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June 28, 1990 | BEA MAXWELL
Santa Monica Girls Club's celebrity softball game was held May 12 at Cloverfield Park in Santa Monica and raised more than $15,000. Actress Erin Gray hosted the fund-raiser with 25 celebrities participating. Proceeds will be used for an after-school program for children in the West Los Angeles area. The benefit was produced by David Mirisch Enterprises.
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February 5, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
WWE has donated $25,000 to the East LA Boys & Girls Club as part of its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, which WWE co-founded with The Creative Coalition in 2011. The Be a STAR grant will support and fund parent workshops and training taught by local anti-bullying experts.  “WWE is proud to implement its first-ever Be a STAR grant program, and offer five distinguished and deserving non-profits support for their anti-bullying programs,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “Our hope is that these five grants will provide the additional resources needed to help combat bullying in their communities.” The others receiving grants were: The Armory Foundation, New York; Blue Star Families, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; DoSomething.org, New York and the National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  
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February 9, 1996 | BY DEBRA CANO
Resident Richard A. Cook has won the Boys and Girls Club's highest honor: the Eagle Award. Cook, 49, immediate past president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, said that he was surprised by the recognition from the club on Jan. 23. "It's a reminder of the effort [the board] thinks I put forth to the organization," said Cook, who is president of a local adhesives company. Councilman John J.
NEWS
October 21, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: “An Indian Summer Evening With Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers,” benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center. The setting: Guests partied al fresco Saturday at the Malibu estate of “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss. Even if his mega-hit reality show doesn't often result in permanent romantic success, Fleiss - who has been creating reality TV shows since the 1990s - said he and fiancée Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012, expect to be wed this spring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1997
One might think that Lou Danzler, the youngest of 23 brothers and sisters, would want an adult life far removed from children. Instead, Danzler has chosen a career surrounded by youngsters. As president of the Challengers Boys and Girls Club in South-Central Los Angeles, he oversees up to 5,000 children a year ages 6 to 17.
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December 21, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Boys & Girls Club at Calvert Street Elementary School got an early Christmas present from Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Laidlaw Transit Services: the keys to a reconditioned 15-passenger van. The gift was given at the club's second annual holiday party Friday. About 150 children celebrated the holidays with food, games and presents.
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April 16, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
The Oxnard Boys & Girls Club will celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, April 23-29, with an essay contest, an alumni basketball game, a luncheon with the city's Kiwanis Club and a five-mile walkathon. McDonald's will hand out 12,000 flyers at five Oxnard sites to promote the weeklong events. The theme of the essay contest is "What the Club Means to Me." Students should pick up the essay forms on April 24. Essays are due April 27, and the winners will be announced at a barbecue April 30.
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May 4, 1996 | GALI KRONENBERG
Where can one find 1,000 feet of sod, a gourmet Oriental dinner for 16, a set of Spaulding Tru-Flight golf clubs or a fishing trip for two at Cabo San Lucas? Try the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo's "Bids for Kids Auction" at 8:30 tonight at Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club. Auction items are so diverse they defy easy description. Suffice it to say, anyone in the market for a year's worth of free flowers, a purebred Labrador puppy or box seats at a Lakers game need look no further.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2002 | Howard Rosenberg, Times Staff Writer
Fox's new "Girls Club" is about three young attorneys who are beautiful when they're angry. Which is often. Lynne Camden (Gretchen Mol) is mad because senior partner William Hahn (Giancarlo Esposito) is on her case. Sarah Mickle (Chyler Leigh) is mad because another partner, Meredith Holt (Lisa Banes) -- nicknamed "Praying Mantis" -- is on her case. Jeannie Falls (Kathleen Robertson) is mad because partner Spencer Lewis (Brian Markinson) is repeatedly on her neck and shoulders. With his hands.
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December 27, 1995
Moorpark: Warm gesture: The Boys & Girls Club received $30,000 for a climate- control system so kids like Salvador Contreras can enjoy the indoors too. B2
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
She still has the letters. The ones Dad sent from "camp," the federal kind with armed counselors and orange jumpsuits. The same dad that had her too young, fought for custody in court and then went away for five years. Kimberly Woodruff, 17, still doesn't know why he left, only that she wanted a regular family. She didn't expect one to come from the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. "The club really opened my eyes and made me more independent," Woodruff said. "I can do my own thing and venture off. I was able to learn about myself and I could be more of an individual.
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April 25, 2013 | By Martha Groves
Malibu City Councilman Skylar Peak has been sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days of community service after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving related to a Christmas Day accident. Judge Lawrence Mira on Wednesday agreed to drop two other misdemeanor charges, of vandalism and hit and run, after conferring in closed session with Michael Shultz, Peak's attorney. Peak was not present at the subsequent public hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Malibu, where Shultz, on Peak's behalf, entered a plea of no contest to reckless driving.
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December 27, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Bruno Serato strolls down the middle of a narrow street, his signature white chef's coat illuminated by the headlights of a cargo van. A light rain falls as he yells into the boxy homes that line the road at the Golden Skies Mobile Home Park in Anaheim. He stops each passing person - a man driving home from work, a woman pushing a child in a stroller. "Turkey," he calls out, the Italian in his voice still thick. "Turkey!" The van is loaded with 12- and 13-pound turkeys, and the 56-year-old owner of the Anaheim White House restaurant is on another mission to help Orange County's neediest.
SPORTS
July 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The moment Kobe Bryant entered the gym, fans serenaded him with cheers, claps, waves and, of course, the MVP chants. It's inevitable he'd get that reception. It happens all the times at Laker games. It wasn't any different when Bryant arrived Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, as part of his efforts with Sprite in donating $25,000 toward refurbishing the facility's gym. Yet, those M-V-P chants came with a hint of irony after Bryant lost in a three-point shooting contest.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2011 | By Sophia Lee, Los Angeles Times
It was only three weeks before summer camp was to begin that Gricel Mendoza, program director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, broke the news to Taylor Evans: She was one of the 15 members chosen to attend a weeklong session at Pathfinder Ranch. The 13-year-old's freckled face lighted up with delight. "Yay!" she exclaimed, reaching over to hug Mendoza. "Thank you!" "It's been so hard for me to keep this from her," said her mother, Toni Mickelson. She had known about the news earlier but kept silent so that Taylor could personally hear it from the club's staff members.
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June 3, 2011
Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the International Tennis Hall of Fame said. She had Parkinson's disease. She reached the finals of the U.S. National Championship (now the U.S. Open) every year from 1941 to 1946, winning the title four times (1942, '43, '44 and '46)
SPORTS
December 14, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
It's becoming an annual tradition. The Lakers win a championship. The Lakers have a victory parade. The Lakers visit President Obama the next season when they cruise through Washington. They met him at the White House last season and they are scheduled to see Obama again Monday at a Boys & Girls Club in the city, where they will be conducting a clinic with elementary-school children and perhaps playing some light one-on-one with the president. Kobe Bryant said he "absolutely" is looking forward to it. "It's a huge honor to go back every year," he said.
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November 7, 2010 | By Nate Jackson, Los Angeles Times
The last thing Cece CuzaHoward ever thought she would learn was how to throw a decent punch. Raised in a devout Quaker household, she found the whole concept of boxing foreign. "I'm religiously nonviolent.... I didn't have an interest in boxing before," CuzaHoward, 19, said. Two years ago, CuzaHoward was a high school junior when KnockOuts for Girls came scouting at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice, where she was a regular. KO4G, as it is known, was looking for girls interested in learning to box and earning scholarships.
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