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October 7, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was quietly on his way to becoming one of the state's leading crusaders for the poor. He was a man committed to alleviating homelessness who was also creative and articulate, who could persuade a skittish city council to find room for a homeless shelter and organize a news conference to tout the project with equal finesse.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was quietly on his way to becoming one of the state's leading crusaders for the poor. He was a man committed to alleviating homelessness who was also creative and articulate, who could persuade a skittish city council to find room for a homeless shelter and organize a news conference to tout the project with equal finesse.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Scott Mather sank into a chair across from six of his closest associates one cloudy afternoon in mid-March, he had a good idea of what was about to unfold. The group, all of them leaders in the California Homeless Coalition that Mather chaired, had gathered in the fifth-floor conference room of the United Methodist Church building in downtown Los Angeles. The first to speak was the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Scott Mather sank into a chair across from six of his closest associates one cloudy afternoon in mid-March, he had a good idea of what was about to unfold. The group, all of them leaders in the California Homeless Coalition that Mather chaired, had gathered in the fifth-floor conference room of the United Methodist Church building in downtown Los Angeles. The first to speak was the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1990
I'm writing in support of Scott Mather, who apparently "borrowed" money that should have gone toward insurance payments rather than to him ("Insurer Admits He Defrauded County Shelters," April 14). I had the occasion to meet and briefly work with Mather last year during the filming of a documentary on the homeless situation in Orange County. Since that day, I've remembered his and his staff's cooperation and generosity. So, reading of him last week, I was initially shocked that he would do such a thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1987
With any issue, it's always dangerous to make sweeping statements. Although I was pleased to see Thomas Tierney's excellent commentary "Shelter for All" (Oct. 18), there is a point that I think needs to be clarified. In his article, Tierney stated "some assistance is given from the labyrinth of welfare entitlements and private charities, but these measures are designed for subsistence, not restoration of self-esteem." In Orange County there are shelters that are designed for restoration of self-esteem and not merely for subsistence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1990
Some important questions remain since Scott Mather, one of the most tireless advocates for the poor and homeless in Orange County, acknowledged that he defrauded at least five charities of more than $27,000 in phony insurance policies over the last five years. Mather, an independent insurance agent, repaid much of the money by taking out a second mortgage on his house. The most intriguing question is, of course, why did Mather do it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of California's closely knit community of homeless advocates acknowledged Tuesday that they began to suspect that prominent activist Scott Mather had sold them questionable insurance policies months before his public admission. But they denied covering up his activities to protect their own programs.
NEWS
April 14, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of California's leading homeless advocates admitted Friday there "is truth to the charges" that he defrauded several homeless shelters of at least $27,350 in phony insurance policies and instead used the money for himself. Scott Mather, who was chairman of the Orange County Homeless Issues Task Force and also served on the boards of several other local charities, offered no excuse for his actions and said he is "ashamed and saddened."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1989
Mitch Snyder, a nationally known advocate for the homeless, will meet with local housing groups and organizations aiding the homeless this evening to rally support for a march on Washington scheduled for Oct. 7. Organizers hope to gather hundreds of thousands of demonstrators from around the country to urge Congress and the Bush Administration to create more affordable housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1990
Some important questions remain since Scott Mather, one of the most tireless advocates for the poor and homeless in Orange County, acknowledged that he defrauded at least five charities of more than $27,000 in phony insurance policies over the last five years. Mather, an independent insurance agent, repaid much of the money by taking out a second mortgage on his house. The most intriguing question is, of course, why did Mather do it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1990
I'm writing in support of Scott Mather, who apparently "borrowed" money that should have gone toward insurance payments rather than to him ("Insurer Admits He Defrauded County Shelters," April 14). I had the occasion to meet and briefly work with Mather last year during the filming of a documentary on the homeless situation in Orange County. Since that day, I've remembered his and his staff's cooperation and generosity. So, reading of him last week, I was initially shocked that he would do such a thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of California's closely knit community of homeless advocates acknowledged Tuesday that they began to suspect that prominent activist Scott Mather had sold them questionable insurance policies months before his public admission. But they denied covering up his activities to protect their own programs.
NEWS
April 14, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of California's leading homeless advocates admitted Friday there "is truth to the charges" that he defrauded several homeless shelters of at least $27,350 in phony insurance policies and instead used the money for himself. Scott Mather, who was chairman of the Orange County Homeless Issues Task Force and also served on the boards of several other local charities, offered no excuse for his actions and said he is "ashamed and saddened."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1987
With any issue, it's always dangerous to make sweeping statements. Although I was pleased to see Thomas Tierney's excellent commentary "Shelter for All" (Oct. 18), there is a point that I think needs to be clarified. In his article, Tierney stated "some assistance is given from the labyrinth of welfare entitlements and private charities, but these measures are designed for subsistence, not restoration of self-esteem." In Orange County there are shelters that are designed for restoration of self-esteem and not merely for subsistence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1988
Advocates for the poor staged another demonstration at Santa Ana's Civic Center plaza Monday to protest the city's policy of confiscating the unattended belongings of homeless people. The policy, which went into effect at the end of May, is part of the city's effort to clean up grounds near the Civic Center, where many homeless people sleep and store their bedrolls, clothes and food.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Agriculture inspectors fanned out across Orange County this morning to assess crop damage after a blast of Arctic air sent temperatures plummeting to below freezing before dawn. "We're going to get some damage in the more sensitive citrus crops--strawberries, avocados, squash, peppers and tomatoes," said John Ellis, deputy agriculture commissioner for Orange County.
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