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June 13, 1993
54 Ways You Can Help the Homeless by Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff. (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates/Macmillan: $1.95.) Here is a simple, beautifully organized little guide to helping the homeless. The suggestions range from invaluable reminders such as No. 5: "Respond With Kindness" to others you might not have thought of; No. 25: "Take Homeless Children on Trips," or No. 31: "Publish Shelter Information." The book is long on ideas and short on polemics, and at $1.
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June 26, 2001 | From Reuters
Tens of thousands of Peruvians hit by a devastating earthquake scrambled for scarce tents, food and warm clothing Monday as the death toll lurched higher. The national civil defense agency said that 97 people had been reported killed--39 of them in a tidal wave triggered by Saturday's fierce quake--and that more than 46,400 people were homeless. "The toll is going up because we're getting reports in from isolated areas," spokesman Jose Carlos Portocarrero said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1998 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A weather-beaten picnic table serves as conference center, dining area, bar and bed for the homeless. Rubin Dean Robinson, for one, sits at the table most days. He keeps the business cards of social service workers handy, shares his disgust about living conditions, cooks on the nearby grill, and welcomes a cupful of beer when one of his homeless friends arrives with a 40-ounce bottle. Robinson lives at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1998 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A weather-beaten picnic table serves as conference center, dining area, bar and bed for the homeless. Rubin Dean Robinson, for one, sits at the table most days. He keeps the business cards of social service workers handy, shares his disgust about living conditions, cooks on the nearby grill, and welcomes a cupful of beer when one of his homeless friends arrives with a 40-ounce bottle. Robinson lives at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area.
NEWS
January 31, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When homeless activist Len Doucette sought a cot the night after the earthquake in a Red Cross emergency shelter in Santa Monica, he was turned away because he was homeless.
NEWS
June 26, 2001 | From Reuters
Tens of thousands of Peruvians hit by a devastating earthquake scrambled for scarce tents, food and warm clothing Monday as the death toll lurched higher. The national civil defense agency said that 97 people had been reported killed--39 of them in a tidal wave triggered by Saturday's fierce quake--and that more than 46,400 people were homeless. "The toll is going up because we're getting reports in from isolated areas," spokesman Jose Carlos Portocarrero said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a homecoming that Joe Gonzales had waited nearly two decades for. At the Ventura College football field, in a tent city opened Friday for homeless veterans, the 36-year-old ex-Marine was feeling good about having defended his country. By noon, he and his two boys had received free meals and free legal help. Their afternoon agenda included medical exams, dental checkups and haircuts. In all the years since leaving the Marine Corps, Gonzales hasn't gotten much help as a veteran.
NEWS
July 18, 1989 | From United Press International
Typhoon Gordon roared toward China on Monday after a destructive sweep across the northern Philippines that killed at least 22 people and left thousands homeless, relief agencies and news reports said. A spokesman for the Manila weather bureau said that the typhoon, with diminished winds of 80 miles per hour, was traveling toward southern China.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
ABC's daytime "Home" show will be at Thursday night's rehearsal for Comic Relief III, taping talks with hosts Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams to air on the program Friday (10 a.m.) to mark the opening of the 800 telephone number for pledges to aid the homeless. Comic Relief itself comes along Saturday night at 9 on Home Box Office cable.
NEWS
March 24, 1986 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Representatives of a nationwide coalition of homeless relief organizations will seek passage of a bill in Congress this year that would establish "a national right to shelter" and provide an additional $2 billion to care for the nation's homeless, the group said Sunday. Directors of the National Coalition for the Homeless, representing relief programs in more than 40 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a homecoming that Joe Gonzales had waited nearly two decades for. At the Ventura College football field, in a tent city opened Friday for homeless veterans, the 36-year-old ex-Marine was feeling good about having defended his country. By noon, he and his two boys had received free meals and free legal help. Their afternoon agenda included medical exams, dental checkups and haircuts. In all the years since leaving the Marine Corps, Gonzales hasn't gotten much help as a veteran.
NEWS
January 31, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When homeless activist Len Doucette sought a cot the night after the earthquake in a Red Cross emergency shelter in Santa Monica, he was turned away because he was homeless.
BOOKS
June 13, 1993
54 Ways You Can Help the Homeless by Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff. (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates/Macmillan: $1.95.) Here is a simple, beautifully organized little guide to helping the homeless. The suggestions range from invaluable reminders such as No. 5: "Respond With Kindness" to others you might not have thought of; No. 25: "Take Homeless Children on Trips," or No. 31: "Publish Shelter Information." The book is long on ideas and short on polemics, and at $1.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Serious Comic Relief: A parade of comedians, actors and high-kicking Rockettes prompted television viewers and others Saturday to pledge at least $4.7 million to help the homeless. "Comic Relief '90," telecast by HBO, was staged at Radio City Music Hall. The previous fund-raisers, all held in Los Angeles, raised more than $8.7 million. The $4.7-million figure did not include pledges from West Coast viewers, who watched the program on a tape delay. The average pledge was $44.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1986 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Legislation creating a $3-million pilot project to provide services to San Diego's homeless was approved by the Assembly on Thursday and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Peter Chacon (D-San Diego) for the San Diego Homeless Relief Task Force, seeks to augment a program already operated by the county jointly with religious, charity and civic groups, Chacon said.
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