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  • Be smart about charitable giving

    Now that the holiday season is in full swing, charities are making their final year-end pitches to raise money. Charity Navigator, a non-profit organization that helps donors give intelligently, predicts that individual donors will give at least $100...
  • L.A. County social workers to strike as contract negotiations stall

    L.A. County social workers to strike as contract negotiations stall
    Los Angeles County social workers will strike Thursday, the first time county employees have taken to picket lines in more than a decade and a sharp escalation of a contract dispute between the county and its largest union. The strike, which may include...
  • Labor leaders rally in support of striking county social workers

    Labor leaders rally in support of striking county social workers
    Labor leaders backed striking Los Angeles County social workers at a raucous rally near downtown Thursday morning, underscoring the seriousness of the first county employee walk-out in more than a decade. Union officials are trying to keep the focus...
  • County social workers strike over pay, high caseloads

    County social workers strike over pay, high caseloads
    Los Angeles County social workers took to the picket lines on Thursday, the first county strike in more than a decade and a sharp escalation of a labor dispute between the county and its biggest employee union. The strike, which may include up to 3,...
  • Two-thirds of L.A. County social workers join in labor strike

    Two-thirds of L.A. County social workers join in labor strike
    About two-thirds of the social workers in Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services did not show up for work Thursday, the first day of a strike called by the county's largest employee union. County spokesman Dave Sommers said 1,...
  • L.A. County child-welfare chief asks social workers to end strike

    L.A. County child-welfare chief asks social workers to end strike
    During a raucous rally of striking social workers on Friday, Los Angeles County child-welfare chief Philip Browning made a surprise appearance before the crowd and urged them to return to work. “I support social workers, but I want you to come...
  • L.A. County social workers' strike continues

    L.A. County social workers' strike continues
    Striking social workers took to the picket lines for a second day Friday, with no progress reported in negotiations with Los Angeles County and a probable escalation of work-site actions next week by the county's largest public-employee union. "We...
  • Few heed call to join strike by L.A. County social workers

    Few heed call to join strike by L.A. County social workers
    A strike by Los Angeles County children's social workers was set to expand Monday to include employees in the Department of Public Social Services, but few of those workers heeded the call, according to a county spokesman. The social workers' strike...
  • Dr. Ghislaine D. Godenne, psychiatrist

    Dr. Ghislaine D. Godenne, psychiatrist
    Dr. Ghislaine D. "Ghilly" Godenne, a psychiatrist and a Belgian baroness who was the founder of the Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later was director of Johns Hopkins University Counseling and Psychiatric Services, died...
  • Slightly fewer striking L.A. County social workers rally Monday

    Slightly fewer striking L.A. County social workers rally Monday
    Striking social workers rallied outside the district offices of the five Los Angeles County supervisors Monday, while workers with the county Department of Public Social Services picketed in front of their department's headquarters in the city of...
  • Letters: Social workers strike for kids

    Letters: Social workers strike for kids
    Re "County strike might escalate," Dec. 7 I watch the strike by social workers in the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services with great interest and hope. I left the DCFS after nearly 12 years as a social worker and then as a supervisor....