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November 14, 1996 | DADE HAYES
Big names and small tykes gathered Wednesday to celebrate the partnership of two programs dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities. Actress Marlee Matlin, Gayle Wilson, wife of Gov. Pete Wilson, and Los Angeles Kings hockey star Eddie Olcyzk joined teachers, volunteers and public officials at the ceremony for the Summit View School and the H.E.L.P. Group UCLA Neuropsychology Program. Children from Summit View, which was established by the H.E.L.P.
October 4, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
It's been well over two months since the city of Palmdale was found to be in violation of the California Voting found to be in violation of the California Voting Rights Act. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge concluded in July that city elections had been characterized by "racially polarized voting" and that the at-large system for electing the City Council and the mayor put blacks and Latinos at a disadvantage. This week, Judge Mark V. Mooney followed up by granting an injunction to halt the city's municipal at-large elections next month.
Senior Concerns--The Fitzgerald Senior Day Support Center and Alzheimer's Day Care Resource Center needs electric shavers and hair trimmers, 35mm film, birthday cards, small items suitable for birthday gifts and bingo prizes, CDs or tapes of Broadway hits or classical music. 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360; (805) 497-0189. * Shelter First provides housing for the homeless. Needs blankets, pillows, sheets, canned food, diapers, towels and washcloths, toiletries for women and men.
September 8, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
CAIRO - On the mid-August day that Egyptian security forces killed hundreds of Islamist protesters, throwing the country into deeper turmoil, the ultraconservative religious Salafist Nour Party released a statement positioning itself as the sole voice of reason. "We warned a long time ago against the danger of bloodshed and against mobilization and counter-mobilization," the group said. Nour called on both the nation's military rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood that had been ousted from power to stop the violence, saying that the only option for peace was a political solution.
ARRIVE is a school that pays students $10 just to show up, but there are two requirements for admission: recent release from jail and a history of intravenous drug abuse. The program works to develop a social-services network to help its students get back into society--and get what they need if they develop AIDS. "The primary purpose of the program is to stop the transmission (of AIDS), but to do that you have to help people get their lives together," said Dr. Harry K.
November 6, 2000 | PAUL M. ANDERSON
Nonprofit organizations can get assistance filling out forms to qualify for federal Community Development Block Grants at city-sponsored workshops Wednesday and Nov. 14. City officials will be on hand on both dates to help community leaders fill out the forms from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road. Organizations interested in applying for the grants must attend one of the workshops to be eligible for the money, officials said.
As a child in post-World War II England, Shirley McGlade clipped a picture of movie star Jeff Chandler and put it in her wallet. That was her father, she told schoolmates--a rich American who had divorced her mother and was fighting for custody of her. "People believed me," she said. "I lived in a fantasy world."
January 26, 1986
In the Jan. 12 Orange County View Section, there was an article by Penelope Moffet regarding the Manic Depressive Assn., a self-help group. This seemingly harmless article was saying how great it is that the manic depressive can now be helped. "Helped" is a real joke. These advisers to the self-help group are psychiatrists. Their help consists of masking the problem with very dangerous drugs and electro-convulsive (shock) therapy. Therapy? They are not fixing any problem, just controlling people with drugs.
April 23, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Ken Fortune reviewed his troops and ran down a checklist of equipment: boots, binoculars, bird field guide. Along with hundreds of other National Audubon Society members across Orange County, Fortune and other members of the wildlife group's South Coast chapter were setting out on the annual Bird-A-Thon, a field study to raise funds and catalog birds.
November 23, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council tonight will decide whether to assist Irvine Temporary Housing in its effort to win $75,000 worth of federal grants. The grants, which Irvine Temporary Housing would receive over three years, would be used by the nonprofit organization to provide transitional housing for those in need. If the council gives its approval, the city would serve as a "co-applicant" for the grants--a move that could improve the organization's chances of getting the money.
