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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A fund-raising campaign has generated more than $55 million for local nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County, including dozens of agencies in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles ended its fund-raising efforts for the 1995-96 fiscal year Friday. The United Way has allocated $44.9 million for area charities during its fiscal year.
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NEWS
February 27, 1994
Several nonprofit organizations serving Central Los Angeles have received earthquake-relief grants from the California Community Foundation. Forty-six organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area will eventually share about $579,000 in grants, the first round of grants from a pool of $1.3 million set aside for earthquake relief by the foundation. The grants will be used for repairs, equipment replacement, relocation expenses and support for services affected by the quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
The secret to successfully growing daffodils is to plant the bulbs with the bottom part down: That's one of the many horticultural tips students at Calahan Street Elementary in Northridge learned this week as they kicked off their schoolwide gardening project.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1997 | Patrice Apodaca, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times
Financial institutions have been increasingly recognizing the potential of Southern California's ethnic and minority communities. One of the latest efforts to foster economic development in those communities is a $77-million, three-year pilot program launched by Merrill Lynch, the Greenlining Institute and the Orange County Alliance. The program is taking a three-pronged approach to investment in ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1995 | TIM MAY
In a rare move, officials from the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley region of the United Way have stopped providing funding to the Home Visitation Center, a nonprofit outreach agency that has provided food and clothing to some of Pacoima's poorest residents since 1979. Last month, a United Way volunteer committee charged with reviewing the center's status ruled that the Home Visitation Center did not comply with administrative, management and oversight criteria required by United Way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge's decision gutting the county's laws aimed at preventing charity fraud was long overdue, according to critics, who maintain that the right to free speech includes nonprofit fund-raising and that local regulations were widely considered excessive. But in a national debate sparked by the Jan. 14 ruling, others predicted a chilling effect on openness and honesty that could eventually undermine philanthropic groups' credibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1997 | EDWARD M. YOON
Dozens of 486 and 386 computers, laser printers, software, typewriters, desks, chairs, file cabinets, overhead projectors and enough stationery to stock Staples were free for the taking by 60 West Valley schools and not-for-profit organizations that attended the L.A. SHARES "free shopping spree" Friday and Thursday.
OPINION
July 14, 2004
Re "Trading Tomorrow to Eat Today," July 12: I was born and raised in Ethiopia. I have been living in Los Angeles for 15 years. I am now an American citizen and I have worked with nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles advocating to maintain the federal nutrition programs that help many hungry people in America. The contents of the article about what Ethiopia is facing is what I have been reading since I was in high school. What struck me is that foreign aid groups spend so much money feeding the starving that they never have enough left to prevent the next famine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994
Your article "Charities Find L.A. Is a Challenge" (July 20) paints only part of the philanthropic picture. The survey neglected to measure the significant contributions of volunteers and in-kind donations, which are worth their weight in gold to the nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles. Without these kinds of contributions, the Venice Family Clinic would not have been able to function as the largest free clinic in the country, now in its 25th year. Volunteer medical professionals alone provide over half the clinic's 51,000 annual patient visits made by the working poor and homeless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2004 | Stanley Allison, Times Staff Writer
All things considered, Mike McKenzie was one of the lucky ones. He had bounced around the foster care system since infancy. Finally, when he was 14, he was put in the care of the man who became his father, Pete McKenzie, 72, of San Clemente. In that household, with five brothers, two others from foster care, he became a permanent part of a family, with a role model whom he credits for shaping him into the person he is today. "He was exactly what I needed," McKenzie said of his dad.
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