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October 9, 1991 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
Without knowing it, a part-time Los Angeles County commission may have opened the door to use of slot machine-type gambling devices in California. The head of the Business License Commission was not even aware that Indian tribes seized on the panel's March 6 hearing in Los Angeles--which has no reservations--to help justify introduction of the lucrative devices throughout the state.
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October 9, 1991 | PAUL LIEBERMAN
Without knowing it, a part-time Los Angeles County commission may have opened the door to use of slot machine-type gambling devices in California. The head of the Business License Commission was not even aware that Indian tribes seized on the panel's March 6 hearing in Los Angeles--which has no reservations--to help justify introduction of the lucrative devices throughout the state.
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April 5, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS
A little detective work about a charity is critical to make sure your dollars are going to a legitimate charity that uses donations the way you prefer. Ask questions. If you don't like what you hear, ask more. * Check the name of the charity to make sure it is the one you really think it is, not a sound-alike organization. For example, the American Cancer Society is so concerned about sound-alike charities it publishes a 47-page manual on the subject.
NEWS
May 29, 1988
Today is the beginning of the 35th annual Los Angeles Times Summer Camp Fund campaign. Over the years, the fund has made it possible for more than 247,000 Southern California youngsters to attend a week of summer camp--an adventure that many of these inner-city youths could otherwise only dream about.
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July 10, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county commission Wednesday refused to renew the public eating license for a controversial entertainment facility that had been the target of neighbors' complaints. Avihu Datner, owner of the 23-acre Fantasy Island, said the commission's decision will not affect his business because he closed down its restaurant two years ago and all events held there now are catered. But county officials maintain that Datner needs the license to operate Fantasy Island.
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May 27, 1990
Starting today, with the kick-off of the annual Los Angeles Times Summer Camp Fund campaign, Times readers can give thousands of underprivileged Southern California children a chance to do something different: to laugh and play and make friends away from the worries of their everyday lives. Since it began in 1954, The Times Summer Camp Fund has enabled more than 267,000 youngsters to spend a week at summer camp.
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June 14, 1986 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles-area United Way chairman said Friday that he approved virtually all of the controversial loans made to agency executives by the charity's president, Francis X. McNamara Jr. The statements by insurance executive Walter B. Gerken, coupled with earlier remarks by another former chairman, confirm that McNamara had not acted on his own in making almost $300,000 in loans to United Way executives.
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June 11, 1986 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles-area United Way used donated money to assume more than $200,000 in loans due a major California bank after the bank was unable to collect the debts from two executives of the nonprofit agency, The Times has learned. United Way Inc. took over the loans from First Interstate Bank, then known as United California Bank, in 1981, paying the bank both the principal and interest due, according to the men who owed the money.
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June 12, 1986 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
Two government agencies ordered formal investigations Wednesday into the Los Angeles-area United Way's loans of more than $300,000 of donated money to five executives of the nonprofit organization. Meanwhile, a former United Way chairman, Wallace W. Booth, repudiated claims by the charity's president that Booth authorized using agency funds to pay off more than $200,000 in loans that two United Way Inc. executives owed to First Interstate Bank in 1981. United Way President Francis X.
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September 27, 1987 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
What some charities are doing "is selling their name for 10 cents on the dollar. They don't control the store, they don't hire the solicitors, they just let (operators) use their name." In the beginning, the Ellisons salvaged troubled souls. Now they make fortunes in salvage.
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