July 9, 1989
The Times' June 11 Letters column, by using a photograph of the new First Interstate World Center building with First Interstate's Joe Pinola in the foreground, seems to single out the company in connection with an accompanying letter that criticized businesses for failing to provide capital that would provide jobs for the homeless. Fairness dictates that I point out that First Interstate Bank has recently made an unpublicized six-figure donation to the Los Angeles Urban League for its new facility.
November 1, 1992 |
Mary Cryer, director of human relations for the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, based in Pasadena, has been named chairwoman of the board of governors for the Pasadena-Foothill branch of the Los Angeles Urban League. Cryer also has received the "Distinguished Leadership Award" from the Black Support Group at Cal State Los Angeles. The group was founded to provide opportunities for minority students attaining academic excellence.
May 25, 1993 |
Banks Donate Training Center Funds: Local thrifts and savings banks donated $1 million to the Los Angeles Urban League to establish and run a program to train inner-city youths and guarantee them entry level jobs in the banks. About 100 people are expected to complete the program each year at a training center in Inglewood. Many of the candidates for the three-month instruction are expected to come from senior classes of local high schools, particularly in South-Central Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1987 |
The Los Angeles Urban League was attempting Monday to persuade federal officials to rescind a decision withholding funds for the agency's Head Start program, a decision that some employees said could prevent opening of classes for nearly 800 disadvantaged children today. There was no indication as to whether the Urban League would go ahead with the program in the hope of obtaining the funds later on a retroactive basis.
May 26, 1985
Lee A. Merriwether Jr., special consultant at Good Shepherd Homes of Inglewood (a $3-million project of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the disabled), died on May 12, The Times has learned. He was 68. Previously, he was an equal-opportunity specialist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a consultant for the Minority Construction Contractors Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1997
Chase Manhattan is making $50 million available for mortgage loans over the next two years to increase the number of homeowners in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods of Los Angeles County, the company announced Tuesday. Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. and Chase Manhattan Bank are backing the program with the Los Angeles Urban League and Operation HOPE, a nonprofit investment banking organization.