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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
September 5, 2010 |
Dear Karen: How can I get better data on my competitors? Answer: Join professional groups, attend trade shows and subscribe to industry publications. Such organizations often publish surveys and trend reports that will give you insights on what others in your field are doing. But don't spend too much time studying your competition when you should be focusing on your customers, said Seena Sharp, author of "Competitive Intelligence Advantage. " "Customers are looking for companies that solve their problems or give them what they want," she said.