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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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!'
NEWS
June 13, 1991 | DIANNE KLEIN
A quaint little comedy was playing out in Garden Grove the other day. It was a series, really, parts one, two, and three and there may be more after that. Some influential Rotarians, big boys every one, were in a huff because a woman wanted to join their all-male club. My 4-year-old daughter has a Berenstain Bears book with a similar theme called "Girls Not Allowed." In the end, the boy bears see that they've been shortsighted fools. Girls can be a lot of fun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite objections by nearly half of its membership, the Garden Grove Rotary Club on Wednesday admitted its first female member. Woo England, 50, a bank vice president, was approved for membership by the club's board of directors last week, but her acceptance was challenged by Rotarian Robert Rubenstein, who sent a letter to the club's 65 members urging them to overturn the board's decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1991 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a lively debate over Measure J at a Santa Ana Rotary Club luncheon meeting Wednesday, the Rotarians took a straw poll in which the jail tax initiative on next Tuesday's ballot was given the thumbs down by a margin of more than 4 to 1. Some Rotarians said that although new jail facilities are needed, now is not the time to raise taxes to pay for them. They also said their 37 to 9 vote against Measure J could reflect the sentiment of voters countywide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1991 | LEN HALL
In the small, pine-paneled building in the Mission Flats neighborhood of San Juan Capistrano last week, nearly all 33 people in the room were talking at once. At meetings conducted by the South Coast Literacy Council, that is precisely the idea. Teaching the English language, and getting newcomers to speak it, is what the all-volunteer organization was formed to do.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Days after Soviet troops killed civilians in the streets of Riga in Latvia, the country's president, Anatolijs Gorbunovs, went on television to explain why the assault had been necessary. On his lapel was a small gold cog about the size of a button that means he is a member, albeit honorary, of the Rotary Club. Rotary member Lennart Arfwidsson, watching the broadcast from his home across the Baltic Sea in Sweden, felt shame. "Should we wait for more democracy before we continue to open clubs?"
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