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April 10, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Under an agreement with the Fullerton Rotary Club, the city has agreed to cut ticket prices for its annual Fourth of July Community Fireworks and Festival. In exchange, the civic group will contribute $6,000 toward event costs and provide up to 70 volunteers to staff the festival. The Rotary Club also will promote ticket sales, collect ticket revenue, staff ticket booths and provide a report on its activities after the event.
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March 30, 1990 | LESLIE HERZOG
The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa has distributed 1,800 seedling trees to third-graders in 28 public and private schools and special educational programs in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. This is the 22nd year in which the club has delivered trees to celebrate Arbor Day, according to Donal C. Noonan, Arbor Day committee chairman. National Arbor Day falls on April 27, while California Arbor Day was earlier this month.
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September 5, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Rotary clubs from 15 Orange County cities have raised $13,000 to begin construction on an elementary school in Libertad, Mexico, a suburb of Tijuana. Clubs from Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, El Toro, Mission Viejo, Tustin, Brea, Costa Mesa, Placentia, Irvine, Newport Beach and Anaheim contributed to the project.
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January 3, 1991
Rotary Clubs from Southern California plan to plant 50,000 to 75,000 trees in Orange County by the end of this year. To kick off the program, Rotary Club officials gathered Wednesday morning on Lukens Mountain in Angeles National Forest to plant several hundred pines and cedars in 2-gallon and 5-gallon containers. The clubs hope to plant 250,000 trees by the end of 1991, said George Grossman, district governor for Rotary Clubs in Orange County.
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November 27, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Evelyn Anderson didn't prepare Thanksgiving dinner, America was fighting World War II--the wounds of Pearl Harbor the winter before still fresh and deep. That was 50 years ago. "This time, I told my children and grandchildren, 'I'm not fixin' any turkey. I've paid my dues,' " Anderson, 68, said Thursday, adding that one of her daughters all but went into shock. "She said, 'What? You're not gonna cook dinner? Mom!'
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September 10, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
If you ask members of the Van Nuys Rotary Club how far they can stretch a dollar, they'll tell you all the way to Mexico. Rather than let old fire trucks and ambulances be put out to pasture by Southland cities, which can no longer afford the liability insurance, club members are snatching them up at discounted prices--as low as $1--and giving them new life south of the border.
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June 25, 1988
The Los Angeles Police Department's school anti-drug program received a $100,000 donation from Rotary Club of Los Angeles. It was the second year in a row that the service club gave that amount to the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, under which 52 police officers are assigned full time to teach children the dangers of drug use at 347 elementary and 58 junior high schools. Since its formation in 1983, 150,000 children have gone through the 17-week course.
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August 2, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an exchange program to promote cultural understanding, a Valley Rotary district is seeking four people to visit India in January. The four participants can be from any professional background, including teaching, business management and law enforcement. For about a month they will live in Madurai, a large city near India's southern tip, said John D. Alexander, chairman of the group study exchange of Rotary District 5260.
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