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February 25, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nonprofit Oldtimers Foundation plans to double the 1,000-plus meals it prepares daily for Southeast-area senior citizens, the group's director said. More than 250 residents and officials attended a 15th anniversary celebration earlier this month at the Bell Community Center to honor the organization, its workers and volunteers.
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June 15, 2013 | Hector Becerra
A subpoena from federal prosecutors has been served at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Law enforcement sources confirmed issuing the subpoena, which one source said sought records that include documents related to contracts awarded by the water district, invoices, purchase orders, voice mails and information related to how officials there accepted or rejected bids. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.
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September 9, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oldtimers Foundation had served southeast Los Angeles County less than 10 years when its mission to help retired union workers already seemed outdated. It was the mid-1980s. Most major industries had abandoned the area. Hundreds of thousands of union workers, looking for new jobs, had left for the suburbs. And the region was becoming a gateway for poor Latino immigrants. But the organization founded by steelworkers stayed on.
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June 14, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
A subpoena from federal prosecutors has been served at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Law enforcement sources confirmed issuing the subpoena, which one source said included requests for records that include documents related to contracts awarded by the water district, invoices, purchase orders, voice mails and information related to how officials there accepted or rejected bids.
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March 14, 2010 | By Anna Gorman
Artesia's Pioneer Boulevard bustles with sari stores, jewelry boutiques and Indian restaurants that cater to the thousands of South Asian immigrants who have settled into the neighborhood. Though many of those immigrants are seniors, few have ever ventured to the nearby Artesia Senior Center, popular among native-born residents and earlier generations of Portuguese and Dutch immigrants. Language barriers and vegetarian diets have kept some Indian seniors away, while others simply didn't know about the center and the meals and activities offered there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2013 | Hector Becerra
A subpoena from federal prosecutors has been served at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Law enforcement sources confirmed issuing the subpoena, which one source said sought records that include documents related to contracts awarded by the water district, invoices, purchase orders, voice mails and information related to how officials there accepted or rejected bids. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
A subpoena from federal prosecutors has been served at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Law enforcement sources confirmed issuing the subpoena, which one source said included requests for records that include documents related to contracts awarded by the water district, invoices, purchase orders, voice mails and information related to how officials there accepted or rejected bids.
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September 8, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Under fire for failing to properly disclose government contracts, former Bell Mayor George Cole has stepped down, at least temporarily, as chief executive of the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation, a charity that does work for Bell and other cities, the group's representatives said Tuesday. In a notice to staff Friday, Cole cited medical issues as the reason for his departure, said Steve Madison, an attorney for the organization. "He is on medical leave dealing with some health issue," Madison said.
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August 21, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
As the city of Bell and surrounding municipalities poured millions of dollars into contracts with a charity run by the former mayor, the organization filed sworn reports with the state that it was receiving no such money, according to records reviewed by The Times. Officers of the organization including George Cole, the former mayor, signed statements under penalty of perjury that the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation did not receive any government funding during the three-year period ending June 30, 2009.
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April 11, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND
Oldtimers Foundation employee and volunteer Irene Perez of South Gate has been named Woman of the Year in the 50th Assembly District. Assemblywoman Martha M. Escutia (D-Huntington Park), who chose Perez for the honor, noted the South Gate resident's commitment to senior citizens.
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September 8, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Under fire for failing to properly disclose government contracts, former Bell Mayor George Cole has stepped down, at least temporarily, as chief executive of the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation, a charity that does work for Bell and other cities, the group's representatives said Tuesday. In a notice to staff Friday, Cole cited medical issues as the reason for his departure, said Steve Madison, an attorney for the organization. "He is on medical leave dealing with some health issue," Madison said.
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August 21, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
As the city of Bell and surrounding municipalities poured millions of dollars into contracts with a charity run by the former mayor, the organization filed sworn reports with the state that it was receiving no such money, according to records reviewed by The Times. Officers of the organization including George Cole, the former mayor, signed statements under penalty of perjury that the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation did not receive any government funding during the three-year period ending June 30, 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2010 | By Anna Gorman
Artesia's Pioneer Boulevard bustles with sari stores, jewelry boutiques and Indian restaurants that cater to the thousands of South Asian immigrants who have settled into the neighborhood. Though many of those immigrants are seniors, few have ever ventured to the nearby Artesia Senior Center, popular among native-born residents and earlier generations of Portuguese and Dutch immigrants. Language barriers and vegetarian diets have kept some Indian seniors away, while others simply didn't know about the center and the meals and activities offered there.
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September 9, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oldtimers Foundation had served southeast Los Angeles County less than 10 years when its mission to help retired union workers already seemed outdated. It was the mid-1980s. Most major industries had abandoned the area. Hundreds of thousands of union workers, looking for new jobs, had left for the suburbs. And the region was becoming a gateway for poor Latino immigrants. But the organization founded by steelworkers stayed on.
NEWS
February 25, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nonprofit Oldtimers Foundation plans to double the 1,000-plus meals it prepares daily for Southeast-area senior citizens, the group's director said. More than 250 residents and officials attended a 15th anniversary celebration earlier this month at the Bell Community Center to honor the organization, its workers and volunteers.
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April 24, 1994 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some nonprofit groups fear they will be losers if the city of South Gate enters the bingo game. City officials are negotiating with the Oldtimers Foundation to open a bingo parlor at 5645 Firestone Blvd. The foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides meals, recreational programs, transportation and other services to senior citizens, has run small weekly bingo games for 14 years.
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September 28, 1995
The South Gate City Council killed a proposal to open a bingo parlor in the city, ending a three-year debate over the issue. The nonprofit Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation had hoped to open a bingo hall at the former Builders Emporium warehouse at 5645 Firestone Blvd. The bingo parlor would have raised an estimated $4 million each year for area charities, said foundation Director George Cole.
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