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November 12, 1999
Corporate sponsors and local residents have raised nearly $300,000 to reopen a gutted Boyle Heights bakery that provided work and job training for former gang members, officials said Thursday. Homeboy Bakery, which employed 11 ex-gang members, closed last month after an electrical fire caused more than $40,000 in damage to the bakery's front office and packaging area.
May 15, 1994
A daylong workshop will seek to help staff members and volunteers address the issue of ethics in the nonprofit sector. "Are We Still the Good Guys? Ethics and the Nonprofit Sector" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St.
June 16, 2009 | Rich Connell
Los Angeles City Atty.-elect Carmen Trutanich announced Monday he had recruited teams of volunteer lawyers, homeowners, educators and others to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the sprawling government law office he takes over July 1. The working groups will develop "an action plan to restructure and reform the office of the city attorney to better serve the people," Trutanich said in a statement. Among other topics, the examination will cover anti-gang programs, public integrity enforcement, how the office is administered and a new unit of professional investigators that Trutanich wants to create.
June 21, 2011 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Premier Fiesta Mexicana is the kind of working-class bar that most Southern Californians drive past without even seeing. The Bell Gardens restaurant and nightclub offers a dinner show with mariachi music and is packed most weekends, but on a summer night nearly a year ago, Carlos Galindo wasn't there looking for a good time. He was looking for a truck — and a way out of a desperate situation. Carlos, the lead character in director Chris Weitz's "A Better Life" — a new movie about the personal struggles of a Mexican gardener in the United States illegally — had scraped together every last dollar to buy a used pickup.
May 21, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
Father Gregory J. Boyle, the Catholic priest famous for his efforts to help Los Angeles youth stay out of gangs, will speak in Oxnard on Wednesday about his experiences. Boyle heads Jobs for a Future, an employment referral center for youth in East Los Angeles. Peter Martinez, a senior deputy probation officer with Ventura County's Correction Services Agency, said he hopes the talk will help Oxnard residents learn more about who is at risk.
June 30, 2002
Orange County in recent years has made significant progress in developing programs in the law enforcement and educational communities to help troubled youth and reduce gang activity and violence. The Orange County Human Relations Commission deserves credit for encouraging this work through its long-standing practice of honoring schools and police departments that make solid contributions.
December 7, 1999
The Comedy Club in Hollywood is donating the proceeds from every Sunday night show in December to help reopen a Boyle Heights bakery that has provided training and paychecks to ex-gang members. The Homeboy Bakery, which employed 11 former gang members, closed in October after an electrical fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damage.
August 11, 2004
Re "The Scars of Graffiti," editorial, Aug. 9: Father Gregory Boyle's decision to close down Homeboy Industries' graffiti-removal program is sadly understandable. Who can put young men in front of drive-by firing squads and not pull back? Young men killing young men in a nightmare game of tag is not acceptable and yet has continued for generations. This is terrorism, not some villain hiding in a cave, but a toxic stew of poverty and ignorance and fear. We have not even come close to ending the unholy war of youth against youth in our city.
January 30, 2009 | Joanna Lin
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday awarded its annual civic medal of honor to Thomas V. McKernan, chief executive and president of the Automobile Club of Southern California and Auto Club Enterprises. First awarded in 2003, the civic medal of honor is given to non-elected civic leaders who are dedicated to community and public service, said George Kieffer, a member of the selection committee that includes a few past recipients and other citizens.
April 7, 2010
The Early Show Home decor options. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Steve Carell and Tina Fey. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Martina Navritilova. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Tina Fey. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jimmy Fallon. (N) 10 a.m. KABC Bonnie Hunt Michael Emerson; Matt Lucas. 3 p.m. KNBC Oprah Winfrey The cast of "Glee."
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