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June 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Trucks carried aid into earthquake-stricken Iran on Saturday from Soviet Azerbaijan, which observed a day of mourning for victims, the official Tass news agency said. President Mikhail S. Gorbachev sent his condolences to the Iranian leadership, and the Soviet Red Cross dispatched a plane carrying rescue workers and aid. In his message to Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani, Gorbachev expressed his "deep condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the earthquake."
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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.
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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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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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November 10, 1989 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after the earthquake struck Northern California last month, faculty, staff and students at Cal State Dominguez Hills adopted Watsonville and began collecting money to send to the small city in California's agricultural heartland. A fund was established and a two-week fund-raising goal of $5,000 was set. But students in the school's music department wanted to do more than just ask for money. So they produced a cassette of their best work, and gave it to anyone making a $10 donation.
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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.
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June 23, 1990
Can any good come out of the mountain of anguish, pain and death that the monster earthquake inflicted on Iran late last week? Perhaps. A tragedy of this magnitude sometimes has the almost-supernatural ability to put lesser problems in perspective and focus attention on what's really important. With so many Iranians dead--and countless homeless and in shock--the world reacted almost instantaneously, and apolitically, to this immense tragedy. Relief organizations fired up operations overnight.
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November 16, 1989
An earthquake relief fund for victims of the Oct. 17 Bay Area temblor has been created by the Rio Hondo College Associated Student Body. To kick off the donation drive, the student organization donated $100 of its own funds to the American Red Cross. Contributors may take canned food or clothing items to any of the following three campus locations: the counseling office, the Campus Inn or the bookstore.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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June 9, 1994 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge, still trying to recover from the January temblor, endured an insult atop its injuries Wednesday with the defeat of statewide bond measures that would have helped its rebuilding effort as well as funded new facilities. The university is relying on federal disaster funds to pay 90% of its $350-million earthquake recovery costs but needs the state to kick in the remaining 10%.
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May 23, 1994 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Simi Valley City Council will hold a public hearing tonight--a month after the city received an unexpected $5.5 million windfall for earthquake relief--to decide how to spend the funds. The money is Simi Valley's share of $127 million in Community Development Block Grants paid by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to 11 cities and two counties hit hard by the Jan. 17 earthquake. Homes and businesses in Simi Valley suffered more than $400 million in quake-related damage.
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May 17, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks City Council members will decide tonight how to spend a $500,000 earthquake relief fund, debating whether to emphasize repairing city-owned masonry walls or helping residents rebuild their homes. Although Thousand Oaks suffered far less damage than neighboring Simi Valley, at least two dozen residents have applied for city aid, claiming that Federal Emergency Management Agency grants cannot cover their needs.
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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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March 27, 1994
There was a certain irony in the fact that a quake-relief concert held on behalf of Cal State Northridge was held at Pierce College's Recital Hall. Since the underlying message of that story was that CSUN was too damaged to host its own recovery event, Pierce once again found its own considerable troubles overshadowed by other concerns. Pierce also suffered greatly in the quake, a fact that exacerbated an already onerous financial situation.
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February 19, 1994 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Touring Los Angeles the day after the Northridge quake, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry G. Cisneros was moved by the thousands of people pouring into outdoor encampments and feared the prospect of a new category of homeless people. "These are poor people with no connections," Cisneros said. "We have to help them. . . . We'll just keep plugging until we have a way." Just 24 hours later, HUD officials said they had a way.
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