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October 1, 1992
The Glendale Corps of the Salvation Army has received a $45,000 grant to help fund the refurbishment of Virginia Hall, which houses several of social service programs, including daily lunches for the needy. The grant comes from the Glendale Community Foundation's Thomson Family Donor-advised Fund, established by Joe and Virginia Thomson.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1994 | JAN STEVENS
Citing overly aggressive soliciting from charities, corporate officials from Sav-on have banned the Salvation Army's annual holiday fund-raising appeal at the company's drugstore in Ventura. Richard Lucas, manager of the Sav-on at 5900 Telegraph Road, on Thursday told officials of the charity to take down their kettle stand and not send a bell-ringer to the site today. Bell-ringers had been at the store for the last two weeks. In addition, the K mart store at 1739 S. Victoria Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998 | JOHN POPE
The Salvation Army, which provides food, clothing and other services for needy families, has relocated several of its Orange County offices. "These new locations represent an increased ability by the Salvation Army to make a difference in the lives of deserving Orange County families by being more accessible," said Dolores Barrett, program director. * The Anaheim office, which serves that city, Buena Park, Orange and Villa Park, recently moved to 1515 W. North St. Information: (714) 491-1020.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1998
Camarillo resident Mary Allen Winchell died Tuesday after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. She was 78. Winchell was born April 9, 1920, in Brown County, Ind. As a young woman, Winchell served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She was a 47-year resident of West Los Angeles and Palm Desert. She volunteered at the Salvation Army and also served as president of its Women's Auxiliary in the 1970s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990 | MONICA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 61-year-old Salvation Army supervisor who was accidentally shot in the head with a gun left in a bag of donations has died, and El Cajon police said they will go through receipts given out by workers in an effort to determine who might have dropped off the pistol. James Irwin Brower, 61, of Alpine died Tuesday evening at UC San Diego Medical Center, several hours after being shot by co-worker Connie (C. W.) Wayne Overby, 51.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1991 | DAYE CLARK
The 50-member Salvation Army Band will present a concert Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Spurgeon United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Gwen Ehrenborg will portray Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, in a dramatic presentation. Ehrenborg is an ordained Methodist minister and has served as a missionary in Africa and Mexico. The Salvation Army has been in existence for 112 years and now numbers 3 million members in 91 countries of the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1998 | TOM BECKER
The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center on Van Nuys Boulevard helps 80 men battle drug and alcohol addiction every day through its 12-step program, but officials there think they can do more. High atop their wish list is construction of a 10-bed transitional house for program graduates and another 15-bed facility for women addicted to alcohol and drugs--projects that could cost as much as $400,000 each, said Capt. Hendrik Aalders, an administrator at the center.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2010 | By Stuart Pfeifer
By day, Henry Graciani oversees a 54-bed treatment center for alcoholics and drug addicts who come to him broke and hopeless. After work, he makes a quick drive to the $1.3-million Santa Monica home he shares with his wife and three children. Graciani is not a high-paid executive returning to a beach retreat. He and his wife, Dina, are career Salvation Army officers who bring home $25,000 per year -- combined . They are among dozens of the charity's officers in Southern California who are paid modest salaries but given rent-free housing -- some in high-priced communities such as Rancho Palos Verdes, Seal Beach and Santa Monica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1996 | JOHN DART
Millions of Americans each Thanksgiving thank heaven for their blessings great and small, and a number of them add the Salvation Army to their list because of its long dedication to social service. Some people who are doubly thankful will take part in a two-hour Thanksgiving musical program Sunday at the Army's Congress Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Among those singing in the 4 p.m.
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