November 8, 2013 |
Vineyard Vines has jumped onto the mustachioed bandwagon in a big way for Movember, announcing Friday that it will donate 100% of proceeds from sales of its two mustache-print neckties this month to the charity that combats prostate and testicular cancer. The 100% silk, made-in-America neckties come in either a red or blue with light blue all-over print handlebar mustaches. The $75 neckties are currently available online at www.vineyardvines.com . In an awesome showing of workplace support, the proceeds from sales of the ties over the course of November are going to the Movember Foundation by way of donations to Vineyard Vine's team of 'stache-growing employees.
February 4, 2013 |
Developer Tom Gilmore has made a $1-million planned gift to the Southern California Institute of Architecture to support the school's first endowed chair. Gilmore, a member of the SCI-Arc board of trustees since 2001 and a key player in the renaissance of downtown L.A. over the last two decades, has pledged $1 million from his estate to help create the Gilmore City Chair, a faculty position dedicated to urban studies. Planned gifts aren't realized until the death of the donor.
January 27, 2012 |
Mitt Romney said Friday that he would back the people of Puerto Rico if they voted to become a state -- a position advocated by Puerto Rico's Gov. Luis Fortuño, who endorsed the former Massachusetts governor several hours later and will campaign with him Friday night in Orlando. During a speech to the Hispanic Leadership Network at a golf resort in Miami, Romney drew wild cheers when he raised Puerto Rico's status and the fact that there is a referendum coming up on the question later this year.
February 13, 2012 |
On a day packed with fundraising events to refuel his campaign, Newt Gingrich insisted Monday that he would not drop out of the GOP presidential contest even though polls show he is not now winning the argument against Rick Santorum that he is the best conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. The former House speaker also appealed specifically to California conservatives, promising to make the state competitive in the fall, calling for the preservation of memorial crosses that came under fire for being on public land, knocking the teachers union in Los Angeles for defending incompetent teachers, saying he would rein in federal environmental officials, and pledging to take on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which just ruled against the state's same-sex marriage initiative.
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April 1, 1991
Orange County's public television station, KOCE Channel 50, received more than 2,500 pledges during its recently-completed fund-raising drive, the most since 1987--the earliest year for which information is available. Since a downturn from 1987 to 1988, the number of pledges the station has received during its annual drive has increased each year--culminating in the 14% jump this year.
January 1, 2010 |
The Obama administration pledged Thursday to close gaps in the intelligence system that enabled a suspected terrorist carrying explosives to board a U.S.-bound plane, and vowed to create a better system for sharing and analyzing the information that floods the intelligence community. The White House based its assertions on the early findings of two inquiries into what it calls the "human and systemic failures" that took place in the run-up to a Nigerian man's alleged attempt to blow up a plane carrying nearly 300 people from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas.