CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2013 |
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy wore a wire for the FBI last month, secretly recording a department supervisor as part of an investigation into allegations of improper fundraising, the deputy and his attorneys said. Deputy Edwin Tamayo told The Times that FBI agents asked him to wear the wire after he told them that a captain gathered him and other subordinates at a patrol station barbecue pit and ordered them to sell tickets to a 2011 fundraiser for Carmen Trutanich's unsuccessful bid for district attorney.
May 26, 2013 |
Gift wrapping paper, frozen cookie dough, catalog magazine sales. The list of school fundraising efforts sometimes seems endless. If you are a parent, not only are you expected to purchase things you often don't want, you also need to take your kid door to door. But Stacey Boyd, a former teacher, school principal and founder of Schoola , says she has the modern solution to school fundraising: Use the Internet to raise the funds. Schoola is a Groupon-style platform that connects parents, teachers and community members with local businesses and big brands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2013 |
He's only 12, but Adam Brown has already volunteered for a presidential campaign, started his own nonprofit to get other kids involved in politics, and, last month, ran for student body president at Sylmar's Los Angeles Mission College, where he takes classes. His most recent plum? Introducing city councilman and mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti during a fundraiser at his family's Northridge home. Poised but sneaking peeks at his notes, Adam, wearing a polo shirt and a campaign button, called Garcetti a "great leader" and ticked off his political biography.
May 15, 2013 |
Los Angeles denim company THVM has a very colorful collaboration with artist William Lemon III set to go on sale starting Monday at Weltenbuerger . The unisex collection of tops and bottoms balance unique fit and brilliant prints, hand-painted on a stretch canvas fabric by Lemon. Pieces, priced $190 to $260, will be on sale at Weltenbuerger, 1764 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Events Heather Graham is to host Designers for a Cause, a shopping event to benefit the Cambodian Children's Fund , from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 7210 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
May 14, 2013 |
R&B star Janelle Monáe will step in for an ailing Aretha Franklin at an upcoming concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Franklin was under doctor's orders to withdraw from the May 20 “Corporate Night” fundraiser, according to the orchestra's website. CSO representatives said the 71-year-old singer will be undergoing medical treatment at that time; they did not elaborate on her health. CHEAT SHEET: Spring Arts Preview Franklin, who missed shows in 2010 for unspecified medial reasons, also canceled a May 26 show at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut.
May 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the landmark statute. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for months has been asking foundations, consumer and business groups, insurance companies and others to help enroll uninsured Americans in health insurance this fall, a key goal of the Affordable Care Act. Administration officials say those actions were entirely appropriate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2013 |
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.
May 7, 2013 |
Men and women wearing the latest fashions will walk the runway Friday during the Set Sail With Saks fundraiser in Las Vegas , hosted by a star of CBS' " Criminal Minds . " The event, which will be at the posh Las Vegas Country Club , begins with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a fashion show featuring designs from Saks Fifth Avenue . Proceeds will benefit the American Lung Assn. in Nevada . The evening's various activities will be hosted by Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Dr. Spencer Reid on “Criminal Minds.” Gubler, a Las Vegas native, went to the city's performing arts high school before attending film school at New York University.
May 4, 2013 |
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at Boston's TD Garden, will also feature performances by James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean, Godsmack, Extreme, the comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright and the rock band Boston. Proceeds from the show will go to One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15," according to a release.
May 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Wednesday will nominate venture capitalist Thomas Wheeler as the nation's top telecommunications regulator, tapping a major campaign fundraiser with long ties to the media and the telecom industries, White House and industry officials said. Wheeler, managing director of Core Capital Partners in Washington, D.C., would replace Julius Genachowski as chairman of the five-member Federal Communications Commission board. Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who was mentioned as a candidate, will take over as acting chairman when Genachowski steps down in the coming weeks.