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  • Aviva plans for an inclusive future

    By Aron Chilewich

    3 weeks ago

    As of October of this year, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill granting all transgender children in foster care the right to placement consistent with their gender identity, regardless of the sex listed in government records, California’s social service agencies were...

  • The Teen Project

    By Ilana Angel

    October 4, 2015 | 5:49 pm

    Our world is amazing with limitless possibilities at the same time it is dark with endless suffering. I support many charities and believe that only when you give will you receive. I don’t give to receive of course, but the feeling I get when I give fills my heart and gives me...

  • Fringe Lev Tahor sect must surrender children, Canadian court rules

    March 6, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country.

    Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in...

  • Compassion + patience + art = hope for a teen father

    November 18, 2008 | 11:57 pm

    She leans in to listen. Today's challenge is one of the many Dylan Kendall has helped John through in the last two-and-a-half years, and it won't be the last.

    Kendall, 38 and not much over 5 feet tall, presses against the balls of her feet, craning to hear what the 6-foot-4 teen, who...

  • Problems and Promise

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Just off Motor Avenue in West Los Angeles, about where cars shoot out from under the 10, a simple sign points the way onto the campus of Vista del Mar Child and Family Services. Go fast and you'll miss the sign and the 17.5 acres beyond it of bungalows, recreation areas and service...

  • Mothers and Daughters

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    White Oleander

    By Janet Fitch

    Little, Brown, $24..

    When author Janet Fitch was 9, her longtime friend disappeared into the netherworld of the Los Angeles foster care system.

    The girl's mother had died, then her father and an elderly aunt. When her older brother, a junkie, was arrested,...