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April 1, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A laboratory in which research on the reasons why cancer spreads, conducted in large part by undergraduate students, has received a $50,000 grant from the trust fund of Joseph Drown, builder of the Bel-Air Hotel. Steven Oppenheimer said the Joseph Drown Foundation has contributed to the Center for Developmental Biology at Cal State Northridge before, but this is the largest grant so far and will be a significant contribution to the center's estimated $132,000 annual budget.
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December 19, 1996 | DADE HAYES
A portion of a $200,000 grant has been presented to the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology at Cal State Northridge. Center director Steven Oppenheimer said $30,000, the latest of eight installments from the Joseph Drown Foundation, was approved last week. The center and foundation have an agreement that money will continue to be donated as long as the research is deemed productive. The money is designated to fund cell adhesion research, an important area in the fight against cancer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996 | DADE HAYES
A portion of a $200,000 grant has been presented to the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology at Cal State Northridge. Center director Steven Oppenheimer said $30,000, the latest of eight installments from the Joseph Drown Foundation, was approved last week. The center and foundation have an agreement that money will continue to be donated as long as the research is deemed productive. The money is designated to fund cell adhesion research, an important area in the fight against cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A laboratory in which research on the reasons why cancer spreads, conducted in large part by undergraduate students, has received a $50,000 grant from the trust fund of Joseph Drown, builder of the Bel-Air Hotel. Steven Oppenheimer said the Joseph Drown Foundation has contributed to the Center for Developmental Biology at Cal State Northridge before, but this is the largest grant so far and will be a significant contribution to the center's estimated $132,000 annual budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A Cal State Northridge program that researches the spread of cancer has been awarded a $30,000 research grant from a private foundation. The latest grant, awarded earlier this month from the Joseph Drown Foundation, brings the total to $200,000 given by the organization to the university's Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology, program head Steven Oppenheimer said. Researchers will use the funding to examine how cell adhesion works in sea urchins.
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December 13, 1990
The Joseph Drown Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Westside Food Bank for food purchases. Bruce Rankin, executive director of the food bank, said the donation will help provide 75,000 meals, mostly for children. The Drown Foundation was established in the mid-1950s and provides funding primarily for educational and medical research. The food bank was founded in 1981 by the Westside Ecumenical Conference, the Interfaith Hunger Coalition and local social service agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1987
The Greater Los Angeles Partnership for the Homeless on Thursday announced grants totaling $500,000 to five shelters and service providers for the homeless in Los Angeles County. The group, a coalition of businesses, foundations and community leaders that was formally organized seven months ago, raised the money, board Chairwoman Bettina W. Chandler said, "to help existing shelters to expand their services and break the cycle of homelessness."
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September 3, 1992 | BEA MAXWELL
ACLU of Southern California netted $100,000 at its Aug. 21 gala honoring music industry pioneer Ed Bennett and L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley. Jackson Browne and Billy Crystal presented the awards. ACLU executive director Ramona Ripston and president Danny Goldberg greeted the 500 guests at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Tracy Chapman provided the evening's entertainment. * Starlight Foundation's premiere of the animated film "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" on Aug. 15 raised $25,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
The City of San Diego asked a Superior Court judge on Monday to improve its standing among the creditors who would be reimbursed if the troubled U.S. Grant Hotel is sold in foreclosure proceedings. The city says it is entitled to an improved position because Home Federal Savings & Loan, which holds a $32-million second mortgage on the historic hotel, and the owners of the U.S. Grant kept the city in the dark about financial arrangements that work to the city's disadvantage, Assistant City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1996
The quake-damaged historic building that housed the Lincoln Heights library has been retrofitted and restored to its Italian renaissance-style splendor. It will open its doors today. The $3-million renovation of "Biblioteca del Pueblo de Lincoln Heights" included earthquake reinforcement, 2,000 square feet of additional space, a homework center and a community meeting room. The library, which houses about 40,000 books, also offers a computer center with access to a wide network of resources.
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January 6, 1991 | BEA MAXWELL
American Diabetes Assn., Los Angeles Chapter, was awarded a $25,000 grant Dec. 1 by the Joseph Drown Foundation to benefit research to cure diabetes. This is the second year the foundation has supported ADA. * AIDS Ministry at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center was the beneficiary of $7,000 raised at the Oct. 21 benefit performance of readings by Jean Stapleton, state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) and others.
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