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November 21, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
By the time it rolls down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Rotary International's Rose Bowl float will have been touched by the hands of 1,500 volunteers. The first 25 of them have already started the essential but laborious task of cutting dried flowers. Armed with scissors and fortified with candy bars and coffee, volunteers from the Orange Senior Citizens Community Center on Olive Street were busy all weekend snipping the tiny leaves off thousands of dried burgundy-hued straw flowers.
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December 20, 1994 | ED BOND
Tiny Raulito Figueroa of Guatemala City can "smile like gangbusters" now, say his American hosts, thanks to open heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center arranged by a Valencia-based group with financial backing from several San Fernando Valley Rotary clubs.
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May 14, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
After years of donating their time and money to help disaster victims in other parts of the world, members of Rotary clubs in the San Fernando Valley now find themselves in the unusual situation of accepting donations to disburse close to home. More than $800,000 from Rotary clubs throughout the world, including $400,000 from Japan, has been raised for earthquake relief as grants and loans to nonprofit agencies from the Valley's chapters.
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May 10, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Rotary International will present the Mission College Foundation with a $10,000 grant for earthquake repairs Saturday. District 5260 of Rotary International will hold an assembly Saturday morning at the college's Campus Center, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, that will include 31 clubs from the San Fernando and Antelope valleys, Bishop and Mammoth. District Gov. Richard J. Olinn and San Fernando/Sylmar Rotary President Harry Bostwick will then award the grant at the assembly's conclusion.
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February 22, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The Rotary Club will begin cleaning up a stretch of Seal Beach Boulevard on a regular basis in what city officials hope will be the first of several "adopt-a-road" programs sponsored by groups in the city. The Rotary Club has taken responsibility for a roughly two-mile portion of the boulevard between Pacific Coast Highway and the San Diego Freeway. Rotary members and their families will periodically remove litter that collects along the roadway and on adjacent sidewalks.
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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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May 14, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
The Rotary Club of Fountain Valley has raised $10,000 for the city's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The funds will enable the program to continue for another year, officials said. Police Capt. Rod Gillman said the city will not receive state grants to help fund the DARE program for the 1993-94 school year. The donation "means a lot to the department," Gillman said. "It will make it possible for us to carry on the DARE program for another year.
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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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