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L.A. NOWA Palmdale woman who was arrested in January on suspicion of torturing her foster children was allowed to adopt despite numerous complaints....
People have an intrinsic right to know their ancestry — at least Reuben Pannor thought so. A Los Angeles social worker and trailblazer for the open-adoption movement, Pannor co-wrote "The Adoption Triangle," a 1978 book that served as the...
Re "Charges unlikely for Mahony," "Mahony lacks atonement," Column, and "Mahony's moral obligations," Letters, Jan. 23 I got sick reading the front-page article detailing the unlikelihood that Cardinal Roger M. Mahony will face charges for concealing...
It was nearly a year ago that Philip Browning was named head of Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services. He accepted the post with some reluctance — the department has a history of controversy, and has been battered again and...
Charitable donations hit a notable high-water mark in California last year. According to a report released Thursday by the state attorney general's office, a little more than half of the dollars collected by commercial fundraisers in 2011 actually found...
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After the shopping binge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, charities are encouraging consumers to give back in a newly minted day called Giving Tuesday. Charities and nonprofits across the country are rolling out fundraising drives and recruiting...
Last week, when a boy in Los Angeles foster care appeared before Judge Amy Pellman, she welcomed him warmly and clearly knew his history. Pellman asked how his martial-arts class was going, complimented him on his grades and urged him to enroll in a...
In the weeks since Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Nash opened this county's dependency proceedings to the press, there have been a number of revelations about a system that, until now, has been largely shielded from scrutiny. For the first time,...
PolitiCalWith two days left before the deadline to approve a state budget, top Democratic lawmakers released an updated spending plan on Wednesday....
L.A. NOWThe budget cuts proposed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown to deal with a swelling deficit will be felt across California, from courts and social services to the paychecks of state workers. Brown's $91-billion budget proposal would cut health and welfare......
Money & CompanyHere is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Discount electronics -– Consumers should be careful when shopping for electronics on the Internet during the holidays, the Better Business Bureau said. Some shady people have......
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