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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1989 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, Times Staff Writer
It's not every day that somebody gets a present in the mail from Joan Kroc, and it's probably the first time that San Diego's best-known philanthropist has sent a 5-gallon jar of pickles to somebody she doesn't even know. But when Joseph Ditler, 37, arrived at his doorstep in Coronado Friday afternoon, he found a jar of pickles as big as a small child. It had a red ribbon affixed to it, and, of course, a note from "Joan." Kroc's late husband was founder and chairman of the board of McDonald's.
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SPORTS
July 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
San Diego Padres owner Joan Kroc donated to the Hall of Fame today a letter written in 1959 by John F. Kennedy to Jackie Robinson pledging support in fighting racial injustice. Kroc, who purchased the letter in order to give it to the Hall of Fame, made the presentation to Hall of Fame President Edward Stack. "When I heard about the letter, I knew it was something the Hall of Fame should have," Kroc said.
NEWS
February 5, 1989 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
When philanthropist Joan Kroc tries to find the owner of a lost dog, she doesn't just tack up a flyer on the neighborhood telephone pole. First, she sends the dog to an animal therapist to tap the canine's consciousness. Then, convinced the dog is truly homesick, she places ads in newspapers and offers a $100 reward for assistance in reuniting dog with master. The dog is a German shepherd-labrador mix. And this story is a cross between Disney and Donahue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1989 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
When philanthropist Joan Kroc tries to find the owner of a lost dog, she doesn't just tack up a flyer on the neighborhood telephone pole. First, she sends the dog to a high-priced animal therapist to tap the canine's consciousness. Then, convinced that the dog is truly homesick, she places ads in newspapers and offers a reward for assistance in reuniting dog with master. The dog is a mix between a German shepherd and a Labrador retriever. And this story is a cross between Disney and "Donahue."
NEWS
June 22, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Three days before Mayor Maureen O'Connor is scheduled to leave on a trip to the Soviet Union, McDonald's restaurants magnate Joan Kroc bid her bon voyage by agreeing to donate $1 million to help finance the mayor's planned Soviet Arts festival. The donation, announced by O'Connor at a City Hall press conference Tuesday, will pay for a significant part of O'Connor's project, currently scheduled for 1990 at an estimated cost of $3 million to $4 million.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Joan Kroc of McDonald's Corp. says she was so moved by a teacher's efforts to educate a boy with the AIDS virus that she decided to donate more than $230,000 to his school district. Kroc, the widow of McDonald's Corp. founder Ray Kroc, the company's largest single shareholder and owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team, read a news service story about the solitary classes of DeWayne Mowery, who is the only student in a 5-by-7-foot classroom at the Anderson County Gifted Learning Center.
SPORTS
December 23, 1987 | Dave Distel
No waiting, no hesitating, no procrastinating. Not for me. Not any more. When I saw Christmas advertising for the first time around July 4, I vowed I would have my shopping done early. When Santa's jovial face hit the stores around Labor Day, I realized it was time to get to it. When Christmas trees went up just before Thanksgiving, I was ready to go. I haven't started yet. I guess I had better get to it. I have a list around here somewhere. Naturally, I will save the family for last.
NEWS
September 24, 1987 | DAVID NELSON
The organizers of Thursday's "An Evening With Joan," the San Diego Hospice dinner dance at which philanthropist Joan Kroc was awarded the organization's 1987 Humanitarian Award, had to come up with a last-minute answer to this most unusual of questions: "What if you gave a party and everybody came?" The committee had anticipated 700 guests, an incredible turnout for a testimonial dinner and one quite sufficient to fill the La Jolla Marriott Grand Ballroom.
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