December 20, 1985
The Murdy Foundation has made a second $100,000 donation for the construction of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The Orange County-based foundation made its previous $100,000 contribution in 1982. The foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Murdy Jr. It is administered by John Murdy III and Maxine Murdy Trotter. The Center is now under construction in South Coast Plaza Town Center. The 3,000-seat multipurpose theater is set to open next fall.
September 8, 2008 |
TRACY, Calif. -- The first indication that something might be horribly, irreversibly wrong with Eric Scoggins materialized nearly two years ago. Decorating his new home, the once-robust former USC and NFL linebacker realized he no longer had the strength to lift a hammer over his head. Someone else would have to hang pictures for a man who 30 years ago helped USC win a national championship, who was the defensive player of the game in a season-shaping victory over 1978 co-national champion Alabama, who was a part-time starter for teams that ranked among the Trojans' all-time best.
June 24, 1989
Janet Evans, a triple gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will help launch the Amateur Athletic Foundation's Summer Swim '89 program at the Belvedere Community Park swimming pool Monday at 11 a.m.
February 23, 2013 |
The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has an unofficial mayor: its longtime shoe shiner. For more than 30 years, Albert Lexie has roamed the hospital's halls, with a wide smile on his face and a tin of shoe wax in his hand. Lexie was coy about his age, but proud to point out he's spent almost every Tuesday and Thursday since 1981 at the hospital. He makes small talk, drops off small toys for the kids and offers $5 shoe shines. “He says I'm his best buddy,” Dr. Joseph Carcillo told the Los Angeles Times.
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March 15, 1987
So now we know what the San Diego Community College District Foundation does with its money. It paid state Sen. Wadie Deddeh $10,000 in honoraria last year. Perhaps that explains why district administrators "shopped" Deddeh around to the social science faculty as a potential guest speaker, hoping to justify the expense. Could there be a connection between these payments and Deddeh's endorsement of an incumbent in last fall's trustees election? No, that would be too obvious. And isn't the foundation prohibited from using funds to achieve political advantage?
January 10, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora's foundation, “Count On Me,” will hold a happy hour meet and greet Thursday night in Manhattan Beach. The event at the 900 Manhattan Club runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mora and Shannon Mora, his wife, will introduce the foundation, which supports children in need. [ Update, 3:30 p.m. : The meet-and-greet happy hour is full.] The foundation will also hold a golf tournament on May 20 at the Riviera Country Club. ALSO: Baseball writers pitch a Hall of Fame shutout Is Barry Bonds a Hall of Famer?