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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
In another move to privatize some longtime city functions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to hand over management of a Mission Hills animal shelter to a nonprofit group. Under the plan, Best Friends Animal Society will provide adoption and spay and neuter services at the Northeast Valley Animal Care Center, built three years ago for more than $19 million but never fully staffed because of budget cuts. The deal with Best Friends costs the city nothing and will save the lives of thousands of animals that would otherwise be euthanized each year, according to Brenda Barnette, general manager of the Department of Animal Services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a yearlong celebration of Balboa Park, the city's "crown jewel," is calling it quits. Balboa Park Celebration Inc. is disbanding and turning over its financial records and responsibilities to City Hall, officials said. The group found that there was "simply not much appetite in the corporate community" for sponsoring such a celebration, Gerry Braun, the group's media outreach coordinator and now its transition director, said Wednesday on KPBS radio.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1995 | JOHN POPE
The city will sell five dilapidated apartment complexes to La Habra Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., a nonprofit group, which will rehabilitate and manage the units as low-income housing. Under the agreement, approved by the City Council on Tuesday, Brea's Redevelopment Agency will sell the five apartment buildings for $1.3 million. The La Habra-based group will spend $2.2 million to renovate the apartments and then, for at least 40 years, will provide the 51 units to low-income families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Monday formally denied involvement in a controversial contribution to a nonprofit linked to state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). The state Fair Political Practices Commission had given De Leon 10 days to respond to allegations that he'd arranged a $25,000 contribution from “Yes We Can,” a political committee affiliated with the California Legislative Latino Caucus, to a nonprofit group run by former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, the brother of Ronald S. Calderon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1999 | SUE FOX
On a day when many people were lounging at home on a holiday break, the fund-raising staff at the Jewish Federation / Valley Alliance trooped into work for one of its busiest days of the year. It was Dec. 31, the last day for donors to squeeze in a 1998 tax write-off by making a charitable contribution to the nonprofit group. The Jewish Federation raised about $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2002 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Department of Education and a Santa Ana nonprofit group have agreed to pay the federal government more than $3 million to settle one of several legal disputes over funding of English classes for immigrants. The amount is only a fraction of an estimated $15 million that federal officials say is unaccounted for from a 1990s statewide adult education program. Federal officials say some of the money supposedly was spent on classes that never took place.
NEWS
November 18, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY and MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Operators of the 91 Express Lanes--one of the few privately built and operated roads in the nation--have reached an unprecedented deal to sell the road to an Orange County-based nonprofit group. The lanes--which had been losing money since opening in late 1995 before turning a slim profit last year--had been shopped by their owner, California Private Transportation Co., for more than a year.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | JULIE WHEELOCK
Lois Lee, founder of an agency for homeless teen-agers, and actor Gregory Harrison are among the people brought together by their dedication to Celebrity Outreach Foundation, a recently established charity service. The foundation is a nonprofit agency designed to help small charitable groups find celebrities to enhance their visibility. There are other celebrity-finding organizations that charge fees, but foundation president Robert Oettinger says this is the only no-cost group.
