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May 25, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The cash-short Los Angeles Unified School District has drawn fire for its handling of two financial windfalls, bungling the application for a $15-million National Science Foundation grant and causing the donor of an unprecedented $10-million gift to high school athletic programs to question the district's management.
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May 25, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The cash-short Los Angeles Unified School District has drawn fire for its handling of two financial windfalls, bungling the application for a $15-million National Science Foundation grant and causing the donor of an unprecedented $10-million gift to high school athletic programs to question the district's management.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
Santa Ana neighborhood- and community-based organizations are invited to submit proposals for a new program called Grants for Blocks. The program is sponsored by Downey Savings and the Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation and provides grants of as much as $500 to fund improvement projects. Proposals are due Aug. 30. For a copy of the application and program description, call (714) 667-2218.
NEWS
February 27, 1994
The Harlem Globetrotters and the late Fred Snowden are among the honorees being inducted into the Black Sports Hall of Fame at an Afro-American Museum ceremony Thursday. Curly Neal will retire his Globetrotter jersey and donate it to the Black Sports Hall of Fame. Neal and Snowden, the former executive director of the Food 4 Less Foundation, will be honored for their contributions to the community and basketball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1999
* Khepera House, a Ventura-based alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation center, received a $1,000 grant from the Ralph's/Food 4 Less Foundation. The money will be used to assist the center's seven resident support locations. Khepera serves residents from throughout Ventura County. Awards and Honors is compiled by Rodney Bosch. Please address items to Awards and Honors, Los Angeles Times, 93 S. Chestnut St., Ventura 93001. Items can also be faxed to The Times at 653-7576 or 653-7548.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998
The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles have teamed up to provide $100,000 to 13 agencies providing free food to hungry people in the county. The donation is part of the "Fighting Hunger 365 Days a Year" program, and comes at a time when food-providing agencies struggle most to feed the people they serve, said Ari Swiller, the foundation's executive director. "The problem of hunger exists 365 days a year," Swiller said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1993
Los Angeles Unified School District officials have accepted the first $1.3-million installment on a $10-million commitment by the Food 4 Less Foundation to fund athletics over the next three years. The foundation has set up a public-private partnership called "Sports 4 All" to raise money for high school sports programs, including band and pep squads. The district was considering making deep cuts in the programs this year because of budget problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2002 | Mark Swed
Interest in the Walt Disney Concert Hall is rapidly growing in New York, especially now that the Guggenheim Museum no longer plans its own imposing Frank Gehry-designed addition in Lower Manhattan. "When were you last in the mouse house?" a colleague recently asked a visiting critic. Mouse house!
SPORTS
January 18, 1994 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Snowden, the first black basketball coach at a NCAA Division I school, died Monday of a heart attack in Washington, D.C. He was 57. Snowden, who was executive director of the Food 4 Less Foundation in Los Angeles, collapsed in a convenience store. He had traveled to Washington to attend the unveiling of President Clinton's empowerment zones legislation, which includes South-Central Los Angeles.
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Gov. Gray Davis and his wife, Sharon, reported that their income dropped sharply last year as Mrs. Davis quit her job to campaign full-time with her husband in his drive to become governor. The couple's total income fell from $143,492 in 1997 to $109,103 last year, according to tax forms released Tuesday by the governor's office. The income included the $78,295 Davis earned as lieutenant governor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
They've had few places to skate since city officials banned skateboarding here 12 years ago and nowhere to hide from police officers enforcing the law. But now skateboarders will no longer have to break the rules by setting up makeshift wooden ramps in the street or at public parks. City Council members this week accepted a $100,000 check from the Ralphs Food 4 Less Foundation to build the city's first skateboard park and finally give the skateboarders some space.
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