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May 9, 1996
A new location was announced Wednesday for contributions to help a West Covina grandmother whom authorities suspect unsuccessfully tried to rob a gas station with a vintage handgun out of desperation over her family's financial situation. Contributions to help Mary Ruth Blanco, 71, can now be sent in care of Alex & Brinkis, 1500 West Covina Parkway, Suite 103, West Covina, 91790, the West Covina Police Department announced.
April 26, 2001 | From Reuters
The House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday voted to allow bigger contributions to tax-favored retirement savings accounts and to simplify pension laws to encourage more small businesses to offer employees retirement plans. The bill, overwhelmingly approved by the committee on a vote of 35 to 6, raises the maximum annual contribution allowed for individual retirement accounts to $5,000 from $2,000.
February 16, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Developers again dominated the list of contributors to unseat Councilman Robert A. Curtis as the campaign heads into its final two weeks. Financial statements filed Thursday show that development interests, topped by the Mission Viejo Co., gave all but $500 of the $113,416 donated between Jan. 15 and Feb. 10 to the Alliance for Mission Viejo, the citizens group attempting to recall Curtis. The Mission Viejo Co.
June 29, 1997
Mr. Robert A. Rosenblatt's quite disturbing article "Corporate Welfare Just Robin Hood in Reverse" (View From Washington, June 1) should not astound us, inured as we have become to graft, fraud, payoffs, bribes and politicians' dishonesty in general. Sixty-five billion dollars a year, give or take a few measly millions! One shudders in disgust at the partial list of "needy" corporate giants benefiting from such largess. As for this lady, I rue every small check I have ever sent to a politician I was fool enough to have faith in, and I will never, ever mark the IRS tax form with a "yes" for contributions.
November 24, 1987 | JANE LIEBERMAN
Until now, entertainment industry charities haven't dabbled much in the politics of helping the hungry and/or homeless. But show business has been actively involved in raising money. Here's a Thanksgiving update of some of the better known so-called "pop charities": --United Support of Artists For Africa Foundation, founded by Harry Belafonte and Ken Kragan, Kenny Rogers' manager, in 1985 to distribute goods primarily to African famine victims.
October 10, 1995
Six former Golden West College students will be added this year to the community college's Pillar of Achievement, college officials announced. The honor, similar to induction into a hall of fame, involves having engraved likenesses of outstanding former students placed on a pillar at the college. A committee each year selects the honorees. The alumni to be added to the Pillar of Achievement in ceremonies Nov. 3 are: * David DiLeo of San Clemente, an author and educator.
Officials with United Way of Orange County said Monday that they fear that the charity will fail to meet its fund-raising goal--for the fifth consecutive year--if the rate of giving continues to lag at its current pace. Even though many employers are reporting increased levels of United Way giving this year, overall pledges are below the goal, officials said. The agency has set a goal of $20.5 million this year, a 10% increase ever the 1988 pledge total of $18.6 million.
October 13, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to support a planned ballot measure that would bar city contractors from giving campaign contributions to candidates, including those running for mayor and City Council. The council must decide by Nov. 17 whether to send the proposal to voters in the March 8 municipal election. Council President Eric Garcetti and four other council members have proposed such a move in recent weeks. Candidates for city office routinely receive campaign contributions from companies seeking city contracts, leases and franchises, including law firms, taxicab companies, airport concessionaires and construction firms.
April 2, 1987 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
If campaign contributions are any indication of electoral support, the sole challenger in the Glendale City Council race will have a tough time on Tuesday in his attempt to unseat one of the two incumbents running for reelection. Challenger Richard G. Carr says he has refused to accept cash contributions and so far has taken only a donation of printing costs for a flyer. However, the incumbents, Mayor Larry Zarian and Councilman Jerold F.
Alan Rachins of "L.A. Law" sketched a self-portrait of a baldheaded man looking into a mirror image of himself--but with a full head of hair. James Stewart drew "Harvey," the invisible rabbit that only Stewart can see. These doodles, requested from hundreds of celebrities by the Cal State Long Beach Theater Arts Department, will be sold to the highest bidder Feb 23. Proceeds will be used to send as many as 25 students to the third annual International Shakespeare Festival in Shanghai.
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