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April 1, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A City Council plan to pursue a law that allows police to act as immigration agents is spreading alarm through churches and nonprofit agencies that serve the poor. "Police have worked long and hard, to their credit, to build trust through community policing," said Scott Mather, chairman of Orange Cares, a group of 25 churches and nonprofit agencies. "This could put a chill on everyone."
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February 22, 1985 | JANE GALBRAITH \f7
Eighteen people will receive awards from the Orange County Human Relations Commission for their contributions to human and civil rights issues in Orange County during the past year. The awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. The ceremony marks the 14th anniversary of the Human Relations Commission, formed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
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August 15, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A program that serves meals to the city's homeless has a permanent location, thanks to a grant from the St. Joseph Health System Foundation. Orange Cares, comprising churches, nonprofit groups and government agencies, received a check for $35,000 from the foundation to buy two modular buildings that community activist Mary McAnena has been using as a kitchen and dining room to feed the homeless.
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November 8, 2000 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tests showed that about 100,000 Christmas toys quarantined in a warehouse at the former El Toro Marine base are not contaminated with radiation or asbestos, the Navy said Tuesday. The gifts, left over from last year's toy drives by a coalition of community groups, are intended to be distributed to needy children this holiday season. However, fear of contamination caused the Navy to keep them locked up until tests showed they were safe to distribute. Scott Mather, spokesman for St.
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January 7, 1989 | JACK JONES and JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writers
Friday wasn't the coldest day Southern California ever had, but with stiff breezes blowing down off new snow on the mountains, it was no scorcher. Chilly, 25-m.p.h. northeast gusts in coastal areas eased by evening, giving weekend temperatures a chance to rise slightly--but not much--from Friday's Los Angeles Civic Center high of 54 degrees. Nights will continue to be cold through the weekend with lows in the 30s and 40s, according to the National Weather Service.
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February 25, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Mary's Kitchen, a charity that serves hot meals to homeless people, received final City Council approval this week to move into temporary quarters at the city's Corporation Yard. Charity officials hope to start serving meals from the new location as early as mid-April. They are searching for a permanent site for the kitchen once the group's one-year lease with the city expires next year.
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March 7, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA
The embattled charity Share Our Selves has been offered a $200,000 challenge grant from the Fieldstone Co., a Newport Beach home-builder, and the Irvine-based Fieldstead & Co. to help buy a new home for the organization, the charity's directors announced Tuesday. Donations for the purchase that are received by SOS before July 1 will be matched dollar for dollar by the two firms, up to a total of $200,000. "This gives us a big boost," SOS founder and Executive Director Jean Forbath said.
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December 30, 1987 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
When 153 people bunked down at the National Guard Armory in Santa Ana the other night, the number of available beds in the county to accommodate the homeless rose about 30%. Two years ago, the Coalition for the Homeless found that about 3,000 people were using shelters or cheap motels. Another 2,000 were believed to be sleeping in the streets. Now there are 6,000 to 7,000 homeless people in Orange County. Two years ago, there were just 500 available beds for them.
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December 25, 2002 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
When organizers of Toys for Tots opened one of their storage warehouses at the former El Toro Marine base, they expected to find it half full. Instead, it was empty, and the unexpected shortage made them fret that a lot of needy children would go without Christmas presents, especially in Orange County. But an appeal to the public in recent days has helped fill the gap, and the group has about 80% of the toys needed, said Scott Mather, a toy organizer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
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November 27, 2004 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Two Orange County shelters will open Wednesday for four months, providing relief from chilly nights for about 300 of Orange County's roughly 35,000 homeless people. "We're just trying to provide somewhere for people to come in and sleep with some comfort," said Scott Mather, coordinator of the county's cold-weather shelter program. "If I had my way, we'd have [the shelters] open year-round."
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