May 4, 2013 |
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.
November 30, 1989 |
At New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Pablo Picasso's famed "Portrait of Gertrude Stein" usually hangs, there will be only a placard Friday. The note will say that the missing masterpiece symbolizes the loss suffered by the art world from those who have died of AIDS. In Los Angeles, visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the County Museum of Art will find that the museums' usual admission fees are being waived for the day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996 |
Aldo Aldana, then a high school senior from East Los Angeles, completed the 26-mile L.A. Marathon last year in 3 hours and 30 minutes in a wheelchair, long after the cameras, crowds and dignitaries had left. He received no medal, no trophy, no ribbon--but what Aldana won was a job. A representative from an organization called Bridges saw Aldana rolling across the finish line, tracked him down later at his school--Woodrow Wilson High--and asked him if he wanted a job.
July 9, 1991 |
Some of the largest and most prestigious scientific organizations in the country will call today for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to back away from plans to build the Space Station Freedom. The unprecedented action dramatically illustrates the deteriorating support for the costly program.
November 29, 1989 |
An ad hoc group of more than a half dozen major writers' organizations and literary associations has taken preliminary steps to organize a national coalition to protest censorship pressures on the National Endowment for the Arts. A two-day organizational meeting of the still-unnamed coalition ended Monday afternoon in Washington after members held a private--but reportedly frank and candid--90-minute meeting with John E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1994 |
Republican plans to cut off funding for more than two dozen special-interest caucuses on Capitol Hill--from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to the Congressional Hunger Caucus--will affect every member of the San Fernando Valley's congressional delegation. Valley lawmakers, however, are divided on the merits of the plan, which would do away with with 28 of the so-called "legislative service organizations" now operating with taxpayer money. Rep. Howard P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1998 |
They stood, they clapped, they signed cards, and in the end the members of Dos Vientos Amigos got their wish. The self-described "grass-roots," "all-volunteer" group wanted the massive Dos Vientos housing development, and now it is being built. But the group, which has crowded City Council and Planning Commission meetings for nearly two years, does not meet the usual definition of a grass-roots organization.
May 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In spring 2010, agents in the Cincinnati office of the Internal Revenue Service, which handles applications for tax-exempt status, faced a surge of filings by new advocacy groups, with little guidance on how to treat them. Their decision to deal with the problem by singling out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny has now triggered a criminal inquiry, congressional investigations, the departure of two top IRS officials and the naming of a new acting commissioner Thursday.
August 9, 1996 |
Through the clamor of rumba music, Jamaican-accented English drifts from the open door of a neatly painted clapboard house. A sign identifies the building as the West Indian Welfare Centre, an organization that has existed for most of this century--ever since Jamaicans arrived to cut sugar cane. Founded to help Jamaicans in financial trouble, it became a social center and has now taken on a new vibrancy.
May 17, 1990 |
It looks like the best of times for Nosotros, an organization that honors Latinos in the entertainment industry. Members are happily celebrating their 20th anniversary and what they call a boom time for Latinos in the arts.