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April 10, 1989
About 1,800 people are attending the National Society of Fund Raising Executives international conference, which opened Sunday at the Disneyland Hotel and continues through Wednesday. Robert Seiple, president of World Vision of Monrovia, is scheduled to speak to the delegates at today's noon luncheon. On Tuesday, the society will present its 1989 Awards for Philanthropy. The award for outstanding fund-raising executive will go to Ernest W. Wood, vice president for development of the Russ Reid Co. of Pasadena.
April 23, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) bemoaned the "subtle and insidious impact" of money in politics on Wednesday. His comments came after criminal investigations that have resulted in the unprecedented suspensions of three state senators, and in the midst of an election year that will likely feature tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending. Steinberg and Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) spoke with reporters near the Capitol after a series of conversations among senators about ethical guidelines and proper fund-raising.
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, reacting to indications that President Clinton may have solicited campaign contributions by phone from the White House, is overseeing an initial review to determine whether an independent counsel is needed to investigate Clinton's conduct. Justice Department spokesman Myron Marlin acknowledged Saturday that Reno has authorized a 30-day review of the president's conduct.
February 6, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy and Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO - A prominent lobbying firm in Sacramento faces fines for failing to report fund-raising expenses that benefited about 40 state legislators and other officials, according to Capitol sources. The firm, Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates, reached a tentative agreement with staff of the state Fair Political Practices Commission to pay the fines involving violations of California's political disclosure rules, according to sources familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly.
November 4, 2003 | Steve Carney
While critics have blamed recent programming changes for a drop in fund-raising at KPFK-FM (90.7), management at the politically progressive station attributes the shortfall in last week's fund drive to myriad factors, ranging from local union strikes to the poor national economy. The station had been shooting for $900,000 in pledges from the drive, which ended Friday, but reached only $750,000, with about $10,000 more promised by online donors, said station general manager Eva Georgia.
August 12, 1987 | Associated Press
A group of religious broadcasters Tuesday developed a code of ethics for its members that would make public an annual audit and include a device to expel ministries that do not follow responsible conduct. The proposal will be presented to a special meeting of the 90-member board of directors of the National Assn. of Religious Broadcasters in Chicago on Sept. 11, said NRB President Robert A. Cook.
December 9, 1987
KCET Channel 28 raised $946,420 in pledges during the 10-day fund-raising drive that ended Sunday, the public TV station reported Tuesday. That was about $80,000 less than last year, when the December drive lasted 11 days. Channel 28's campaign, which began Nov. 27, attracted 200 more pledges than last year but on average each person "gave a little less," said KCET spokesman Greg Krizman. With the uncertain economic climate, he said, "people are a little tighter on the pocketbooks this year."
In one of California's largest charity fraud cases, the state on Thursday sued three Orange County groups that claimed to fight drug abuse, help homeless veterans and assist abused children but were allegedly funneling more than 95% of their $8.6 million in contributions into organizers' hands.
January 7, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA
Displaying early financial strength, Laura Chick, 48, has raised $50,000 for her campaign to unseat her ex-boss, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus, in this spring's election. Chick made the disclosure in a report filed Monday with the city's Ethics Commission. She is the first of six candidates for the District 3 seat, including the 62-year-old Picus, to report reaching this financial benchmark.
Mayoral candidate and state Assemblyman Richard Katz's campaign fund-raising chief is part of a team competing to build a multibillion-dollar, 71-mile rail project--a decision Katz could significantly influence if elected mayor of Los Angeles. Attorney Peter D. Kelly, a former state Democratic Party chairman, is one of Katz's top campaign strategists who, among other tasks, is coordinating a major fund-raiser for the assemblyman next month.
January 17, 2014 | By Robert Krol and Shirley Svorny
The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past: policies that favor specific industries, aim for growth in only particular geographic areas, lend money to firms turned down by banks or target specific types of jobs. We can't say this firmly enough: An important objective must be to make adjustments that give investors security about the future of city services and tax rates.
