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May 30, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Mitt Romney was endorsed by former secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz at a fund-raiser here Wednesday night, with both arguing that Romney is best suited to right the nation's economy and standing in the world. Shultz noted that he had served Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan, and knew both Bushes well, and said he recognized leadership and saw it in Romney. “Look at these people, and you see they have good minds, not just intellects, but some sort of creative ability to grasp the depth of what's going on and that's really important and this man has that kind of mind,” Shultz told 300 people at a hilltop castle in this Bay Area suburb.
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NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
As Hillary Rodham Clinton weighs whether to try again to become the nation's first female president, notable women politicians from Los Angeles will headline a fund-raiser Wednesday for a group urging her to run. Councilwoman Nury Martinez, the lone elected woman at City Hall, and former controller Wendy Greuel, who unsuccessfully sought to be the first female mayor of Los Angeles this year, are among the speakers at a Ready for Hillary fund-raiser...
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BUSINESS
September 14, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
When he's not plugging Dos Equis beer, the “most interesting man in the world” has an after-hours gig: stumping for Barack Obama's reelection. Actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who portrays the brew company's mysterious and supremely accomplished spokesman, is hosting a fund-raiser for the president Tuesday in Burlington, Vt., according to the Political Party Time blog . Tickets start at $20 and run up to $500. Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith will also attend. If Dos Equis ads are to be believed, the 73-year-old Goldsmith has some great party tricks up his sleeve, including acing the Rorschach test, demonstrating his left and right-handedness and showing off the German shepherd he taught to bark in Spanish.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"Breaking Bad," breaking records. The intense  hype surrounding the final episodes of AMC' acclaimed "Breaking Bad" paid off big-time. The launch of the series' final eight episodes on Sunday was the most-watched in the drama's history, scoring 5.9 million viewers. The tune-in was 102% over the viewership for the fifth season premiere last summer, said the network. The ratings also gave a strong boost to the premiere of AMC's new police drama, "Low Winter Sun," which followed the "Breaking Bad" episode.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1986
I can't believe the ignorance and insensitivity of public relations coordinator Gloria Zigner in her remarks about the menu for Opera Pacific's recent fund-raiser (June 19). Quote Zigner: "We were going to have elephant until Sylvian found out you have to order a whooole elephant." Is Newport Beach society so jaded that it allows this absurd woman to contemplate a menu that includes the slaughter and consumption of one of the world's most beloved animals? Obviously, if Zigner could have obtained a lesser quantity of elephant she would have done so and considered it ever so trendy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Was that Caldicott at McCarthy's fund-raiser or was it Baron Munchausen in drag? The Defense Department is populated with neo-Nazis and Gorbachev is Jesus? And the audience stood up and cheered this idiotic zealotry. I suggest to those members of the entertainment industry who pass this off as speaking from the heart in a way that is "sometimes factual and sometimes not" that they have been working too long in a profession noted for manipulation, sham, and exploitation. JOHN SHED Los Angeles
NEWS
December 12, 1994
Mildred Hilson, 96, who raised millions of dollars for charities, museums and the Republican Party. After the 1952 death of her husband, investment banker Edwin I. Hilson, Mrs. Hilson took his place on the board of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery and was later named its vice president, a title she held for the rest of her life. Over the years, she raised $15 million for the hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1989
I was on the East Coast for the purpose of attending the Harvard commencement when the Los Angeles Times called me to ask how I felt about the Laguna Playhouse's canceling its "Summer Sorcery" fund-raising benefit at Moss Point, an event that the Rev. Jerry Tankersley of the Laguna Presbyterian Church called "a mixture of alcohol and the practice of the occult." So completely shocked by this response to what they thought was an innocent fun party, the playhouse canceled the sold-out event and returned the money to those many supportive friends who felt that this would be an extremely entertaining evening.
NEWS
June 20, 1985
KCRW, Santa Monica College's public radio station, raised $445,000 during its recent 10-day fund-raiser, a spokeswoman said. The total is expected to rise even higher when subscriptions that were mailed in separately are included. Last year's total was $350,000.
