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June 19, 1999 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
The Jewish Federation of Orange County raised almost $2.2 million in its 1999 fund-raising campaign, setting a new record, organization officials have announced. The Women's Division alone raised more than $825,000, its largest amount ever.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Life Itself," a documentary about the life of film critic Roger Ebert, launched a crowd-funding campaign Wednesday to raise $150,000 through the website Indiegogo. The film, which is directed by "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James and produced by Martin Scorsese, is based on Ebert's memoir of the same name. In exchange for a $25 donation, supporters will receive a link to view "Life Itself" in advance of its theatrical release, which is planned for early 2014 under the CNN Films banner.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2005 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
The Salinas Public Library, where Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck's first literary study was nurtured, has been thrown a financial lifeline. Fundraisers came up with $500,000 after local government officials said they could no longer afford to pay for the library system's three facilities. The donations will keep the libraries in the financially strapped community open part time through December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan, Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
In the midst of renewed public outrage over its handling of clergy sex abuse, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is considering a $200-million fundraising campaign that could erase debts brought on by the scandal. The archdiocese has hired a New York company, Guidance In Giving Inc., to study the feasibility of a large-scale fundraiser that would shore up a bottom line hit hard by costly abuse litigation. It would be the archdiocese's first capital campaign in 60 years. The archdiocese's $660-million settlement in 2007 with more than 500 victims was the largest in U.S. history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2007 | Steve Harvey
Apparently, KPCC's fundraising appeals are pretty persuasive. Rob Risko, the public station's membership assistant, reports that he received a contribution from a homeless man who said, "I listen to your station at the mission sometimes. Here is $20 I got from selling cans to help your funds ... A.J." -- Unreal estate: Today's column showings (see accompanying): * A Bel-Air estate with what Kate O'Connor of Culver City calls "one of the most 'open floor' plans I've seen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1990
The San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Foundation has launched a $1-million fund drive to upgrade emergency medical services at the community hospital. Proceeds will pay for more treatment beds, a computer system to keep track of patients, new medical and monitoring equipment, expansion of the waiting room and improvements to the patient drop-off area outside the hospital. The foundation plans to complete the fund drive by the end of the year. For information, call 514-5338.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1995 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN
The Ventura County Chapter of the American Red Cross is beginning a major fund drive next week to replenish its coffers following a string of natural disasters. "We're hoping to raise $2.5 million because our budget is really hurting after the Northridge earthquake, the floods and all the other disasters these past two years," Red Cross spokesman Mike Goth said. Goth said if the fund drive isn't successful, the organization is looking at a $500,000 deficit in its annual $1.
NEWS
May 3, 1990
Stars of the entertainment and business worlds joined forces to support a $2.2-million campaign on behalf of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles in City Terrace. Funds are directed toward operating the club's educational and recreational programs for local children, and renovating the earthquake-damaged building.
NEWS
October 13, 1987 | Associated Press
An international fund-raising campaign was launched today to restore the ailing Arch of Triumph, which now sits swaddled in diaper-like netting to keep chunks of stone from falling on tourists visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The role of American money in preserving the monument, commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to glorify his battlefield victories, has sparked protests from French nationalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1999 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB
As the spring pledge drive continues this week, things at KCLU-FM (88.3) are in a state of controlled chaos. Empty pizza boxes are piled several feet high near the front door. Doughnuts, muffins, a giant bucket of red licorice and other junk food are scattered around the Thousand Oaks station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2008 | Michael Rothfeld, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who rode into power on a wave of voter angst in the first recall of a California governor, now finds himself a target for removal as his own popularity is declining. The state's well-financed prison guards union, the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., is bankrolling a recall effort against Schwarzenegger. "This is a governor that has done absolutely nothing," union spokesman Lance Corcoran said in an interview Monday. "We have the largest budget deficit in the history of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2007 | Steve Harvey
Apparently, KPCC's fundraising appeals are pretty persuasive. Rob Risko, the public station's membership assistant, reports that he received a contribution from a homeless man who said, "I listen to your station at the mission sometimes. Here is $20 I got from selling cans to help your funds ... A.J." -- Unreal estate: Today's column showings (see accompanying): * A Bel-Air estate with what Kate O'Connor of Culver City calls "one of the most 'open floor' plans I've seen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2006 | Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writers
Trailing in the polls and facing friction inside his own Republican Party, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has set a fundraising goal of more than $120 million for the November election. The sum rivals the amount raised and spent by the entire field of candidates in the 2002 governor's race. If Schwarzenegger succeeds, the money raised -- along with tens of millions of dollars that Democrats are likely to spend -- would shatter state and national campaign finance records.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2005 | Merrill Balassone, Times Staff Writer
Playing in the backyard in blue print shirts and khakis, Cody and Lee Decker are energetic and carefree as they shoot baskets at their hoop and practice 360-degree spins on their scooters. When they sit still on the couch in their living room, the sadness creeps back into their eyes. They sit quietly and speak abruptly. Four years ago, the boys' mother brought them to their great-grandmother Ann Signett, a first-generation Italian immigrant and Holocaust survivor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2005 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
The Salinas Public Library, where Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck's first literary study was nurtured, has been thrown a financial lifeline. Fundraisers came up with $500,000 after local government officials said they could no longer afford to pay for the library system's three facilities. The donations will keep the libraries in the financially strapped community open part time through December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2005 | Peter Nicholas and Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is becoming entwined in the campaign fundraising efforts of a group that under state law is required to remain independent of him. As he travels the state to build support for an agenda that would reshape California government, the governor is sharing the stage with leaders of a fundraising committee that has been formed to support his proposals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT
The Ventura Education Partnership will kick off its annual fund-raising drive today at a meeting expected to draw many of the city's top politicians and business leaders, officials said Monday. Mayor Tom Buford said he will address the need for community members to become active participants in education. Ventura residents need to feel welcomed when they visit schools, and business owners need to be told how they can help out, Buford said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1985 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Performing Arts Center's operating endowment drive has reached $39 million in "gift commitments"--far surpassing the originally announced $20-million goal, Center officials said Wednesday. The $39-million total, all in private contributions, was disclosed by Carl Mitchell, chairman of the Center Endowment Council. "It is tremendously rewarding not only to have reached but also to have exceeded our goal before the center is opened," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2004 | William Lobdell and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Trinity Broadcasting Network, a Christian television ministry shaken last month by allegations that its founder had engaged in a homosexual tryst, has dropped plans for its annual live fall telethon next week and instead will show 40 hours of reruns of previous "Praise-a-thons." The twice-annual "Praise-a-thons" have been a fundraising mainstay of the Orange County-based network since its birth 31 years ago and now bring in more than $90 million in pledges each fall and spring.
WORLD
April 15, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Wedged between the reports of murder and mayhem, the headline in the local paper was eye-catching: "Should you change your wallpaper for lighter tones?" it asked. "Do it once and you'll see the results." Although there are no lifestyle magazines yet, no Baghdad style mavens and little cause for celebration until some basic security is in place, people are starting to improve a part of life they can control -- the world behind their high walls and locked front doors.
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