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May 18, 2010 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Watching helplessly as a desperate crowd gathered around his truck in Haiti earlier this month, Fernando Pullum began to fear he had made a terrible mistake. The Los Angeles musician and educator had gone there to take food to orphans left homeless by the devastating earthquake. But all he saw were menacing-looking men. "They looked like the Sopranos," Pullum said. "I'm thinking maybe we got shown some bogus pictures of orphans and we just got suckered into driving all this way to bring food to these adults."
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October 28, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
DETROIT - Clayton Kershaw was honored Sunday with the Roberto Clemente Award, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball. Kershaw, 24, the Dodgers' ace and the defending National League Cy Young Award winner, has visited Africa in each of the past two winters. He and his wife, Ellen, launched "Kershaw's Challenge" and wrote the book "Arise" in helping to raise money to build an orphanage in Zambia. Kershaw was announced as the winner at a news conference before Game 4 of the World Series, presented with the award by Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente, the widow of the Hall of Fame outfielder.
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NEWS
November 9, 1987 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
The Legislature will meet in special session today at the call of Gov. George Deukmejian to provide millions of dollars in emergency state relief to victims of the earthquakes that rocked Los Angeles and Orange counties last month. The aim of the session is to extend various forms of aid to people whose property suffered damage but who do not qualify for assistance under existing federal and state programs.
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March 18, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Travelers are being offered many ways to contribute to the earthquake and tsunami relief effort in Japan. Some airline and hotel rewards programs will allow members to exchange their points for charity donations. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about donation options from American Airlines and All Nippon Airways . Here are more companies that provide ways to help, with links to their rewards programs: Hilton HHonors --Will match donations made by its members to a maximum of $250,000.
NEWS
November 6, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Gov. George Deukmejian today signed a 12-bill earthquake relief package, including a temporary sales tax hike to raise $800 million. "We're going to do whatever is necessary to restore the lives and the homes of the people who were victims of this quake," Deukmejian said as he began signing the bills. As Mayor Art Agnos and a dozen legislators looked on, Deukmejian signed the relief package at 11:45 a.m. after riding a ferry boat across the San Francisco Bay from Oakland.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1994 | KATHY M. KRISTOF
With thousands of rental units seriously damaged or rendered uninhabitable by the devastating earthquake, renters are asking questions about their rights and responsibilities. Are you due a refund for part of January's rent? How soon must your landlord make repairs? Can you break your lease if the building has been damaged? Will your renter's insurance pay for your lost belongings? Here are some answers. * Q: My building has been declared unsafe by county inspectors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman from Reseda, whose family is still living in a house heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake, brought a carload of clothing, food and special treats to Little Tokyo to be forwarded to victims of last week's deadly Kobe temblor. And Long Beach mail carrier Yamira Ybarra spent her day off with her son, Jonathan, carting the items she had collected during her mail delivery route to Little Tokyo's earthquake relief center.
WORLD
January 23, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Pop Music Critic
Programs like Friday's "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" do not exist to further musical careers, introduce new material or birth fruitful collaborations. Tragedies like last week's seismic disaster necessitate such urgent media efforts, and fundraising is their primary objective. Important information may also be transmitted; perhaps someone's consciousness will be raised. The pleasure, surprise or release that art can offer is merely added value. That said, several of the major names who came on board for Haiti went beyond the expected heartstring tugs.
NEWS
February 4, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER and WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The House on Thursday swiftly sent the $8.6-billion California earthquake relief bill to the Senate, paving the way for final congressional approval by the end of next week. "It was really a magnificent victory and it will help speed this through the Senate," said Rep. Don Edwards (D-San Jose), dean of the California delegation. The bill passed on a 337-74 vote.
NEWS
February 5, 1989
The Beverly Hospital board of directors has donated $10,000 in lieu of medical supplies to the Armenian earthquake relief effort. The donation was made through the Hospital Council of Southern California.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2011
Paris prosecutors on Wednesday ordered John Galliano to stand trial over alleged racial insults ? a development welcomed by the famous fashion designer's attorney, who said his client has been the victim of a "veritable lynching" in the court of public opinion. The trial could take place between April and June, and Galliano, 50, could face up to six months in prison and $31,000 in fines if convicted, the prosecutors office said. The news came shortly after the designer apologized for his behavior after fashion house Christian Dior sacked him as creative director over anti-Semitic remarks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2010 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Watching helplessly as a desperate crowd gathered around his truck in Haiti earlier this month, Fernando Pullum began to fear he had made a terrible mistake. The Los Angeles musician and educator had gone there to take food to orphans left homeless by the devastating earthquake. But all he saw were menacing-looking men. "They looked like the Sopranos," Pullum said. "I'm thinking maybe we got shown some bogus pictures of orphans and we just got suckered into driving all this way to bring food to these adults."
WORLD
January 23, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Pop Music Critic
Programs like Friday's "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" do not exist to further musical careers, introduce new material or birth fruitful collaborations. Tragedies like last week's seismic disaster necessitate such urgent media efforts, and fundraising is their primary objective. Important information may also be transmitted; perhaps someone's consciousness will be raised. The pleasure, surprise or release that art can offer is merely added value. That said, several of the major names who came on board for Haiti went beyond the expected heartstring tugs.
WORLD
January 16, 2010 | By Mark Silva
With hundreds of American firefighters involved in a furtive search-and-rescue operation in Haiti working against the clock, the U.S. government was flying medical teams, food and water into the earthquake-stricken nation for a relief effort of historic proportions. Four days after an earthquake that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and left the capital in ruins, an expanded search and rescue in the rubble of Port-au-Prince will soon transition to a relief effort. Search-and-rescue operations were to continue at least through the weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman from Reseda, whose family is still living in a house heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake, brought a carload of clothing, food and special treats to Little Tokyo to be forwarded to victims of last week's deadly Kobe temblor. And Long Beach mail carrier Yamira Ybarra spent her day off with her son, Jonathan, carting the items she had collected during her mail delivery route to Little Tokyo's earthquake relief center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1994
With the first holiday season following the Northridge earthquake upon us, many charitable organizations need more help than ever before. The following agencies responded to a notice published in The Times inviting them to send the newspaper their needs for publication in this report. Other organizations and their needs are outlined elsewhere in the report. * Bienestar Latino AIDS Project Accepting donations of food, clothing and money for victims of AIDS and homelessness. 1169 N. Vermont Ave.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pilgrim, a six-member Moscow-based rock band, has asked for political asylum in Italy after playing a series of concerts to raise money for Armenian earthquake relief. Police said the group's request would be considered by Italian authorities within the next few days. The five men and one woman, aged 20 to 23, asked for asylum at Malpensa airport, north of Milan, just before they were to board a plane back to the Soviet Union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1994
The deadline to apply for earthquake relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration has been extended by a month to Oct. 17. Since the Jan. 17 earthquake, more than 600,000 individuals have applied for aid. FEMA has paid out nearly $1 billion in grants for emergency repairs, temporary housing and rental and mortgage assistance. The SBA has approved about $3 billion in business and home loans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 | MACK REED
Disaster aid officials announced they have extended the deadline to apply for earthquake relief to Oct. 17. The previous deadline was Sept. 16. Victims of the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake will have until Oct. 17 to apply for federal disaster aid, according to a statement issued Friday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. The Small Business Administration also pushed back the deadline to Oct.
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