine, a publication of the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, an apartment owners' service group. Mail your questions on any aspect of apartment living to "Rentformation," Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, 621 S. Westmoreland Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90005-3995.
QUESTION: I am new to California and was shocked to find that my security deposit on a $500-a-month-rent apartment was $1,000, meaning I need $1,500 just to move in. Isn't there a law protecting tenants from such exorbitant move-in costs? How can those strapped for cash meet these high move-in costs? They seem grossly unfair to me.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1990
The Volunteers of America readmitted residents to its Women and Couples Shelter on Skid Row in Los Angeles Tuesday, ending a one-day lockout that was part of an effort to shut down its operations. According to an agreement between the nonprofit agency and the Inner City Law Center, representing about 20 residents who suddenly found themselves homeless on Monday, the residents will stay at the shelter at 611 E. 5th St. while VOA helps them find other housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of a Volunteers of America shelter for the homeless on Skid Row suddenly found themselves out on the street with no place to go Monday, when the facility locked its doors in the early afternoon. No VOA personnel would talk about the shutdown at the 83-bed Women and Couples Shelter. An attorney for several of the residents claimed the closure was related to the organization's intention to sell the building at 611 E. 5th St. to the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.
NEWS
May 1, 1986
The Volunteers of America will present its National Outstanding Service Award for 1986 to Joe Healy, a Los Angeles VOA colunteer, Monday at its annual conference in New Orleans. He was chosen from among volunteers nominated in 200 cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1996
Months of debate over a proposed halfway house in North Long Beach all but ended this week when the City Council gave final approval to a project that will provide interim housing for up to 50 inmates. The approval carried the condition that admission be limited to inmates who have never been convicted of violent or sex crimes. But the stipulation was not enough to satisfy opponents, most of them neighbors of the proposed center.
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