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NEWS
July 20, 1989
After a contentious meeting in which City Council members clashed repeatedly with the mayor, the council adopted a policy forbidding its members from inviting city commissioners and staff members to political fund-raising events. The move was in response to Mayor Eugene F. Moses' invitation of newly appointed commissioners to a $50-a-plate dinner later this month for his 1990 reelection campaign. Councilman Harry L.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993
Fund raising for charitable purposes is indeed tainted by Valley Fundraisers and its clients, whose representatives made in their own words such an effective case against giving (May 17). This business and these charities clearly violate the ethical standards of the fund-raising profession--standards that have evolved through consensus of many volunteers, professional fund-raisers and government officials (who reviewed restraint-of-trade legal issues). RON BITZER North Hollywood Bitzer is chairman of the Individual Mentoring Committee of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
NEWS
September 30, 1996 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was billed as "an evening of fashion and compassion." Macy's provided the fashion and honorary chairwoman Elizabeth Taylor the most stirring plea for caring. Macy's and the American Express Card Passport '96 fund-raiser, "On the Edge," on Friday night benefiting five HIV/AIDS organizations, was an orgy of synergy.
NEWS
May 7, 1995 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Gianfranco Ferre's fall collection parading on a bevy of luscious models isn't the only visual treat people will experience at the California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles fund-raiser on Wednesday.
NEWS
September 29, 1985
You dropped the fund-raising ball in your recent article. What was omitted, and what I stressed in my interview, was that a well-attended, well-publicized event enhances the image and importance of a foundation or association. While it may be true that the Boy Scouts, already well-known and well-publicized, would not benefit from the visibility of an event, we (also) do events for organizations whose public image has not been built and developed by a large, major event and who do not receive the advantage of United Way funding as do the Boy Scouts.
NEWS
December 11, 1996 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The chicken potpie established an aura of comfort and camaraderie at the Divine Design '96 gala Sunday night. The dinner was the same menu served that day by Project Angel Food to more than 800 homebound men, women and children living with AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2003 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
The California Fair Political Practices Commission told a judge Tuesday that it's unclear whether Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante's campaign spending strategy violates state law. The commission filed a 12-page letter as part of a lawsuit filed by state Sen. Ross Johnson (R-Irvine), an author of Proposition 34, the voter-approved initiative that regulates political fund-raising and spending. The commission is charged with enforcing that law.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2002 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management has raised $808 million for its first investment fund dedicated to so-called mezzanine debt. The OCM Mezzanine Fund topped its target of $700 million when it closed to new investors in September, said Bill Sacher, Oaktree's managing director who co-heads the fund. Oaktree plans to announce the fund-raising today.
NEWS
August 31, 2011 | By Maeve Reston and James Oliphant
While Congress likely will be grappling with his jobs package, President Obama plans to make a western swing late next month, one that will include fund-raisers in Hollywood and La Jolla. The fund-raisers will be held Sept. 26 and will come as part of a three-day trip that is scheduled to bring Obama to Seattle the day before and Denver on the 27th. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama will court entertainment industry insiders at events at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard and then later at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place.
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