December 11, 1991 |
Auction houses may have trouble selling Van Goghs these days, but on a rainy Sunday night in West Hollywood, 500 people turned out for frenzied bidding on extra-large Hanes T-shirts decorated by celebrities. The money raised went to Northern Lights Alternatives, a local organization founded in 1986 to provide counseling to people infected with the AIDS virus and their friends and relatives.
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April 10, 1992 |
When the T-shirt by Madonna fetched a bid of $4,200 and the Hanes-ala-Liz went for $4,000, the crowd was impressed. Northern Lights Alternatives, a small AIDS service agency, seemed to have struck gold last December with its novel auction of 175 extra-large Hanes T-shirts decorated by the Hollywood glitterati. But four months later, Northern Lights has shut down its Los Angeles operations because of financial troubles.
December 6, 1991 |
The conversation began: "Mr. Edwards? I'm Morgan Fairchild; I'm a great fan of yours." With that, the diminutive actress introduced herself to the male half of the shoe-designing team of Susan Bennis and Warren Edwards. He was at Neiman Marcus to launch the duo's first boutique outside their New York shop. Fairchild pulled a turquoise moccasin from a tote bag and pointed to a small hole. "My bunny took a bite out of it. He's very fond of your shoes," she explained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1993 |
As the region's first AIDS organizations mark their 10th anniversaries, recession and "charitable Darwinism" are beginning to take their toll on the crowded AIDS services landscape in Los Angeles County. While some of the leading private AIDS agencies prosper, many smaller, lesser-known groups are struggling to meet their budgets and cutting back as they try to find a niche in the increasingly competitive world of AIDS fund raising.
November 17, 1987 |
The woman, attractive, with short grayish-brown hair, arrived at the Westwood restaurant in a jogging suit. Fit and cheerful, she shook hands, then slipped into a booth and ordered tea and yogurt. "I'd like to tell you what this is like," she said softly. "But you can't use my real name or some things about me that would identify me. If people find out, it would ruin my life faster than the virus will. I'd probably lose my job.
August 16, 1987 |
I believe patients who get actively involved in their own care do better. And if a patient wants to try various things I go along with them as long as what they try won't hurt them. Like acupuncture and herbal teas. If they ask me, I tell them I don't think they're of any value. But the last thing I would want to tell them is 'I know they don't help.' Because I don't know that. --Dr. Neil Schram, Kaiser internist Like Dr.