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  • Japanese and Koreans learn to live together in harmony in L.A.'s Little Tokyo

    Japanese and Koreans learn to live together in harmony in L.A.'s Little Tokyo
    Hongsun Kim has heard it all. When the number of Koreans began multiplying in Little Tokyo Towers a few years ago, complaints about them from Japanese residents quickly began to surface, the Los Angeles social worker said. "They smell of garlic." "They...
  • Anonymous Sources

    Anonymous Sources
    Yazmin Adams never thought homelessness was something she’d have to worry about. But there she was, at just 18, pushed from the only home she’d ever known. And scared to death. Her family struggled after her mother lost a battle with lupus. Alone, her...
  • How computers call the shots for L.A. County children in peril

    There's no time to wash away the smell of sour milk from the baby's skin, so the mother wipes the dozing infant's face with the filthy bib hanging from his neck. "WIC cares about me," it reads, a reference to the free food program for poor women and...
  • With Ed Block foundation, differing visions

    With Ed Block foundation, differing visions
    This should be the best time of year for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. A pack of NFL stars are on their way to Baltimore to be honored by the foundation tomorrow and to spend time with abused children. Thousands of eyes will turn to Ed Block...
  • Liu meets with people hurt by budget stalemate

    Christopher McWhorter is one face of the state budget crisis, as state Sen. Carol Liu (D-Glendale) learned Thursday. McWhorter, 37, is bedridden because of muscular dystrophy. Sixteen hours a week, workers paid through the California Department of Health...
  • L.A. County welfare agency refuses to release files on children's deaths

    Los Angeles County's embattled child welfare agency has clamped down on the release of information about 12 recent deaths among children who have passed through the child welfare system. The decision follows a series of articles in The Times last year...
  • Attending college close to home makes good sense for many

    Attending college close to home makes good sense for many
    Whether it's a desire to stay close to family and friends - or factoring in the added stressors of a challenging economy - staying close to home for a private college education makes sense to students on many levels. Recognizing these factors, area...
  • Toys For Tots Delivers Spirit Of The Season

    With a heavy heart, a single mother of two who was down on her luck sat in her kitchen painting an empty container of Quaker Oats to fashion it into a drum for her 5-year-old. She planned to use McDonald's straws for drumsticks for what was to be her son'...
  • Seeking safe passage: 13-year-old touched by violence in 1993 overcomes the odds

    Seeking safe passage: 13-year-old touched by violence in 1993 overcomes the odds
    The Tribune explores the reverberations, many years later, of the killings of three children -- the echoes of pain, of anger and of inspiration. Last Sunday, Byron Taylor strode down a church hallway, a tall 29-year-old with stylishly locked hair...
  • Gifts for needy kids: Local group quietly shows how it should be done

    The annual solicitation letter from Santa Claus Anonymous arrived in the mail the other day, with its trademark depiction of a classic Santa with his hat pulled over his eyes. The iconic drawing, of course, suggests a fundamental tenet of the 75-year-...
  • Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers

    Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers
    Since their birth in record numbers in the years following World War II, baby boomers have impacted all facets of society from housing to education. As this generation approaches its sunset years, it will continue to have great impact, in particular in...