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May 17, 1996 | DONNA MUNGEN
More than 3,500 residents, corporate executives and community leaders are expected Saturday for the fourth annual volunteer work day in which 27 city schools will be spruced up. Participants in the "L.A. Works Day '96 Help-A-Thon" will go to eight San Fernando Valley campuses of the Los Angeles Unified School District and another 19 in other sections of the city. Volunteers for Valley schools will gather at 8 a.m. at Monroe High School, 9229 Haskell Ave.
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June 27, 1999 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a few hours, Central Avenue's past as the heart of L.A.'s jazz scene came alive Saturday and that gave one-time trumpeter and vocalist Clora Bryant goose bumps. "I live jazz every day and I love this," the 72-year-old Bryant said, rubbing the goose bumps on her arms as she watched some of the nearly 1,000 volunteers who fanned out across Central's old jazz quarter to spruce it up as part of a cultural preservation effort by L.A. Works.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Spurred on by actor Richard Dreyfuss and Los Angeles School Supt. Sid Thompson, nearly 4,000 volunteers spent a sunny Saturday aiding the area's youth in a citywide Help-a-Thon, cleaning and landscaping schools, planting trees and designing murals. "How wonderful it is to see you all here," Dreyfuss told an enthusiastic crowd gathered at 8:30 a.m. at Exposition Park, the starting point for the day's activities. "How good it is to be able to take control, to know you can improve the city."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Spurred on by actor Richard Dreyfuss and Los Angeles School Supt. Sid Thompson, nearly 4,000 volunteers spent a sunny Saturday aiding the area's youth in a citywide Help-a-Thon, cleaning and landscaping schools, planting trees and designing murals. "How wonderful it is to see you all here," Dreyfuss told an enthusiastic crowd gathered at 8:30 a.m. at Exposition Park, the starting point for the day's activities. "How good it is to be able to take control, to know you can improve the city."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It wasn't Cari Butler's ideal way to spend a Saturday, but she figured something good would come out of it. Bleary-eyed after getting home at 4 a.m. from a party, the 15-year-old arrived at Monroe High School in North Hills at 8 o'clock Saturday morning to dutifully help brighten up her school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | BILL BOYARSKY
I was intrigued with the way the name of the project combined simplicity with naive optimism--L.A. Works. These days, the idea that L.A. works is hard to fathom. In fact, we're in the middle of a mayoral campaign based on the concept that L.A. doesn't work at all. We reporters have been making our living writing about variations of the L.A. doesn't work theme.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1999 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a few hours, Central Avenue's past as the heart of L.A.'s jazz scene came alive Saturday and that gave one-time trumpeter and vocalist Clora Bryant goose bumps. "I live jazz every day and I love this," the 72-year-old Bryant said, rubbing the goose bumps on her arms as she watched some of the nearly 1,000 volunteers who fanned out across Central's old jazz quarter to spruce it up as part of a cultural preservation effort by L.A. Works.
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July 18, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Clients of the Clinica para las Americas are often unable to pay for the medical services they receive, but several recently pitched in to spruce up the busy nonprofit clinic, which serves Westlake and Pico-Union. Since it opened in 1990, volunteers have played an integral role in the clinic's operation. Each day, 15 to 20 volunteers join the 17-member staff in looking after patients, handling paperwork and cleaning up. Earlier this month, about 55 neighbors and clients joined 25 others from L.
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April 30, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a presidential conference on volunteering closed Tuesday in Philadelphia, corporate participants and grass-roots activists headed home filled with optimism that the high-profile event will attract new recruits and additional funds to their causes. The participants, who spent three days sharing ideas and plotting strategy to expand services for children, predicted that the call to arms sounded by President Clinton and retired Gen. Colin L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It wasn't Cari Butler's ideal way to spend a Saturday, but she figured something good would come out of it. Bleary-eyed after getting home at 4 a.m. from a party, the 15-year-old arrived at Monroe High School in North Hills at 8 o'clock Saturday morning to dutifully help brighten up her school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1996 | DONNA MUNGEN
More than 3,500 residents, corporate executives and community leaders are expected Saturday for the fourth annual volunteer work day in which 27 city schools will be spruced up. Participants in the "L.A. Works Day '96 Help-A-Thon" will go to eight San Fernando Valley campuses of the Los Angeles Unified School District and another 19 in other sections of the city. Volunteers for Valley schools will gather at 8 a.m. at Monroe High School, 9229 Haskell Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | BILL BOYARSKY
I was intrigued with the way the name of the project combined simplicity with naive optimism--L.A. Works. These days, the idea that L.A. works is hard to fathom. In fact, we're in the middle of a mayoral campaign based on the concept that L.A. doesn't work at all. We reporters have been making our living writing about variations of the L.A. doesn't work theme.
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