CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1998 |
It's likely that most of the sighted middle-school students taking part in a two-day leadership retreat this weekend have seen visually impaired people going about their daily routines. It's probably just as certain, though, that their knowledge of blindness doesn't extend beyond that cursory look. To close the gap between visually impaired and sighted youth, the Foundation for the Junior Blind is hosting a weekend leadership development program that begins today at Camp Bloomfield in Malibu.
April 24, 1994 |
Irv Wershow is not a star. He doesn't even want to shine. When he talks about himself, it's in relation to others. It's always "we." He is steady, reliable, loyal, uncomplicated and compassionate. Even the people whose lives he has enriched for 40 years wouldn't recognize him. Wershow, 80, and his friends founded the Guiders, an organization that drives blind children to recreational activities and raises funds for the Foundation for the Junior Blind.
December 5, 1995
You can check off one major chore by turning over that holiday card list to the Foundation for the Junior Blind. The personalized "holiday tribute letters," including customized greetings, cost $10 each for one to 10 greetings and $5 each for larger lists. Call (213) 295-4555, Ext. 237 to order. Prepare for Holiday Feast by, Uh, Eating Think back to last Christmas when you couldn't budge from the dining table after stuffing yourself silly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1992
Hollywood's seventh annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held Saturday. * Parade will begin at 1 p.m. * Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. * Starting point is Sycamore Avenue; finish is at Vine Street. * More than 4,000 people are expected to participate. * Between 60,000 to 70,000 are expected to attend. * Co-grand marshals will be Cyndi Gonzales and Artemis Argeris, sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the 1992 Rose of Tralee, Kari Ann Patterson.
December 18, 2000 |
Stevie Wonder's holiday wish list reaches well beyond dreams of Christmas snow and glistening treetops. Reawakening the joy of a childhood Christmas is one wish, which he fulfilled musically in "I Wish," one highlight of his 4 1/2-hour House Full of Toys benefit Saturday at the Great Western Forum. Another is that the event, now in its fifth year, will someday be international in scope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1993 |
Elizabeth Jackson knew the odds were against her adopted son: He was deaf, blind and physically disabled. But the Ojai woman thought that after seven years in a Ventura school for the severely disabled, he had made no progress at all. Bion Jackson, then 11, still had not been toilet-trained, was not close to taking his first step and could not communicate either verbally or in sign language.
June 14, 1990 |
Fraternity House benefited by $27,000, the net proceeds raised at the "Up, Up & Away 1990" brunch hosted by Friends of Fraternity House on May 6 at a private estate in Oceanside. Proceeds will be used for housing homeless people with AIDS. Michael Howard and Cliff Mills were co-chairmen. * The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation received $90,000 from West Coast Father's Day Council which held a benefit luncheon May 5 at the Biltmore Hotel. The event as attended by 1,400 guests.
June 28, 1990 |
Santa Monica Girls Club's celebrity softball game was held May 12 at Cloverfield Park in Santa Monica and raised more than $15,000. Actress Erin Gray hosted the fund-raiser with 25 celebrities participating. Proceeds will be used for an after-school program for children in the West Los Angeles area. The benefit was produced by David Mirisch Enterprises.
June 25, 1995 |
The massive mounds of overturned earth at the hilltop campus are sending up dust and blocking paths in Windsor Hills. But to officials at the Foundation for the Junior Blind, they are a welcome and long-awaited sign of progress. The foundation, at 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., recently kicked off construction of facilities that will house a children's residential center, dining hall and student services building.