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November 24, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
District Atty. Ira Reiner dedicated a new regional office of the Bureau of Family Support in Encino Monday, part of a five-year plan to revamp the countywide child-support operation. The 40,000-square-foot office, which will handle child-support cases from Santa Monica to the Kern County line and from Glendale to the Ventura County border, is more than twice the size of the facility in Reseda that had been housing the bureau's regional operations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1998 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City leaders expressed anger Monday over a proposal by Los Angeles County officials to move a welfare office, which attracts 1,400 recipients per day, from Glendale to Burbank. Assistant City Manager Steve Helvey said Burbank has enlisted the help of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich to deal with the city's concerns over the proposal by county officials to locate a new office at the east end of the city at Winona Avenue near Hollywood Way.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county may set up shop in portable trailers or rent temporary quarters to cope with an arson fire that forced its busiest welfare office to shut down indefinitely, officials said Wednesday. The Panorama City office on Lanark Street remained boarded up Wednesday while county inspectors prepared a report on the extent of the damage from Tuesday's pre-dawn fire. The fire was set by an arsonist who broke in and doused the second floor of the east wing with gasoline before fleeing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The protection Los Angeles County extends to the mentally ill, emotionally troubled and delinquent children legally in its care is so disjointed, ineffective and inefficient that tens of thousands of them may be in "crisis," a team of national experts on child welfare services has concluded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metal detectors, panic buttons, a bevy of guards and interview booths divided by thick, shatterproof glass partitions--Los Angeles County's newest jail? No, a welfare office in the eastern San Fernando Valley community of Panorama City. And it is not the only one to have been converted into a veritable fortress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chaos reigned at welfare offices on Monday as Los Angeles county workers staged a one-day sickout to protest working conditions and stalled contract negotiations. The walkout came on a day when thousands of homeless and indigent people were scheduled to pick up welfare checks and food stamps at 31 regional offices of the Department of Public Social Services. County officials said they asked clients to leave the offices and return today unless they faced emergency situations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sole health clinic serving low-income residents of the Santa Clarita Valley will receive a boost next month when it moves into a new facility next to Val Verde Park. Volunteer crews have been working since December to renovate a battered building along San Martinez Road, west of the city of Santa Clarita, to be the new home of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, which currently rents an annex to a local church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In response to several critical internal audits of Los Angeles County's AIDS services--including one that documents a potential loss of $26 million because of unreimbursed expenditures--county health director Mark Finucane has quietly begun to revamp the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. In a memo to the Board of Supervisors this week, Finucane described a series of moves that shift power from the agency's interim chief, Nancy Delgado, in the key areas of oversight and finance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The protection Los Angeles County extends to the mentally ill, emotionally troubled and delinquent children legally in its care is so disjointed, ineffective and inefficient that tens of thousands of them may be in "crisis," a team of national experts on child welfare services has concluded.
NEWS
November 19, 1991 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack and Vonnie Schlomer knew he was out there somewhere. In their haphazard search, the Schlomers sometimes stopped at schools to watch children. They were hoping for a glimpse of David, the boy they had wanted so much to adopt. It was a forlorn game of playground roulette. To cut the odds, Jack always drove his Toyota pickup, certain that their former foster child would happily recognize the familiar tan truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In response to several critical internal audits of Los Angeles County's AIDS services--including one that documents a potential loss of $26 million because of unreimbursed expenditures--county health director Mark Finucane has quietly begun to revamp the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. In a memo to the Board of Supervisors this week, Finucane described a series of moves that shift power from the agency's interim chief, Nancy Delgado, in the key areas of oversight and finance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1994 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a high rate of reported child abuse in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County officials Thursday announced a new program that will allow children to be examined for signs of sexual abuse at a local hospital, instead of at facilities at least 75 miles away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Assn. to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence celebrates its 10th anniversary today, it does so amid a more than five-fold increase in reports of battered spouses over the last three years and a one-third decrease in funding since last year.
NEWS
August 15, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
When Minnie Nichols' doctor suggested that she participate in a breast cancer screening program, the South-Central resident decided it was high time to follow through on something she had always thought of doing. Nichols, one of 36 participants in the Angeles Mesa YWCA's Project Awareness, said she was glad she finally did. "I try to take care of myself, and this is something I definitely needed to do," said the 73-year-old Nichols. "It was very informative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county may set up shop in portable trailers or rent temporary quarters to cope with an arson fire that forced its busiest welfare office to shut down indefinitely, officials said Wednesday. The Panorama City office on Lanark Street remained boarded up Wednesday while county inspectors prepared a report on the extent of the damage from Tuesday's pre-dawn fire. The fire was set by an arsonist who broke in and doused the second floor of the east wing with gasoline before fleeing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sole health clinic serving low-income residents of the Santa Clarita Valley will receive a boost next month when it moves into a new facility next to Val Verde Park. Volunteer crews have been working since December to renovate a battered building along San Martinez Road, west of the city of Santa Clarita, to be the new home of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, which currently rents an annex to a local church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To make services more accessible to hundreds of thousands of poor children, Los Angeles County should investigate the creation of "one-stop" social service centers at neighborhood schools countywide, the Los Angeles County Grand Jury has concluded in a far-reaching report expected to be released today. Not only could such an approach help prevent child abuse and illness, the report indicates, but it might result in savings to taxpayers if the current welter of bureaucracies is streamlined.
NEWS
August 15, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
When Minnie Nichols' doctor suggested that she participate in a breast cancer screening program, the South-Central resident decided it was high time to follow through on something she had always thought of doing. Nichols, one of 36 participants in the Angeles Mesa YWCA's Project Awareness, said she was glad she finally did. "I try to take care of myself, and this is something I definitely needed to do," said the 73-year-old Nichols. "It was very informative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea was simple enough: Bring all the agencies dealing with troubled youths in Burbank together under one roof. There, a probation officer, police officer and school counselors would coordinate their efforts, collectively developing ways to turn around the lives of kids involved in gangs and other delinquent activity. For the families of the troubled youths, the one-stop service center would streamline and simplify the process of getting help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metal detectors, panic buttons, a bevy of guards and interview booths divided by thick, shatterproof glass partitions--Los Angeles County's newest jail? No, a welfare office in the eastern San Fernando Valley community of Panorama City. And it is not the only one to have been converted into a veritable fortress.
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