NEWS
August 14, 1997
Betty Halsema Foley, 82, fund-raiser for Pasadena charities. Born in Manila, Foley was interned by the Japanese in Baguio, the Philippines, during World War II. She later helped to organize the Center for Civilian Internee Rights. In the 1970s, she was a fund-raiser for Pasadena Mental Health and imported folk dolls made by Philippine mountain women to sell for charity. Foley was a docent at the Gamble House and the Huntington Library and Gardens.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Los Angeles denim company THVM has a very colorful collaboration with artist William Lemon III set to go on sale starting Monday at Weltenbuerger . The unisex collection of tops and bottoms balance unique fit and brilliant prints, hand-painted on a stretch canvas fabric by Lemon. Pieces, priced $190 to $260, will be on sale at Weltenbuerger, 1764 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Events Heather Graham is to host Designers for a Cause, a shopping event to benefit the Cambodian Children's Fund , from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 7210 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2013 | By Tamara Jones
For the last six years, the volunteer fire department of rural Holley, N.Y., has raised money for new equipment by sponsoring a hunting contest to see who could shoot the fattest squirrel. Other than some concerns that cheaters might pack squirrels with rocks before weigh-in, the event has always gone off without a hitch. Until now. This year, the squirrels have gone viral, and the social media campaign to stop Holley's seventh annual “Squirrel Slam” on Saturday has turned into full-fledged cultural warfare between Americans who feed squirrels and Americans who serve them in pot pies with sherried mushrooms.
OPINION
January 7, 2013
There is already a proposed county parcel tax for storm water cleanup headed toward a special ballot this spring, and a city sales tax proposal on the coming March 5 ballot. Now, Los Angeles City Councilmen Mitchell Englander and Joe Buscaino are proposing a street repair bond for the May election. It would add an average of $24 to the typical home's annual property tax bill for 20 years and would, the proponents say, raise the money needed to address a 60-year repair backlog. It's hard to get excited about yet another fee to pay for services already expected of city government.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
When he's not plugging Dos Equis beer, the “most interesting man in the world” has an after-hours gig: stumping for Barack Obama's reelection. Actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who portrays the brew company's mysterious and supremely accomplished spokesman, is hosting a fund-raiser for the president Tuesday in Burlington, Vt., according to the Political Party Time blog . Tickets start at $20 and run up to $500. Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith will also attend. If Dos Equis ads are to be believed, the 73-year-old Goldsmith has some great party tricks up his sleeve, including acing the Rorschach test, demonstrating his left and right-handedness and showing off the German shepherd he taught to bark in Spanish.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik and Scott Sandell
What time are the Tony Awards? You don't need to break a leg to find out. The 66th annual Tony Awards will take place in a three-hour ceremony at New York's Beacon Theatre. The show will be broadcast at at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS --  live on the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West Coast. Theater fans who want to follow the red carpet live will have to content themselves with the Tonys' online feed at www.tonyawards.com , starting at 3 p.m. PDT. (And of course, we'll have fulll coverage on Culture Monster throughout the night.)
NEWS
May 30, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Mitt Romney was endorsed by former secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz at a fund-raiser here Wednesday night, with both arguing that Romney is best suited to right the nation's economy and standing in the world. Shultz noted that he had served Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan, and knew both Bushes well, and said he recognized leadership and saw it in Romney. “Look at these people, and you see they have good minds, not just intellects, but some sort of creative ability to grasp the depth of what's going on and that's really important and this man has that kind of mind,” Shultz told 300 people at a hilltop castle in this Bay Area suburb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001
Miriam "Mimi" Harris, 82, fund-raiser, political and charitable hostess and philanthropist who tried unsuccessfully to save the Beverly Hills Club. The native New Yorker earned a bachelor's degree at New York University and studied at Yale and New York's New School for Social Research. In Hollywood, she joined Marty Poll to operate the successful motion picture financing company M and M Movies. As a fund-raiser, Harris filled coffers for both parties, the Democrats for John F.
NEWS
November 6, 1990
Maurice Hexter, 99, a major fund-raiser for Jewish causes in British-mandate Palestine and across the United States. Hexter joined the the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York in 1938 on his return from Palestine, and by 1967, as executive vice president, distributed nearly $500 million to its health and welfare agencies.
NEWS
May 10, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
One day after he announced a reversal of his position on same-sex marriage, President Obama heads to the West Coast for fund-raising events in Seattle and Los Angeles. His first public comments since the ABC News interview revealing his position will come at a fund-raiser at Seattle's Paramount Theater at 6 p.m. PDT. General admission tickets for the event started at $1,000. Earlier he'll attend a more intimate $35,800-per-couple brunch at the home of a local real-estate executive, according to the Seattle Times.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
Children murder one another in a multitude of gruesome and memorable ways in "The Hunger Games," deploying spears, arrows, rocks, venomous wasps, mutant wolves and their bare hands in a televised gladiatorial death match. The juvenile slaughterfest depicted in the film and its source material, Suzanne Collins' trilogy of bestselling young adult novels, may give audiences (particularly parents) pause — is this what contemporary entertainment has come to? But violence committed by and against children has a long, grisly tradition in literature — as an allegory for adult cruelty, a representation of the emotional volatility of adolescence and a tension-raiser for audiences.
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