NATIONAL
November 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Dozens of homeless people living in pup tents in the shadow of City Hall packed up Wednesday and moved into hotel rooms with the help of a nonprofit group, while about 200 others remained in the camp. The colony in Duncan Plaza has grown in the last few months with people who said a tent is the only affordable housing they could find since Hurricane Katrina, which has caused the homeless population to skyrocket.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking up at the grayish Piru sky, Jose Estrada wrapped his blistered hands around a section of wood framing Saturday and lifted it onto a set of bolts fastened to the cement foundation. Estrada's green work shirt, with his name stitched on the left pocket, dripped with sweat. His thick salt-and-pepper mustache sagged under the weight of more perspiration.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
Way too late to avert scandal, the Internal Revenue Service has set forth new guidelines defining political activities by nonprofits. These are activities for which donations aren't eligible for tax exemptions or donor confidentiality.  What scandal, you ask? It's not the bogus scandal about the IRS targeting "tea party" and "patriot" groups for special scrutiny. It's the real scandal that these groups or any others were trying to get tax breaks and anonymity for political donations in the first place.  Unsurprisingly, conservative groups instantly put up a big squeal about the IRS rules; after all, they're the ones who have exploited the murky old rules most assiduously.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they view as potential threats with little fear of retribution, according to a new report by a corporate watchdog group. The large companies employ former Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, FBI, military and police officers to monitor and in some cases infiltrate groups that have been critical of them, according to the report by Essential Information, which was founded by Ralph Nader in the 1980s. "Many different types of nonprofits have been targeted with espionage, including environmental, anti-war, public interest, consumer, food safety, pesticide reform, nursing-home reform, gun control, social justice, animal rights and arms control groups," the report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A nonprofit group formed by former Assemblyman Tom Calderon received $25,000 this year from a group tied to the California Latino Legislative Caucus just after his brother, Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) ended a term as vice chairman of the caucus. The contribution is raising eyebrows around the Capitol. It was made by a political committee called “Yes We Can” to Californians for Diversity, a nonprofit group whose last tax filing, for 2011, listed Tom Calderon as president and said he received $2,500 in compensation from it that year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Anthony York
Documents released Thursday as part of a state investigation into the transfer of millions of dollars into California campaigns through a network of secretive nonprofit groups have set off a new hobby in state political circles -- trying to figure out the names on a partially redacted list of donors who ponied up the money. The donors who gave a combined $28.9 million to the Virginia-based Americans for Job Security did so with a promise from California fundraisers that their identities would remain anonymous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A group of medical providers at clinics run by an influential but controversial AIDS-focused nonprofit group have launched a bid to unionize, saying that the organization's leadership has lost sight of its mission and patient care is suffering. Doctors, nurses and physicians assistants in the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Los Angeles and Bay Area clinics have been engaged in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the organization's leadership for the last two months. On July 31, medical staff members submitted a petition to the National Labor Relations Board, announcing their desire to organize under the National Union of Healthcare Workers.
OPINION
May 12, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Legislature is poised to offer health insurance to millions of additional low-income Californians, with the federal government covering much of the cost. The expansion would be a boon to counties, which collectively spend billions of dollars caring for the indigent uninsured. One sticking point, though, is what to do with the more than $4 billion in sales taxes and vehicle license fees the state has been sending back to counties every year to help pay for public health programs - and that the Brown administration wants to reclaim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a yearlong celebration of Balboa Park, the city's "crown jewel," is calling it quits. Balboa Park Celebration Inc. is disbanding and turning over its financial records and responsibilities to City Hall, officials said. The group found that there was "simply not much appetite in the corporate community" for sponsoring such a celebration, Gerry Braun, the group's media outreach coordinator and now its transition director, said Wednesday on KPBS radio.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration is expected to unveil today a plan that will bring sweeping changes to the way Internet addresses are doled out but stops far short of ambitious proposals the White House had previously considered. Stepping into one of the thorniest issues in cyberspace, the administration is expected to recommend that control over the management and distribution of domain names--online addresses, such as http://www.latimes.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2013 | By Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - An influential network of some of the country's wealthiest liberal political donors is steering resources to an advocacy group backing President Obama's agenda and to organizations working to pass immigration reform, providing a surge of money that could boost the president's legislative goals. Democracy Alliance, an invitation-only group that makes funding recommendations to its members, selected the pro-Obama Organizing for Action and immigration reform groups such as the National Immigration Forum as some of its top 2013 priorities at its spring conference in Laguna Beach last week, according to leaders of the organization.
OPINION
April 12, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Boy Scouts' long-standing refusal to admit gay members is deplorable and offensive. But it's also legal. Just because we - or California legislators - might disagree with the discriminatory path the Boy Scouts has taken doesn't mean the organization should be singled out from other nonprofits to lose its tax-exempt status. A bill that passed a state Senate committee this week would do just that. Under SB 323, , carried by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), the Boy Scouts of America (though unnamed in the bill)
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