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June 18, 1989
The Liberty Hill Foundation will present its seventh annual Upton Sinclair award to the founders of LA Weekly. Joie Davidow, Jay Levin, Ginger Varney and Michael Ventura, journalists who started the weekly newspaper a decade ago, will be honored June 21 at a dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Liberty Hill Foundation is a charitable organization based in Santa Monica that gives seed-money grants to community and social action groups. The foundation is named for the spot near the harbor in San Pedro where muckraker and social activist Upton Sinclair was arrested in 1923 after reading the U.S. Constitution aloud to striking longshoremen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2001 | OSCAR JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like so many baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s, Lee Chemel, 58, reminisces passionately about the social activism of her youth. Once involved in the civil rights and antiwar movements, Chemel eventually became the director of TV hits such as "Murphy Brown," "Mad About You" and "Spin City." "Ultimately," she concedes, "I went into another direction." But the mother of two adopted 6-year-olds, and others like her, are exactly the kind of donors the Liberty Hill Foundation is after.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1992
A foundation that specializes in making "seed" grants to experimental ventures for social change has given $240,000 to groups addressing problems underscored by the spring riots. The Santa Monica-based Liberty Hill Foundation made the grants through its Fund for a New L.A. The largest donation to the fund was $185,000 from Comic Relief. Other donors were the Jewish Fund for Justice, the McKay Foundation and the Urban Foundation of the First United Methodist Church.
NEWS
June 17, 2001 | Patt Diroll
Susan Sarandon remained in New York to attend her daughter's first piano recital, but Tim Robbins was on hand to receive the 19th annual Upton Sinclair Award for the couple's social activism at the Liberty Hill Foundation's 25th anniversary dinner last Sunday at the Century Plaza. Robbins, who has characterized himself as "a Boy Scout run amok," took the opportunity to relate the perils of his support of presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
NEWS
June 17, 2001 | Patt Diroll
Susan Sarandon remained in New York to attend her daughter's first piano recital, but Tim Robbins was on hand to receive the 19th annual Upton Sinclair Award for the couple's social activism at the Liberty Hill Foundation's 25th anniversary dinner last Sunday at the Century Plaza. Robbins, who has characterized himself as "a Boy Scout run amok," took the opportunity to relate the perils of his support of presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
NEWS
May 4, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
When the Liberty Hill Foundation honors someone named Oliver, you can be certain he had nothing to do with either Ronald Reagan or the Contras. Although the Foundation is nonpolitical, "it's definitely progressive," explained co-founder Sarah Pillsbury. "We deal with people trying to take control of the institutions that control their lives."
NEWS
June 13, 1987 | MARYLOUISE OATES
There are leftovers--like the little Tupperware container with peas that works its way first to the back of the refrigerator, then to the front again. And then there are leftovers like the luscious piece of lasagna that is better for breakfast than it was for dinner. Here are some luscious leftovers that for some reason did not make the column the past few weeks: The Liberty Hill Foundation, at its 10th annual fund-raising dinner, honored Harry Belafonte and netted $60,000.
NEWS
October 18, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
PUTTING THEIR MONEY . . . The conference has a rather conservative title--"Socially Responsible Investing." But when the 200 participants--who are in charge of investing an estimated minimum of $100 million--get together on Nov. 15, what is on the agenda is economically revolutionary.
NEWS
June 21, 1998 | Irene Lacher
Leaks can be tricky business. If you don't keep your eye on the tap, you can find yourself standing in a pool of hot water. Take Kenneth W. Starr. No less an accused leaker than the independent prosecutor may be tempted to grab for a towel, now that the White House is calling for the investigator to be investigated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2001 | OSCAR JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like so many baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s, Lee Chemel, 58, reminisces passionately about the social activism of her youth. Once involved in the civil rights and antiwar movements, Chemel eventually became the director of TV hits such as "Murphy Brown," "Mad About You" and "Spin City." "Ultimately," she concedes, "I went into another direction." But the mother of two adopted 6-year-olds, and others like her, are exactly the kind of donors the Liberty Hill Foundation is after.
NEWS
June 21, 1998 | Irene Lacher
Leaks can be tricky business. If you don't keep your eye on the tap, you can find yourself standing in a pool of hot water. Take Kenneth W. Starr. No less an accused leaker than the independent prosecutor may be tempted to grab for a towel, now that the White House is calling for the investigator to be investigated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1992
A foundation that specializes in making "seed" grants to experimental ventures for social change has given $240,000 to groups addressing problems underscored by the spring riots. The Santa Monica-based Liberty Hill Foundation made the grants through its Fund for a New L.A. The largest donation to the fund was $185,000 from Comic Relief. Other donors were the Jewish Fund for Justice, the McKay Foundation and the Urban Foundation of the First United Methodist Church.
NEWS
May 4, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
When the Liberty Hill Foundation honors someone named Oliver, you can be certain he had nothing to do with either Ronald Reagan or the Contras. Although the Foundation is nonpolitical, "it's definitely progressive," explained co-founder Sarah Pillsbury. "We deal with people trying to take control of the institutions that control their lives."
NEWS
June 18, 1989
The Liberty Hill Foundation will present its seventh annual Upton Sinclair award to the founders of LA Weekly. Joie Davidow, Jay Levin, Ginger Varney and Michael Ventura, journalists who started the weekly newspaper a decade ago, will be honored June 21 at a dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Liberty Hill Foundation is a charitable organization based in Santa Monica that gives seed-money grants to community and social action groups. The foundation is named for the spot near the harbor in San Pedro where muckraker and social activist Upton Sinclair was arrested in 1923 after reading the U.S. Constitution aloud to striking longshoremen.
NEWS
June 13, 1987 | MARYLOUISE OATES
There are leftovers--like the little Tupperware container with peas that works its way first to the back of the refrigerator, then to the front again. And then there are leftovers like the luscious piece of lasagna that is better for breakfast than it was for dinner. Here are some luscious leftovers that for some reason did not make the column the past few weeks: The Liberty Hill Foundation, at its 10th annual fund-raising dinner, honored Harry Belafonte and netted $60,000.
NEWS
October 18, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
PUTTING THEIR MONEY . . . The conference has a rather conservative title--"Socially Responsible Investing." But when the 200 participants--who are in charge of investing an estimated minimum of $100 million--get together on Nov. 15, what is on the agenda is economically revolutionary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Midway through his election-night victory speech, Eric Garcetti turned toward the cluster of family on the stage behind him and invited his wife to step forward. He thanked her for "making our life work" under the stress of his run for mayor of Los Angeles, saying, "None of this would be possible without Amy Wakeland. " It was a rare moment in the spotlight for Wakeland, a powerful player in Garcetti's political life but one who fiercely guards their family's privacy. With Garcetti's inauguration five weeks away, Wakeland, 43, will soon need to reconcile her fondness for a low profile with the platform that her husband's position will offer to advance causes that she has worked on for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
And the Winner Is . . . : Ruby Dee, Penny Marshall, Jessica Tandy and Liv Ullmann are the choices of Women in Film for their 15th annual Crystal Awards, honoring individuals who have helped expand the role of women in the entertainment industry. They will be feted at a luncheon June 7. . . . Actress Jane Fonda will receive the ninth annual Upton Sinclair Award from the Liberty Hill Foundation May 1 in Beverly Hills "for her two-decade plus commitment to progressive social change."
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