May 10, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Challenger Mike Feuer continues to lead Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich in fund-raising, reports filed late Thursday showed. According to documents the campaigns sent to the city Ethics Commission, Feuer, a former city councilman and past member of the state Assembly, raised $208,753 during the latest reporting period, April   7 through May 4, bringing his total for the upcoming general election to $524,776. Trutanich brought in $109,897 during the same period, for a total of $313,497.
April 12, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
The mayoral candidates met Thursday night in their first debate in the runoff election. Despite Eric Garcetti's and Wendy Greuel's acrimony in recent days, the two Democrats largely struck a sunny tone in the hourlong face-off televised by KABC-TV. To boost their bids, Garcetti cited his work on district revitalization and balancing the city's budget, while Greuel highlighted her resume, including her work at her family's business, at DreamWorks and as an elected official. Thursday also brought the first financial disclosure requirement in the runoff.
April 12, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti has edged ahead of opponent Wendy Greuel in fund-raising for the May 21 runoff contest, raising $1.27 million during the 4 1/2 weeks that followed the March 5 primary election. The haul means that Garcetti has more than $2 million on hand for his campaign, according to reports filed Thursday. Greuel took in $1.12 million during the same fund-raising period, which ended Saturday, and has nearly $1.5 million available for the campaign. Greuel called the pace of her fund-raising "explosive" and portrayed it as a sign that voters are frustrated with the status quo. Her campaign strategist, John Shallman, struck a similar theme, describing Greuel's take as evidence that residents want someone to "break the gridlock at City Hall.
April 12, 2013 | By Matea Gold
WASHINGTON - In its few months of existence, the nonprofit advocacy group launched to promote President Obama's legislative agenda raised a little more than $4.8 million, a modest debut for an entity built on the infrastructure and grass-roots organization of Obama's behemoth reelection campaign. Organizing for Action shared its fund-raising information in an email to supporters that stressed the number of small donors, noting that 109,582 people contributed an average of $44 each.
March 26, 2013 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are in an unusual position in today's era of Washington austerity: They could soon receive more federal money. A bill sent to the Senate by a committee chaired by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) seeks to address a long-standing California gripe: Its ports receive pennies back for every dollar raised by a tax on cargo. The measure would nearly double, to about $1.6 billion a year, funding for harbor maintenance nationwide, give priority to the busiest ports and expand the use of the money to include work that the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are eager to undertake.
July 17, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN and MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writers
On a recent Sunday morning at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was standing beside a 20-foot image of himself on a giant Sony video screen, looking out over the throng of worshipers. For a moment, his trademark megawatt smile slipped. "PTL's declared bankruptcy and what happens?" he asked. "The phones ring off the wall here. And every television newscaster and reporter wants a statement from Robert Schuller.
A decade ago, many people considered Jack Bailey the best of men. He was praised as a humanitarian who had aided thousands of Southeast Asian refugees, hailed as a hero who had given desperate people a chance to live. One missionary called him "the most genuinely compassionate man I ever met." Then that Jack Bailey seemed to all but vanish, sinking into the murky realm where Americans haunted by Vietnam try to raise the dead--the presumed dead, that is.
February 2, 2013 | By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
LONDON - In 2011, the London riots created chaos across the capital as disgruntled youth burned down buildings, looted shops and rampaged in the streets. A recent exhibition in Tottenham, the epicenter of the riots, looked at the reasons why. However, it was not the government that raised funds to set up the exhibit but a couple of dozen ordinary people whose lives had been caught up in the mayhem. "After the Riots - Happiness in Tottenham" is one of more than a hundred projects hosted on an innovative crowd-funding website that is starting to make waves across the United Kingdom.
January 26, 2013 | Maeve Reston
The top two contenders in the L.A. mayor's race remain in close fundraising contention as they enter the final 5 1/2 weeks before the primary, but two outside groups also posted significant sums, demonstrating their potential to upend the race. City Controller Wendy Greuel edged Councilman Eric Garcetti by collecting $130,644 to his $84,188 during the fundraising period from Jan. 1 to 19. But Garcetti, who served as council president between 2006 and 2012, holds a considerable lead over Greuel in cash on hand, with $3.55 million to Greuel's $2.94 million.
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