July 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - In this era of federal austerity, appetites are souring over spending taxpayer money on dinner parties in India featuring California prunes, cartoons in Spain touting homegrown walnuts and billboards in South Korea extolling American beef. Yet an effort to end a $200-million-a-year federal program that promotes U.S. agricultural products abroad has run into bipartisan opposition in Congress and has created a rare rift among Republicans in California, which receives a large chunk of the money.
August 16, 2009 | KURT STREETER
There was Michael Vick, dressed in a brown prison jumpsuit, sitting at a metal table in a crammed courtyard at a federal penitentiary in Kansas. It was May. Weeks before he would be released after 18 months of confinement for his role in a dogfighting ring that killed and maimed. Months before this Thursday, when the Philadelphia Eagles surprisingly signed him to a two-year contract. That day, far from public view, he was seeking something. A measure of forgiveness. A path by which he could make amends.
April 30, 2009 | Julie Cart
Members of a group that for the last few years has sought donations from travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on behalf of what they said was an Iraqi-based charity pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
April 6, 2008 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee charged Saturday that President Bush has no plan for pacifying Iraq in his last nine months in office, and intends to "muddle through and hand the problem off to his successor." Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who this week will preside over a long-awaited hearing on Iraq, said in the Democrats' weekly radio address that because Bush's year-old troop increase has not led Iraqi groups to settle their differences, it has been a failure.
November 25, 2007 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new book is "The Latino Challenge to Black America: Towards a Conversation Between African Americans and Hispanics," published by Middle Passage Press.
One Friday earlier this month, a small but vocal group of black activists turned up at City Hall to blast Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and members of the City Council for failing to work hard enough to prevent violence by Latino gang members against blacks in South Los Angeles. "You have one race of people exterminating another race of people," said one African American woman.
December 22, 2006 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
The first time they came for her, the Colombian guerrillas shoved the 31-year-old nurse blindfolded into the back of a green Renault sedan. Her kidnappers took her to a house and forced her to treat one of their commandants, who was writhing in pain from a bullet wound to the leg. The woman said she was abducted seven more times in 1997 and 1998 to give medical care to Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia members. They warned her not to go to the police.
May 2, 1998 | TOM BECKER
Visually Handicapped Adults of the Valley will conduct a "radiothon" fund-raiser on KIEV-AM (870) early Sunday morning. The group hopes the event will raise $25,000 needed to repair its five vans and possibly purchase an additional one. The vans, used to transport 155 blind and visually impaired adults to the group's center, are rundown and need various repairs, sidelining some of them for weeks, organizers said.
June 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
A watchdog group said Tuesday it would file a federal complaint accusing two conservative organizations of illegally helping Ralph Nader's presidential campaign, possibly with support from President Bush's reelection campaign. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington planned to file its complaint today with the Federal Election Commission.
December 25, 2005
It's unfortunate that the Associated Press story The Times printed was unable to find the truth of Focus on the Family's disassociation from Wells Fargo Bank ("Focus on Family Pulling Funds From Bank Over Gay Issue," Dec. 5). What it failed to highlight -- conveniently -- is that Wells Fargo actively supported a pro-gay group's efforts to oppose organizations like ours by using proceeds from our business. We certainly don't expect corporate America to do our bidding, but the line must be drawn when our own money is used to fund the fight against the "anti-gay industry" -- better known as those organizations dedicated to the nurture and defense of the family, of which Focus on the Family is one. Tom Minnery Senior vice president, government & public policy Focus on the Family Colorado Springs, Colo.
August 22, 2005 | Nicholas Shields, Times Staff Writer
Blushing slightly but otherwise unruffled, engineer Kris Vaughan one recent Thursday afternoon faced his peers and fears. The Seal Beach Speech Bums member began speaking in a conference room at Boeing's Seal Beach complex shortly after noon in front of about 20 club members. His delivery of "More Quantity, Less Quality Communication" was seamless to the untrained ear. But not to Mary Romero.
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